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Father, father, tell me where have you been?
It's been hell not having you here
I've been missing you so bad
And you don't seem to care
When I go to sleep at night, you're not there
When I go to sleep at night, do you care?

Do you even miss us?
Your bottles and mistress
I need to know, I need to know
Why are you walking away?
Was it something I did?
Did I make a mistake cause
I'm trying to deal with the pain
I don't understand this, is this how it ends?
I will try to understand

Father, father, tell me where are you now?
It's been hell not having you
Last thing I heard, you were fed up, you're skipping town
With no note telling where
When I go to sleep at night, you're not there
When I go to sleep at night, do you care?

I need to know, I need to know
Why are you walking away?
Was it something I did?
Did I make a mistake cause
I'm trying to deal with the pain
I don't understand this, is this how it ends?
I will try to understand

Why are you running away?

I don't understand this, is this how it ends?
Why are you running away?
Tell me please, tell me please, I need to know

Is this what you call a family? (x8)
It's been seven years wishing that you'd drop a line
But I carry the thought along with you in my mind
Is this what you call a family?
Is this what you call a family?
Family!

Why are you walking away?
Was it something I did?
Did I make a mistake cause
I'm trying to deal with the pain
I don't understand this, is this how it ends?

Why are you running away?
I don't understand this, is this how it ends?
Why are you running away?
Tell me please, tell me please, I need to know

Is this what you call a family? (x4)



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    UnregisteredApr 19, 2012 at 2:01 am
    My meaning ... Well it reminds me of my father he has recently left me and i feel abandon i wish i could shake him and say hey snap the hell out of it but it wouldn't help i love him but its like do you see what your doing to me.i wont be in you life much longer dad . No need to worries about being a family you dont know how
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    UnregisteredJun 4, 2012 at 3:38 pm
    To me, it means theres confusion in everyone, you feel lost when someone you love disappears without out so much as a goodbye.. I know this feeling well.. You never know what hurts more really.. Someone leaving you.. Or watching them walk away after they leave you.. And you see the space growing between both of you.. Until there's nothing but pain and empty feelings that you don't know what to do with.. This song could mean many things to many people.. But this song means everything to me. I've never loved a song.. Or band for that matter this much. Every song they write, pulls me to tears that in the end, i love.. The band is my life-saver, it seems they understand my pain through this song.
  • U
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    UnregisteredApr 24, 2012 at 11:31 am
    I feel this way all the time. It feels as if he doesnt even care about me, i have to deal with the pain of it all while he is going and making a another family
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    UnregisteredAug 20, 2012 at 7:38 am
    It's a song about a father leaving and has left the son feeling confused and abandoned. The son blames himself and constantly asks 'is this what you call a family? ' skipping town and leaving him and the rest of his family in confusion and sadness.
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    UnregisteredJul 10, 2012 at 5:24 pm
    This song means the world to me it makes me feel not lonely anymore because i know i'm not the only one going through this

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