By: Mike & the Mechanics
Album: Living Years
This song is about generational differences between a son and his father. The song was written from the perspective of a son who was in a conflicting relationship with his father. After his father passes, the son learns about many things they had in common, even though they are from different generations.
Every generation blames the one before,
And all of our frustrations come beating on your door,
I know that I'm a prisoner to all my father held so dear,
I know that I'm a hostage to all his hopes and fears,
I just wish I could have told him in the living years.
Keywords: Mike Mechanics Years, Living Years, Ageism