Oh, Father

Album: Like A Prayer (1989)
Charted: 16 20
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  • It's funny that way, you can get used
    To the tears and the pain
    What a child will believe
    You never loved me

    You can't hurt me now
    I got away from you, I never thought I would
    You can't make me cry, you once had the power
    I never felt so good about myself

    Seems like yesterday
    I lay down next to your boots and I prayed
    For your anger to end
    Oh Father I have sinned

    You can't hurt me now
    I got away from you, I never thought I would
    You can't make me cry, you once had the power
    I never felt so good about myself

    Oh Father you never wanted to live that way
    You never wanted to hurt me
    Why am I running away
    Oh Father you never wanted to live that way
    You never wanted to hurt me
    Why am I running away

    Maybe someday
    When I look back I'll be able to say
    You didn't mean to be cruel
    Somebody hurt you too

    You can't hurt me now
    I got away from you, I never thought I would
    You can't make me cry, you once had the power
    I never felt so good about myself

    You can't hurt me now
    I got away from you, I never thought I would
    You can't make me cry, you once had the power
    I never felt so good by myself Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 5

  • Julio from San Jose, Costa RicaThe video for this song was directed by David Fincher, who directed also Madonna's Express Yourself. In fact, he was a very prolific video director, before he began filming feature films, like SE7EN and THE SOCIAL NETWORK.
  • Ekristheh from Halath, United StatesMy mother cried when she saw the video for this.
  • Leo from Westminster 1, MdOh Father-beautiful and sad Ciccone ballad about all the men that have betrayed and cheated Madonna in her life. The first Madonna tune to scream "A victim of a kind of rage!" Well done and absolutely brilliant, Madge!
  • Theresa from Murfreesboro, TnThis song is hauntingly beautiful, some of Madonna's strongest vocals.
  • Daniel from Rio De Janeiro, Brazila much more mature approach to father-daughter relationship than "Papa don't preach"
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