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Demi Lovato: For the Love of a Daughter Meaning

Song Released: 2011


For the Love of a Daughter Lyrics

Four years old with my back to the door
All I could hear was the family war
Your selfish hands always expecting more
Am I your child or just a charity award?

You have a hollowed out heart
But it's heavy in your chest
I try so hard to...

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    anonymous
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    Sep 17th, 2011 9:19am report


    This song is meant to tell the story of demi's biological father and her relationship with him, they never had a great relationship, not even a good one, her father is an alcoholic, and he was never a part of her life, it all started when she was young, like she says in the song "four years old" she was only four when her family was fighting and the divorse was going though, though her life she basicly had to live with her father drinking, hitting her, and just taking her money that she got from singing and acting "am i your daughter or the charity award basicly she is saying that her father only wanted to be around her for her money that she is getting, and he would keep lying to her once again saying that he loved her just for money! she wants him in her life even after everything she has done to her but she wants him to put the bottle down for her daughter to love him! "so young when the pain had begun" this song shows how strong she is and how truely cruel people in this world can be even to the most deserving people (sorry for the spelling errors)



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    anonymous
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    Jun 11th, 6:54pm report


    My dad left me when I was one week old. And now I'm 14. My mom never talks about him she is always quiet. My dad took my big brother with him when he was only 11 and I guess he raised him wrong because he was in jail. I have never met, seen, or talked to my dad before. My dad kept drinking and drinking he got in a car crash and lost both of his legs. Now he is in the crazy hospitol for men. Every night I cry in my sleep all because of this whole thing. :(



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    anonymous
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    May 30th, 5:35am report


    Demi lovato role model. My parents got divorced, then my 18 mounth old brother died. And my own best friend told everyone my dad killed him. The only thing that got me through the day was putting on demi lovato music.
    I dont care what people say to me demi lovato is my role model forever.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 29th, 2013 11:02am report


    I love this song because it relates to my abuse. It wasn't my dad, and he didn't drink or hit me, but it was my older brother, who was supposed to be the guy who takes care of you, but her sexually abused me instead. Love to you all!
    RenegadeChyld

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    anonymous
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    Aug 10th, 2013 8:28pm report


    (in reply to the post on dec 22nd 2011)
    She went to treatment not rehab AND it was for anorexia, bulimia, cutting, depresion and cuz she was bipolar not cuz of her dad (maybe part of the depression came from him) demi your amazing and even though he treated u and ur mom like crap R.I.P. Patrick Lovato! ur daughter (the 1 that u treat like crap) still wishes u the best!



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    anonymous
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    Apr 13th, 2013 4:12pm report


    this is why I love Demi. she expresses herself in her music. she's always letting us see the troubles she has or had to go through. Demi is so much stronger than most people think. she's such a huge inspiration to so many people, including me. I'm glad she's doing better now & I hope she never changes herself beacuse she's really amazing.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 28th, 2012 6:06pm report


    the top rated comment explains it all. I love Demi, i can realte to her with all of her songs. Demi is amazing and perfect!!!



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    anonymous
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    May 15th, 2012 5:36pm report


    I think this song is really sad. But it kind of shows me and my dads realationship, but not completely. He loves me and he buys me nice things and never steals my money. But he does do other things. He drinks, smokes, and when him and my mom divorced and she got together with someone else he stole her wedding ring! I never ask him about any of these things. And he never wore his ring when he went to the store or any where just to atract other women. I hate to say this but my dad has to sides. A jerk and a sweet guy. Also, he's went to jail 3 times because he was drinking and driving. Nice dad huh? -10 year-old surviver



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    anonymous
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    Apr 22nd, 2012 4:15pm report


    I feel reel real bad for demi for haviung to go throw all this with her father. I can relate in a way I did not have the best mother my mom try selling me to scientist. In the early 90 I was diagnost with add and I lived ina vary small town in up state new york I lived in a town about 1000 people the scient told me dad and mother the I had the worst case of add they have ever seen they wanted me to see a lab rat and take me to new york city and study me me mother sead how will I get payed if you study my son they told her they will giver her ten grand thank god my farther told them off and sead you are not going to treat my son like a lab rat.Just want to SAY THANK YOU DAD FOR BEING A GREAT PARENT LOVE YOU SO MUCH



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    anonymous
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    Mar 12th, 2012 3:39pm report


    I find it amazing how she survived through it all. I didnt with my acholic/abusive dad. To hell with him!



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    anonymous
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    Jan 31st, 2012 1:15pm report


    Her dad beat her, and her mom, and all her dad wanted from her was her money! He drank in front of her and i bet u anything he hit her with his beer... She is really strong, and im glad he went to rehab for her personal issues... I hope her dad can relize what an ass hes made of himself.. I hope he could "put the bottle down, for the love of his daughter"



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    anonymous
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    Dec 22nd, 2011 12:21am report


    Omg I love this song! No wonder she's had it rough, being indepresion and having to go to rehab, because of what her dad did... It had effected her and I am glad that she wrote this song because if her dad heard it he would realize whatta beep he was being, but then again he is probably still to this moment drunk or on a hangover



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    anonymous
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    Dec 8th, 2011 12:51pm report


    This song is a song about her childhood and her splochy relationship with her dad.
    Her dad WAS an abusive alcoholic. she had to watch as he beat her mom and over-drank, as her parents fought, and as her family fell to bits. And he also beat her up for money she got from acting and singing, he also used to hit her with a wine glass bottle. (Bless her, she's really strong) :(



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    anonymous
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    Nov 24th, 2011 11:11pm report


    Her Father and her had never been close, she has spoken out bout her childhood! She is very strong! And very brave bout writing this song for her father, I guess hoping her father would change, and they would bond and get closer, OR she could be singin bout it just to get it out of her system...make herself feel better bout her childhood! I really pray for her, and I Thank he for this song! It really has baught some kind of Justice!
    GOD BLESS YOU ALL



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    anonymous
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    Nov 19th, 2011 11:59pm report


    Everyone already said it, amasing. Relatable. And SOOOOOO GOOD



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    anonymous
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    Oct 27th, 2011 10:43pm report


    -This isn't an interpretation-

    ***But Was Demi Lovato's Father (Patrick Lovato) an ACOHOLIC AND/OR WAS HE AN ABUSIVE FAHTHER or/and HUSBAND?????
    && IS THIER AN TRUTH LIKE an interview, website or article, if so can link the website or so to the response for my question....thanksyou

    I don't think anyone would be intrested to WHY I AM ASKING THIS QUESTION, but if you are intrested just ask me....

    A.S.A.P Please, thanksyou.



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