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Don't Leave Me In the House Alone

by Barry Louis Polisar

I'm still a kid, barely eight years old;
Too young to be left alone, I'm told.
They're are goblins and witches and evil outside
And here I am alone with them. I know I'm gonna die
I'm afraid, I'm afraid, afterall.
Scared out of my pants and there's no one left to call.
You're a louse. You're a rat. You're a gnat. You're a gnome.
Don't leave me in the house alone.
Don't leave me in the house alone.

I'm not as old as I thought. I'm too young to stay alone.
A home is a house when there's no one else at home.
I'll do anything that you want me to do;
Wash all the dishes and polish my shoes.
I'll make my bed and I'll change the sheets.
I'll eat anything that you tell me to eat.
You're a louse. You're a rat. You're a gnat. You're a gnome.
Don't leave me in the house alone.
Don't leave me in the house alone.

If I did something wrong, I won't do it again.
My heart's thumping louder, could this be the end?
I'll be the best kid that you ever will see.
Won't someone come and help rescue me?
I'll clean up the kitchen. I'll wash all the floors,
I'll polish up the doorknobs on each and every door.
You're a louse. You're a rat. You're a gnat. You're a gnome.
Don't leave me in the house alone.
Don't leave me in the house alone.

I hear something knockin' and it's comin' through the door.
I don't know what it is; I've never heard that sound before.
The door's swinging open; someone's comin' inside.
I'm standin' on my bed and I don't have time to hide.
Tell me who you are? Whatcha gonna do?
Oh...Hi Mom !....How are you?
You're a louse. You're a rat. You're a gnat. You're a gnome.
Don't leave me in the house alone.
Don't leave me in the house alone.

Copyright by Barry Louis Polisar



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