What Am I Gonna Do (Daddy's Song)

Album: Just Feels Good (2013)
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  • This song discusses the loss of Shawna Thompson's father, George Michael 'Mickey' Mcilwain, who passed away on February 23, 2012. "We wrote a song for my dad," she said. "It's definitely the most honest, real, heartfelt thing that we had ever written together. We just started talking about my dad and I started thinking about everything my mom was going through after 43 years of marriage not having him there. Literally I was talking and they kept jotting stuff down."
  • The song features a sample of a recording of the then 4-year-old Shawna singing the gospel hymn "Coming Home," accompanied by Mickey Mcilwain playing banjo.
  • This was a bonus track on the Walmart Exclusive Edition of Just Feels Good.
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