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Cat's In The Cradle

In the style of

Ugly Kid Joe

Lyrics

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 on the moon

when ya 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 ya teach me
to throw

i said not today
i got a lot to do
he said that's ok
and he

he walked away
and he smiled
and he said you know
i'm gonna be like him
yeah
ya know
i'm gonna be like him

and the cat's
in the cradle
and the silver spoon
little boy blue and
the man on the moon

when ya 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
he's so much like a man
i just had to say
son i'm proud of you
could you sit
for awhile

he shook his head and
he said with a smile
what i'm feelin'
like dad
is to borrow
the car keys
see ya later
can i have them please

and the cat's
in the cradle
and the silver spoon
little boy blue and
the man on the moon

when ya comin' home
son i don't know when
we'll get together
then
you know we'll have
a good time then
yeah ooh

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
yeah yeah

and the cat's
in the cradle
and the silver spoon
little boy blue and
the man on the moon

when ya comin' home
son i don't know when
we'll get together
then
you know we'll have
a good time then

and the cat's
in the cradle
and the silver spoon
little boy blue and
the man on the moon

when ya comin' home
son i don't know when
we'll get together
then
you know we'll have
a good time then

Details

  • Duration : 4:00
  • Key : Eb
  • Genre : Rock
  • Year released : 1993
  • Language : English

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