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Father In You Lyrics

from The Breakthrough

"Father In You" is track #14 on the album The Breakthrough. It was written by Blige, Mary J. / Davis, Vidal / Harris, Andre / Toby, Ryan.
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Can I talk to you, baby?
When I was a little girl, I didn't have a father
And that's why I'm leaning on you
When I was a baby, I didn't get a hug from daddy
That's why I need a hug from you

Ooh, it's not easy and
I thank you for putting up with me
When you don't have a daddy's love

To say that you
(To say that I'm your little girl)
Are his little girl
(Oh, why didn't you love me? Yeah)

And give you the love
(I need love yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
You really deserve
(And I believe I deserve it and that's why)

That's why I need
The father in you
(I need the father in you, baby)
That's why I need
(Please don't hurt me, please)
The father in you

That's why I need
(Oh that's why)
The father in you
(Really need you)
That's why I need
(Please be true)
The father in you

Oh, things got bad, to the point
Where mommy couldn't hold us down
And that's when it hurt me so much to see her

To see her cry
(Oh don't cry, momma don't cry momma, don't)
Each and every night
(We're gonna be alright, that's what I used to say)

I said that some day
(That I would try to take his place)
But it was too hard
(It was so hard trying to be a man and a woman
And that's why I need the father in you)

That's why I need
(Oh I needed)
The father in you
(I put my trust on you)
That's why I need
(Please don't let me down)
The father in you

That's why I need
The father in you
(I need the father in you)
That's why I need
(Hold my hand)
The father in you

Because we never had one at home
No, no, no, no, no as a little girl
So I understand, why daddy couldn't be there
'Cause it's so obvious nobody taught him
How to be a father [Incomprehensible]

Oh and I'm not sayin' this to reminisce on the past
I'm just saying this to make you understand that I needed a father
And this is my problem, this is why I couldn't keep no one
This is why I couldn't stay alone, I was so scared alone

Every woman needs a man
And I don't think she understands
That she really needs a father
The father in you, my brother

She really needed a father, the father in you
When your wife is speaking fellas, pay attention
Yeah, don't ignore her, no, no, no, no
I really need the father in you

Songwriters
BLIGE, MARY J. / DAVIS, VIDAL / HARRIS, ANDRE / TOBY, RYAN

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