"Dear Father" as written by and Harburg Gorney....
Buried him in the cold wet ground
Familiar faces would have made him proud
The military and the working man
The history of the life he led

Can you feel that soil covering your coffin?
Can you feel?
Can you feel that soil covering your coffin?
Can you feel?
Can you feel that soil covering your coffin?
Can you feel?

(So, what are you gonna do?) Be the hero that your father was
(So, what are you gonna do?) Be the man he made you to be
And you are your father's son
Dear father, dear father
Be the hero that your father was
Be the man he made you to be

The war torn stories that he told you
You've got a hell of a lot to live up to
An airborne man with a scar and a wound
Never make a promise that you can't prove

Dear father, dear father

(So, what are you gonna do?) Be the hero that your father was
(So, what are you gonna do?) Be the man he made you to be
And you are your father's son
Dear father, dear father
Be the hero that your father was
Be the man he made you to be

Where are you? Where are you?
You coward, you coward
Where are you? Where are you?
You coward, you coward


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"Dear Father" as written by Harburg Gorney

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  • +5
    General CommentThese are he lyrics to "Brothers". The actual lyrics are
    Buried him in the cold wet ground
    Familiar faces would have made him proud
    The military and the working man
    The history of the life he led

    “Can you feel that soil covering your coffin?”
    Can you feel? [x3]

    (So, what are you gonna do?) Be the hero that your father was
    (So, what are you gonna do?) Be the man he made you to be
    And you are your father's son
    Dear Father, Dear Father
    Be the hero that your father was
    Be the man he made you to be

    The war torn stories that he told you
    You've got a hell of a lot to live up to
    An airborne man with a scar and a wound
    “Never make a promise that you can't prove”

    Dear Father, Dear Father

    (So, what are you gonna do?) Be the hero that your father was
    (So, what are you gonna do?) Be the man he made you to be
    And you are your father's son
    Dear Father, Dear Father
    Be the hero that your father was
    Be the man he made you to be

    “Where are you? Where are you?
    You coward, you coward”
    [x2]
    WhatAmIAgainston May 06, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song.. Holy shit.
    So good. The ending gives me chills every time.
    kkate10on March 22, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song takes place shortly after the younger brother murders the father and runs away. The older brother is trying to cope with his father's death, asking himself what he's going to do with his life.
    Autuson March 18, 2015   Link

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