Father and Son

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The last photograph I shot of my father before he passed on November 18th 2009. Miss you Dad!

The song "Father and Son" by Cat Stevens really brings my father closer when I hear it. Even though I'm not visually in this photograph, I'm most certainly behind the camera, and made from what's in front of it.

Cat Stevens - Father and Son

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 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.
(Father-- Stay Stay Stay, Why must you go and
make this decision alone?)

9 responses

  • Jeff Ebner

    Jeff Ebner (Deleted) gave props (3 Mar 2010):

    This is wonderful! Great job!

  • Pepper Beaumont

    Pepper Beaumont   said (5 Mar 2010):

    Great portrait!

  • Kait McKinney

    Kait McKinney (Deleted) said (12 Mar 2010):

    Great song accompanied by this great photo.

  • charles (buddy) foreman

    charles (buddy) foreman said (6 Jun 2010):

    Great picture bro i miss him to!

  • Epin Hervin

    Epin Hervin gave props (5 Feb 2011):

    perfect ost

  • Nick Blair

    Nick Blair said (22 Mar 2011):

    awesome. glad you got this one published. Cheers Chad!

  • Victor Liou

    Victor Liou gave props (25 Aug 2011):

    wonderful

  • Drew Burke

    Drew Burke gave props (4 Oct 2011):

    What a great man! What a great photo!

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira   gave props (24 Feb 2012):

    Great work!

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