I’ll Play for You

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One day in 1989,
I came across a man.
He lived on 42nd street,
Shaking a tin can.
He looked at me with pleading eyes,
One was black and blue,
He said son could you spare a dime or two.

Well I fished through all my pockets,
Though I knew that I was broke,
I offered him a my cigarettes,
He said thanks but I don’t smoke,
I said, I’m sorry that you’re hurting
There’s not much I can do,
You see I’ve got no money,
But I’ll play for you.

Refrain:
‘Cuz I’ve got me this old six string,
And a head stuffed full of songs
I know there’s one among them,
You could sing along.
I know Operator, Yesterday or Rocket Man,
How ’bout City of New Orleans or Piano Man.
We could sing Cats in the Cradle,
We could sing of Fire and Rain,
Whatever makes you feel good,
Whatever soothes the pain.
Singin lie die die die da die

Verse 2

Now I’m standing in Grand central,
I play for passers by.
A few have stopped to listen,
But one man caught my eye.
He said here is twenty dollars,
From someone I used to be,
You didn’t have no money,
But you played for me.

Refrain 2:
I see you’ve still got that six string,
And your head’s still full of songs,
I know there’s some among them,
That I could sing along.
Play Operator, Yesterday or Rocket Man,
How ’bout City of New Orleans or Piano Man.
Could you sing Cats in the Cradle,
Could you sing of Fire and Rain,
They still make me feel good,
They still ease the pain.
Singin lie die die die da die

Refrain:
I’ve got me this old six string,
And a head stuffed full of songs
I know there’s one among them,
You could sing along.
I know Operator, Yesterday or Rocket Man,
How ’bout City of New Orleans or Piano Man.
We could sing Cats in the Cradle,
We could sing of Fire and Rain,
It always makes me feel good,
The music soothes the pain.
Singin lie die die die da die.

Copyright, Mark E. Firehammer