The way she held my hand
And then gave me a faint little smile
Like she knew that I
Might be gone, gone for a while

And if you're looking for advice my dear
I have nothing to say
I am always at a loss for words
When you look at me that way
But the bruises keep the breaks at bay
On Father's Day

And the flowers they did bloom
On the day that you were born
They're like diamonds littering
On the cross on my shores

And if you're looking for advice my dear
I have nothing to say
I am always at a loss for words
When you look at me that way
But the bruises keep the breaks at bay
On Father's Day

But you can make yourself better
Better than me
You are more than just a product of your history
You're like you Mom, little girl
And believe me, that's the best thing in the world

And I'm sorry for the things that get messed up
And they will be places that you may not get enough
And some memories you wish you never had
But won't kill you makes you stronger
And you just tell them
You got that from your dad

And if you're looking for advice my dear
I have nothing to say
I am always at a loss for words
When you look at me that way
And I'll always, always love you
No matter what you do
When you're growing up without me
I will always be with you
Must be something in the way that I was raised
And the bruises keep the breaks at bay
Yeah the bruises keep the breaks at bay
On Father's Day


Lyrics submitted by New Year's Project

Father's Day song meanings
Add your thoughts

2 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General CommentAs stephen put it, "I have to loves in this world, music, and siring women." This song is about the latter... Every fathers day he feels guilty about the fact he probably has some kids running around out there somewhere.
    gbear47on December 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI disagree.
    I have seen Stephen Kellogg explicitly reject a drunken coed mid-song by simply holding up a ring finger, flashing as though he were respectfully and flattered flipping the bird. As the set list is infinitely malleable, the next song (as I remember) was Such a Way.
    I teared up in that broad daylight at the solemnity of his commitment to his love, relating to my own fidelity in NJ with a high school sweetheart in NC.
    We, as Stephen Kellogg and his now wife, are still together.

    wlevandoon November 15, 2009   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain