Tangled Up Puppet

Album: Tangled Up Puppet (1975)
  • I'm a tangled up puppet,
    Spinning round in knots,
    And the more I see what I used to be,
    The less of you I've got.

    There was a time that you curled up in my lap; like a child
    You'd cling to me smiling, yours eyes wide and wild
    Now you slip through my arms, wave a passing hello
    Twist away and toss a kiss, laughing as you go

    You used to say "Read me a story and sing me songs of love"
    For you were Princess Paradise like your wings of a dove
    Now I chase you and tease you trying to remake you my own
    But you just turn away and say "please leave me alone."

    And I'm a tangled up puppet
    All hanging in your strings
    I'm a butterfly in a spider's web
    Fluttering my wings

    And the more that I keep dancing
    And spinning round in knots
    The more I see what I used to be
    And the less of you I've got

    You are a drawer full of makeup and rinses and things
    You keep changing your moods like your earrings and rings
    But tonight while we played tag for five minutes in the yard
    Just for a moment I caught you off guard
    But now you write your secret poems
    In a room just for your dreams
    You don't find time to talk to me
    About the things you mean
    And what I mean is

    I have watched you take shape from a jumble of parts
    And find the grace and form of a fine work of art
    Hey, you, my brand new woman, newly come into your own
    Don't you know that you don't need to grow up all alone Writer/s: HARRY F. CHAPIN, SANDY CHAPIN
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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