Daddy O Daddy

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Daddy, o daddy, when you wanted me
I was little and sweet, I was little and sweet.
Now I'm bigger than the sun and I give off more heat
and you're stranded at sea, you're aching for me.

Daddy, o daddy when I needed you
you never came through, you never came through.
Now you're older than the Bible and the demons I slew
while I prayed for you, and waited for you.

But a funny thing happened on the way to your heaven --
it was taken from you, it was stolen from you.
Now we've got a lot in common; it surprises me, too.
I think you love me, I think I love you.

It's a cold war peace we've brokered between us.
We're diplomats from different pasts and both could be true.
(Except for the part where no one believes us --
cause there's only one God, and for years it was you.)

Daddy, o daddy when I lived with you
I was bitter and bruised, thoroughly used.
Now I eat bitches for breakfast and they go down so smooth
but I still look for you, and hunger for you.

Daddy, o daddy now you're all alone.
The beautiful girls you loved are all gone.
The boys you used to brawl, they've all moved on.
Your sun is set, your little girl will never claim your throne.

It's a hard won peace between a king and an exile.
You're deposed, and I'm exposed in cold and hard lands.
But when we talk late at night it's like a warming fire
a language -- a love -- no one else could understand.

Daddy, you want me, except when you don't.
Daddy, I forgive you, except when I won't.
Daddy, we're monsters, but we're broken by them, too.
Daddy, you love me, just the way I love you.

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from Complicated Lady, released October 28, 2014

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The Harvey Girls Portland, Oregon

Melissa Rodenbeek and Hiram Lucke formed The Harvey Girls in August of 2003 in Lawrence, Kansas. The group combine the... melodies of bubblegum pop with experimentation in sound. Their music stands as a cross between Prince Paul's production work and the songs of the Shangri-Las. The couple moved to Portland, OR, in 2006 where they remain. Josh Millard joins the couple in their live shows. ... more

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