Cats In The Cradle see you later, can I have them please?"
(Harry Chapin, Ugly Kid Joe)
(starts on 'E')
I've long since retired, my son moved away I
A child arrived just the other day He came into called him up just the other day, said, "I'd
the world in the usual way There were planes to like to see you, if you don't mind." He said,
catch and there were bills to pay He learned "I'd love to, Dad, if I could find the time. You
to walk while I was away He was talking 'fore I see, my new job's hassle and the kids got the
knew it and when he could, he said, "I'm gonna flu, but it's sure nice talking to you, Dad, it
be like you, Dad. You know I'm gonna be like you." was sure nice talking to you."
[chorus]: And as I hung up the phone is occurred to me,
And the cats in the cradle and the He'd grown up just like me My boy was just like
silver spoon Little boy blue and the me.
man in the moon, sayin' When you
comin' home son, I don't know when, [chorus]
but We'll get together then, yeah, You
know we'll have a good time then
My son turned ten just the other day He said,
"Thanks for the ball dad, come on, let's play.
Could you teach me to throw?" I said "Not today.
I got a lot to do," he said "That's OK." He
walked away with a smile on his face, he said
"I'm gonna be 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: "Son, 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.