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There's No Such Thing as Zoo Break!
by Scott Hooper
From "Zoo Break! Travelin' Light"

What would you do if you worked at the zoo, and every animal was winking at you?
I’m not saying that it happened to me—only asking hypothetically —
What would you do? What would you do?

What could be safer than geckos to feed? Not really giants, intellectually.
But by their burrow, in the cage on the wall, they wrote “Zoo Break!” in a gecko-y scrawl!
What would you do? What would you do?

There’s no such thing as “Zoo Break!” I whisper in a hush. It only goes to show my brain is turning into mush!
There must be some logic—a reason and a rhyme—or maybe I’ve lost every single marble in my mind!

Just when I think that I’m going to be fine—the kangaroos are dancing all in a line!
I’m not bothered if they put on an act—but they’re all wearing “Zoo Break!” T-shirts and hats!
What would you do? What would you do?

There’s no such thing as “Zoo Break!” I whisper in a hush. It only goes to show my brain is turning into mush!
There must be some logic—a reason and a rhyme—or maybe I’ve lost every single marble in my mind!

Everyone is in on it! The monkey, the giraffe, and the kangaroo!
The hippo, and prob’ly the balloon man too! …and every single child visiting the zoo!

Monkeys are fun when they when they stay on the ground, but not so funny if they’re flying around!
I imagined that I saw through the trees—one fly by on a balloon with my keys!
What would you do? What would you do?

Now there’s a shop in the middle of town—with monkey chatter, and a hammering sound!
It’s so crazy what I saw through the door—and I could swear I’ve seen that monkey before!
What would you do? What would you do?”

There’s no such thing as “Zoo Break!” I whisper in a hush. It only goes to show my brain is turning into mush!
There must be some logic—a reason and a rhyme—or maybe I’ve lost every single marble in my mind!

© 2005 Scott Hooper
www.zoobreak.com

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