Menage a Tune - A Swinging Happy Birthday To We

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Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to me!
Since I’m You and you’re me Happy Birthday to we!
You’re fifteen and I’m older, by a decade or four
Plus 3 years besides- but who’s keeping score?

I’ve thought long and hard about what I should say
Of things that in life I have learned the hard way.
My only problem is- which should I tell?
If I say “Don’t do this” would my life go to hell?

I don’t want to lose all the good that I’ve known
To avoid looking dumb or feel left all alone
Bad times- there’s been loads
Good times- just the same
You’ll see both come along in your life
In spite of the pains I can see what’s been gained
As a mother, grandmother and wife

So here’s my advice

(musical pause)

Brush your teeth. No, I MEAN it
Twice a day! Even more!
Because root canals hurt just like hell.
Not to mention the cost.
So go brush and floss!
It isn’t that hard to keep well


Try to forgive, since you cannot forget
(I know, I have tried, it’s no use)
The ones who will hurt you are not worth your time
Walk away, don’t put up with abuse

There are times when you’ll feel like you’re stuck in a well
And a voice whispers “Why don’t you die”?
Don’t wait for somebody to see that you fell
Get some help-right away! Don’t just cry!

Hug your mom and your dad. Hug your brothers and sis
Don’t complain all the time- come what may
Compliment people whenever you can
It’s so easy to make someone’s day

Live, love and laugh, and help others laugh too
Learn all you can then go teach
Pick up all your messes
Hang up all your dresses…

But most of all

GO BRUSH YOUR TEETH! No I MEAN it!
Twice a day! Even more!
Because root canals hurt just like hell.
Not to mention the cost.
So go brush and floss!
It isn’t that hard to keep well

Go brush your teeth!

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from SpinTunes #13 Round 3, released August 6, 2017

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