Johnny wonders if you'll go to the scout meeting with him
scout meeting who do you think i am
Why what's on there?
Lets go back in
His wife had waited until the children had gone out after supper, the boy to play baseball and his older sister to run and scream with other teen-agers in the schoolyard. Then she had said,"Johnny wonders if you'll go to the Boy Scout meeting with him tomorrow night?" It was on the tip of his tongue to say, "Scout meeting! What do I look like?" Instead heasked, "Why, what's on there?"
He went downstairs and waited in the living room for the boy. The food his wife had pushed on to him had destroyed the glow from the pre-dinner drinks, so he poured himself a tall one for the road.
Do you wanna play catch
I'm gonna be like you
No son I have to work
They had three good drinks apiece before Murdoch said, "Maybe we'd better go back inside. If we don't get in there soon that kid of mine will tell his mother for sure."
Son want to talk?
No can I have the car keys?
When his son is born The father from cats in the cradle is not there. (Chooses work over son) "My child arrived just the other day, Came to the world in the usually way, But there were planes to catch and bills to pay."
On his sons birthday he can chooses to work instead of playing with his son (Chooses work over son) Well, my son turned ten just the other day. He said , "Thanks for the ball, Dad. Come on, let's play. Could you teach me to throw ?" I said, "Not today. I got a lot to do." He said, "That's okay."
When the father realises he has lost key moments in his sons life he wants to make up for them but the son no longer has time for him. "Well, he came from college just the other day, So much like a man I just had to say, "I'm proud of you. Could you sit for a while ?" He shook his head and he said with a smile, "What I'd really like, Dad, is to borrow the car keys. See you later. Can I have them please ?"