Conway Twitty’s Incredible Live Performance of “The Games Daddies Play” (VIDEO)

Conway Twitty’s Incredible Live Performance of “The Games Daddies Play” (VIDEO) | Country Music Videos

There’s no surprise here that “The Games Daddies Play” is another Conway Twitty classic! It is his 17th number one hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles charts!

This song was written by Conway himself and released in the summer of 1976 as the first single from his Greatest Hits 2 album. Clearly he has way too many hits for just one album! 

The lyrics tell a story of a boy who longs for a father figure in his life after being raised by a single mother.  He wants to go with his friend and his friend’s dad on camping trips, to baseball games, and be able to talk man to man to someone.  It breaks his mother’s heart that he doesn’t understand the hurt his father has put them through

Conway’s delivery of the lyrics are heartbreaking and amazing at the same time! He truly sounds like he is writing from the heart. 

Watch Conway’s amazing performance below!


He put his arms around her shoulder
And with a voice that sounded older
He said, “Mom, I’ve got something on my mind”

I don’t want to bother you
But I sure need to talk to you
If you can only spare the time

And mom, I hope you understand
How much I love and need you and
I don’t want you to take this the wrong way

But don’t you think I’m old enough
And big enough and strong enough to play
The games that daddies play

My friend Billy Parker’s dad
Came by today to see me and
He wondered if I’d like to go

With him and Billy on a hike
And maybe camp out overnight
The way I’ve seen them do in picture shows

And there’s one thing I’d like to do
And maybe if I asked him to
He’d sit and talk to me man to man

We’d only be gone overnight
And I could find out what it’s like to play
The games that daddies play

She quickly turned to hide the tears
From her son of seven years
He didn’t know she’d read between the lines

He’d never really known his dad
And although he’d never ask
She knew exactly what was on his mind

She searched her mind in desperation
Six long years of separation
Dimmed the words she knew she had to say

I hope you’re never big enough
Or old enough or bold enough to play
The games that daddies play

I know you need and want his love
But son, you’re the victim of
Another kind of games that daddies play

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