Fatherhood is that condition that has traditionally required a stoic reserve. Dad is supposed to be the strong one. With these songs, you will have to check your reserve at the door.
[lastfm]Horace Silver[/lastfm] – “Song For My Father.”
Yes. This is where [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Steely Dan[/lastfm] borrowed the riff for “Rikki Don’t Lose that Number.” A true classic.
[lastfm]Bruce Springsteen[/lastfm] – “Walk Like A Man.”
“I remember how rough your hand felt on mine
On my wedding day and the tears cried on my shoulder I couldn’t turn away.”
[lastfm]Peter Gabriel[/lastfm] – “Father, Son.”
A genuine masterpiece. Whether your father is alive or dead or just getting old, this song stirs emotions so basic that you will need some time to compose yourself before you once again face our cynical world.