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From his 1987 Borderline Album it's disputed as one of his greatest compositions.

It's the story of a boy and his dad…told from the boy and father's perspective, outlining their lives. It illustrates the classic struggle between a father and son. This song moves me to tears. It peaked at number six on The Billboard Charts.

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I woke up crying late at night
When I was very young.
I had dreamed my father
Had passed away and gone.

My world revolved around him
I couldn't lay…

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