Peter Alsop

Music for Children and Adults

If I Was In Charge

From the album Pluggin' Away Buy Now

- what if kids ran things!

IF I WAS IN CHARGE

If I was in charge, there’d be a few changes   

My room would be clean as can be            

But I wouldn’t clean it if I was in charge      

My father would offer to clean it for me!!      

No, I wouldn’t clean it if I was in charge     

My father would clean it for me!!              

 

If I was in charge there’s be a few changes

Kids wouldn’t eat food that we hate!

We’d all eat desserts if I was in charge

And it would be great if y’licked off your plate!

We’d all eat desserts if I was in charge

And it would be great if y’licked off your plate!

 

If I was in charge there’d be a few changes

My brother would do what I said!

He’d stay out of my stuff if I was in charge,

Or I’d never let him get out of his bed!

He’d stay out of my stuff if I was in charge,

Or I’d have to pour honey all over his head!

 

If I was in charge there’d be a few changes

I’d make teachers have recess all day!

They’d chew gum and blow bubbles if I was in charge

N’they’d better blow big ones if they want an ‘A’!

They’d chew gum and blow bubbles if I was in charge

N’they’d better blow big ones if they want an ‘A’!

 

If I was in charge there’d be a few changes

I’d never let anyone fight!

If you hit somebody and I was in charge

I’d slug you, to teach you that hitting’s not right!

If you hit somebody and I was in charge

I’d slug you, to teach you that hitting’s not right!

(That’s awful!  What’s happening to me!!?)

 

If I was in charge, I might start to change

And start acting like I’m a big deal

Maybe it’s best if NO ONE’S in charge

N’we just pay attention t’how others feel!

Yeah, ... maybe it’s best if NO ONE’S in charge

N’we just pay attention to how other folks feel!

 

Written by Peter Alsop, ©1990, Moose School Music (BMI)

On Pluggin’ Away & Songs On Recovery and Addictionwww.peteralsop.com

 

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