"Daddy"

I remember when you used to take
Me on a bike ride everyday
On the bayou
You remember that? We were inseparable

And I remember when you could do no wrong
You'd come home from work
And I jumped in your arms when I saw you
I was so excited
I was so happy to see you
So happy to see you

Because you love me I overcome
And I'm so proud of what you've become
You've given me such security
No matter what mistakes I make you're there for me
You cure my disappointments and you heal my pain
You understood my fears and you've protected me
I treasure every irreplaceable memory and that's why…

I want my unborn son to be like my daddy
I want my husband to be like my daddy
There is no one else like my daddy
And I thank you for loving me

I still remember the expression on your face
When you found out I'd been on a date
And had a boyfriend
My first boyfriend, you should've seen your face

I still remember I called you crying 'cause of my tattoo
Could've said, "Beyoncé, I told you so."
Instead you said you'd get one too
You and my mama said y'all get one just like mine

Words can't express my boundless gratitude for you
I appreciate what you do
You've given me such security
No matter what mistakes I know you're there for me
You cure my disappointments and you heal my pain
You understand my fears and you've protected me
I treasure every extraordinary memory that's why…

My unborn son to be like my daddy
I want my husband to be like my daddy
There is no one else like my daddy
And I thank you for loving me

Even if my man broke my heart today
No matter how much pain I'm in I will be okay
'Cause I got a man in my life that can't be replaced
For this love is unconditional it won't go away

I know I'm lucky
Know it ain't easy
For men who take care of their responsibilities
Love is overwhelming
Lord, why did you pick me?
Can't stop the tears from falling
I love you so much, daddy

Thank you
You've done so much for me
I love you, daddy

I get so emotional, daddy, every time I think of you
I get so emotional, daddy, every time I think of you
There is no one else like my daddy
No one else replace my daddy


Writer(s): BEYONCE KNOWLES, MARK BATSON