Conjunction Junction, what's your function?
Conjunction Junction, how's that function?
I got three favorite cars
That get most of my job done
Conjunction Junction, what's their function?
I got "and", "but", and "or"
They'll get you pretty far

"And":
That's an additive, like "this and that"
"But":
That's sort of the opposite
"Not this but that"
And then there's "or":
O-R, when you have a choice like
"This or that"
"And", "but", and "or"
Get you pretty far

Conjunction Junction, what's your function?
Hooking up two boxcars and making them run right
Milk and honey, bread and butter, peas and rice
Hey, that's nice!
Dirty but happy, digging and scratching
Losing your shoe and a button or two
He's poor but honest, sad but true
Boo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo!

Conjunction Junction, what's your function?
Hooking up two cars to one
When you say something like this choice:
"Either now or later"
Or no choice:
"Neither now nor ever"
Hey that's clever!
Eat this or that, grow thin or fat
Never mind, I wouldn't do that
I'm fat enough now!

Conjunction Junction, what's your function?
Hooking up phrases and clauses that balance, like:
Out of the frying pan and into the fire
He cut loose the sandbags
But the balloon wouldn't go any higher
Let's go up to the mountains
Or down to the sea
You should always say "thank you"
Or at least say "please"

Conjunction Junction, what's your function?
Hooking up words and phrases and clauses
In complex sentences like:
"In the mornings, when I am usually wide awake
I love to take a walk through the gardens and down by the lake
Where I often see a duck and a drake
And I wonder as I walk by
Just what they'd say if they could speak
Although I know that's an absurd thought"

Conjunction Junction, what's your function?
Hooking up cars and making 'em function
Conjunction Junction, how's that function?
I like tying up words and phrases and clauses
Conjunction Junction, watch that function
I'm going to get you there if you're very careful
Conjunction Junction, what's your function?
I'm going to get you there if you're very careful
Conjunction Junction, what's your function?
I'm going to get you there if you're very careful


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  • +1
    General CommentAhaha, why don't these little video shorts come on anymore? They were so flippin great.
    confinedinsanityon April 03, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis brings back so many memories. I grew up on Schoolhouse Rock. In a lot of ways, it was more instructive than going to regular school.

    The 90's album they made of cover songs of this was great too.
    Quothon March 30, 2010   Link
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    General CommentTotally (period)
    Philosopheron January 06, 2006   Link

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