Daddy Said

words and music by John Eddie

Daddy said that's the way it oughta be
Daddy said that's the way it oughta be
Daddy never lied and that man told me
Find yourself a girl that drives you crazy

Well I whistled at Mary up on Cherry Hill
She gave me the finger and my heart a thrill
I was dumb enough to ask her out on a date
She was dumb enough to say pick me up at eight
Well I whooped and I hollered all teh way down the block
I never touched my dinner, put my mama in shock
I took four showers and I combed by hair
I looked in the mirror, saw a lucky boy there


Now down in the cellar, had my sights set low
Expecting big rejection but my baby gave the go
We was dancing Catholic, slammin' hip to hip
I must've been a lousy kisser cause she bit my lip
She was two years younger, she was ten years wise
I was a whole lot dumber that those other guys
She said I'll love you boy forever, quit that silly band
Things got real romantic, things got outta hand


Now do you take this man
Well let me hear you say yeah yeah
Put the ring on her hand
Now let me hear you say yeah yeah yeah yeah
Say goodbye to your old friends
Runnin' wild on weekends
Welcome to the world of the tied down
You're swimmin' in the deep end

Now a mess of nasty weather hit the home address
Mary met somebody you can guess the rest
She said we'll keep in touch, she said we'll still be friends
Truth I ain't seen Mary since I don't know when
She ain't my baby and we ain't nineteen
lately I been feelin' kinda sad and mean
Now life ain't wonderful and love ain't grand
I'm gonna have to have a talk with my old man