The Kid in the Mirror
Lyrics

The World's Fastest Bicycle
The Dinosaur, the Dodo and the Unicorn
Video Game
A Monster in My House
I Dreamed that I Could Fly
The Tiger and the Zebra
Crazy Mountain Road
The Kid in the Mirror
The Elephant Song (chords)
The Tale of the Sun and the Moon

 



The World's Fastest Bicycle
© 2003 Words by Kenn Nesbitt with Eric Endres,
Music by Eric Herman Endres

My bicycle's the fastest that the world has ever seen.
It has supersonic engines and a flame-retardant sheen.
My bicycle will travel a gazillion miles an hour.
It has rockets on the handlebars for supersonic power.

Every time I take a ride everybody's eyes get wide-
"Wow! Cool!"

Zoom! Zoom! Zoom! Vroom! Vroom! Vroom!
Go! Go! Go! Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!
Zoom! Zoom! Zoom! Vroom! Vroom! Vroom!
Go! Go! Go! Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!
Here I come now on my bike!

The pedals both are jet-propelled to help you pedal faster.
The shifter is equipped with an electric turbo blaster.
The fender has a parachute in case you need to brake.
My bike is undeniably the fastest one they make.

Every time I take it out everybody starts to shout-
"Wow! Cool!"

Zoom! Zoom! Zoom! Vroom! Vroom! Vroom!
Go! Go! Go! Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!
Zoom! Zoom! Zoom! Vroom! Vroom! Vroom!
Go! Go! Go! Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!
Here I come now on my bike!

Yeah yeah, I could ride it day and night.
Yeah yeah, it's faster than the speed of light.

My bicycle's incredible. I love the way it feels.
And I'll like it even more when Dad removes the training wheels…

Zoom! Zoom! Zoom! Vroom! Vroom! Vroom!
Go! Go! Go! Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!



The Dinosaur, the Dodo and the Unicorn
© 2003 Eric and Roseann Endres

Dinosaurs, they roamed the Earth back in the Jurassic.
But why did they all vanish? The question is a classic.
Well, scientists have finally learned the cause of their demise,
and frankly, it should come as no surprise…

They didn't look both ways when they crossed the street.
They didn't wash their hands when it was time to eat.
They sat too close when they watched TV,
and that's why they're not here, you see?

The dodo bird existed since the prehistoric ages.
But you won't find the dodo in your local zoo's cages.
They became extinct, yes, but why did that occur?
Now, at last, we know for sure…

They didn't pick their toys up from off of the floor.
When they came in the house, they didn't close the door.
They didn't brush their teeth at night,
and that's why they're not here. That's right!

People say that there was once a horse who had a horn.
But others say there never even was a unicorn.
Now we know that yes, there was, but they are gone away,
and this is what their mothers had to say…

They never said, "thank you", never said, "please".
They wouldn't eat broccoli, spinach or peas.
They didn't do their homework, too,
and that's why they're not here. It's true!

The dinosaur, the dodo bird and the unicorn are gone.
But you can guarantee that your own species will live on.
Don't do what they did, and do the things they should have done,
and you will find your life a lengthy one…

You gotta look both ways when you cross the street,
and wash your hands when it's time to eat.
Wear some mittens when the weather's cold,
and you'll live to be a million years old!
It's true! That's right! You see?

 

Video Game
© 2003 Words by Kenn Nesbitt, Music by Eric Herman Endres

 I'd like to have an adventure,
to seek my fortune and fame,
but I think I might get homesick,
so I'll just play my video game.

I'd like to be in the circus,
with lions and tigers to tame,
but it seems like too much work,
so I'll just play my video game.

I love to be a movie star,
so people would know my name,
but it must take a long time,
so I'll just play my video game.
Play my video game.

I'm getting older now,
and I haven't found fortune and fame.
I never worked in the circus
and nobody knows my name.
 
I really can't say for certain
who is or isn't to blame.
Excuse me, but I have to go
and play my video game.
Play my video game...

 

There's a Monster in My House
© 2003  Eric Herman and Roseann Endres

There's a monster in my house. I hear it every night.
It sounds like it has big, sharp claws and nasty fangs that bite.
There's a monster in my house. It makes it hard to sleep.
I hear it growling on and on in a voice so scary and deep…

ZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!  ZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!

There's a monster in my house,
and it's coming after me.
There's a monster in my house.

