Peter Alsop

Music for Children and Adults

Covers On Our Hearts

From the album Pie In The Sky

 

MrB:    Sometimes I think I got a cover on my heart,

            I'm thinkin' way too much about what ev'rybody thinks and,

            What ev'rybody does, it's like I act like there's no to-morrow,

All the details seem, so important to me,

That I can't even see to-morrow!

 

She's so nice, . . and so polite, and

It's just too hard, to do everything right,

An' I sure wanna do ev-rything right, when she's a-round,

I'd sure like to, . . . do everything right.

 

Whatever happened to, telling a woman that you

Think she really looks fine?  Or,

Making a date, or planning for later,

The rules get hazy, it's making me crazy!

Maybe I'm losing my mind!  I'm thinkin', . .

 

La-nah Na-nah Naaah, Nah Naaah!

La-nah Na-nah Naaah-naaah, La-nah Na-nah Naaah!

La-nah Na-nah Naaah, Nah Naaah!

We got covers, we got covers on our hearts!

 

Rose:    Sometimes I feel, there's a cover on my heart,

            I worry way too much about how ev'rybody feels, and so I

Shut them out, it's like I act like there's no to-morrow,

All the feelings I feel, are so painful and real,

Sometimes I don't want to see, to-morrow.

 

He's so nice, . . and so polite, and

It's just too hard, to do ev'rything right,

An' I sure wanna do ev'rything right, when he's a-round,

I'd sure like to, . . . do ev'rything right.

 

            Whatever happened to, taking some time just to,

See what your heart has to say?

Swing on the front porch, feel the moonlight,

Drinking some cold lemonade!

And the phone won't ring, and the TV's off, and the cars all stop,

They're all waiting to see what your heart has to say.  And mine says,

 

La-nah Na-nah Naaah, Nah Naaah!

La-nah Na-nah Naaah-naaah, La-nah Na-nah Naaah!

La-nah Na-nah Naaah, Nah Naaah!

We got covers, we got covers on our hearts!

 

Cho1:

MrB/Rs:   We got covers on our hearts

MrB:    Like the casing on a clock

Rose:    Like the bandage on a scar

MrB/Rs: We got covers on our hearts

MrB:    From moving too fast,

Rose:    Afraid to be last,

MrB/Rs: We got covers, we got covers on our hearts!

 

Arnold: Sometimes the men today, they seem so "sensitive!" 

            They're worse than women!

Tom:    Yeah! They hug each other!

Arnold: Jeez! I'd rather be dead! . . .

Down in the ground with John Wayne!

Tom:    He never hugged no guys!

Arnold: Or worried when he died! I bet

            He never cried about to-morrow!

 

Mrs Fst:  You're so nice.

Mrs Raynr: You're so polite.

Estelle:  And it's just too hard, to do everything right,

Women: An' we wanna make ev'rything perfect all the time, . . .

            We'd sure like to, . . . make ev'rything, right.

 

B & Lty:  Whatever happened to trusting your feelings?

Dr. H:   You don't feel so safe when you're burned.  

Letty:    Now nothin's okay,

Bill:      "Don't you worry!" they say,

Letty:    Well, I got lots of fears, and I ain't prayed in years,

B&Lty: But we don't know where else we can turn!!

 

B&Lty: We got covers on our hearts

(Cho1)  Like the casing on a clock

            Like the bandage on a scar

            We got covers on our hearts

            From losing our trust, it's hard to adjust!

            We got covers, we got covers on our hearts!

 

DrFst:   Sometimes I wonder why I even bother to give

            Jobs to people who don't understand, why

Our Great Land

Needs this power that my plant provides! . . .

Sure, we all make mistakes,

Let's hope that nothing else breaks,

It's a risk we must take for to-morrow!

 

Town:   We're all so nice, . . and so polite, . . . and

We try so hard, to do ev'rything right, an' we sure  

Wanna do ev'rything right in our hometown,

We'd sure like to, . . . do everything right.

 

Penny:  Whatever happened to people with courage who

Fight when they know they've been screwed!

Have you sold your passion for next season's fashions?! 

While we're being poisoned and lied to and bombed,

You're worried about being rude!!

 

Town:   We got covers on our hearts

(Cho1)  Like the casing on a clock

            Like the bandage on a scar

            We got covers on our hearts

            From losing our trust, it's hard to adjust!

            We got covers, we got covers on our hearts!

 

Mr. B:  If only just once,  ahhh, we could break free,

Pie:       Throw off the covers,

Rose:     Then we would see, we don't have to be scared!

 Pie:      If our hearts could discover how to,

            Reach out to each other, then

Kids:    We could change the world!

Pie:       Can you do it?!

Kids:    We can change the world!

Pie:       Not if you hide!

Kids:    We can change the world!

Pie:       See how you feel now!

Kids:    We can change the world!

Pie:       Give it a try!    You can,

Kids:    Change it!  Change it! 

Pie:       Yes!  You can do it!

Kids:    We can change it! 

Pie:       You can,

Kids:     Change it!  Change it!

Pie:       Ahhhh!  It's up to you!

Kids:    We can change it! 

Pie:       You can do it!

Kids:    We can change it!

Pie:       You can do it!

Kids:    We can change it!

Pie:       You can do it!

Kids:    We can change it!

Pie:       You can do it!

Kids:    We can change it! 

 

Kids:    We can change it! Change it! Change it! 

            We can change the world! 

            We can change it! Change it! Change it! 

            We can change the world!

Pie:       Let's all go, . . .

Ensmbl: La-nah Na-nah Naaah, Nah Naaah!

Kids:     We can change it!  Change it!

Town:     We got covers on our hearts]

            Ensmbl:   La-nah Na-nah Naaah-naaah, La-nah Na-nah Naaah!

            Town:     Like the casing on a clock

            Kids:     We can change the world!

Ensmbl:   La-nah Na-nah Naaah, Nah Naaah!

Town:     Like the bandage on a scar

Kids:     We can change it!  Change it!

 

Town:   We got covers, we got covers on our hearts!

We got covers, . . on our hearts!

Kids:    We can change the world!!!

 

 

 

Written by Peter Alsop, Copyright 1987 Moose School Music (BMI)

On Pie In The Sky - www.peteralsop.com