Pinwheel of Death

Larry Grossman


SONGS

Alt. Title The Big Bow Wow

Writers Larry Grossman, Hal Hackady

Genres Showtune, Children-Novelty

Recorded 1976

Lyrics I'M GONNA BE
THE BIG BOW-WOW,
WAIT'LL THEY SEE
THE OLD DOG NOW,
STEALING THE SHOW,
MY MOM
WOULDN'T KNOW HER PUP!
I'M GONNA BE
A V.I.P.,
HEY, LOOK AT ME,
A V.I.P.,
THOROUGHBRED SORT,
A VERY IMPORTANT PUP!

THREE, NO!
TWO, NO!
I'M NUMERO UNO!
ARE THEY READY
FOR YOU KNOW WHO?
I'M GONNA BE
THE BIG BOW-WOW,
YOU'RE GONNA SEE 'EM
ALL COW TOW,
NAME ON MY DOOR,
RUG ON MY FLOOR,
AND NOW NO LONGER
HEY STEP ASIDE RUNT,
FLASHIN' THE PROFILE
FROM SIDEFRONT,
NOW I'M THE BIG BOW-WOW!

CLASS, YES!
STYLE, YES!
OUT FRONT BY A MILE,
YES!
LOOK ME UP
IN THE NEW 'WHO'S WHO'!
GONNA BE HEARING
FROM SNOOPY,
PARDON, MY BEAGLE,
BUT WHOOPIE,
NOW I'M THE BIG BOW-WOW.

BIGGER THAN RIN-TIN-TIN
AND LASSIE,
BIGGER THAN BENJI,
TWICE AS CLASSY.
LET 'EM EAT STEAK,
IT'S TIME
THAT I TAKE MY BOW
SANDY
CAN THROW IN THE TOWEL,
SNOOPY
IT'S YOUR NIGHT TO HOWL,
NOW I'M THE BIG BOW-WOW!
Writers Larry Grossman, Hal Hackady

Genres Showtune, Children-Novelty

Recorded 1976

Lyrics DON'T BE THE LEAF
IF YOU CAN BE THE TREE,
DON'T BE THE RAINDROP
IF YOU CAN BE THE SEA.
'CAUSE A LEAF MAY FALL,
BUT THE TREE REMAINS.
IT MAY NEVER RAIN AT ALL,
BUT THE SEA REMAINS
BETTER TO BE THE TREE
AND THE SEA.
SEE?
DON'T BE A CLOUD
IF YOU CAN BE THE SKY,
DON'T BE A FEATHER,
BE A BIRD
AND FLY.
CLOUDS ROLL BY,
BUT THE SKY ROLLS ON
AND A BIRD CAN FLY
WITH A FEATHER GONE,
BE THE BIRD
AND THE SKY
AND THE TREE
AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA,
DON'T BE ANYTHING LESS
THAN EVERYTHING YOU CAN BE!

DON'T BE THE SAIL
IF YOU CAN BE THE BOAT.
DON'T BE THE LINING
IF YOU CAN BE THE COAT.
IT MAY LOSE ITS SAIL,
BUT A BOAT WILL FLOAT,
AND A COAT
WITHOUT A LINING
IS STILL A COAT.
BETTER TO BE THE BOAT
AND THE COAT.
QUOTE!
DON'T BE THE STICK
IF YOU CAN BE THE DRUM,
DON'T BE THE SUGAR,
BE THE PLUM,
BY GUM.
YOU CAN BREAK A STICK
BUT THE DRUM WILL BEAT.
WITHOUT A SUGAR COAT,
PLUMS'RE GOOD TO EAT.
BETTER TO BE THE DRUM
AND THE PLUM
AND THE COAT
AND THE BIRD
AND THE SKY
AND THE TREE
AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA
DON'T BE ANYTHING LESS
THAN EVERYTHING YOU CAN BE!

