Daddy’s gonna show you what your're worth
and if he won’t show you silver or gold
daddy will give you his hand to hold
and if his hand won’t hold yours tight,
daddy will tell you stories at night
and if those stories ever get worn,
daddy will send you roses without thorns
and if those flowers wilt away,
daddy will promise you his love to stay
and if that love ever runs dry,
daddy will give you his shoulder to cry.
and if his shoulders ever freeze,
daddy will sail you through placid seas
and if his boat ever does sink,
daddy will make you your first drink
and if that drink turns your insides out,
daddy will give you real pain to cry about.
and if those words leave you unhurt,
daddy’s gonna drag your heart through the dirt.
Hush, little girl, don’t let daddy see
tears falling for the nothing you always will be.