Daddy Punk
June 19, 2011 4:29 AM   Subscribe

There's a lot of punk songs about dad. Is there any about being a dad?
posted by jasonspaceman to Media & Arts (15 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Maybe Beat on the Brat by the Ramones (depending on your interpretation).
posted by bjrn at 4:57 AM on June 19, 2011 [1 favorite]

Allow me to direct you to Punks Not Dad, who are a comedy-punk outfit like the even more antiquitous Toy Dolls, but who might fit the bill anyway. They've got a song called "Fathers Day" and another called "We Are The Dads", and probably a couple more.
posted by dansdata at 5:14 AM on June 19, 2011

Depending on how broad your definition of "punk" is: Squeeze's Up the Junction deals with a young couple who have a baby.
posted by D.C. at 6:09 AM on June 19, 2011

Can't think of anything offhand, but there is a new documentary about punk dads out, The Other F Word. Might be something on the soundtrack?
posted by spectrevsrector at 6:24 AM on June 19, 2011 [1 favorite]

Songs for Parents Who Enjoy Drugs, Hammel on Trial.
posted by wg at 6:33 AM on June 19, 2011

There's the Circle Jerks' Golden Shower of Hits song tracking a relationship from first love through to divorce, with a baby along the way.

Flipper's Sex Bomb Baby album has a really cute baby on the cover, but I can't remember if any of the songs are about babies or fatherhood.
posted by Forktine at 6:36 AM on June 19, 2011

Punk Rock Girl by the Dead Milkmen talks about having a child, but only in the context of naming that child "Minnie Pearl."
posted by GenjiandProust at 6:59 AM on June 19, 2011 [1 favorite]

Fifteen has several songs about being a dad, including Vanessa, Child, and Grace. Sorry for no links.
posted by a red so deep at 8:23 AM on June 19, 2011

posted by josher71 at 8:25 AM on June 19, 2011

Not Punk, but Loudon Wainwright III has a song called Being a Dad.
He also has several songs about his children, Rufus and Martha, that relate to being their father.
posted by Jazz Hands at 9:38 AM on June 19, 2011

Does this Bouncing Souls line count?
"I like your mom and
It's no fad
I want to marry her and
Be your dad"

Didn't think so.
posted by salvia at 10:25 AM on June 19, 2011

Depending how you define punk (e.g. ska-punk): "She's Trying" (lyrics) by Dance Hall Crashers?
posted by Pinback at 4:26 PM on June 19, 2011

Maybe not exactly what you are (were) looking for, but . . .
posted by Camofrog at 10:06 PM on June 19, 2011

"Raise a Family" by Lagwagon
posted by Hlewagast at 10:28 AM on June 21, 2011

In Hope by boysetsfire, while more emocore than punk, is a narrative of a new dad's thoughts looking at his kid: "In hope, you will never look back and hate these days that I held your hand..."
posted by milquetoast at 4:29 PM on June 26, 2011

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