Taylor swift - Brought up that way

Emily comes home from school
Grabs onto her daddy’s hand
He says: ‘baby girl, what’s wrong with you?’
She says: ‘please, don’t make me go back there again.’
She said: ‘I wish there was some way to make them stop it’
So he drives down to that principles office and says:

I didn’t bring her up
So he could cut her down
I didn’t bring her here
So they could shut her out
I live my whole damn life
To see that little girl smile
So why are tears pouring down that sweet face
She wasn’t brought up that way

Emily’s home late again
He sees that boy drive away
Oh but something different this time
She doesn’t have too much to say
She said: ‘he tried, but there’s just something’s I won’t do’
And through the tears she said: ‘I couldn’t do that to you’
And he said

I didn’t bring you up
So he could wear you down
Take that innocent heart
And turn it inside out
I live my whole damn life
To see my little girl’s smile
So don’t let nobody take that away
You weren’t brought up that way


The phone rings on a rainy night
Says it’s Officer Tate
He said: ‘sir, there’s been an accident.
You better come down here right away.’
A drunken driver missed an over pass
And Emily, she’s fading fast
He says god

I didn’t bring her up
To watch them lay her down
Nearly killed me today,
They put her momma in the ground
Only thing kept me alive, was that little girl’s smile
So please don’t take that away
It won’t be easy taking her today
She wasn’t brought up that way

He stands over the hospital bed
Emily opens her eyes

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