Cat's in the Cradle by Harry Chapin (lyrics & video clip)

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A 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 talking '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 in the moon.
"When you coming home, dad?" "I don't know when,
But we'll get together then.
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,
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 in the moon.
"When you coming home, dad?" "I don't know when,
But we'll get together then.
You know we'll have a good time then."

Well, he came 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 he 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 in the moon.
"When you coming home, son?" "I don't know when,
But we'll get together then, dad.
You know we'll have a good time then."

I've long since retired and 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 could find the time.
You see, my new job's a hassle, and the kid's got 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 in the moon.
"When you coming home, son?" "I don't know when,
But we'll get together then, dad.
You know we'll have a good time then."



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Εγώ το θυμάμαι από Ugly Kid Joe ή Guns n Roses. Κάτι σε πανκ ροκ μέταλ πάντως! :P

http://www.answers.com/cats%20in%20the%20cradle

"Cat's in the Cradle," appearing on the album Verities & Balderdash, is a song by American singer/songwriter Harry Chapin. It is the story of a father who does not have enough time to spend with his son, and then his son grows up and does not have enough time to spend with his father.

The song was written by Harry's wife Sandy, a poet and writer, long before the birth of their son Joshua. When Sandy showed it to Harry, there was only casual interest. After Joshua's birth, Harry realized just how much the song meant to him and, after retooling it some, eventually recorded it. The song became the best known of Harry's work and a staple for folk rock music.

The song was used as the music bed for a Northern Ireland Office anti-terrorism advertising campaign in the late 1980s.

Covers

The song was later recorded by Johnny Cash, Ricky Skaggs, Finn Kalvik, Ugly Kid Joe, and Mandy Patinkin. Due to a popularly downloaded MP3 version, many people mistakenly believe the song to be by Cat Stevens. A Cat Stevens fan web site states that Cat Stevens has never performed the song, "not live, not in the studio, and not even privately."

In 2006, rapper DMC released a new song and video, Just Like Me, that uses guitar samples and chorus from "Cat's in the Cradle", with the chorus sung by Sarah McLachlan. The video has a credit and gratitudes to Harry Chapin and the Chapin Family at the end.





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elena petelos

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Εγώ το θυμάμαι από Ugly Kid Joe ή Guns n Roses. Κάτι σε πανκ ροκ μέταλ πάντως! :P



:-)))))) Kαι όχι...

Ugly Kid Joe ή Guns n Roses.
:-)
Αλλά εγώ το έβαλα για άλλους λόγους + 1 ακόμα, που δεν πήρες είδσηση. :-))))

Long Island is a breeding ground for great musical artists. Billy Joel, the late Harry Chapin, and Pat Benatar all grew up on Long Island. The band Blue Oyster Cult was formed in Stony Brook and has members from the Island (Donald Roeser (Buck Dharma) is a native Long Islander, as are brothers Albert and Joe Bouchard, and Danny Miranda, who joined in 1995). All the members of The Stray Cats were from the Island. Maybe it's something in the water. Here's a look at the artists and the music we love to listen to.

It's hard to believe Harry Chapin died about 25 years ago. His legacy lives on through the charitable organizations he founded and through his music. Chapin wrote songs that told stories, such as Cats in the Cradle and Taxi. Chapin died in 1981 in a car crash on the Long Island Expressway. He was on his way to a benefit concert. His was one story that ended way too early.


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elena petelos

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...δεν καταλαβαίνω... :(
Θα έπρεπε να κάνουμε baby (κι ουχί child) board με τίτλο Long Island Music ή μάλλον Music by Long Islanders, λέω.
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Harry Chapin - Cat's in the Cradle


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