Daddy's Ways

Daddys Ways Lyrics and Melody:  Meredith Arneson
Copyright:  2006 

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VERSE 1:
If you ask me ‘bout the memories I recall the most
From early days of innocence and play
The cherished ones I’d have to say - to which I’d raise a toast
Are the kindness and the warmth of Daddy's Ways

VERSE 2:
He laughed with us when we were acting silly
Cried with us when we were feeling low
From on his lap he’d say we could make our dreams come true
The greatest Dad a kid could ever know

CHORUS 1:
Daddy's Wa-a-ays
How they kept us all together
His endearing ways
That could raise us to the heights
Daddy’s wa-a-ays
Always made us feel so special
Amazing how our Dad’s Ways
Made all the world seem right

VERSE 3:
He worked so hard to make us all a living
We’d watch him working late into the night
But he always found enough love from deep within his heart
To hug us all and tuck us in real tight

VERSE 4:
Best of all we knew Dad loved Mama
So proud to tell the world she was his wife
He’d show her love in ways we still talk about today
And often take to heart in our own lives

CHORUS 1:
Daddy's Wa-a-ays
How they kept us all together
His endearing ways
That could raise us to the heights
Daddy’s wa-a-ays
Always made us feel so special
Amazing how our Dad’s Ways
Made all the world seem right

VERSE 5:
One day when I got home from summer beachin’
I walked in our front door only to find
Sweet mama on the sofa with grandma by her side
Mama trying to talk but she could only cry

VERSE 6:
My brother laid his warm hand on my shoulder
Then ushered me into our car outside
Then he hugged me really hard as he broke the awful news
Daddy’s heart gave out... today... our Daddy died

VERSE 7:
In disbelief I wandered round the front yard
My brother and I hugged a long, long time
Both wanting to erase our sad reality
A sadness to this day I can’t describe

CHORUS 1:
Daddy's Wa-a-ays
How they kept us all together
His endearing ways
That could raise us to the heights
Daddy’s wa-a-ays
Always made us feel so special
Amazing how our Dad’s Ways
Made all the world seem right

VERSE 8:
But listen there is more I must tell you
As time went by and we worked through our pain
We realized the greatest gift our Daddy ever gave
Was to show us One who loved us more than him

VERSE 9:
And then because our Dad was truly faithful
To the Dad above who sought to call him home
It was easy for the four of us to give our hearts to God
And trust in Him for all the rest to come

CHORUS 2:
Father Go-o-od
Now is keeping us together
Father Go-o-od
Wants to raise us to the heights
Father G-o-od
Gave our Dad a home in Heaven
And now gives to his family... safe haven day and night

CHORUS 3:
I thank Go-o-od
We will meet again with Daddy
I thank Go-o-od
He is with us in our strife     
I thank Go-o-od,
God who loves us so completely
That in his arms forever we will have eternal life