Vacancy

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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 »

Mrs. Smith and Mr. Jones have come to pass the night 
They pulled off of the highway when they saw my light 
It's a vacancy I offer them, what they offer me
Is fullness for a lifetime that's bare as can be

There's a vacancy, won't you come to me
And fill my empty spaces 
I'm a motel man in a promised land
That's filled with empty faces
So won't you bring your sorrows bring your dreams, 
It's a place for you to be
There's no more tomorrow or that's how it seems 
Won't you come to me? I've got a vacancy 

 Another name, another key, another pass to glory  Another night, another sight, another bedtime story  Another stage, another chance, for gentleness or violence  Another birth, another dance, another death in silence 

There's a vacancy, won't you come to me
And fill my empty spaces 
I'm a motel man in a promised land
That's filled with empty faces
So won't you bring your sorrows bring your dreams, 
It's a place for you to be
There's no more tomorrow or that's how it seems 
Won't you come to me? I've got a vacancy 

Mr. John is coming on with his liaison 
Mr. Soft is comin' off and soon he'll be gone
Mrs. Hart has come apart now that she's alone 
Mr. Jive has come alive but nobody's home

 Mornings come checkout time, with my pail and broom 
I find what they've left behind in every tell-tale room
The sheets show their struggles, the glasses their fears 
The ashtrays the hours passed, the towels their tears 

There's a vacancy, won't you come to me
And fill my empty spaces 
I'm a motel man in a promised land
That's filled with empty faces
So won't you bring your sorrows bring your dreams, 
It's a place for you to be
There's no more tomorrow or that's how it seems 
Won't you come to me? I've got a vacancy

Written by: HARRY F. CHAPIN

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