Father and son: Cat Stevens
This song makes me think about my father and the kind of dialog we would have about me leaving home, being my own man and settling down. The song moves me. I am the bold and he the faint.
Each time I listen, this is akin to what I picture
It’s not time to make a change. Just relax, take it easy. You’re still young, that’s your fault, there’s so much you have to know.
Find a girl, settle down. If you want you can marry. Look at me, I am old, but I’m happy
I was once like you are now, and I know that it’s not easy to be calm when you’ve found something going on, but take your time, think a lot.
Why think of everything you’ve got for you will still be here tomorrow, but your dreams may not.
How can I try to explain, cause when I do he turns away again. It’s always been the same, same old story.
From the moment I could talk I was ordered to listen. Now there’s a way and I know that I have to go away. I know I have to go.
It’s not time to make a change. Just sit down, take it slowly. You’re still young, that’s your fault.
All the times that I cried, keeping all the things I knew inside. It’s hard, but it’s harder to ignore it.
If they were right, I’d agree, but it’s them they know not me. Now there’s a way and I know that I have to go away. I know I have to go.