I Guess It Ate Me Up

  • Artist: Mr. Beany’s Bitty Band
  • Album: Christmas 2016
  • Track: 20
  • Year: 2016
  • Title: I Guess It Ate Me Up
  • Album Artist: Mr. Beany’s Bitty Band
  • Composer: Lewis H. Redner (1831–1908)
  • Poet: S.W. Black

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I thought I could survive the beast but I guess it ate me up.
I’m deep inside this dragon now and I think I feel it’s guts.
It’s very warm in here and there are also these bones.
I’m hoping heroes can slice it’s stomach and take me home.

I thought it would be quite exciting to visit dragon’s lair.
But I was gobbled all up as I was caught quite unaware.
That dragon’s lair was something piled high with gold and gems.
I thought I saw something lovely and I wanted to win.

But winners they are just losers who have managed to survive.
And I think I might have a chance if I can avoid demise.
I thought there was a duck here, but it is just this dross.
The digestive juice they turn your flesh to this grotesque sauce.

I thought it would be fun to explore the dragon’s fancy lair.
I saw such exquisite trinkets that I could not have dispair.
I thought I would be wealthy but now I am so not.
I’m wallowing in juices and I won’t have chance to rot.

I saw a pile of iv’ry in the lair carved and polished bright.
It seems that when we are spat out we will make something real nice.
I thought that I might steal one and give it to my ma.
As my mom, she likes shiny things and that’s the skull of pa.

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