Cats In The Cradle – Bloggers Challenge

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Cady Fretwork issued a Bloggers Challenge – find a song that inspires you and take a picture to represent it!  Sounds easy enough, right?!  Only problem was picking just ONE song that inspired me.  I love my music so it was hard to choose.  In the end I went with a song that still makes me stop and just listen each time I hear it.  Enjoy.
1000 words - Blog Challenge

 

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Cats In The Cradle – Ugly Kid Joe

My child arrived just the other day;
Came to the world in the usually way
But there were planes to catch and bills to pay.
He learned to walk while I was away.
He was talkin’ ‘fore I knew it.
And as he grew he said,
“I’m gonna be like you, Dad.
You know I’m gonna be like you.”

Chorus :
And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon,
Little boy blue and the man on the moon.
“When you comin’ home ?”
“Son, I don’t know when.
We’ll get together then.
You know we’ll have a good time then.”

Well, my son turned ten just the other day.
He said , “Thanks for the ball, Dad. Come on, let’s play.
Could you teach me to throw ?” I said, “Not today.
I got a lot to do.” He said, “That’s okay.”
And he walked away and he smiled and he said,
“You know,
I’m gonna be like him, yeah.
You know I’m gonna be like him.”

Chorus

Well, he came from college just the other day,
So much like a man I just had to say,
“I’m proud of you. Could you sit for a while ?”
He shook his head and he said with a smile,
“What I’d really like, Dad, is to borrow the car keys.
See you later. Can I have them please ?”

Chorus :
And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon,
Little boy blue and the man on the moon.
“When you comin home, Son ?”
“I don’t know when.
We’ll get together then.
You know we’ll have a good time then.”

I’ve long since retired, my son’s moved away.
I called him up just the other day.
“I’d like to see you, if you dont mind.”
He said, “I’d love to, Dad, if I could find the time.
You see my new job’s a hassle and the kids have the flu,
But it’s sure nice talkin’ to you, Dad.
It’s been sure nice talkin’ to you.”

And as I hung up the phone it occurred to me,
He’d grown up just like me.
My boy was just like me.
(Yeah, yeah, yeah)

Chorus

Items in the photo:

Outift:  22769 FTLO Millenium Hunt Gift

Shoes:  HOC Knee High Boots

Garden Furniture:  svo Michalak – Garden Park Bench with Lanterns

Cradle: MNM – Victorian Baby Cradle

Items in the photo:

Outift:  22769 FTLO Millenium Hunt Gift

Shoes:  HOC Knee High Boots

Garden Furniture:  svo Michalak – Garden Park Bench with Lanterns

Cradle: MNM – Victorian Baby Cradle

Cat:  KittyCatS – Bengal Silver

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One Comment Add yours

  1. Aww! great song choice! I love that you included the cat 😀

    Thanks so much for participating!

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