Total Pageviews

Monday, 16 July 2018

HARRY CHAPIN (7 DEC 1942 - 16 JULY 1981)

The great singer/songwriter Harry Chapin died at 38 on 16 July 1981. Not long after his death, I wrote this song.




HARRY'S SONG (FOR HARRY CHAPIN) 

You took me to some places
and not once did I say no
from the deck of a sinking ship
to some local radio
you took me higher than an eagle
and you never let me down
you taught me simple lessons
of a world a-spinning round

It's so sad that Harry's gone but I can bring him back
with an electronic needle on a hundred album tracks
it's so sad to lose a singer before the final song
now the angels buy his music
it's so sad that Harry's gone

You made my dreams a little sweeter
and my smile a little wide
you made me laugh a little louder
and cry deep down inside
you took me by the hand
and you told your stories well
when the world stopped turning
there was still much more to tell 

It's so sad that Harry's gone but I can bring him back
with an electronic needle on a hundred album tracks
it's so sad to lose a singer before the final song
now the angels buy his music
it's so sad that Harry's gone

No comments:

Post a comment