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Brought Up That Way

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Emily comes home from school,

grabs onto her daddy’s hand,

he says “baby girl what’s wrong with you?”

she says “please don’t make me go back there again”


She said “I wish there was some way

to make them stop it”

so he drives down to

that principal’s ofice and says


“I didn’t bring her up

so they could cut her down

I didn’t bring her here

so they could shut her out

I live my whole damn life

to see that little girl’s smile

so why are tears pouring down

that sweet face?

she wasn’t brought up that way”


Emily’s home late again

he sees that boy drive away

oh, but something different this time,

she doesn’t have too much to say

she said “he tried but

there’s just some things I won’t do”

and through the tears

she said “I couldn’t do that to you”

and he said


“I didn’t bring you up

so he could wear

you down

take that innocent heart

and turn it inside out

I live my whole damn life

to see my little girl’s smile

so don’t let nobody take that away,

you weren’t brought up that way”


The phone rings on a rainy night

says “it’s Officer Tate”

he said “sir, there’s been an accident,

you better come down here right away,

a drunken driver missed an overpass,

and Emily, she’s fading fast”

he says “God,I didn’t bring her up

to watch them lay her down

nearly killed me the day

they put her

momma in the ground

only thing that kept me alive,

was that little girl’s smile

so please don’t take that away,

I won’t be easy taking her today,

she wasn’t brought up that way”


He stands over the hospital bed

Emily opens her eyes




Brought Up That Way

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