"Daddy's Little Girl" as written by Juan Salinas, Oscar Salinas and Armando Perez....
He drops his suitcase by the door
She knows her daddy won't be back anymore
She drags her feet across the floor
Trying to hold back time, to keep him holding on
And she says...

Daddy, daddy, don't leave
I'll do anything to keep you right here with me
Can't you see how much I need you?
Daddy, daddy, don't leave
Mommy is saying things she don't mean
She don't know what she's talking about, somebody hear me out

Father, listen, tell him that he's got a home and he don't have to go
Father, save him, I would do anything in return
I'll clean my room, try hard in school
I'll be good, I promise you
Father, Father, I pray to you

Now she hasn't slept in weeks
She don't want to close her eyes 'cause she's scared that he'll leave
They've tried just about everything
But it's getting harder now for him to breathe
And she says

Daddy, daddy, don't leave
I'll do anything to keep you right here with me
Can't you see how much I need you?
Daddy, daddy, don't leave
The doctors are saying things they don't mean
They don't know what they're talking about, somebody hear me out

Father, listen, tell him that he's got a home and he don't have to go
Father, save him, I would do anything in return
I'll clean my room, try hard in school
I'll be good, I promise you
Father, Father, I pray to you

Please don't let him go
I'm begging you so
Let him open his eyes, need a lil' more time
To tell him that I love him more than anything in the world
It's daddy's lil' girl

Father, listen, tell him that he's got a home and he don't have to go
Father, save him, I would do anything in return
I'll clean my room, try hard in school
I'll be good, I promise you
Father, Father, I pray to you

She was daddy's lil' girl


Lyrics submitted by jENN uhh fER

"Daddy's Little Girl" as written by Francisco Bautista Claude Kelly

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commentthis song is so sadd.
    it made me cry =(
    but yeah. the meaning i think
    is that the dad is going to die,
    and his daughter is pretty much
    upset about it.

    orr..

    hes leaving home.
    jENN uhh fERon November 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwow how come nobody commented on this song??
    now I'm not really into R&B but this song touched my so deep. Havin a life with more than 1 father is hard and just picturing a girl showing so much emotion for his father to let him know shes worth something for him.
    Anyways..to me I think this song is about a fathers daughter whos only light and hope is his father but the relationship between the mother and father arent working out so the father tends to leave because he cant stand it anymore but the daughter wants him to stay and now she will do anything in order for him to stay with the family.
    To me...this song means true love within a family.
    theeonekoreanon March 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo me, this song is a father's importance in not only his daughter's life, but in general, his children's. Each verse plays an important scenerio in which a girl is about to lose her beloved father... whether it be physically, emotionally and/or mentally. This song is the girl's plea to keep her father by her side...
    jinp0ssibleon April 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song really hits home.

    theonekorean pretty much nailed it.
    iseesparkson April 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is my life story from the time my father walked out on my mom to the time he got cancer and eventually died from it
    lenaluon May 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think it's about the different things that happen from the parents relationship not working to her thinking it's her fault that he's leaving feeling helpless. to him dying and her still feeling helpless. it's showing the love his daughter feels for him. sad but beautiful song.
    PistolCityVAon March 08, 2008   Link
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    General Commentin the music video for this, the first verse, theres a little girl hiding under a table watching her mother and father arguing and then her father walks out but before he does he places a kiss on 2 of his fingers and puts them on her forehead.
    then the 2nd verse theres an older woman and her father is in a hospital bed and hes obviously dying, and before he dies he places a kiss on his 2 fingers and puts them on her forehead.
    and then in the hook, its a teenage girl who's father is going away to the army. the father kisses his 2 fingers, places them on her forehead and then salutes to her.

    it touched me so much, i cried for days about it.
    grace_e_fon October 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMann When This Song First Came Out I Had Just Found Out My Dad Had Cancer (Ina Bull Shit Way To No One Told My I Had To Find Out On My Own) But I Remember Every Night I Would Cry And Made Just About Every Promise Mentioned In This Song Before Even Hearing It. After I Heard It I Was A Mess...
    NuggetBooon February 27, 2010   Link

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