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  1. Crow

From the recording A Salt and Battery

Lyrics

Crow

Deep in the night I arise and, according to plan,
(He marches into the dark and assumes the position)
I breathe in deep and I crow just as loud as I can!
(You’d better not interfere – he’s a bird with a mission!)
Oh, yes, I crow and - Voila! The sun rises again!
(And he does it every morning – what a marvel of consistency!)
Now, I’ve heard some swine inferred that it might have happened anyway...
(You should be grateful – how could you be so hateful?)
Well, you’d sing a different tune, yeah, you’d be oinking at the moon, my friend
If I had stayed in bed today!

And it’s cock-a-doodle-doo, hey! Look what I’ve done for you
Crow! I’ve got to crow!
Cock-a-doodle-doo, yeah, that’s all I’ve got to do is
Crow to make it so!
From the sunrise to sunset, the bird to the bee
And please remember, my friends, that you owe it all to me
Because I crow, crow, crow
All I’ve got to do is crow!

Test scores are up, crime is down and the economy’s strong
(That was him!) It was me! (You da man!) Joy to serve!
We’ll vanquish hate and injustice and right every wrong
(Just put your faith in the man, you’ll get just what you deserve)
We’ll wipe out hunger and pain with a dance and a song!
(And you’re gonna love this number – he’s an ace at choreography)
Race relations, immigration, National Security
(No challenge too great, no contribution too small)
I am my own man, ladies and gents, I am immune to influence…
Unless you can afford the fee

And it’s cock-a-doodle-doo, hey! Look what I’ve done for you
Crow! I’ve got to crow!
Cock-a-doodle-doo, yeah, that’s all I’ve got to do is
Crow to make it so!
From the sunrise to sunset, the bird to the bee,
I’ll make the truth you desire the truth that you see
And then I’ll crow, crow, crow
All I’ve got to do is crow!

My friends, I’m saddened to say, and I cannot understand…
(What has furrowed your brow, oh, great Shaper of Dreams?)
...that there are those who oppose our Grand and Glorious Plan!
(Who would dare? Point them out, the nefarious fiends!)
They want to murder our children and poison the land!
(But we know you’ll put an end to their contemptible conspiracy!)
And now they’ve sown this vicious rumor that’s a really big crock...
(Oh, what did they say, those mean-spirited pigs?)
...but I am not Chicken Little! I’m a really big…
(ROOSTER!)
Yeah, that’s what I mean, a great big…

Cock-a-doodle-doo, hey! Look what I’ve done for you
Crow! I’ve got to crow!
Cock-a-doodle-doo, yeah, that’s all I’ve got to do is
Crow to make it so!
From the sunrise to sunset, the birds to the bees,
I’ll be whatever you want ‘til you’re down on your knees
And then I’ll crow, crow, crow
I’ve got to crow, crow, crow
Don’t you know that I was born to crow, crow, crow...
All I’ve got to do is crow!

© 2000 Robert M. Shaffer