Cat's In The Cradle

year

2012

artists

George

duration

3:46

credits

Chapin/Chapin

publisher

WB Music Corp. obo Story Songs Ltd.

arrangements

David Munro

producer

David Munro

released on

chronology

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My child arrived just the other day came into 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 talkin’ ‘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

Well the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little Boy Blue and the Man in the Moon
When you comin’ home Dad - I don’t know when
But we’ll get together then son
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
Tach me to throw I said Not today I got a lot to do he said That’s ok
Well he walked away but his smile never dimmed he said
I’m gonna be like him yeah, you know I’m gonna be like him

And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little Boy Blue and the Man in the Moon
When you comin’ home Dad - I don’t know when
But we’ll get together then son
You know we’ll have a good time then

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 can you sit for a while he shook his head and said with a smile
What I’d really like Dad is to borrow the car keys see you later can I have them pleasey

Well the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little Boy Blue and the Man in the Moon
When you comin’ home son - I don’t know when
But we’ll get together then Dad
You know we’ll have a good time then

Well I’ve long since retired my son’s moved away I called him up just the other day
I said I’d like to see you if you don’t mind he said I’d love to Dad if I can find the time
You see my new job’s a hassle and the kids have the flu but it’s sure nice talking to you Dad
It’s been sure nice talking to you

And as I hung up the phone it occurred to me he’d grown up just like me
My boy was just like me

Well the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little Boy Blue and the Man in the Moon
When you comin’ home son - I don’t know when
But we’ll get together then Dan
You know we’ll have a good time then