We Grew up a Little Bit
We got married early And just a little bit late Baby came too early But some things just can't wait We were just beginning But it was very clear We grew up a little bit that year I caught on as a meter man You were caught at home When I started night school You ended up alone But you had another baby While I had my career And we grew up a little bit We grew up a little bit We grew up a little bit that year They put me in a office job A young man on the move We bought a house in Shaker Heights You supervised the move We were cashing checks, you were changing children While I played engineer And we were growing ever faster Every year I got bored of kilowatts You were tired of kids I started staying out at night And soon that's what you did At parties we'd go separately You'd wiggle and I'd leer And we were growing faster We were growing ever faster We were growing ever faster every year You learned to live in silence I learned to live in lies And we both igored the empty spaces Growing in our eyes Your breath became a gin and tonic Mine became a beer And we grew up a little more last year Today at work they passed me by And promoted John instead I came home to find you'd wrecked the car I guess I lost my head Well, I can't believe I hit you But the rage came on so strong Ah, where did we go wrong? As you sit there crying I wonder who you are The partner-stranger-friend and foe Who's come with me this far We stand here in the ashes And I guess it is quite clear We did not really grow too much Each year So you say we're going nowhere Well I know that's where we've been Still I can't help wondering Can we begin again? I feel so full of questions Curiosity and fear But could we grow a little bit Could we grow a little bit Can we grow a little bit this year?
Written by: HARRY F. CHAPIN
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