Peter Alsop

Music for Children and Adults

Look At The Ceiling

Dissociation during Incest

LOOK AT THE CEILING

Look at the ceiling

The shadows are bears

I wonder what’s on the T.V.?

And Daddy’s hands rub me all over

I wonder, do leaves in the creek find their way to the sea?

 

Mom mashes potatoes and pours in the milk

And silently smokes cigarettes

I wish she would hug me, or look at me even

I’d trade my allowance for that

 

Billy plays tag with me all the way home

After school, boy!  He’s really a brat!

But we didn’t do nothin’, and it’s not fair for Dad

To make him go home, just like that!

 

Look at the ceiling

The shadows are bears

In hurricanes, where do birds hide?

And Daddy’s hands rub me all over,

I wonder where butterflies learn how to fly?

 

The county fair once had a merry-go-round

I loved to watch Mom and Dad ride

We used to laugh and they used to hold hands

And neither of them used to cry.

 

When the spider scared Little Miss Muffet away

How did she know where to run?

Oh, I’d love to sleep in the bathtub all night

And wake-up as clean as the sun.

 

Look at the ceiling

The shadows are bears

Oh, why do bees die when they sting?

And Daddy’s hands rub me all over

I wonder, where do balloons go when you cut the string?

 

Written by Peter Alsop, ©1981, Moose School Music (BMI)

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