CATHERINE CARES (Pete Ham)
[from 7 Park Avenue CD - recorded 1968 - released U.S. 1997]
[from 7 Park Avenue remastered CD - recorded 1968 - released Japan 1999]

The things I said to her are on my mind
Things I said so selfishly, didn't mean a thing to me
But now I know that she was being kind
Didn't want me to be hurt,
No one there to change my shirt

Catherine cares
Now I know she does, oh yes she does, oh yeah
Catherine cares
Yeah, I know that I was wrong
Catherine cares
Yeah, the only thing she wants is to have her baby home

No matter what I got, I just complained
She'd give her last to see me smile
Tried to keep me dressed in style
But I had this ambition in my brain
So I walked out and left her there
Without a thought, without a care

Catherine cares
Now I know she does, oh yes she does, oh yeah
Catherine cares
Yeah, I know that I was wrong
Catherine cares
Yeah, the only thing she wants is to have her baby home

Each time that I come home she says the same
"C'mon home, you're getting thin
See the state your clothes are in"
She's my mom and Catherine's her name
Gives a pound to see me straight
Sits back in her chair to wait

Catherine cares
Now I know she does, oh yes she does, oh yeah
Catherine cares
Yeah, I know that I was wrong
Catherine cares
Yeah, the only thing she wants is to have her baby home
(She wants her baby home)

Catherine cares
Now I know she does, yeah I know
I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know she does, oh yeah
Catherine cares
Catherine cares
I know that I was selfish to you, selfish to you, my mom
Catherine cares
Please forgive me
Catherine cares...

lyrics transcribed by Dan Matovina

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