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"Like Father Like Son" is a song from the 2000 Disney musical Aida. It features and argument between Zoser and Radames, after he discovers his son's affair with Aida and learns that he doesn't share his father's ambitions.

An original demo was made in 1999 which was a solo performed by Lenny Kravitz, the musical version, with different lyrics, was performed by John Hickok as Zoser and Adam Pascal as Radames.

Lyrics

(Like father, like son)
(Like father, like son)

Don't come on so cocksure boy, you can't escape your genes
No point in feeling pure boy, your background intervenes
Listen good and listen straight, you're not the master of your fate
To this you must be reconciled, you'll always be your father's child
At times acclaimed, at times reviled
You'll wind up doing just what I've done
Like father, like son

Don't assume your vices get handed down the line
That a parent's blood suffices to condemn the child's design
I've done wrong, I can't deny, but at least I know that I
Shouldn't blame that on my stock, this may come as quite a shock
I'm no chip off any block, I wouldn't wish those words on anyone
Like father, like son

Son you're nervous, take my hand
All is settled,all is planned
You've got the world at your command
I don't think you understand

I appreciate too well
The squalor at which you excel
it isn't very hard to tell
Evil's a distinctive smell

He's lost all sense of reason, and why?
Some foreign slut
That is the road called treason,
Some doors are slamming shut
Just like me he's found that flesh can excite but will enmesh
Once we rid him of this blight.
Once this harlot's out of sight.
Then I think he'll see the light.
He won't walk back to daddy he will run.
Like father, like son...

Don't come on so cocksure boy
You can't escape your genes
No point in feeling purer boy
Your background intervenes

Listen good and listen straight
You're not the master of your fate
To this you must be reconciled
You'll always be your father's child

At times acclaimed, at times reviled
You wind up doing just what I've done
Like father, like son
Like father, like son

Don't assume your vices
Get handed down the line
That a parent's blood suffices
To condemn the child's design

I've done wrong, I can't deny
But at least I know that I
Shouldn't blame that on my stock
This may come as a quite a shock

I'm no chip off any block
I wouldn't wish those words on anyone
Like father, like son
Like father, like son

He's lost all sense of reason
And why some filthy slave
That is the road called treason
That winds up in the grave

Just like me, he's found out a flesh
Can excite but will it mesh
Watch me rid him of this blight
Once this harlot's out of sight

Then I think he will see the light
He won't walk back to daddy, he will run
Like father, like son

Like father, like son
Like father, like son

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

Other Appearances

  • The demo was featured in the album Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida.
  • The musical's version was featured in the musical's soundtrack.

Videos

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