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Daddy Raised A Boy  Scott Miller

[A]My old man could be your d[E]ad's old m[A]an

[F#m]He lied a[D]bout his age to f[E]ight ja[A]pan

Wasn't long before he c[E]ame back h[A]ome
[F#m]He had some h[D]elp from the a[E]tom bo[A]mb
Back in Allentown where my dad worked
They drank a cold one 'fore they changed their shirts
And every drunken word was his command
The standing order was to understand

[F#m]And he don't care about no[D]thing else
[A]Only what he's got to t[E]ell him[A]self
[A]Everybody does the b[E]est they c[A]an
But [F#m]my daddy ra[D]ised a boy and n[E]ot a m[A]an
I was young and hungry when I left home
Hungry just for something to be hungry for
I had to prove that I could make my way
No matter who it hurt or price I paid

I didn't care about nothing else
Only what I had to tell myself
As looking back I start to understand
My daddy raised a boy and not a man

And then I woke up and I
Realized one day
I ain't got nothing
Cause that's what I gave

Now when I look into my father's eyes
We both see someone we can recognize
He sees a young man who has lost his way
I look at him, I swear I see the same

I don't care about nothing else
Only what I've got to tell myself
Everybody does the best they can
My daddy raised a boy and not a man

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