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A fun song for the opening of Father's Day 2010.

Lots of colloquial things to learn.

Ha ha
This is dad life
It's how we live
24/7, 365
Check me

Gas station glasses
Don't care what the masses
Think about me wit my sweet goatee
I'm rockin' my Dockers
With a cuff and a crease
I got that St. John's Bay
And a clip for my piece

I look nice
I got dozens of dollars
And that's right
It goes straight to my daughters and my wife
I'm a miracle dad
Makin' magic with the checkbook is a talent I have

I roll hard in the yard
With a 60-inch cut
Zero turn radius
My neighbors say what?
They be drivin' by
Peepin' my landscape
Yo, these greens got nothin' on my manscape

Hydrangeas (what), Begonias (naw)
Crape Myrtle (tight), ornamental turtle!
Hold up
Is that a weed in my fescue?
Aw naw, Round Up to the rescue

It's the dad life, it's the dad life
Take my daughty to the potty, it's the dad life
(bringin' home the bacon)
It's the dad life, it's the dad life
Shootin' vids of the kids, it's the dad life

Roll up to the splash pad, 10 AM
My whole entourage
Hops out the minivan
We splishy splashy for an hour or two
Then it's back to the house
Preppin' for the barbeque

Brats, dogs, rack of ribs, whateva (tight)
Get me on the Weber
Man, nobody does it betta
Call me lord of the grill
I'm king of the coals
Nana's secret recipe, you know how I roll

1080p, 16x9
I'm rockin' man cave status
With a screen like mine
Keep your peanut butter hands
Off my 50-inch Vizio
Pop up the corn, roll the Disney video

{ "A whole new world..." }

We got Aladdin, Jasmine
Abu, the genie (hey)
With kids like mine, everybody wants to be me
Sing a nigh-night song and then it's off to bed
This is the dad life, no more to be said

It's the dad life, it's the dad life
Hit the mall, coaching ball, it's the dad life
(bringin' home the bacon)
It's the dad life, it's the dad life
Playing rough, fixing stuff, it's the dad life
(bringin' home the bacon)
It's the dad life, it's the dad life
Yeah, you know how we do it
It's the dad life

24/7= 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (= always, constantly)

WIT= (black English) with.

GOATEE= /gəʊti:/ A patch of hair that some men grown just under their mouth and around their chin. (see picture)

DOCKERS= A brand of trousers (like the ones he's wearing on the video)

CUFF= The turned-up fold at the bottom of a trouser leg (see picture)
Its more usual meaning is a band, often having an opening with a button closure, at the bottom of a sleeve (see picture), or a fold made at the bottom of a sleeve to make it look shorter.

CREASE= A line made by pressing, folding, or wrinkling. Here, it refers to a line you create along the front leg of your trousers to make them look more elegant.

ST. JOHN'S BAY= A brand of clothing (here he refers to the brand of his polo shirt)

PIECE= This word can be used as a generic word for anything (in this case, for his mobile phone). (= Thingamagick, thingy)

DOZENS= /dʌzənz/ A dozen is 12 units, but we can say "dozens of" to mean "many".

STRAIGHT TO= Directly to.

CHECKBOOK= A pack of checks (BrE cheques) that can be used as money when you fill it with a quantity and sign them (see picture).

TALENT= A gift, a special ability, something you can do specially well.

THEY BE= (black English) They are.

PEEPIN'= Having a look from a hidden place or when people don't notice.

YO!= A colloquial exclamation.

MANSCAPE= A landscape shaped by humans (in this case he refers to his garden, so it's really an over-the-top expression to use here)

HYDRANGEAS, BEGONIAS, CRAPE MYRTLE= Names of plants/flowers.

HOLD UP= (coll.) Wait a second, just a moment.

WEED= A plant that you don't want to grow in your garden or farm (a "bad" plant).

FESCUE= A kind of grass often cultivated as pasturage, also used sometimes for lawn.

AW NAW= (coll.) Oh, no.

DAUGHTY= Little daughter.

POTTY= A chamber pot (talking to children we often use "little *" and "****-y") see picture.

BRINGING HOME THE BACON= Making money for the family.

SHOOTING VIDS= (coll.) Filming/recording videos.

KIDS= Children.

ROLL UP= (coll.) Arrive.

THE SPLASH PAD= A place where children can have fun with water (see picture)

ENTOURAGE= /ɒntu:rɑ:ʒ/ A group of attendants or retainers, esp such as surround an important person.

HOPS OUT= (coll.) Gets out of (a vehicle).
To hop is to jump.

MINIVAN= A small van (you guessed that, right? ;)

SPLISHY-SPLASHY= (coll. onomatopoeic) Play with water.

PREPPING= (coll.) Getting ready for, preparing.

BRATS= (coll. not very nice) Children (esp. annoying children)

RACK OF RIBS= A part of pork from the back of the pig (see picture)

WHATEVA= (American colloquial spelling to show black English or BrE pronunciation) Whatever (=anything, no matter what).

WEBER= A common portable barbecue grill named after its brand, ®Weber.

BETTA= (American colloquial spelling to show black English or BrE pronunciation) Better.

COALS= Little black stones that burn, used in barbecues, etc.

RECIPE= /resəpi:/ A set of instructions on how to cook something.

HOW I ROLL= (coll.) The way I am/act/behave, showing self-confidence and affirmative predisposition.

1080p, 16x9= The features of a modern television set (resolution and size).
1080p is the shorthand name for a category of HDTV video modes. The number 1080 represents 1,080 lines of vertical resolution (1,080 horizontal scan lines), while the letter p stands for progressive scan (meaning the image is not interlaced).
16:9 is the screen aspect ration, panoramic (very wide): 16 inches wide, 9 inches tall. It is pronounced 16x9 "sixteen by nine" (this "x" sign is not the sign for multiplication, in mathematics we would say 5x2 "five times two" or "five multiplied by two"

VIZIO= A television brand.

ROLL THE VIDEO= (coll.) Play the video.

GENIE= /dʒi:nɪ/ A magical being (from Perian folklore) who lives inside a lamp and, if you let him out, he can grant you three wishes (see picture)

NIGHT-NIGHT= (coll.) Good-night. A night-night song is a lullaby to help children sleep.

HIT THE MALL= Go to the shopping centre.
(coll.) To hit a place is to go there.

COACHING BALL= Teaching someone how to control a ball when playing soccer, football, baseball, etc.


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