"Daddy's Hands" as written by and Holly Suzette Dunn....
I remember daddy's hands folded silently in prayer
And reachin' out to hold me, when I had a nightmare
You could read quite a story in the callous' and lines
Years of work and worry had left their mark behind

I remember daddy's hands how they held my mama tight
And patted my back for something done right
There are things that I'd forgotten that I loved about the man
But I'll always remember the love in daddy's hands

Daddy's hands were soft and kind when I was cryin'
Daddy's hands were hard as steel when I'd done wrong
Daddy's hands weren't always gentle but I've come to understand
There was always love in daddy's hands

I remember daddy's hands workin' 'til they bled
Sacrificed unselfishly just to keep us all fed
If I could do things over, I'd live my life again
And never take for granted the love in daddy's hands

Daddy's hands were soft and kind when I was cryin'
Daddy's hands were hard as steel when I'd done wrong
Daddy's hands weren't always gentle but I've come to understand
There was always love in daddy's hands

Daddy's hands were soft and kind when I was cryin'
Daddy's hands were hard as steel when I'd done wrong
Daddy's hands weren't always gentle but I've come to understand
There was always love in daddy's hands


Lyrics submitted by zacster

"Daddy's Hands" as written by Holly Suzette Dunn

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Daddy's Hands song meanings
Add your thoughts

4 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the song I am going to use at my wedding for the father/daughter dance. It outlines everything about my dad so perfectly....and I'm sick of butterfly kisses! it's a sweet song, but I'll just die if I dance to it at my wedding!
    zacsteron April 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThey played this at my father's funeral.. This song is truly amazing and made me miss him so much more, everyone reading this, go hug your dad and tell him you love him, because I sure miss him and living without a father is something no young man at age 11 should have to go through.
    Parabola88on April 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen I thought my dad was going to die this was the only song that would help me concentrate on life and to be able to go on living. He had a hart attack when he was only 35 it was the scariest thing that IV ever had to go though in my 17 years of living.
    I locked my self in my room and would listen to this song and think of all the good times we had and all the times he had to ground me. I also thought about the times he wasn’t there for me and what I would do if he wasn’t there to see me get married and to see his grandchildren some day. My dad is my hero and I can’t live without him.
    The song tells us about the good times you can have and the bad time you also get the felling of life’s small and large obstacles but no matter the out come you will survive
    hottmmma25on February 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't help but cry everytime I hear this song... I'm yet to hear another song that can make me that emotional
    cherubaluson July 24, 2006   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain