Life is fleeting. In the blink of an eye, your world can change forever. While people spend their lives going through the motions, they can sometimes forget to tell the ones they love how much they mean in their life. This negligence is even profound when it involves your family. One of Reba McEntire’s early hits from 1992, “The Greatest Man I Never Knew” painted a vivid picture of a daughter and a father too busy to let her know his true feelings. You can feel the emotions here, ““He was good at business/But there was business left to do/He never said he loved me/Guess he thought I knew.” As the song ends tragically, the lyrics of Richard Leigh and Layng Martine Jr. remind us that emotional distance is just as profound as physical distance. Check out a bonus video of Billy Dean’s beautiful rendition available exclusively at billydean.com Hearing this intense song about a disconnected dad coming from a neglected son’s viewpoint is very powerful.
“THE GREATEST MAN I NEVER KNEW” Reba McEntire
“THE GREATEST MAN I NEVER KNEW” Billy Dean