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From the album Daniel Powter, Bad Day was a #1 Pop hit for Daniel Powter in 2006.

Daniel Powter

J's Journal:
By the time we recorded this song, only two members of ApologetiX had dads who were still living. Those two dads, the fathers of J. and Jimmy, get high praise because they've been great examples and have great relationships with their sons. They've come to quite a few concerts too. Unfortunately, there are many people today with fathers who were abusive, absentee, alcoholic, apathetic, or amoral. It's no wonder they have a hard time believing in a loving Heavenly Father. "How do I know He's not going to lie to me like my earthly father did," they wonder. "God may have been the one to give me life, but can He be the one to give me love?" These poor souls feel lost on the stoop of their own front porch, with their sense of self worth crushed to powder. Once upon a time, we could at least count on Hollywood movies and television shows to give us good father-figure role models on the silver screen. Today many of them are suspect at best, and some of them are criminal suspects! A lot of kids figure they're doomed to follow in their father's footsteps, but how do they break free from that loop? Psalm 27:10 says, "Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me." Even if you've been feeling that your earthly father doesn't love you lately, your Heavenly Father does. In Ezekiel 18, God talks about sons who see their fathers sinning but don't follow that path and says, "The son will not bear the punishment for the father's iniquity." Two great examples are found in the book of 2 Kings. King Ahaz and King Amon were the two most wicked kings of Judah, even sacrificing some of their children to idols (Yes, King Manasseh had been just as wicked, but he repented, whereas they did not), but their sons, King Hezekiah and King Josiah, turned out to be the most righteous. I got the idea for this song while I was driving back from making a mortgage deposit at a bank office on McKnight Road in Pittsburgh. I also remember working on it on the way back from a funeral I attended.
Genre: Pop
Length: 3:50

Bad Dad
Parody of "Bad Day" by Daniel Powter
(2 Kings 16:1-4, 18:1-6, 21:19-24, 22:1-2, 23:25, 2 Chronicles 28:1-4, 29:1-2, 31:20-21, 33:21-25, 34:1-2, 33; Ezekiel 18:14-23; Psalms 27:10; Deuteronomy 24:16; Numbers 26:9-11, 1 Chronicles 9:19)

Where was your father when you need him most?
He picks up and leaves and there's bad things he does
You tell me your bloodline's made that way
You tell me your dad has gone astray
And you don't feel like carryin' on

You're stranded in life 'cause of him and you know
You figure that now there's a curse on your soul
You tell me you'd like me to change your mind
Read all of Ezekiel 18 and find
The child don't need to bear the brunt

'Cause you had a bad dad -- so, baby, what now?
Who said your dad's son just can't turn it around?
In case you don't know -- I'll show you a couple guys
The worst in the Bible -- but the kids were alright
You had a bad break -- your family's gone awry
But calm it back down, baby, really, don't cry
You have a better fate -- You gotta have faith

Well, you need to cruise by Psalms today
The 27th chapter -- what's it say
When dad don't seem to care at all?

'Cause you had a bad dad -- so, baby, what now?
Who said your dad's son just can't turn it around?
In ages long ago -- King Ahaz was a guy
Who's worthless and vile -- but he had Hezekiah
And after that day, King Amon arrived
He brought a black cloud but his kid was Josiah
Who brought a better day (oh, follow me)

Second Kings 16 through 23 shows you how things can turn around
King Ahaz and Amon were bad to the bone
But they had the most righteous sons to be on the throne

So where was your daddy when you needed him most?
Oh, you know what?
You need to believe in a Dad you can trust

'Cause you had a bad dad -- so, baby, what now?
Who said your dad's son can't just turn it around?
In Second Chronicles 28 through 35
Ahaz was reviled but they loved Hezekiah
And how about Amon -- he was despised
But, how they revered his son Josiah
He had a better fate -- you gotta have faith
You gotta have faith

Psalm 27:10
Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me.

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