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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
major key tonality
string section beds
mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation
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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Man, the lyrics are so sad!!
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rp_74_miner
Thank God, ...
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Great song RIP Harry
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Hopefully we have learned from this song. Hopefully.
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edkomasara
Should be required listening at least once a year for every man that has a son... it might make the world a better place. From one Dad to another,Than k you Harry.
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tinaskyflowe r
Awesome song just seem like yesterday but still love even more!!
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How true
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Happy Father's Day dad love you rip Mis you
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Looking back, time seems to pass as quickly as the song....
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I love this song so much <3
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Good song... pulls on the heartstrings a little... everyone needs a little bit of that now and then
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sandymcleod1 7
THIS IS FOR ERIC J MCADAMS
DEAD BEAT DAD!!!!
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sandymcleod1 7
AWESOME SONG
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Amazing song
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Awesome song
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smellen16
im gonna be like him...
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beckercorkie
This has got to be the best song and saddest song ever. Five stars but wiping away tears...
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My Dad was moved by this song during the period when it was playing wall-to-wall on top 40, and he did not comment much on "my" music- he was from the "build a tube-type "hi-fi " listen to folk generation.. . Later, my sort of 2nd Dad, spiritually, Dr. James Dobson, would speak of being moved by this same song, as he sent off his own, especially, even w/ THEIR good relationship . . . Better than a recent car ad: nothing 4sale w/ Dad & Jim Dobson.
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Good song
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Tempo 159; three stars; thumb up on 163
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great song
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A great song....
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AWESOME SONG
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I lost my dad 6/14/13... it was Father's Day weekend. We put our cards in the casket. Love you dad... I'll see you again one day...
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Make the time. Miss you Dad RIP. Hopefully we can find the time when we meet again.
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Miss you dad :-(
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ouch the feels.
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This song...
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Song has true meaning
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Awesome song
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This song haunted my Dad. Later, another hero, James Dobson said it likewise affected him. I just heard it on an ad in the Super Bowl ad roster... Yeah, I recall my Dad picking me up in his new Spitfire from my first job. He was proud, but I wanted him to have a wedge shaped car. Sadly, I told him so. Hoping we meet again above, to redo that...
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The best story to be read on Father's Day... especially in church. This story is so TRUE!!! If I had to guess, one out of every two families - this is their story!!!
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Gta v next gen
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Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in 2 days. Now you started reading this so don't stop. This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in the next 143 minutes. When done press f6 and your lovers name will appear on the screen in big letters this is so scary because it actually works.
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This song is too true, story of my life
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What does this have to do with cats
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Awesome song!!!
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My favorite sad song. First learned this one in summer camp back in the early eighties, before I'd heard this version.
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So sad!! :,-(
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I like this in moderation.. G o o d stuff though.
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Sad
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Well, this is certainly from way back in the 70s! It's good for a change-but not too often!
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Damn I like this.
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This is the best song ever
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So sad this poor familey but where is the mom
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Harry doesn't make bad songs or stories
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Great song with a lot of meaning. I for one was lucky enough that my dad didn't let things get in the way of our relationship . Unfortunatel y , my future came too quick so I don't have much time to spend with my parents.
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nepatriot196 2
So sad,so very true
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kirako9
Man Harry - I lloovvee it!
Love yoy
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FKN GREAT song!!! N all I have to say!!
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