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Tomasni
Posted: Apr 09, 2017 22:56
 

 

Thank you

Cat Stevens

for Father & Son

a strong 8 for me  :-)

 


rabaak
Posted: Aug 27, 2015 17:07
 

Talk about leaving at the top of your game, Cat sure did. I had all his albums and loved them all. 
Elroweho
(Cheesehead in Paradise)
Posted: Jul 27, 2015 8:39
 

Love it but makes me sad too - hits too close to home.
Steely_D
(Biscayne Bay, where the Cuban gentlemen sleep all day)
Posted: Jul 27, 2015 8:37
 

One of the few songs that has always - always - made me cry. First as a teen, and now as a father.

And then I revel in my humanness. Or maybe it's relief.
Azrica
(Tyre, Lebanon)
Posted: Jun 26, 2015 4:11
 

{#Sunny}
Grammarcop
(My neighbor drives a Bentley; I drive a minivan.)
Posted: May 17, 2015 15:36
 

 Kaisersosay wrote:
Song makes me cry at my desk. It played the on the way home from the hospital, after losing my son.

 
With you in spirit, my friend.
jukes1
(Indianapolis, IN)
Posted: Feb 19, 2015 13:15
 

Ironic that much of history has been filled with art for the glory of God, yet somehow Cat gave up art for the glory of God. Unfair to be mad at him after leaving us this, but I still am a bit.
Kaisersosay
(Mighty Mighty Bostown)
Posted: Feb 19, 2015 13:14
 

Song makes me cry at my desk. It played the on the way home from the hospital, after losing my son.
marcedeleon
Posted: Jan 06, 2015 6:13
 

I love the Johnny Cash and Fiona Apple cover of this song. You should play it some time Bill :)
SchoepTone
(Duke City)
Posted: Nov 17, 2014 14:41
 

This album is on my top 10 of all time list. Right along side Exile on Main Street.
Ballzak
Posted: Nov 17, 2014 14:38
 

 mgabriel wrote:
I mainly stopped listening after the whole SaIman Rushdie intifada thing, but this is one great song.  Loved this album, used to listen to it driving Vermont country roads, thinking deep (for 22 or so) thoughts.  Thanks for playing it.

 

Stop listening as you like but Cat/Yusuf has repeatedly denied calling for Rushdie's head.  He said his comments were simply an interpretation of Islamic Law (or as a bad joke gone awry).  Sort of like some would tell you that the Bible says homosexuals are an abomination.  All open to interpretation but.... doesn't sound like a great reason to stop listening to such a great musician.
scrubbrush
(Passtime Paradise)
Posted: Nov 17, 2014 14:31
 

Wow. My dad played this a lot when my brother and i were boys in the 70's.

Now i have 2 boys.

This now pulls on my heartstrings from both directions.

Love, love, love this song.   
ajudd
(Los Angeles, CA)
Posted: Nov 17, 2014 14:30
 

Any Cat Stevens makes me happy. Would love to go see him play, now that he's doing a little tour (the first time I feel like he's sort of back to "ok, I'm the Yusuf Cat".  However, tickets are being scalped in multiple hundreds..  just soo wrong.
mgabriel
(Washington DC)
Posted: Oct 17, 2014 9:37
 

I mainly stopped listening after the whole SaIman Rushdie intifada thing, but this is one great song.  Loved this album, used to listen to it driving Vermont country roads, thinking deep (for 22 or so) thoughts.  Thanks for playing it.
mistabird
(frei republik allgÀu)
Posted: Aug 15, 2014 21:50
 

zeitlos  schön   werde ich immer wieder gern anhören :-)
ScottN
(An inch above the K/T boundary. But smth near fracking still has appeal.)
Posted: Aug 15, 2014 21:49
 

 yofitofu wrote:
Timeless, gorgeous music...... 
Yes, I saw him live in the 60's (ages me), and he was wonderful.  I wonder (without much mystery) why he has ben so marginalized for the past forty years.
yofitofu
(Santa Barbara, CA)
Posted: Jul 15, 2014 15:39
 

Timeless, gorgeous music......
smilingeyes
Posted: Jun 14, 2014 7:48
 

Beautiful song and lyrics, sorry it was difficult for you with your dad, but glad you are happy now :-)

 


n4ku
Posted: Jun 14, 2014 7:17
 

 schayler wrote:
I used to listen to this song on a loop, knowing I needed to come out to my dad, but not knowing how.  I always felt Stevens was speaking directly to me when he sung this, especially, "All the times that I cried, keeping all the things I knew inside.  It's hard, but it's harder to ignore it."  Now "old," and out, I am indeed happy.

