Poor Damned Fool

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Harry Chapin

Harry Forster Chapin (December 7, 1942 – July 16, 1981) was an American singer-songwriter best known for his folk rock songs including "Taxi", "W*O*L*D", and the No. 1 hit "Cat's in the Cradle". Chapin was also a dedicated humanitarian who fought to end world hunger; he was a key player in the cr… more »

You're a livin' walkin' dream 
You're the best I've ever seen, 
Oh God I wanted you. 
I've often dreamed what I would do, 

If I could give myself to you, 
Oh God I wanted to. 
But up 'til now you've not been free to be 
Foolin' around with the likes of me. 

But it's changed now, though it's strange how, 
He's the one that arranged it now. 
But he's a poor damned fool 
'Cause he went and let you go now. 

Just a poor damned fool. 
He never will know now. 
Maybe someday he'll be sad.
I say that that's too bad, 

He never knew how much he had. 
I'm glad I got you now. 
Yes I've had my ups and downs 
As I've been ramblin' around 

And I'll be candid. 
I could not believe my eyes 
When I finally realized 
Just what that man did. 

Yes I've heard 'bout finders keepers 
And how losers are the weepers, it's OK, 
I know it's my lucky day 
Still I just got to say...

That he's a poor damned fool 
'Cause he went and let you go now. 
Just a poor damned fool. 
He never will know now. 

Maybe someday he'll be sad. 
I say that that's too bad, 
He never knew how much he had. 
I'm glad I got you now. 

Oh how I'd love to hear you say 
You're glad that it worked out this way 
And you'll forget about yesterday 
'Cause you feel so good. 

It's worked out real good. 
You make me feel so good. 
I've been tryin' to find a way to cope 
With grasping straws And fallen hopes. 

But he's made a way 
And now his misfortune is my gain. 
Though for now it gives you pain 
It'll fade away 

And you'll find that as the years roll by 
The memories of the time you cried 
Will be laid away 
Yes, they'll fade away

And you'll forget that poor damned fool 
'Cause he went and let you go now. 
Just a poor damned fool. 
He never will know now. 

Maybe someday he'll be sad. 
I say that that's too bad 
He never knew how much he had. 
I'm glad I got you now.

He was a poor damn fool.

Written by: HARRY F. CHAPIN

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