Daddy's Grace



In the context of an estranged couple, the themes intersecting in this song are self-esteem and parenting, morality and a woman’s right to choose.


Somehow you pick up a phone to tell me this
That your girlfriend, she’s with child
Well this seems a tragedy to me
But you say so imperiously
“You know I’ve always wanted a child”
Well how strange for you to say,
A boy, who’s merely 28
But I know what you meant to say
I should have had our mistake
And you judge me for the choice I made
How dare you play the saint

That is not a halo
Above your precious head
You think this will save you
God I hope it can
The moral weight is heavy
Either choice you make
Prayers to the young one growing
Daddy’s in need of grace

You think I’m sad, because you really love her
I think the truth is that I’m mad
Because I know that you really don’t
You see, I know you’re neighbors,
They tell me this:
You yell at her like you yelled at me
Gee, that’s something I don’t miss
And I wonder how you will love them
When you barely love yourself
How many times did I have to hear you say,
You bought a blade to end the day?

Repeat Chorus

Two years later and you say it’s all over
You come to me to see yourself better
Well I can’t hold this anger forever
And I see you doing the best you can

That is not a halo
Above your precious head
But this may be what saves you
Letting more light in
The life you hold is precious
Forcing you to change
Prayers to the young one growing
achieving grace