Little Big Town’s “The Daughters” is a poignant new song from the country music group. Written by Karen Fairchild, Sean McConnell, and Ashley Ray, the highly-anticipated new track is the first available from the Grammy-winning band’s forthcoming ninth studio album.
“The Daughters” video (Dancers Cut) was directed by Dano Cerny and features ethereal performance footage of the foursome and contemporary dance showcasing choreography from Andrew Winghart. The gorgeous footage was shot in an empty gymnasium built in 1948 in Portland, TN.
“The Daughters” Lyrics
Oh girl, wash your face ‘fore you come to the table
Girl, know your place, be willing and able
Take it on the chin, let the best man win
Girl, shoulders back and stand up straight
Girl, watch your mouth and watch your weight
Mind your manners, smile for the camera
And pose like a trophy on a shelf
Dream for everyone but not yourself
I’ve heard of God the Son and God the Father
I’m still looking for a God for the daughters
Girl don’t be weak and don’t be strong
Say what you want just as long
As you nod your head with your lipstick on
Wash the dishes, feed the kids and clean up all this mess
Do my best, forgive myself and look good in this dress
Damn I look good in this dress
Little Big Town performed the television world premiere of “The Daughters” during the 54th Annual ACM Awards on Sunday (4/7). As with past Little Big Town songs— think “Girl Crush”— this song is thought-provoking and has much deeper meaning. Those who take issue with the lyrics “I’ve heard of God the Son and God the Father/ I’m still looking for a God for the daughters” need to reflect for a minute before reacting negatively and hitting back at the group.