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Fatherhood and Pop Songs

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by qtlaw, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Driving in today Cat Stevens' "Cats in the Cradle" came on the stereo (my 70's blend) and although I've always enjoyed the rhythm of the song, the lyrics were simply heartbreaking. Luckily, I've been able to spend time with my boys every step of the way. Listening to how the dad was always too busy to witness his boy's first steps, throwing the ball, etc...Wow. Your favorites?
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Cat's in the Cradle is Harry Chapin.

    Father and Son by Cat Stevens is an incredible song.
  3. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Watching Scotty Grow - Bobby Goldsboro

    All-American Girl - Carrie Underwood (that one hit me in the heart once I learned we were having a daughter)
  4. luckyducky

    luckyducky Guest

    At least for a while, I'll crack up everytime I heard "Cat's in the Cradle." Last night's HIMYM...

    If I someday get married, My Little Girl by Tim McGraw and Cleaning this Gun by Rodney Atkins are two of the possibilities for my dance with my dad.
  5. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    I think Cat Stevens covered "Cat's in the Cradle" as well.

    I have two daughters, but "Butterfly Kisses" still blows major chunks.
  6. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    Everclear's "Father Of Mine" is a pretty depressing song for anyone whose dad wasn't around.
  7. StaggerLee

    StaggerLee Active Member

    "Cat's in the Cradle" is definitely one of my favorites.

    I also like Conway Twitty's "That's My Job."
  8. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    More obscure is David Bowie's Kooks:

    And if you ever have to go to school
    Remember how they messed up this old fool
    Don't pick fights with the bullies or the cads
    'Cause I'm not much good at punching
    Other people's Dads
  9. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Winter by Tori Amos for my dad

    Five Candles (You Were There) by Jars of Clay reminds me greatly of my biological father
  10. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Don't ever listen to "Hey Mister" by Custom if you have a daughter.

    Do listen to "Daughters" by John Mayer.
  11. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    There's also his duet with Loretta Lynn, "You're the Reason Our Kids Are Ugly."

    Speaking of Loretta Lynn, "The Games That Daddies Play."

  12. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    Sons and Daughters, The Decemberists (it's really about war, but it's hopeful)

    Daughter, Louden Wainwright III

    Father and Daughter, Paul Simon

    Gracie, Ben Folds

    The Things We've Handed Down, Marc Cohn
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