4th Place | “Daddy Went To Heaven, Momma Went To Hell”

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“Daddy Went To Heaven, Momma Went To Hell”
Written by Ben Wilson
Elk Grove, California

Daddy sang in the choir
Momma starred in a film noir
When she first got weird at high school talent night
Pa was a lamb, Ma was a gator
She tied the knot tight nine months later
Knowin’ she loved the dark and sought the light

Daddy went to heaven, Momma went to hell
The Angels sang while the devil wished them well
He thought he could change her and prayed he’d live to tell
Daddy went to heaven, Momma went to hell

Momma lived bar to bar
Breakin’ homes and wreckin’ cars
And drinkin’ every dime my daddy had
Pa took the blame, Ma showed no shame
They played that co-dependent game
‘Cause some like ‘em good, and some like ‘em bad

Daddy went to heaven, Momma went to hell
The Angels sang while the devil wished them well
He thought he could change her and prayed he’d live to tell
Daddy went to heaven, Momma went to hell

It’s a cryin’ shame how opposites attract
Always makin’ up for what the other lacks

Daddy went to heaven, Momma went to hell
The Angels sang while the devil wished them well
He thought he could change her and prayed he’d live to tell
Daddy went to heaven, Momma went to hell

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