Quotes / When You Coming Home, Dad?

You're a man of 'igh position
Esteemed by your peers
And when your little tykes are cryin'
You 'aven't time to dry their tears
And see them grateful little faces
Smilin' up at you
Because their dad, 'e always knows
Just what to do
You've got to grind, grind, grind
At that grindstone
Though child'ood slips like sand through a sieve
And all too soon they've up grown
And then they've flown
And it's too late for you to give
Bert, "A Man Has Dreams", Mary Poppins

Thane: You're angry because I wasn't there when your mother died.
Kolyat: You weren't there when she was alive. Why should you be there when she died?!

And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man on the moon
When you coming home, dad? I don't know when
But we'll get together then
You know we'll have a good time then
Harry Chapin, "Cat's in the cradle"

"You just keep going out fighting all these causes. But I don't want a fighter, I want my mom."

Gul Dukat: I'd promised to take him to the amusement center in Lakarian City. He always wanted to go, but I never had the time. I told him, "This year will be different, Mekor. This year I will make the time."
Capt. Benjamin Sisko: I had the same experience with Jake. At that age, they never understand, do they? You just hope that, one day later, they'll look back and say, "Now I understand. Now I know why he did that."
Dukat: When my son looks back on this day, the only thing he'll remember is that a Federation officer, on a Federation ship invaded his home, and kept his father away from him on his eleventh birthday, and he won't look back with understanding. He'll look back with hatred, and that's sad.

"My son got mad 'cause I worked all the time/He grew up to be a jerk, just like me!"
Tim Hawkins, "Short Songs" an abbreviated version of "Cat's in the Cradle"