No one puts the “fun” in dysfunctional families like Loudon Wainwright III. Here’s a poignant but not altogether depressing song about a father and his teenaged son.
When I was your age, I was a mess
On a bad day I still am, I guess
I think I know what you’re going through
Everything changes but nothing is new
And I know that I’m miserable
Can’t you see?
I just want you to be just like me
Boys grow up to be grown men
And then men change back into boys again
You’re starting up, and I’m winding down
Ain’t it big enough for us both in this town?
Say it’s big enough for us both in this town