Chapter Book

04:04
Kathy Sparling
2010
Kathy Sparling

Lyrics

I don’t think we’ll end this thing tonight
With all those pages stacked up on the right
Maybe we should just switch off the light…
I miss the gentle closure of each rhyme
The simple repetition marking time
Where each adventure’s finally so much counting sheep
Driving us inexorably to sleep.

But look, we’re in this chapter book.
With one brave move we shook
All the pictures and bright hues
Into words we’ll learn to use
This chance we took, this chapter book.

Last night our whole world was washed in dyes
Every page could saturate our eyes
Now a pencil sketch would make us glad
The shadow of the colors we once had
And wandering through these lines we’ll lose our place
We’ll leave a trail of dog ears to retrace
Returning every night to find untold
The story, patient, waiting to unfold.
 
And look, we’re in this chapter book.
With one brave move we shook
All the pictures and bright hues
Into words we’ll learn to use
This chance we took, this chapter book.