Dog Bone Town

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Tracklisting

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1. The Elephant Played Electric Guitar

I love going to the zoo
but after I go home
I wonder what do those animals do
when they’re all alone

One day after everybody left
I stayed, I hid so well
and I’ll tell you just what I saw next
if you promise not to tell

The animals all had keys
they came out on the lawn.
They all had cake and tea
then this is what I saw:

(Chorus)
Oh the elephant played electric guitar,
The monkey started drummin’ underneath the stars,
alligators dancin’ in the dark
when the elephant played electric guitar.

The penguin played piano with both of his feet.
The birds chirped a little bit of "tweet tweet tweet",
kangaroos a movin’ and hoppin’ so far
when the elephant played electric guitar.
Oh when the elephant played electric guitar.

They played till they were done
then they went back in their cages.
Guitar, piano and drum
they hid in different places.

The zookeeper started working
fed everybody breakfast.
They were hungry and thirsty
and all day long they rested.

People came and they were
staring all day long.
The animals acted ordinary
till everyone was gone.

Chorus.

Now I was in my hiding place
where I could not be seen.
Then I got this feeling in my face
like I was gonna to sneeze.

I tried to make the feeling leave
but then I went "AH-AH-AH-CHOO!"
Then guess who I saw staring at me?
The entire zoo!
Lions, and tigers, and bears, oh my!
I thought that they would eat me.
I got scared I began to cry,
I said "I’m sorry I was so sneaky."

The lion patted me with his paw,
I was hugged by the gorilla.
They said, "Don’t tell anyone what you saw
except for little children."

Chorus.

2. Little Bit Late

We’re a little bit late, take a look at that clock.
No time to wait, no time to stop.
You better hurry on up, no time to hesitate.
’cause we’re a little bit little bit little bit late.

When I woke it was way past dawn
Slept so well but a little too long.
So jump up, hurry up, gotta get a move
’cause we ain’t got any time to lose.

We’re a little bit late, take a look at that clock.
No time to wait, no time to stop.
You better hurry on up, no time to hesitate.
’cause we’re a little bit little bit little bit late.

Eat your breakfast, drink your juice.
Where’s your backpack? Where’s your shoes?
Brush your teeth and wash your face
’cause we gotta gotta get out of this place.

We’re a little bit late, take a look at that clock.
Ten minutes till eight! Oh I wish it would stop.
You better hurry on up, no time to hesitate.
’cause we’re a little bit little bit little bit late.

We’re a little bit late, take a look at that clock.
No time to wait, no time to stop.
You better hurry on up, no time to hesitate.
’cause we’re a little bit little bit little bit late.

3. Life is So Confusing

I was takin’ a bath in the bed last night,
somethin’ about it didn’t seem right.
So I took off my shoes, I got dressed,
I lay down in the bathtub and took a rest.

When I woke up I was soakin’ wet.
I dried myself off with my dog Fred.
He got so mad I got scared of him.
So I sent him home to his aquarium.

(Chorus) Life is so confusing, doesn’t matter what I’m doing.
And I can’t remember what I forget
and I don’t know what’s gonna happen next.
No, I don’t know what’s gonna happen next.

Went into the closet, I had to eat.
Made bacon and eggs on top of the TV.
Fed it to Fred with coffee and pie.
I was still hungry, I don’t know why.

Went into the attic to wash my clothes,
put ‘em in the oven, but they froze.
Went outside to play in the snow
but it was July and it was way too cold.

Chorus.

Came back inside picked up the phone,
called myself up but I was not at home.
I went down to the basement, it was upstairs,
sat on the floor in my favorite chair.

Sun was comin up it was getting’ late.
I was so tired that I was wide awake.
So I combed my teeth, got ready for bed,
lay down in the bathtub and took a rest.

Chorus.

4. Bit by Bit

I was in school, I was learning to spell.
As hard as I tried I could not do it well.
I couldn’t spell "dinasor" or "kecherz mit".
I threw down my pencil I hollered, "I QUIT!"

I said to my teacher, "School’s getting harder
And everyone else is getting much smarter.
I even have trouble with my ABC’s.
I bet there’s nobody as stupid as me!"

My teacher told me, not long ago,
She thought she was stupid, she thought she was slow.
But she kept on trying and she didn’t quit,
Learned reading and writing little bit by bit.

Little bit by little bit she learned "ABC"
And in a bit, the alphabet, then A to Z
Then little bit by little bit, she learned how to read
Little bit by little bit by little bit bit bit.
Oh, little bit by little bit by little bit bit bit.

