He Thinks He'll Keep Her 2014 Mary Chapin Carpenter
TracksHe Thinks He'll Keep Her

Artist: Mary Chapin Carpenter

Album: Pure... Country Stars

Release time: 24-03-2014

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 car-pool, she PTAs

 

Doctors and dentists, she drives all day

 

When she was twenty-nine she delivered number three

 

And every Christmas card showed a perfect family

 

Everything runs right on time, years of practice and design

Spit and polish till it shines. He thinks he'll keep her

Everything is so benign, 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 anymore

 

Everything runs right on time, years of practice and design

Spit and polish till it shines. He thinks he'll keep her

 

Everything is so benign, 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

 

Everything runs right on time, years of practice and design

 

Spit and polish till it shines. He thinks he'll keep her

 

Everything is so benign, safest place you'll ever find

At least until you change your mind. He thinks he'll keep her

The End.

***Lyrics are from third-parties***

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