Tangled up Puppet

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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 »

I'm a tangled up puppet,
 Spinning round in knots,
And the more I see what I used to be,
The less of you I've got.

 There was a time that you curled up in my lap; like a child 
You'd cling to me smiling, yours eyes wide and wild
Now you slip through my arms, wave a passing hello
 Twist away and toss a kiss, laughing as you go

You used to say "Read me a story and sing me songs of love"
For you were Princess Paradise like your wings of a dove
Now I chase you and tease you trying to remake you my own
But you just turn away and say "please leave me alone."

And I'm a tangled up puppet 
All hanging in your strings 
I'm a butterfly in a spider's web
 Fluttering my wings 

And the more that I keep dancing 
And spinning round in knots 
The more I see what I used to be
And the less of you I've got

You are a drawer full of makeup and rinses and things 
You keep changing your moods like your earrings and rings 
But tonight while we played tag for five minutes in the yard
Just for a moment I caught you off guard 
But now you write your secret poems
In a room just for your dreams 
You don't find time to talk to me
 About the things you mean
And what I mean is

I have watched you take shape from a jumble of parts 
And find the grace and form of a fine work of art
Hey, you, my brand new woman, newly come into your own
Don't you know that you don't need to grow up all alone


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