The Man I Should Be

from by Justin Payne

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lyrics

Daddy was a simple man
Flannel shirts and pocket tee's
All he knew was working hard
Always aimed to please

There's nothing that he couldn't do
Everything for everyone
Damn near perfect man
The perfect father to this son

Cause Daddy was a hero
If only in my eyes
Had our share of ups and downs
and he cut me down to size
Now looking back I realize
Yea I can plainly see
Daddy was the man I should be

Had the will of 20 men
Heart larger than life
Fought his way to hell and back
Seen his share of pain and done his time

There were many bigger men
None stronger I don't believe
Trouble never stood a chance
He kept them aces up his sleeve

Cause Daddy was a hero
If only in my eyes
Had our share of ups and downs
and he cut me down to size
Now looking back I realize
Yea I can plainly see
Daddy was the man I should be

Toe to toe and eye to eye
Where we stood so many times
I see things so different now
As I stand here by his side

Cause Daddy you're my hero
If only in my eyes
Had our share of ups and downs
and you cut me down to size
Now looking back I realize
Yea I can plainly see
Daddy was the man I should be

credits

from No Place Lower Than High, released July 29, 2014
Music and lyrics by Justin Payne

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Justin Payne West Virginia

Raised, lives and works as a coalminer in Boone County, West Virginia.
Born at the height of the "Outlaw Movement" Justin cut his teeth on the console stereo while Willie Nelson was playing on the turntable. That would be the biggest influence on his musical style when he picked up a guitar at age 14. ... more

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