No Charge

Lyrics Shared By: Jennifer

Johnny Cash:
Our little boy came up to his mama in the kitchen this evening
While she was fixing supper
And he handed her a piece of paper he'd been writing on
And after wiping her hands on her apron
She read it and this is what it said:

For mowing the yard - 5 dollars
For making my own bed this week - 1 dollar
And for going to the store - 50 cents
For playing with my little brother, while you went shopping- 25 cents
For taking out the trash - 1 dollar
For getting a good report card - 5 dollars
And for raking the yard - 2 dollars
Total amount owed - 14 dollars and 75 cents

Well, his mama looked at him standing there expectantly
And I could see the memories flashing through her mind
And so she picked up the pen and turning the paper over
This is what she wrote and I read it to him:

For the 9 months she carried you, growing inside her - NO CHARGE
For the nights we sat up with you, doctoring you, praying for you - NO CHARGE
For the time and the tears that you cost through the years, there's NO CHARGE
When you add it all up, the full cost of our love is NO CHARGE.

For the nights filled with dread and the worries ahead - NO CHARGE
For advice and for knowledge and the cost of your college - NO CHARGE
For the toys, food and clothes and for wiping your nose, there's NO CHARGE,
When you add it all up, the full cost of our love is NO CHARGE.

Well, when I finished reading, he had great big tears in his eyes
And he looked up at his mother and he said, "Mama, I sure do love you."
Then he took the pen and in great big letters
He wrote: "PAID IN FULL."

When you add it all up, the cost of real love is - June Carter: NO CHARGE

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