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Patsy Cline – Daddy's Hands lyrics

(feat. Loretta Lynn)

I remember daddy's hands folded silently in prayer
And reachin' out to hold me, when I had a nightmare
You could read quite a story in the callous' and lines
Years of work and worry had left their mark behind

Verse 2
I remember daddy's hands how they held my mama tight
And patted my back for something done right
There are things that I'd forgotten that I loved about the man
But I'll always remember the love in daddy's hands

Daddy's hands were soft and kind when I was cryin'
Daddy's hands were hard as steel when I'd done wrong
Daddy's hands weren't always gentle but I've come to understand
There was always love in daddy's hands.

Verse 3
I remember daddy's hands workin' 'til they bled
Sacrifised unselfishly just to keep us all fed
If I could do things over, I'd live my life again
And never take for granted the love in daddy's hands

Repeat chorus

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    This song means a lot to me, a few things is that you always need to spend time with your dad, because he might not always be there for you, he may be there when your little, or when your older, but he wont always be there to catch you when you fall. You need to always remember to be thankful for what you do have,(like a dad), because he may be here today, or tomorrow, but one day, he's gonna get up and walk out of your lives just like my daddy did. I havnt seen hm for 5 years, and I'm only 12.
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