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"Mom To Man"
© Written by Jim Pollock and Landon Dutton
Performed by Jason Wyatt

STORY BEHIND THE SONG: My friend Landon Dutton shared a handwritten letter with me that his mother gave to him just before his wedding. You see, when Landon was 14, his father, Tommy, passed in a tragic accident and his mother took the reigns as the head of household and single-mother of 2 in southern Arkansas. Like many of us growing up, Landon's mother and he would have those parent/child conversations from time to time and they affectionately called them "Mom to Man" talks. It was our first song as co-writers, and we wanted it to be a tribute to her, single mother's everywhere and as a loving memorial to his father.

We hope you enjoy it and all the best!

Lyrics

Mom to Man
© Jim Pollock and Landon Dutton

V1
I keep a hand-written 3 page treasure in my top dresser drawer
Return address just says Mamma Route 1, Box 24
Those pages came just 1 week before my wedding day
15 years exactly since daddy passed away

Pre-Chorus
Mamma had an amazing way
She always knew the right words just like dad would say...she wrote

Chorus1
Son, treat her right & hold her tight even when you don't want to
Compromise if you have a fight, never be afraid to lose
Always do those silly things she likes & she'll do the same for you
I couldn't be prouder than I am, you're a good one son, and thanks for this Mom To Man

V2
If there was a medal for single mammas, she'd win one every time
She never missed a father son trip or a game on Friday night &
My letter jacket was somethin'... I knew she couldn't afford
But she'd just smile when I thanked her & say that's what Moms'r for &

Bridge
These 3 pages might bring tears but I clearly see...
Daddy's hand right there with mamma's as she wrote these words to me...

Chorus2
Son, listen close to all her hopes, every woman loves to dream
Hold her hand, just because you can, like your daddy did with me
Be the kind of friend she can count on & she'll be the only friend you need &

Never let your good book get, too far from your hand
Those words inside on love & life, answer questions you're gonna have
Say I love you every morning, someday you might not have the chance
I couldn't be prouder than I am, you're a good one son, and thanks for this Mom To Man

Tag
I keep a hand-written 3 page treasure in my top dresser drawer
Return address just says Mamma Route 1, Box 24