Artist: Ricky Skaggs
Song Title: Father Knows Best
Daddy told me not to ride my bike across that rocky creek
You know it's swift in places and son it's pretty deep
But hardheaded full of pride I went on anyway
And if daddy hadn't been watchin' me I wouldn't be here today.

Father knows best, father knows best
If he hadn't been lookin' out for me I'd be in such a mess
I swore from then on I would do just what he said
'Cause father knows best, father knows best.

I remember back in high school about sixteen years old
My friend said let's go drinkin', but daddy told me not to go
Now I'm so glad that I stayed home 'cause it turned out he was right
When the papers came the next mornin' it was there in black and white.

Father knows best, father knows best
If he hadn't been lookin' out for me I'd be in such a mess
I swore from then on I would do just what he said
'Cause father knows best, father knows best.

Today a man knocked on my door and said your daddy died
I tried holdin' back the tears but I just stood there and cried
Lord, you know I loved him, why did he have to go away
Then lookin' up to Heaven I heard somebody say.

Father knows best, father knows best
I'm always lookin' out for you so your heart can be at rest
I'll see you through the bad times, just remember what I said
Father knows best, father knows best.
Daddy told me not to ride my bike across that rocky creek
You know it's swift in places and son it's pretty deep
But hardheaded full of pride I went on anyway
And if daddy hadn't been watchin' me I wouldn't be here today.

Father knows best, father knows best
If he hadn't been lookin' out for me I'd be in such a mess
I swore from then on I would do just what he said
'Cause father knows best, father knows best.

I remember back in high school about sixteen years old
My friend said let's go drinkin', but daddy told me not to go
Now I'm so glad that I stayed home 'cause it turned out he was right
When the papers came the next mornin' it was there in black and white.

Father knows best, father knows best
If he hadn't been lookin' out for me I'd be in such a mess
I swore from then on I would do just what he said
'Cause father knows best, father knows best.

Today a man knocked on my door and said your daddy died
I tried holdin' back the tears but I just stood there and cried
Lord, you know I loved him, why did he have to go away
Then lookin' up to Heaven I heard somebody say.

Father knows best, father knows best
I'm always lookin' out for you so your heart can be at rest
I'll see you through the bad times, just remember what I said
Father knows best, father knows best.

Your Father knows best son, your Father knows best

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