Morgan Wallen Performs ‘Thought You Should Know,’ a Deeply Personal New Song Written For His Mother

Morgan Wallen
Morgan Wallen; Photos Courtesy Instagram
Morgan Wallen

Morgan Wallen returned to social media on Saturday (May 22) with a brand new song. 

The singer/songwriter shared an acoustic performance of “Thought You Should Know,” a song he wrote for his mom.

“I wrote this song for my mom a while ago. Seemed like an appropriate time to share it,” Wallen shared before his performance. 

The deeply personal lyrics offer fans a look into his life in the form of a phone call to his mother. Here are the lyrics to “Thought You Should Know.” 

What’s going on mama?
Something’s just dawned on me 
I ain’t been home in some months
Been chasing songs and women
Making some bad decisions
God knows I’m drinking too much 
Yeah, I know you’ve been worrying ‘bout me
You’ve been losing sleep since ’93 

I thought you should know that all those prayers you thought you wasted on me
Must’ve finally made their way on through
I thought you should know I got me a new girl down in Jefferson City and she lets me fish whenever I want to
Yeah, I’m still proud of where I came from
Still you’re only damn son
Can you believe I’m on the radio?
Just thought you should know, Thought you should know, Thought you should know

Oh by the way momma didn’t mean to ramble on ya
How’s everything back at home?
Yeah, how’s that garden coming?
Is dad still doing dumb shit?
How’d he keep you this long?
Yeah, I’m sorry to called you so late
I just miss you but anyway

I thought you should know that all those prayers you thought you wasted on me
Must’ve finally made their way on through
I thought you should know I got me a new girl down in Jefferson City and she lets me fish whenever I want to
Yeah, I’m still proud of where I came from
Still you’re only damn son
Can you believe I’m on the radio?
Just thought you should know, Thought you should know, Thought you should know

Yeah, I’m sorry to called you so late
I just miss you but anyway

I thought you should know that all those prayers you thought you wasted on me
Must’ve finally made their way on through
I thought you should know that I really like this girl down in Jefferson City and it turns out she’s a lot like you
Yeah, I’m still proud of where I came from
Still you’re only damn son
The bus is leaving so I gotta roll
Just thought you should know, Thought you should know, Thought you should know

Watch the performance clip below. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Wallen’s performance of “Thought You Should Know” comes just days after he returned to the stage for the first time since early February, popping up at Kid Rock’s Big Honky Tonk & Steakhouse on Wednesday evening (May 19). His surprise appearance included performances of his chart-topping single, “Whiskey Glasses,” and the fan-favorites “Sand In My Boots” and “Wasted On You” from his multi-week No.1 album, Dangerous: The Double Album

The East Tennessee native celebrated his 28th birthday on May 13 and marked the occasion with a social media post thanking his sister, Ashlyne, and friend, Andrew, for sticking by him during a tumultuous year. 

“27 brought a lot of the best and the worst times of my life,” he wrote. “These 2 didn’t flinch. Glad to see 28.” 

Wallen previously issued a handwritten letter to fans offering an update about his time away from the public eye, sharing that he’s “really worked on myself” throughout the past few months. 

“Not only has this time revealed to me the ways in which I want to improve, but it’s also reminded me that I am still very proud of who I am and the man I am becoming,” he wrote. 

Wallen has cancelled all upcoming tour dates but promised fans, “you’ll be seeing me sooner than later.” 

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