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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Daddy



(a song for a female singer)

i remember that gray cold day
they put my mother in her grave
i stood with my brother and sister out in the rain
my daddy never cried out loud
though i know it broke his heart
i guess he never learned to share the pain

chorus

daddy was a good man
a gentle man and kind
and he held us all together with mom dead
daddy always said he'd kill
the man who laid a hand on me
and daddy always did just what he said

daddy never lied to us
about the way our mother died
i guess it's just as well he never tried
mom was working late at night
'cause dad had been laid off again
a bad man took my mother for a ride

chorus

daddy started drinking hard
to blot out momma's memory
but it didn't seem to do him any good
then one night he came home drunk
he knocked upon my bedroom door
he loved me like no father ever should

i found him in the morning
stretched out on the kitchen floor
a bullet through his mouth and out his head
daddy always said he'd kill
the man who laid a hand on me
and daddy always did just what he said

daddy was
a good man
a gentle man
and
kind

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I am from West Virginia. Born in New Martinsville to a minister's family. Traveled around West Virginia and Southern Ohio growing up. The only stability I got was from my mother's side of the family in Boone County. My Great Grandfather on my father's side was preaching in Madison during the Mine Wars. He ran for the state legislature on a pro-union ticket and won only to have the coal companies tie the results up in court so he ended serving only one day out of this term. My Grandfather on my mother's side stood with the miner's at Blair Mountain and died of Black Lung when I was still in my teens. I was raised a Conservative Christian...not a Fundamentalist. Strict separation of church and state based on the understanding that what makes for a good politician is pretty much the opposite of what makes a good Christian. I'm politically radical in that I believe in one man/one vote and the only way to have political equality is to have economic equality. I'm an atheist because once I accepted the fact of my own mortality I found no need for belief in God.