SOL RE/FA# DO/MI LAm7 It's not time to make a change, just relax and take it easy SOL MIm You're still young that's your fault LAm RE there's so much you have to know SOL RE/FA# DO/MI LAm7 Find a girl, settle down, if you want, you can marry SOL MIm LAm DO SOL RE Look at me, I am old, but I'm happy SOL RE/FA# DO/MI LAm7 I was once like you are now, and I know that its not easy SOL MIm LAm DO SOL RE to be calm, when you've found something going on SOL RE/FA# DO/MI LAm7 But take your time, think a lot, why think of everything you've got SOL MIm RE SOL For you will still be here tomorrow, but your dreams may not SOL SIm DO LAm7 How can I try to explain? when I do he turns away again SOL MIm LAm DO SOL RE it's always been the same, same old story SOL SIm DO LAm7 From the moment I could talk I was ordered to listen SOL MIm RE SOL now there's a way and I know that I have to go away RE DO SOL I know I have to go SOL SIm DO LAm7 SOL MIm LAm DO SOL RE SOL SIm DO LAm7 SOL MIm RE SOL RE DO SOL SOL RE/FA# DO/MI LAm7 It's not time to make a change, just sit down and take it slowly SOL MIm LAm RE You're still young, that's your fault, there's so much you have to go through SOL RE DO LAm7 find a girl, settle down, if you want you can marry SOL MIm LAm DO SOL RE Look at me, I am old, but I'm happy SOL SIm DO LAm7 All the times that I've cried, keeping all the things I knew inside SOL MIm LAm RE It's hard, but it's harder to ignore it SOL SIm DO LAm7 If they were right, I'd agree, but it's them they know, not me SOL MIm RE SOL Now there's a way, and I know that I have to go away RE DO SOL I know I have to go
Father And Son è una delle canzoni più famose del cantautore inglese Cat Stevens (oggi Yusuf Islam), pubblicata nel 1970 col meraviglioso album Tea For The Tillerman. Il testo parla di un padre che non comprende il volere del figlio di abbandonare tutto ciò che egli ha in cerca di una nuova vita. Per questo gli spiega che le cose più belle sono quelle più semplici e non c'è bisogno di cercarle lontano. A detto dello stesso autore, è una canzone autobiografica e riflette il rapporto di Cat Stevens col padre. I cori della seconda parte della canzone sono cantati dal chitarrista di Stevens, Alun Davies.