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The Chi-Lites – Let Me Be The Man My Daddy Was lyrics

Oooh... Yeah, yeah...

He's worth more than
Every star in the sky
With that look of forgiveness
That's always in his eyes

He works so hard
But gentle as a lamb
He gave up so much to make me
Just what I am and, oh

[Chorus:]
Oh, let me be
The man my daddy was
Oh, let me be
The man my daddy was

When I was young
Sometimes foolishly I played
But he reached out and, oh
Showed me the way

Now he's only human
Bound to make mistakes
But it was all right by the
Moment I would awake, and oh

[Repeat chorus]

Sometimes I hope
I don't live to see the day
When he reaches down
And takes them both away

Look at my children
Sometimes foolishly they play
Let me live long enough
Let me show them the way

My clothes were sometimes untidy
And that bed was never made
But mom and dad would scold me good
Never doubted I've made the grade

But now that I'm a man
I ask the Lord up above
Please let me raise my children right
And be the man my daddy was, and oh

[Repeat chorus]

He was a good man
He was a poor man
Yeah, yeah, mmm

Oh, let me be
The man my daddy was...



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/t/the_chi_lites/let_me_be_the_man_my_daddy_was.html

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