The Deconstruction Of Popular Music: “Cats In The Cradle”, by Harry Chapin

‘Cats In the Cradle’, from the album Verities and Baldersah, is one of those songs with a catchy melody and familiar words that hooks the listener and encourages them to sing along by drawing on images from childhood.  The lyrics, however, are sombre and problematic.  It is a first-person narrative where an absentee father seems to […]