Peter Alsop

Music for Children and Adults

Back Up!

Self-care when Uncomfortable

BACK-UP!

One day hikin’ in the hills

Practicin’ my scoutin’ skills

Whoa!  This big snake crossed my track

So I said t’myself, “Hey Self, ... get back!”

 

Cho: Back-up!  (Back-up!)  Back-up!  (Back-up!)

You won’t crack-up if you back-up!

Back-up!  (Back-up!)  Back-up!  (Back-up!)

Give yourself some slack and just “Get back!”

Hmm-hmm, hmm-hmm, Back-up! (Back-up!)

Hmm-hmm, hmm-hmm, Back-up! (Back-up!)

 

Sometimes Dad drives much too fast

And I’m afraid that we might crash

So I say, “Dad, now please don’t frown

When I’m scared, I gotta speak-up, SLOW DOWN!!”

Chorus

 

My Uncle Dave, he sings to me

And sometimes I sit on his knee

But then he starts to pet my hair

So I say, “Would you please STOP petting my hair?

I am NOT a dog or a cat or a fluffy little bunny!

And even though I LIKE you very much,

I HATE IT WHEN YOU DO THAT!!!

Thank you for listening.

Chorus

 

So if by accident you find

You get too close, you can change your mind

Or if somebody gets too close to you

Just say, “Back-up!” that’s the thing to do!

Chorus/Instumental

 

When someone’s actin’ all syrupy sweet

They sit so close you can smell their feet

And they ooze up t’you like a greasy cat

Y’don’t have t’act nice, when it feels like that!

Chorus (2x)

 

Ad libs:  If it’s not your choice, then use your voice!

Save yourself some flack, and just get back!

 

Written by Peter Alsop, ©1992, Moose School Music (BMI)

On Wake Up! dvd & Songs On Sex and Sexualitywww.peteralsop.com

 

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