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Bobby's Dad

My favorite song that I chose was "Cat's in the Cradle". By Harry Chapmin. I hope you enjoy my flight of imagination. See link to the original song at the end of my lyrics. Bobby's Dad When my son was born I wasn't a cool dad I was rather awkward, and wearing purple plaid Yet my heart was full and I was so glad It was one of the best days that I ever had In time, my son learned to walk and he learned to talk He so admired Bobby's dad from down the block I admit I felt jealous, I wanted to be more like him Tall, athletic, cool suave and slim I wish I could be a whole lot more like him Ya man, a whole lot more like him Pop goes the weasel Baby boy would never want to be me Bobby's dad is amazing watch him climb that tree Rock Hudson good looks, athletic and cool Yes, I'm still awkward and often play the fool But I tell you I love my boy, I'm thankful he's mine To him I give everything and gladly share my time Now my boy is in his teens, just as cool as can be Sometimes he's embarrassed to be seen with me Outside our window he climbs the big tree I watch in awe as I sip on my tea He's growing up so perfect, athletic and slim My boy is amazing, I wish I was more like him Ya man, a whole lot more like him Pop goes the weasel Young boy would never want to be me he's so amazing watch him climb that tree Super man good looks athletic and cool Yes I'm still awkward and often play the fool But I tell you I love him, I'm thankful he's mine To him I'd give anything and gladly share my time My boy's twenty five I can't believe how time flew My neighbour says "You're boys nothing like you!" When my son hears him, he says "That ain't cool, my dad's my biggest hero and you dude are a fool!" I feel so proud, he speaks up loud and free Telling Bobby's dad he wants to be more like me Ya man, can you believe it? He wants to be just like me! Pop goes the weasel My son wants to be more like me Even though I ain't amazing, I can't climb a tree Awkward and clumsy yet he thinks I am cool He likes my sense of humour the neighbour's a fool He says "You've always been there dad I'm so glad that you're mine. When we're together, I have a great time!" My heart has grown ten sizes I tell you it's true. I'm happy I'm me I don't need to be you. Danny Devito like stature with my own crooked smile Let me bask in the moment for just a little while My heart is so full, I tell you I'm glad Today's one of the best days, that I've ever had! http://genius.com/Harry-chapin-cats-in-the-cradle-lyrics#note-1014710 Partial lyrics The Cat's in the Cradle My child just arrived the other day He came to the word in the usual way But there where 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 But 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 lets 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 And 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 But we'll get together then You know we'll have a good time then."

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Date: 12/28/2017 1:55:00 PM
awwwww *hugs* loved it i dont kown the song but i going to check it out.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 12/29/2017 8:18:00 AM
It’s a great song!
Date: 10/14/2016 2:03:00 AM
Richard, love your take on the old Harry Chapin classic. I remember listening to it with my dad when it came out - brought back some wonderful memories of a wonderful man. Now my son and I play it together on the guitar... the power of music! Congrats on your win ~ John
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/16/2016 7:17:00 AM
That's cool John. Thanks for sharing.
Date: 10/13/2016 7:28:00 PM
Love the song, Richard, and you did such an amazing job with your meaningful lyrics. Congrats on your fine placement. Sandra
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/16/2016 7:17:00 AM
Thanks Sandra.
Date: 10/13/2016 8:15:00 AM
LOVE THIS SONG RICHARD!!! well done I love this! congrats on your placement :)-luloo
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/16/2016 7:18:00 AM
Thanks Laura-Loo
Date: 10/12/2016 10:09:00 PM
That's a great job and congrats on the win.We probably all know Bobby's dad, thanks for the lyrics for all of us!!..Larry
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/16/2016 7:19:00 AM
Thanks Larry.
Date: 10/12/2016 9:16:00 PM
Back again to say grats and share some hugs x
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Date: 10/2/2016 12:52:00 PM
One of my favourite songs. You did an amazing job. A hard act to follow but you were successful just an excellent job. A Fav.
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Date: 9/28/2016 9:31:00 AM
A great remake of that song, I used to play the cats in the cradle on record with my dad. you brought a smile to my face. hugs
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/28/2016 9:38:00 AM
What a great story. I'm glad I could bring back a pleasant memory. It is a pretty incredible song. Keep smiling! Hugs Rick.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/28/2016 9:34:00 AM
Thanks Demetrios, being a dad is a great privilege. Thankfully I have a better sense of style then the dad I portrayed and am taller then Danny Divito *lol*. Mary and I did our best with Matthew and are so proud of the man he has become.
Date: 9/27/2016 4:34:00 PM
Excellent spin on Harry's famous song!...glad your son realizes he has a great dad. My father died when I was three, so I missed out on that.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/27/2016 5:12:00 PM
Sorry to hear that.thanks for the thoughtful comment. I took a lot of artistic licence with this piece to get the effect I was looking for. I am thankful for a great son and to be part of his life.
Date: 9/27/2016 8:55:00 AM
Hi Richard, You have penned such great lyrics. The moral of the story was so good. It depicts a moving and loving relationship between father and son.I'm sure I will see this heartfelt write on the winners list. I wish you the best of luck in the contest. A undeniable seven:-) Alexis
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/27/2016 5:13:00 PM
I meant hugs Rick.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/27/2016 5:12:00 PM
I hope so, thanks Alexis. Hugs Tick,
Date: 9/27/2016 8:03:00 AM
Wow Richard, this just blows me away, Love it...
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/27/2016 8:09:00 AM
Thanks Harry.;0)
Date: 9/25/2016 4:56:00 AM
Being a good dad comes natural, and children know it, they can feel it. Of course, same reasoning applies vice versa. A big 7 to you! Regards // paul
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/25/2016 8:59:00 AM
Thanks Paul. Being a parent is the best most difficult experience anyone can hope for. Thanks for visiting.
Date: 9/25/2016 12:10:00 AM
Richard, glad to read your poem, I do love the song you mentioned. You are just awesome. LINDA
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/25/2016 8:59:00 AM
Thanks Linda, hugs Rick.
Date: 9/24/2016 5:12:00 PM
Dad's just need to show love That is what being a Dad is all about You have been a great Dad and it shows A big 7 for me Love Mom
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/25/2016 9:00:00 AM
I love you too mom. I hope you are having a nice weekend.
Date: 9/24/2016 4:19:00 PM
Great job Richard, enjoyed the read this morning. A poem for every nerdy dad!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/25/2016 9:00:00 AM
Thanks Craig.
Date: 9/24/2016 3:51:00 PM
Wow, Richard. I LOVED your poem. Loved it more than the lyrics of the song. Great job. I'm sure you are an amazing dad! :) You made me smile with this piece. Hugs
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/25/2016 9:05:00 AM
Hi Eileen, I enjoy being a dad and it's great to see our son doing so well. We are very proud of the man he has become. This piece is fictional but I wanted to present the opposite side of the coin. I probably occupied the middle ground. Also I am taller then Danny Divito *lol*. Hugs Rick.