(Stan Irvin/Lan O’Kun)
Song written by Stan Irvin and Lan O’Kun which is the flip side to “Theme from New York, New York” and is a valentine from a father to a son, answering the question implied in the title. It is essentially a list of metaphors and similes, as the father tries to put into words what God represents to him, and finally arrives at the touching conclusion that his son is the answer.
Buoyed by the success of the A side, “That’s What God Looks Like To Me” became half of the #60 single of 1980. It appears on The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings and Trilogy: Past Present Future, which peaked at #17 and was nominated for a Grammy.
The song has been covered by Wayne Meacham on his album Family Ties, Tamara O’Leary on her 2005 release, Moon Soup, and as recently as 2006 by Don Shelden, with an accompanying book that illustrates the lyrics.
Frank Sinatra recordings
Reprise RPS 49233 (XNY2101S) (US 45)