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(Marla Cannon-Goodman/Casey Beathard)

The declaration of independence
Think I can tell you that first sentence
But then I'm lost
I can't begin to count the theories
I had pounded in my head that I forgot
I don't remember all that spanish
Or the gettysburg address
But there is one speech from high school
I'll never forget

Chorus:

Come on in boy, sit on down
And tell me 'bout yourself
So you like my daughter, do you now
Yeah we think she's something else
She's her daddy's girl and her mama's world
She deserves respect, that's what she'll get, ain't it son
Now y'all run along and have some fun
I'll see you when you get back
Bet I'll be up all night
Still cleaning this gun

Well now that I'm a father
I'm scared to death one day my daughter's gonna find
That teenage boy I used to be
Who seems to have just one thing on his mind
She's growing up so fast it won't be long
'Fore I'll have to put the fear of god
Into some kid at the door

(Repeat chorus)

It's all for show, ain't nobody gonna get hurt
It's just a daddy thing, hey believe me man, it works

(Repeat chorus)

Son, now y'all buckle up and have her back by ten... let's say about nine... thirty.
Drive safe.



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    crzygrl210Nov 28, 2008 at 6:56 pm
    God, my dad and 4 brothers promosed me exactly wat this song states, and my mom...4 brothers, 1 dad, all w/ shotguns...and a mother with a frying pan...i feel srry 4 all my bf's...may god help them.
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    AlliAllisonAug 19, 2009 at 8:46 pm
    this song is so funny. lol. it kinda reminds me of my dad cus hes all messed up about me and my sisters having bfs and what not. lol.

    thank god i dont have an older brother too. but i have older sisters...they wouldnt rlly care. theyd just wanna meet any boy i go out with. lol
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    babii343May 27, 2009 at 3:51 pm
    this song relates sooo much to my older brother! he is really over protective of me, he is 19 so i gotta give him some slack!! its crazy that this song brings back really good memories of my brother.
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    hillbilly_metalhead92Apr 29, 2009 at 1:34 pm
    this song is obviously about a dad being a little over protective of his daughter which is like i am with his sistrer but that is sure one good daddy...
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    lovinawyattSep 21, 2008 at 1:49 pm
    i love this song it brung me to liking country more.. its like it was made for my daddy to sing.

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