The Baby Changing Song

THE BABY CHANGING SONG
words and music by Shellen Lubin

It's time to change the baby
What shall I change you into today?
Would you like to be an elephant, huge and grey
And when you tramped all over your trunk would sway?
But you'd have to live in Africa instead of here with me
So I guess you're better off this way.

It's time to change the baby
What shall I change you into this time out?
Would you like to be an aardvark, thick-skinned and stout
With a long sticky tongue and a long hairy snout?
But you'd have to eat ants instead of mommy's milk
So you're better off a baby no doubt.

Should I change you into a penguin?
No, tuxedos get too hot!
Should I change you into a puppy dog?
No, housebroken's one thing you are not!

It's time to change the baby
What's there to be that you think you could?
Would you like to be a statue of stone or wood
Of Moses, or Diana, or Robin Hood?
But you'd have to stand still for all eternity
So I guess you'll be a baby for good.
(Sometimes I wish you'd be a baby for good!)

Should I change you into a teddy bear?
No, you've already got one on your shelf!
Should I change you into a monster?
No, you do that quite well yourself!

It's time to change the baby
As I've changed you time and time again
And will do a few more years 'til when
You're closer to who you're going to be;
But as many times as I change you
I'll never change you as much
As you've changed me!

1986 Bondrov Music
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