HARRY CHAPIN lyrics - Greatest Stories Live

Cat's In The Cradle

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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 before I knew and as he grew he said, I'm gonna be like you, dad. You know I'm gonna be like you. And the cat's in the cradle And the silver spoon Little boy blue And the man in the moon. When you coming home, dad? I don't know when, But we'll get together then son 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 let's play. Can you teach me to throw? I said, not today I got a lot to do. He said, that's ok. And then he walked away but his smile never dimmed And 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 coming home, dad? I don't know when son But we'll get together then. 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 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 And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon, Little boy blue and the man in the moon. When you coming 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 could find the time. You see my new job's a hassle, and the kid's got 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. And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon, Little boy blue and the man in the moon. When you coming home, son I don't know when, But we'll get together then, dad. You know we'll have a good time then. When you comin home son, I don't know when But will get together then, dad Were gonna have a good time then.

Line 'Em Up

JAMES TAYLOR "Hourglass"
I remember Richard Nixon back in '74 and the final scene at the White House door and the staff lined up to say good-bye, tiny tear in his shifty little eye, he said, 'nobody knows me, nobody understands. These little people were good to me, oh I'm gonna shake some hands.' Somebody line 'em up, line 'em all up, line 'em up, line 'em all up. Somebody line 'em up, line 'em all up, line 'em up, line 'em all up. At that time my heart was all broke, I looked like ashes and smelled like smoke and I turned away from my loving kind, try to leave my body and live in my mind but it's much too much emotion to hold it in your hand. They've got waves out on the ocean, they're gonna wear away the land, Somebody line 'em up, line 'em all up, line 'em up, line 'em all up. Want you to line 'em up, line 'em all up, line 'em up, line 'em all up. Oh, I've seen corn in Kansas and I've seen picket fences and certain cowboy dances. I've gone lining up for shows, I've been safely placed in rows, sure I know how it goes. Another day goes by, little time machine, I'm raking my brain over what it might mean just to claim the time and to turn away, to make today today. Who waits for you, lonely tired old toad? It's your life laid out before you like the broken white line down the center of the road. Line 'em up line 'em all up, line 'em up, line 'em all up. Line 'em up, line 'em all up, line 'em up, line 'em all up. Yeah, big moon landing, people are standing up, smiles for the loved ones, they go walking on down the aisles. Each re-engages stepping into the sun, I watch them turn like pages one by one by one, Want you to line 'em up, line 'em all up, line 'em up, line 'em all up. Line 'em up, line 'em all up, line 'em up, line 'em all up. [Indecipherable French grunting]

Gone

KATIE ARMIGER "Believe"
I'm not gonna give up this time I'm gonna keep on, Even when I'm not strong My future's shining right in front of me And I'm looking, I'm gonna find my dream I'm not leaving behind my old life, I just know who I am, And I'm gonna shine So just try and stop me this time You can't hold me back Oh, I'm as good as gone this time. My star is racing in front of me I gotta catch it Before it loses me And now I've got my old guitar And I'm singing My rear-view mirror breaks my heart. The hardest part about leaving Is knowing that it's a one-way trip And I'm going So just try to stop me this time You can't hold me back Oh, I'm as good as gone this time. And I'm done with hoping Cause dreams are only What you make of them So just try and stop me this time You can't hold me back Oh, I'm as good as gone this time. My future's shining right in front of me And I'm looking, I'm gonna find my dream.

I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)

