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Chapin based the song on a poem written by his wife Sandy about her ex-husbands neglectful father. Sandy showed it to Harry as a warning when he was on the road too much and he made it into a song.

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  • Avatar for Ninja1980
    This song is brilliant in so many ways. Song writers of today should take note, this is near perfection.
  • Avatar for kgkeller
    Tomorrow may never come , do not waste today.(2)
  • Avatar for toms1955
    hope my family is not like thus...
  • Avatar for bdodkin
    Sad story
  • Avatar for Ricrocfree
    Tomorrow may never come , do not waste today .
  • Avatar for reagan0
    Amazing how the meaning of this song changes as one gets older.
  • Avatar for Todenpieli
    "From 'Shrek The Third'"... Right
  • Avatar for AneezMom
    Put down your iphone and play with your kids!!!! [2]
  • Avatar for kangertech
    RIP- my friend...
  • Avatar for Tlratigan
    i sorry

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