"Don't Cry Daddy" as written by and Mac Davis....
Today I stumbled from my bed
With thunder crashing in my head
My pillow still wet
From last night's tears
And as I think of giving up
A voice inside my coffee cup
Kept crying out
Ringing in my ears

Don't cry, daddy
Daddy, please don't cry
Daddy, you've still got me and little Tommy
And together we'll find a brand new mommy
Daddy, daddy, please laugh again
Daddy, ride us on your back again
Oh, daddy, please, don't cry

Why are children always first
To feel the pain and the hurt the worst?
It's true but somehow
It just don't seem right
'Cause every time I cry, I know
It hurts my little children, so I wonder
Will it be the same tonight?

Don't cry, daddy
Daddy, please don't cry
Daddy, you've still got me and little Tommy
And together we'll find a brand new mommy
Daddy, daddy, please laugh again
Daddy, ride us on your back again
Oh, daddy, please, don't cry

Oh, daddy, please don't cry


Lyrics submitted by sugarx, edited by 2GreenEyes

"Don't Cry Daddy" as written by Mac Davis

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  • +1
    General CommentAwesome song, cant believe no one has commented.. the elvis fans are dying out... shit thats scary, the bloke needs more recognition on this world... quick QUICK!! some one mix another one of his songs so people my age can go .. 'hey!, elvis, is like soooo friggin coool"...... pft
    paradise iceon December 30, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAn incredibly emotional song about a husband and his two children coping with the fact that his wife and thier mother is dead. He is especially taking it very hard and trying to be strong for his children but still finds himself with a, "pillow still wet
    From last night's tears" His Children see his sadness and seem to be the stronger onnes or just afraid that they might lose their farther too, "And together we’ll find a brand new mommy
    Daddy, daddy, please laugh again
    Daddy, ride us on your back again
    Oh, daddy
    Please
    Don’t cry"

    They miss their mom, but are now afraid of losing their dad too.
    ephilbrookon January 17, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI wonder if Elvis chose to sing this song because his own mother died?
    monkfluenceon May 31, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis makes me really cry the first time i heard of it.
    bear_hug20on May 10, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can relate to what Elvis is saying as I lost my other a few months ago. During that time my father became really depressed, I would hear him cry every night alone. My younger brother who is 4 would ask me every when is mommy coming back. Now that hurts.

    recently my father seems to have improved but I stil hear him cry occasionally
    Kyle184on June 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is one of the greatest songs in the world.....its powerful...i mean, just listen to it....it stays in your head forever and i just love it
    katboxon December 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is so powerful and heart breaking that I can't listen this now. Just can't take it.
    nuu2nuton May 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI get this feeling in my heart whenever I listen to this song. I can't describe it well, but whenever I feel a deep emotion for a song, it feels as if my heart as sunk.

    This is a beautiful, beautiful song sung by a beautiful beautiful singer. Elvis Presley, you put feeling into every song you sing and this is no exception. Dear Elvis: You will be remembered for eternity. I listen to this song, and not once has it been with a dry eye. I love every song you have ever sung, and darling... i can't help falling in love with you
    havok_foreveron March 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm listening to it right now and jeez. It's damn depressing.
    BethGoth05on October 03, 2010   Link
  • 0
    MemoryHi, my name is Pat Burton, female, age 59.
    This song came out on 45rpm Jan. 15, 1969. Originally wrote by Scott Davis aka singer Mac Davis.
    At the time it came out, my mom was divorcing my Daddy for someone else that could keep her in the lifestyle she grew up in, more than my Daddy could afford with 4 kids, that is.
    I remember Daddy taking me to a restaurant where they had these mini jukeboxes at each table for your own individual music.....used to bug my Daddy to death for nickels to play music while waiting for the food.
    This song came on out of nowhere today on internet radio 96.5 JACK FM, I was blown away back to 1969 again, & I cried.
    So, here's the scoop, just found some more info. on it through Wikipedia for anyone that's interested:
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    2GreenEyeson February 15, 2013   Link

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