Well, Sunday is Father’s Day and I just thought that it would be kind of neat to post some songs about fathers. (I might be wrong about that, but I get to choose what gets posted, neat or not.) They are not Christian songs. Simply songs that show that I am an old guy and that speak of some of the good and the bad that we find in fathers and that if we are fathers, our children may find in us.

The family is the first institution that God created and fathers are still meant to be heads of them. The standard for dads is Jesus Christ Himself so there is plenty of room for improvement in all of us. I think my favourite father text is I Thessalonians 2:11-12:

For you know how, like a father with his children,  [12] we exhorted each one of you and encouraged you and charged you to walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory. 
Our goal as dads is to work to get our children to walk in a manner worthy of God.   We can all think of the ways that our fathers didn’t get that one right. And it is easy, and perhaps painful to think of how we didn’t too. But we are children of a great and loving Father who never makes mistakes and that includes the families we were a part of growing up and the ones we helped form as adults.
Harry Chapin’s scary classic.
Dan Fogelberg’s tribute to his dad. Just makes you wish you could write and play something.

Springsteen at, not quite his best, but this is a real good piece of work. Prone to tears? This one will get them flowing.


The former Cat Stevens doing the angst ridden teenager and father conflict stuff.


My father was an old fashioned fundamentalist preacher and this just reminded me of him.


This will be the least known and that is a real shame. The singer is Angie Nussey and the song is “Warm Hands”. Deserves to get a listen.