Grab the tissues because Luke Bryan’s new song, “Build Me A Daddy,” is probably going to make you cry.
Released on Friday (June 12), the emotional song tells the story of a little boy who walks into a wooden toy shop, shows the owner a photo of a soldier who appears to be his father and asks him to “Build Me A Daddy.”
Co-written by Jake Mitchell, Josh Thompson, Brett Tyler, the touching ballad’s emotional lyrics could bring even the toughest of the tough to tears.
“Could you build me a daddy? Strong as Superman/Make him ten feet tall, with a southern drawl and a crooked smile if you can/ ‘Cause I sure miss him/ Maybe you could bring him back?/ If I walked in with him, it’d sure make momma happy/ If you could build me a daddy,” Bryan croons throughout the heart-wrenching chorus.
To coincide with the release of the song, Bryan also shared the emotional “Build Me A Daddy” music video. Click below to watch.
Earlier this week, the superstar teased a 14-second clip of the song and wrote, “I’ve played this song for a lot of my hardcore buddies and it chokes them up. I think that’s the beauty of country music, to really make you feel emotional. I can’t wait to share my new song, ‘Build Me A Daddy,’ with you guys this Friday.”
“Build Me A Daddy” will be featured on Bryan’s forthcoming new album, Born Here, Live Here, Die Here. Scheduled to release on August 7, the album also features Bryan’s chart-topping hit “What She Wants Tonight” and his latest single, “One Margarita.”