RODNEY ATKINS


Watching You Lyrics

Drivin? through town just my boy and me
With a 'Happy Meal' in his booster seat
Knowin? that he couldn?t have the toy ?til his nuggets were gone

A green traffic light turned straight to red
I hit in my brakes and mumbled under my breath
His fries went a flyin? and his orange drink covered his lap

Well, then my 4 year old said a 4 letter word
It started with 'S' and I was concerned
So I said, ?Son, now where?d you learn to talk like that??

He said, ?I?ve been watching you, dad ain?t that cool?
I?m your buckaroo, I want to be like you
And eat all my food, and grow as tall as you are?

"We got cowboy boots and camo pants
Yeah, we?re just alike, hey, ain?t we dad
I want to do everything you do
So I?ve been watching you"

We got back home and I went to the barn
I bowed my head and I prayed real hard
Said, ?Lord, please help me help my stupid self?

Just this side of bedtime later that night
Turnin? on my son?s Scooby-doo night light
He crawled out of bed and he got down on his knees

He closed his little eyes, folded his little hands
Spoke to God like he was talkin? to a friend
And I said, ?Son, now where?d you learn to pray like that??

He said, ?I?ve been watching you, dad ain?t that cool?
I?m your buckaroo, I want to be like you
And eat all my food, and grow as tall as you are"

"We like fixin? things and holding moma?s hand
Yeah, we?re just alike, hey, ain?t we dad?
I want to do everything you do
So I?ve been watching you"

With tears in my eyes I wrapped him in a hug
Said, ?My little bear is growin? up?
And he said, ?But when I?m big
I?ll still know what to do?

€"'Cause I?ve been watching you, dad ain?t that cool?
I?m your buckaroo, I want to be like you
And eat all my food, and grow as tall as you are"

"By then I?ll be strong as superman
We?ll be just alike, hey, won?t we dad?
When I can do everything you do
'Cause I?ve been watching you"

Hey, hey, oh, oh

© SONGS FROM THE WHITE HOUSE; MIKE CURB MUSIC; MULTISONGS A DIV OF CAREERS MUS;

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Songwriter(s): Brian Gene White
Copyright: Universal Music - Brentwood Benson Tunes, Songs From The White House
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Meaning to "Watching You" (12 meanings)
Loving son 12/18/13,20:19
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I LOve this song, my mom always said it reminded her of me and my dad, I always wanna be better. I can't compare to my dad but I can try. i love my daddy a lot, hopefully you all do too.
michael 12/03/13,10:08
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i cry every time i hear this song i am 14 and i lost my daddy 8-13-13 he was my best friend sure he had his problems but like the song says i wish to see tears in his eyes as he wraps me in a hug just one more time
garbage parents outthere 06/26/12,13:19
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luv ths song a reminder 4my family monkey see monkey do. Sadly sum chldrn dnt deserve the families born it2 they get 0 choices they r purely innocent.SORRENTOS mst wntd thevn trailertrash ENJOY MYMUS
lady hawkins 03/18/12,22:03
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I so love this song and cry every time I hear it... This is so much like my son and husband... My son always gets nuggets and orange hi-fi from McDonald's and his first and only cuss word was the same
NH 12/01/11,13:33
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this tells me even tho you might not think little kids are watching you and are taking after you i have to learn that because when i am doing the Christmas play i have to watch my words at church
RA lover 11/23/11,11:57
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I love Rodney Atkins.....and this song!!!my favorite but my second favorite is knee deep by zac brown band!!!
Angel to faith momma bear 05/02/11,15:41
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love this song it was a huge inspiration in my family with my girl grown up we teach monkey see monkey do, 2 bad mr smile didnt learn that rule of life took tha memory out the door for him n son.
LOVETHISSONGMYFAVORITE:) 04/17/11,19:21
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I really do love this song.I hope when I get older if I have a boy (hoping) that, he will do the same.:) I didnt have a dad when I was 5 he died when I was 3.
Alexandra 09/01/10,11:43
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ive never heard this song but just reading the lyrics makes me cry it reminds me of my son and husband :)
selina 15 05/02/10,17:29
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I love this song and when i have my first boy i would want him to be like his daddy i want my boy to say i want to be like you dad
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