LyricsCat's In The Cradle

June Carter Cash

Last update on: December 20, 2020

A child arrived just the other day He came to the world in the usual way But there were planes to catch and bills to pay

He learned to walk while I was away And he was talking 'fore I knew it And as he grew he'd say, I'm gonna be like you dad You know I'm gonna be like you And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon Little boy blue and the man in the moon When you coming home dad I don't know when We'll get together then You know we'll have a good time then My son turned ten just the other day He said, thanks for the ball dad, come on let's play Can you teach me to throw I said, not today I got a lot to do, he said, that's okay And he walked away but his smile never dimmed He said, I'm gonna be like him, yeah You know I'm gonna be like him And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon Little boy blue and the man in the moon When you coming home dad I don't know when We'll get together then You know we'll have a good time then He came from college just the other day So much like a man I just had to say Son, I'm proud of you, can you sit for a while He shook his head and then he said with a smile What I'd really like dad is to borrow the car keys See you later can I have them please And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon Little boy blue and the man in the moon When you coming home son I don't know when We'll have a good time then, dad You know we'll have a good time then Now, I've retired, my son's moved away I called him up just the other day I said, I'd like to see you if you don't mind He said, I'd love to dad if I could find the time My new job's a hassle and the kids have the flu But it's sure nice talking to you, dad It's sure nice talking to you As I hung up the phone it occurred to me He'd grown up just like me My boy was just like me And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon Little boy blue and the man in the moon When you coming home dad I don't know when We'll get together then, dad We're gonna have a good time then.

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Translated byMehmet Koçyiğit

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