Never heard this song on RP before.  Stopped me in my tracks. 

 
Thank you for sharing your experience. Peace.
tulfan
(Still in SE MI)
Posted: Jun 04, 2014 6:56
 

Brilliant.
moodfood
(In a galaxy far far away)
Posted: Apr 12, 2014 16:15
 

we siblings played this record till the grooves wore out back in the day..
ziakut
(Beyond Becoming)
Posted: Jan 07, 2014 11:35
 

My dad used to like this song. I still remember him singing along to this. He's gone now and I hear this song with fond memories and a tear in my eye. Thank you RP.
spiggy
(Mostly in the clouds, sometimes Earth)
Posted: Dec 11, 2013 12:16
 

Hate this song! As a kid I heard this over and over and over at a local shop on my summer holidays. Now it just pains my ears. Not that it's a bad song per se, just that I hate it!
AbileneTexas
(Abilene, Texas)
Posted: Dec 06, 2013 17:56
 

Love this song.  
GeorgeMWoods
Posted: Dec 06, 2013 17:53
 

One of a kind. Of its type.
yofitofu
(Santa Barbara, CA)
Posted: Dec 06, 2013 17:53
 

Timeless, and brilliant.
Stranglersfan
(Revelstoke, B.C.)
Posted: Oct 04, 2013 18:46
 

 casey1024 wrote:
One of my favorite albums. Ever.

 
I agree with you. My young kids are learning the words now too. Its very special music to me.
oldfart48
(B.C.)
Posted: Oct 04, 2013 18:45
 

one of the few who practice's' what he preaches.....{#Wave}
Grammarcop
(Detroit is that way. Canada is the other.)
Posted: Sep 03, 2013 11:18
 

I am forced to listen to way too much of today's pop music. It's cliche, but it's also accurate to say that they don't write them like this anymore.
mistabird
(frei republik allgÀu)
Posted: Sep 03, 2013 11:15
 

OH WIE SCHÖN  {#Good-vibes}
scrubbrush
(All lost in the supermarket)
Posted: Sep 03, 2013 11:14
 

This song takes my breath away. 10+
ericcabrals
(Salvador, Bahia, Brazil)
Posted: Aug 28, 2013 7:36
 

One word: FANTASTIC!
 
coloradojohn
(A Mile High and then some, Cherry Creek, Denver)
Posted: Jul 02, 2013 9:07
 

I remember going to a "New Age Mass" in the church basement at St. Augustine's Parish with my parents one summer Sunday and Father Tom, a young and very hip new priest with no fear or compulsion to conform, sat and played and sang songs from Cat's records (3 were big at that time), and blew us all away.  My parents and those of other kids didn't quite know what to make of it, but I was sure won over!
Candela
(Norway)
Posted: Jul 02, 2013 9:04
 

Poooor poor lost cat. Bye bye.
zepher
Posted: May 31, 2013 13:35
 

 "Look at me; I am old, but I'm happy."

- Nice Self-Actualized line from a more experienced POV....

But, I think Yusuf identified with the younger, more naive POV.

After all "I know that it's not easy, To be calm when you've found something going on."
 
Lots "Going on" in this life therefore:

It's not time to make a change,
Just sit down, take it slowly.
You're still young, that's your fault,
There's so much you have to go through.
Find a girl, settle down,
If you want you can marry.
Look at me, I am old, but I'm happy.

Timeless song......

