Oh! The Places You'll Go

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Today is your day
You’re off to great places
You’re off and away

You've got brains in your head
Feet in your shoes
You can steer yourself
Any direction you choose

You’ll look up and down the streets
Look them over with care
About some you will say,
I don’t choose to go there

With your head full of brains
And your shoes full of feet
You’re too smart to go down any not so good street

You may not find any, you’ll want to go down
In that case of course you’ll head straight out of town

Oh! The Places You’ll Go

Except when you don’t
Because sometimes you wont

You can get so confused
That you’ll start in to race
Down long wiggled roads
At a break necking pace
And grind on for miles
Across weirdish wild space
Headed, I fear, toward a most useless place
The waiting place

For people just waiting.

Waiting for a train to go
Or a bus to come
Or a plane to go
Or the mail to come
Or the rain to go
Or the phone to ring
Or the snow to snow
Or waiting around for a yes or no
Waiting for their hair to grow
Everyone's just waiting.

Waiting for the fish to bite
Or waiting for wind to fly a kite
Or waiting around for Friday night
Or waiting for their uncle jake
Or a string of pearls or a pair of pants
Or a wig with curls or another chance
Everyone is just waiting.

No! That’s not for you
Somehow you’ll escape
All that waiting and staying
You’ll find the bright places
Where Boom Bands are playing

With banner flip-flapping
Once more you’ll ride high
Ready for anything under the sky
Ready because you’re that kind of a guy

Oh The places You’ll Go

There’s fun to be done
There are points to be scored
There are games to be won

And the magical things you can do with that ball
Will make you the winningest winner of all


You'll be famous as famous can be
With the whole wide world watching you win on TV

Except when they don’t
Because sometimes they won't

All alone
Whether you like it or not
Alone will be something you’ll be quite a lot

But on you will go
Though the weather seem foul
On you will go
Though your enemies prowl
On you will go
Though the Hakken-Kraks howl
On you will go

On you will go...

On you will go
Though the weather seem foul
On you will go
Though your enemies prowl
On you will go
Though the Hakken-Kraks howl
On you will go

Onward you'll go

Onward up many
A frightening creek
Though your arms may get sore
And your sneakers may leak

And will you succeed
Yes! You will indeed
98 and ¾ percent guaranteed

Kid... You'll move mountains


from Thursday Night Burrito Fight, released August 1, 2016



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