Father and Son

Prompt: A song that reminds you of your dad

Not sure my dad will be 100% with me on this but does say songs that remind me of my dad so that is how I will go with it. I will start with one I posted earlier as a music post and that is Impossible Dream from The Man of La Mancha

 

It is my dad I must thank for my love of Simon and Garfunkel, so I really have to include them here and of course, it is Bridge Over Troubled Water, this version live from Central Park in 1982

 

I still have photos of my dad as a young dude and looking very much like Danny out of Grease, given dad worked in the motor industry Greased Lightening always makes me think of him.

 

As I was a bit of a rebel as a teen I used to syphon my dad’s whiskey. So, with a dram raised to my dad, it’s the Doors and the Alabama Song which I have sung in a few too many drunken states in my time.

 

Probably the hardest thing I have ever done is come out as transgender to my parents, and it honestly felt I was committing murder at the time. I know my dad still sees the little girl in a white dress, but he also sees his son, so Rod Stewart nails it with his rendition of Father and Son

 

As I said I doubt my dad will be 100% with this but it says it. Love you Dad xxx

 

©JG Farmer 2018

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