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Es ist eins meiner Lieblingsliedern von ihm. Er hat mit diesem Taxt den Nagel auf den Kopf getroffen. Immer noch aktuell. Log dich ein um diese Funktion zu nutzen. Father and Son Songtext von Cat Stevens. It's not time to make a change Just relax, take it easy You're still young, that's your fault There's so much you have to know Find a girl, settle down If you want, you can marry Look at me I am old, but I'm happy I was once like you are now And I know that it's not easy To be calm when you've found Something going on But take your time, think a lot Why, think of everything you've got For you will still be here tomorrow But your dreams may not.
Cat Stevens - Father & Son Lyrics
Lyrics submitted by Novartza , edited by Anulamas. Log in now to tell us what you think this song means. Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. Log in. Mixtapes Forums Lyrics Artists add Journals. Artists - C. Father And Son is found on the album Classics, Vol. Footsteps in the Dark: Greatest Hits, Vol. Cat Stevens — Father And Son. Read More Edit Wiki. It's not time to make a change Just relax, take it easy You're still young, that's your fault There's so much you have to know Find a girl, settle down If you want you can marry Look at me, I am old, but I'm happy I was once like you are now, and I know that it's not easy To be calm when you've found something going on But take your time, think a lot Why, think of everything you've got For you will still be here tomorrow, but your dreams may not How can I try to explain?
Father And Son song meanings. Add your thoughts 85 Comments. I think most people are missing something very basic. Look at the personal pronouns. In the first sentence you is understood and the next sentences we see "You're, your, and you". The Father is talking to the son or at him. Now look at the son's section of the song. He is not speaking TO his father.
He is talking to a third party or, most likely, to himself. That is NOT a conversation. A conversation goes BOTH ways. The father is speaking unilaterally to the son - this is the way it's going to be. The son is NOT speaking back. This is a great example of what happens to Fathers and Sons at an age where the son might feel like a man but the father is still treating him like a boy.
This was written around Vietnam timeframe, the album came out in Many sons were saying, "Dad I'm a man and I want to join the service and go away to Vietnam" or "Dad this war is bs, I'm going away to live in Canada, or to protest the war, or to live in a commune" We are not privy to what started the conversation.
Think back to when you were this age and tried to have a conversation with a parent. Perhaps that is where this song starts. In the second sentence about youth the father insults him. Perhaps the father went through the same thing with his father and his dreams were crushed.
Is the father right? If the kid was 18 and wanted to go to Nam instead of college some may agree with the father.
There was an error. Clap, clap, clap Flag herudae on April 12, In my opinion. Flagged alec on August 05, What you describe is a typical conversation between father and son. Flagged john on January 21, General Comment I think this is a song about a Son who is frustrated and wants to go out into to the world to make his dreams come true. The first verse is the father's advice to his son before he heads off into the world.
His father, gives him typical parental advice to keep his dreams simple, and be careful. The advice to find a girl and settle down" along with, " I am old but I'm happy" are an attempt to convince his son into a conservative path. He knows the son lacks experience and may do something stupid and impulsive with the lines, "there's so much you don't know" and the awesome poetic line, "Take your time, think alot, think of everything you got, for you will still be here tomorow but your dreams may not".
The words emphesize the love the father has for his son and his desire to see his son happy and not broken by the world. The son answers back with the typical response of a frustrated youth, that being, that his father's love for him is limiting his potential and holding him back.
This frustration is depicted in one of my favorite lines of all time, "from the moment I could talk, I was ordered to listen".
The line, "If they were right I'd agree but it's them you know not me" suggests that it may be a response to other people like the son who the father knew and who had failed at great loss. The story of these people, maybe friends of the father in his younger days, may have been told to the son in order to dissuade him from following his dreams and loosing everything.
None-the-less at the end of the song the son states that he must satisfy his desire to venture out with the line, "I have to go". It seems that the son heeds his father's warnings and will keep them in mind but also must find out for himself what he is capable of. No Replies Log in to reply. General Comment The song, whose music is soft with a lilting dynamicism, frames an exchange between a father not understanding a son's desire to break away and shape a new life, and the son who cannot really explain himself but knows that it is time for him to seek his own destiny.
To echo this, Stevens sings in a deeper register for the father's lines, while using a higher, more emotive one for those of the son. General Comment I think this song is about a young man and his father. The father wants him to go the same way he went. The son want to go out and do something with his life that his father doesn't approve of.
General Comment A wonderful song about a conversation between a father and his son. The son is just beginning to realize the world and he is very unhappy to see the world as it is. The father is experienced so he tries to calm down his son. A wonderful piece of art. Not sure if he meant suicide. Here is my take How about his son is joining the army? It is when he recorded the song. Father is telling him to slow down on decision; you may survive war but your dreams will be tainted.
Son is pushing back as all sons do. Flag Peachykeane on October 04, General Comment No, I definitely don't think it's about suicide. It's about the classic story of parent and child. Living, loving, but eventually the child has to leave the nest. The father knows this, though it hurts, and it's just advising his son, who is still young and prideful. I'm moving thousands of miles away to college this fall.
This song makes me teary-eyed. General Comment The classic story of the younger generation who are ready to take on the world with their ideals and what they know inside their hearts vs the older generation that have lived enough to understand what the world is about and that living a simpler life, away from the true pains of the world, would be a better path to take than tackling the world head on.
General Comment I think its about neither Father or Son understanding each other as well as they think they do, and both of them getting the messages wrong. The Father keeps telling the Son to relax and settle his life down, but the Son doesn't want his Father's life which his Father can't see and gets angry when he feels like his Father isn't listening to what he wants in life. General Comment Such a beautiful song, and very thought provoking when you are a father!
Anyway, the meaning of the song can be found on Cat Stevens' nee Yusuf Islam own web site - yusufislam. I'm glad I know that now! Once he said that Cat was his childhood idol. Rate These Lyrics. Log in now to add this track to your mixtape! We do not have any tags for Father And Son lyrics.
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