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©Mark Zucker, 2020


What would I do if I were alive

I’d josh and I’d joke and I’d juke and I’d jive

How would I feel if I could just be?

I’d be lappin’ like the waves on the sea sea sea

I’d sing without worrying if anybody heard

I’d be in no hurry but just as busy as a bird

Singing my song to my Lady Godiva

That’s what I’d do if I were alive-uh

‘Cause I’ve got the right to a little delight

I’m a-give it and a-get it with all of my might

 

What would I do if were alive

I’d swing and swagger while I suffer and survive

Walking down the street, legs popping to the beat

Like I got drum pads on the bottoms of my feet

Feeling I say fine, I’m gonna rise and shine,

I’m gonna turn you on to a little bit of mine

‘Cause I’m allowed to share, and I’m proud to care

And I don’t mind showing you what’s under there

‘Cause it feels good and I say it’s okay

To be born and exist and live this way

‘Cause we all have the right to a little delight

I’m a-give it and a-get it with all of my might

 

What would I do if I were alive

Though I stretch and strain and struggle and strive

I will smile with joy at every single girl and boy

Because I’m down here to help the world enjoy

I can forgive myself, and humbly give myself

Free to boldly, bravely live myself

And people might like me, god knows they excite me

If I can make ‘em smile they might even invite me

Ain’t pretty but I’m good, not just made out of wood

Got some fine iron piston pumping underneath my hood

Gonna exercise my right to a little delight

I’m a-give it and a-get it with all of my might

 

What would I do if I were alive

I’d pop it in gear and take her for a drive

Playing fast and loose like a long-necked goose

I can take all of youse, kit, caboodle and caboose

Yes, I could play the clown, slap backs, pal around

And dance a little jig with a jester’s crown

See, I’m walking on a cloud, as I wend through the crowd

Smiling, and believing it, as if that were allowed

Exercising my right to a little delight,

I’m a-give it and a-get it with all of my might

 

©Mark Zucker, 2020


             Mark Zucker, NBCT,  has taught, coached, and created curriculum in OUSD for 28 years. He lives with his wife Penny, and kids Solomon and Dimitri in Berkeley, where he enjoys playing music, writing, reading, dancing, nature, and being physical. You can access his double-CD Balls of Mercury: Hard/Sweet  at markjzucker.bandcamp.com/album/hard-originals.

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