(Chorus) Little bit by little bit, that’s how it goes,
It’s the way that we learn, it’s the way that we grow.
It’s the way that we get to the top of a climb.
Bit by bit, a little bit at a time.
Oh bit by bit, a little bit at a time.

Little bitty babies, they can’t talk at all.
They cry, burp and gurgle, that’s about all.
How is it that they, start saying "MA MA"?
Little bit by little bit by little bit bit bit.
Oh, little bit by little bit by little bit bit bit.

Chorus

I picked up my pencil, I started to write.
I made some mistakes, but that was alright.
My teacher helped me and I didn’t quit.
Spelled "dinosaur", I spelled "catcher’s mitt".

Chorus

5. The Little Boy

A little boy was sitting in the middle of a park
A pretty park with flowers in the middle of New York
The bees were busy buzzing, the birds sang out a song
The day was pretty perfect but something was wrong:
The little boy wouldn’t stop crying.

As he kept crying, a policeman came along
Picked up the little boy and said, "I know what’s wrong.
You’ve wandered from your parents, you’re scared to be alone.
Tell me where it is that you live and I’ll take you home."
But the little boy wouldn’t stop crying.

Then came a doctor, she took his temperature,
"This little boy is very sick, of that I am sure.
He doesn’t have a fever, he’s healthy, he’s strong.
But he must be sick to cry like this. Tell us what’s wrong."
But the little boy wouldn’t stop crying.

Then came a minister and said, "I know why he’s sad.
He cries like this because he did something so bad.
Little boy we love you so, we’ll forget, we’ll forgive
So won’t you please just let us know, what is it you did?"
But the little boy wouldn’t stop crying.

A clown with a dancing bear said, "I can help, I know.
This little boy just needs to laugh, so we’ll put on a show."
They tumbled, they stumbled, they juggled, they jumped.
They really were quite silly but can you guess what?
The little boy wouldn’t stop crying.

The grownups got so angry and said, "Stop your crying now!"
And then a little girl walked right up through the crowd.
Not a word did she say to him, not "Are you sad and why?"
She just sat and held his hand and she began to cry.

The grownups got so quiet, not knowing what to do.
Then pretty soon the dancing bear started crying, too.
The doctor, the policeman, the minister, the clown,
They tried and tried not to cry but their tears came down.

Theycried and cried and cried some more, there was water all around.
Their tears became a river and they floated down.
Through the park and city streets, they drifted oh so far.
Through woods and fields, they drifted till they came to a farm.

On the porch of the house, there stood a mom and dad.
They ran and hugged their little boy, "You’re back, we’re so glad!
Thank you, everyone of you, who came from far away
You brought our little boy to us, let’s celebrate, let’s play."

There was singing, there was dancing, you’ve never seen such joy.
Then someone asked a question, "Hey where’s the little boy?"
Everybody stopped, started looking everywhere.
Then the little girl called out, "I see him over there!"

And there he was on the porch, sitting in his tiny chair
And in his arms, he held so close his tiny teddy bear.
And the little boy wouldn’t stop smiling.
No the little boy couldn’t stop smiling.

6. Dog Bone Town

I once had a little dog, her name was Ursula.
She was mine to care for, I was hers to love.
She’d lick my face to wake me up,
we’d play till the sun went down
And then one day she went to play
in Dog Bone Town
Dog Bone, Dog Bone Town

It seemed to me a perfect pet
would be too hard to find
But when me and Ursie met,
I kinda changed my mind.
She’d stand up on her hind two legs
and follow me around
And then one day she walked away
to Dog Bone Town
Dog Bone, Dog Bone Town

Now she’s got her own kitchen and dogs drop by.
She feeds them milk and chicken, ice cream and pie
She’s never run so fast as she plays among the stars
Chasing after cats on streets that have no cars
in Dog Bone Town
Dog Bone, Dog Bone Town

Someday I will die, I’ll go on up to heaven
It won’t be for awhile, I’ll be at least a hundred seven
There’ll be so much to do when I put on that angel’s gown
But what I’ll do first, is look up little Urse,
In Dog Bone Town.
Dog Bone, Dog Bone Town
Dog Bone Town
Dog Bone Town
Dog Bone Town

7. The Little River

There was a river, a little river,
Much smaller than a stream.
The other rivers, they were bigger,
Much wider and so deep.
They all were goin’, down to the ocean
That’s where every river leads.

The little river, wished it were bigger,
And said, "Why can’t I be huge?
Too small to fish in, too small to swim in,
Too small to take a cruise.
I won’t be goin’ down to the ocean
There’s nothing that I can do."

