The Stone Coyotes

Mama, Take a Look at Me Now

03:24
The Stone Coyotes
B. Keith/D. Tibbles

Lyrics

When he was young his mama always used to say,
"Your movie star good looks gonna take you a long way"
But he hit a little detour on the way to the silver screen
Now he's out on the boulevard looking for a woman of means

Oh it all went south somehow
He said, "Mama take a look at me now."

He's got a picture in his wallet of when he was a high school kid
The women still like him but not as much as they did
He's been looking in the mirror feeling like he's over the hill
He'd go under the knife but there's no one to foot the bill

All his life he thought his star was gonna shine
Now he'd sell his soul for a bad bottle of wine
He said, "Mama mama mama I really did try to behave
But the way things are going I'll be lying in an unmarked grave"