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I'd Like To Teach the World To Sing. . .

   For Laura
   (to the tune of the old Coke ad)

I'd like to teach the world to sing
   In perfect harmony.
I'd like to buy the world a drink
   And keep it company.

I'd like to see the world get stoned
   And giggle foolishly.
I'd like to pat it on the head
   And stroke it on its knee.

Chorus
   I'd like to be
   The world's family.
   And have it think
   The same of me.

I'd like to have the world sit down
   To supper every night
And feed it everything it wants;
   A feast of rare delights.

I'd like to have the world begin
   With choc'late for dessert.
And eat until it sighed and popped
   The buttons off its shirt.

Chorus

I'd like to tuck the world in bed
   And sing it off to sleep,
While dreams of deeds of valor
   Rocked it softly on the deep.

I'd like to see these things come true
   For people everywhere.
And have them be the rule instead
   Of being all too rare.

Chorus
   Why can't we be
   A big family?
   You'd still be you
   And I'd still be me.

Chorus (reprise)
   I'd like to be
   The world's family.
   And have it think
   The same of me.


2000 Bucky Edgett