Happy Father's Day. This is possibly the best Father-Son song ever: "Cat's in the Cradle". The original song is by Harry Chapin, a folk singer from the 70's. The song was actually written by his wife, Sandy, for his son, Joshua, and is Chapin's most famous song.
Although there have been many cover versions of this song (which I will be posting some over at Cover Lover), Johnny Cash's version is absolutely the best cover. You see, Cash doesn't try to imitate Chapin's singing style or the acoustic guitar plucking... he just made it into a Johnny Cash song!
So, about the song, it's basically about a father who was too busy for his son. Then when the father retired and actually have time to be with his son, the son now has a family and is too busy to see his dad. It's kind of ironic in a sweet way, because the kid grew up to be just like his dad.
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