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I Sing – Mary Chapin Carpenter “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her”

7:06 PM
Chilly

Back in my days in San Jose,Calif is where I first discovered Mary Chapin Carpenter. I actually posted an earlier “I Sing” featuring her that I need to transfer over her.
I first saw this version of “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her” on the More Music show that KICU 36 used to run overnights. I found a lot of artists I had never had seen up until that point.
I really love Mary,she is such an extraordinary songwriter and from what I have been told,she puts on a great live show as well
While this is a older song of Mary’s…I think its one of her most important and certainly is timeless,how many women can relate with is being said here? It’s a powerful statement on never to take love for granted,a marriage or partnership requires a lot of give and take.
Take a look at the great stage of talent gathered on the stage for this performance!! Amazing voices….this song can be found on the album “Come On,Come On”.

 

Lyrics
She makes his coffee, she makes his bed
She does the laundry, she keeps him fed
When she was twenty-one she wore her mother’s lace
She said, “forever, ” with a smile upon her face
She does the carpool, she P.T.A.’s
Doctors and dentists, she drives all day
When she was twenty-nine she delivered number three
And ev’ry Christmas card showed a perfect family
Ev’rything runs right on time
Years of practice and design
Spit and polish till it shines, he thinks he’ll keep her
Ev’rything is so benign
The safest place you’ll ever find
God forbid you change your mind, he thinks he’ll keep her
She packs his suitcase, she sits and waits
With no expression upon her face
When she was thirty-six she met him at their door
She said, “I’m sorry, I don’t love you any more”
Ev’rything runs right on time
Years of practice and design
Spit and polish till it shines, he thinks he’ll keep her
Ev’rything is so benign
The safest place you’ll ever find
God forbid you change your mind, he thinks he’ll keep her
For fifteen years she had a job and not one raise in pay
Now she’s in the typing pool at minimum wage
Ev’rything runs right on time
Years of practice and design
Spit and polish till it shines, he thinks he’ll keep her
Ev’rything is so benign
The safest place you’ll ever find
At least until you change your mind (he thinks he’ll keep her) all right
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