I was really, really, really, really, really hungry,
So I asked my mom if I could have a snack.
She gave me a stick of celery to hold me off till dinner,
But I just frowned and then I gave it back.
But my mama shook her head. She looked at me and said,
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Is there something else youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d rather have instead?Ã¢â‚¬Â
I thought for a moment, then I said:
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d rather have a ten colored rainbow on a hamburger bun,
With a piece of a cloud and a slice of the sun.
Or some moon flavored pancakes with some syrup from mars,
With a sky-flavored milkshake and a big bowl of stars!Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Ahhhh, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d rather have bunny ears on bagels with hummingbird beaks,
Or frog belly pie and some butterfly cheeks,
Or kitty-ear cookies or salamander soup,
Or lizard-lip licorice or puppy-tail stew.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d like to eat a big roasted rock or some bumble bee burritos,
Or a fried cuckoo clock sprinkled with mosquitoes,
Or dog-nose doughnuts or nanny goat nachos,
Or French fried ice cubes or tiger-toe tacos!Ã¢â‚¬Â
My mama shook her head and she looked at me and said,
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Are you sure there isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t something else youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d rather have instead?Ã¢â‚¬Â
I thought for a moment then I said:
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Ahhh, mama! Could I have a nice stick of celery, please!Ã¢â‚¬Â