"A Father and a Son" as written by and Wainwright....
it's not strange, no mystery
you and I are history
I put up my protective wall
it's 4 feet thick and 10 feet tall

10 feet tall and 4 feet thick
granite, concrete, steel and brick
protection for you, understand
the little boy, the inner man

boys kissed the girls
then made them cry
that's a man's job, that is why
when you cry, you're just a clone
of every woman I have known

and every Harry, Dick and Tom
gets all of this shit from his mom
who was unhappy, mom was sad
because of a wall that dad had

once its up it wont come down
and mom's a queen and dad's a clown
it's not strange, no mystery
that you and I are history

it's 4 feet thick and 10 feet tall

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"A Father and a Son" as written by Wainwright


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    General CommentI'm surprised that there were no lyrics for Loudon, let alone comments, when his son's section on this site is absolutely bursting.

    Loudon Wainwright, from my little experience, is rarely vague about the subject of his songs, they're deeply personal and open. I won't bother going through what this song means, but listen to it. It's a good song.
    kaleidoscope_eyeon September 17, 2006   Link

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