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10 Songs About Daughters


Daughters bring a light into our world like no other. They’re sweet little princesses who have us wrapped around their finger, and then they grow up to be spirited young women who want to carve out their way in this world. father daughter songs

These songs show the different perspectives of having a daughter – from doting on them as babies to letting them go as they chase their dreams.

Jason Blaine – Dance with My Daughter

One of the most heartbreaking moments in a father’s life is letting go of her little girl so she can start a family of her own. In this song, Jason Blaine sings about the father-daughter dance that signifies that his baby girl is all grown up.

Lyrics about daughters: Gonna dance with my daughter

Spin her around under the lights

‘Cause I’m just a father making the most of this moment in time

Before she lets me go I’ll hold her close caught in this race against time

Right now all I want is to dance with my daughter tonight


Martina McBride – Teenage Daughters

Anyone who has a teenage daughter knows how much of a handful teens can be! Martina McBride knows this all too well because she sees herself in her seventeen-year-old daughter. Down from the sweetness of her daughter when she wants money to the realization of falling in love for the first time, Martina sings about it all!

Lyrics about daughters: Remember when we use to be

Everything they ever need

We had them believing we were cool

It’s like it happened over night

We’re always wrong, they’re always right

We use to be the one’s breakin’ the rules

Now we’re just mothers, we’re just fathers of

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Stevie Wonder – Isn’t She Lovely

You can practically feel the giddy joy of Stevie Wonder as he sings about his newborn daughter, Aisha. What’s really fascinating about this song is that he incorporates Aisha’s real voice in the song – from her crying to her splashing in the water as her parents try to get her to bed.

Lyrics about daughters: Isn’t she lovely

Isn’t she wonderful

Isn’t she precious

Less than one minute old

I never thought through love we’d be

Making one as lovely as she

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Paul Simon – Father and Daughter

You may know this song from the Wild Thornberrys movie, and it’s a very fitting song because of the relationship between Nigel and his daughters. However, Paul Simon also admits that it’s a song inspired by his daughter Lulu, who was seven when the song was completed. The song is about the hopes and wishes of a father for his daughter.

Lyrics about daughters: I’m gonna watch you shine

Gonna watch you grow

Gonna paint a sign

So you always know

As long as one and one is two

There could never be a father

Love his daughter more than I love you


John Legend – Right By You (For Luna)

John Legend wrote this song for his daughter, Luna, before she was even born. It’s about the anticipation of being a new father as well as thoughts about how a daughter would turn out to be. There’s a lot of anxiety that comes with being a new parent, and John Legend knows this best as his first child was born just last April 2016.

Lyrics about daughters: And even when it all becomes too much

When you’re growing old and feeling out of touch

Ooh, listen to this song and just take care

And know that I will be there

Yeah, I will be there

No, I swear that I will

Yeah, I promise I will

Little girl, I’m cryin’


Neil Young – Here for You

Neil Young wrote Here for You for his daughter, Amber Jean, during her last year of college. This heartfelt song is about how he misses her. However, he has a very realistic view of his relationship with his daughter because he says that even if he misses her, he doesn’t want to hold her down.

Lyrics about daughters: When your summer days come tumblin’ down

And you find yourself alone

Then you can come back and be with me

Just close your eyes and I’ll be there

Listen to the sound

Of this old heart

Beating for you

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Jay-Z – Glory

Here’s another song from a new father to his daughter. In 2012, Jay-Z and Beyonce’s daughter Blue Ivy Carter was born, and within 48 Jay-Z was able to record this song for her. In this song, he tells his daughter about the life they lived before she came into their lives. And just like with Stevie Wonder’s song, Blue Ivy’s coos and cries were also included and she’s even credited as a featured artist!

Lyrics about daughters: False alarms and false starts

All made better by the sound of your heart

All the pain of the last time

Prayed so hard it was the last time

Your mama said that you danced for her

Did you wiggle your hands for her?


Jack Johnson – My Little Girl

While most artists really pour out their feelings when it comes to writing songs about their daughters, Jack Johnson does the opposite. He says he writes the lyrics to disguise what he really means, and in turn listeners start to relate those things to their own daughters. It’s Jack Johnson’s way of keeping his relationship with his daughter private while also sharing a song that parents everywhere can relate to.

Lyrics about daughters: You don’t ever have to feel lonely

You will never lose any tears

You don’t have to feel any sadness

When you look back on the years

How can I look you in the eyes

And tell you such big lies

The best I can do is try to show you

How to love with no fear


Tim McGraw – My Little Girl

Tim McGraw uses his country charm to tell his daughter about what she was like in the years she won’t remember. He knows that she’ll one day grow up to chase her own dreams, but he sings her this song to remind her that she was once daddy’s little girl.

Lyrics about daughters: You’re beautiful baby, from the outside in

Chase your dreams but always know

The road that will lead you home again

Go on, take on this old world but to me

You know you’ll always be my little girl

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John Mayer – Daughters

While this song is about daughters, it’s addressed to the father of those daughters. John Mayer explains how a girl’s relationship with the first man in her life (her father) greatly affect the relationships she has with men when she grows up. So his advice is for fathers to be good to their daughters, so that these daughters can grow up to be women who are happy and secure in themselves.

Lyrics about daughters: Fathers, be good to your daughters

Daughters will love like you do

Girls become lovers who turn into mothers

So mothers be good to your daughters too

Make your daughter’s day by sending her one of these songs. Even if she’s all grown up and living her own life, we’re sure she’d still appreciate listening to these songs that remind her that she was once your little girl.


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