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Cats in the Cradle - Ugly Kid Joe

Cats in the Cradle

America's Least Wanted
rock 90s hard rock cover Ballad


"Cat's in the Cradle" is a 1974 folk rock song by Harry Chapin from the album Verities & Balderdash. The single topped the Billboard Hot 100 in December 1974. The song later became a hit for the hard rock group Ugly Kid Joe. The Ugly Kid Joe cover of the song peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #7 on the UK singles chart, but is still often mistaken for a Guns N' Roses or a Skid Row cover of the song. Neither band has ever recorded this song and it has often been mislabeled as such on Gnutella and other Peer-to-peer networks.


Ugly Kid Joe is a rock band which formed in Isla Vista, California, United States in 1989. The band's name is a parody of the band Pretty Boy Floyd. The band made a name for themselves in the early 1990s with their mix of satire and hard rock/metal sound. The band achieved two worldwide top ten hits with 1992's "Everything About You" and a 1993 cover of Harry Chapin's "Cat's in the Cradle". The band released three albums, "America's Least Wanted" (1992), "Menace to Sobriety" (1995) and "Motel California" (1996) before disbanding in 1997. Show more ...

Cats in the Cradle - Ugly Kid Joe

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.

Chorus
And the cats in the cradle and the silver spoon,
Little boy blue and the man n 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, lets 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.

Chorus

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?

Repeat Chorus

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.

Repeat Chorus x2




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