jueves, 21 de mayo de 2009

Gatos en la cuna


En el año 1974 ,el cantante y compositor de folk-rock Harry Chapin, saca a la luz una canción llamada "Cats in the cradle", incluída en el album Varities and Balderdash, inspirada en su relación con su propio hijo. La canción es un éxito, siendo número uno en la listas billboard, pero logra ser solo el único tema conocido del cantante.
Durante años la canción es interpretada en recitales por muchas bandas conocidas, como los mismisimos Guns 'n roses, Skid row, o Johnny Cash. Pero en 1992 los Ugly Kid Joe, banda de hard rock californania, deciden introducir su versión de este tema en su segundo album titulado "America's most wanted", logrando asi reconocimiento mundial en el ambiente del rock y del heavy metal.
Los dejo con las dos versiones, muy distintas entre ellas, una muy soft y acústica, la otra mucho más rockera.Toca a ustedes el decidir cuál les gusta más. Que las disfruten!

Cats in the cradle

Harry Chapin

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Ugly Kid Joe

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A 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 talking before I knew it
And as he grew
He said: I'm going to be like you, Dad
You know I'm going to 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 coming home, Dad?
I don't know when
We'll get together then
We're gonna have a good time then
My son turned ten just the other day
He said: Thanks for the ball, Dad
Come on, let's play
Can you teach me to throw?
I said: Not today, I've got a lot to do
He said: That's ok
And he walked away, but he smiled and he said:
You know I'm going to be like you, Dad
You know I'm going to 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 coming home, Dad?
I don't know when
We'll get together then
We're gonna have a good time then
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 said with a smile
What I'm feeling like, Dad
Is to borrow the car keys
See you later, can I have them, please?
And the cat's in the cradle
And the silver spoon
Little Boy Blue and the Man on the Moon
When you coming home, Dad?
I don't know when
We'll get together then
We're gonna have a good time then
I've long since retired
And my son's moved away
I called him up just the other day
I said: 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 talking you, Dad
It's been real nice talking to you
And as I hung up the phone
It occured 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 coming home, Dad?
I don't know when
We'll get together then
We're gonna have a good time then

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2 comentarios:

El Mar no Cesa dijo...

Ahhh, como me gustaban estos chicos... eran tan genuinos, no se, tan enérgicos... me quedo con la version mas fuerte, es buenisima. Puede que te guste el post que le dedico Sammy, mjuy bueno... lo puedes leer en:

http://sammyplaysdirty.blogspot.com/2009/04/xxx.html

Otro beso,
El Mar

Mayo dijo...

Me decanto mas, por la versión original en acústico.
La letra de la canción, invita claramente a la reflexión.
Muy buen tema.
Saludos.

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