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  1. Ready to Go

From the recording Outside the Lines

Lyrics

I woke up one morning and opened my eyes
And looked out the window to see a surprise
While I was sleeping, during the night
The grass was replaced with a blanket of white
So
I put on my long red underwear
I put on my fuzzy grey socks
And stood in front of my mother, and said,
"I'm ready to go
Out in the yard to play in the snow . . . "
My mother said, "No."

So . . .
After I put on my long red underwear
After I put on my fuzzy grey socks
I put on my stripey green turtleneck
I put on my woolly white sweater
I put on my indigo blue jeans
I put on my slippery purple snow pants
I put on my heavy black coat
And I put on my shiny yellow boots
And stood in front of my mother, and said,
"I'm ready to go out in the yard to play in the snow . . . "
My mother said, "No."

So . . .
After I put on my long red underwear
After I put on my fuzzy grey socks
I put on my stripey green turtleneck
I put on my woolly white sweater
I put on my indigo blue jeans
I put on my slippery purple snow pants
I put on my heavy black coat
And after I put on my shiny yellow boots
I put on my warm aqua mittens
I put on my fluorescent orange ski cap
And stood in front of my mother, and said,
"I'm ready to go out in the yard to play in the snow . . . "
My mother said, "No."

So . . .
I took my candy-cane scarf that hangs down
And wound it around, and around, and around,
Until I just knew that she'd let me get going,
Because my two eyes were the only things showing
And I stood in front of my mother, and said,
"Mmmmmm hmmmmmhmmmm hmmmm hmmmmm mmmmmmm mmmmmm hmmmmmmm mmmmmmm
Hmmmm hmmmmm mmmmm hmmmmmm hmmmmm . . . "
My mother said, "What?"

So I said a little louder,
"Mmmmmm hmmmmmhmmmm hmmmm hmmmmm mmmmmmm mmmmmm hmmmmmmm mmmmmmm
Hmmmm hmmmmm mmmmm hmmmmmm hmmmmm . . . "
My mother said, "What?"

So I said a little louder,
"Mmmmmm hmmmmmhmmmm hmmmm hmmmmm mmmmmmm mmmmmm hmmmmmmm mmmmmmm
Hmmmm hmmmmm mmmmm hmmmmmm hmmmmm . . . "
My mother said, "What?"

So . . .
I took my candy-cane scarf that hangs down
Unwound it, around, and around, and around,
And I took off my fluorescent orange ski cap
And I took off my warm aqua mittens
And I took off my shiny yellow boots
And I took off my heavy black coat
And I took off my slippery purple snow pants
And I took off my indigo blue jeans
And I took off my woolly white sweater
And I took off my stripey green turtleneck
And I took off my fuzzy grey socks
And I stood in front of my mother in my long red underwear,
"I said . . . I was ready to go out in the yard to play in the snow."
My mother said, "Oh! Do you still want to go?"
I looked over at the pile of clothes and said, "No . . ."

And I walked up the staircase, still shaking my head,
And lifted the covers, and went back to bed.