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Cat's In The Cradle

Lyrics

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
full lyrics
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
full lyrics

Features of This Track

mellow rock instrumentation
folk influences
great lyrics
a subtle use of vocal harmony
mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation
major key tonality
string section beds
a good dose of acoustic guitar pickin'
a dynamic male vocalist
acoustic rhythm guitars
subtle use of acoustic piano

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Comments

:) Modern Family
This song is so sad and it almost makes me cry every time I hear it.
This is a really sad song man. He said Im gonna be like you dad. But he took the worst part of him. And honestly. its the dads fault. He should have spent more time with his son...
Love this song. It's the truth were all to busy.
Love it
we're pregnant
My grandfather used to cry when my mom played this song.
sondej.john
My boy was just like me...
I've always liked this song. I never had a nice enough dad sort of like this song, but I'd never be like him.
His boy's an a**
Is that a sitar I hear?
My Dad loves this song!!
I saw him in concert he gets the crowd in to it
mdanfang4
Love it!!!!!!! Follow for follow
Sad but true I'm changing my relationship with my son now
The lyrics man... :(
hypercube24
I grew up this way..:-( bb
its so true
Sad. Men don't let this happen to you.
Ment to say song
I'm 15 and this son makes me really think about the future
Such a good ,but sad meanning
No theo- little boy blue and the man in the moon are nursery rhymes
Love this song, but unfortunatel y , this is my life with my two daughters and now grandson!!! Too busy working two jobs to 'get by' to enjoy LIFE... Wish it could be different.
Pretty much nailed my relationship with my father. Which makes all the more sad.
roywcoxjr
Like father, like son.
The little boy blew the man on the moon?!!
Son, you're okay with me!
no me gusta.
Happy Father's Day dad love you R I P
what a dad 2 son song!! We need Peace in the world!!!!Tha n k s Dad !!!!
Sad but good song, was like this with my dad, and sad but i am like this now to my son...
Love this song
Good 70s song
Harry Chapin did so much for the hungry. Long Island owes that org. so much! Great man!
Awesome Song:)
Pop working two jobs didn't leave him a choice was there when he could! My best friend! Passed away at fifty. I wish I could be Like him man!
My favorite song
O my love this song so much:)
God I love this song, but it always makes me sad, because I'm scared that that'll happen if I have a son.
mebarry3
YOLO
Faith.
What a great little song by a terrific poet and his wife
This Song Bonds Father and son!!Family! ! ! ! ! ! thats what Life is about!!!!!
great
Turns out Dad we have more in common than I ever saw before. That only took 50 years. I love you and hope you find god's peace.
gthamert
This is one of the saddest songs ever...
what a Beautiful song!!!!!! Family Comes First!!!!!!! ! ! ! !
What a talent and a hell of a good guy. RIP Harry. We miss you.
My favorite song as a little kid
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