Pete’s Dad

Pete’s Dad is a Porno For Pyros song about Peter DiStefano’s father Vito, and his battle with cancer.

Lyrics

Original version:

Well, it’s Christmas
And it’s Hanukkah
Jews and Italians
Live very much alike
I like Italian food
Pete invited us to spend the weekend
With his mom and dad
And then they added us into the family

Pete’s dad don’t have cancer anymore
The doctor called and told him so, just before
We sat down
For Christmas supper
When he found out
We all cried a little

After supper we all gather
Around Pete’s dad, he plays guitar
And sings serenades
From back in Sicily
On the wall there’s a picture
Of a young man who looks like Peter does
Before he goes out on Saturday

Pete’s dad don’t have cancer anymore
The doctor called and told him so, just before
We sat down
For Christmas supper
When he found out
We all cried a little

It was one of those miracles
One of those miracles at Christmas

And Pete’s dad don’t have cancer anymore
The doctor called and told him so, just before
We sat down
For Christmas supper
When he found out
We all cried a little

It was one of those miracles
It was one of those miracles at Christmas
It was a miracle
It was a miracle
It was one of those miracles at Christmas

Live version from the Sadness single:

Well, it’s Christmas
And it’s Hanukkah
Jews and Italians
Live very much alike
I like Italian food
Pete invited us to spend the weekend
With his mom and dad
And then they added us into the family

Pete’s dad don’t have cancer anymore
The doctor called and told him so, just before
We sat down
For Christmas supper
When he found out
We all cried a little

After supper we all gather
Around Pete’s dad, he plays guitar
And sings serenades
From back in Sicily
On the wall there’s a picture
Of a young man who looks like Peter does
When he goes out with me on Saturday

And Pete’s dad don’t have cancer anymore
The doctor called and told him so, just before
We sat down
For Christmas supper
When he found out
They all cried a little

It was one of those miracles!
One of those miracles at Christmas!

Pete’s dad don’t have cancer anymore
The doctor called and told him so, just before
We sat down
For Christmas supper
When he found out
We all cried a little

It was one of those
It was a miracle!
It was one of those miracles at Christmas!
It was a miracle!
It was a miracle!
It was one of those miracles at Christmas!

Known Performances by Porno For Pyros: (3)

  • 1993/12/10 - San Francisco, CA, Exhibition Center
  • 1993/12/12 - Universal City, CA, KROQ Acoustic Christmas, Universal Amphitheater
  • 1995/12/07 - Fairfax, VA, Patriot Center