Atkins, Rodney - Watching You Lyrics

Driving through town, just my boy and me
With a Happy Meal in his booster seat
Knowing that he couldn't have the toy 'til his nuggets were gone

A green traffic light turned straight to red
I hit my brakes and mumbled under my breath
His fries went a-flying and his orange drink covered his lap

Well, then my four-year-old said a four letter word
That started with "s" and I was concerned
So I said, "Son, now where'd you learn to talk like that?"

He said, "I've been watching you, dad. Ain't that cool?
I'm your buckaroo, I wanna be like you.
And eat all my food and grow as tall as you are.
We got cowboy boots and camo pants.
Yeah, we're just alike. Hey, ain't we, dad?
I wanna do everything you do.
So I've been watching you."

We got back home and I went to the barn
I bowed my head and I prayed real hard
Said, "Lord, please help me help my stupid self."

Then this side of bedtime later that night
Turning on my son's Scooby Doo nightlight
He crawled out of bed and he got down on his knees

He closed his little eyes, folded his little hands
And spoke to God like he was talking to a friend
And I said, "Son, now where'd you learn to pray like that?"

He said, "I've been watching you, dad. Ain't that cool?
I'm your buckaroo, I wanna be like you.
And eat all my food and grow as tall as you are.
We like fixing things and holding mama's hand.
Yeah we're just alike. Hey, ain't we, dad?
I wanna do everything you do.
So I've been watching you."

With tears in my eyes I wrapped him in a hug
Said, "My little bear is growing up."
He said, "But when I'm big I'll still know what to do."

'Cause I've been watching you, dad. Ain't that cool?
I'm your buckaroo, I wanna be like you.
And eat all my food and grow as tall as you are.
By then I'll be strong as Superman.
We'll be just alike. Hey, won't we, dad?
When I can do everything you do,
'Cause I've been watching you."

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Atkins, Rodney Watching You Comments
  1. Michael Torres


  2. William Klein

    Is that his real son because if not this is a little awkward

  3. Tammy Corbett

    I like your songs 😊

  4. Sometimes Normal

    Not gonna lie, this is a cute video for this song, can’t wait to have a boy of my own 😭🙏

  5. Annette Jones

    My daddy yust to sang this to me and now he is dead I love him and this song

  6. Ultimate Darkstar

    The manly relationship between father and his son need to bee like this more often

  7. Jennifer Mcgreevy

    This song reminds of dad rip buddy

  8. Scarce Hubz

    I've been listening to this song for about 2 years now and it just hit different this time. Me and my dad dont get along anymore and I know I'm gonna regret everything ive ever said one day. I wish we could just talk without arguing, joke around without him taking it to heart, wrestle without him trying to hurt me. He's 48 and I know time is limited. I am going the Army in 3 years and I know that's gonna make it 10 times worse.
    Thank you Rondey

  9. Brian Myers

    Anyone know the answer song to this? Was a country singer singing about how he wants to stay home from work play trucks and climb trees like his son?

  10. Breanna Jackson

    hi im a lil kid but i love ur music so much u enspierd me yeet yeet

  11. Connor Cassidy

    This song sucks knowing he tried to smother his wife while his kid watched lmao


    thats cute

  13. Izayah Olejniczak

    That is a really good song

  14. Olivia Irizarry

    Aww 😊

  15. erica auldrige

    This me and my dad song 😁

  16. RenaWorks

    I’ve been a huge fan of Rodney for the longest time this song means everything to my dad and my brother now also my two nephews and their dad. I love “ he’s mine” also “farmers daughter”

  17. M4Motorsports

    This is real country. Straight from the heart.

  18. Jesse Lightfritz

    I am here to

  19. Gerald Lloyd

    thats not his son tho
    prove me wrong

  20. Eric Bussa

    who else thinks Rodney has a concept album?? just me? okai

  21. Patient in time

    My daughter showed me this song and said she wants to be like me I honestly cried. She wants to join the army like me. She wants to race boats. But shes my little princess as much as I want to let her race but I dont want her to get hurt I dont know what to do.

  22. Mary Frix

    Such a good song

  23. pureRedneck 05

  24. Logan Rhodes

    Didn’t grow up with a dad but me and my pap used to love listening to this song while we worked out chopping wood and he had to quit due to old age but listening to this song brings back good memories thanks for making this song

  25. K9unc 11

    Hay person scrolling through the comments it is going to be ok.

