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Dodo Bird Song (Matches and Lighters)

from Sing a Song for Safety by Rich Palmer

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Dodo Bird Song (Matches and Lighters)

They say I’m just a Dodo Bird
I don’t know what to do.
I always make the same mistakes;
I guess I’m not like you.

When a door says push, I always pull
And then I bump my nose.
A wise old owl would always know
to read it before he goes.

When I try to fly up, I fall on the ground.
My brain just doesn’t know why.
I wash my feathers with a garden hose
and roll in the dirt to get dry.

But there’s one thing I’ll never do…
I learned from my safety friends.
Matches and lighters are tolls, not toys…
I’ll never, ever, ever touch them.

Though I’m just a Dodo Bird
There’s something you can learn from me.
Matches and lighters are for moms and dads;
They’re not for a Dodo like me.

Boys and girls, play it safe,
Always use your head.
If you see matches and lighters where they shouldn’t be
Tell a grown-up what I just said.

They should put matches and lighters in a safe place
Where a little person just can’t reach.
And though I’m just a Dodo Bird, it’s a lesson I like to teach.

Music and lyrics copyright 2006 Richard A. Palmer, BMI


from Sing a Song for Safety, released August 16, 2006
Rich Palmer - all instruments and vocals


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Rich Palmer Centerville, Ohio

Rich Palmer has been a fire and life safety educator since 1991. During this time, he has found music to be a tremendous vehicle for presenting safety education messages. The retention of messages delivered through music can be quite effective. By combining his skills in safety education with his talents as a songwriter, Rich can now bring you a valuable tool for your use. ... more

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