Let’s be frank. Father’s Day gets short shrift. Maybe it’s because it’s harder to pick out a cool gift (those old jokes about soap on a rope are there for a reason) or some papas were rolling stones or because Moms are so much better with playing the whole “I endured 16 hours of labor and yet you still won’t call” card, thus inspiring her kids to get something nice.
But we digress. The important thing is that we here at Republic think that moms and pops deserve props; and here are some of our favorite artists reflecting on fatherhood. Happy Father’s Day!
“My father always said I would do something big one day.’ I’ve got a feeling about you, John Osbourne,’ he’d tell me, after he’d had a few beers. ‘You’re either going to do something very special, or you’re going to go to prison.’ And he was right, my old man. I was in prison before my eighteenth birthday.” – Ozzy Osborne, I Am Ozzy
“That’s where I am. I’m at every game. I’m the dad with the hat on. The jersey. That’s me.” – Lil Wayne, GQ
“Our dad was kind of like our very first radio…we can probably credit our love of music to dad.” – The Band Perry, CountryWeekly.com
“There ain’t no love like father like son.” – Birdman, “Like Father like Son”
“My father decided early on to get me the best education money could buy. He wanted me to have the opportunities that were denied to him.” – Jay Sean, Independent UK
“Whenever my dad wanted to make sense of his life, he looked to the sea. Now I do the same.” – Jack Johnson, Mail On-Line
“I have an excellent father/his strength makes me stronger.” – Taylor Swift, “The Best Day”