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Songs About Dad Are So Sad

Today when were tossing around songs Mike could choose for the Blue Plate Special, we started talking about songs that mention Dad, since Father’s Day is Sunday. Have you ever noticed how many are so sad? Songs about Mom are all warm and fuzzy, but songs about Dad are so tragic; abandonment and poverty seem to be favorite themes. Even if it’s a great song, the lyrics can be so sad! Check out this list of sad songs about Dad… and grab a tissue!

Papa Was a Rolling Stone by the Temptations



“Papa was a rolling stone, wherever he laid his hat was his home, and when he died, all he left us was alone.”


A Boy Named Sue by Johnny Cash



“Well, my Daddy left home when I was three, and he didn’t leave much to ma and me.”


Cat’s in the Cradle by Harry Chapin



“My child arrived just the other day, he came to the world in the usual way,  but there were planes to catch and bills to pay, he learned to walk while I was away.”


The Living Years by Mike and the Mechanics



“I know that I’m a prisoner to all my father held so dear, I know that I’m a hostage, to all his hopes and fears…”


The Greatest Man I Never Knew by Reba McEntire



“He was good at business but there was business left to do, he never said he loved me, guess he thought I knew.”

And Even More Disturbing…



Click here to see more of these disturbing father – son mashups.


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