Hey, Dad, I've been floating down the river
To the place you retired to
Away from the women who despise you
I've been sad, 'cause all my friends resent me
But I got a plan for a miracle!
I'll shit it out and put it on the table

Dear Son, should I be a proud one?
I saw what you said on the telly
You made your mother sound so silly
How is my offspring so pretentious?
Your art is lazy, trite and schlocky
I should've sent you out for hockey.


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    General Comment"I should've sent you out for hockey"

    I think it's more than resentment between father and son.
    If only I knew what he was referring to throughout the song!

    The said "miracle" seems like something done for the sake of others and halfheartedly.
    annematronicalon October 13, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationThe chords during the verses are played on an organ. Owen's father is an organist, and was a single father with numerous kids if I remember correctly (hence "the women who resent you".) Perhaps his father has criticized his career path or the music he makes as pretentious, and maybe Owen said something in an interview on TV that made his mother look bad.
    Statistically714on January 27, 2009   Link

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