Erik Burch — Daddy lyrics

Old enough now, once the apple of his eye
What happened to my daddy, whose alibi?
Mom kept him away with the attorney and lies
Taught manipulation and to no great surprise
To her winning the war meant cutting our ties
And turning her children into Nazi Youth spies

Where are you daddy? Daddy!

A charade, taken hostage, replaced yet alive
I played an accomplice, just to survive

Mom taught me to hate him in sick subtle ways
It left me confused, so sad, yet amazed
That I was so blind, brainwashed and taken
Her jealous self-loathing left my father forsaken

It was all too easy; it was destroyed,
The God given-bond we once enjoyed
Alienation or whatever you call it…
Severed my dad to just a limb with a wallet

Where are you daddy? Daddy!
All made official, bias condoned;
I’m just a pawn, a pawn to be owned

Little girl, you’re not thinking clearly,
Don’t treat me this way
Not knowing who you’re hurting, don’t be lead astray, Maybe someday…
Someday (my mom…)

It’s still not clear, without a clue,
In control of the lies in the best interest of whom
Father forgotten, swept under the carpet,
Stuck in the mud, bones in the tar pit
I was forgiven but I never came,
Now the wedge driven, nothing’s the same, nothing

No one comes to the father except through the court
Knock and be sent away from crime’s cohort
Losing your mind,
Too small to save you Daddy!

Too small to save you, can I ever forgive?
Myself the part of us that failed to live

I can’t stop thinking of you,
Not knowing who you’re hurting but I’m hurting too
It’s tearing my heart in two…
But it’s already dark outside,
Reaching out as I’m losing my mind

So hear me, (seek and hide) be near me,
Don’t take too long till you belong
Come back to me… Daddy! Daddy….

But it’s already dark outside
Reaching out as I’m losing my mind, come back to me
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