Conway Twitty That's My Job cover

That's My Job
by Conway Twitty
Lyrics


Released
Nov 30, 1989
Genre
Country
Views
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That's My Job Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
I woke up crying late at night
When I was very young.
I had dreamed my father
Had passed away and gone.
Verse 2
My world revolved around him
I couldn't lay there anymore.
So I made my way down the mirrored hall
And tapped upon his door.
Verse 3
And I said "Daddy, I'm so afraid
How will I go on with you gone that way?
Don't want to cry anymore
So may I stay with you?"
Verse 4
And he said "That's my job,
That's what I do.
Everything I do is because of you,
To keep you safe with me.
That's my job you see."
Verse 5
Later we barely got along
This teenage boy and he.
Most of the fights it seems
Were over different dreams,
We each held for me.
Verse 6
He wanted knowledge and learning.
I wanted to fly out west.
Said, "I could make it out there
If I just had the fare.
I got half, will you loan me the rest?"
Verse 7
And I said "Daddy, I'm so afraid,
There's no guarantee in the plans
I've made and if I should fail,
Who will pay my way back home?"
Verse 8
And he said "That's my job
That's what I do.
Everything I do is because of you
To keep you safe with me.
That's my job you see."
Verse 9
Every person carves his spot
And fills the hole with light.
And I pray someday I might
Light as bright as he.
Verse 10
Woke up early one bright fall day
To spread the tragic news.
After all my travel, I settled down
Within a mile or two.
Verse 11
I make my living with words and rhyme
And all this tragedy
Should go into my head and out instead
As bits of poetry.
Verse 12
But I say "Daddy, I'm so afraid,
How will I go on with you gone this way?
How can I come up with a song to say
I love you?"
Verse 13
That's my job, That's what I do
Everything I do is because of you
To keep you safe with me.
That's my job you see.
Everything I do is because of you
To keep you safe with me.

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