I don't wanna be the momma no more

when my baby's home from war

No sad message at my door

I don't wanna be the momma no more

I don't wanna be the one in tears

when that letter confirms my worst fears

Quietly wait as the car nears

I don't wanna be the one in tears

I don't wanna have to be strong

Wander down a road that's lonely and long

'cause he was killed by the Viet Cong

I don't wanna have to be strong

I don't wanna be the momma no more

sobbing on the kitchen floor

He fought a cause worth fighting for

But I don't wanna be the momma no more.