CHIDI

CHIDI

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R & B - Soul | lONDON, United Kingdom
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Member Since: 2007
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Song Description

A daughter who has tried to live up to a mental image of a father who died before he could see her achievements and give her the approval she desperatley needs. She has dated men who remind her of her father in an unconsciouse attempt to gain approval. Fi

Story Behind the Song

My Father emigrated when i was 16yrs old and died when i was 23. I didn't see him in that time, and a lot was left unsaid. I wrote this song as i came to the realisation that i had to say a formal goodbye in order to move on with my life.

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Lyrics

I wrote this song for you today daddy, did you know that I could sing?
And i try to please you in every way daddy, so your approval i can win.
I try to be just like you daddy, so i work so hard to gain your love; the Holy Grail.
You were supposed to live forever to see me through the stormy weather and in good times hold my hand, but instead, you're absent without leave, absent without leave.

Didn't get to lay you to rest daddy, you're still alive to me.
In some distant place some far away land, with the answers that i need.
I've got to lay my head down daddy, worked my fingers to the bone, but i can't work no more.
I don't hate you, i don't berate you, far from it i respect you. You did your best for me. But still, you're absent without leave, absent without leave.

Gotta say goodbye to you today daddy, coz i know that i gotta move on, i'm grown and independant daddy and i know that i gotta be strong.
Can't keep searching for you in every man daddy, you're far beyond my reach, so i'll let you rest in peace.
I met the man who holds my soul and breathes the words that make me whole, his name is Abba Father (and he loves me) so now, i can give you permission to leave, i can give you permission to leave, said i give you permission to leave.
But i miss you, said i miss you., i miss you.......

Song Length
4:27
Genres
R & B - Soul, Blues - Gospel
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal
Moods
Poignant, Composed

Subject Matter
Father, Searching for Love

Similar Artists
Mary J. Blige, Tracy Chapman
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits chidi
Music Credits chidi
Producer Credits noel robinson
Publisher Credits chidi
Performance Credits chidi
Label Credits selah music