There's a monster in my house. I shake and scream with fear.
My Mom and Dad come running in, but suddenly there's nothing to hear.
So they go back to their room, and leave me all alone.
But soon enough that sound is back that chills me to the bone…

ZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!  ZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!

There's a monster in my house,
and it's coming after me.
There's a monster in my house.

Now the time has come to face that monster, once and for all.
Armed with a high-powered squirt gun, I creep out into the hall.
I listen hard to follow the noise, but soon I'm filled with gloom,
for the monster's sound is coming from within my parents' room!
I slink inside the door and see a big lump on the bed.
I shoot a stream of water and it soaks the monster's head!
The lights go on as the monster wakes, and boy is it ever mad.
I guess I should have realized that the monster's just my Dad.
Oops!

There's a monster in my house.
Now he's going back to sleep.
There's a monster in my house.

ZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…


 

I Dreamed that I Could Fly
© 2003  Words by Kenn Nesbitt, Music by Eric Herman Endres

I dreamed that I was in my room, when much to my surprise
I found that if I flapped my arms it made me start to rise.
I waved my arms a little more, then floated off the ground.
I rose up to the ceiling and I had a look around.
I flapped around my bedroom, then decided what I'd do.
I opened up my window, waved my arms and out I flew.

Fly… Flying through the night.
Fly… And everything's alright.

I flew around the city with surprising grace and ease.
I sailed among the rooftops and I soared above the trees.
I chased a pair of pigeons 'round the playground in the park
I raced beside a robin and I frolicked with a lark.

Fly… Flying through the night.
Fly… And everything's alright.

And when I tired of flying and decided I should rest,
I joined a sleeping eagle for a nap inside his nest.
I thought that it was just a dream. I knew it had to be.
Until I woke to find that I was sleeping in a tree!

Fly… Flying through the night.
Fly… And everything's alright.

 

The Tiger and the Zebra
© 2003 Words by Kenn Nesbitt, Music by Eric Endres

The Tiger phoned the Zebra and invited him to dine.
He said, "If you could join me that would simply be divine."
The Zebra said, "I thank you, but respectfully decline.
I heard you ate the antelope… He was a friend of mine!"

On hearing this, the Tiger said, "I must admit, it's true.
I also ate the buffalo, the llama and the gnu.
And yes, I ate the warthog, the gazelle and kangaroo.
But I could never eat a creature beautiful as you.

"You see, I have a secret I'm embarrassed to confide.
I look on you with envy and a modicum of pride.
Of all the creatures ever known," the tiger gently sighed,
"It seems we are the only two with such a stripy hide.

"Now, seeing as we share this strange resemblance of the skin,
I only can conclude that we are just as close as kin.
This means you are my brother, and though fearsome I have been,
I could not eat my brother. That would surely be a sin."

On hearing this, the Zebra said, "I'm certain you are right.
The stripy coats we both possess are such a handsome sight.
My brother, will you let me reconsider if I might?
My calendar is empty, so please, let us dine tonight."

The Tiger met the Zebra in his brand new fancy car,
and drove him to a restaurant. It wasn't very far.
And when they both were seated at a table near the bar,
the Zebra asked, "What's on the grill?" The Tiger said, "You are!"

"But please, you cannot dine on me!" the outraged Zebra cried.
"To cook me up and eat me is a thing I can't abide.
You asked me for your trust and I unwarily complied.
You said you could not eat me, now you plan to have me fried?

"And what about the envy and the modicum of pride?
And what of us as brothers since we share a stripy hide?"
"I'm sorry," said the Tiger, and he smiled as he replied,
"But I love the taste of zebra, so in other words… I lied."

 

Crazy Mountain Road
© 2003 Eric and Roseann Endres

Once upon a time there were three truck drivers
named Bob and Bart and Biff.
They all applied for a job to drive some frieght
on a route up a narrow cliff.
The owner of the frieght came in and said,
"Hey, thank y'all for comin' out.
Now as you may have heard, this job pays well,
but it's nothin' to joke about.
No, sir...

"You gotta drive on up that crazy mountain road.
I need someone who's gonna make it with that load."

Biff said, "I'm the best truck driver
this world has ever seen.
And I could drive a rig
within an inch of that ravine.
And I can drive for three whole days
without getting any rest.
I'll be glad to demonstrate
if you put me to the test.
Come on now...

