High Hopes
Grasshopper
I.N.S.E.C.T.
He's a Kick!  That Walking Stick
Star Of The Show
Ladybug
Flea-Ring Circus
Roly-Poly Rock 'n' Rolly Pill Bugs
I Just Wanna Fly
The Ugly Bug Ball


High Hopes

Next time you're found
with your chin on the ground
There's a lot to be learned
so look around

Just what makes that little ol' ant
Think he'll move that rubber tree plant
Anyone knows an ant can't
Move a rubber tree plant

But he's got high hopes
He's got high hopes
He's got high apple pie
In the sky hopes
So any time you're getting low
'Stead of letting go
Just remember that ant

Oops! There goes another rubber tree plant!
Oops! There goes another rubber tree plant!
Oops! There goes another rubber tree plant!

So keep your high hopes
Keep your high hopes
Keep those high apple pie
In the sky hopes
All problems are just toy balloons
They'll be bursting soon
They're just bound to go "POP!"

Oops! There goes another problem - kerplop!
Oops! There goes another problem - kerplop!
Oops! There goes another problem - kerplop!
Kerplop!



Grasshopper

I'm the bully of the garden
You can hear me in the night
When I rub my legs and wings
It sounds like I might bite

I'm a rock 'n' roll jumper
And I don't sing the blues
Walk into my world
And I will jump right on your shoes

I can hop, I can fly
I can jump to the sky
Chew it up, chew it down
I'm a molting-hot fad
I am big and I'm bad
And I own this ground
Grasshopper, Grasshopper

I've got a wimpy little cousin
The cricket is his name
He sings his own song
But it doesn't sound the same
I can fly off the handle
Wearing wings and a 'tude
I'm a grasshopper rocker
In a really bad mood

Everybody always asks me
"What do you eat
That makes your song so rockin'
And give you such a beat?
I eat leaves and grass
That are awful to chew
I turn 'em into something
Really bad for you



I.N.S.E.C.T.

Spoken
Now looky here, honey
I got all the time in the world
Like sands through my hourglass, baby
This is the best day of my life

I.N.S.E.C.T.
Best no pester me
I.N.S.E.C.T
Come on home and let me be

Bridge
Ow! So good
So fine, good time

I can build the perfect web
Spin you up a cozy bed
Kiss you on your little head
Night, night
(Night, night)
I can hoist you in the air
Pull you in my cozy lair
But you would not like it there
Night, night
(Night, night)

Chorus
I'm the black widow spider
You may want me on your side
'Cause I'm famous for my bite
And the places that I hide

I'm the black widow spider
And I love you little bugs
Fix you lunch and dinner, too
Just don't stick around for hugs

Bridge
On my belly there's a mark
And it says you should beware
Of the places I might live
Don't go pokin' under there

Spoken
I like rocks and piles of wood
I like places deep and dark
And this hourglass you see on me
Should be a danger mark!

Chorus

Bridge

I.N.S.E.C.T.
Best not pester me
I.N.S.E.C.T.
Go on home and let me be



He's A Kick! That Walking Stick

He's a kick!
That walking stick
A little stiff, the way a
piece of deadwood drifts
You wouldn't want to call him swift
When he's sittin' there like a brick!
But, he's a kick!
That walking stick

And when he walks he's a clumsy clod
It's a kinda' odd - his goofy little, rigid plod
He may not be an undulator
But, there ain't none any straighter!
Yes, he's a kick!
That walking stick

He may be kinda' deceivin'
'Cause he blends in with leaves and trees
You may not even see him
As he's swayin' in the breeze
But, he's a kick!
That walking stick

He's never quick that walking stick
It's not a trick - it's just the way he is
It's hard to ever catch him movin'
'Cause when he's standing' still he's groovin'!
Yes, he's a kick!
That walking stick

If skinny is in he's a winner
'Cause he's long flat and awful thin
He could be a toothpick at dinner
That wood-lookin' walkin' twig!

Yes, he's a kick!
That walking stick
Yes, he's a kick!
That walk, walk, walk, walk, walking stick

Repeat



Star Of The Show

I don't mind spending time
With this crowd I'm around
I don't mind that I find myself
Famously found
But I dream that someday
I'll discover a way
To be far from
The star of the show

I might leave very soon
I might soar through the air
Weave a golden cocoon
Hung with silk fine and fair
I might leave this behind
All this glitter and shine
And go far from the star of the show

Oh, there must be a reason
For this time and season
As empty and long as it seems
But there's more to this moth
Than just fabulous cloth
So, I'll keep holding on to my dreams

Safe and warm I was born
In a beige-colored coat
Then I traded for wings
Built to dazzle and float
But I always felt pride
For the girl left inside
Who was far from the star of the show
And I know I'm much more
Than a star of the show



Ladybug

Ladybug, ladybug
Fly away home
Your house is on fire
Your children will burn

Spoken
What? Your children will burn?
What's up with that?
I'm no lady, pal
let's get that straight
RIGHT NOW!

