Fathers Day

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.

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2 Replies to “Fathers Day”

  1. For a moment I had a mild panic when I saw the title of your post, but then I realised that UKs Father’s Day is in June! Phew…

    Good for you, dads need emotions.

    In a year or two hopefully I will experience the same.

  2. Oooh, I forgot you were a fellow Geelong supporter. I was lucky enough to score a ticket for last Saturday’s game and what a game!!! Fingers crossed for this week up in Sydney.

    Oh, and happy belated Father’s Day.

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