As you know I’ve been letting my thoughts explore the influence of parents on children and asking how it effects each of us. And when I focus on a particular subject my mind begins to pick out songs, poems and the like which tie to the subject. It’s like, you think of yellow cars, having not noticed one for a while and, bosh, suddenly you’re seeing them everywhere. It’s like you turn something on inside.
Well, that said, here’s a song that sprang from my current thoughts.
It’s Cats In The Cradle by Harry Chapin. I don’t know whether you’ve heard this before. I guess it’s kinda old and, tragically, Harry died young, long before you came along. But it’s a great song.
The real kicker in the song for me is the lines at the end, “He grew up just like me, he grew up just like me”. What a responsibility parents have.
Wishing you a great weekend,
2 thoughts on “Songs To Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now.”
I know this song well! I clicked on the link and your blog disappeared… but I sang along, out loud, because I really do know it well!
As a girl who had an absent dad (although not for the reasons IN the song) it was one of those songs that stuck with me and that I could identify with. The real kicker for me, in my youth, were the lines : ”But we’ll get together then….
You know we’ll have a good time then”
There were quite a few songs that I’d play on my old tape recorder – from cassette tapes I’d nabbed from my brothers room 😛 – and I’d play them softly, and whisper the words, at night when I was meant to be sleeping… staring up at the starry sky, waiting for a falling star to wish upon!
Yes, some sad memories in there, to be sure.
But it’s still a wonderful song with a lot of meaning, and a reminder for us to be mindful of the passing time (and yes, the huge responsibility we have)!
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I tried clicking the link, but, pop.. it wouldn’t work. Maybe it’s my phone. Such an amazing write-up though. Thanks for sharing kindly