Come Home Dad

by Dudley aka Origin

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I wrote this song because many of the children I teach have strained or non-existent relationships with their fathers. I see the pain it causes and wanted to provide a platform for that pain to be expressed and digested with the goals of providing support to the children and ultimately encouraging some dads to come home or play more of a role in their children's lives. Students in an entry level video production class at AHS made the following music video for the song: youtu.be/61hAwCjY6QM

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Verse 1
What you hear in this song is a hole in a child’s heart,
Who never knew their father from the start,
Never even had the chance to meet the man,
‘Cause after mom gave birth, that “man” turned and ran,
Don’t know what it’s like to experience a father’s love,
Sent unanswered prayers to the man above,
Try not to think about it but sometimes that’s hard,
Like birthdays with no so much as a freakin’ card,
Don’t you care about me, don’t you wanna know?
Wonder how I’m doing, wanna watch me grow?
Have I seen you before ‘cause I wouldn’t know it,
If you love me you’ve sure got a strange way to show it,
I don’t know nothing about you, you don’t know nothing about me,
Who’s my favorite rapper, what’s your favorite movie?
These are things that we could share but I can’t do it alone,
So father if you’re listening then please come home.

Chorus:
Come home dad, come home dad, come home dad, dad come home,
Come home dad, come home dad, come home dad, dad come home,
Come home dad, come home dad, come home dad, dad come home,
Come home dad, come home dad, come home dad, dad come home,

Verse 2:
I think about you sometimes, where you live, what’s your job,
Do you have a new wife? Is she anything like mom?
Do I have brothers and sisters that I never knew I had?
Do you spend time with them? Do they call you dad?
Do you take them to the movies and watch games with them?
Do they get to introduce you to all their friends?
I hate myself for saying I hate you but I do,
The simple fact is, you probably hate me too,
Why else would you leave me? Why else would you go?
What’s killing me is the thought that I’ll never know,
I used to pretend you worked for the FBI,
And after that, you were a secret service spy,
My friends all laughed at me when they found out I lied,
That was the day I said I wished you had died,
But I didn’t really mean it, I say things when I get mad,
It’s just so hard with-out you so come home dad.

Chorus:
Come home dad, come home dad, come home dad, dad come home,
Come home dad, come home dad, come home dad, dad come home,
Come home dad, come home dad, come home dad, dad come home,
Come home dad, come home dad, come home dad, dad come home,

Verse 3:
You don’t have to get back with mom, you could do like my friends do,
I’ll spend the week with her and the weekend with you.
You’d be really proud, she’s worked hard to raise me right,
She works a day job and another in the night,
And she always finds a little time to spend with me,
She wants to go back to college and get her degree,
Sometimes I feel like I only get in the way,
I’ve got nowhere to go, there’s nowhere else I could stay,
And sometimes, I get mad at her too,
Like she’s the reason that I don’t have you,
Maybe she did something that caused you to go,
What’s the big secret? Will I ever know?
They say time will help this hole in my heart close,
But the older I get it seems the wider it grows,
Dad come home and make the situation better,
It’s not all on you, we could work on this together…

Chorus:
Come home dad, come home dad, come home dad, dad come home,
Come home dad, come home dad, come home dad, dad come home,
Come home dad, come home dad, come home dad, dad come home,
Come home dad, come home dad, come home dad, dad come home

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released June 14, 2013

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Dudley aka Origin Albany, New York

I'm currently offering the "Highly Effective" CD in a name your price format for digital sales. I've prioritized getting the message out there and continuing the conversations around doing better for children and each other. I believe that the album has monetary value and I'd prefer to let you pay what it's worth to you. Thank you. ... more

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