Deep Cuts

Deep Cuts: Songs For Fathers

Being a father to two minors was the single must rewarding gig I’ve ever had. Throughout my kids’ childhoods, people occasionally asked me what my favorite age was. The answer was always “all of them,” and that answer was always true. Every age was its own thing, and every age was a blast.

During the early days I dreaded the onset of their teen years. I was certain that they would hate and reject me during that difficult time, and that would break my heart. It never happened. I’m sure my kids have their problems with me, but we still get along great. Yep, for me fatherhood was the right job, but your mileage may vary.

Anyway, songs for fathers:

“Dear Father,” Black Sabbath.

“Sins Of My Father,” Tom Waits.

“Father To Son,” Queen.

“Things My Father Said,” Black Stone Cherry.

“Dear Ol’ Dad,” Blind Melon.

“Had A Dad,” Jane’s Addiction.

“Hold Me Daddy,” XTC.

“Daddy Didn’t Tell Me,” The Astors.


There you have it: Eight songs for fathers. What did I miss? I’m listening.

2 replies »

  1. “Daddy Frank” – Merle Haggard
    “The Best Day” – George Strait
    “A Boy Named Sue” – Johnny Cash
    “Daddy’s Hands” – Holly Dunn
    “My Father’s Eyes” – Eric Clapton
    “Just Fishin” – Trace Adkins
    “That’s My Job” – Conway Twitty
    “The Living Years” – Mike + the Mechanics
    “Cat’s in the Cradle” – Harry Chapin
    “Papa was a Rolling Stone” – The Temptations

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