Daddy, If You Have to Go

from by Grant Maloy Smith



From the album "Dust Bowl - American Stories"
Words and music © Grant Maloy Smith (BMI) and Karen Teich Cluster
Produced by Grant Maloy Smith and Jeff Silverman

Grant Maloy Smith is an American Roots Singer/Songwriter with a country bent. His songs tell heartfelt stories about real people, and are unfailingly optimistic and forward looking. His 2017 album "Dust Bowl - American Stories" is earning rave reviews, including one from NO DEPRESSION, the bible of American Roots music. “Grant’s ability to capture the heartland in his music is amazing ... he has written A heartland masterpiece ... lyrics and music as potent as Woody Guthrie ... sent chills down my spine ... bound to become a classic ... A reminder of the darker period of Bob Dylan, and it’s that good, that memorable...” Grant is a member of the Recording Academy (the Grammys®), the AMA, the CMA, and is a BMI Recording artist.


Daddy, If You Have To Go

“Daddy, don’t go”
Said the grown-up child
Why can’t we set together
for a while?
Your eyes are tired
Lord, the things they’ve seen
I wish you’d squeeze my hand
And stay with me

But Daddy, if you have to go
Save me a place in Heaven
Forever never ends
I’ll be with you again
I know
Daddy, if you have to go
save me a place in Heaven
I’m not scared anymore
Daddy, if you have to go

We spent that day
Talking about the past
The time I took your truck
and run her out of gas
We laughed and cried
and we traded memories
I saw my life through your eyes
Smiling back at me


We fell into silence as the shadows climbed the walls
I watched your chest arise
And with each breath I watched it fall
I thought about my mama
And I knew you missed her, too
Taken way too early
But you’ll be there with her soon


I’m not scared any more - Daddy, go
I ain’t scared anymore - Daddy, go


from Dust Bowl - American Stories, released June 1, 2017
Vocals, Guitar, Bass: Grant Maloy Smith
Pedal Steel: Mike Johnson
Viola, Mandolin, Cello: Tim Lorsch
Drums, Percussion: Matt Burgess

℗ 2017 Suburban Cowboy Music
Vocals, Guitar and bass recorded at Suburban Cowboy Studio, Wakefield, RI
Viola, Mandolin, Cello, Drums, and Percussion recorded at Palette Studio, Nashville, TN



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Grant Maloy Smith South Kingstown, Rhode Island

Grant Maloy Smith is a singer-songwriter of American Roots music. He was born in Jacksonville, Florida about 60 miles from the Georgia state line. In 2012 he dove deep into the Americana scene, writing and producing the breakthrough 2013 album YELLOW TRAILER, which was in contention in three categories in the Grammys. The follow-on album DUST BOWL will be released in early 2017. ... more


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