In honor of dads everywhere, here is the chorus from Dan Fogelberg’s “The Leader of the Band”. If you’ve never heard the song, Click the italicized title to link to a version on YouTube.
The leader of the band is tired
And his eyes are growing old
But his blood runs through my instrument
And his song is in my soul
My life has been a poor attempt
To imitate the man
I’m just a living legacy
To the leader of the band.