"Dear Father" as written by and Deryck Jason Whibley....
I addressed this letter to "dear father"
I know you as complete unknown
I guess it's better you don't bother
All our truth should be left alone

Be left alone...

Be left alone...

I learned the things you never showed me
Took the chances you'd have blown
And to this day the one and only
You remain a complete unknown

Complete unknown...

Complete unknown...

[Chorus:]
You're out there somewhere
I don't know if you care at all
It seems that you don't
It's as if the day will never come
So you remain a complete unknown

So many years I've been ignored
You've been gone without a trace
I'm getting used to knowing you're just a name without a face

Without a face...

Without a face...

[Chorus x 2]

I addressed this letter to "dear father"
I know you as complete unknown
I guess it's better you don't bother
All our truth should be left alone

You're out there somewhere
But don't know if you care at all
It seems that you don't
It's as if the day will never come
So you remain a complete unknown

[Chorus]

You're out there somewhere
I don't know if you care


Lyrics submitted by afitch1206

"Dear Father" as written by Deryck Jason Whibley Deryck Whibley

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  • +2
    General Commentthis is about overweight people and how they are treated unfairly, u guys are jsut too fuckin ignorant to read between the lines. and infectedmonkey idk if ur joking or not but stfu if ur not gonna be fucki nserious ok this is fuckin songmeanings.net mother fucker
    torrentomikeon January 04, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is obviously about avril lavigne and derick whibley after they broke up and he took her out to dinner at her favorite restaraunt called olive garden
    infectedmonkey96on November 13, 2007   Link
  • +1
    MemoryGreat song and a lot of people can relate to it, including me. Although i know who my dad is, he wasn't there when i was growning up and ive only seen him once since when i was around 19.

    With a lot of songs, its possible to interperate the lyrics to various meanings, but i really really do not get the previous comment on it being about obesity. Ive just been staring at the lyrics and theres just nothing that can point to it in any way. But hey 'torrentomike', if thats what you feel from the song then who am i to judge, just quit calling people fucking ignorant just because you dont agree with the meaning that 99% of us think it is
    parr3001on May 07, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is a song about black fathers.
    Strombolovon May 04, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOk, I love this song:D
    xx thatclassyradioon July 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of best on album, obv about derycks absentee father
    illmatic182on July 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgood song
    supernukeon July 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti guess this song is about derycks father...it seems that he left home and abondoned him...so i think he is angry with him..and he thinks his father doesnt care about him..and he is tellin his father to better dont bother wherever he is..is a good song..very angry..very sum 41
    luiz me!on July 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMm, I know how he feels, Its a great song, but It must hurt to have to bring it up
    Emotionallyconfusedon July 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about Deryck's father. (obviously).
    His mother was 17 when she had him.
    And before he was even born, his father abandoned him and his mother.

    That is where "complete unknown" comes from.
    He never knew his father.
    fishface320on July 28, 2007   Link

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