Father of Mine

“Father of Mine” by EverClear is a special song for me because it truly hits home for me. I relate to the words so much because our father left our mom with four sons and I never really got to know him. The part that gets me the most is “I was just scared white boy in a black neighborhood” because we grew up in Newark, New Jersey. The other part that really touches me is this part of the song I will never be safe I will never be sane I will always be weird inside I will always be lame Now Im a grown man With a child of my own And I swear I’m not going to let her know All the pain I have known Here’s the music video

Here are the words

Father of mine

Tell me where have you been?
You know I just closed by eyes
My whole world disappeared
Father of mine
Take me back to the day
Yeah, when I was still your golden boy
Back before you went away

I remember blue skies walking the block
I loved it when you held me high
I loved to hear you talk
You would take me to the movie
You would take me to the beach
You would take me to a place inside
That’s so hard to reach

Oh!
Father of mine
Tell me where did you go?
Yeah, you had the world inside your hand
But you did not seem to know
Father of mine
Tell me what do you see?
When you look back at your wasted life
And you don’t see me

I was ten years old
Doin’ all that I could
It wasn’t easy for me to be a scared white boy
In a black neighborhood
Sometimes you would send me a birthday card
With a five dollar bill
I never understood you then
And I guess I never will

Daddy gave me a name
My daddy gave me a name
(Then he walked away)
Daddy gave me a name
(Then he walked away)
My daddy gave me a name
Oh yeah

Yeah
Daddy gave me a name
Daddy gave me a name
(Then he walked away)
Daddy gave me a name
(Then he walked away)
My daddy gave me a name
Yeah
Yeah
Oh yeah

Father of mine
Tell me where have you been?
Yeah, I just closed by eyes
And the world disappeared
Father of mine
Tell me how do you sleep?
With the children you abandoned
And the wife I saw you beat

I will never be safe
I will never be sane
I will always be weird inside
I will always be lame
Now I’m a grown man
With a child of my own
And I swear, I’ll never let her know
All the pain I have known

Daddy gave me a name
(Then he walked away)
My daddy gave me a name
(Then he walked away)
My daddy gave me a name
(Then he walked away)
My daddy gave me a name

Yeah
(Then he walked away)
Yeah
(Then he walked away)
Oh yeah

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  • Dayngr

    That is a very deep song. I liked it the first time I heard it.

  • Dayngr

    That is a very deep song. I liked it the first time I heard it.