Here's additional song with lyrcis and video to my collection. Song is about a dad who's so busy with his career to provide living for his family.The story is very common in tv shows and movies and most of it in real life. As a dad, also working 8hrs a day, I still make sure that I spend most of my non-working day with my son. Indeed the lyrcis is a sort of advice to me that if I don't give quality time with my son I'll be growing old having my son's not close with mine.

The Cat's In the Cradle song was originally performed by Harry Chapin, a folk rock artists. The lyrcis was of course done by Harry Chapin. Reading its entry from Wikipedia, I do admit that I'm one of those who were confused with the original version. [Wikipedia] "Cat's in the Cradle" is widely mistakenly credited to artist Cat Stevens ". All the time I really thought that Cat Stevens was the original artist of the song. But I also thought that it was covered by Cat Stevens or he was the second generation.

But I was never confused that Cat's In the Cradle lyrcis was covered by Gun's n Roses. [Wikipedia ] The cover of the song by Ugly Kid Joe is furthermore often confused for a cover by Guns N' Roses. Never I am got confused.


Soon I will be covering more lyrcis and videos of Ugly Kid Joe, Gun's N Roses songs or even Cat Stevens.





Cats in the Cradle Lyrcis

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