Peter Alsop

Music for Children and Adults

Pick One!

PICK ONE

It’s raining out today and I’m stuck inside                  

Got the TV channel changer, but I can’t decide            

All the great programs on TV                                    

Flipping through the channels, then Mom says to me!    

 

Cho:  Pick one!  Pick one!  You’re makin’ me crazy!      

Pick one!  Pick one!   You’re eyes are gettin’ hazy!        

Pick one channel, try it for awhile                               

You can always pick another, if it’s not your style           

But Just!  Pick!  One!                                                  

 

I couldn’t stand the blabbing, so I went for a walk

Down to the library, no one there can talk

Books by the thousands, which one to read?

Then the Librarian whispered to me,

 

Cho:  Pick one!  Pick one!  You make yourself crazy!

Pick one!  Pick one!   You’re eyes are gettin’ hazy!

Pick one book, try it for awhile

You can always pick another, if it’s not your style

But Just!  Pick!  One!

 

Bridge:  I looked down at my shoes, I couldn’t seem to choose

 

So I went home turned the radio on

There was talk about war and the nuclear bomb

Off-shore drilling, sex abuse and killing

Polluting the environment and ineffective government

Oil barons, cancer and lots of drugs

Health care, welfare and Wall Street thugs,

Financial collapse, crowded schools and population

Terrorism, vigilantes, immigration

 

I wanna save the world before it’s blown away

I was overwhelmed, then I heard myself say, ...

 

Cho: Pick one!  Pick one!  You make yourself crazy!

Pick one!  Pick one!   You’re eyes are gettin’ hazy!

Pick one cause, try it for awhile

You can always pick another, if it’s not your style

But Just!  Pick!  One!

 

Cho: Pick one!  Pick one!  Maybe not the best!

Pick one!  Pick one or you’re gonna get depressed

Sittin’ in your stall doin’ nothin’ at all

So Pick one!  Pick one!  This is not a test!

 

Cho: Pick one!  Pick one!  Make it work for you

Pick one!  Pick one!  There’s lots that we can do

Try to think small 'cause y’can’t do it all!

To get a lot done, y’gotta start with one

So Just Pick One!   Pick one!

 

Written by Peter Alsop, Copyright 2010, Moose School Music (BMI)

On Disciples of PerFection - www.peteralsop.com

 

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