Harry Chapin Quotes

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Harry Chapin Quotes

The very day I purchased it, I christened my guitar as my monophonic symphony, six string orchestra.
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I am a greedy, selfish bastard. I want the fact that I existed to mean something.

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When in doubt, do something.

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She knows more of love than the poets can say, and her eyes offer something that won't go away.

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The reason nobody else in my business has any impact is because they're all comatose.

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Be involved with the people with the live hearts, the live eyes, who are committed to something.

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The major thing I'm afraid of is being 65 and saying, 'Gee, I wish I had done this and that, and that.' I want to face old age knowing I've tried all I wanted to try.

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She sings the songs without words Songs that sailors, and blind men, and beggars have heard She knows more of love than the poets can say And her eyes are for something that won't go away.

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Remember when the music Came from wooden boxes strung with silver wire And as we sang the words, it would set our minds on fire, For we believed in things, and so we'd sing.

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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 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.

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Oh God they got you gun shy You know your skin's as cold as ice Your eyes are double filtered babe You're so afraid to be nice There's no way you're ready To let your defenses down Though I won't come on heavy There is a lesson that I've found.

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I guess it's a sequel to our story From the journey 'tween heaven and hell With half the time thinking of what might have been and half thinkin' just as well. I guess only time will tell.

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I spent a week there one afternoon.

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You see, I have no real complaints of how you've left your past behind I guess what gets me worried is you've erased him from your mind.

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I come fresh from the street, fast on my feet, kind a lean and lazy; not much meat on my bones, and a whole lot alone, and more than a little bit crazy. The old six string was all I had to keep my belly still, and for each full hour lesson I gave I got a crisp ten dollar bill.

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All my life's a circle; Sunrise and sundown; Moon rolls thru the nighttime; Till the daybreak comes around.

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What I'd really like, Dad, is to borrow the car keys.

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You see, dream-lover of a lady, what shakes me to the core Is the thought as you caress me, you've done this all before I think about the future with me out and others in Will I, too, have disappeared like I've never ever been?

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But high up on the mountain When the wind is hitting it If you're watching very closely The rock slips a little bit ...

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He was dancing to some music No one else had ever heard He'd speak in unknown languages She would translate every word And then when the world was laughing At his castles in the sky She'd hold him in her body Till he once again could fly.

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I'd rather make a mistake than do nothing.

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I'm in the Dance Band on the Titanic Singing "Nearer my God to thee" and the icebergs on the starboard bow Won't you dance with me?

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Reality is only just a word.

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