"Oh Father" as written by and Patrick Leonard Madonna Louise Ciccone....
It's funny that way
You can get used to the tears and the pain
What a child will believe
You never loved me

You can't hurt me now
I got away from you, I never thought I would
You can't make me cry
You had the power
I never felt so good about myself

Seems like yesterday
I lay down next to your boots and I prayed
For your anger to end
Oh Father I have sinned

You can't hurt me now
I got away from you, I never thought I would
You can't make me cry
You had the power
I never felt so good about myself

Oh Father you never wanted to live that way
You never wanted to hurt me
Why am I running away

Oh Father you never wanted to live that way
You never wanted to hurt me
Why am I running away

Oh Father you never wanted to live that way
You never wanted to hurt me
Why am I running away

Maybe someday
When I look back I'll be able to say
You didn't mean to be cruel
Somebody hurt you too

You can't hurt me now
I got away from you, I never thought I would
You can't make me cry
You had the power
I never felt so good about myself

You can't hurt me now
I got away from you, I never thought I would
You can't hurt me now
I got away from you, I never thought I would
And you can't make me cry
You had the power
I never felt so good
You can't hurt me now
I got away from you, I never thought I would
You can't make me cry
You had the power
I never felt so good about myself


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"Oh Father" as written by Patrick Leonard Madonna Louise Ciccone

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    General CommentOne of my favourite Madonna songs, so Sia covering is = @hearts;
    missmeon June 22, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song reminds me of my college boyfriend. He grew up in a beautiful mansion in Princeton, NJ. He watched his father drag his mom down the stairs by her hair, often. Several times his mom arrived home during the day to find the dad with a random ishy woman in their bed. This man physically and verbally abused his wife and kids. She finally mustered the cajones to divorce him.

    When you grow up in a house like that- it is all you know. If your dad was a roaring alcoholic who abused you and your mom, I completely understand why you'd feel the need to abuse others. It isn't your fault. It is part of who you are. But, you can change. There is hope.

    My college boyfriend completely abused me and I have a giant soft spot in my heart for him. Always.
    PinkyRuleson June 22, 2010   Link
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    General CommentSia's cover is really beautiful and emotional.
    LilyBearon June 14, 2011   Link

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