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If Momma Coulda Seen Me is a song written by Steve Earle and performed by Gunnar Scott in the Season One episode A Picture from Life's Other Side. Still depressed after losing his brother, Gunnar performs the song at a dive bar as Will looks on.

It appears on The Music of Nashville (Season 1, Volume 1) soundtrack.

Lyrics

If my momma coulda seen me in this prison
She would cry, but she can't.
She'd wanna know if I was learning my lesson
I would lie, but I ain't.
She could never tell me different
Cause i listened with my mouth.
So they sent me up the river and I'm never getting out.

If my momma couda seen me in this prison.
She would cry, but she can't.
If my momma couda seen me in these chains
She would be fit to be tied.
She was buried that may cause i was barely
Thirteen when she died.
Well, I reckon she's in heaven and i know that I'm
In hell.
Noboday hears you praying in a solitary cell.

If my momma coulda saw me in these chains
She'd be fit to be tied.
Ah, well, rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief.
Ain't nobody never causin' momma any grief.
First time, never mind, third strike, calendar.
We found that i'm a fool beyond a shadow
Of doubt.

If momma coulda seen me in this prison
It'd break her poor heart.
Took her dreams and damned if i didn't tear everyone apart.
Now I get down on my knees nearly every single day.
And I thank the lord that she never had to see me This way.

If momma coulda seen me in this prison.
It'd break her poor heart.
Said, if my momma coulda seen me in this prison
It'd break her poor heart.

Videos

Season One Songs
A Showman's LifeAll My AngelsAlready GoneAmerican BeautyBack HomeBitter MemoryBoys & BusesBuried UnderCasinoChange Your MindChanging GroundConsider MeFade Into YouFor Your GloryGun for a MouthHangin' on a LieHo HeyHypnotizingI Will FallI'll Be There (If You Want Me)I'm a GirlI'm A Lonesome FugitiveIf I Didn't Know BetterIf Momma Coulda Seen MeIn The Arms of a Jealous GodIt's My LifeKeep Asking WhyKissLet There Be LonelyLooking for a Place to ShineLove Like MineLove's Ring of FireLoving You is the Only Way to FlyMatchbox BluesMoon is HighNo One Will Ever Love YouNothing in this World Will Ever Break My Heart AgainOne Works BetterPapa Writes to JohnnyPeace in the ValleyPostcard from MexicoShineSideshowStompin' GroundsStronger than MeTelescopeTelescopeThe End of the DayThe Morning of the RainTough All OverTwist of BarbwireTwist of BarbwireUndermineUsedWe Are WaterWhen the Right One Comes AlongWrong SongYellin' From the RooftopYou Ain't Dolly (And You Ain't Porter)

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