Songs To Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now.

Well Pogue,

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.

  1. 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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