Sensitive boy, military father Both of them needing something very badly from the other They had no choice; they could not reach eachother Now the boy's an angry man; he holds it in no longer
(He says) I could never win anything 'cause I already felt beaten And you have always hated me so I guess now we're even So look at me now - I'm not afraid to fight you man to man And the old man says
I am your father I am not another Of your schoolboy classmates I am your father And you will not forget me I will stay part of you forever
Listen to my side Looking back I wonder Why I couldn't feel for you the way I felt about your brothers And there were times I'm sure you still remember When I tried to talk to you and you left me an outsider
I avoid painful things so you were avoided And I never really hated you, just sometimes dissappointed So look at me now Am I the same as the man you love to hate? No matter what....
I am your father I am your father And you can mess up my face - go ahead But I'll still be your father And you cannot forget me I will stay part of you forever
I could never look at you and say I love you I was taught that real men never broke down I feel like a victim I know you do too Like father like son I'm so sorry for the things I've done
I am your father I am your father Come what may I'll be part of you forever