Please Daddy
Dwight Yoakam Lyrics


I woke up this morning, the room felt empty and bare
As i turned to the closet, your clothes were not there.
As i walked into the kitchen, i found our little girl with a note
as i read it to myself, the tears began to flow. And she said..


Please daddy don't cry that way
I know mommy left us, but that's o.k.
Please daddy don't cry so hard,
you don't know how it scares me and i wish that you would stop
Please daddy don't cry that way
'cause I'm right here beside you and i promise that I'll stay

I looked down at her, through tear stained eyes
It's as though you were there, in a tiny disguise
She clutches her pajamas with that soft little hand
See all this that is happening, she can't quite understand
and she says...

Please daddy don't cry that way
I know mommy left us, but that's o.k.
Please daddy don't cry so hard,
you don't know how it scares me and i wish that you would stop
Please daddy don't cry that way
'cause I'm right here beside you and i promise that I'll stay

I'm searching my heart, and trying to explain
But the words that come out are swollen with pain
she looks through my eyes right down to my soul
sees all the hurt that i can't control
and she says

Please daddy don't cry that way
I know mommy left us, but that's o.k.
Please daddy don't cry so hard,
you don't know how it scares me and i wish that you would stop
Please daddy don't cry that way
'cause I'm right here beside you and i promise that I'll stay

Please daddy don't cry that way,
I'm right here beside you and I promise that I'll stay

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Jason Halverson

got these online....


I woke up this morning, the room felt empty and bare
As i turned to the closet, your clothes were not there.
As i walked into the kitchen, i found our little girl with a note
as i read it to myself, the tears began to flow. And she said.
Please daddy don't cry that way
I know mommy left us, but that's o.k.
Please daddy don't cry so hard,
you don't know how it scares me and i wish that you would stop
Please daddy don't cry that way
'cause I'm right here beside you and i promise that I'll stay
I looked down at her, through tear stained eyes
It's as though you were there, in a tiny disguise
She clutches her pajamas with that soft little hand
See all this that is happening, she can't quite understand
and she says...
Please daddy don't cry that way
I know…



All comments from YouTube:

Marlon Millburn

It absolutely blows my mind that this man doesn't get the media attention of shall we say Toby Keith , Alan Jackson , Garth brooks , Trace Adkins and Brooks and Dunn. To me he is clearly more talented in music and on the big screen. I must be missing something. This song brought tears to my eyes I'm no macho man but I'm not an emotional wreck either. That was quite the song Mr Yoakam

Lucy Moser

Thought I heard every Dwight song, but happened on this one while listening to other videos of his. What a sad but beautiful song, done in dependable Dwight Style.. thx for posting. In my opinion, Dwight is one of the last true country singers, but more than that... he is one of the best.

Lilly Morrow

Can I get a AMEN! Can I get a Hallelujah!!😙🤪🤩🙃

William Loss

This song hits home hard. I just picture my father crying when I was 5 years old after my mother broke him. Like it was yesterday. with her cheating on him and her cold abusive ways to me. He was a strong man. God Bless his soul.

Vickie Koeppel

I love you Dwight but you need to make videos with all your songs .Your so hot to look at ,Keep up the great songs honey,so many women adore you ..This is from your number one fan Vickie Lynn K.

knucklehead0202

Heard Dwight on the radio this morning talking about how Merle Haggard was such an important friend to him and quoting songs like Holding Things Together, and how Merle could write songs like nobody else. Well, Dwight wrote this song and it is so underrated as to be ridiculous. Gives me chills....

Shaelene Yazzie

Kool Dwight Yoakam... He wrote this song in His teen.... Great song

knucklehead0202

Jesus, if you don't kinda cry when you hear this you just aren't human. Almost like kicking a sad puppy. Remember "You Never Even Called Me By My Name". They said it was the perfect country/western song. WRONG!THIS is the perfect country/western song. Damn.

Jason Halverson

i agree 100%, ive heard so many great singers with amazing voices that have one album out than fade away, radio refusing to play them cause they're "too country". nowadays if your young and pretty you got a record deal, it dont matter if you cant hold a tune with both hands. so sick of the excuse "well were broadening countrys appeal to a wider audience" well do you see pop singers adding fiddle and steel to their songs or rap artists adding a little twang? LOL no they stick to their genres

C.C. Corne'

Love this guy's music, I am a huge fan of the Yoakam...

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