Rick Springfield - Like Father, Like Son Lyrics




He was raised in the English way
His daddy taught him respect, he taught him how to pray
They sent him off to boarding school
Where he learned how to live by someone else's rule

And he went to confession
He went to confession
Holy Father wash my sins away
He went to confession
He went to confession
Mother Mary take the pain away

He read letters from home at night in his bed
And got this uneasy feeling when his father said

Fear of God and the feel of the rod
Will raise a good boy
The fear of God and the feel of the rod
Will raise a good boy

He bought his daddy's car and he learned to drive
And when he left school he got a nine to five
He met the girl and he got his spouse
And they had the child and they got the house

And he went to confession
He went to confession
Holy Father wash my sins away
He went to confession
He went to confession
Mother Mary take the pain away

He loved his son and he helped him build walls and fronts
He knew he'd heard it before
Someone had said it once

Fear of God and the feel of the rod
Will raise a good boy
The fear of God and the feel of the rod
Will raise a good boy

He raised his son in the English way
And he taught him respect, he taught him how to pray
He sent him off to boarding school
Where he learned how to live by someone else's rules

And he went to confession
He went to confession
Holy Father wash my sins away
He went to confession
He went to confession
Mother Mary take the pain away

It must be something much deeper than fear or pain
Another child learns a pattern he won't break the chain

Fear of God and the feel of the rod
Will raise a good boy
The fear of God and the feel of the rod
Will raise a good boy
The fear of God and the feel of the rod
Will raise the next boy





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  1. Ninokiti Ninoko

    A piece of Art in the World of Rock music!

  2. Mark Webb

    This song always had an "Eleanor Rigby" vibe to me.

  3. Enrique Guadarrama

    I wonder why he didn´t put it in the latest album "Orchestrating my life"

  4. GrapeMountain

    This was the B side of Jessie's Girl - great song!

  5. Julie Schultz

    I've loved this song since it first came out. It gets me every time when his voice cracks at 1:14.

    Laurel Rockefeller

    where does it crack? I too have always loved it. My older brother bought the album and the second I heard those strings I was in love! I'm more John Williams or Murray Gold over pop music, but this song really blends the orchestral sound with 80s pop to PERFECTION!

  6. Georgette Magrady

    This song is more poignant to me than ever right now... Very powerful intense stuff

  7. ubiquitous

    Holy cow, a true red-blooded rocker with no guitar but awesome string arrangement?? GENIUS