Gonna be a good time then...

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  1. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    My child arrived just the other day.
    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.
    He was talkin' 'fore I knew it,
    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 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, let's play.
    Could you teach me to throw?"
    I said, "Not today. I got a lot to do."
    He said, "That's okay." And he walked away,
    and he smiled and he said,
    "You know, 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?"
    "Son, I don't know when. 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,
    "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..."

    And 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. We'll get together then.
    You know we'll have a good time then."

    I've long since retired, my son's moved away.
    I called him up just the other day.
    "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 kids have the flu,
    But it's sure nice talkin' to you, Dad.
    It's been sure nice talkin' 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 comin' home?"
    "Son, I don't know when. We'll get together then.
    You know we'll have a good time then."
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    Thoughts?

    1. SimeyC profile image95
      SimeyCposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Would make a great song me thinks. I know a guy called Harry Chafing who could sing it for you....

  2. HollieT profile image86
    HollieTposted 5 years ago

    I'm not really sure what to think. lol

  3. Barbara Kay profile image93
    Barbara Kayposted 5 years ago

    I always liked that song. It is also true of life with Dad's that are too busy.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image91
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I should have included this at the start.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OqwKfgLaeA

 
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