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Good Intentions

This song is by Randy Travis and appears on the album Always & Forever (1987) and on the album Super Hits (2000).

Mama always prayed that I'd be a better man than Daddy
And I determined not to let her down
Deserted by the man she loved
And left to raise four children
We were the local gossip of the town

I promised her that I'd live right
And not be like the others
But I wound up in jail on Christmas Day
I told her I'd be home and not to worry 'bout my brothers
When I got home my Mom had passed away

And I hear tell the road to hell
Is paved with good intentions
But Mama my intentions were the best
There's lots of things in my life
I'd just as soon not to mention
Looks like I turned out like all the rest
But Mama my intentions were the best

A little boy with big blue eyes
A-beggin' to go fishin'
I promised him but never took the time
Now they won't let me see him
And I sit here a-wishin'
Wishin' I could hold him one more time

And I hear tell the road to hell
Is paved with good intentions
But Mama my intentions were the best
There's lots of things in my life
I'd just as soon not to mention
Looks like I turned out like all the rest
But Mama my intentions were the best
But Mama my intentions were the best

Written by:

Randy Travis/Marvin Coe

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