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Big Brown Bat (2008)


Book, music and lyrics by Matt Van Brink
from The Animal Estates Home Buyers' Tour

LYRICS

I'M A BIG BROWN BAT!
AND MY WINGS ARE GOING FLIP, FLOP, FLAP!
AS I'M FLYING LIKE AN ACROBAT,
LOOKING FOR A SNACK.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THAT?
I'M A BIG BROWN BAT!

I'M A BIG BROWN BAT!
SLEEP ALL DAY AND THEN IT'S ZIP, ZOP, ZAP!
I CAN SEE AROUND MY HABITAT,
THOUGH THE NIGHT IS BLACK.
I TELL YOU THAT'S A FACT!
I'M A BIG BROWN BAT!

ROOSTING IN A TREE,
ROOSTING IN A CAVE,
WITH ALL MY FAMILY,
I'VE REALLY GOT IT MADE
ROOSTING ON A LEDGE,
EITHER SHORT OR TALL
I CAN MAKE MY HOME ALMOST ANYWHERE AT ALL!

IN A SEWER,
IN A SILO,
IN A CHURCH,
IN A BARN,
IN A MINE,
OH, BUT AFTER WINTER'S OVER,
HIBERNATING'S THROUGH,
YOU KNOW WHAT I'M GONNA DO,

CAUSE I'M A BIG BROWN BAT!
I FLY AWAY BUT ALWAYS COME RIGHT BACK.
I'M A MAMMAL WHO CAN JUST KEEP TRACK
WITHOUT A MAP
OF EVERYWHERE I FLAP
I'M A BIG BROWN BAT!

HANGING UPSIDE-DOWN
HANGING BIG AND BROWN
ON A SUBURBAN STREET
OR ON A BLOCK DOWNTOWN
HANGING TILL THE SUN
DOESN'T SHINE NO MORE
THEN IT'S TIME TO GET DOWN WITH THIS INSECTIVORE

EAT A BEETLE,
A MOSQUITO,
HAVE A WASP,
EAT A MOTH,
AIN’T IT NEATO?
BUT WHEN THE NIGHT IS OVER
AND THE SKY IS BLUE,
YOU KNOW JUST WHAT I'M GONNA DO

CAUSE I'M A BIG BROWN BAT!
I FLY AWAY BUT ALWAYS COME RIGHT BACK.
I'M A MAMMAL WHO CAN JUST KEEP TRACK
WITHOUT A MAP
OF EVERYWHERE I FLAP
I'M A BIG BROWN BAT!
I'M A BIG BROWN BAT!
I'M A BIG BROWN BAT!
I'M A BIG, BIG, BROWN BAT!

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