Ugly Kid Joe

Ugly Kid Joe - Cats in The Cradle

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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 youdad

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 'n the moon.

'when you comin' home? '

'sonI don't know when. we'll get together then.

You know we'll have a good time then.'

Wellmy son turned ten just the other day.

He said'thanks for the balldad. come onlet'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 knowI'm gonna be like himyeah.

You know I'm gonna be like him.'


Wellhe 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 likedadis to borrow the car keys.

See you later. can I have them please ? '


I've long since retiredmy son's moved away.

I called him up just the other day.

'i'd like to see youif you don't mind.'

He said'i'd love todadif 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 youdad.

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.


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