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Big Bright Beautiful World

This song is by Unknown Artist.

Listen son, you're growing up so quickly
Growing up bigger by the day
Although we want you here, the rules are very clear
Now you're seven, now you're seven
So it's time to go away

Your mama packed a sandwich for your trip
Your papa packed your boots in case of snow
You're gonna make us proud, no backing up allowed
Just keep walking, just keep walking
And you'll find somewhere to go

It's a big bright beautiful world
With happiness all around
It's peaches and cream and every dream comes true
But not for you

It's a big, bright, beautiful world
With possibilities everywhere
And just around the bend there's a friend or two
But not for you

You're ugly, son, which means that life is harder
People hate the things they cannot understand
And when they look at us they tend to make a fuss
Burn our houses down and chase us off our land

It's important that you find a cozy cesspit
A place no one would ever dare to tread
And if they happen by make sure you terrify them
If you don't, son, if you don't, son
Then you'll surely wind up dead

Goodbye, goodbye
Watch out for men with pitch-forks

It's a big bright beautiful world
Adventure's at every turn
Dragons and kings and so many things to do

It's a big bright beautiful world
Just hop aboard and find true love
For every little chap there's a captive onjunue

For everyone, everyone, everyone, yes, everyone
Everyone, everyone but not for you

We're telling you what we were told
It's not that complicated
You're fated to be lonely and you're destined to be hated
If you read the books they say
That's why you were created

But don't despair, don't despair
'Cause happiness is grossly over rated

Not so close, my darling, dear
He may bite your little hand
You must never trust an ogre
I hope you understand

He'll grind you bones with a brick, stick your head on a post
Squeeze the jelly from your eyes, jelly from your eyes
Jelly to spread upon his toast
It's a pathetic existence, it's a horrible life
It's a terrible, never ending hideous tale of despair

It's a big bright beautiful world with happiness all around
It's leaches and cream like a dream come true
It's a big bright beautiful world with moss and willow trees everywhere
What I wouldn't give to keep living like I do

It's a big bright beautiful world, as far as I can see it's paradise
My future looked bleak but the freak has turned out just fine

It's a big bright beautiful world
It's a big bright beautiful world
It's a big bright beautiful world
And it's mine all alone, it's mine
And it's mine, all mine


Written by:

David Lindsay-Abaire; Jeanine Tesori

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