Peter Alsop

Music for Children and Adults

No One Knows For Sure

Hope

NO ONE KNOWS FOR SURE

There’s a camel in the desert, who could really use a drink

Her hump is all dried up, and her name’s Irene, I think

If she doesn’t get some water, or some juice or soda soon

I don’t think she’ll last much longer, I don’t think she’ll last

     til noon

And the sun is burning brightly, and the desert sand’s so hot

And Irene’s so awfully thirsty, she might die right on the spot!

 

Cho: But no one knows for sure, something might come along

That could save the day and help her out, and fix whatever’s

     wrong.

Cause no one knows for sure, we’ve still got time to hope

And Irene might see a giant milkshake, over the next slope!!

Well, she might if she keeps walking!

Cause no one knows for sure, no one knows for sure!

 

There’s a highway by the river, where a little toad named

     Russell

Has hopped out in the middle, and he’s too scared t’move

     a muscle

He’s afraid because the cars there sound like giant,

     angry ducks

And cause other toads who crossed that road got flattened out

     by trucks!

I guess Russell’s in big trouble, I bet it’s awful for that toad

If a bus comes, our friend Russ might be a waffle in the road!

 

Chorus: (And Russell might just hustle, then he won’t have

     to croak!

And he might hop any minute now, cause no one knows

     for sure)

 

There’s a monkey named McCaffree, who’s lived a long,

     long time

And he’s got a broken tail, that makes it pretty hard to climb,

So he’s careful in the jungle, when he climbs where monkeys go

But he missed a vine and fell into the river down below!

And the crocodiles surround him, and McCaffree,

     he can’t swim

And he’s driftin’ toward the waterfall, guess that’s the last

     we’ll see of him!

 

Chorus:  (And McCaffree might see Wonder Woman, and she

     might have her rope!

Cause she usually caries one with her, doesn’t she!)

 

There’s a kid I know named Evelyn, one of my fav’rite friends

And they put her in the hospital, for testing once again

And the Doctors and the grown ups, well they were sad when

     they were through

They told her she was very sick, no one knew what to do

To make her feel better, so she could run and play

And Evelyn knew that she might die, but she’d look at me

     and say!

 

Chorus:  (That could save the day and help me out, and fix

     whatever’s wrong.

Cause no one knows for sure, we’ve still got time to hope

And maybe Dr. Seuss and me’ll invent a Super-Dooper

     kind of soap!

Cause no one knows for sure, no one knows for sure, no one

     knows for sure!)

 

Written by Peter Alsop, © Copyright 1983, Moose School Music (BMI)

On Wha’D’Ya Wanna Do? and Songs On Loss & Griefwww.peteralsop.com

 

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