Harry Chapin


Cat's in the Cradle

A child arrived just the other day
He came to the world in the usual way
But there were planes to catch and bills to pay
He learned to walk while I was away
And he was talking 'fore I knew it and as he grew
He'd say, "I'm gonna be like you, Dad
You know I'm gonna be like you"

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{Refrain with Dad}
And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
The little boy blue and the man in the moon
When you coming home, Dad