  26. Jeremy Powell

    I love this song

  27. Lamborghini Huracan

    I will hack you

  28. Christopher Thomas

    This song reminds me of thatue and the great great great great greater.

    Smoke. C/c

  29. Rafael Arreola

    Bruh I don’t even listen to country AT ALL but for some reason I heard this song when I was 11 and next thing I know I’m singing it lol

  30. Violet Hughes

    my mom was sick with stage 4 cervical cancer, she was on bed rest, going through chemo. The doctors told her she would never have kids, after she was on her last few rounds of chemo she got pregnant with me, she said after that her cancer started to improve. She told me i saved her life, and that i was a miracle. I didn't have to be here, i don't even know how i am, she was VERY sick. Just a message to everybody out there, it'll be okay, you can get through this, it might be hard at first, but you can do it. Tell the people around you you love them every day, because you don't know when it will be their last. I thank god that my mom and I are ok, and I am praying for those going through loss, or going through family trauma. Just know I love each and every single one of you, i don't know who needs to hear it, but if you do, well here it is. YOU ARE LOVED, i might only be 13, but that doesn't mean i don't care. I am sorry for everybody with a dad who has cancer, left, or has any type of illness. May god be with you, and take care of your family, because you need them, I LOVE YOU ALL!! :)

  31. Tanner Merry

    I love your songs ❤️

  32. Holly Woords

    This is so sad😂😂🤦

  33. Brody Wood

    Unfortunately I lost both my parents when I was younger but I'm now a dad of 2 and married I play this for my kids all the time..hope they look up to me

  34. B Fowler

    Once a week! I'm watching you!

  35. Maddey Webb

    He is doing this for his son

  36. Ryan Stalker

    I love his songs

  37. Todd Shipman


  38. none none

    Almost alike except I do not eat 🐣.

  39. Crystal Fan Of Dobre Brothers 13

    ilove this song so much i grew up listnin to it and im 21 please like

  40. Otoniel Perez

    i love this song

  41. Drew Flannery

    I know this kid, in my class

  42. Brady

    I legit thought he was going to say "Lord help me help my stupid son"

  43. lonnie moore

    No it’s 2019 and I’m not going to stop listening to the music

  44. Robert Dixon


  45. Kiki Smith

    2019 listen to #cleaningthisgun

  46. Todd Batzler

    Shop class 101: Never hit the head of two hammers together.

  47. Alexys W

    I love this song and I am doing it for my school talent show

  48. Grandpa spot Vincent

    I’m sorry but his voice is very painful to listen to. The country twang is overzealous and the lyrics are stupid!!!

  49. Christopher Neiderman

    I remember when this song first came out

  50. Mborg152 Something

    So apparently I was about 4 when I first heard this, I was at daycare and I seemed very interested in this song I guess, and about a year ago my mom found a letter from my daycare at that time, and it said that I was listening veery intently to the song and that I asked if they could tell me the song, they did and gave my mom the note. I listened to the song a few months back and thought it was okay, now it has a place in my heart.

  51. Sarah Redding

    I love how the kid realizes he wasn’t supposed to look at the camera at the end of the video I laugh every time I see that LOL

  52. hardays

    I think this is one of the dumbest sings ever on country radio It sounds like he makes it up as he goes along ,so off key . I can't stand this I turn the radio to another station as soon as it comes on .

  53. rainisokday

    scoobly doo night light

  54. Richard Deas

    This song I think about my son shane

  55. vanessa morrow

    Tell him that just be yourself

  56. GS Factor

    I wanna do everything you wanna do I’ve been watching you 😃

  57. Dominik .Sági

    Maan this song makes me miss my son even tho he's in the room next to me

  58. H Patton

    I Love this song

  59. Greg Albrecht

    Me & my son song

  60. Tripp Beahm

    Bro, shoutout to the dads that owned an international scout❤
    I love this song, it makes me think of how I always want to be like my dad, I help him with anything, I learned how to build stuff, fix cars, change oil, change tires and rims, do body work, just all things that will be useful and I learned it all from the man that's always been there for me and always will be. If you have a dad and you'd rather sit on your phone than go outside to the garage and learn how to do stuff that will be useful when you have kids, then screw you, you dont appreciate shit you spoiled ass kids nowadays

  61. Bud Huckabee

    My name is zane my Dad always sing whith me i love it ♥️

  62. Parker Wyatt

    This makes me think about my family and how much everyone should love there parents

  63. Bert Oscar

    This song is horrible


    Bert Oscar Why you gotta be so negative?

