i loved my daddy...he was young and had a built in damn, yeah
and though he only stood about a five foot seven, my daddy was a heck of a man
he was loud and stormed and lead the way, though he'd stone ya in a very funny way, yeah
and most of the time he was looking at something, when he said, "only i can see"
daddy couldn't read, daddy couldn't write
one thing daddy sure could do right...
he could swear, yeah i declare
i said my daddy could swear, i declare
(will ya help me?)
i stained my dress out in the back porch
my sister still talked about the day
what got me to mine, he'd invite me to the best
and the whole damn thing gave way
(you should have been down)
daddy couldn't read, daddy couldn't write
one thing my daddy sure could do right...
he could swear, yeah i declare
mmm, my daddy could swear, i declare
my daddy was a bad mouth, yeah... what ya say? watch ya mouth?
my daddy was a bad mouth, yeah... what ya say? watch ya mouth?
my daddy was a bad mouth, yeah... what ya say? watch ya mouth?
motherfucker!
daddy wasn't no scholar, no he didn't have a ph.d
and most of the time he had his back to the wall
but my daddy meant the world to me
i said mama got depressed at night, he'd walk through the house
but my daddy, curse was all he had
i woke up with love, and he understands that my daddy shouldn't feel my back
daddy couldn't read, daddy couldn't write
one thing daddy sure could do right...
he could swear, yeah i declare
mmm, my daddy could swear, i declare
(i didn't do it eddie, it was my sister mayleene!)




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    General Commentvery strong lyrics.
    ive never heared the song but i think it could do with someone having terrets(if spelt right) and lost what he wanted to do with his life with it and therefor cant read write etc.
    i dont really know if its to do with eds personal life maybe he thought this way of his stepdad maybe ed said these swer things to his stepdad.
    the last bit in brackets (i dont know if ed has a sister or not) could be how he felt this way towards his stepdad whilst being around his sister

    there could be a ot more stuff i could write but i dont want to bore you with all the aspects in this song use your imagination

    p.s sorry about the spelling bit tired
    i love JFon July 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is a pre-Pearl jam eddie vedder song, possibly his band bad radio. I dont think it as about tourette's syndrome though. I think it is eddie's view on is abusive childhood from his perspective when he was a child as opposed to an adult who knows the truth and doesn't try to sugar-coat it.
    layne1012on December 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSorry to break the news to you guys, but this song is a cover. It WAS done by Bad Radio, I believe. It was originally by Gladys Knight & the Pips... it's an old Motown song.
    Stephen Flowon March 28, 2006   Link

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