https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YmMiJH9qrw&t=55s

Words by Joe Givens....

WATCHIN MY BOY
PLAYIN ON THE FLOOR
TOY SOLDIERS ALL IN A LINE
HIS EYES SO RED AND SORE

HE SAT THERE STARIN AT ME
WITH BIG OLE SAD BLUE EYES
CHOKIN BACK THE HURT HE FELT
AND LOCKIN IT INSIDE

I WAS WATCHIN MY BOY


WE HADN'T SAID THAT MUCH
SINCE HIS MAMA WENT AWAY
THE PAIN KEPT GROWIN STRONGER
DIDN'T QUITE KNOW WHAT TO SAY

IF I COULD TRADE PLACES
I'D DO IT STILL TODAY
BUT IT WASN'T IN THE CARDS FOR US
LIFE DIDN'T GO THAT WAY

I WAS WATCHIN MY BOY
PLAYIN ON THE STORE


WHAT IF I COULD
RUN A LITTLE FASTER
THROW A LITTLE FARTHER
BE A LITTLE SMARTER

HIT THE BALL A LITTLE HARDER
DADDY COULD IT JUST BE YOU AND ME


WHAT IF I COULD
DRAW A LITTLE STRAIGHTER
JUMP A LITTLE HIGHER
OR BE A LITTLE QUIETER

DADDY COULD IT BE JUST YOU AND ME



HE STOOD STRAIGHT UP AND LOOKED AT ME
MUCH TO MY SURPRISE
CRAWLED RIGHT UP IN MY LAP
THEN HE BEGAN TO CRY

DADDY I'M SO SORRY
I MADE MAMA GO AWAY
TRIED TO BE A GOOD BOY
I REALLY DID BUT HEY

DIDN'T MEAN TO MAKE MAMA GO AWAY



YOU DON'T NEED
TO RUN ANY FASTER
THROW ANY FARTHER
BE ANY SMARTER

HIT THE BALL ANY HARDER
I'M YOUR DAD AND PROUD TO BE


YOU DON'T NEED
TO DRAW ANY STRAIGHTER
JUMP ANY HIGHER
OR BE ANY QUIETER

CAUSE I'M YOUR DAD AND I'M PROUD TO BE



BRIDGE.....

WELL I PUT HIM ON MY KNEE
AND LOOKED HIM IN THE EYE
SO DARN PROUD OF HIM
ALMOST MADE ME CRY

GROWIN UP TOO FAST
IT JUST WASN'T FAIR
SMILED AT MY
SAD LITTLE MAN

SON IT WASN'T YOUR FAULT
MAMA HAD TO GO AWAY
CAUSE HEAVEN CALLED HER HOME
ON THAT DAY


(REPEAT SECOND CHORUS)


TAG.............

CAUSE I AM YOUR DAD
AND I'M PROUD TO BE
YOU'RE ALREADY PERFECT TO ME

Last edited by Barry David Butler; 06/10/18 08:22 PM.