Just in time for Father’s Day, Luke Bryan appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: At Home Edition to perform his poignant new song, “Build Me A Daddy.”
The late-night performance marks the television debut of the song, which was released on Friday (June 12). Bryan performed the song acoustically from what appeared to be an empty church in the socially-distanced clip with just himself and a guitar.
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.
“I’ve played this song for a lot of my hardcore buddies and it chokes them up,” Bryan previously shared of the song. “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.”