I’m gonna be like you, Dad (Cats In The Cradle)

24 September 2009

Ngak sengaja ayah Nara lihat-lihat e-mail di milist Bayi kita, judulnya mirip seperti diatas. Awalnya tertarik karena subject e-mailnya mirip dengan salah satu lagu favorite waktu SMP dulu. Cats in the Craddle- yang dibawakan oleh Harry  Chapin dan di populerkan kembali oleh Ugly Kid Joe.

Setelah baca e-mail di milist tentang lagu ini, baru “ngeh” kalo lyric dari lagu ini menceritakan tentang seorang Ayah yang sibuk dan “melupakan” anaknya, sampai akhirnya dia tersadar anaknya dewasa dan menjadi seperti dia (sibuk) dan melupakan Ayah (seperti dia dilupakan).

Kira-kira begini isi liriknya :

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.”

Well, my son turned ten just the other day.

He said, “Thanks for the ball, Dad. Come on, let’s 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.”

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 ?”

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.

And the cat’s 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.”

Mungkin ketidak sengajaan membaca e-mail ini, adalah sebuah reminder supaya Ayah Nara jangan pulang malam terus-menerus, dan agar menyempatkan lebih banyak waktu bersama Nara, sesibuk apapun agar menyempatkan diri bermain bersama Nara.

Alhamdulillah setahun terakhir ini Ayah Nara tidak sering pulang malam seperti awal-awal kerja.  Dan sekarang ayah sudah bisa bekerja dengan mengerjakan di rumah, jadi waktu bersama Nara bisa lebih banyak. Mudah-mudahan hal ini bisa terus di lanjutkan.

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.”

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