A year and a half may not seem like much time
But it's almost forever when you're only nine.
Yet still she adores him, and tears fill her eyes
As she clings to her pillow, and cries.
Daddy, come home, oh please Daddy, come home.
Please Daddy, are you out there somewhere all alone?
Was Mommy mean to you, did I treat you wrong?
Daddy, oh Daddy, come home.
Down on the coast in a honeymoon suite
Someone's tossing and turning and they're trying to sleep.
Was that just the wind, oh, in the pines 'cross the bay
Or a small voice from far away?
Daddy, oh Daddy, come home!
I am not responsible for the fact that the unhappy daughter hypothesizes maternal unkindness as the cause of her father's departure. It could, of course, have been his fault; or shared by both parents; or nobody's. That's the thing about a country song: it gets you thinking. Listen here.
[The Momma 'n' Daddy Archive, containing all the details of the series, is here.]