The good times lost

by Fali January. 21, 2008 3950 views

My child arrived just the other day
He 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
And he was talking before I knew it and as he grew
He said, “I’m gonna be like you, Dad,
You know I’m gonna be like you”


And the cats in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man in the moon
When you comin home, dad, I don’t know when,
But we'll get together then,
You know we'll have a good time then.

My son turned ten just the other day
He said “Thanks for the ball, Dad, come on lets play
can you teach me to throw?” I said, “Not today,
I got a lot to do” He said “Thats okay”
And he walked away but his smile never dimmed
And said “I’m gonna be like him, yeah
You know I’m going to be like him”

And the cats in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man on the moon
When you comin home, dad, I dont know when,
But we'll get together then,
You know we'll have a good time then.

Well he came from college just the other day
So much like a man I just had to say,
“Son, I’m proud of you, can 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?”

And the cats in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man on the moon
When you comin home, Son, I dont know when,
But we'll get together then, Dad
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 said “Id like to see you if you don’t mind”
He said “Id 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 talking to you, Dad,
It's been sure nice talking 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…………..


And the cats in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man on the moon
When you comin home, Son, I dont know when,
But we'll get together then, Dad
We're gonna have a good time then.

By Cat Stevens

I hope we don't lose out on the small little precious moments of our life ever. These moments make life worth living.

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Starryeyedfrog 11 years, 10 months ago

beautiful image ... lovely composition ... the far-away images add to the memory-like feel of the image, also the bright light :)

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Erampoultry 11 years, 10 months ago

dreamlike

11 years, 10 months ago Edited
Chris 11 years, 10 months ago

Wonderful picture, beautiful light and scenery

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Karmacola 11 years, 10 months ago

beautiful capture and thanks for the song...it's been long since i heard the song last time. reminds me of my college days.

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Nadoune 11 years, 10 months ago

Beautiful capture!!!

11 years, 10 months ago Edited
Angel Gordillo 11 years, 10 months ago

All the work is amazing... ((Picture and Lyrics))

11 years, 10 months ago Edited
Vj Dejan Cirovic 11 years, 10 months ago

Very nice picture

11 years, 10 months ago Edited
Francesco 11 years, 10 months ago

Well Done Fali...
That's a very nice photo, super bright, like a memory flashback.
I like that song too, nice choice...

11 years, 10 months ago Edited
Alexander 11 years, 10 months ago

very nice photo, but take it easy....
i hope the best for you and your child

11 years, 10 months ago Edited
Jacki 11 years, 10 months ago

I like this overexposed for what you're showing! Very nice!

11 years, 10 months ago Edited
Mireia* 11 years, 10 months ago

relax...beautiful

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