Yes, we could have added more than three songs, but we just had to stop. There was something in our eye. (Tears. So many tears.) But let these tearful tunes serve as a lesson rather than becoming your reality.
Cat’s In The Cradle
It doesn’t get much sadder than Harry Chapin’s classic about a busy dad missing all the important moments of his son’s life. When he finally has time to spend time with his son, it’s just too late.
One-To-Grow-On Lyric: “He learned to walk while I was away, and he was talkin' 'fore I knew it, and as he grew he'd say: ‘I'm gonna be like you, Dad. You know I'm gonna be like you.’"
Waterworks Lyric: “My boy was just like me.”
Bottom Line: Spend time with your kids because they grow up fast.
The Living Years
Mike & The Mechanics yanked every possible heartstring when they sang about the communication gap between parents and children.
One-To-Grow-On Lyric: “It’s too late, when we die, to admit we don’t see eye-to-eye.”
Waterworks Lyric: “I wasn’t there that morning, when my father passed away. I didn’t get to tell him, all the things I had to say.”
Bottom Line: Discuss unresolved issues with your loved ones or regret it forever.
Since this Fleetwood Mac song sung by Stevie Nicks could be interpreted in a bunch of different ways here's some common ground on which we can all agree: It can turn anyone into whimpering mess. Especially when it comes on while you’re ordering at Subway. “I’ll take a five dollar footlo…*sniffle* why must sadness exist??? Of course I want the combo!”
One-To-Grow-On Lyric: “I've been afraid of changing, 'cause I've built my life around you.”
Waterworks Lyric: “Time makes you bolder, children get older, and I'm getting older too.”
Bottom Line: Don’t listen to too many sad songs while you’re at work or else you’ll get stares from co-workers wondering if you’re okay. Yes, co-workers, I’m fine… *lonely teardrop*