"Father and Son" is a song released in the year 1970 by the famous singer and songwriter Cat Stevens.
The song was released on his album Tea for the Tillerman released in the same year.
The song was produced by the duo Paul Samwell-Smith and written by Cat Stevens himself. It is a beautiful 3 minutes and 41 seconds Folk rock song that will fill your hearts with emotion. The song itself is very sand, portraying a father who cannot understand his son’s desire to break away from him in order to start a new life. The son cannot express why he wants to break away, but he knows that it is his destiny to start his own life.
His son’s inability to explain can be seen in the following verses:
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
In addition, his father’s sadness:
It's not time to make a change
Just sit down, take it slowly
You're still young, that's your fault
There's so much you have to go through
When asked if the song is about himself, Cat Stevens stated the following:
"I've never really understood my father, but he always let me do whatever I wanted—he let me go. 'Father And Son' is for those people who can't break loose."
The song was also recorded by other artists, making the song almost eternal.
Now, let us grab the Father and Son free piano sheet music and start practicing. Enjoy!