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Stick My Neck Out

By Peter Alsop

in GROW IT AT HOME by Peter Alsop

©2010, Moose School Music (BMI)

www.cdbaby.com/cd/peteralsop/StickMyNeckOut

for ages 2-12

Lyrics

Amy, the giraffe stuck her neck up so high E-B7

She saw hungry lions hiding in a bush nearby C#m-B

But Amy didn’t tell her friends, she turned and ran away C#m-B

Now she feels awful, ‘cause she acted that way, A-B7

 

So Amy made a promise to speak up for little guys

Even if it’s scary for, someone her size

So when Amy spots a carnivore, she does her thing

She sticks her neck out, and starts to sing!

 

Gotta stick my neck out! Before it's too late! A-E-A-E

Gotta stick my neck out! Co-co, co-communicate! A-E-F#-B7

Gotta stick my neck out! When my friends are in a bind A-E-E-C#m

Gotta stick my neck out! And say what's on my mind! A-E-B7-E

(repeat)

 

We’re all animals, and we all need some help

We can sing out for the little ones who can’t sing out for themselves!

So instead of eating others, let's share this world with them

Stick your neck out just like me! Be a vegetarian!

 

Gotta stick my neck out! To help a little friend

Gotta stick my neck out! Be a vegetarian!

If I’m a carnivore today, Well, tomorrow that might end!

Gotta stick my neck out! If I’m gonna help a friend!

 

Now every kid knows when something doesn’t feel right

We’ve been taught to keep our mouth shut and t’keep out of sight

Sure, it’s scary to speak up, when you’re the only one

But if we all sing together, we can get something done!

 

Gotta stick my neck out! When something feels wrong

Gotta stick my neck out! Gotta raise my voice in song!

Gotta stick my neck out! Not hang it in a bend

Gotta stick my neck out! Get the violence to end

 

Gotta stick my neck out! There’s injustice in the land.

Gotta stick my neck out! It’s time to take a stand!

Gotta stick my neck out! Not all crunched up and curled

Gotta stick my neck out! If we’re gonna save the world!

 

If we stick our necks out all together, then we can save the world! A-B7, B7-E

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