That Chair

04:24
Stuart Benbow
08/30/2018
Stuart Benbow

Lyrics

That old rocking chair beside the crib 
I used it like so many other fathers did 
A babe in the arms, 
Just rocking the night away 

Humming songs from the radio 
And telling stories, every tale I'd known 
Whatever it took to let his mama sleep the night away 

A constant companion 
All but alone in the near dark 
Me and my child 
And that chair of wood and bark 
Just the two of us 
In that chair 

That old rocking chair beside the door 
I used it like so many fathers before me 
That boy out too late 
And I was just rocking the night away 
Strumming songs on this old guitar 
Passed the time hoping he wouldn't come to harm 
Whatever it took to let his mama sleep the night away 

A constant companion 
Sitting alone in the near dark 
Me and my thoughts 
And that chair of wood and bark 
Looked like I'd be up all night 
in that chair 

That old rocking chair in the corner of a dorm room 
Keeping company in the wee hours of the morning 
Caffeine and books, and studying way too late 
But in time, a child will come along 
A generation to follow 
The cycle will continue 

With that old rocking chair beside the crib 
He'll use it like so many other fathers did 
A babe in the arms, rocking the night away 

He'll hum songs from the radio 
And tell stories, every tale he knows 
Whatever it takes to let his wife sleep the night away 

A constant companion 
All but alone in the near dark 
He and his child 
And that chair of wood and bark 
Just the two of them 
He and his kin 
Just the two of them 
In that chair