The big rivers said to the little bitty river
"The ocean just wants rivers that are bigger,
the ocean does not want you!"
The little river’s water turned blue.

The little river, said, "I’m a quitter
So now I’m going to stop."
Then someone’s daughter came to the water,
Took off her shoes and socks.
The little trickle, her feet did tickle,
She smiled, she laughed a lot.

Forgetting its troubles the river was flowin’
Bounced and it bubbled way down to the ocean,
Rivers big and small, the ocean welcomes us all.
Oh, rivers big and small, the ocean welcomes us all.

There was a river, a little river,
Much smaller than a stream.

8. Let It Go

Did you ever get so angry that you could fight?
Uh huh, uh huh, uh huh, uh huh.
Did you ever get so angry that you wanna bite?
Uh huh, uh huh, uh huh, uh huh.
But you can’t fight ’cause that’s not right
And you can’t bite, ’cause that’s not polite.
So what do you do with that mad that you have?

You gotta let it go, let it go,
Take that mad, give it a throw
Say, "DON’T COME BACK! LEAVE ME ALONE!"
Ya gotta let it go.
(Repeat)

Did you ever get so worried that you start to shake?
Uh huh, uh huh, uh huh, uh huh.
Did you ever get so worried it keeps you awake?
Uh huh, uh huh, uh huh, uh huh.
But if you shake, you might break
And you can’t stay awake until daybreak.
So what do you do with that worry that you have?

You gotta let it go, let it go,
Gotta take that worry, give it a throw
Say, "DON’T COME BACK! LEAVE ME ALONE!"
Ya gotta let it go.
(Repeat)

Did you ever get the feeling you’re not loved?
Uh huh, uh huh, uh huh, uh huh.
Did you ever get the feeling you’re not good enough?
Uh huh, uh huh, uh huh, uh huh.
But you’re wonderful no matter what you do
And nobody else is better than you
So what do you do with that feeling that you have?

You gotta let it go, let it go,
Gotta take that feeling, give it a throw
Say, "DON’T COME BACK! LEAVE ME ALONE!"
Ya gotta let it go. Ya gotta let it go.
Ya gotta let it go.

9. Time to Go to Bed

Oh child of mine,
I do believe it is about the time
to go to bed now honey, please don’t whine.
I think it’s time you went to bed.
I think it’s time you went to bed.

I know, I know.
You never think it’s time to go to go
but soon the sun is gonna show so
I think it’s time you went to bed.
I think it’s time you went to bed.

Oh, me and the moon, we got things to do
I think we’re gonna stay up.
Sing a song or two, watch over you,
till you wake up up up up up.

This day is done
but tomorrow there’s another one
so go to sleep and let the sun come.
I think it’s time you went to bed.
I think it’s time you went to bed.

Oh daddy mine,
I do believe you’re wrong about the time.
Don’t you worry about me, I’m fine.
I shouldn’t have to go to bed.
I shouldn’t have to go to bed.

I know, I know.
You always think it’s time to go, to go
but I’m very nearly grown so,
I shouldn’t have to go to bed.
I shouldn’t have to go to bed.

Oh me and you got things to do.
I think we better stay up.
Sing a song or two, look at the moon
Til it’s way up up up up up

This day is young
And the evening has just begun
I think it’s gonna be a fun one
If I don’t have to go to bed
I shouldn’t have to go to bed

(Both repeat together)

Alright, a few more minutes.
Yes!

10. So Long

I remember when we first met,
I never ever will forget.
You were shy, so was I
And then we sang a song.
You began to sing, and then I knew
You liked me and I liked you, too.
Now there’s one more thing
I’d like you to sing,
So help me sing along.

(Chorus)
So long, I’ll see ya later
I had a very nice time
I wish that I could stay here
But I haven’t got the time.
There is nothing that is greater
Than singing with you guys
So long, I’ll see ya later,
Adios, adieu, goodbye.

Oh I really, really hate to leave
But I gotta gotta take these feet
Pick ‘em off the floor, walk’ em out the door
And I’ll just follow behind.
But my hand wants to wave again.
I say, "Okay, but that’s the end."
So I’ll wave once more till my arms are sore
And sing it one more time.

Chorus
(twice)

Credits

Dennis Caraher: Vocals
Chris Haynes: Keyboards
Paul Kochanski: Bass
Doug Plavin: Percussion
Jim Henry: Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Mandolin, Baritone Guitar
Olivia Caraher: Vocals (Time to Go to Bed)
Kids Chorus: Olivia Caraher, Andrew Hunter, Chle Metcalf, Simon Metcalf, Sianna Plavin, Nellie Prior