Daddy Let's Play

Daddy Lets Play - After a show one night a young cowboy came up to me, shaking my hand, he asked me to write a song for him. He had been drinking and he went on to tell me on his way home from a rodeo one night he had a car accident. He told me he had killed his wife and baby girl in the accident. Eve and I looked at him stunned and with that some people he was with whisked him out the door. We couldn't get that young cowboy out of our thoughts. We traveled home that night talking about him and the next day Eveonne sat up in bed with tears streaming down her face for 2 hours writing his song. It took me some time to be able to sing it without choking on the lump in my throat. We have never seen that young cowboy again and the song is meant as an inspiration for him to get on with his own precious life.



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Daddy Let's Play
Lyrics by Eve Esam, Music by Rod Esam

He looked into my eyes - But his werenít really there
They were red and all glazed over from his beer
I have the saddest story, will you tell it in a song
How I lost my wife and child, it all went so wrong

Chorus:
Hey Cowboy, donít you look so blue!
Even though Iím up in heaven - Iím so in love with you
You know weíre looking on - weíre with you every day
Your baby girl says - Daddy letís play...

He looked broken, lost and lifeless with shoulders sagging low
His Cowboy life meant nothing anymore
His hat he once wore tall, now hid him from the world
And he shook my hand as he staggered out the door.

Chorus:
Hey Cowboy donít you look so blue!
Even though weíre up in heaven weíre still so proud of you
You know weíre looking on - weíre with you every day
You baby girl says - Daddy lets play...

The Cowboys words stayed with me as I took my family home
My wife, my sons, my purpose for each day
Iíve written down your story - Iíll sing it to the world
But Listen - I think your wife just wants to say...

Chorus:
Hey Cowboy - Your life has purpose too!
Even though Iím up in heaven Iím still in love with you
Youíve got to lift those shoulders high and stride into the day
Your baby girl says - Daddy lets play...
Your baby girl says - Daddy lets play...




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