Build Me A Daddy - Luke Bryan

The Experience: I sure miss him... The hole a father leaves behind is a tribute to how loving he was...
The Vibe: Loss. Love. Gratitude.
The Topic: Fatherhood.
The Value: Security.
The Tension: I sure miss him (He's gone) VS. The whole song is a tribute to just how much this father's love has touched every bit and piece of his son's life.



Music video: Luke Bryan plays in an empty rundown but not dark house. At the end of the video he embraces his own two sons Thomas and Tatum.

The Meaning of Build Me A Daddy: Luke Bryan sings a tribute to fatherhood. Big heart. Arms wide open. Loved by son and wife. Someone whose promises ring true because he's already delivered so many times. What makes the song so powerful is the fact that it's not just the description of a perfect father. It's the description of the hole his absence leaves behind. Whether it's death or distance, or even the fact that for you he tragically never existed, that's a powerful image of a father we all miss when he's gone. And a tribute to the fathers who inspired Build Me A Daddy.

Ask yourself: What size hole will you leave behind when you are gone?

Album: Born Here Live Here Die Here (2020)

LYRICS:

A boy walks past a window of a glowing, open sign
Full of wooden toys and trucks and painted trains
Rings a bell up on the counter, hands a picture to the man
Of a kid beside a soldier smiling away
Said, "Sir, I've heard you can build anything"

Could you build me a daddy?
Strong as Superman
Make him 10 feet tall with a southern drawl and a crooked smile if you can
'Cause I sure miss him
Maybe you could bring him back?
If I walked in with him, it'd sure make Momma happy, if you could build me a daddy

There's an old Winchester rifle, back home hanging on the wall
He promised me, he'd teach me how to aim
And he said, when I got older, we could work on that curveball
I know he'd never wanna miss a game
So, here's a little money that I've saved

Could you build me a daddy?
Strong as Superman
Make him 10 feet tall with a southern drawl and a crooked smile if you can
I sure miss him
Maybe you could bring him back
If I walked in with him, it'd sure make Momma happy, if you could build me a daddy

Give him a big heart, make his arms wide open
I know he misses me, so Mister, I was hoping

You could build me a daddy
Strong as Superman
Make him 10 feet tall with a southern drawl and a fishing pole in his hand
'Cause I sure miss him
Maybe you could bring him back
If I walked in with him, it'd sure make my momma happy, if you could you build me a daddy

Could you build me a daddy?

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