"Watching You" as written by Matteo Bonsanto, Giovanni Bianchi, Franco Vavassori and Glen White....
Driving through town, just my boy and me
With a happy meal in his booster seat
Knowing that he couldn't have the toy
Till his nuggets were gone
A green traffic light turned straight to red
I hit my brakes and mumbled under my breath
As fries went a flying and his orange drink covered his lap
Well, then my four year old said a four letter word
That started with "s," and I was concerned
So I said, "Son, now where did you learn to talk like that?"

He said, "I've been watching you, dad, ain't that cool?
I'm your buckaroo, I wanna be like you
And eat all my food, and grow as tall as you are
We got cowboy boots and camo pants
Yeah, we're just alike, hey, ain't we dad?
I wanna do everything you do
So I've been watching you."

We got back home, and I went to the barn
I bowed my head, and I prayed real hard
Said, "Lord, please help me help my stupid self."
Then this side of bedtime later that night
Turning on my son's Scooby Doo night light
He crawled out of bed, and he got down on his knees
He closed his little eyes, folded his little hands
And spoke to God like he was talking to a friend
And I said, "Son, now where'd you learn to pray like that?"

He said, "I've been watching you, dad, ain't that cool?
I'm your buckaroo, I wanna be like you
And eat all my food, and grow as tall as you are
We like fixing things and holding mama's hand
Yeah, we're just alike, hey, ain't we, dad?
I wanna do everything you do
So I've been watching you."

With tears in my eyes, I wrapped him in a hug
Said, "My little bear is growing up."
He said, "But when I'm big, I'll still know what to do."

"'Cause I've been watching you, dad, ain't that cool?
I'm your buckaroo, I wanna be like you
And eat all my food, and grow as tall as you are
Then I'll be as strong as Superman
We'll be just alike, hey, won't we, dad?
When I can do everything you do
'Cause I've been watching you."


Lyrics submitted by shallremain

"Watching You" as written by Emile Haynie Teddy Natalia Noemi Sinclair

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commentthis song is so sad for me.
    it was one of my friend's favourite songs, and he just passed away from cancer.
    it's so cute, though.
    i know he wanted to be just like his dad, he was such a sweetheart.
    ser reposer dans la paix.
    homgshon November 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so cute. Its about a little boy who looks up to his dad. He wants to be just his dad so he watches everything his dad does.
    megs10on February 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like this song. It's adorable. I especially like the part where the little boy is praying and he said that he learned how to pray from his dad. That is SO CUTE! Like the dad didn't realize that he was "talking to God like he was talking to a friend." Good song.
    Laurbec09on March 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song...it reminds me of the bond that my 2 year old son and his father share....always together and my little man trying to be just like his daddy....Very Cute song...Rodney Atkins is very talented I hope he keeps making hits just like this...
    chloabug126on June 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhen i first heard this song, i thought who the hell gave bill clinton a recording contract?
    tommyboy78on March 04, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General Commentduh
    lilmisshanon February 28, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General Commentomghurl
    girlmontagon August 19, 2007   Link

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