Peace Songbook 38 / 112

Hey, Little Ant

By Phillip and Hannah Hoose

in Hoose Family Live! by Hoose Family

©1992 Precious Pie Music

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Song, Book, and Teacher's Guide

Also available in Spanish, "Oye hormitguita" ISBN 1582460892, translation by Aurora Hernandez

(lead sheet here)

Lyrics

1.  KID:  HEY LITTLE ANT DOWN IN THE CRACK      

CAN YOU HEAR ME, CAN YOU TALK BACK      

SEE MY SHOE, CAN YOU SEE THAT?

WELL NOW IT'S GONNA SQUISH YOU FLAT

 

2.  ANT:  PLEASE OH PLEASE DO NOT SQUISH ME

CHANGE YOUR MIND AND LET ME BE

I'M ON MY WAY HOME WITH A CRUMB OF PIE

PLAESE OH PLEASE DON'T MAKE ME DIE

 

3.  KID:  ANYONE KNOWS THAT ANTS CAN'T FEEL

YOU'RE SO TINY YOU DON'T LOOK REAL

I'M SO BIG AND YOU'RE SO SMALL

I DON'T THINK IT WILL HURT AT ALL

 

4.  ANT:  BUT YOU ARE A GIANT AND GIANTS CAN'T

KNOW HOW IT FEELS TO BE AN ANT

COME DOWN CLOSE, I THINK YOU'LL SEE

THAT YOU ARE VERY MUCH LIKE ME

 

5.  KID: ARE YOU CRAZY?  ME LIKE YOU? 

I HAVE A HOME AND A FAMILY, TOO

YOU'RE JUST A SPECK THAT RUNS AROUND

NO ONE WILL CARE IF MY FOOT COMES DOWN

 

6.  ANT:  OH BIG FRIEND YOU ARE SO WRONG

MY NEST MATES NEED ME CAUSE I AM STRONG

I DIG OUR NEST AND I FEED BABY ANTS TOO

I MUST NOT DIE BENEATH YOUR SHOE 

 

7.  KID:  BUT MY MOM SAYS THAT ANTS ARE RUDE

THEY CARRY OFF OUR PICNIC FOOD

THEY STEAL OUR CHIPS, OUR BREAD CRUMBS TOO

IT'S GOOD IF I SQUISH A CROOK LIKE YOU

 

8.  ANT:  HEY I'M NOT A CROOK, KID, READ MY LIPS

SOMETIMES ANTS NEED CRUMBS AND CHIPS

ONE SINGLE CHIP CAN FEED MY TOWN

SO PLEASE DON'T MAKE YOUR SHOE COME DOWN

 

9.  KID:  BUT ALL MY FRIENDS SQUISH ANTS EACH DAY

SQISHING ANTS IS A GAME WE PLAY

THEY'RE LOOKING AT ME, THEY'RE LISTENING TOO

THEY ALL SAY I SHOULD SQUISH YOU

 

10.  ANT:  I CAN SEE YOU'RE BIG AND STRONG

YOU CAN DECIDE WHATS RIGHT AND WRONG  

IF YOU WERE ME AND I WERE YOU

WHAT WOULD YOU WANT ME TO DO?

 

11.  NARRATOR: SHOULD THE ANT GET SQUISHED, SHOULD THE ANT GO FREE?

IT'S UP TO THE KID, NOT UP TO ME

WE'LL LEAVE THE KID WITH THE RAISED UP SHOE

WHAT DO YOU THINK THAT KID SHOULD DO?

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