My father
Knows more than I’ll ever know
My father’s
Been places I’ll never go

I want to know
(Want to know all the words and phrases)
I want to show
(Want to show his fine airs and graces)
If only it were me

My father’s
Fought battles I’ve never fought
My father
Brings pleasures I’ve never bought

I want the style
(Want the style and sophistication)
And have the gift
(Have the gift of appreciation)
If only it were me

But it’s no use
Being somebody else

On my own two feet
I’ve got meet
The world alone
I’m on my own, just me
Independent and free

My father
Knows more than I’ll ever know
My father’s
Gone places I’ll never go

Don’t have the sound
(Have the sound of his voice, so charming)
Don’t have the guile
(Have the guile of his smile disarming)
If only it were me

But it’s no use
Being somebody else

On my own two feet
I’ve got meet
The world alone
I’m on my own, just me
Independent and free

The son of my father