Environmental Songbook 12 / 101

Bring Back the Bat

By Nancy Schimmel (lyrics) & Fran Avni (music)
in Tuning Into Nature by Fran Avni & Jackie Cytrynbaum

www.franavni.com

Lyrics

We wake up when the bat goes to bed,
Don't ban the bat, don't ban the bat,
He sleeps with his feet up over his head.
Oh, bring back the bat.

CHORUS:
Bring the bat back for the balance of nature,
Bring the bat back to the banks of the stream,
Bring the bat back, there's a bat in your future,
Be batgirl or batboy on the bat's home team.
He flies like a bird but he's more like a mouse,
Don't ban the bat, don't ban the bat,
He can't build a nest so build him a house
Oh, bring back the bat.

The bird eats mosquitoes and so does the bat,
Don't ban the bat; don't ban the bat,
Mosquitoes eat me and I don't like that.
Oh, bring back the bat.

CHORUS

Build the bat a box and she'll catch a batch of bugs
Don't ban the bat; don't ban the bat,
Raise little bats and give them little bat hugs.
Bring back the bat.

CHORUS

Bats aren't bad, they're bashful and sweet
Don't ban the bat, don't ban the bat,
And they pollinate bananas for us to eat.
Oh, bring back the bat.

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