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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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    May 27th, 5:06pm report


    I can relate because my dad left and i cry and pray every night that he will love me again but i know that i am only chasing a fantasy that wont come true and im only 11.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 29th, 4:40pm report


    When I was younger, my dad was a wonderful father. Or so I thought. Now, 14 years later, I have discovered that he was always a selfish manipulator who sexually abused my mom. My parents have recently gotten divorced, and It has been such a hard time for me. I have finally seen my dad's true side. He has become rude, and I have started to doubt his love for me ("even I love you sounds like a lie"). I am in so much pain and I hate him so much, but I still love him, and I wish he could have been how I thought he was.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 18th, 2016 12:07am report


    My father was also an alcoholic man.. he used to beat up my mom and me when i was a baby .. he didn't wanted me from the beginning so he tried to kill mom .. he also tried to sell me or to give me to someone ele ..
    cuz we were poor and he still was drinking .. mom was the only one who had a job ..
    well .. at last .. he lost us .. and just now he realise that he was a jerk .. and only when i was 12 he said that ,,yes is my daughter '' .. but it was too late .. i hate him so much for what he done to my mom and me .. but .. i still love him somehow .. i hate this feeling .. and he doesn't even call me .. since when i was 12 years old until now ehrn i'm almost 17 .. he was a just a ghost in our live's ... and even if it wasn't true .. i wanted to think that he loved me ..
    now i have a step father and i love him and he have good care of us ...
    and now here i am .. i'm singing thank's for my mom .. but just for fun even if i love to sing but i'm to shy to do it in public , i'm writing my own lyrics ...
    so yeah .. i admire Demi ..
    i want her to know that us.. the people who have those kind of problems we are together and ready to help each other .



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    anonymous
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    May 23rd, 2016 5:42am report


    I can relate to this song so much. My father abused my brother, mom and I. Both physically and emotionally but now hes gone but he still haunts me. He was so manipulative. He is an alcoholic and I asked him to stop for me and the rest of ny family but he said tgat is a cop out for my behaviour. Whatever that means. He doesn't realise that what he is doing is wrong and hes losing us. He would always come to our house for money and he sexually harrasses my mom. I hate him so much much but i love him too. I just want a normal father and yeah i relate to this song so much.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 28th, 2016 3:28pm report


    I was abused by my dad for over 7 years.I'm 15years old now. I was very young when it began..My mom,little sister and i..We have suffered a lot. My dad was an alcoholic. 2 months ago,he started drinking A LOT MORE THAN USUALLY. So,My mom decided that we are going to go to my grandmother's house for a weekend..We decided to be there a week..When we came home..When we opened the front door..There he was..He had died..He was 39 years..He looked very bad..Even though i hated my dad..I miss him.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 18th, 2016 3:59am report


    I honestly think this song is about an abusive father. I think he also sexually abused her because she says so young when the pain had begun and forever afraid of being loved. she cant trust another man because of what her father did to her. this song is extremely sad, I'm actually going to sing it at my schools talent show next year and every time I practice it tears spring to my eyes, because I can totally relate to it 100%. this song is a message to everyone stand up! to violence ,rape ,and alcoholic abusive fathers. your not alone.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 3rd, 2016 1:03pm report


    I am abused everyday of my life i have bruses all over me. My mon left me and my two brothers when i was only three. My two brothers where one and the other was only five months old. When i was four my dad started to drink. When i was fiv in a half he started to beet me. I am thirteen almost fourteen. Demi Lovato is the one that keeps me goin. She is why i am still hear. Every time after i get beat i turn Demi Lovato's music on. She is my role model. She will be my role model forever. Not only do i get beet but i get bullied at school. I cut my wrist's, arm's, thigh's, and hip's. Demi Lovato is my life savor!!This song is very sad and unfortunately I can relate to it. I have my dad but I don't. Although him and my mom are together their not. My dad prefers to go drinking with his friends than to be home here with his family. He doesn't consider us family. My parents are always fighting. I feel like he doesn't love us and most of the time drinks. He says he's working but I doubt that. I keep thinking that maybe he will change but then I realize I'm chasing a dream that will never happen



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    anonymous
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    Nov 12th, 2015 11:19am report


    I know how you all feel,when i was little i was the same way, i am 15 and still going through not being wanted by my parents and step-mom.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 10th, 2015 8:08am report


    I am abused everyday of my life i have bruses all over me. My mon left me and my two brothers when i was only three. My two brothers where one and the other was only five months old. When i was four my dad started to drink. When i was fiv in a half he started to beet me. I am thirteen almost fourteen. Demi Lovato is the one that keeps me goin. She is why i am still hear. Every time after i get beat i turn Demi Lovato's music on. She is my role model. She will be my role model forever. Not only do i get beet but i get bullied at school. I cut my wrist's, arm's, thigh's, and hip's. Demi Lovato is my life savor!! I L



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    anonymous
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    Jul 3rd, 2015 7:31pm report


    This song is very sad and unfortunately I can relate to it. I have my dad but I don't. Although him and my mom are together their not. My dad prefers to go drinking with his friends than to be home here with his family. He doesn't consider us family. My parents are always fighting. I feel like he doesn't love us and most of the time drinks. He says he's working but I doubt that. I keep thinking that maybe he will change but then I realize I'm chasing a dream that will never happen



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    anonymous
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    Jun 11th, 2014 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, 2014 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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