You grew up never knowing your daddy
Momma told you tales of how he left you
when you were just a baby. But child,
if she was honest, she’ll say she never knew him.
Today you walk around with a space in your heart
that no one can fill, but the warmth of your daddy.
How can I tell you, that somehow you’ve got to quit
searching for him. He’s long gone, he was never there.
But you are here, you matter and now you’re a Daddy.
Daddy came and went, never stayed long enough
to tell you he loved you. Always picked a fight with mother,
said you were a mistake, or so you thought you heard.
You believe that cause it’s easier than not knowing what
he feels for you at all. You create stories to ease the pain
of seeing Tommy’s Dad at the ball game, but not yours.
So you joined the gang, hid your tears and turned to madness.
The streets got you, they stole your heart, now you’re in jail
Daddy was home, but never really home was he?
He left with another, had other children, never looked back
You swore you won’t be like him, and so you vowed you’ll never marry
But instead you turned to philandering, took their innocence, broke their hearts
laughed at their pain. They all bear the mark of the beast that is you.
You over-achieve, reach higher, forever climbing, but deep down inside
you don’t feel worthy, you’re just a baby, confused in your anguish
Someday you awake to the fact you caused more pain than him
Will it be too late to make amends for all the pain you caused then?
Fatherless son, brother, friend
God is your father, from Him you can take your direction
Daddy left you, Daddy not home, no worries you’re not lost
My Father made you, Daddy was the conduit, you still have a Father
Now you are a father, be who he should have been, rise up from your slumber
Forgive him and move on, you can’t rearrange the past, but today calls
your name, a new destiny, a new history for your bloodline
It takes a village, when forgiveness is done, open your heart
Life is calling, your destiny awaits for you to wake up