Song Information
Song Artist(s):Ugly Kid Joe
Song Title:Cats in the Cradle

Album Information
Album:Then 2 Disc A

Track Classification
Genre:Rock 1980s
MusicBrainz Genre:Rock/Pop

20 sec. sample

Original Source:LyricWiki
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,
"I'm gonna be like you, Dad,
You know I'm gonna be like you."

And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon,
Little boy blue and the man on the moon.
"When you comin' home?"
"Son, I don't know when. We'll get together then.
You know we'll have a good time then."

Well, my son turned ten just the other day He said,
"Thanks for the ball, Dad. Come on, let's 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, I'm gonna be like him, yeah.
You know I'm gonna be like him."


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


I've long since retired, my son's moved away.
I called him up just the other day.
"I'd 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 job's a hassle and the kids have the flu,
But it's sure nice talkin' to you, Dad.
It's been sure nice talkin' 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 cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon,
Little boy blue and the man on the moon.
"When you comin' home?"
"Son, I don't know when. We'll get together then.
You know we'll have a good time then."

Track Information
Published Time:4:03
Measured Time:4:02
Traktor Peak dB: 0.093
Traktor Perceived dB: 2.579

Mix Information
Mixmeister BPM:153.0
Traktor BPM: 129.4 (100.0%)
Mixmeister Key:D#m

External Cross-Referencing
MusicBrainz PUID:126bed45-81a5-0e67-8f9e-fed0ab552dbf

MusicBrainz MusicDNS
Song Artist:Ugly Kid Joe
Song Title:Cats In The Cradle
First Release Year:1992

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