Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Disastrous Ditties For Father’s Day

SAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Be careful what songs you dedicate to Dad this Father’s Day (June 17).

That’s because many famous “Dad” ditties could actually hurt pop’s pride.

For example, Harry Chapin’s “Cat’s In The Cradle” is a sarcastic Daddy sing-along with a cruel chorus: When you coming home, Dad? – I don’t know when/ We’ll get together then, Son/ You know we’ll have a good time then.

And though Dad may like Neil Young, skip his ballad “Old Man,” unless you want Dad to think it Doesn’t mean that much to me, to mean that much to you.

Rockers should steer clear of Everclear’s “Father of Mine” because it includes the bitter lyrics, Father of mine/ Tell me where do you sleep/ With the children you abandoned/ And the wife I saw you beat.

Definitely don’t play The Doors’ “The End,” – even Oedipus would agree that Father? Yes, son?/ I want to kill you, won’t help Dad celebrate his big day.

Finally, avoid Eminem’s “Daddy, Don’t Go,” which guarantees a dysfunctional Dad day, as Slim Shady rhymes: Now you know that I really hate you/ I wish I could shoot you.

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