"Down by the Sea" as written by and Harry Edward Nilsson....
Down by the sea
That's where we wanted to be
With nothing to do

Down by the sea
Don't tell me that is what
You wanted to do

We sold the house, the car, the TV, the dog
Hopin' we were on our way

Down by the sea
Don't tell me that is what
You wanted to do

We had the children in number
John, Phillip, Susan
Alice, Carol, Teddy, Bobby, Jenny
I think you had one too many
But I hope I'm not out of line

Now it's forty years after the laughs at the wedding
And I'm dreading retirement, what would I do?
The children are married
And now the big question is "Was it all worth it?"
And who buries who?
You bury me or I bury you?

Down by the sea
That's where we wanted to be
With nothing to do

Down by the sea
It's where you wanted to be baby, just me and you

We sold the house, the car, the TV, the dog
Hopin' we were on our way

Down by the sea
Don't tell me that isn't what you wanted
To do

We had the children in number
John, Phillip, Susan
Alice, Carol, Teddy, Bobby, Jenny
I think you had one too many
But I hope I'm not out of line

Now it's forty years after the laughs at the wedding
And I'm dreading retirement, what would I do?
The children are married
And now the big question is "Was it all worth it?"
And who buries who?
You bury me or I bury you?

Down by the sea
That's where we wanted to be
With nothing to do

Down by the sea
Don't tell me that isn't what you wanted
To do, to do

We sold the house, the pope, the dope, the bear
the rug, the cart and we were on our way

We had the children in number
Ringo, Jimmy, claus, Sneaky, Jesse
Dany, Bobby, Keith, Shane, Howdy, John, Roy...


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    General CommentI always feel sorry for Jenny because she's "one too many." (Unless he's not listing these fictional children in chronological order, of course.)
    sharkycharmingon March 27, 2014   Link

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