A Mouse for a Day

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This one was inspired by the mouse “problem” from Monty Python’s Flying Circus as well as the fact that I saw several films with mice as a kid.


I am drifting away into wishful thinking
Replaying a fantasy that never turns stale
This one involves my body shrinking
Developing fur, two big ears, and a tail
Walking past a mirror, I see
That I’ve become absurdly cute
I can summon a tornado of squee
By standing up straight and twitching my snoot
My cramped apartment’s a mansion so grand
And measly morsels make a buffet
I have to savor the moment at hand
‘Cause I’m a mouse for a day

My friends are starting to say I’m a peeve
‘Cause my deepest desire is a crime
But deep down in my cricetid soul I believe
The experience would be sublime

I saw all these flicks when I was much younger
And I guess that’s how I got this mental disease
Sometimes when I am burdened with hunger
I wish I could hide in a big block of cheese
Wait a second, who set the traps out?
Oh wait, that’s right, it was me
That was when I was thinking about
How hard an obstacle course could be
I once considered adopting a cat
But then I’m a popular prey
I was wise to walk away from that
‘Cause I’m a mouse for a day


So forgive me if I sound funny while talking
With these oversize two front teeth I now own
Check out this dollhouse recliner I’m rocking
While watching those flicks on my giant smartphone
One piece of popcorn and a thimble of pop
Fill me up through An American Tail
I don’t want these goofy mouse flicks to stop
Tonight The Rescuers ain’t gonna fail
I’ll sleep on cotton balls in a matchbox
It’s more comfy than I can say
Life is so sweet and it totally rocks
‘Cause I’m a mouse for a day

One minute left before I change back
Time to hurry back to that clothing pile
Time to get my human life back on track
Now tell me, was that really so vile?



from Tornado of Squee, released March 18, 2015
words and music by Tim Stevens





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