A song from the CD Pilgrim at Home: Vagabond Songs
with Harriet Wingard, Kim Stafford, & Jan DeWeese
Two songs from the CD Wheel Made of Wind, with Kim Stafford & Jan DeWeese
Can We Catch a Lizard…
D … A… E
Can we catch a lizard, lazy in the sun?
Can we jump in puddles, and get all wet for fun?
Can we have another cookie, for sugar’s not a crime?
With a sigh our father said, “Some other time.”
Can we play Monopoly, and let me be the dog?
Can we keep a snake for pet, or just one polliwog?
Make a cage to keep some bugs, it won’t cost us a dime?
“You know,” our father said, “some other time.”
Can we please go fishin’, and fry ’em on the grill?
Can we please go huntin’, if only for a thrill?
Can we climb that pine tree, with all its pitch and grime?
“Listen, kids,” our father said, “some other time.”
Weekends were forever, summer was a tent,
Starlight was a movie of how our life was spent.
One thing father taught me, when I was in his prime:
Never say unto a child: “Some other time.”
So let’s go catch a lizard, lazy in the sun,
Let’s go jump in puddles, and get all wet for fun.
Let’s have another cookie, for sugar’s not a crime.
And let’s all be thankful—we still have the time.