Daddy was a Soldier

Demo

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Liner Notes

This song is another from the discard bin, it was a collaboration with Eric Davis that we just couldn't get to work. I decided to take his lyrics, mostly unchanged, and try to sing this one myself and this is what came of it.

Lyrics

Today was the big day, when the class would give their speech.
Katie waited patiently for her chance to speak.

Tommy spoke of his dad - the local town judge.
Sally's dad was a barkeep, known for serving suds

Katie's turn had come and you could see the fear in her face.
Katie's mind went blank and her heart began to race.

She was so scared that her words got all caught.
She took a moment to remember just what her momma had taught.

Then Katie said:

Daddy is a soldier, Daddy is a hard working man
Sent to fight for freedom, Upon a foreign land.
Daddy is a soldier, Daddy is a good hearted man
Daddy's coming home soon I just don't know when.

Katie talked about one time when her dad was home on a leave.
When he saw her the tears rolled down and he wiped them with his sleeve.

That little baby girl who had been his whole world.
Was no longer a baby Grown to his little girl.

In those few short weeks, Katie and dad were best friends
But before they knew it his leave came to an end

Katie begged her daddy "Daddy please don't do go away"
He said "one last tour and your Daddy's here to stay"

But for now:

Daddy is a soldier, Daddy is a hard working man
Sent to fight for freedom Upon a foreign land.
Daddy is a soldier Daddy is a good hearted man
Daddy's coming home soon I just don't know when.

Katie started to cry and the teacher held her hand.
Katie said there's one more thing you all need to understand
Last night momma got a call...
and she dropped the phone in tears.
She said my daddy died
and those words rang inside my ears.

Daddy was a soldier, Daddy was a hard working man
Sent to fight for freedom Upon a foreign land.
Daddy was a soldier Daddy was a good hearted man
Daddy's coming home soon on a plane full of men like him.

Daddy was a soldier Daddy was a hard working man
Sent to fight for freedom…Upon a foreign land.
Daddy was a soldier Daddy was a good hearted man
Daddy's finally coming home, a hero 'till the end.

© 2010 Eric Davis & Brian Morse / AquaMunkee Studios