Song For My Father

  • Title: Song For My Father
  • Writer: Conrad Askland
  • Vocalist: Conrad Askland
  • Released: 1994
  • Album: New Faces ’95
  • Label: Road Records
  • Copyright: c 1994 Conrad Askland
  • Style: Country, Surf, Rock, Vocal

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Song For My Father – New Faces ’95

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I’ll tell you what life’s about
Back in 1980 Daddy owned the South
I went to Europe and private school
Daddy said “I’ll always take a care of you”

Sent Momma roses Valentine’s Day
Two days later took his jet and flew away
Went down South blew his money on a whore
Now me and Momma we’re a dirt down poor

Well let me play you a melody ‘n sing you a song
Try to show everybody life ain’t wrong
Do my best, you know I would, but I can’t save everybody
Wish I could

Daddy made money the old fashioned way
Laundered twenty grand a day by Biscayne Bay
IRS came, partners died
Daddy he got set up good to do some time

All his friends disappeared
But m’ Daddy got paroled within a year
“Son, can you help your Father please?
I got some business for you in the Florida Keys.”



I worked for Daddy ‘bout a year
Twenty grand a month sniffin’ coconut air
I found out what life’s about
Daddy he was givin’ Cuban Neckties out

If you drink vodka straight
Never start confessing names and giving dates
Daddy choked on Smirnoff and Lime
Daddy he will never screw me one more time

I couldn’t save Daddy
But I wish I could

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4 comments for “Song For My Father

  1. Laura
    May 29, 2010 at 6:24 am

    Love and betrayal with a surprise ending!

  2. Carol Ann
    June 1, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Found ‘Song for my Father.’ You didn’t write a forward why it was written. Love this song – listened to it many times in the past and will again.

    Carol Ann

  3. June 1, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    True, no forward. I will not make any comments on this song.

  4. Carol Ann
    June 2, 2010 at 5:40 pm


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