From the recording Daddy Loves You

Written, produced and performed by Johnny King


As I bounced you on my knee
Daddy had dreams of how you’d turn out to be
Make me proud
When you guys were babies, boy you could scream so loud
And dinnertime,
One of you’s sleepy, the other wants to climb, out the chair
To keep you guys safe we in-tro-duced you to fear,
A big mistake, because
When innocence leaves then guilt moves in right away
But that’s okay, cause
You can never say I love you too many times
Or hold your loved ones for too long
Time is the one thing we’ll never get back, so
Give it your best all along, and remember this
That Daddy loves you
Daddy loves you
I adore you, baby
And I’m all for you, yeah
High school, your big day
I knew you’d ‘B Sharp’ when you finally hit the stage
And I was proud
And your eyes lit up when you saw me in the crowd
To represent
It’s times like these reminds me you were heaven sent, just for me
And Daddy made sacrifices you couldn’t see
Or understand
While I’m my dad’s kid you’ve only known me the man
That I am
So father and child we grew apart
But I only wanted what’s best for you
My actions don’t always reflect my heart
I did I all I knew to do, so remember this
That Daddy loves you
Yes Daddy loves you
Yeah, I adore you
I’m all for you, baby
But there came a time when you didn’t wanna talk to dear old dad
Never thought I’d hear words like I hate you, that made me real sad
We’ve had our times when we both felt so all alone
It’s pain and pride that makes us not pick up the phone
Your all grown and I’m still proud you’re my child
But who would imagine you’d live your life out loud,
Louder than me
We seldom crossed paths and we don’t always agree
Neither did mine
But life is so short that we should not waste our time
With what is now his-story
We could not be more different though you look just like me, that’s what they say
And the harvest we reap’s what we’ve sown along the way
Daddy loves you baby         
As I bounced you on my knee
Your daddy had dreams of how you’d turn out to be
Daddy loves you