For the most part, songs about mothers tug at the heartstrings in a touching way.
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For one example, there's Harry Chapin's song "Cats In The Cradle." It tells of a father so busy working to support his family that he misses out on the "little things" in a child's life, and when the years have gone by and he finally takes the time, his son is too busy making his way up in the world.
There's closeness in many songs about fathers, but there's also distance. There's something about those songs about fathers that runs deeper, with more complexity.
We are -- as fathers -- what we make of being a father.
Happy Father's Day!