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Lauri Ann Sisney / Georgia Middleman

He was a good one…6’3”
from Sweetwater, TX…he was good to me
when I would fight with my sister and my mom would get mad
she’d always threaten the same thing with all the venom she had

“Wait ‘til your daddy gets home”
he’s gonna set you straight”
but if she knew my daddy like I knew my daddy
she’d know I couldn’t wait

He would take us to our room and shut door
So mom couldn’t see us, then his belt hit the floor
We would scream just like banshees while we’d quietly laugh
And walk out of that bedroom looking sullen and sad

She’d say “Wait ‘til your daddy gets home”
he’s gonna set you straight”
and he always did all through my life
and never a minute too late

When I heard that we were losing him
I took the next flight home
I held his hand and stroked his hair
And helped my dad let go

the church was overflowing
from all the lives he touched
I wonder if he ever knew
That he was loved so much

Wait ‘til your daddy gets home
You are and now you’re free
I miss you more than words can say
And Dad, please wait for me

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from SW​:​S Retreat May 2017, released June 4, 2017

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Founded by Austin, Texas singer-songwriter Darden Smith and Mary Judd, SongwritingWith:Soldiers is a non-profit 501c (3) organization.

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