"I can drive on up that crazy mountain road.
I'll be the one who's gonna make it with that load."

Bart said, "I've been known to
live my life right on the edge.
And I could drive a rig
with two wheels halfway off the ledge.
So put me behind that wheel
and I'll show you I'm on the level.
My middle name is 'Danger'
and my last name? You guessed it...
'Daredevil'!

"I can drive on up that crazy mountain road.
I'll be the one who's gonna make it with that load."

Bob said, "Sir, your freight deserves
to get there safe and sound.
So I would drive far away
from the edge each time around.
I can't compete with these two guys
when it comes to takin' chances.
But I'll make sure the job gets done,
whatever the circumstances.
You betcha!

I will drive on up that crazy mountain road.
I guarantee you, I will make it with that load."

The owner of the freight
considered Biff and Bart and Bob.
If you were him,
which man would you be offerin' the job?
Mmm hmm... I thought so.



The Kid in the Mirror
© 2002 Eric and Roseann Endres

If you wink, wink, wink at the kid in the mirror
he will wink, wink, wink right back at you.
If you clap, clap, clap for the kid in the mirror
she will clap, clap, clap along with you.

Whatever you do, the kid in the mirror will do it, too.

If you jump, jump, jump for the kid in the mirror
he will jump, jump, jump along with you.
If you dance, dance, dance for the kid in the mirror
she will dance, dance, dance along with you.

Whatever you do, the kid in the mirror will do it, too.

And if you're feeling sad and blue
the kid in the mirror feels bad, too.

So you should smile, smile, smile at the kid in the mirror
and he will smile, smile, smile right back at you.

Whatever you do, the kid in the mirror will do it, too.

So wink and clap and jump and dance and smile…

You gotta love, love, love the kid in the mirror.
Love, love, love the kid in the mirror…


 

The Elephant Song
© 2002 Eric and Roseann Endres

Elephants. I like elephants.
Elephants. I like elephants.
I like how they swing through trees…

Monkeys. I like monkeys.
I like how they swim in the ocean…

Fish. I like fish.
I like how they scratch at fleas
and sniff at trees and bark at the mailman…

Gotta like dogs.
Curled up on the windowsill purring, and chasing mice…

Cats. I like cats.
I like how they say, "Cock-a-doodle-doo!"

Roosters. I like roosters.
I like how they gallup and trot…

Horses. I like horses.
I like how they reach into beehives for the honey.

Bears. I like bears.
I like how they jump up high
to catch a fly and sit on a lilypad.
 
Gotta like frogs.
Running through a maze for some cheese…

Mice. I like mice.
I like how they say, "Hee haw! Hee haw!"

Donkeys. I like donkeys.
I like how they hop and eat carrots…

Rabbits. I like rabbits.
I like how they stomp through
the jungle with their big gray trunks…

Elephants. I like elephants.


Chords for "The Elephant Song"

G: 320003
D: xx0232
Am: x02210
C: x32010
Bm7: x24232
Em: 022000
Cmaj7: x32000
Csus2: x32030
B: x24442

G             D       G
Elephants, I like elephants

Am                 D
I like how they swing through trees

C    Bm7  Em         C   Bm7  Em
Fish,              I like fish

C                   Cmaj7                     Csus2
I like how they scratch at fleas and sniff at trees

                       G
and bark at the mailman

               C       G                                     D
Gotta like dogs, curled up on the windowsill purring and chasing mice

G    Cmaj7      B      G     Cmaj7            B
Cats,      I like cats, I like how they say "cock a doodle doo"

etc.

 

The Tale of the Sun and the Moon
© 2003 Words by Kenn Nesbitt, Music by Eric Herman Endres

The Sun was in his bathing suit. The Moon in her pajamas.
They played all day until the two were called in by their mamas.
The Sun went home and climbed in bed. His mama sang a tune.
And soon the Sun was fast asleep and dreaming of the Moon.

The Moon decided not to go. Instead she stayed outside.
She danced and played and laughed and sang,
'til she was sleepy-eyed.

When morning came, the Sun arose and went outside to play.
But could not find his friend, the Moon, who slept inside all day.
So now these two are best of friends apart by dark and light.
The Sun turns in at evenfall. The Moon comes out at night.

The shining Moon sees no sunlight. The Sun sees no moonbeams.
But when they both are fast asleep, they're in each other's dreams…
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