Popular Father's Day Songs
Father’s Day, is the ideal day of thanking your father for the hardships that he has gone through in order to raise you. So you should not miss this golden opportunity to express your gratitude. There is an endless list of things to show your gratitude, respect and love to your father. The most common is of course sending gifts to India. Before you send gifts to your dear father you must know when is Father’s Day in 2012. It is on 17th June.Since online shopping is the latest trend, you can take the help of the various online gifting portals to send gifts to India.
However, if you are looking to do something special for your father other than sending gift to India on Father’s Day, then your certainly go for Father’s Day songs. Songs are the best way of expressing feelings to the person who means the world to you. In the following, a couple of songs are mentioned from which you can either sing to your father or play it for him on the special occasion of Father’s Day.
“Father and Daughter” by Paul Simon
Paul Simon needs no introduction, nor does this soothing beautiful ballad which was composed by him in the year 2002 for the animated movie; ‘The Wild Thornberrys Movie’. In this song, which Paul Simon dedicates to his daughter, a father expresses his love for his daughter. The opening lines of the songs says:
If you leap awake in the mirror of a bad dream
And for a fraction of a second you can't remember where you are
Just open your window and follow your memory upstream
To the meadow in the mountain where we counted every falling star”.
The father in this song says no father loves his daughter as much as he loves his own. He even says that he has always been there for his daughter. You can certainly sing this song to your father to let him know, how much you appreciate for the things he has done for you. The song even earned an Academy Award nomination in the category of ‘Best Song’.
“Father To Son” by Queen
Composed by guitarist Brain May for the British Rock band, Queen, ‘Father to Son’ is an extremely touchy song which you can sing to your father on the occasion of Father’s Day. The song opens with the lines;
“A word in your
From father to son
Hear the word that I say
I fought with you
Fought on your side
Long before you were born
Joyful the sound
The word goes around
From father to son to son”.
In this song, a father talks about the wisdom which he passes on to his son.
“Dance With My Father” by Luther Vandross
Composed by American R&B singer, Luther Vandross, ‘Dance with My Father’, is a song where the singer talks about how his father cared for him and how much both the singer and his mother loved him. He prays to God for sending back his father for his mother, so that she can have a dance with him. The beginning lines of the songs are, “Back when I was a child, before life removed all the innocence
My father would lift me high and dance with my mother and me and then
Spin me around ‘til I fell asleep
Then up the stairs he would carry me
And I knew for sure I was loved.”
“Ships” by Ian Hunter
This soulful song, which has been composed by British singer, Ian Hunter, begins with lines; “We walked to the sea, just my father and me
And the dogs played around on the sand.
Winter cold cut the air, hanging still everywhere
Dressed in gray did he say hold my hand?
I said love’s easier when it’s far away
We sat and watched the distant lights.”
Considered as a thoughtful ode to father and son, you can sing this song as a tribute to your father.
Celebrate Father’s Day 2012 either practise the songs so that you can sing to your father on this occasion or even record your singing and play it for your father.