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These are dbarrera's notes on Father And Son by Cat Stevens.

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It's not time to make a change
Just relax, take it easy
You're still young, that's your fault
There's so much you have to know

Find a girl, settle down
If you want, you can marry
Look at me
I am old, but I'm happy

I was once like you are now
And I know that it's not easy
To be calm when you've found
Something going on
But take your time, think a lot
Why, think of everything you've got
For you will still be here tomorrow
But your dreams may not


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

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
Find a girl, settle down
If you want, you can marry
Look at me
I am old, but I'm happy


All the times that I've cried
Keeping all the things I knew inside
It's hard
But it's harder to ignore it
If they were right, I'd agree
But it's them they know, not me
Now there's a way, and I know
That I have to go away
I know I have to go
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[1] Esta canción es un diálogo de padre a hijo y refleja todos los miedos que afronto en este momento. ¿Sobre qué? Sobre mi carrera, mis decisiones, mi presente y mi futuro. Sé que tengo incertidumbre y temo cometer errores. Sé también que muchas veces actúo de forma premeditada. Pero, ¿cómo aprender sin equivocaciones? Quizá si las personas no se fijaran tanto en los fracasos, tendríamos menos aversión a cometerlos, y por el contrario, los aprovecharíamos para aprender. Necesito pensar y cambiar, porque quiero ser feliz cuando esté viejo... pero feliz a mi manera.

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