Brought Up That Way Lyrics

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 way
to make them stop it"
so he drives down to
that principle's office and says

"I didn't bring her up
so they could cut her down
I didn't bring her here
so they could shut her out
I live my whole damn life
to see that little girl's smile
so why are tears pouring down
that sweet face?
she wasn't brought up that way"

Emily's home late again
he sees that boy drive away
oh, but something different this time,
she doesn't have too much to say
she said "he tried but
there's just some things I won't do"
and through the tears
she said "I couldn't do that to you"
and he said
"I didn't bring you up
so he could wear
you down
take that innocent heart
and turn it inside out
I live my whole damn life
to see my little girl's smile
so don't let nobody take that away,
you weren't brought up that way"

The phone rings on a rainy night
says "It's Officer Tate"
he said "sir, there's been an accident,
you better come down here right away,
a drunken driver missed an overpass,
and Emily, she's fading fast"
he says "God,I didn't bring her up
to watch them lay her down
nearly killed me the day
they put her
momma in the ground
only thing that kept me alive,
was that little girl's smile
so please don't take that away,
I won't be easy taking her today,
she wasn't brought up that way"

He stands over the hospital bed
Emily opens her eyes

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Mya February 9, 2012-20:59

Taylor, this is beautiful. This girl is supposed to be a copy of you but different right? I know you were bullied and the chevy truck makes me look back at Tim Macgraw. Absolutely heart touching. Wow.
Anna May 30, 2012-14:47

..This song has a great meaning.. It shows what a father's love could and should be like.It's important to show your daughter you love her with all your heart and you don't wanna lose her.
Shelly September 6, 2011-15:50

OMG! Wouldn't it be so awesome if this was on her 2012 album? I love this song, and I'd love it if it was on her next album!
sophie August 2, 2011-15:28

I love this song, it has so much meaning, I cry everytime I listen to it, shows the true love a father has for his daughter. Taylor is so amazing!xxx
abby July 24, 2011-1:53

i don't get the bit 'he tried but theres somethings i just wont do' whats it mean? and omg i couldnt beleive my ears when i first heard this AMAZING BEAUTIFUL SONG
EMILY June 1, 2011-19:57

omg!! this song is so sweet my name is also emily aww what a cute song though its sortta saad i remember wen i was in grade school i used to get bullyed sometimes it was horrible :)
Nhung April 19, 2011-6:16

Soft.Meaningful.Great. This song really inspired me. I love songs like this.Taylor is beautiful both inside and out.
Merissa March 8, 2011-18:05

It is when you say it out of anger. Taylor Swift, i'm sorry if I seem critical. I don't mean to be critical. I love your music:)
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