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Travis Tritt Pours Heart Into Emotionally-Charged Tribute To Conway Twitty

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Throw it back to 1997 when Travis Tritt took to the stage to pay tribute to country legend Conway Twitty, and what a performance that was. Tritt poured so much emotion into his rendition, making it a truly jaw-dropping performance of "That's My Job". 

Written by Gary Burr, "That's My Job" was released in 1987 off of Twitty's Borderline album, ten years prior to Tritt's performance. The touching song reached #6 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks. A truly emotional tune, "That's My Job" honors fathers everywhere. It tells the story of a son growing up and how he had depended on his father throughout the years and how their relationship changed over that time. And like every child, he worried about the day that his father would no longer be around.

And I said, "Daddy, I'm so afraid
How will I go on, with you gone that way?
Don't wanna cry anymore so may I stay with you?"
And he said, "That's my job, that's what I do
Everything I do is because of you
To keep you safe with me, that's my job, you see"

Tritt's performance really embodies the spirt of the song. He wears his heart on his sleeve, successfully honoring the country legend that originally brought us such a heartwarming tune. Tritt's exceptional talent really shines through and we have no doubt that Conway Twitty himself would have been proud.

It's definitely a performance that y'all will want to revisit from time to time. 

And while you're at it, throw it way back to Conway's performance.

 

THAT'S MY JOB LYRICS

I woke up cryin' late at night when I was very young
I had dreamed my father had passed away and gone
My world revolved around him, I couldn't lie there anymore
So I made my way down the mirrored hall
And tapped upon his door

And I said, "Daddy, I'm so afraid
How will I go on, with you gone that way?
Don't wanna cry anymore so may I stay with you?"
And he said, "That's my job, that's what I do
Everything I do is because of you
To keep you safe with me, that's my job, you see"

Later we barely got along, this teenage boy and he
Most of the fights it seems were over different dreams
We each held for me
He wanted knowledge and learning, I wanted to fly out west
I said, "I could make it out there if I just had the fare
I got half, will you loan me the rest?"

And I said, "Daddy, I'm so afraid
There's no guarantee in the plans I've made
And if I should fail, who will pay my way back home?"
And he said, "That's my job, that's what I do
Everything I do is because of you
To keep you safe with me, that's my job, you see"

Every person carves his spot and fills the hole with life
And I pray someday I might light as bright as he

Woke up early one bright fall day to spread the tragic news
After all my travel, I settled down within a mile or two
I make my livin' with words and rhymes and all this tragedy
Should go into my head and out instead as bits of poetry

But I say, "Daddy I'm so afraid
How will I go on with you gone this way?
How can I come up with a song to say, I love you?"
"That's my job, that's what I do
Everything I do is because of you
To keep you safe with me, that's my job, you see"
"Everything I do is because of you
To seep you safe with me"

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