We Grew up a Little Bit

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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 »

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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