My father is an old man Once upon a Time he was a cold man He was almost always a good man The kind where you knew where you stood, man.
My father raised loud daughters My father raised proud daughters My father raised daughter that said yes with no question Who's no's were not a suggestion
My father raised strong daughters Beside you when nights got long daughter My father raised stern daughters Daddy raised you get what you earn daughters
My father raised daughters that would fight a grown man But know when to stay silent and when to raise a hand Daddy raised daughters that don't need a man Daddy raised daughters just like he planned
And those daughters became mother's Cousins Aunt's And their daughters are difficult women Loud women Proud women
Because daddy looked around and didn't like what he saw He saw weak men Like to drink men He saw men who beat their wives He saw men waste their lives He saw men who would suffice To sleep next to his daughter the rest of his life
So Daddy raised women to be strong And sat beside them when nights got long He never had titles, power, or wealth In his old age he barely has his health But daddy gave me more than money or fame Daddy gave me his spirit and gave me his name