Father & Son • Cat Stevens
This back and forth between a father and his son who is getting ready to leave the nest is a great song for dads of recent grads.
Best lyric: But take your time, think a lot/Why think of everything you’ve got
Daddy • Beyoncé
Beyoncé wrote this tribute to her daddy in 2003, before their estrangement. Regardless of their current relationship, it’s still moving as she reminisces about her childhood.
Best lyric: I want my unborn son to be like my daddy/I want my husband to be like my daddy/There is no one else like my daddy
My Father’s Eyes • Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton’s incredibly sad ode to the father he never met and his son who died when he was only 4 years old goes straight to your heart. In his autobiography, he said of the song, “In it I tried to describe the parallel between looking in the eyes of my son, and the eyes of the father that I never met, through the chain of our blood.”
Best lyric: Then the light begins to shine/And I hear those ancient lullabies/And as I watch this seedling grow/Feel my heart start to overflow