DON'T BE THE MOO
IF YOU CAN BE THE COW.
DON'T BE THE FURROW,
IF YOU CAN BE THE PLOW.
'CAUSE YOU CAN'T GET MILK
FROM A MOO NO WAY,
AND THE FURROW'S IN A RUT,
BUT THE PLOW'S OKAY,
BETTER TO BE THE COW
AND THE PLOW!
NOW,
DON'T BE THE STING
IF YOU CAN BE THE BEE,
DON'T BE A TWO
IF YOU CAN BE A THREE.
'CAUSE A STING
CAN'T MAKE YOU A HONEYBUN,
TAKE TWO FROM THREE
AND YOU STILL GOT ONE.
BETTER TO BE THE THREE
AND A BEE
AND A COW
AND A PLOW
AND A DRUM
AND A PLUM
AND A COAT,
BOAT,
BIRD,
SKY,
TREE
AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA.
DON'T BE ANYTHING LESS
THAN EVERYTHING YOU CAN BE!

DON'T BE THE STRING
IF YOU CAN BE THE KITE.
DON'T BE THE DARKNESS,
IF YOU CAN BE THE LIGHT.
THO' YOU LOSE ITS STRING
YOU CAN FLY A KITE,
BUT WOULD ANYBODY HERE
FLY A KITE AT NIGHT?
BETTER TO BE THE KITE
AND THE LIGHT.
RIGHT!
DON'T BE THE TAIL
IF YOU CAN BE THE DOG,
DON'T BE THE BUMP
IF YOU CAN BE THE LOG.
HE CAN WAG HIS TAIL,
BUT IT CAN'T WAG HE,
A BUMP WITHOUT A LOG
ISN'T MUCH TO BE.
BETTER TO BE THE DOG
AND THE LOG
AND THE KITE
AND THE LIGHT
AND THE THREE
AND A BEE
AND A COW
AND A PLOW
AND A DRUM
AND A PLUM
AND A COAT
AND A BOAT
AND A BIRD
AND THE SKY
AND A TREE
AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA!
DON'T BE ANYTHING LESS
THAN EVERYTHING YOU CAN BE!
Writers Larry Grossman, Hal Hackady

Genres Standard, Pop, Ballad, Seasons

Recorded 1973

Lyrics I, CAPRICORN
CHILD OF MORNING
CLIMBER OF RAINBOWS,
RIDER OF CLOUDS.
AND I HAVE SUMMER DAYS
TO SQUANDER,
SEVEN LIVES TO LIVE,
ALL THE FIRES OF WINTER,
ALL MY LOVE TO GIVE.
I, CAPRICORN
BORN OF THE SUNRISE
KEEPER OF SEASHELLS,
REAPER OF WIND.
AND I HAVE HAPPINESS
TO SCATTER,
DREAMS FOR COMING TRUE.
LOVE TO LAST FOR ALWAYS,
AND IT'S ALL FOR YOU.
ALL FOR YOU.
ALL FOR YOU.
ALL FOR YOU.
ALL FOR YOU.
ALL FOR YOU.
I, CAPRICORN
WORKER OF WONDERS
MOVER OF MOUNTAINS,
LOVER OF YOU.

I, CAPRICORN
BORN OF THE SUNSHINE
CLIMBER OF RAINBOWS,
RIDER OF CLOUDS.
AND I HAVE BUTTERFLIES
TO SQUANDER,
MILKY WAYS TO GIVE,
ALL THE FIRES OF WINTER,
SEVEN LIVES TO LIVE.
I, CAPRICORN
CHILD OF THE MORNING
STRINGER OF STARBEADS,
REAPER OF WIND.
AND I HAVE POPPYSEEDS
TO SCATTER,
LIME AND HONEYDEW,
BAGS OF TURQUOISE CANDY,
AND IT'S ALL FOR YOU.
ALL FOR YOU.
ALL FOR YOU.
ONLY YOU,
ONLY YOU,
ALL FOR YOU.
I, CAPRICORN
KEEPER OF SEASHELLS
SPINNER OF MOONLACE,
LOVER OF YOU.
Writers Larry Grossman, Hal Hackady

Genres Showtune, Standard, Ballad, Children-Novelty, Family

Recorded 1970

Lyrics verse:
WHAT DO YOU GIVE TO THE LADY
WHO HAS GIVEN ALL HER LIFE
AND LOVE TO YOU?
WHAT DO YOU GIVE
TO THE REASON YOU'RE LIVING?
I COULD WINDOW SHOP THE WORLD
BEFORE I'M THROUGH.

