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Four years old with my back to the door,
All I could hear was the family war,
Your selfish hands always expecting more,
Am I your child,
Or just a charity ward

You have a hollowed out heart
But it's heavy in your chest
I try so hard to fight it but it's hopeless,
Hopeless (Hopeless)
You're hopeless

Oh, father
Please, father
I'd love to leave you alone
But I can't let you go
Oh, father
Please, father
Put the bottle down
For the love of a daughter

It's been five years since we've spoken last
And you can't take back what we never had
Oh, I can be manipulated only so many times
(So many times)
Before even "I love you"
(Before I love you)
Starts to sound like a lie

You have a hollowed out heart
But it's heavy in your chest
I try so hard to fight it
But it's hopeless, (hopeless)
You're hopeless

Oh, father
Please, father
I'd love to leave you alone
But I can't let you go
Oh, father
Please, father
Put the bottle down
For the love of a daughter

Don't you remember I'm your baby girl?
How could you push me out of your world?
Lied to your flesh and your blood
Put your hands on the ones that you swore you love

Don't you remember I'm your baby girl?
How could you throw me right out of your world?
So young when the pain had begun
Now forever afraid of being loved

Oh, father
Please, father
I'd love to leave you alone
But I can't let you go
Oh, father
Please, father
Oh, father
Please, father
Put the bottle down
For the love of a daughter

For the love of a daughter



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    nabella09Dec 23, 2011 at 7:13 pm
    Demi lovato wrote this song about her father, he was an alcholic who abused her, her sister and her mother then left home when she was 5, she wrote this song as a way of dealing with her feelings of the situation. She originally wanted to put this song on her album "here we go again" however because she was with disney at the time they thought the younger audience she had would not be able to understand the meaning of the song. Now that she has left disney she felt it was time to put this song on her album "unbroken" as it is a true reflection of all the things she has been through and like she said in an interview it is almost like a diary.
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    UnregisteredSep 23, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Four years old with my back to the door
    All I could hear was the family war
    Your selfish hands always expecting more
    Am I your child, or just a charity ward?

    You have a hollowed-out heart
    But it's heavy in your chest
    I try so hard to fight it
    But it's hopeless, hopeless
    (Hopeless)
    You're hopeless

    Oh, father
    Please, father
    I'd love to leave you alone
    But I can't let you go
    Oh, father
    Please, father
    Put the bottle down
    For the love of a daughter

    It's been five years since we've spoken last
    And you can't take back what we never had
    Oh, I can be manipulated only so many times
    Before even "I love you"
    Starts to sound like a lie

    You have a hollowed-out heart
    But it's heavy in your chest
    I try so hard to fight it
    But it's hopeless, hopeless
    You're hopeless

    Oh, father
    Please, father
    I'd love to leave you alone
    But I can't let you go
    Oh, father
    Please, father
    Put the bottle down
    For the love of a daughter

    Don't you remember I'm your baby girl?
    How could you push me out of your world?
    Lied to your flesh and your blood
    Put your hands on the ones that you swore you love
    Don't you remember I'm your baby girl?
    How could you throw me right out of your world?
    So young when the pain had begun
    Now forever afraid of being alone

    Oh, father
    Please, father
    I'd love to leave you alone
    But I can't let you go
    Oh, father
    Please, father
    Oh, father
    Please, father
    Put the bottle down
    For the love of a daughter
    For the love of a daughter
  • u
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    UnregisteredFeb 10, 2012 at 4:32 pm
    This to many people can be touching. I like to not only limit it to the father drinking but even if its that your father dont pay attention to you. This is for the so many girls who dont have a close relationship with thier father... And i love demi and her songs!!!
  • u
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    UnregisteredDec 25, 2011 at 5:23 am
    It's about her relationship about her father. Or basically just about her father. I could relate to this song because i went/going through it. My dad left me, my 2 sisters and my mom for another girl and just wanted to be.. Free he said. I can't talk to him because i won't know how i'll react.. Sad,angry,happy,etc. But it's getting to the point where he said i love you and i'm thinking maybe all he said to me these past years were lies.. Including that word. Other than that, demi, you have guts to write this song and put it on your album. You can hear your voice getting emotionally through out the whole song... Bye
  • u
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    UnregisteredSep 21, 2011 at 12:09 pm
    this is not the lyrics.. damn..!! what is this..? wheres the real lyrics of the "for the love of a daughter" ..errr

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