Lyrics: Bessie’s New Dream

Posted: November 11, 2012 in lyrics, music

When Bessie the cow would stand by the plough
She’d daydream that she was a horse
She’d get Farmer Brown to race her around
And still give him great milk, of course
‘Cause it wasn’t enough to strut all her stuff
Oon the legs that you find under cows
When your heart has the need for blistering speed
Mosey’n just ain’t no way how

Then one magic day, out back past the hay
Farmer Brown found some strange new weeds
He cut ‘em for the fire, he piled ‘em on higher
The smoke drifted on by the feed
As Bessie sniffed that potion she took a great notion
Even better than galloping free
She told Wilbur the hog and with Sparky the dog
They set off to build her new dream

Bessie snuck the big spring and two of the plough rings
While Sparky turned Farmer Brown’s head
Wilbur knocked down the flag, gently folded the rag
And dragged back the pole to the shed
They worked through the night by the fireflies’ light
Wilbur tightened all the bolts with his jaws
Bessie sat down and held while Sparky did the welds
‘Cause he was the one with the paws
Just when they were done up popped the sun
Big Red the rooster did crow
They flung open the doors and there on no fours
Was Bessie a rarin’ to go

She’s a cow on a pogo stick, bouncin’ all over the ground
Her ears are a flappin’, her udder’s a slappin’
That pole as it slides up and down
She scared Jeeves the dormouse; she flattened the henhouse
The whole barnyard was raisin’ a din
And Farmer Brown’s chin ‘bout near hit his shin
When he saw Bessie’s ear-splittin’ grin

Bessie sure could hop and she wouldn’t stop
She bounced away over the hill
And those left behind – well they didn’t mind
They’re wearin’ their own big grins still
Now every ten miles there’s ten thousand smiles
Spillin’ from Bessie’s new dream
In a world that’s so blue, what better to do
Than bring us all joy and fine cream

She’s a cow on a pogo stick, bouncin’ all over the ground
Her ears are a flappin’, her udder’s a slappin’
That pole as it slides up and down
And if you look deep inside
Where your darkest fears hide
You’ll find the way there to make things all right
Just lose all your screams and build your own dream
Join Bessie and make the world bright

©Loren Hicks, SOCAN, all rights reserved | View more lyrics here.

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