Winston Montgomery
Daddy, Why'd You Have to Be So Hard
 
Lyrics
Daddy, Why?d You Have to be so Hard?
Words & Music by Winston Montgomery


Verse:
I saw you on the day you died
I told myself I wouldn?t cry
Why should I waste the tears?

Momma was grasping at your hand
I know she deserved a better man
Daddy, why?d you have to be so hard?

Verse:
You bragged about your hardscrabble youth
Dry earth, dry wells and chicken coops
But telling lies was the one thing you enjoyed

Maybe I could understand
If you had been a drinking man
Daddy, why?d you have to be so hard?

Chorus:
Why?d you always have to hurt the ones who loved you so?
The ones who?ll need a lifetime to forgive
We all might have had better days
If you had simply walked away
Daddy, why?d you have to be so hard?

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Verse:
I heard the preacher praise your name
Talk about your local fame
But only his boss knew the real you


I looked at Mama and she was in shock
I hope that coffin?s double locked
Daddy, why?d you have to be so hard?

Verse:
When you whupped me when I was bad
Maybe you were thinking about your Dad
Your eyes were miles and miles away

I could have been a better son
But that strap didn?t help me none
Daddy, why?d you have to be so hard?

Verse:
As they returned you to the earth
I had to ask what it was worth
I know how unhappy you must have been
Even though you?ve ceased to be
I hear your voice inside of me
Daddy, why?d you have to be so hard?
Daddy, why?d you have to be so hard?
Daddy, why?d you have to be so hard?

Credits
Lyrics Credits: Winston Montgomery
Music Credits: Winston Montgomery
Description
Short Song Description:
The singer laments the strictness of his/her just deceased father.
Metadata
Song Length: 4:13
Primary Genre: Country-Contemporary
Secondary Genre: Rock-General
Tempo: Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Language: English
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