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Cat Stevens

Where Do The Children Play?

  • Rock
  • Folk
  • Pop
  • Space
  • Acoustic
song from
  • 1970
  • 1976
  • 1967
  • 1966
  • 2004

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Where Do the Children Play? is a song by British folk-rock musician Cat Stevens, now known as Yusuf Islam. It was the opening track of the album Tea for the Tillerman, released in 1970. The song reflects awareness of the turmoil of the 1960s and the issues involved; war, urban sprawl, poverty, ecological disaster, and the future of humankind. The same themes and concerns are repeated later in many of his songs. Indeed the lyrics are those of a man watching innovation from an accepable point of view but however is asking himself if we are not forgetting essentials as repeated in the chorus: We’re changing day to day,but tell me, where do the children play? The song was used for the soundtrack of the 1971 movie, Harold and Maude. The film, directed by Hal Ashby and written by Colin... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ But tell me, where do the children play ... We're changing day to day ... I know we've come a long way

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