Alt Rock Autumn; October 3rd
Sunday Scary's are kicking in.
Oh man, the Sunday Scary’s are in full effect. I’m watching the Patriots vs Buccaneers game right now and I am absolutely dreading my four classes tomorrow. This is just a symptom of autumn though, happens every year when I’m watching Sunday Night Football.
Another symptom of the Sunday Scary’s, at least for me, is I do get pretty emotional. As an only child, I do just about everything with my parents so being away from them is never easy and when Sunday roles around, I get real emotional.
Last Sunday I was in the same mind space so I tossed some music on to feel better and it just got the waterworks going. I shuffled my Alt Rock playlist and Father of Mine by Everclear came on.
Father of Mine makes me think of my dad and spending time with him.
In the song, lead singer Art Alexakis sings about how he was his dads golden child and how they would always spend time together. That’s only the beginning though.
As the song progresses, Alexakis recounts a fight where his dad beat his mom and later left, never really returning. Alexakis somewhat vents through the rest of the song about how he hates his dad for walking out of his life and leaving him to grow up without a father in his life.
I find it odd that this song makes me emotional seeing that I have a great relationship with my dad. He’s my best friend. There’s never ever been a moment where he’s laid his hands on my mom or where he has threatened to walk out.
What really gets me emotional when I hear this song is hearing how Alexakis didn’t have a dad in his life and I think of how important mine is in my life.
My dad has coached me through soccer, football, and wrestling. He’s taught me how to golf, even though I’m not very good. And he’d sit and watch hours of Jonny Quest or Hard Knocks with me.
Father of Mine hits harder this season because of how close my dad and I are in the fall. He coached me for three years of high school football and through high school I’d find myself on the couch with him watching college football.
We’ve even coached JV games for Enfield High together which built our bond to be even stronger.
Some of the best days of my life.
Really whenever I hear this song, I just think to not take anytime for granted with my parents. The special moments like watching college football with my dad or getting pedicures with my mom. Can bring a college junior to tears.