Em C     D Em


                           Em            C                                                  D Em

I know sometimes things may not always make sense to you right now

Em                                           C

But hey, what daddy always tell you?

                      D        Em                                    C

Straighten up little soldier, stiffen up that upper lip

                               D              Em

What you crying about? You got me

[Verse 1]

Em                                                        C

Hailie I know you miss your mom and I know you miss your dad

D                                                               Em

Well I'm gone but I'm trying to give you the life that I never had

Em                                                   C

I can see you're sad, even when you smile, even when you laugh

D                                      Em

I can see it in your eyes, deep inside you want to cry


Cause you're scared, I ain't there?


Daddy's with you in your prayers

D                                                       Em

No more crying, wipe them tears, daddy's here, no more nightmares

Em                                              C

We gon' pull together through it, we gon' do it'

D                                                             Em

Laney uncles crazy, ain't he? Yeah but he loves you girl and you better know it

Em                                        C

We're all we got in this world when it spins, when it swirls

D                                   Em

When it whirls, when it twirls, two little beautiful girls

Em                                        C

Lookin' puzzled, in a daze, I know it's confusing you

D                                           Em

Daddy's always on the move, mama's always on the news

Em                                      C

I try to keep you sheltered from it but somehow it seems

D                                                         Em

The harder that I try to do that, the more it backfires on me

Em                                            C

All the things growing up his daddy that he had to see

D                                                  Em

Daddy don't want you to see but you see just as much as he did

Em                                                  C

We did not plan it to be this way, your mother and me

                                     D                                       Em

But things have gotten so bad between us I don't see us ever being together ever again

C                                                    D

Like we used to be when we were teenagers

Em                                                                                                                 C

But then of course everything always happens for a reason, I guess it was never meant to be

                                          D                                         Em

But it's just something we have no control over and that's what destiny is

Em                                          C

But no more worries, rest your head and go to sleep

D                                                                  Em

Maybe one day we'll wake up and this will all just be a dream


Em                              C

Now hush little baby, don't you cry

D                             Em

Everything's gonna be alright

                         Em                                    C

Stiffen that upper lip up little lady, I told ya

             D                              Em

Daddy's here to hold ya through the night

                                  Em                                         C

I know mommy's not here right now and we don't know why

D                        Em

We fear how we feel inside

                                 Em              C

It may seem a little crazy, pretty baby

                            D             Em

But I promise momma's gon' be alright

[Verse 2]

It's funny

Em                             C

I remember back one year when daddy had no money

D                                                    Em

Mommy wrapped the Christmas presents up and stuck 'em under the tree

Em                                                                 C

And said some of 'em were from me, cause daddy couldn't buy 'em

D                                               Em

I'll never forget that Christmas I sat up the whole night crying

                          Em                  C

Cause daddy felt like a bum, see daddy had a job

                   D               Em

But his job was to keep the food on the table for you and mom

                     Em              C

And at the time every house that we lived in

                                      D                Em

Either kept getting broken into and robbed or shot up on the block

Em                     C

And your mom was saving money for you in a jar

D                                                Em

Tryna start a piggy bank for you so you could go to college

Em                                           C

Almost had a thousand dollars till someone broke in and stole it

D                                           Em

And I know it hurt so bad it broke your momma's heart

Em                                                C

And it seemed like everything was just startin' to fall apart

D                                  Em

Mom and dad was arguin' a lot so momma moved back

Em                                      C

On the Chalmers in the flat one bedroom apartment

D                                                 Em

And dad moved back to the other side of 8 Mile on Novara

Em                               C

And that's when daddy went to California with his CD

D                                        Em

And met Dr. Dre and flew you and momma out to see me

Em                                       C

But daddy had to work, you and momma had to leave me

D                             Em

Then you started seeing daddy on the T.V.

Em                                         C

And momma didn't like it and you and Laney were to young to understand it

D                                             Em

Papa was a rollin' stone, momma developed a habit

Em                              C

And it all happened too fast for either one of us to grab it

D                                    Em

I'm just sorry you were there and had to witness it first hand

Em                                             C

Cause all I ever wanted to do was just make you proud

D                                          Em

Now I'm sitting in this empty house, just reminiscing

Em                                    C

Lookin' at your baby pictures, it just trips me out

D                                  Em

To see how much you both have grown, it's almost like you're sisters now

Em                                  C                       D

Wow, guess you pretty much are and daddy's still here


Laney I'm talkin' to you too, daddy's still here

Em                             C                               D

I like the sound of that, yeah, it's got a ring to it don't it?


Shh, momma's only gone for the moment

[Kembali ke Chorus]

                                    Em                                 C

And if you ask me too Daddy's gonna buy you a mockingbird

D                            Em

I'mma give you the world

                             Em                           C

I'mma buy a diamond ring for you, I'mma sing for you

                                D                     Em

I'll do anything for you to see you smile

                                   Em                  C

And if that mockingbird don't sing and that ring don't shine

D                                   Em

I'mma break that birdies neck

                                 Em                           C

I'll go back to the jeweler who sold it to ya

                                              D                 Em

And make him eat every carat don't fuck with dad (ha ha)