See, there's insects in the garden
And they're hungry little guys
They'll eat a whole tomato plant
Right before your before your eyes
So who's the one you call on
When your plants are gonna die?
Who'll fight?
You'll see
That's right. It's me
I'm the ladybug
The ladybug

It's like calling in the army
When you drop me in the yard
I'll guard your garden for you
And it isn't even hard
I don't believe in kisses
And I don't ever ask for hugs
You can call me "Red" or "Spot" instead
But, no, you call me "ladybug"

All around the world
they love the ladybug
yes, sir, it's true
Hey guys, how would you like it
If they called you "lady" too?

So if you have a problem
And your garden's lookin' kinda grim
Grab a bag of ladybugs
With lots of hers and lots of hims
And if those pesty insects
Wonder who will win
Then say, "All right, it's ladies' night"
I'm the ladybug, the ladybug



Flea-Ring Circus

Step right up!
Come on in!
You won't believe your eyes
A miracle of nature
Made in nature's smallest size
Since time began and there was man
I've been a giant pest
I may be small
But after all
I'm bigger than the rest

Look at me! (Look at me!)
I'm a flea! (I'm a flea!)
I'm the toughest little bug you'll ever see!
Look at me!  (Look at me!)
Look at me!  (Look at me!)
I'm the leader of the circus
I'm a flea!

Take a seat
And watch your feet
One might be on the floor
But wait for just a minute
And there'll be a million more
I don't have wings
And I don't sing
But I can run the show
And once I take the stage
You'll start to wish that I would go!

It's a flea-ring circus
It's the smallest show on earth
There's a new star every minute
And he leaps for all he's worth

It's a flea-ring circus
And the rings are full of fleas
And we're jumping and we're bumpin'
And we're nippin' at your knees
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I'm the leader of the circus
I'm a flea!



Roly-Poly Rock 'n' Rolly Pill Bugs

Pill bugs
With a lot of soul
They know how to
Tuck and Roll
You touch 'em just one time
They don't recline
No, they are so much more than serpentine
They are roly-poly rock 'n' rolly pill bugs
Tuck and Roll

Blue legs
Where did they go?
They sure know how to Tuck and Roll
they fold 'em up and in
Just watch 'em spin
I can't believe the kind of shape they're in
They are roly-poly rock 'n' rolly pill bugs
Tuck and Roll

Chorus
You lay 'em in your hand
Wanna see 'em land
But they're a ball
Not at all what you had planned
Though you're clever, you
may never, ever understand
Why you can't roll around
like the pill bugs can

It's your turn
To Tuck and Roll
Get small like a ball and loose control
You gotta bow and bend
And get down low
Curl up tight
ready, set, go!
Nobody rocks like you
when you do the Tuck and Roll

Repeat from chorus

Tag
It's a ball when you can do the Tuck and Roll



I Just Wanna Fly

Look up there
At all that blue sky and open air
I hear it calling me
To leave the ground
Take a breath and aim for the clouds
I think I'm ready
As soon as I knew I'd have long pretty wings
I started dreaming of only one thing

Chorus
I just wanna fly
I really wanna fly
And feel the wind rushing all around me

For somebody so small
For somebody who once could only crawl
It's funny how I feel the sudden need
To take off and go soaring peacefully
Through the sky
I just wanna fly

It sounds absurd
But I wonder if I'll miss the grass and dirt
As I rise above
I know I can't
Forget the fact
I'll always be an ant
No matter what
But soon I knew
I'd have long pretty wings
I started dreaming of only one thing

Chorus



The Ugly Bug Ball

Once a lonely caterpillar sat and cried
To a sympathetic beetle by his side
"I've got nobody to hug
I'm such an ug-ul-ly bug!

Then a spider and a dragonfly replied
If you're serious and want to win a bride
Come along with us to the glorious
Annual Ugly Bug Ball

Come on, let's crawl
(gotta crawl, gotta crawl)
To the Ugly Bug Ball
(to the ball, to the ball)
And a happy time we'll have there
One and all, at the Ugly Bug Ball!

While the cricket clicked their tricky melodies
All the ants were fancy dancing with the fleas
Then up from under the ground
The worms came squirming around
Oh, they danced until their legs were nearly lame
Ev'ry little crawling creature you can name
Ev'ryone was glad what a time they had
They were so happy they came!

Come on, let's crawl
(gotta crawl, gotta crawl)
To the Ugly Bug Ball
(to the ball, to the ball)
And a happy time we'll have there
One and all, at the Ugly Bug Ball!

Then our caterpillar saw a pretty queen
She was beautiful in yellow, black and green
He said "Would you care to dance?"
Their dancing led to romance
Then she sat up on his caterpillar knees
And he gave his caterpillar queen a squeeze
Soon they'll honeymoon build a big cocoon
Thanks to the Ugly Bug Ball

Come on, let's crawl
(gotta crawl, gotta crawl)
To the Ugly Bug Ball
(to the ball, to the ball)
And a happy time we'll have there
One and all, at the Ugly Bug Ball!






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