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Daddy Never Was The Cadillac Kind Lyrics

"Daddy Never Was The Cadillac Kind" was written by Nelson, Bernie / Gibson, David Lowell.
"Daddy Never Was The Cadillac Kind" was written by Nelson, Bernie / Gibson, David Lowell.

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We were poor when I was a youngun
I don't remember ever going hungry
Daddy made sure we didn't do without
I went to school with some of these fellas
They had money and I was jealous
I didn't know then what I know now
Daddy'd say you can't judge a book by looking at its cover
It's what's inside that really matters

Daddy never was the Cadillac kind
He said some things just glitter and shine
He taught us that love was the one thing money couldn't buy
Daddy never was the Cadillac kind

I left home right out of high school
Got me a big car thought I was real cool
Cruisin' around the old neighborhood
I'd see daddy after church on Sunday
I'd say you'll have to go riding with me someday
He just said no, I never understood
He asked me how I bought it, I told him on credit
Daddy just smiled, I'll never forget it

Daddy never was the Cadillac kind
He said some things just glitter and shine
He taught us that love was the one thing money couldn't buy
Daddy never was the Cadillac kind

It took a while but now I'm grown
I've settled down with kids of my own
The more I give them
The more they want

Daddy left us last November
I don't remember him ever looking better
All laid out in his Sunday best
I'm sure instead of all that attention
All he'd of wanted was a few words mentioned
A simple man simply laid to rest
As they drove him away in that big Cadillac
With a tear in my eye I had to laugh

'Cause daddy never was the Cadillac kind
He said some things just glitter and shine
Well just this once, I hope daddy enjoyed the ride
'Cause daddy never was the Cadillac kind
No my daddy never was the Cadillac kind

Songwriters
Nelson, Bernie / Gibson, David Lowell

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