"Daddy What If" is a short but strong musical conversation between a father and child. "If the sun stopped shinin'" a child asks, "what would happen then?" It seems like, when we're young, parents have all the answers to these childish questions. The song does this with a few other questions before ending with one of the hardest questions, "daddy, what if I stop lovin' you?" as a child wonders if these scary things have to happen for us to grow up. What's cooler is the fact that though the original song features Bobby Bare and his son Bobby Bare Jr., later videos of the song can be found of Bobby Bare Jr. singing the song with his own kids. Maybe one day, those kids will pass on the song as well.
Bobby Bare Bobby Bare Jr. Shel Silverstein Sugar Hill Records Twistable Turnable Man