"Hold Me My Daddy" as written by and Andy Partridge....
Hold me my daddy,
I never felt lower than dirt on the floor.
I say hold me my daddy,
I never felt like crying oceans before.

If this means war, why are we in it?
Might've fired off a couple of rounds, I didn't mean to begin it.
If these are the bullets that every father and son must chew,
Well then hold me my daddy, I forgot to say I love you.

Hold me my daddy,
It hurts me to see grown men fighting this way.
I say hold me my daddy,
The young and the old dog aren't having their day.

This civil war, why are we in it?
There's nobody on this flat earth, would ever want to win it.
If these are the hot coals that every father and son walks through,
Well then hold me my daddy, I forgot to say I love you.

And if you agree we can make amends.
All this squabbling I've hated.
In another time and another place where our history bends,
We could've been the best of friends and not merely related.

Well these are the right words to say,
They're difficult but still true,
Well then hold me my daddy,
I forgot to say I love you.

(Hold him. Tight. Hold him like he was a baby.)


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"Hold Me My Daddy" as written by Andy Partridge

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    General CommentI always felt that this was written to a father that has died. Even though this is all written in the present tense, there is a finality to the line, "I forgot to say I love you." Almost like he has written this as a private eulogy - a note that he feels he SHOULD have written earlier.

    I always loved the line about being the best of friends in an alternate universe- where history bends, in another time and place. And the flashbacks to being held like a baby - as sons are held by their fathers when they first meet.

    Just a really touching song. So very personal.
    Sir_Larrikinon November 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBasically, a father and son are fighting, and the son just wants to lay down his sword and make peace with him. Kinda sweet to see this kind of vulnerability from a feller.
    pumkinhedon February 26, 2006   Link

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