Brought Up That Way
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 wayTo make them stop it"So he drives down toThat principles office and says
"I didn't bring her upSo they could cut her downI didn't bring her hereSo they could shut her outI live my whole damn lifeTo see that little girl's smileSo why are tears pouring down that sweet face?She wasn't brought up that way"
Emily's home late againHe sees that boy drive awayOh but something's different this time,She doesn't have too much to sayShe said "He tried butThere's just some things I won't do"And through the tearsShe said "I couldn't do that to you"And he said
"I didn't bring you upSo he could wear you downTake that innocent heartAnd turn it inside outI live my whole damn lifeTo see my little girl's smileSo don't let nobody take that away,You weren't brought up that way"
The phone rings on a rainy nightSays "It's officer tate"He said "Sir, there's been an accident,You better come down here right away,A drunken driver missed an over pass,And Emily, she's fading fast"
He says "God, I didn't bring her upTo watch them lay her downNearly killed me today,They put her own momma in the groundOnly thing that kept me alive,Was that little girl's smileSo please don't take that away,It won't be easy taking her today,She wasn't brought up that way"
He stands over the hospital bedEmily opens her eyes