Coverafbeelding Ugly Kid Joe - Cats In The Cradle
  • Statistieken
  •   12 weken
  •   14 piekpositie
  •   230 punten
  •   1993

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My child arrived just the other day
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
He was talkin' 'fore I knew it
And as he grew he said,
"I'm gonna be like you, Dad,
You know I'm gonna be like you."

Chorus:
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. We'll get together then.
You know we'll have a good time then."

Well, my son turned ten just the other day He said,
"Thanks for the ball, Dad. Come on, let's play.
Could you teach me to throw?"
I said, "Not today. I got a lot to do."
He said, "That's okay."
And he walked away and he smiled and he said,
"You know, I'm gonna be like him, yeah.
You know I'm gonna be like him."

(Chorus)

Well, he came from college just the other day,
So much like a man I just had to say,
"I'm proud of you. Could you sit for a while?"
He shook his head and he said with a smile,
"What feeling like, Dad, is to borrow the car keys.
See you later. Can I have them please?"

(Chorus)

I've long since retired, my son's moved away.
I called him up just the other day.
"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 kids have the flu,
But it's sure nice talkin' to you, Dad.
It's been sure nice talkin' 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. We'll get together then.
You know we'll have a good time then."

Songinformatie

ArtiestUgly Kid Joe
 A-kant
Titel Cats In The Cradle
Lengte 04:02
Componist(en) Harry Chapin & Sandy Chapin
Producer(s) Mark Dodson
 B-kant
Titel Come Tomorrow (Live)
Lengte 05'00
Componist(en) Harry Chapin & Sandy Chapin
Producer(s) Mark Dodson
Platenlabel Mercury
Catalogusnr 862 352-2
Hoogste positie UK 7
Hoogste positie US 6
Album America's Least Wanted

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Songinfo

Cover van: Harry Chapin - Cat's In The Cradle (1974). De versie van Harry Chapman werd geen hit in Nederland. Zijn enige Top 40 was "W.O.L.D. (I am the morning DJ)" in 1974.

Trivia

Ugly Kid Joe is een Amerikaanse hardrockband die in 1989 werd opgericht in Californië. In 1996 ging de groep uit elkaar maar in 2011 zijn de oorspronkelijk leden van de groep bij elkaar. Hun debuutalbum was getiteld "America's Least Wanted " een persiflage om de uitspraak ""America's Most Wanted".


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