"Daughter" as written by and Peter Blegvad....
Everything she sees, she says she wants
Everything she wants, I see she gets

That's my daughter in the water
Everything she owns, I bought her
Everything she owns

That's my daughter in the water
Everything she knows, I taught her
Everything she knows

Everything I say, she takes to heart
Everything she takes, she takes apart

That's my daughter in the water
Every time she fell, I caught her
Every time she fell

And that's my daughter in the water
I lost every time I fought her
Yeah, I lost every time

Every time she blinks, she'd strike somebody blind
Everything she thinks blows her tiny mind

That's my daughter in the water
Who'd have ever thought her?
Who'd have ever thought?

That's my daughter in the water
I lost every time I fought her
Yeah, I lost every time


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"Daughter" as written by Peter Blegvad

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    General Commentjust having a baby in a few months and thinking how lucky musicians are to be able to write music for and about their children. i may have to try, because what is more bueatiful than a father singing to his daughter?
    jimswim655on September 28, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningAt songfacts dot com, in the course of an interview with Loudon Wainwright III, there's this little mini-interview with Peter Belgvad about "Daughter." Quotes: Peter told us the story of "Daughter":

    As everyone knows, a parent's love for their child is partly narcissism. My daughter, Kaye, was 3 when I wrote the song - long enough for me to have recognized this fact in myself and seen it manifested in the behavior of other parents. It's natural, maybe even a crucial element, but the narcissism has to be watched, obviously. (Think of Dr. Evil and Mini-Me in Austin Powers). The comedy of all that amused me, and I didn't think anyone had treated that in a song before. I was vaguely thinking of Stevie Wonder singing "Isn't She Lovely" and Frank Sinatra singing "Nancy (With the Laughing Face)" and I wanted to write something that would express that kind of love honestly but also hint at the complexities which come with that role and responsibility.

    The chord sequence is uplifting, but "Daughter" is maybe more sardonic than I think some people realize. It's about unconditional commitment to the task of raising a child, but it's also about the vanity and narcissism of the parent.
    DavorDivoron September 06, 2017   Link
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    General Commentsorrryy if i got like one or two lyrics wrong. i had to listen to this, there are no lyrics online.
    mrt91592on June 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit's obviously about a father's unconditional love for his little girl.

    every time i listen to this song i can't help but tear up.
    i'm a total daddy's girl.
    brittafulon November 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentevery time i hear this song it makes me wanna be a dad, he sounds so proud of his little girl and i can't wait to feel that. Loved it at the end of 'Knoked Up'
    miscellaniaon November 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. It is the perfect expression of a father's love for his child. Perfect at the end of knocked up!
    pweenon March 31, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI have a 1-year-old daughter who I love more than words. I love her so much, in fact, that every time I have the misfortune to hear this song, I want to rip her ears off and pour acid into her eustachian tubes so I can save her from the miserable experience of listening to this crap.

    I have never heard a song trying so hard to be effusive and trying to do it with a proliferation of ridiculous rhymes crammed in ever crevice. Rufus is undoubtedly embarrassed of his hack father.
    Positively4thStreeton April 18, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis is by peter belgvad not lw3
    ig2don January 15, 2014   Link

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