"Daddy" as written by Emeli Sande, Shahid Khan, Grant Mitchell, Mustafa Omer and James Murray....
He's out your system yeah it took you a while
You got your family back and you got your smile
And you promised your sister that you'd never go back again

But friends keep telling you what he did last night
How many girls he kissed, how many he liked
And you try to remember that there's no way you could ever be friends

But now you're
You're looking like you really like him, like him
And now you're feeling like you miss him, miss him
You're speaking like you really love him, love him
And now you're dancing like you need him, need him

Put it in your pocket don't tell anyone I gave ya
It can be the one you run to, the one that saves ya
It can be your daddy daddy if you take it gladly gladly
Daddy daddy

He kissed you on the lips and opened your eyes
You had to catch your breath, got such a surprise
And you always forgot how it feels to live in his lies

He pulled you closer, said he'll never let go
You couldn't trust him but you never said no
In that moment he made you forgot how it feels when he's gone

But now you're
You're looking like you really like him, like him
But now you're feeling like you miss him, miss him
You're speaking like you really love him, love him
And now you're dancing like you need him, need him

Put it in your pocket don't tell anyone I gave ya
It can be the one you run to, the one that saves ya
It can be your daddy daddy if you take it gladly gladly
Daddy daddy

You're looking like you really like him, like him
(I can kinda like him)
And now you're feeling like you miss him, miss him
(I kinda miss him)
You're looking like you really love him, love him
(And now you love him)
And now you're dancing like you need him, need him
(Need him)

Put it in your pocket don't tell anyone I gave ya
It can be the one you run to, the one that saves ya
It can be your daddy daddy if you take it gladly gladly
Daddy daddy

Put it in your pocket don't tell anyone I gave ya
It can be the one you run to, the one that saves ya
It can be your daddy daddy if you take it gladly gladly
Daddy daddy


Lyrics submitted by RetroEra

"Daddy" as written by Grant Christopher Mitchell Shahid Ali N Khan

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, SHAPIRO BERNSTEIN & CO. INC.

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  • +2
    General CommentAccording to an interview that's on spotify, Emeli said it is about a vice, whether it's another person, drugs, alcohol that you know you is bad for you, but keeps pulling you back in.
    nathus77on March 11, 2013   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningIt's about drugs, she stated that some people really depend on their dads and look up to them, so by her saying ''it could be your daddy'' it means that drug addicts rely on drugs, the way others would rely on their dads..

    Also the line ''it can be the one you run to, the one that saves ya'' shows this because some people run to their fathers for protection and to feel safe, whereas the drug addicts run to drugs to feel protected and safe. She also sung it infront of her dad when she performed it at her old secondary school in which he is a teacher there.
    LaFresitaon October 23, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just became a member of this site and I adore this song. Emeli is amazing. But on to my interpretation, I think this song could be about a guy who turned a girl out used her up and didn't give a damn about her before he dropped her like a bad habit. She's recovering from the ups and downs of their "relationship" and just when she thinks she's snapping out of the spell he put her under, she starts to get pulled back in as she begins to reminisce how she was once chosen by this playboy.

    Although I listed that interpretation first, idk why, my primary interpretation is that this song is about drug addiction, most likely a female's drug addiction/ recovery (possibly ecstasy as the drug of choice?). Just a thought... think about it as you read through the lyrics...
    chloemyloon June 25, 2012   Link
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    My OpinionDefinitely this is one of the greatest songs one would hear .. I also think it's about doing drugs to overcome that captivated relationship , where the man she describes is addictive himself ! ( You're looking like you really like him, like him , And now you're feeling like you miss him, miss him ... ) . Her performance reflects the deep pain .
    modarxmodaron July 07, 2012   Link

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