Hello and welcome to a strange new world. You have traveled far through the desert, only to be met time and again by one empty oasis after another. You are lost and alone, wandering, wondering if someone, anyone, knows how you feel. And just when you think you can't go on, and no one could possibly understand your struggle, a hand reaches out to you, lifts you to your feet, and carries you to the promised land. He feeds you knowledge, shelters you from the self-righteous (and the ridiculous), and provides you with the tools you need to survive in this brave new world. You are a stranger in a strange land, but you are not alone. Let him be your guide. Follow closely as you travel together on this adventure of a lifetime. For now, you are a foreigner to "Fatherhood" but soon YOU will be the master of this realm.

"No Man is Expendable!"

This is Fodder 4 Fathers...


Here's some more classic rock songs you can use to sing your bawling baby to bed:

"I'd Love to Change the World" (Ten Years After, 1971, from the album 'A Space in Time')

Let's face it, now that you have kids, you don't really have the time to be an idealist. Your days of being a force for change are over- unless you've decided to switch your breakfast cereal from Froot Loops to Mini Wheats. This song rocks, and the message is clear - you're too old to change so why not teach your kids to do your dirty work. Works for me. (Does that include snow shoveling?)

"Watching the Wheels" (John Lennon, 1981, from the album 'Double Fantasy')

Lennon's answer to those who didn't understand his "househusband" years, this song is perfect for any dad  stuck home on a Saturday night (like I am right now) keeping an eye on his kid.

"It Ain't Me Babe" (Bob Dylan, 1964, from the album 'Another Side of Bob Dylan')

With too many covers to mention, this Bob classic is an old standby- used to convince women the world over that you aren't worth having. It comes in real handy when it's time to change your daughter's diaper too...

"What is Life" (George Harrison, 1970, from the Album "All Things Must Pass").

Just a fun song to sing to the kid if he or she is in a playful mood.

"All Day and All of the Night" (The Kinks, 1964, Single)

For dads with daughters, this song may not get your little girl to sleep but it will hopefully undo all the damage from all the Back Street Boys your wife sings in the car. 

If you have some songs of your own that you'd like to add, just make a comment (below). We always like to hear from you.  

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