Like Father Like Son lyrics

Music by elton john
Lyrics by tim rice
Eltons solo version is unreleased

Like father, like son
Like father, like son
Like father, like son

Dont come on so cocksure boy, you cant escape your genes
No point in feeling purer boy, your background intervenes
Listen good and listen straight, youre not the master of your fate
To this you must be reconciled, youll always be your fathers child
At times acclaimed, at times reviled
Youll wind up doing just what Ive done
Like father, like son
Like father, like son

Dont assume your vices get handed down the line
That a parents blood suffices to condemn the childs design
Ive done wrong, I cant deny, but at least I know that i
Shouldnt blame that on my stock, this may come as quite a shock
But Im no chip off any block, I wouldnt wish those words on anyone
Like father, like son
Like father, like son

Son, youre nervous, take my hand
All is settled, all is planned
Youve got the world at your command
I dont think you understand

Just have the slave if you must, and be done with her
Dont ever speak of her like that again

I appreciate too well, the squalor at which you excel
It isnt very hard to tell, evils a distinctive smell

From this day on I choose my own way
If I choose to be with aida, then I will be
And no one, not you, not even the gods can stop me

Hes lost all sense of reason, and why? some foreign slut
Not only is that treason, some doors are slamming shut
Just like me, hes found that flesh can excite but will enmesh
Watch me rid him of this blight, once the harlots out of sight
Then I think he will see the light
He wont walk back to daddy, he will run
Like father, like son
Like father, like son
Like father, like son
Like father, like son

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