you made me what i am lyrics – joe diffie

you came home tired each day at 5: 15
i’d be waitin’ in the drive
with a rawlings glove, a ball cap and a fungo bat
i could count on you to hit some flies

you’d say, “son, just keep your eye on the ball
know when to duck and when to swing”
i guess you knew those rules you taught me then
i’d carry with me to this day

you made me what i am
you turned this little boy into a man
i count myself among the lucky
knowing just how much you loved me
you’ll always be my closest friend
you made me what i am

all decked out in a tux for the senior prom
you said, “son i’m proud and gave me a grin”
slipped me a twenty and the keys to the family car
a couldn’t sleep a wink ’till i got in

at 21 i stepped out on my own
can’t count the times i slipped and fell
but you always kept your faith in me
even when i had none in myself

you made me what i am
you turned this little boy into a man
i count myself among the lucky
knowing just how much you loved me
you’ll always be my closest friend
you made me what i am

i better go, it’s almost dark
i’ve rambled long enough
i just came by to see the stone
and tell you, dad, i miss you so much

you made me what i am
you turned this little boy into a man
i count myself among the lucky
knowing just how much you loved me
you’ll always be my closest friend
you made me what i am

you made me what i am

/ joe diffie lyrics