My Dad's a Bear (Father's Day)

from by The Hopper Brothers

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Our dad doesn't always drink beer, but when he does, it's friggin beer.


Before I was born my dad left town.
It was rough growing up without a man around.
“He’s a deadbeat dad” said the other kids.
But my dear old grammy told me what he really did.

He’s a secret agent for the C.I.A.
He didn’t want to leave but he just couldn’t stay.
He’s out there now, protecting our freedoms.
Someday he’ll return and I’ll get to meet him.

My dad can beat up anybody’s dad.
He’s so big and bad now.
Don’t you make him mad now.
My dad can beat up anybody’s dad.
He plays guitar for Styx now.
He plays center for the Knicks now.

The other kids’ dads were at the barbecue,
Mine was makin’ peace between the Arabs and the Jews.
When the other kids were learning how to shave,
My dad was fightin’ squid in an underwater cave.

The other kids’ dads join the PTA,
Mine covered up who shot JFK
The other kids would taunt me over and over and over again
Because my dad took a club to Nancy Kerrigan.

My dad can beat up anybody’s dad.
He’s the King of France now.
He taught Madonna how to dance now.
My dad can beat up anybody’s dad.
Killed a tiger with his glance now.
He invented pants now.

My dad can beat up anybody’s dad.
He never lost at craps now.
Dropped an A-bomb on the Japs now.
My dad can beat up anybody’s dad.
He came up with the answer.
He used AIDS to cure cancer.

My dad’s a bear.


from The Hoppers' Holiday Classics, released April 28, 2013
Benny Hopper: lead vocals
Martin Hopper: guitar
Benevenstanciano: little shaker thing and tambourine



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Hey, folks!We're Benny & Martin Hopper, The Hopper Brothers: Family Friendly Fun for Fun With Your Family and Friends! We grew up in Glenside, PA under the watchful glass-eye of our Grandma. We like music, birds, bums and little wooden models that you glue together. Once Benny swallowed a quarter. Also, Martin started a Fish Hospital (a hospital for fish), but no fish sought treatment. ... more

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