My Father's Song lyrics

Whatever you are you're goin' to be
Whatever you are is all right with me
You're gonna be what you want anyway
These are the words I heard my father say
When I was a young girl
And shy of men
He said when you're ready
You'll know just when
And when I was taken and thrown away
There wasn't a reason to face the day
And so he said:

Whatever you are you're goin' to be
Whatever you are is all right with me
You're gonna be what you want anyway
These are the words I heard my father say

My father's song is clear and easy
And though he's gone he lives in my heart
When I go wrong I swear he sees me
And he smiles for a star, and he says:

Wherever you are I'm here by your side
My life is a rope that won't come untied
Oh, I'm gonna stand by you right or wrong
These are the words within my father's song
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These are the words within my father's song

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What do you think is the meaning of My Father's Song by Barbra Streisand?