Barclay James Harvest

Barclay James Harvest - Mocking Bird Lyrics

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Hailie, I know you miss your mom

And I know you miss your dad when I'm gone

But I'm trying to give you the life that I never had

I can see you're sad

Even when you smile

Even when you laugh

I can see it in your eyes

Deep inside, you wanna cry

Cuz you're scared

I ain't there?

Daddy's with you in your prayers

No more crying

Wipe them tears

Daddy's here

No more nightmares

We gonna pull together through it

We gon' do it

Laini, uncle's crazy ain't he?

Yeah but he loves you girl and you better know it

We're all we got in this world

When it spins

When it swirls

When it whirls

When it twirls

Two little beautiful girls

Looking puzzled, in a daze

I know it's confusing you

Daddy's always on the move

Mama's always on the news

I try to keep you sheltered from it

But somehow it seems, the harder that I try to do that

the more it backfires on me

All the things, growing up

As daddy had to see

Daddy Daddy don't want you to see

But you see just as much as he did

we did not plan it to be this way

You're mother and me

But things have got so bad between us

I don't see us ever being

Together ever again

Like we used to be when was teenagers

But then of coarse

Everything always happens for a reason

I guess it was never meant to be

But it's just something

We have no control over

And that's what destiny is

But no more worries

Rest your head and go to sleep

Maybe one day we'll wake up

And this will all just be a dream

[Chorus]

Now hush little baby don't you cry

Everythings gonna be alright

Stiffen that upper lip up little lady

I told ya, daddy's here to hold ya

Through the night

I know mommy's not here right now and we don't know why

We feel how we feel inside

It may seem a little crazy, pretty baby

But I promise, Mamas gonna be alright

It's funny

I remember back one year when daddy had no money

Mommy wrapped the Christamas presents up

and stuck them under the tree

and said some of them were from me

Cos daddy couldn't buy 'em

I'll never forget that Christmas

I sat up the whole night cryin'

Cuz daddy felt like a bum

See dadday had a job

But his job was to keep the food on the table for you and mom

And at the time every house that we lived in

Either kept getting broken into and robbed or shot up on the block

And your mom, was saving money

For you in a jar trying to start a piggy bank for you

So you can go to college

Almost had a thousand dollars

Till someone broke in and stole it

And I know it hurt so bad it broke your mama's heart

And it seemed like everything was just starting to fall apart

Mom and dads was arguing a lot

So mama moved back onto Chalmers and the flat

One bedroom apartment

And dad moved back to the other side of 8 mile on Novarra

And that's when daddy went to California with his CD

And met Dr. Dre and flew you and Mama out to see me

But daddy had to work

You and mama had to leave me

Then you started seeing daddy on the TV

And mama didn't like it

And you and Laini were too young to understand it

Papa was a rolling stone

mama developed a habit

and it all happened too fast for either one of us to grab it

I'm just sorry you were there and had to witness it first hand

Cuz all I ever wanted to do was just make you proud

Now I'm sittin' in this empty house, just reminiscin'

Looking at your baby pictures it just trips me out

To see how much you both have grown

It's almost like your sisters now

Wow, I guess you pretty much are

And daddy's still here

Laini I'm talking to you too

Daddy's still here

I like the sound of that, yeah

It's got a ring to it, don't it?

Shhh, mamas only gone for the moment

[Chorus]

Now hush little baby don't you cry

Everythings gonna be alright

Stiffen that upper lip up little lady

I told ya daddy's here to hold ya

Through the night

I know mommy's not here right now and we don't know why

We feel how we feel inside

It may seem a little crazy pretty baby

But I promise

Mama's gonna be alright

And if you ask me to,

Daddy's gonna buy you a mocking bird

I'ma give you the world

I'ma buy a diamond ring for you

I'ma sing for you, I'll do anything for you to see you smile

And if the mockingbird don't sing and the ring don't shine

I'ma break that birdy's neck

I'll go back to the jeweler who sold it to ya

And make him eat every karat

Don't fuck wit dad.

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mike 120
Sunday 24th of June 2012 12:51
i like this song