Well, I'd like to visit the moon
On a rocketship high in the air.
Yes, I'd like to visit the moon,
But I don't think I'd like to live there.
Though I'd like to look down at the earth
From above,
I'd miss all the places
and people I love,
So although I might like it for one afternoon,
I don't want to live on the moon.

I'd like to travel under the sea.
I could meet all the fish everywhere.
Yes, I'd travel under the sea,
But I don't think I'd like to live there.
I might stay for a day there
If i had my wish,
But there's not much to do
When your friends are all fish,
And an oyster and clam aren't real family,
So I don't want to live under the sea.

I'd like to visit the jungle,
Hear the lion's roar;
Go back and meet a dinosaur.
There's so many strange places I'd like to be
But none of them permanently.

So if I should visit the moon,
Well, I'll dance on a moonbeam, and then
I will make a wish on a star,
And I'll wish I was home once again.
Though I'd like to look down at the earth from above,
I would miss all the places
And people I love
So although I may go,
I'll be coming home soon,
'Cause I don't want to live on the moon.
No, I don't want to live on the moon.



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    A simple yet beautiful song about travelling and exploring, but always coming back home. It's about how much you'd miss your friends if you had to be separated. Shawn Colvin's version makes me tear up.

    lady6stringon December 10, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    Cute song, about exploring and going out on your own. Even though you may want to venture beyond your ordinary you always want to come back home again to the places and people that you love.

    Orion510on March 18, 2007   Link
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    Memory

    My mom used to sing this song to me as a lullaby when I was little. It's adorable and it remains one of my favorites to this day

    Stealthhearton April 22, 2019   Link

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