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I LOOK UP TO YOU
Kevin Clay / Darden Smith

Daddy you were always the working type
Roll up your sleeves and do what’s right
You were in the hot spot in that cold war
And you taught me some things are worth fighting for

You were six years old when you left the fatherland
But you were back in Berlin as an Air Force man
I know you helped some people get over that wall
And you showed me what means to answer a call

I look up to you
I look up to you
To the untrained eye you’re just an average guy
But I know what’s true
You’re the rock where I stand
I just want to be the man
You can look up to
The way that I look up to you

I signed up when the towers came down
Protect my country and my hometown
Thirty-three years old but I heard you say
When you’re doing what’s right son it’s never too late

I look up to you
I look up to you
To the untrained eye you’re just an average guy
But I know what’s true
You’re the rock where I stand
I just want to be the man
You can look up to
The way that I look up to you

I struggled since I came home and I wonder about you
When you came back home how’d you make it through
I’m taking one step at a time I’m gonna make it somehow
But Daddy I could really use your footsteps to follow in now

I look up to you
I look up to you
To the untrained eye you’re just an average guy
But I know what’s true
You’re the rock where I stand
I just want to be the man
You can look up to
The way that I look up to you

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from SW​:​S Retreat - February 2015, released May 9, 2015
© 2015 Darden Smith / SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP)

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

Our Mission: We transform lives by using collaborative songwriting to expand creativity, connections, and strengths.
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