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"Hold Me My Daddy" is a song by Andy Partridge. It appeared on the 1989 album Oranges & Lemons.

The demo appeared on Andy's Fuzzy Warbles Volume 7 in 2006.

QuotesEdit

Andy: “Most boys/men can't talk to their fathers or show affection. It's not what we're supposed to do. It's okay to say ‘Love you, mom’ but it's taboo to say, or at least it's not easy, to say it to your dad. I played it for my father and he wondered what the hell it was about. It was a bit touchy. Maybe he was embarrassed. It was a very difficult song to write.”

Andy: “A plain and simple demo for the Oranges. Lots of artistic licence going on, as I so infrequently fought with my father as a teen. Just a few of those ‘Go on then, hit me’, type stand offs and that seemed to be it. On the other hand, most of my problems seemed to occur with my mother, but I'm not ready to address those yet.”

LyricsEdit

Hold me my daddy,

I never felt lower than dirt on the floor.

I say hold me my daddy,

I never felt like crying oceans before.


If this means war, why are we in it?

Might've fired off a couple of rounds, I didn't mean to begin it.

If these are the bullets that every father and son must chew,

Well then hold me my daddy, I forgot to say I love you.


Hold me my daddy,

It hurts me to see grown men fighting this way.

I say hold me my daddy,

The young and the old dog aren't having their day.


This civil war, why are we in it?

There's nobody on this flat earth, would ever want to win it.

If these are the hot coals that every father and son walks through,

Well then hold me my daddy, I forgot to say I love you.


And if you agree we can make amends.

All this squabbling I've hated.

In another time and another place where our history bends,

We could've been the best of friends and not merely related.


Well these are the right words to say,

They're difficult but still true,

Well then hold me my daddy,

I forgot to say I love you.


(Hold him. Tight. Hold him like he was a baby.)

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