[List] 10 Rock Songs Dedicated To Fathers

Rooster – [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Alice In Chains[/lastfm]

As the son of a father who was in Vietnam, I can certainly appreciate this song.  ”Rooster” speaks from the perspective of guitarist Jerry Cantrell’s father who served in the war, roaming through the violent and verdant jungle with thoughts of son and wife circling his head.

Walkin’ tall machine gun man
They spit on me in my home land
Gloria sent me pictures of my boy
Got my pills ‘gainst mosquito death
My buddy’s breathin’ his dyin’ breath
Oh god please won’t you help me make it through

Here they come to snuff the rooster 
Yeah here come the rooster, yeah 
You know he ain’t gonna die 
No, no, no ya know he ain’t gonna die

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