We Were Three

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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 »

The old lady on the park bench In the park with just one tree
Was there from the very first day
That you were part of me

It seemed like she'd been sitting there Since 1000 B.C.
And you said, "She is as permanent As anything can be"

From that first day
We were three The old lady and you and me

You sat there in the window You were looking 'cross the street You said, "The birds and the old lady
Yet the same bread crumbs they eat"

I could not get you back to bed
'Till you took them both a treat And I learned that you were twice as stubborn As you could be sweet 
From that first day
We were three The old lady and you and me

Do you remember that summer rain storm On the day that you moved in?
I was caught in the excitement Of what was to begin 
Well, you disappeared for a little while
And when I asked you where you'd been
You said you'd lent the old lady my new umbrella Then you gave me that wicked grin

From that first day
We were three The old lady and you and me

Yes, on March 21st the first day of Spring The old lady would be there Spend all the days of summer Then she'd disappear somewhere
 Where she spent her falls and her winters, babe
No one was aware But you were the first to wonder Yeah, you were the first to care

It was three years we were together The old lady held that spot Through the nights when life was wonderful Through the days when it was not

And the times we were in trouble In a way we sometimes got
Just knowing that she was out there Meant we gave it just one more shot

From that first day
We were three The old lady and you and me

Well, it's March 21st the first day of Spring And you know what I had to do
I got up and I ran to the window To confirm what I already knew

I wish I had your address to send this letter to
You see the old lady's not on the park bench And I'm still wondering where are you? Where are you, where are you?

Written by: HARRY F. CHAPIN

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We Were Three