Singer and His 8-Year-old Son Sing ‘Old Man’

Singer and His 8-Year-old Son Sing ‘Old Man’

Fathers, whether good or bad, have a major impact on their children. Usually, the first man children encounter is their father. So, it would only make sense children would emulate their father and his behavior and lifestyle. One singer and his son recently sang a song about the similarities between a father and son.

Australian singer Chris Cavill and his 8-year-old son Jesse Cavill performed Neil Young’s classic song, “Old Man.” To put it simply, father and son sound great together!

Both dad and son play the memorable folk song, strumming together on guitars. Also, Chris and Jesse sing the lyrics about a son telling his father about their perceived similarities. 

“Old man, take a look at my life, I’m a lot like you
I need someone to love me the whole day through
Ah, one look in my eyes and you can tell that that’s true”

The father and son duo have racked up hundreds of positive comments on the video, people telling them how much they enjoyed their performance.

“What a wonderful, wonderful thing it is when parents and children can meet in the world of music! Dad will inevitably pass away (I’m a dad too) but the bond and intimate memories will never fade away,” one person wrote on YouTube.

“The world is falling in love with you both right now, One of the most beautiful, well executed straight from soul covers I have ever heard. Just amazing,” someone else commented. 

Much like the lyrics, the video of father and son depicts similarities between the two. Both are obviously into music and have a ton of musical talent. 

Additionally, Chris and Jesse have similar-sounding singing voices. Also, as seen in the video, father and son are even dressed alike. Both choose to go without shoes and socks in the video, performing barefoot instead.

Fathers are important people in the world. They are a massive influence on their children. Children are constantly watching, always looking at how their parents act and react to situations. 

Another song Neil Young was involved in had a similar message about the importance of parents to their children - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young’s “Teach Your Children Well.”

Proverbs 23:24 “The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begets a wise child shall have joy of him.”

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