License to Dad



He walks around the house turning out the lights
He mediates when you get in a fight
Don't throw that ice cream, don't throw that string bean
That's my dad and some day that'll be me
He's got a license -- a license to dad

He comes home watches tv in his underwear in bed
Some times he'll sleep in a chair instead
Works on the pool, works on the lawn
Gets up to go fishing just when I'm coming home
He's got a license -- a license to dad

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He's not the goddamn electric company
So you better not touch that thermostat
His tools are craftsman cause of the lifetime guarantee
They came with his license to dad

It's nearly almost certain if he ain't at work
You can find my dad walking round without a shirt
Where's the tv page he likes to know what's on the tube
Rumpole of the Bailey or a film from World War II
He's got a license -- a license to dad

Although he'll never admit it he's alot like his mother
Neither one of them can watch one show and tape another
Sits in the front seat, feels free to criticize
Thinks it's so amazing that you're still alive
He's got a license -- a license to dad

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