PS: Don't let the "Goings On" of life steal your happiness + Peace to Cat Stevens - thanks for the music

unclehud wrote:
Forty years ago, one of the strongest lines in this tune said: "Look at me; I am old, but I'm happy."

That line was like a lightning bolt then, just as it was fifteen minutes ago: the highest goal of a human life. 

 


mmoyer
(Silicon Valley)
Posted: May 31, 2013 13:18
 

Beautiful.

I remember how bummed my dad was when Cat stopped making music. I'm glad he's since concluded that his music is not in conflict with his spirituality.
Krakus
(Denver, CO)
Posted: May 31, 2013 13:16
 

This song brings tears to my eyes. My son just graduated elementary school and I swear it was just yesterday, that I held him in my arms.
mistabird
(frei republik allgÀu)
Posted: May 31, 2013 13:15
 

super album, schöner song
hallogallo
(Raleigh, NC)
Posted: Apr 29, 2013 18:11
 


The entire album is a true masterpiece, start to finish.

 
ScottN
(Condo in Gaza needs remodeling. Still, I Thank TFSM I saw the divot where the landmine was placed.)
Posted: Apr 29, 2013 18:10
 

I relish the memory of seeing him at the height of his Cat Stevens fame in a small venue.  He and and an accompanying guitarist.  It was wonderful.
grant
Posted: Apr 29, 2013 18:10
 

Great music like this is timeless.
tonypf
(Honolulu)
Posted: Apr 29, 2013 18:08
 

 schayler wrote:
I used to listen to this song on a loop, knowing I needed to come out to my dad, but not knowing how.  I always felt Stevens was speaking directly to me when he sung this, especially, "All the times that I cried, keeping all the things I knew inside.  It's hard, but it's harder to ignore it."  Now "old," and out, I am indeed happy.

Never heard this song on RP before.  Stopped me in my tracks. 

 
Blessings to you.
kencav
(New Jersey)
Posted: Mar 29, 2013 15:57
 

Hundreds of listens later, I still get chills listening to this song.  As a son who lost his father at a young age and now as a father to sons it expresses that relationship spiritually.
scrubbrush
(All lost in the supermarket)
Posted: Mar 29, 2013 15:48
 

 schayler wrote:
I used to listen to this song on a loop, knowing I needed to come out to my dad, but not knowing how.  I always felt Stevens was speaking directly to me when he sung this, especially, "All the times that I cried, keeping all the things I knew inside.  It's hard, but it's harder to ignore it."  Now "old," and out, I am indeed happy.

Never heard this song on RP before.  Stopped me in my tracks. 
 

Wonderful story.
schayler
(Denver)
Posted: Feb 26, 2013 4:59
 

I used to listen to this song on a loop, knowing I needed to come out to my dad, but not knowing how.  I always felt Stevens was speaking directly to me when he sung this, especially, "All the times that I cried, keeping all the things I knew inside.  It's hard, but it's harder to ignore it."  Now "old," and out, I am indeed happy.

Never heard this song on RP before.  Stopped me in my tracks. 
unclehud
(now 50 feet above the planet in Boston)
Posted: Jan 25, 2013 21:48
 

Forty years ago, one of the strongest lines in this tune said: "Look at me; I am old, but I'm happy."

That line was like a lightning bolt then, just as it was fifteen minutes ago: the highest goal of a human life. 
SanFranGayMan
(San Francisco)
Posted: Oct 23, 2012 20:48
 

A timeless, generational spanding song. So wistful, heartfelt. We've all been there, but few able to put it as loving as Cat did. 
linzie
Posted: Oct 23, 2012 20:45
 

This s—— is that good, but it brings me too far back!!!!!!
...guitar class in high school, can't remember teachers name, but I can see him jumping all over the room
making sure we got these chords right!!
Telling us how the son is singing back to his father.....
...I'm getting old....
tkosh
(Minnesota)
Posted: Oct 23, 2012 20:45
 

Thank God they caught this guy at the airport.  What a beautiful song.
 
scraig
(Santa Barbara, CA)
Posted: Oct 01, 2012 11:05
 

Dear PSD, thank you for taking me to this wonderful treasure to mine ear.