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No, he wasn't a terrible person, but when did he ever do more than the bare minimum for a father. I had to work when my son was invited to his first Laser Tron party. I was really bummed out I couldn't be there. I don't think I'm an absent dad but when I look at my 7 year old son and think he's almost halfway through his childhood I get real sad. I think the title of the song comes from the bedtime stories he read to his son.

That is above and beyond. I don't know if I'd call reading bedtime stories to your own kid is "above and beyond", to me that seems like something you should pretty much be expected to do. I think he was a good dad. He worked hard to provide for his family. I think Harry Chapin is saying just that. He could have been there more but he was so wrapped up in being the provider that he missed out on a lot.

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The song's lyrics began as a poem written by Harry's wife, Sandra "Sandy" Gaston; the poem itself was inspired by the awkward relationship between her first husband, James Cashmore, and his father, John, a politician who served as Brooklyn borough president. She was also inspired by a country music song she had heard on the radio. Chapin also said the song was about his own relationship with his son, Josh, admitting, "Frankly, this song scares me to death.

But yeah his would fit more as an interpretation than a theory. None of that disproves OP's theory. Sandy Chapin has said that the song is simply about missing out on precious moments that you can never go back to, not how good a father someone is. Once you compose a song and throw it out there, the interpretation belongs to each person who hears it. It means what it means to them. The song isn't about questioning whether he was a good or bad dad.

It's about something that happens to everyone. You start off life with no responsibilities son in a world where everyone you look up to does. By the time the people you look up to have a lot more time on their hands, you're the one with responsibilities.

When you have more time on your hands, those people start dying off. It's a cycle that goes over and over. I think a mistake people make when analyzing this song is thinking that the father is disinterested in his son. Growing up, there are instances where the most interested and attentive parent can't play with you all the time. Interpretation is everything! I love-love-love this song, and I appreciate your view on it, especially today.

I am the father in this song and I listen to it when I need to make sure that I still have a pulse and want to feel some emotion.

I have traveled most of my kid's lives and have missed many milestones, birthdays and often get told that I don't need to make special efforts to come home for specific events. It hurts a lot sometimes, and when it doesn't hurt, that's when this songs words for me bring me back to reality. I think that as fathers, we have to take responsibility for our choices and not blame anything or anyone for them. Our kids have their own perspectives also, and there are kids who's fathers are always there, and have no relationship with them.

Interpretation and perspective are everything. It's our human existence. The Dad in "Cat's in the Cradle" has to work hard to make up for all these years he was flying in his Taxi, taking tips and getting stoned. My dad is just like the one in this song. He worked hard, long hours, etc. He would be there sometimes.. When he came home from a stressful day, he often hid in his room and watched TV to decompress.

Heard this on pandora yesterday, blown out whenever that thing happens where you notice something once and then you keep seeing it.

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Plus, his kid seems educated and well balanced, and made a conscious decision to be like his dad. The angst ridden "I'm nothing like you! But his son went "yep. I'll be like him; this is a good thing". Yup being a good dad is about knowing when to say "We'll have a good time, then.


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That job never ends, even once your son signs up. That's why we hope we go to the spirit in the sky. Made me tear up. I was just lementing to my wife that I'm working so hard on providing a great life but I don't get to spend enough time with my boys. We're moving into a bigger house in a the perfect spot to raise two boys, but I've spent the last month packing and cleaning.

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We move this week and I have to spend the 1st week there painting and repairing. I really want to play with my guys and enjoy this process with them but I'm so overworked between working full time and working so hard to make this move and house awesome for them. Oh, and I grew up with a slightly removed father and this song has always tugged at the heart strings anyway.

Except the son is staying home with the sick kid. Kid is a good son and dad assumes the kid is bad because he is self centered and son won't spend time with him. I think the old dad is just old school, and is letting the son do his thing. He could go over there and have a good time and spend time with his son like he's always wanted to, but now his son has limited time with his son.

He knows he should let them have a good time before the same issues start. I think a lot of this song is really speaking about the strength and weaknesses of men being raised in such a way. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. All rights reserved. Want to join?