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Written By: Rodney Atkins, Steve Dean, Brian White

Driving through town just my boy and me
With a happy meal in his booster seat
Knowing that he couldn't have the toy
Till his nuggets were gone
A Green traffic light turned straight to red
I hit my breaks and mumbled under my breath
As fries went a flying and his orange drink covered his lap
Well then my four year old said a four letter word
That started with "s" and I was concerned
So I said son now where'd you learn to talk like that

Chorus one

He said I've been watching you dad, ain't that cool
I'm your buckaroo, I wanna be like you
And eat all my food and grow as tall as you are
We got cowboy boots and camo pants
Yeah we're just alike, hey ain't we dad
I wanna do everything you do
So I've been watching you

We got back home and I went to the barn
I bowed my head and I prayed real hard
Said Lord please help me help my stupid self
Then this side of bedtime later that night
Turning on my son's scooby doo nightlight
He crawled out of bed and he got down on his knees
He closed his little eyes, folded his little hands
And spoke to God like he was talking to a friend
And I said son now where'd you learn to pray like that

Chorus two

He said I've been watching you dad, ain't that cool
I'm your buckaroo, I wanna be like you
And eat all my food and grow as tall as you are
We like fixing things and holding mama's hand
Yeah we're just alike, hey ain't we dad
I wanna do everything you do
So I've been watching you

Bridge

With tears in my eyes I wrapped him in a hug
Said my little bear is growing up
And he said but when I'm big I'll still know what to do

Chorus three

Cause I've been watching you dad, ain't that cool
I'm your buckaroo, I wanna be like you
And eat all my food and grow as tall as you are
Then I'll be as strong as superman
We'll be just alike, hey won't we dad
When I can do everything you do

Cause I've been watching you
Hey yeah.. uh huh



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    cowboyluvrSep 6, 2012 at 6:39 am
    My boyfriend was playing/singing this song when i fell in love with him. So now its my ringtone for him. :)
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    UnregisteredJul 3, 2012 at 11:35 pm
    Jerome prairie bible church, june 17 2012 fathers day. Praise team guitarist played this song then pastor james downing preached a sermon on it.
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    UnregisteredJul 3, 2012 at 11:27 pm
    It means, don't do anything you don't want your kids to do. If they see you do something, they'll do it to. Monkey see monkey do.
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    UnregisteredMay 13, 2012 at 9:06 am
    It means like father like son! A father or mother does not own the child,that child is lent to them for the purpose of raising,teaching,showing,guiding,instructing,etc...
    But most of all,loving the child,not a friend/buddy,a parent!
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    UnregisteredApr 27, 2012 at 5:44 pm
    I have kids and grandkids. I honestly believe that our actions speak loudly in developing the character of the next generations because they really are watching us.

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