JAMIE XX "In Colour"
(Turn me up) Good times, good times There's gonna be good times, good times I know there's gonna be... Good times, turn up a little more (slimeball) (Got Actavis in this bitch with me) (Hey he runnin' up all the money) [Hook:] I know there's good times, there's gonna be good times There's gonna be good times, there's gonna be good... Good times, there's gon' be some good times Remember we used to pull up and let 'em fight? That's that hood time Remember when I used to grab on that ass when nobody would time? Yeah if that bitch walk up trippin' she get that mush time I don't waste time, I don't waste time I don't have patience, baby She gon' get on top of this dick And she gon' squish it like squish, then go fast, she Speed Racer We gon' ball, Walter Payton She my boss like I'm Prince's son Come here bae, I'm molesting I let her write me my suggestions Pop quiz, it's a pop quiz All my money comin' clean, you can't pop this She got that pussy locked up like locksmith Watch her come to my lights like a reindeer Me and Poppy on the same pills My diamonds could never stand still Where you goin'? Can you come here? I'll always take you back for your sex appeal Every time I see your face, bae it's a... [Hook x2:] I know there's good times, there's gonna be good times There's gonna be good times, there's gonna be good... Bang bang, I do this shit forreal, you did what I'm sayin'? I say what I dig, you know, bro? And therefore... I'ma ride in that pussy like a stroller I'll survive in a mothafuckin' gutter That's my mothafuckin' woadie, like the Noila And I'm comin' red like Coke-Cola I'ma have a very good time I swear to God I can't never sound like lil shorty She say she likes all of her nigga's rhymes Where is my phone? That pussy callin' I want you to pass it to Thugger Thugger Even in the summer time me and lil shawty cuddle I swear to God I'mma tell you, you don't got to struggle Baby girl sit it down, you not known like an usher I told lil' mama I don't bite but my teeth do I wanna control you like voodoo I'm steady screaming free Unfunk and DuLu Every time I have a good time Duke do too Every time I see you, aye, you see me [Hook x2:] I know there's good times, there's gonna be good times There's gonna be good times, there's gonna be good...

South Dakota

JAMES MCMURTRY "Complicated Game"
It was the 23rd of May and I heard the sergeant say, "Fuck it, round up the usual suspects and call it a day We've got no time to mess around And I'm not dying in this shit hole town for a soldier's pay" it was too good to be true, but my discharge came through And I was on the first bird out that I could find Rode that C-17 into Stuttgart Fall roundup on my mind When my brothers picked me up We got way deep in our cups We must've tore old Rapid city down My big brother Jack said "Boy it's good to see you back What you gonna do now,what you gonna do now?" [Chorus:] Because there ain't much between the Pole and South Dakota And barbed wire won't stop the wind You won't get nothing here but broke and older If I was you I might re-up again Well, we had good rain this year Dad fed in some charolais steers got them way cheap out of Texas Because of the drouth We put them out on oats They hadn't yet grown their winter coats away down south It was barely even fall But that blizzard got them all Left them sprawled across the pasture Stiff as boards You take a sharp knife in your hand Skin them out while you still can And curse the lord Curse the lord [Chorus] These old hides are not worth much So we'll pitch them off the truck Pile them up by the horse trough in the lot Because they sell by the pound They weigh like lead if you wet them down And they're all we got With a gas lease or two we might've just made due But there's nothing under this ground worth a dime Now the sheriff's on his way and it's damn sure not our day It's just our time [Chorus]

What's Good For Me

LUCY WOODWARD "While You Can"
i ain't no queen of hearts, i go through stages i fall in love then complicate it yeah, you know the feeling w/out much hope just blind ambition pretending that theres nothing missing i always kept believing that... more, i thought if i had more i wouldn't get so bored but everything just left me empty love walkin in and out of my door wasn't good enough no more well i dont trust myself life really sucks and... [chorus] first time i did it but i didnt do it last time, thats when i really blew it this time im gonna do it different cuz i know, i know, i know... if i put everything i have into it eventually im gonna get whats good for me im just tryin to be creative but everyones so oppinionated wanna tell me what im feeling cuz one man's junks another's treasure when its done its hard to measure or keep on believing that... more, if only i had more, i wouldnt get so bored but i know its gonna leave me empty life, walkin in and out of my door wasnt good enough no more well i dont trust myself im gonna get stuck and... [chorus] first time i thought it but i didnt do it last time, thats when i really blew it this time im gonna do it different cuz i know, i know, i know... if i put everything i have into it eventually im gonna get whats good for me cuz i dont want to live my life wondering if only i woulda, i shoulda, i coulda... but i didnt cuz i only blame myself again... first time i thought it but i didnt do it last time, thats when i really blew it so this time, this time, this time... if i put everything i have into it eventually im gonna get whats good for me [chorus] first time i thought it but i didnt do it last time, thats when i really blew it this time im gonna do it different cuz i know, i know, i know... if i put everything i have into it eventually im gonna get whats good for me [chorus fade til end]

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