I have met and heard the tragic stories of many parents. PA is a function, by and large, of a custodial ex-partner, although some alienation can start while the couple is still together.

This blog is a story of experiences and observations of dysfunctional Family Law (FLAW), an arena pitting parent against parent, with children as the prize. Due to the gender bias in Family Law, that I have observed, this Blog has evolved from a focus solely on PA to one of the broader Family/Children's Rights area and the impact of Feminist mythology on Canadian Jurisprudence and the Divorce Industry.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Positive Divorced Dad Song from Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds--'Not Going Nowhere

The link below will take you to youtube to see the video on this new release from "Babyface". It is a poignant song from a real life experience by the singer/ songwriter done to an acoustic guitar.  If I could carry a tune I would do the same thing. Instead I try and write poetry. The song is a positive one and he remains good friends with
 his ex who is now apparently engaged to Eddie Murphy. 
 
The lyrics discussing his ongoing friendship don't apply in my case - it is a very toxic relationship, unfortunately - but  I would go into counselling with my ex in a heartbeat if she were willing with any one she chose, anywhere, anytime as long as they were qualified.  No such thing has happened despite 3 years of trying.
The song brought a tear to my eye.  It may become a form of theme song for divorced dads.  Have a listen and see what you think. Leave a comment below.
From Glenn sacks.com
"I Heard From Your Mom That You Cried Out Last Night / For A Certain Someone To Turn On The LightsYou Found That Someone Was Not By Your Side And Mom Had To Wipe Away Your Tears / You Asked Her Why Dad Isn't Here" 
A positive divorced dad song from Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds about his breakup with ex-wife Tracy Edmonds (pictured). 
The song is Not  Going Nowhere--to watch the music video, click here.
According to last year's www.eonline.com article
Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds is talking about his breakup with his ex-wife, Tracy Edmonds. And I’m happy to report the split is anything but messy.
“We’re good,” Babyface said at a private concert I attended last night at the House of Blues in West Hollywood. “We’re really good. It’s as good as it could get. We’re still very good friends.”
The Edmondses announced about two years ago they were splitting after 13 years of marriage. Shortly after their divorce was finalized this June, Tracy and Eddie Murphy announced they were engaged.
Playlist, Babyface's new album (releasing next month), is primarily a compilation of eight covers, including Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door,” James Taylor’s “Fire and Rain” and Eric Clapton’s “Wonderful Tonight.”
But Babyface’s music-label boss, Antonio "L.A." Reid, insisted that the man responsible for writing and producing superhits by Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige and CĂ©line Dion include some of his own original material, too. Babyface wrote one of the two new songs, “Not Going Nowhere,” about when he and Tracy told their two sons they were separating.
“I’m still best of friends with your mom," Babyface sings in part. "Have no doubt that we’ll still make time to hang out/ I promise I won’t let you down.”
All the lyrics follow:
BABYFACE - Not Going Nowhere lyrics I Heard From Your Mom That You Cried Out Last Night For A Certain Someone To Turn On The Lights You Found That Someone Was Not By Your Side And Mom Had To Wipe Away Your Tears You Asked Her Why Dad Isn't Here She Starts To Tell You Dads Working Late You Say How Come Every Day Of The Week And She Answers You With Go Back To Sleep Your Heart Tells You Something Has Changed Why They've Been Acting So Strange... [Chorus:] Well I'm Here To Tell You You Don't Have To Fear Cause Your Daddy Loves You I'm Not Going Nowhere And I Won't Give You Up And Not Goin' To Walk Away Comes To You And I Nothings Going To Change I'm Here To Tell You You Don't Have To Be Scared I'm Not Going Nowhere... Its True That I Live In A Whole Different House But That Doesn't Mean I Won't Come Around I'm Still The Best Friends With Your Mom Have No Doubt We'll Still Make Time To Hang Out I Promise I Won't Let You Down I've Got A Room With Your Name On The Door Your Favorite Things You Could Ever Ask For Then Best Of All If You Cry Out At Night I'll Be The One By Your Side Someone To Help Dry Your Eyes [ Not Going Nowhere lyrics from http://www.lyricsyoulove.com/ ] [Chorus:] Well I'm Here To Tell You You Don't Have To Fear Cause Your Daddy Loves You I'm Not Goin' Nowhere I Wont Give You Up Not Goin' Walk Away When It Comes To You And I Nothings Going To Change I'm Here To Tell You You Don't Have To Be Scared Cause I'm Not Going Noo... I'm Not Going Nowhere I Know You Feel A Little Scared I Know You Think Its Not Fair And You Think Its All Your Fault But Its Not I Swear If It Wasnt For You Then Things Could Never Be So Cool So I Thank You For Being The One In My Life Cause You Showed The Both Of Us We Did Something Right... Well I'm Here To Tell You You Don't Have To Fear Cause Your Daddy Loves Your Daddy Loves You I'm Not Going Anywhere I'm Here To Tell You You Don't Have To Fear...