Peter Alsop

Music for Children and Adults

Draw The Line

From the album Pie In The Sky

 

Papers on the floor

Crayons circled 'round him

My son, he shapes

An intricate design

And he orders me to sit

Handling me the blue one

He says "Help me Mommy,

Help me draw the line!"

 

Chorus: Draw the line, draw the line

We have to help each other draw the line

Draw the line, draw the line

We have to help each other draw the line!

 

The news is on T.V.

He's asleep upon my lap

Tears jump down my cheeks

Like counting sheep, like counting crimes

And the worst crime of them all

Will be tomorrow morning

We'll get up and go to work

Just like everything is fine!

 

We'll ignore atomic waste, maybe it will go away

And the chemicals we eat don't taste so bad

Our bombs will keep us safe, and our air smells really great

And the old folks in those homes have no reason to be sad!

Chorus

 

Our kids could save the whales

If there's any left to save

They'd wonder why the jails

Are overflowing with the poor

They'd see ninety-nine percent

Of our Senators are men

And that ego, greed, and money

Are the causes of our wars!

 

The moon shines like his face, I can't look him in the eye

The owl screams "Whooooo - leaves this legacy behind!??"

Somehow we've got to stop, and start a better world

Oh, help me children, please, help me draw the line!

Chorus

 

And the worst crime of them all,

Will be tomorrow morning

We'll get up and go to work

Just like everything is fine!

 

 

Written by Peter Alsop, ©Copyright 1980, Moose School Music (BMI)

On Draw The Line, & Pie In The Sky – www.peteralsop.com