From the recording Inspired

Written by Patrick Jason Matthews/James E. McCormick
EMI April Music Inc./Songfighter Music (ASCAP)
Alternator Music (BMI)

Lyrics

LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON
(Written by Patrick Jason Matthews and Jim McCormick)

Well my parents got married way too soon
Momma got her first beating on her honeymoon
And Daddy didn’t want me but I was born
To a single wide trailer in Harrells Store

Well the violence didn’t stop just 'cause I was there
He’d punch her and he’d holler and he’d pull her hair
Snatched me up from the cradle even had the nerve
to say, “Look at your momma see what she deserves”

Chorus: As long as I live
It’ll always stay with me
But I made myself this promise
You know I intend to keep
I’ll never hurt the ones I love and they’ll never hear me yell
Like father, like son, like hell

When I look in the mirror I can see his face
Same eyes, same jaw, same blood in my veins
Just ‘cause daddy was a monster doesn’t make me one
It’s the things you do it ain’t who you come from

So I love my wife just as hard as I can
I want the eyes of my children to see a good man
I grew up around darkness every day
And nobody should have to live that way

2nd Chorus: As long as I live
It’ll always stay with me
But I made myself this promise
You know I intend to keep
I’ll never hurt the ones I love and they’ll never hear me yell
I’d rather hurt myself
Like father, like son, like hell

Like father, like son, like hell

©2005
EMI April Music Inc./Songfighter Music (ASCAP)
(All rights for Songfighter Music controlled and administered by EMI April Music Inc.)
Alternator Music (BMI)