Thursday, September 17, 2020

Rule Number One

Gregg Metcalf
9-17-2020

Chorus:
Daddy, last night you broke rule number one
It’s the most important one you said
You might break a few before your done
But last night you broke rule number one
Rule number one, come home to mom and me
It’s a rule that should never have to be
But in the blink of an eye your shift was done
Daddy, last night you broke rule number one

I knew you came in my room last night
You kissed my cheek and turned off the light
It was time for work like every night before
I whispered I love you as you closed my door

Daddy, you know that I’m so proud of you
And I know how much you love what you do
You look so brave and strong in your uniform
Protect and serve was why you were born

You told me about the rules you go by
To keep you safe so nobody has to die
But my favorite rule was for your son
Come home to me was rule number one

This morning your best friend stopped by
Momma opened the door and began to cry
With his head bowed low he said to her
A robbery went bad in a great big blur

Chorus:
Daddy, last night you broke rule number one
It’s the most important one you said
You might break a few before your done
But last night you broke rule number one
Rule number one, come home to mom and me
It’s a rule that should never have to be
But in the blink of an eye your shift was done
Daddy, last night you broke rule number one

Recitation:

Now you’ll never come home to mom and me
You did a job nobody wants to do or see
I’ll always be proud of everything you’ve done
Even though you broke rule number one

Chorus:

Daddy, last night you broke rule number one
It’s the most important one you said
You might break a few before your done
But last night you broke rule number one
Rule number one, come home to mom and me
It’s a rule that should never have to be
But in the blink of an eye your shift was done
Daddy, last night you broke rule number one