Father, father
Tell me, where have you been?
It's been hell not having you here
I've been missing you so bad
And you don't seem to care

When I got to sleep at night, you're not there
When I got to sleep at night, do you care?

Do you even miss us?
Your bottle's your mistress
I need to know, I need to know

Why are you walking away?
Was it something I did?
Did I, make a mistake?
'Cause I'm trying to deal with the pain
I don't understand this
Is this how it ends?

I will try to understand

(Father, father, father)
Father, father
Tell me, where are you now?
It's been hell not having you
Last thing I heard you were fedup
You're skipping town
With no note telling where

When I go to sleep at night, you're not there
When I go to sleep at night, do you care?

I need to know
I need to know

Why are you walking away?
Was it something I did?
Did I, make a mistake?
'Cause, I'm trying to deal with the pain
I don't understand this
Is this how it ends?

Why are you running away?
(I don't understand this, is this how it ends?)
Why are you running away?

(Tell me please, tell me please, I need to know)

Is this what you call a family?
Is this what you call a family?
Is this what you call a family?
Is this what you call a family?
Is this what you call a family?

(Is this what you call a family?)
Spent seven years wishing that you'd drop the line
But I carry the thought, along with you in my mind
Is this what you call a family?
Is this what you call a family?

Family!

Why are you walking away?
Was it something I did?
Did I, make a mistake?
'Cause, I'm trying to deal with the pain
I don't understand this
Is this how it ends?

Why are you running away?
(I don't understand this, is this how it ends?
Why are you running away?
(Tell me please, tell me please, I need to know)

Is this what you call a family?
Is this what you call a family?
Is this what you call a family?
Is this what you call a family?



Lyrics submitted by jessicles, edited by VALSHE, Mellow_Harsher, fdff081998, lauquinn


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  • +2
    General Comment:instead of:

    "I will drive you under"

    it sounds to me like:

    "i will try to understand"

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    great song. i can relate to some parts, even though i know the meaning is different to my reasons.
    RIPsteggyon May 13, 2011   Link
  • +2
    Song Meaning:I think this song is about a boy who is becomming older (maybe a teenager) and is sstarting to now wonder where his father is and why he left him. The song says, "It's been hell not having you here, I've been missing you so bad and you dont seem to care." Maybe the son has tried to contact his father but he won't listen and shakes him off. "Do you even miss us, your bottle's your mistress." His father is a drunk who probably left his family for alchohol. "Why are you walking away? Was it something I did, did I make a mistake?" He (Kellin) thinks its his fault his father left. "I don't understand, is this how it ends?" He thinks he will never see his father again and doesnt understand what he did wrong."Is this what you call a family? Spent seven years wishing that you'd draw the line, but i carry the thought along with you in my mind." He wishes his father would just say he wasn't comming back or he was, wishing he would make up his mind. At this point he doesn't know if he can even call it a family since part of it is missing. He always is thinking about the chance he may come back and they can truly be a family.
    Jagk22on March 23, 2012   Link
  • +2
    Song Meaning:I believe this song was actually written about Katelynn's kids because they grew up without their father. But now Kellin is their father. This song is not written about Kellins "broken family". He did not grow up in a broken family. IT'S ABOUT KATELYNNS KIDS.
    sydneylion March 30, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:For me, its from the prospective of a kid that his father walked out on, or left him at an early age.
    It troubles him and he wants to know why he had left.
    cmtriplecageon May 18, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:It's such a unique song compared to the rest of the songs they have produced about love between gf/bf kinda thing.
    I specifically love this line of the song "do you even miss us? your bottle's your mistress" It really hits those people who have alcoholic dads like I do.
    Chanel1yon April 09, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:no one gas commented on this? i love this song so much. It has to be my favorite song on the album
    Blinsinon May 12, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Stupid typos. has*
    No one has* commented on this?
    Blinsinon May 12, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:hey it's an amazing song but you need to fix the i will drive under? part to i will try to understand. Besides that you got the lyrics down.
    AwesomeKingon March 03, 2012   Link
  • 0
    Lyric Correction:The correct lyrics are:
    Father, father
    Tell me where have you been ?
    It's been hell not having you here
    I've been missing you so bad
    And you don't seem to care

    When I go to sleep at night
    You're not there
    When I go to sleep at night
    Do you care ?

    Do you even miss us
    Your bottle's your mistress
    I need to know
    I need to know

    Why are you walking away ?
    Was it something I did, did
    Or made a mistake ? Cause
    I'm trying to deal with the pain
    I don't understand this
    Is this how it ends ?

    I will try to understand (father, father, father)

    Father, father
    Tell me where are you now ?
    It's been hell not having you laughing
    I heard you were fed up, you're skipping town
    With no note telling where

    When I go to sleep at night
    You're not there
    When I go to sleep at night
    Do you care ?
    I need to know
    I need to know

    Why are you walking away ?
    Was it something I did, did
    Or made a mistake ? Cause
    I'm trying to deal with the pain
    I don't understand this
    Is this how it ends ?
    Why are you running away ?
    I don't understand this
    Is this how it ends ?
    Why are you running away ?
    Tell me please
    Tell me please
    Cause I need to know

    Is this what you call a family ?
    Is this what you call a family ?
    Is this what you call a family ?
    Is this what you call a family ?

    Spent seven years wishing that you'd draw the line
    But I carry the thought a long with you on my mind
    Is this what you call a family ?
    Is this what you call a family ?

    Why are you walking away ?
    Was it something I did, did
    Or made a mistake ? Cause
    I'm trying to deal with the pain
    I don't understand this
    Is this how it ends ?
    Why are you running away ?
    I don't understand this
    Is this how it ends ?
    Why are you running away ?
    Tell me please
    Tell me please
    Cause I need to know

    Is this what you call a family ?
    Is this what you call a family ?
    Is this what you call a family ?
    Is this what you call a family ?
    Jagk22on March 23, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:It's so sad, this song really shows the self blame teenagers tend to have towards themselves when parents do hurtful things to their children, such as completely disregard them from their lives.
    everyday24on July 30, 2012   Link

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