don't be anything less than everything you can be - Hal Hackady, Larry Grossman

don't be anything less than everything you can be - Larry Grossman

text of the lyrics borrowed from http://www.carlinamerica.com/titles/titles.cgi?MODULE=LYRICS&ID=609&terms=1976

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 EV`RYTHING 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 EV`RYTHING 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 EV`RYTHING 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 EV`RYTHING YOU CAN BE! 

Amazon reference of the snoopy CD