Cat Stevens: Father and Son Meaning
Song Released: 1970
Father and Son Lyrics
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...
anonymous Nov 18th, 11:25am report
In my opinion I thin the father just fears for his son's protection as all father do.because he cared for him or so long and to know that your child who was you life can break away and maybe never return is unbearable.in a way the father I also trying to protect himself from this certain heartbreak.in the view of youngsters it is probably selfish.but if u look at it from the father perspective it is a totally normal and understandable reaction brought about due to the limitless and unconditional love he has for his son.
anonymous Oct 21st, 2016 10:44am report
This is a relationship between a father and son,but it seems to be a strained relationship according to their conversation.it's as if the father wants the son to stay with him and live a life like he did without understanding the fact that his son needs to learn from his own experiences and come to terms with life in his own way.The father's mistake of misunderstanding later on forces his son to go,which is the exact opposite of what the father wanted
lee.clark.908 Jul 3rd, 2014 7:07pm report
It's the basic relationship between a father and son. It's a little melancholy, but not about death.
The father is explaining about all the things he knows through experience, but the son won't listen - as he's young.
The son thinks his father won't listen to him as he's simply told to listen.
This happens constantly throughout the known world.
I have a son now, and, although I do tell him what to do (he's only 6), I explain everything and talk everything through.
I have and hopefully always will have an amazing relationship with my son.
anonymous Apr 27th, 2013 4:43pm report
When you hear the part where hes singing in a lower voice that is the dad talking to the son. When you hear the higher voice singing thats the son talking to the dad. Its almost like them going back in forth in a conversation. I interpert it as the dad is dying and wants him(the son) to know its okay to move on and that its okay for him to die.
The dad is trying to give the son the message to live life. "For you still may be here tomorrow but your dreams may not." Just because he is dying doesn't mean the son has to stop life, he needs to continue on and pursing his dreams, and go on. The dad wants him to live a good life and not to dwell on his death. The son is arguing with the dad and doesnt want to let go and doesnt want the dad to go and hes trying to tell him that but he isnt listening. No matter how badly the son doesnt want to let go, he knows he has to go.
anonymous Feb 24th, 2013 2:43pm report
this song tells us a story betwenn a son and his father.the son wants to go but his father doesn't let him. in addition, it expresses the relationships between the father and his son. the relationships aren't good because the father always ignores his son, doesn't listen to him, and obliged him for listening.
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