Bein' Green

"Bein' Green" :
Words and music by Joe Raposo
Quietly, Slowly


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                            It's not that easy bein' green,

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having to spend each day the   color of the leaves,

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when I think it would be nicer bein' red, or yellow, or

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gold, or something much more colorful like that.   It's not

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easy bein' green.       It seems you blend in with so many other

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ordinary things,        and people tend to pass you

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over  'cause you're not standing out  like flashy

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sparkles on the water, or stars in the sky.

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     But green is the color of spring, and green can be cool and

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friendly like,  and green can be big like an ocean or im-

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portant like a mountain  or  tall like a tree.

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        When green is all there is to be, it could make you 

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wonder why.  But why wonder, why wonder? I am green, and it'll do fine.

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It's beautiful, and I think it's what I want to be.


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