David Cassidy takes a dark turn on this song, singing about growing up without a father and growing up to be a wild child. The story is fiction: His father was Jack Cassidy, and actor who helped David establish a career in entertainment.
Cassidy wrote this song with Gerry Beckley from the band America.
Released as a single, this song petered out at #105 in America, prompting his label, RCA, to hold back the album. Gettin' It In The Street the album was issued in Germany and Japan in 1976, but it didn't show up in America until 1979 put out the copies that were already pressed. Cassidy's next album, Romance, was issued in 1985 only in Europe and Japan. It wasn't until 1990 that he had another album in America: David Cassidy. It got him back on the charts with the single "Lyin' To Myself," which made #27.
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