Father of Mine

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"Father of Mine"
Single by Everclear
from the album So Much for the Afterglow
ReleasedNovember 17, 1998
Recorded1997
GenreAlternative rock, post-grunge, power pop
Length3:51 (Album Version)
3:47 (Radio Mix)
LabelCapitol
Writer(s)Art Alexakis
Producer(s)Art Alexakis
Everclear singles chronology
"I Will Buy You a New Life"
(1997)
"Father of Mine"
(1998)
"So Much for the Afterglow"
(1998)
Music video
"Father of Mine" on YouTube
 
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"Father of Mine"
Single by Everclear
from the album So Much for the Afterglow
ReleasedNovember 17, 1998
Recorded1997
GenreAlternative rock, post-grunge, power pop
Length3:51 (Album Version)
3:47 (Radio Mix)
LabelCapitol
Writer(s)Art Alexakis
Producer(s)Art Alexakis
Everclear singles chronology
"I Will Buy You a New Life"
(1997)
"Father of Mine"
(1998)
"So Much for the Afterglow"
(1998)
Music video
"Father of Mine" on YouTube

"Father of Mine" is a rock song by the band Everclear from the 1997 album So Much for the Afterglow. This song is autobiographical, as lead singer Art Alexakis's father left his family when he was a young boy.[1] "Father of Mine" was the third top-five Modern Rock Tracks single from So Much for the Afterglow, peaking at number four, it also hit number 23 and 24 on the Adult Top 40 and Mainstream Top 40 charts. This song is also recorded in a radio mix, which can be heard on Ten Years Gone: The Best of Everclear 1994-2004.

Music video[edit]

The music video (directed by Paul Hunter) starts with a young boy (played by Steven Anthony Lawrence) and his father spending time together. The father and mother get in a fight and the father leaves. The boy and mother then move to a black neighborhood (the boy is the only white person there). It skips to when the boy is a couple years older living in the neighborhood. He watches Everclear perform on TV. It then skips to when the boy is a teenager and hits the winning run at a baseball game while Art sings in the background. The baseball breaks through a window into an area where a group of rockers are hanging out. The video then shows clips from the different time periods in the boy's life and shows Art with his wife and kids. The video ends with the youngest boy following his dad out to the car as his dad drives off. It then shows the apartment he moved to and zooms out to the band playing in a room that overlooks the apartment.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Art Alexakis Bio". Hungry & Hollow (Everclear Fan Site). Archived from the original on 11 July 2007. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 

External links[edit]

Father of Mine at Youtube.com