Thank You for the Box

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Thank You for the Box - by Andrew Barkan & Polly Hall

Thank you for remembering it’s Hanukkah tonight!
That gift you sent looks very nice lit up with candlelight.
We hardly got it up the stairs (can’t believe you fit that thing in there!),
it’s immensely large and monumental, big, gigantic and colossal…
You didn’t have to go to all that trouble.

But THANK YOU FOR THE BOX!
I like to sit in it and read while I wear my reading socks.
My parents didn’t understand until I showed them how
to build a tower, knock it down and then construct a whole big town -
and now we’re in the backyard, so we’re gonna need more cardboard…
Did you know there’s another gift-giving occasion in December?

Thank you for the very thoughtful-wonderful-and-lovely gift you gave me.
I opened it with my entire family at dawn on Christmas morning.
It’s like an alligator/alien and hours of entertainment -
But then my brother stole it from me and I stole it back from him -
After my mom took it away, I’m not quite sure just where it went…

But THANK YOU FOR THE BOX!
It’s exactly small enough to fill up with little rocks.
It fits right in the freezer, now the rocks are really cold!
It’s right next to the chicken pot pie that’s getting pretty old.
Oh thank you, thank you for this box - you really know what’s up.
It’s exactly what I needed. And did you know my birthday’s coming up?

So next time, just the box please -
We’ll build a pirate ship and sail around the world.
We’ll cut it up and make a bunch of tiny leaves -
We’ll stick them on the wall and fill the living room with trees…

So THANK YOU FOR THE BOX!
I built an awesome robot suit and wore it to the beach.
We dug a bunch of craters, made it look just like the moon -
I’m wonder, are you planning to come visit sometime soon?
‘Cause if you bring a box with you, there won’t be one but two
Robots on the moon, singing a robot tune…

THANK YOU FOR THE BOX!
THANK YOU FOR THE BOX!
How about in Spanish?
MUCHAS GRACIAS for the box!
MUCHAS GRACIAS for the box!
THANK YOU FOR THE BOX!

--- written by Andrew Barkan & Polly Hall (ASCAP)
--- published by Ampersand & Ampersand (ASCAP)

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from Other Days, released November 20, 2015

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Andrew & Polly Santa Monica, California

Andrew Barkan and Polly Hall make smart & imaginative music for children and families. The two received a 2015 Parents' Choice Award and the Joe Raposo Children's Music Award in 2012. You can hear our songs and score on Nickelodeon and in our fun and free podcast for kids - Ear Snacks! ... more

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