Where was my Daddy, when I learned to crawl?
When I learned to walk, was he there when Iâ€™d fall?
Where was my Daddy, on my first day of school?
Was he holding my hand, or out being a fool?
Where was my Daddy, when I came home, upset from Jr. High?
Was he comforting me, or was he watching me cry?
Where was my Daddy, when I went to High School?
Where the teachers are nice, but the students are cruelâ€¦
Where was my Daddy, do you think you know?
Well Iâ€™ll take a guess, Iâ€™ll give it a goâ€¦
My Daddy was gone, he was out doing drugs,
We got cursed at and slapped instead of kisses and hugsâ€¦
Where was he at? He was out getting high,
Worrying his family to death, as the minutes passed byâ€¦
My Daddy was drinking, he was out getting wasted,
But soon though heâ€™d realize, how reality tastedâ€¦
Now itâ€™s his turn to wonder, itâ€™s his turn to think,
"Where would I be, if I hadnâ€™t taken that drink?"
He might be at home, with his three daughters who care,
But for now heâ€™s in jail, and he deserves to be thereâ€¦
Sometimes he writes letters, but they lay unopened on the table,
For no one cares to read them, once theyâ€™ve read the labelâ€¦
In the letters that were opened, he promised to set things straight,
But I think we gave up trying, after failure number eightâ€¦
Weâ€™re done trying to change you, so stay out of our way,
Weâ€™ve been living great lives, since you went awayâ€¦
So donâ€™t come back, you will spoil it all,
Donâ€™t write your useless letters, donâ€™t bother to callâ€¦
Weâ€™re happy now, canâ€™t you see?
We donâ€™t need you, so let us beâ€¦