On any other day
I might care what you say
But every Saturday is Father’s Day
And you might call it sad
And you might call me mad
But I’ve got one — who calls me Dad.
— Weddings, Parties, Anything: “Father’s Day”
I seem to recall Mick Thomas saying he was surprised at how this song resonated with people, given its bitter-sweet nature. Maybe he underestimated the power of the (sweet) words, how they tap at the emotions of parents.
Maybe I’m a little emotional today, but shortly after being given my presents (Geelong keyrings and glasses, and a mug) I played this song loudly and the (happy) tears flowed.
To all you dads out there, Happy Fathers Day.