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post #1 of 161
Thread Starter 
Okay, what's your favorite father-son song? I'm partial to Cats in the Cradle, but there's another '70's folk style father-son song that's slipping my mind now that I like.
post #2 of 161
Quote:
Originally posted by Brian:
I'm partial to Cats in the Cradle
Still bring's a tear to my eye.....
post #3 of 161
Kenny Rogers mabey?

"Promise me Son, not to do the things i've done, and walk away from trouble when you can."

Etc... and so on and so forth.

Is that the one you are thinking of?
post #4 of 161
Thread Starter 
No, that's not it; the one I'm thinking of sounds more Gordon Lightfoot's style.
post #5 of 161
Coward of the County is a good one.

This may be obvious, but Cat Steven's Father and Son.

I've misplaced my Cat Stevens's greatest hits CD and that's really bugging me as to where I put it. There are a few tracks I want from him.
post #6 of 161
Cat Stevens

It's not time to make a change,
Just relax, take it easy.
You're still young, that's your fault,
There's so much you have to know.
Find a girl, settle down,
If you want you can marry.
Look at me, I am old, but I'm happy.

I was once like you are now, and I know that it's not easy,
To be calm when you've found something going on.
But take your time, think a lot,
Why, think of everything you've got.
For you will still be here tomorrow, but your dreams may not.

Son
How can I try to explain, when I do he turns away again.
It's always been the same, same old story.
From the moment I could talk I was ordered to listen.
Now there's a way and I know that I have to go away.
I know I have to go.

Father
It's not time to make a change,
Just sit down, take it slowly.
You're still young, that's your fault,
There's so much you have to go through.
Find a girl, settle down,
if you want you can marry.
Look at me, I am old, but I'm happy.
(Son-- Away Away Away, I know I have to
Make this decision alone - no)
Son
All the times that I cried, keeping all the things I knew
inside,
It's hard, but it's harder to ignore it.
If they were right, I'd agree, but it's them They know not me.
Now there's a way and I know that I have to go away.
I know I have to go.
post #7 of 161
jim croce stuff makes me all folksy and i want to sway. i got a name has a mention of father & son but i cant remember lyrics. neil youngs old man?
post #8 of 161
J. Buffet " The Captain and The Kid"
post #9 of 161
A Boy Named Sue
post #10 of 161
The Living Years-Mike and the Mechanics
post #11 of 161
Dont bogart that joint
post #12 of 161
Leader of the Band
post #13 of 161
Quote:
Originally posted by Joe52:
The Living Years-Mike and the Mechanics
post #14 of 161
Living Years is a good one Joe, chokes me up every time...


Every generation
Blames the one before
And all of their frustrations
Come beating on your door

I know that I'm a prisoner
To all my Father held so dear
I know that I'm a hostage
To all his hopes and fears
I just wish I could have told him in the living years

Crumpled bits of paper
Filled with imperfect thought
Stilted conversations
I'm afraid that's all we've got

You say you just don't see it
He says it's perfect sense
You just can't get agreement
In this present tense
We all talk a different language
Talking in defence

Say it loud, say it clear
You can listen as well as you hear
It's too late when we die
To admit we don't see eye to eye

So we open up a quarrel
Between the present and the past
We only sacrifice the future
It's the bitterness that lasts

So Don't yield to the fortunes
You sometimes see as fate
It may have a new perspective
On a different day
And if you don't give up, and don't give in
You may just be O.K.

Say it loud, say it clear
You can listen as well as you hear
It's too late when we die
To admit we don't see eye to eye

I wasn't there that morning
When my Father passed away
I didn't get to tell him
All the things I had to say

I think I caught his spirit
Later that same year
I'm sure I heard his echo
In my baby's new born tears
I just wish I could have told him in the living years

Say it loud, say it clear
You can listen as well as you hear
It's too late when we die
To admit we don't see eye to eye
post #15 of 161
Papa Was a Rollin Stone
Temptations

It was the 3rd of september, a day I'll always remember,
'Cause that was the day, that my daddy died.
I never got a chance to see him, never heard nothin' but bad things about him.
Momma I'm depending on you to tell me the truth,

Momma looked into my eyes and said,
son, Papa was a rolling stone, wherever he laid his hat was his home,
and when he died, all he left us was alone.

Hey Momma, i heard people say papa wasn't much on thinkin'
spent most of his time chasin' women and drinking

I heard papa call himself a jack of trades, tell me is that what sent papa to an early grave.

Folks said papa would beg, borrow, steal to pay his bills.
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