By Daniel Lanois, featuring Laura Cole; video clip streaming at redfloorrecords.net
To a father who warns “you’re going down deeper,” a determined daughter replies “I think he’s a keeper,” and so it looks like the daddy will lose his little girl.
The sad-and-sweet one-off single from the studio whiz and singer-songwriter Daniel Lanois was released on Valentine’s Day, but it is much more suited to Father’s Day in theme.
Jaunty, bluesy and sepia-toned, the ditty-duet is a debate on the suitor Papineau, with the lively songbird Laura Cole defending her beau as a man with a motorcycle and a colour TV.
According to Lanois, the song had been in his head for 15 years.
There comes a time, all fathers know, when you need to let your precious things go.