Grant Maloy Smith

Grant Maloy Smith

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Country - Americana | South Kingstown, Rhode Island, United States
Total Song Plays: 181   
Member Since: 2014
   Last Login: over 30 days ago
   Sounds Like: Lyle Lovett, Rodney Crowell

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Song Description

From the Billboard Top 10 American Roots album "Dust Bowl - American Stories. This song is about spending your father's last day on earth with him, remembering all of the good times and hard times. It's about learning to see yourself through HIS eyes, and

Story Behind the Song

From the Billboard Top 10 American Roots album "Dust Bowl - American Stories. This song is about spending your father's last day on earth with him, remembering all of the good times and hard times. It's about learning to see yourself through HIS eyes, and appreciating how he sees you.

Lyrics

Daddy, If You Have To Go
Words & Music © Grant Maloy Smith

"Daddy, don't go"
Said the grown-up child
Why can't we sit together
for a while?
Your eyes are tired
Lord, the things they've seen
I wish you'd squeeze my hand
and stay with me

But Daddy, if you have to go
Save me a place in Heaven
Forever never ends
I'll be with you again, I know
Daddy, if you have to go
Save me a place in Heaven
I'm not scared anymore
Daddy, if you have to go

We spent that day
Talking 'bout the past
The time I took your truck
and run her out of gas
We laughed and cried
and traded memories
I saw my life through your eyes
Smiling back at me

Chorus

We fell into silence
As the shadows climbed the wall
I watched your chest a-rising
With each breath I watched it fall
I thought about my mama
and I knew you missed her, too
Taken way too early
But you'll be there with her soon

So Daddy, if you have to go
Save me a place in Heaven
Forever never ends
I'll be with you again, I know
Daddy, if you have to go
Save me a place in Heaven
I'm not scared anymore
Daddy, if you have to go
I'm not scared anymore
Daddy, go
I ain't scared anymore
Daddy, go

Song Length
3:36
Genres
Country - Americana, Country - Traditional
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Moving, Poignant

Subject Matter
Father, Sadness

Similar Artists
Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks
Language
English
Era
1930 - 1939

Lyric Credits Grant Maloy Smith
Music Credits Grant Maloy Smith
Producer Credits Grant Maloy Smith & Jeff Silverman
Publisher Credits Grant Maloy Smith
Performance Credits Grant Maloy Smith
Label Credits Suburban Cowboy LLC