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Conway Twitty's Son Shares Emotional Memory Of His Father

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To the world, Conway Twitty was a beloved superstar. But to his son Michael, he was so much more than that...he was his father. 

In an interview with Savvy Dad, Michael opens up about his admiration for his father, and shares one of his favorite memories of him, which of course, involved music.

Michael says that he'll never forget the night when Conway showed up at his house wearing his favorite Mickey Mouse pajamas. In his hand, Conway held a cassette tape for the song called "That's My Job," which he wanted Michael to listen to

"We listened," Michael says. "It was to become a top hit. But here’s the thing: I didn’t like it. Not one bit."

Michael says the reason he didn't like the song was because it made him think of what life would be like without his father in the world.

When Conway asked why Michael didn't like the song, he said, "Well, Dad, to tell you the truth… It’s the first time I’ve thought about life without you."

Conway was quiet for a while, before he finally spoke up, and Michael still remembers his exact words:

"Boy, I’m about to let you in on one of life’s great secrets. Daddies die. But they never go away. Wherever you are, whatever you do, whether I’m dead or alive — listen to this song and know I’m always with you.”

After that, Michael and Conway stayed up all night, talking, crying, and hugging. Conway would go on to release "That's My Job" in 1987, which became one of his many Top 10 hits.

Conway passed away in 1993, just short of six years after the release of "That's My Job."

As Michael thinks about Conway, he knows how lucky he was to have him as his father, "He was one of the finest human beings to walk the earth," he says.

You can listen to Conway perform his emotional song, "That's My Job" in the video below.

We have to agree with Michael, Conway was certainly one of a kind.

LYRICS BELOW

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 keep you safe with me."

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