We all have that one man in our lives. There are those who have gotten lucky to spend time with him from childhood to adulthood while there are those who have not even gotten a chance to meet him. Regardless of where or what he is now in our lives, he will always be our father.
Maintaining a healthy relationship with our dads is sometimes challenging because they can be too hard at times, but no matter what, it will always be a story worth telling. Some great artists even wrote a song for them.
Here Are Five Great Songs About Fathers:
- Dance With My Father By Luther Vandross
If I could get another chance, another walk, another dance with him
I’d play a song that would never, ever end
How I’d love, love, love
To dance with my father again
This song sings about a person who lost her dad and how badly she wants to spend time with him again. If you listen to the song, you will be able to tell that they had a beautiful relationship and great memories together. It pains her a lot now that he is gone, and if she could turn back time, he would.
- Father And Son By Cat Stevens
It’s not time to make a change,
Just relax, take it easy.
You’re still young, that’s your fault,
There’s so much you have to know.
Find a girl, settle down,
If you want you can marry.
Look at me, I am old, but I’m happy.
This song is a message from a father to his son and a son to his father. You will hear in the song the advice from a dad, telling how he has been where his son is right now, but the son disagrees because he thinks he has to make decisions and live his life on his own.
- Perfect By Simple Plan
Hey dad look at me
Think back and talk to me
Did I grow up according to plan?
And do you think I’m wasting my time doing things I wanna do?
But it hurts when you disapprove all along
This song is about a conflict between father and son. It sings about how the son follows his dreams, but the father disapproves of it. The son is sorry because he could not be the son that his father wishes him to be, and he thinks that they will never be the same.
- I Learned From You By Miley Cyrus
I learned from you that I do not crumble
I learned that strength is something you choose
All of the reasons to keep on believing
There’s no question, that’s a lesson that I learned from you
This song is about the things that a daughter learned from his dad. He taught her to be strong and never to stop believing in her dreams. We all need someone to keep pushing us forward and never give up on us.
- Rude By Magic
Can I have your daughter for the rest of my life?
Say yes, say yes ’cause I need to know
You say I’ll never get your blessing ’til the day I die
Tough luck, my friend, but the answer is ‘No’
This song is about a man who is asking for his girlfriend’s father’s blessing. He wants to marry her and as a sign of respect asks the father for her hand. Unfortunately, the father says no. It happens most of the time because fathers will always be protective of their daughters, and sometimes, it does not matter if a man is good or not. They just would hate the idea that their precious little angel will be someone else’s.
These are five great songs about dads. They all describe how they are in our lives which some are tough, some are loving, and some are cool. Our stories about our fathers will be different, but at the end of the day, we are all meant to love them as they are intended to love and protect us.