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  1. That Chair

From the recording Tales from the Notepad

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