SONGWRITING

“What Big Brothers Do”
Written by:
Tony Castricone and Steve Williard
All Worldwide Rights Reserved 2015
Pitchy Women Music Group
118 16th Ave. South, Ste.450
Nashville, TN 37203

Contact Linne Black 615-400-4533

LYRICS:
I ripped your Barbie’s head off and I threw it at your face
I peppered you with fastballs at McDonald’s PlayPlace
and I shoved your Snow White pillow on your head ’til you turned blue
’cause that’s what big brothers doAnd once Mom and Dad were a part of it
I had no choice but to lie and try to say you started it
They made me say I’m sorry even if it wasn’t true
’cause that’s what big brothers do

Sometimes I’m your best friend
even if I give you flack
I’m always a step ahead
but I’ve got your back
’cause we’ve got the same
blood running through our veins
so I’ll give you my hand to hold onto
’cause that’s what big brothers do

At 13, the bullies made you cry, but I got their attention
Gave em bloody lips and black eyes, and earned two weeks detention
But I told them I’d do it again if they ever messed with you
’cause that’s what big brothers do

Seventeen, you brought a boy home, told me he’s the one
I drilled him with questions and showed him the family gun
And I warned him, if he hurt you, all the hell I’d put him through
’cause that’s what big brothers do

Sometimes I’m your best friend
even if I give you flack
I’m always a step ahead
but I’ve got your back
’cause we’ve got the same
blood running through our veins
so I’ll give you my hand to hold onto
’cause that’s what big brothers do

Now today’s the day you planned since you were five
You practiced walking in a white dress with Daddy by your side
But when we laid him down to rest
While you were crying on my chest
I dried your eyes and I promised you…

I’ll always be your best friend, I’ll never give you away
Unless it’s when I’m by your side on your wedding day
’cause we’ve got the same
blood running through our veins
And I’ll always be a part of you
Even when your last name’s new
So I’ll give you my hand to hold onto
’cause that’s what big brothers do
That’s what big brothers do