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Ever hear an unbeat song with very depressing lyrics?

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics, Harry Chapin

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Harry Chapin's, "Cat's in the Cradle"
The Lyrics:
Well, I've long since retired, my son's moved away, I called him up just the other day.
I said, "I'd like to see you, if you don't mind".
He said, "I'd love to dad, if I can find the time.
You see my new job's a hassle and the kids have the flu,
but it was sure nice talking to you dad, it's sure nice talking to you".
And as I hung up the phone, it occurred to me,
he's grown up just like me,
my boy was just like me.
The entire song is about a father and son who can't find time to slow down. The father had to run around in the first two verses, then the son became busier than him!
Submitted by: Paul Warren
Harry Chapin's, "Dreams Go By"
The Lyrics:
You say you should have been a ballerina babe
There are songs I should have sung
But I guess are dreams have come and gone
You've got to dream when you are young
And so you and I
We've watched our years go by
We've watched our sweet dreams fly far away
This song has an upbeat tempo and a pleasant clarinet part, but the song is about missed opportunities, compromising on ambitions, and regret.
Submitted by: Raphael

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