Music Monday: Cats in The Cradle by Ugly Kid Joe

I'm a father to a daughter and a son. This song reminded me on how important to be a good dad.

Cat's in the cradle - lyrics

My child arrived just the other day
Came to the world in the usual 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,
Im gonna be like you, dad,
You know Im gonna be like you.

And the cats in the cradle and the silver spoon,
Little boy blue and the man n the moon.
When you comin home?
Son, I don't know when. well get together then.
You know well have a good time then.

Well, my son turned ten just the other day.
He said, thanks for the ball, dad. come on, lets 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, Im gonna be like him, yeah.
You know Im gonna be like him.


Well, he came from college just the other day,
So much like a man I just had to say,
Im 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 ?


Ive long since retired, my sons moved away.
I called him up just the other day.
Id like to see you, if you don't mind.
He said, I'd love to, dad, if I could find the time.
You see my new jobs a hassle and the kids have the flu,
But it's sure nice talkin to you, dad.
Its been sure nice talkin to you.
And as I hung up the phone it occurred to me,
Hed grown up just like me.
My boy was just like me.


  1. Hi Bintang! I have never heard this song before. Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. oh I love this song ..
    a golden oldie !!
    it gives me goosebumps :)
    have a happy Music Monday Bintang :)

  3. phatelara:
    UKJ disbanded on 1997. And I think you're still a small kids at that time ;)

  4. I can't remember the last time I heard this song! I love it! Great choice! :)

  5. I was a kid myself but I still remember this song! (^__^)

  6. A classic without a doubt. I have many memories tied to this song.

    Super choice!
    Hello from the Minnesotan Cat :)

  7. Wah wah wah another awesome pick from Bintang, I love this number too! Best tu he he!! :):):)

  8. Hiya Bintang..
    I dun know this song either but nice lyrics kan.. makes you realise what impt in life..

  9. OMG! I haven't listen to this song for ages! You really good in choosing Music Monday. Nice man.. I must try harder next week :D

  10. nice song, bintang! i've nvr heard this before. And sure it's a great song for a daddy! :)

  11. Good Song Bintang. I like it and wonder how could anybody not hear it before.
    BTW: Did you know that yesterday was day of a cat? :)

  12. Pok dell..this song remind me when were in form 4..back to 1993..I like this song..


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