"Oh Daddy" as written by and Christine Mcvie....
Oh Daddy
You know you make me cry
How can you love me
I don't understand why

Oh Daddy
If I can make you see
If there's been a fool around
It's got to be me
Yes, it's got to be me

Oh Daddy
You soothe me with your smile
You're letting me know
You're the best thing in my life

Oh Daddy
If I could make you see
If there's been a fool around
It's got to be me
Yes, it's got to me

Why are you right when I'm so wrong
I'm so weak but you're so strong
Everything you do is just alright
And I can't walk away from you
Baby, if I tried

Why are you right when I'm so wrong
I'm so weak but you're so strong
Everything you do is just alright
And I can't walk away from you
Baby, if I tried

Oh Daddy
You soothe me with your smile
You're letting me know
You're the best thing in my life

Oh Daddy
If I could make you see
If there's been a fool around
It's got to be me
Yes, it's got to me
Yes, it's got to me
Yes, it's got to me


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"Oh Daddy" as written by Christine Mcvie

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  • +2
    General CommentThis song was written in the Rumors era and was inspired by Mick Fleetwood and was written by Christine McVie (I think!) it was dedicated to Mick because he stayed a constant throughout the turmoil they were experiencing AND he was the only member with children at the time
    jamesdean3155on April 26, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe meaning for Daddy is A man who takes care of you. It does not necessarily have to be your literal father. So I believe she is referring to the MAN she loves, she made a mistake, and wants to let him know that she was wrong and that he is what makes her right.
    Aprikeon July 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThis song isn't about abuse or an unhealthy relationship with a father, but McVie wrote this song about Mick Fleetwood, the "father" of Fleetwood Mac. The McVie's and Buckingham Nicks were both have relationship troubles and this song was inspired from the drama going on.
    elles94on November 22, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is like the anthem for co-dependent ppl everywhere.

    but its still awesome.

    the remake by tallulah is pretty badass as well.
    musiclovah22on November 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis song has an unreliable narrator. I think that the narrator of the piece has a abusive father, rather mentally or physically, to the point where his father has made him feel incompetent, unworthy, and guilty for illogical reasons. "You soothe me with your smile. You're letting me know, you're the best thing in my life." This shows the great intimidation the child feels from his father; it's as if the son needs the cue of the father's smile in order to know "he's the best thing in his life." "Why are you right when I'm so wrong." We all know that everyone is wrong once in awhile. This line shows the authoritarian dominance of the father, making his child feel as if, "it's my way or the highway" regardless of if the father is actually correct. I love this song, but it can be easily misinterpreted.
    SCayceon May 24, 2013   Link
  • -1
    General Comment^You fucker, that wasn't even a song interpretation.
    son_of_salmonon March 08, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General Commentwhat a douchebag...this song is great
    IHeartCoCaon April 13, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI dont think people should call their lovers mommy or daddy that is just creepy
    aimeemeowon March 25, 2011   Link
  • -6
    General Commentfleetwood mac sucks balls they are the shittest band ever if you are a fleetwood mac fan you are gay that simple
    the_dew_manon February 01, 2005   Link

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