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  • Steve Saint-James posted 1606 days ago

    Steve Saint-James

    I know sometimes things may not always make sense to you right now
    But hey, what daddy always tell you?
    Straighten up little soldier
    Stiffen up that upper lip
    What you crying about?
    You got me

    Hailie, I know you miss your mom and I know you miss your dad
    Well I'm gone but I'm trying to give you the life that I never had
    I can see you're sad, even when you smile, even when you laugh
    I can see it in your eyes, deep inside you want to cry
    'Cause you're scared, I ain't there?
    Daddy's with you in your prayers
    No more crying, wipe them tears
    Daddy's here, no more nightmares
    We gon' pull together through it, we gon' do it
    Laney uncles crazy, ain't he?
    Yeah, but he loves you girl and you better know it
    We're all we got in this world
    When it spins, when it swirls
    When it whirls, when it twirls
    Two little beautiful girls
    Lookin' puzzled, in a daze
    I know it's confusing you
    Daddy's always on the move, mamma's always on the news
    I try to keep you sheltered from it but somehow it seems
    The harder that I try to do that, the more it backfires on me
    All the things growing up his daddy that he had to see
    Daddy don't want you to see but you see just as much as he did
    We did not plan it to be this way, your mother and me
    But things have gotten so bad between us
    I don't see us ever being together ever again
    Like we used to be when we were teenagers
    But then of course everything always happens for a reason
    I guess it was never meant to be
    But it's just something we have no control over and that's what destiny is
    But no more worries, rest your head and go to sleep
    Maybe one day we'll wake up and this will all just be a dream

    Now hush little baby, don't you cry
    Everything's gonna be alright
    Stiffen that upper lip up little lady, I told ya
    Daddy's here to hold ya through the night
    I know mommy's not here right now and we don't know why
    We fear how we feel inside
    It may seem a little crazy, pretty baby
    But I promise momma's gon' be alright

    It's funny
    I remember back one year when daddy had no money
    Mommy wrapped the Christmas presents up
    And stuck 'em under the tree and said some of 'em were from me
    'Cause daddy couldn't buy 'em
    I'll never forget that Christmas I sat up the whole night crying
    'Cause daddy felt like a bum, see daddy had a job
    But his job was to keep the food on the table for you and mom
    And at the time every house that we lived in
    Either kept getting broken into and robbed
    Or shot up on the block and your mom was saving money for you in a jar
    Tryna start a piggy bank for you so you could go to college
    Almost had a thousand dollars 'til someone broke in and stole it
    And I know it hurt so bad it broke your momma's heart
    And it seemed like everything was just startin' to fall apart
    Mom and dad was arguin' a lot so momma moved back
    On the Chalmers in the flat one bedroom apartment
    And dad moved back to the other side of 8 Mile on Novara
    And that's when daddy went to California with his CD and met Dr. Dre
    And flew you and momma out to see me
    But daddy had to work, you and momma had to leave me
    Then you started seeing daddy on the T.V. and momma didn't like it
    And you and Laney were too young to understand it
    Papa was a rollin' stone, momma developed a habit
    And it all happened too fast for either one of us to grab it
    I'm just sorry you were there and had to witness it first hand
    'Cause all I ever wanted to do was just make you proud
    Now I'm sitting in this empty house, just reminiscing
    Lookin' at your baby pictures, it just trips me out
    To see how much you both have grown, it's almost like you're sisters now
    Wow, guess you pretty much are and daddy's still here
    Laney I'm talkin' to you too, daddy's still here
    I like the sound of that, yeah
    It's got a ring to it don't it?
    Shh, momma's only gone for the moment


    And if you ask me too
    Daddy's gonna buy you a mockingbird
    I'mma give you the world
    I'mma buy a diamond ring for you
    I'mma sing for you
    I'll do anything for you to see you smile
    And if that mockingbird don't sing and that ring don't shine
    I'mma break that birdie's neck
    I'll go back to the jeweler who sold it to ya
    And make him eat every carat don't fuck with dad (ha ha)

  • MMLALA Destroys posted 1606 days ago

    MMLALA Destroys

    Hey Alex don't take what Dave is saying personally, I agree with what you said about Dortmund being lucky, especially Madrid because if Madrid had bagged at least one of the goals in the opening 15 minutes they would be on track, and Ronaldo wasn't fully fit.

  • Dave Kuhn posted 1607 days ago

    Dave Kuhn

    Fair enough, but the point still remains that one could make the case even more convincingly that it was actually Malaga and Madrid who were "lucky" because a lot went in their favor in those 2 ties even moreso than what went in Dortmund's favor. As I said before, if Malaga's second goal had been disallowed (which it SHOULD have been), Dortmund never even would have needed that 3rd goal. Therefore, Dortmund was unlucky if anything because they were forced to score TWO goals instead of one in extra time.

    And again against Madrid, Dortmund were incredibly UNLUCKY. They gave Madrid an away goal on a silver platter in the first leg by an unlucky mishit from Hummels and then they missed several sitters in Madrid which would have sealed the tie with a slam.

    How you claim they were "lucky" is beyond me.

  • Dave Kuhn posted 1608 days ago

    Dave Kuhn

    Dude, you really come across clueless in your articles. Calling Dortmund "lucky" against Malaga and Madrid??? Are you out of it? First off, Dortmund was miles better than Malaga and deserved to go through. And I love how you conveniently draw attention to Dortmund's 3rd goal being offside without mentioning the fact that they should never have even NEEDED that 3rd goal considering Malaga's second goal in that game was even MORE offside than Dortmund's 3rd. Wipe out both offside goals and Dortmund still win 2-1. Nothing "lucky" about it. And then you claim they got lucky against Madrid?? Are you kidding me? Madrid was the ones who were lucky as possibly imaginable! First off, Madrid's only away goal came as a mistake by Hummels (LUCK for Madrid NOT Dortmund). Then in the return leg, Madrid got lucky to have Dortmund's best player Gotze hurt and out of the match after only 10 minutes! And then Dortmund missed 3 sitters which would have ended the contest right then and there. To say Dortmund were the lucky ones in either of those ties is just ridiculous and insulting to Dortmund fans. Get off the fanboy trains. Even Fox Soccer's own Jamie Trecker who is a huge La Liga fan admitted that Bayern and Dortmund were FAR AND AWAY the best two teams in Europe this season and deserved their spots in that final by a long shot. He even went as far as to say that any other teams from the other top 3 leagues would have been played out of the part by Dortmund or Bayern. I'm so sick of hearing people claim Dortmund was lucky. Such B.S.