From the album Made Right Here

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Lyrics

Daddys Shoulders

I thought my daddy’s shoulders
Was the highest place on earth
His knee the toughest bronc I’d ever ride
When he used his belt I know he felt
It really did hurt him worse
He taught me how to be a man
By standin’ on his word …

Daddy didn’t walk on water, drank a little muscadine wine
Taught me to swing a hammer and how to walk the line
He never said “I love you” much but I could see it in his eyes
I’d give anything to ride daddy’s shoulders one more time
I’d give anything to ride daddy’s shoulders one more time …

He couldn’t carry a tune in a bucket
But he loved to sing God’s praise
I’d just grin, plug my ears and sing along
I learned that a joyful noise
Was all the Lord required
We had good food on the table
And hardwood on the fire …

Daddy didn’t walk on water, drank a little muscadine wine
Taught me to swing a hammer and how to walk the line
He never said “I love you” much but I could see it in his eyes
I’d give anything to ride daddy’s shoulders one more time
I’d give anything to ride daddy’s shoulders one more time …

I’m pretty sure he never lied, said “I’m sorry” when he cursed
Taught me courage is that step you take
Just after you lose your nerve …

Daddy didn’t walk on water, drank a little muscadine wine
Taught me to swing a hammer and how to walk the line
He never said “I love you” much but I could see it in his eyes
I’d give anything to ride daddy’s shoulders one more time
I’d give anything to ride daddy’s shoulders one more time …

© Gregg Shively