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A Superb Song for All Dads and Budding Dads


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David
- 160 days ago - youtube.com
Cats In The Cradle-Harry Chapin. Fatherhood was not meant to be easy.



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Christeen Anderson (489)
Thursday April 10, 2014, 6:49 pm
Excellent song.
 

David B. (27)
Thursday April 10, 2014, 6:51 pm
Cats In The Cradle-Harry Chapin

My child arrived just the other day
He came to the world in the usual way
But there were planes to catch and bills to pay
He learned to walk while I was away
And he was talkin' 'fore I knew it, and as he grew
He'd say "I'm gonna be like you dad
You know I'm gonna be like you"

And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man on the moon
When you comin' home dad?
I don't know when, but we'll get together then son
You know we'll have a good time then

My son turned ten just the other day
He said, "Thanks for the ball, Dad, come on let's play
Can you teach me to throw", I said "Not today
I got a lot to do", he said, "That's ok"
And he walked away but his smile never dimmed
And said, "I'm gonna be like him, yeah
You know I'm gonna be like him"

And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man on the moon
When you comin' home son?
I don't know when, but we'll get together then son
You know we'll have a good time then

Well, he came home from college just the other day
So much like a man I just had to say
"Son, I'm proud of you, can you sit for a while?"
He shook his head and said with a smile
"What I'd really like, Dad, is to borrow the car keys
See you later, can I have them please?"

And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man on the moon
When you comin' home son?
I don't know when, but we'll get together then son
You know we'll have a good time then

I've long since retired, my son's moved away
I called him up just the other day
I said, "I'd like to see you if you don't mind"
He said, "I'd love to, Dad, if I can find the time
You see my new job's a hassle and kids have the flu
But it's sure nice talking to you, Dad
It's been sure nice talking to you"

And as I hung up the phone it occurred to me
He'd grown up just like me
My boy was just like me

And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man on the moon
When you comin' home son?
I don't know when, but we'll get together then son
You know we'll have a good time then
 

Brenda P. (129)
Thursday April 10, 2014, 7:52 pm
Great song. I'm fortunate my Dad was never too busy to be there for me. I was with him when he collapsed and died from a cerebral hemorrhage. Miss him every day.
 

GGmaSheila D. (169)
Thursday April 10, 2014, 7:58 pm
Also fortunate, my song to my dad was My Dad by Paul Peterson, cutie from the Donna Reed Show. Blast From the Past. Actually bought the 45 and gave it to him on Father's Day one year. Now it's with my oldies collection, and every once in a while I'll take it out for a listen, know my Father's listening somewhere out there.
 

Nimue P. (243)
Thursday April 10, 2014, 8:20 pm
According to this song, the next generation father wasn't any improvement on the last. Sad song, I've always thought.
 
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