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Country music icon Conway Twitty had fans bursting into tears when his moving ballad reminisced on heartwarming memories any parent can relate to.
Performing live on Nashville Now in 1988, the legend sported a vibrant red cardigan that pierced our eyes almost as profoundly as his passionate lyrics pierced our hearts.
Twitty began to sing of a boy waking from a nightmare in the dead of the night, frightened by the experience and running to his father for comfort.
Upon asking his hero why he willingly tended to his crying son, the chorus softly answered the boy’s question. “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’,” Twitty sang.
The song’s chorus served as a response from the doting father throughout the ballad’s events, even during his time of tragic passing.
Fans were speechless upon hearing the singer’s emotional performance, fondly reminiscing on their own father’s undying love.
Written in 1987 by Gary Burr, the song served as the third single on Twitty’s album Borderline. It’s powerful message skyrocketed to number six on the charts and became a staple at all of his live shows. You can watch his performance of “That’s My Job” below.