[Eminem)] Yeah... 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 cryin about? You got me
[Verse 1] Hailie I know you miss your mom, and I know you miss your dad when I'm gone but I'm tryin 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 wanna cry Cause you're scared, I ain't there, daddy's with you in your prayers No more cryin, wipe them tears, daddy's here no more nightmares We gon' pull together through it, we gon' do it Laney, Uncle's crazy ain't he yeah but he loves you girl and you better know it We're all we got it 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 confusin you Daddy's always on the move, mama's always on the news I try to keep up sheltered from it, but somehow it seems the harder that I try to do that the more it backfires on me All the things growin up as 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 got so bad between us, I don't see us ever bein together ever again, like we used to be when we was teenagers But then of course everything always happens for a reason I guess it was never meant to be But it's just somethin that 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'll all just be a dream
[Chorus] 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 feel how we feel inside It may seem a little crazy, pretty baby But I promise, momma's gon' be alright
[Verse 2] Heh, 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 weren't from me, cause daddy couldn't buy 'em I'll never forget that Christmas I sat up the whole night cryin 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 gettin broken into and robbed or shot up on the block And your mom, was savin money for you in a jar Tryin to 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 seein daddy on the TV 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 sittin in this empty house, just reminiscin 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
[Eminem] And if you ask me to daddy's gonna buy you a mockingbird I'ma give you the world I'ma buy a diamond ring for you, I'ma 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'ma break that birdie's neck I'd go back to the jeweler who sold it to ya And make him eat every carat, don't fuck with dad Ha ha!