The fish had a wish


The flower said, “I wish I was a tree,”
The tree said, “I wish I could be
A different kind of tree,
The cat wished that it was a bee,
The turtle wished that it could fly
Really high into the sky,
Over rooftops and then dive
Deep into the sea.

And in the sea there is a fish,
A fish that has a secret wish,
A wish to be a big cactus
With a pink flower on it.
And in the sea there is a fish,
A fish that has a secret wish,
A wish to be a big cactus
With a pink flower on it.

And the flower
Would be its offering
Of love to the desert.
And the desert,
So dry and lonely,
That the critters all
Appreciate the effort.

Et le jackalope a dit
Je voudrais être un yeti
Pour voler dans la nuit
Et m’en aller loin d’ici
Mais le yeti a dit
Je voudrais être un monstre marin
Pour pouvoir rentrer dans la mer
De tous les requins.

And the rattlesnake said,
“I wish I had hands so
I could hug you like a man.”
And then the cactus said,
“But don’t you understand,
My skin is covered with sharp spikes
That’ll stab you like a thousand knives.
A hug would be nice,
But hug my flower with your eyes.”

The flower said, “I wish I was a tree,”
The tree said, “I wish I could be
A different kind of tree,
The cat wished that it was a bee,
The turtle wished that it could fly
Really high into the sky,
Over rooftops and then dive
Deep into the sea.

And in the sea there is a fish,
A fish that has a secret wish,
A wish to be a big cactus
With a pink flower on it.
And in the sea there is a fish,
A fish that has a secret wish,
A wish to be a big cactus
With a pink flower on it.

And the flower
Would be its offering
Of love to the desert.
And the desert,
So dry and lonely,
That the critters all
Appreciate the effort.

8 Comments

  • At 2008.07.10 08:54, chika said:

    everyone is not happy with what / who they are :/

    • At 2008.07.11 05:44, Deee said:

      I like!

      • At 2008.07.13 02:03, jessyz said:

        Thanx :-))

        • At 2008.07.13 02:26, Evaluna said:

          heheee… I’ve been singing that all day for the whole past week now 😀 (to my nephews, to my best friend, to myself, before I sleep, while driving, while working, I don’t know what got to me!)
          my favorite part is the rattlesnake verse 😀

          • At 2008.07.17 13:08, gjoe said:

            CUTE!!

            • At 2008.07.22 05:20, RJay said:

              i wish my grass was greener like the other side 😉

              • At 2008.07.22 07:39, jessyz said:

                @RJay and I wish my grass had a big pool in it 😀

                • At 2008.10.14 12:09, insomniac said:

                  i was just going to tell you that my sister have been playing that every single day as we car-pooled, but there!

                  i liie the rattlesnake part too :)