  64. Ghost 10

    My dad was not a good guy i dont where he is i miss him and think of him when i listen to this

  65. serenityy elizabeth

    i miss you daddy. may you rest in paradise. 💔🙏🏼

  66. Scars4Dayz 101

    2019 baby

  67. Haley Admire

    Who is lessing to this in 2019

  68. Bobbi Jo

    WOW! I LOVE IT! 1st time I've heard it, but I've kinda been in the wilderness

  69. lilmizj96

    So Cute!

  70. jj tt

    McDonald here I come

  71. Tony 2Tone


  72. Gusthesaltybus

    My 4 yr old said a four letter word, it started with s, and I was concerned, like what if he said smeg? Lol just kidding

  73. sparkys wrenches

    listen all u fags down there dislikein fuck off grow a pair of country balls and learn what music is love to all you likers

  74. Dragontammer Dragon

    As a kid I cried to this song. Now, I'm laughing at my friends who's kids act just like them. Aaaa it's good priceless fun

  75. Nathan Mendez

    This song make me cry a little bit

  76. Wittychicken 433

    Are used to listen to this when I was five years old and I still love it

  77. Braydon smith gridlock paintball

    The way he looked at the camera 4:10 🤣😂🤣😂

    Sorry 3:47

  78. KenzI Kay

    When I was a little girl, I used to listen to this with my papa. He used to always sing his favorite songs to me. This was on of them. I haven't seen him in probably 4ish years. I miss him so much.

  79. Tricity the inkangel

    My little baby brothers name is buckeroo my heart i love this song so much.

  80. Killer gamez

    2019 still listening but man its a cool song

  81. Karli Benson

    Is that cole sprouse?

  82. TheSheepDogPatriot1776

    in jan 2020 my bear will be 4yo

  83. pizzachoclates

    This song reminds me of my dad. I wish he was still here suicide isnt always the answer

    Ht Hlh be killed
    or to die the end is always the death all goto fail but the hapiness and the life still go on with a wide smil befor now and after the death so if you want to be happy never think about the end of your life.

  84. Samirah Shepherd

    2019 almost 2020 and still listening to this 😭😭

    Wittychicken 433

    Samirah Shepherd meeeee I love this song

    corry selmon

    Samirah Shepherd no cap😂😂

  85. Jay S

    I sing this song to my 4- n 5 years sons.. my oldest boy told me one day .. daddy I love you but u cant sing,... Great memories... Love you jj n max..

  86. Brandon Hall

    It’s my dads birthday today. He died from a heroin overdose a few years ago. We use to sing this together

  87. Savage_ Sissy

    I’v been watching this since 2015 all the way to 2019

    Ht Hlh

    because of the project

  88. Amanda Dennison

    My dad let me and now i got a step dad

  89. Mbozwell 03

    My dad dedicated this song to me and I still listen to it all the time R.I.P dad I miss you🥺🥺

  90. Epic gamer! 1

    Makes my cry every time 🙁😢😭 like if your the same

  91. mi -chan

    wow i wish my dad loved me lol

  92. Austin Lowe

    I wish I had a dad like that

  93. Makaylyn Woodruff

    I can’t stop watching this and on other video I watch right after this I LOVE THIS SONG❤️

    Makaylyn Woodruff

    Auto corrected *another

  94. selena dugger

    This made me sad thinking me and my dad and all these things we’ve done and will probably do more and I will sometime have to say bye to him🤧🤧😭😭😭😭

  95. Krittle Barber

    This song reminds me of when i was little and my dad and i were as close as can be, then my step mom came along. This was our song back then....

  96. Valentina Nea

    I love this song and now I am ten and I still love this song so much


  97. Antonio C

    imagine hating country music

  98. Sheena Morse


  99. Natalie Glenn

    This song makes me cry bc it reminds me of when I used to see my dad