The Elephant in the Room

Photo of the elephant that lives on the mantel piece in my living room

Here’s a silly little song I wrote recently – the first song I’ve ever written in fact – which I sang in public for the first time this morning. It was at the Joy of Singing class I go to on Monday mornings, and was well-received.

The Elephant Song

There’s a matter we must discuss
But I don’t want to make a fuss
It’s an issue we must address
But I don’t want to cause any stress.

There’s an elephant in the room
You’ve noticed, I assume
She’s rather large and grey
And getting in the way.

Oh why you can’t see
It’s so obvious to me
We need to sort this out
And there’s no need to pout!

Now the elephant’s in the hall
Painting pictures on the wall
Of dragons and ships and trees
And great big bumblebees.

We must find a way
We can’t let her stay
I’ll go and call the zoo
To see what they can do

Now the elephant’s on the stairs
Playing scrabble with the bears
Who live under chairs
And like to wear blue flares.

The zoo say they can give her
A nice place to stay
And we can go and see her
And we never have to pay.

Now the elephant’s in the zoo
Making friends with the kangaroos
And delighting all the kids
By juggling dustbin lids.

Here’s a recording of the song:

There’s plenty of scope for adding verses and playing with the words – feel free to have fun with it.

It was inspired by contemplation of the phrase “the elephant in the room”, which also inspired this video:

This video, and other videos I’ve made, are also available on my YouTube channel.

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