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Cat's in the Cradle

Harry Chapin

My child arrived just the other day,
Came to the world in the usual way,
but there were planes to catch, bills to pay.
He learned to walk while I was away.
He was talkin' 'fore I knew it, and as he could,
he said I'm gonna be like you dad; you know I'm gonna be like you

	And the cats in the cradle, and the silver spoon.
	Little boy blue, and the man on the moon.
	When you comin' home son, I don't know when,
	We'll get together then.  
	You know we'll have a good time then.

Well my son turned ten just the other day.
He said thanks for the ball, Dad come on lets play.
Could you teach me to throw, I said not today.
I got a lot to do.  You said, "that's o.k."
You walked away, and you smiled and you said you know
I'm gonna like him yeah, you know I'm gonna be like him.


Well he came from college just the other day.
So much like a man I just had to say.
I'm proud of you could you sit for a while?
He shook his head, and he said with a smile.
What I'd really like Dad is to borrow the car keys.
See you later.  Can I have them please?

I've long since retired, and my son's moved away.
I called him up just the other day.
I'd like to see you if you don't mind.
You said I'd love to Dad if I could find the time.
You see my new job's a hassle and kids have the flu,
but its sure nice talkin' to you Dad.  
Its been sure nice talkin' to you.
And as I hung up the phone it occured to me
He'd grown up just like me.
My boy was just like me

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