Song Lyric Sunday

Today prompts for Song Lyric Sunday is Songs by, “Tom, Dick, or Harry.”  I’m going to have to do two for Harry Chapin.  I mean after all, he kissed me and the husband went up on stage with him @ Northwestern University (His alma mater in Evanston) and sang with him on his break out hit, “Taxi.”  My fav song from Harry would be Mr. Tanner so that’s what I’m going to do.  I’m also going to put up Taxi b/c that’s one of his best…

We saw him perform this song at Northwestern.  Me and the husband were just a couple of kids dating.  He was Senior at the university so we saw quite a few concerts there.  I can’t tell you what a thrill that was for all of us.  He also signed my program and kissed me.  I thought I would faint !!!

It was raining hard in ‘Frisco
I needed one more fare to make my night
A lady up ahead waved to flag me down
She got in at the light
Oh, where you going to, my lady blue
It’s a shame you ruined your gown in the rain
She just looked out the window, she said
“Sixteen Parkside Lane”
Something about her was familiar
I could swear I’d seen her face before
But she said, “I’m sure you’re mistaken”
And she didn’t say anything more
It took a while, but she looked in the mirror
And she glanced at the license for my name
A smile seemed to come to her slowly
It was a sad smile, just the same
And she said, “How are you Harry?”
I said, “How are you Sue?
Through the too many miles
And the too little smiles
I still remember you”
It was somewhere in a fairy tale
I used to take her home in my car
We learned about love in the back of the Dodge
The lesson hadn’t gone too far
You see, she was gonna be an actress
And I was gonna learn to fly
She took off to find the footlights
And I took off to find the sky
Whoa, I’ve got something inside me
To drive a princess blind
There’s a wild man, wizard
He’s hiding in me, illuminating my mind
Oh, I’ve got something inside me
Not what my life’s about
‘Cause I’ve been letting my outside tide me
Over ’till my time, runs out
Baby’s so high that she’s skying
Yes she’s flying, afraid to fall
I’ll tell you why baby’s crying
‘Cause she’s dying, aren’t we all
There was not much more for us to talk about
Whatever we had once was gone
So I turned my cab into the driveway
Past the gate and the fine trimmed lawns
And she said we must get together
But I knew it’d never be arranged
And she handed me twenty dollars
For a two fifty fare, she said
“Harry, keep the change”
Well, another man might have been angry
And another man might have been hurt
But another man never would have let her go
I stashed the bill in my shirt
And she walked away in silence
It’s strange, how you never know
But we’d both gotten what we’d asked for
Such a long, long time ago
You see, she was gonna be an actress
And I was gonna learn to fly
She took off to find the footlights
I took off for the sky
And here, she’s acting happy
Inside her handsome home
And me, I’m flying in my taxi
Taking tips, and getting stoned
I go flying so high, when I’m stoned
This next song is probably one of my all time favorite songs.  He was just such an epic story teller with his music.  I don’t think we’ll ever have another artist like Harry…Gone way too soon.  This song is titled, “Mr. Tanner”.  I think this is the song that I fell in love with his music and story telling..Please make sure you click on the link to hear the song, it’s an amazing song !!!  Happy Song Lyric Sunday ❤  Have a great week blogger’s.

4 Comments on “Song Lyric Sunday

  1. I am glad that you are feeling better Scarlet. I never heard MR. Tanner before and I enjoyed that. Your story about the kiss is great.

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