Cat Stevens Lyrics


Steve Georgiou
BORN: July 21, 1947, London, England

My father was a Greek Cypriot and my mother was Swedish,
but for some reason they decided to send me to a Roman
Catholic school. I suppose that was the first anomaly of my
life. Born Steven Demetre Georgiou, I was brought up Greek
Orthodox, so didn't take part in the religious rituals at
school; you could say it meant I started out life as an
observer.

My family weren't at all strict, but they did want me to
have a good moral grounding - hence their reasons for
sending me to a Catholic school. I learned about good and
bad, and More...




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Legendary Song but Lyrics have "changed?" | Reviewer: Mike
    ------ About the song Sitting performed by Cat Stevens

This song had such a powerful influence on me as a teenager.... It validated the idea that we Hippies were on a journey to find ourselves and also the higher spiritual truth... a truth much higher than the institutional religions could offer...and armed with that truth we would revolutionise the entire planet..all to live at last in peace and harmony. Wow..... Yeah...and stick it to the man...

Some of us went full on "sex drugs, rock n roll" and others went full on spiritual.. "Peace Man"

Cat Stevens went full spiritual journey....way beyond the reaches of any religion..yet he was non judgemental towards all belief systems it seemed .it was just fantastic....

But now it appears, the Lyrics have been changed....

'Only for the God I see' is changed all over the internet to 'Only for the Light I see',

and
"Lowered, Lord, in my grave" to ""Lowered, Low, in my grave"

Seems like a politically correct attempt to cleanse out any reference to Christianity in his Lyrics.

Wow what a crazy world we live in now...who is doing this and why?

A joyous song! | Reviewer: Mary Derschan
    ------ About the song God is the Light performed by Cat Stevens

Fantistic song for teaching is Religious Education. I have used it with second grade First Communion Class for years. We sang and danced to the song. We have also had a dancing parade. The song really brings us the joyous mood for a class. God is the Light!
Thanks, Mary Derschan

Its definitely "The Good Book" | Reviewer: Mike
    ------ About the song On The Road To Find Out performed by Cat Stevens

It has always sounded very clearly like "THE good book" for the last 35 years, and it still does. So who is changing the lyrics all over the internet and why?
It seems an attempt to deChristianise the song....maybe by Cat himself. Maybe he never intended an overtly "Christian" message, but a more general spiritual message? Maybe after converting to IsLam, he wanted to erase any possible Christian message from his songs: its also happened to another song "Sitting" where 'Only for the God I see' is changed all over the internet to 'Only for the light I see',
My guess is that when he spent a year in hospital and close to death with TB, he was thrust onto the spiritual path, as many of us were, through illness and tragedy.

In those days the world was not so anti-Christian as it is now, and I remember thinking at the time the Cat seemed to saying we should be open to all religious wisdom, including (even) Christianity.
We should remember those times, when the Hippies and the song writters emphasised "LOVE, PEACE AND HAPPINESS" People were anti-institution; anti 'the man', but were pro Buddha Ghandi, Martin Luther King, Jesus etc
I'd love to know what people think about this change to lyrics and why.

Tears every time | Reviewer: Marc their dad
    ------ About the song Father And Son performed by Cat Stevens

I have tears every time I hear this song. It is so realistic or a parent and child relationship.

Yesterday a dad committed suicide because of depression. Last week a son almost died in a car accident because of bad decisions.

Sad. I just the words to my son in hopes he reads it and understands where I come from when i speak to him. I don't expect him to not feel what he is feeling. I only hope he understands what we feel. Love those SOB of our kids don't we.

Yusef Cat Stevens performed this song last night... | Reviewer: peter parisius
    ------ About the song Father And Son performed by Cat Stevens

... in "Festival di Sanremo", an Italian song contest, where he was the star guest. He is still a wonderful singer, his voice still gives us all shivers. After two other songs in which he was accompanied by the orchestra, he remained alone on the prestigious Sanremo stage and begun to stroke the strings of his acoustic guitar. People reckoned the song immediately, and since the verse "It's not time to make a change" it was an unique emotion for the audience, an emotion which culminated in a standing ovation after that he sung the last words of the lyrics, "I know that I have to go away... I know I have to go".
Thank you Cat Stevens for having come to Italy.

My son | Reviewer: paul
    ------ About the song Father And Son performed by Cat Stevens

Back in Dec I a little trouble with my son not knowing what he wanted in his life. I had a talk with him and let him listen to the song father and son. He listened to it three or four times. He looked up at me with tears in his eyes and said I guess I do have it all. I told him that he has more than alot of people his age (27).He has really changed and I'm so happy and proud to be his father. He is such a great father to my grandson and his wife also said he like he was when they first met. Thanks Cat for this great song. A happy father.

beautiful hymn/song | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song Morning Has Broken performed by Cat Stevens

My oldest son had it in his wedding 14 years ago, now my youngest son is getting married and he and his fiance have chosen it for their wedding. I have also heard it sung in many funerals, I think because it brings peace and hop to the bereaved.

Prayer of Saint Franci | Reviewer: Mary
    ------ About the song Oh Very Young performed by Cat Stevens

Lyric and melody caught me off guard the other day, when I was caught up in the superficialities of life that try to control us every day. Only to remember to: "Be an instrument of peace, where there is hatred, let me sow love, where there is injury, pardon's peace, where there is doubt, faith's holy dove.
Let us all be the example of love and compassion and be willing to walk the path of example of true authenticity and shine our light. "We are really all ONE"

Great song for my kids to undersatnd me | Reviewer: Paul W
    ------ About the song Cats in the Cradle performed by Cat Stevens

I've been humming this song in all its various forms through my head for a long while. Never been a cat steven's follower and never picked his songs on the old juke box. But when i was told that i was mumbling some old crap i just typed the words in to the old internet and up came the lyrics, printed them out and shoved it in their faces.Satisfaction and after a while some appreciation.

ON THE ROAD TO FIND OUT LYRICS - CAT STEVENS | Reviewer: Ray
    ------ About the song On The Road To Find Out performed by Cat Stevens

thanQ Linda.... pick up A good book now is the meaning that I get. He is talking about this Shift/Event that we are currently waiting for :)

"Then I found my head one day when I wasn't even trying
And here I have to say, 'cause there is no use in lying, lying"

he knows that we have been lied to about religion for 1000's of years...... :)


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