Paul Simon’s “Father And Daughter” – The Story Behind The Song
Paul Simon actually wrote this song for the Wild Thornberrys Movie. You may have forgotten that fact, but it’s true. Paul Simon’s “Father and Daughter” is an ode to Paul’s daughter, Lulu. She was seven at the time (she’s 28 now). The lyrics and the melodies are so incredibly comforting:
I’m gonna watch you shineGonna watch you grow Gonna paint a sign So you’ll always know As long as one and one is two There could never be a father loved his daughter More than I love you
“Father and Daughter” is one of my favorite songs to play on Father’s Day. The song is full of hope and tells of the future this father wishes for his daughter. Adrian, Paul Simon’s son, sings harmony in the song’s choruses. Adrian was 10 years old when “Father and Daughter” was recorded. Paul had heard Adrian singing along to the song while driving and encouraged him to become a part of the song. (from kiddle.com)
I feel like there’s always that slight overhang on Father’s Day that holds on to the dads that aren’t doing it right. I prefer to put a spotlight on the dads that ARE doing it right and hope that others may fall in line. It’s not my job to judge you as a parent. I certainly don’t want you judging me. We are all imperfect people that raise more imperfect people. We strive to be the best we can… that’s how we evolve.
Happy Father’s Day every day to all our amazing dads. The amazing dads in my life and the amazing dads in yours. Much love – Doni
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Paul Simon’s “Father and Daughter”