Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Fathers and fatherhood : Adam Raised A Cain

Bruce Springsteen: Adam Raised A Cain


Well, it's not exactly an ideal song for a Father's day mix, but I really can't come up with songs about peaceful father to son relationships. Or let us say that my favorite songs about fathers deal with opposive daddies, sometimes even physically ("A Boy Named Sue"), or imaginary and fantasized ones ("Papa Was A Rolling Stone").

That's probably one of the reasons why Bruce is my favorite singer. Fatherhood is a recurrent theme in his songs, going from the anger of "Adam" or "Independance Day" to a more peaceful feeling in "Walk Like A Man". But I really prefer the angry Boss of Darkness or Nebraska, when he sings about having a father rather than being one.

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