Chorus:
MAMA, A RAINBOW,
MAMA, A SUNRISE,
MAMA, THE MOON TO WEAR.
THAT'S NOT GOOD ENOUGH,
NO, NOT GOOD ENOUGH.
NOT FOR MAMA.
MAMA, A PALACE.
DIAMONDS LIKE DOORKNOBS.
MOUNTAINS OF GOLD TO SPARE.
THAT'S NOT RICH ENOUGH,
NOT HALF RICH ENOUGH,
NOT FOR MAMA.
MAMA, A LIFETIME,
CROWDED WITH LAUGHTER,
THAT'S NOT LONG ENOUGH,
NOT HALF LONG ENOUGH.

WHAT CAN I GIVE YOU
THAT I CAN GIVE YOU?
WHAT WILL YOUR PRESENT BE?
MAMA YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL.
ALWAYS YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL.
THAT'S THE MAMA
I'LL ALWAYS SEE,
THAT'S FOR MAMA
WITH LOVE FROM ME.
Writers Larry Grossman, Hal Hackady

Genres Standard, Ballad, Movie Song

Recorded 1969

Lyrics REMEMBER THE LOVE SONG
YOU USED TO PLAY,
THE SONG THAT YOU'D PLAY
WHEN I USED TO SAY:
PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM
AND THEN
YOU WOULD PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM.
IT'S BEEN A FEW YEARS, SAM,
BUT NOW AND THEN,
I HAVE A FEW DRINKS
AND REMEMBER WHEN
I'D SIT HERE AND ASK YOU
TO PLAY IT AGAIN
AND AGAIN, SAM.

THE FIRST TIME I HEARD IT,
I HEARD IT WITH HER,
SAM, YOU REMEMBER,
HOW HAPPY WE WERE.
FUNNY WHAT MEMORIES
THAT SONG SEEMS TO STIR,
SO PLAY IT FOR ME
IN HER MEMORY.

I'VE NOBODY ELSE
BUT MYSELF TO BLAME
FOR KIDDING MYSELF,
'CAUSE THEY'RE ALL
THE SAME.
SHOULD BE A LAW
FOR WHAT HER KIND
OF DAME
DOES TO MEN, SAM.
WHAT'S OVER IS OVER,
I ALWAYS SAY,
I'LL JUST HAVE A DRINK
AND BE ON MY WAY.
ONLY CAME IN HERE
TO ASK YOU
TO PLAY IT AGAIN
AND AGAIN AND AGAIN
AND AGAIN, SAM.
Writers Larry Grossman, Hal Hackady

Genres Showtune, Ballad, Children-Novelty

Recorded 1976

Lyrics WHEN I HAD MY CHOICE
OF A CAT OR A DOG,
WHY DID I OPT
FOR THE LATTER,
A DOG?
BUT HE WAS DIFF'RENT THEN.
HE WAS DIFF'RENT WHEN
HE WAS, WELL, SMALL.
HE EVEN USED TO COME
WHEN I WOULD CALL,
SNOOPY,
SNOOPY.
HERE, SNOOPY!
SNOOPY.

WHERE DID THAT LITTLE DOG GO?
ONLY A MOMENT AGO,
HE WAS THERE,
JUMPING IN MY ARMS,
EATING FROM MY HAND,
I DON'T UNDERSTAND.
WHERE DID THAT LITTLE DOG GO?
HE'S NOT THE PUPPY
I KNOW.
SOFT AND WARM,
TUGGING AT MY SLEEVE,
BEGGING ME TO PLAY,
WAS IT YESTERDAY?
HE WAS SNOOPY,
LITTLE SNOOPY.
SO DEPENDENT ON ME
FOR SO MUCH OF HIS LAUGHTER,
WHY CAN'T BEFORE
BE JUST LIKE AFTER?
WHAT WAS HIS HURRY TO GROW?
GROW UP AND WORRY ME SO?
IT'S NOT FAIR,
SNOOPY,
DON'T YOU SEE,
GROWING UP TO BE
SOMEONE ELSE
WHO DOESN'T NEED ME!
 


Cowriters: Hal Hackady