Yusef / Cat Stevens releases stunning new video for 2020 version of 'Father & Son'

music news 14/09/2020

Yusuf / Cat Stevens has released a brand new music video to accompany the reimagining of his original 1970 song 'Father And Son'.

The release comes ahead of the upcoming new album Tea for the Tillerman², which is out on September 18.

The singer will release the same 11 songs from his hit 1970 album to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

Lyrics:

Father:
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

Son:
How can I try to explain, 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

Father:
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

Son:
Away, away, away, I know I have to make this decision alone – no

Son: 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

Backing:
I have to go and make this decision alone – no