Happy Birthday, Dad

Usually, I try to be an original writer. There is something I came across years ago, however, that has always made me smile and made me think of my Dad. The now (unfortunately) defunct band Yellowcard released a song on their original album, Ocean Avenue, entitled “Life of a Salesman” that I wish I could take credit for writing.

Although my Dad wasn’t a salesman, the lyrics still ring true. Please join me in wishing my Dad a happy 61st! I love you, Dad…thanks for making me the man I am today!

LIFE OF A SALESMAN

What’s a dad for dad?
Tell me why I’m here dad
Whisper in my ear that I’m growing up to be a better man, dad
Everything is fine dad
Proud that you are mine dad
Cause I know I’m growing up to be a better man

Father I will always be
That same boy that stood by the sea
And watched you tower over me
Now I’m older I wanna be the same as you

What’s a dad for dad?
Taught me how to stand, dad
Took me by the hand and you showed me how to be a bigger man, dad
Listen when you talk, dad
Follow where you walk, dad
And you know that I will always do the best I can
I can

Father I will always be (always be)
That same boy that stood by the sea ~(the boy that)~
watched you tower over me (over me)
Now I’m older I wanna be the same as you
The same as you

Father I will always be
That same boy that stood by the sea
And watched you tower over me
Now I’m older I wanna be the same as you (x2)[in the backgound 2nd time]

When I am a dad, dad ~(when i am a dad, dad)~
I’m gonna be a good dad ~(i’m gonna be a good dad)~
Did the best you could, dad ~(did the best you could, dad)~
Always understood, dad ~(always understood, dad)~
Taught me what was right, dad ~(taught me what was right, dad)~
Opened up my eyes, dad ~(opened up my eyes, dad)~
Glad to call you my dad ~(Glad to call you my dad)~
Thank you for my life dad

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5 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Dad

  1. Thank you for your thoughtfullness. We may have provided the guidance, but you made the decisions to be who you are and who makes us all proud of the person you are,in all aspects of your life. I love you just the same as when we stood by the ocean in Oregon on that cold foggy day. Father and Son.

  2. nice to hear the comment back from your pops. You guys sound pretty great.

    Hey been curious how old are you motors? I'm guessing your about my age: 33

  3. Awwww.

    Sorry to be belated. Sounds like you and your dad have a special relationship. That's just awesome.

    I hope your dad's day was a wonderful one. He's lucky to have you for a kid.