Erwin de Ruiter

Erwin de Ruiter

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Story Behind the Song

A song inspired by a poem from a famous Dutch poet Willem Wilmink. Story all dads will understand. Recorded in Nashville, Johnny Cash with Mumford as his band.


Like all dads do

On most days I am in such a hurry
There is little time left for you
I do not respond to your questions
Get mad about silly things too
But in the evening I watch you closely
Give you a hug and touch your hair
Aha (2x)

Boy, I`ll be home coming back to you (promise !)
I`ll take you out in a day or two (promise !)
Hey Like all dads do
Hey Like all dads do

Dads working the coalmines
in business or in the jailhouse
Phoning: "Don`t wait
Sorry I`m running late."
Trying to make some bucks Lord knows I try
Just know I love you 'till the day I die
Aha (2x)


Lord help me to slow down
Bring me to safer ground
Let me escape from this rat race
And fly into oblivion

Aha (2x)
Instrumental (4x)

Look at your boy son in his clouds of pillows
Waking up still drunk with sleep
In the morning when he`s asking for attention
You`re in a hurry can`t stand a thing
Getting mad about silly things but you must be on your way
With the devil at your heels hey dad, nothing much to say?


Text/music: Erwin de Ruiter January 2013

Song Length
Country - Americana, Folk - Americana
Tempo / Feel
Medium Fast (131 - 150)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Stressed, Affable

Subject Matter
Love for Child, Father

Similar Artists
Johnny Cash, Mumford & Sons
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Erwin de Ruiter
Music Credits Erwin de Ruiter
Producer Credits Stacy Hogan
Performance Credits Chad Hudson