Daddy Told Me

Story Behind The Song

The good ol days

Song Description


Song Length 3:37 Genre Country - Alternative, Country - Contemporary
Tempo Medium Slow (91 - 110) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Engaging, Composed Subject Father, Father
Similar Artists Bob Dylan, John Denver Language English
Era 2000 and later


In life to get by,
I really do try,
very hard to live by,
the old fashioned ways,
of how, my daddy lived his days,

He often told me, not to lie, and when he caught me, it made me cry,
and I still remember him say, son you'll be OK,
tomorrow's another day,

Daddy told me about the war,
the first time he wrecked a car,
of how it made him cry,
when some of his friends died,

Then we looked up in the sky, and the whole world felt like ours,
staring high up in the sky,
I just wished that we could fly,

Being young, I asked dad why?
why do people have to die?
Then I heard him sigh, and say,
my oh my oh my,
and he looked me in the eye, as I yearned for his reply,

Son, people are dying without,
and dying within,
with no way out,
hunger starves a friend,
death is much about,
bloody wars that never end,
the whole world, no doubt, suffers from serious sin,

Then we looked high up in the sky,
suddenly a shooting star went by,
and the whole world felt like ours,
as daddy told me about the stars,
Then I listened to him say,
tomorrow and everyday,
let nothing stand in your way,
and you'll succeed in life, OK,

Let nothing stand in you way, and you'll succeed in life, OK.

Producer Paramount Group Nashville Publisher Same
Label Catch A Rising Star Album
Clean Clean

Clean Clean

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