594

Well, I’d like to visit the moon
On a rocket ship high in the air
Yes, I’d like to visit the moon
But I don’t think I’d like to live there
Though I’d like to look down at the earth from above
I would miss all the places and people I love
So although I might like it for one afternoon
I don’t want to live on the moon

I’d like to travel under the sea
I could meet all the fish everywhere
Yes, I’d travel under the sea
But I don’t think I’d like to live there
I might stay for a day there if I had my wish
But there’s not much to do when your friends are all fish
And an oyster and clam aren’t real family
So I don’t want to live in the sea
I’d like to visit the jungle, hear the lions roar
Go back in time and meet a dinosaur
There’s so many strange places I’d like to be
But none of them permanently

So if I should visit the moon
Well, I’ll dance on a moonbeam and then
I will make a wish on a star
And I’ll wish I was home once again
Though I’d like to look down at the earth from above
I would miss all the places and people I love
So although I may go I’ll be coming home soon
‘Cause I don’t want to live on the moon
No, I don’t want to live on the moon

4 thoughts on “594

  1. Many times I’ve wanted to incorporate that tune into my accordion repertoire, but it lacks the kitschy irony dripping from everything else in my setlists. Apparently I need to get more mature before I can cover songs from Sesame Street.

  2. you’re sleepin’
    so kind, so sweet

    thank-you,
    for knowing how to do all the little things
    always.
    thank-you,
    for all your comfort, warmth, kindnesses
    always.

    i love you
    always.

  3. I’ll probably get flak for mentioning this, but I recall one late night listening to this with a friend and trying to justify to him why it’s a metaphor about Ernie’s struggle with his sexual orientation.

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