Where Do the Children Play?
|"Where Do the Children Play?"|
|Song by Cat Stevens now known as Yusuf Islam from the album Tea for the Tillerman|
|Released||November 23, 1970|
A&M Records (USA)
|Writer||Cat Stevens Now known as Yusuf Islam|
|Tea for the Tillerman track listing|
The song reflects awareness of the turmoil of the late 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.
The song was used for the soundtrack of the 1971 movie, Harold and Maude. The film features the song during a scene where lead character Harold is driving past a military graveyard, panning out to show a vast number of little tiny white graves, thus underscoring the point of the song.
Mexican rock band Maná released a Spanish album with a similar name, possibly influenced by the Cat Stevens song, entitled ¿Dónde Jugarán los Niños? (Where will the children play?). Another Mexican band, Molotov, released an album called ¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas? (Where will the girls play?), parodying the previous album by Maná.
- "Albums". YUSUF Islam. Retrieved 2012-01-08.
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