You're in Trouble

Bill Harley

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When he got home
he walked into the kitchen
So hungry that his stomach hurt
There were cookies on the table, sign that read
"Don't touch, these are for dessert"
But he ate one,
and then he ate another
He meant to put the rest away
But it wasn't too long
before the cookies were gone
He heard a little voice
inside him say

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You're in trouble, you're in trouble, you're in
trouble like you've never been in trouble before
When they find out, there is no doubt
You're in trouble like you've never been in trouble before

Well he'd never made cookies
but he thought that he could do it
He'd seen his mother do it before
Some flour and some sugar there was really nothin' to it
'Til he dropped the sugar jar on the floor
He took some eggs and chocolate and mixed it all together
He poured the goop onto the tray
His sister came in,
she broke into a grin
And this is what he heard her say

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He turned the oven on
and he put the cookies in
He went to take a walk outside
He let them cook an hour,
he walked back up the stairs
He pulled the door open wide
Smoke came pouring out,
the smoke alarm was screaming
The fire truck roared down the street
His neighbor came over with her dog named Rover
And said in a voice so sweet

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When his parents came home,
they hit the roof
They didn't think that it was funny at all
Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah
He was stuck inside all weekend
Just cleaning out the oven and washing down the
kitchen walls
He always will remember,
he never will forget
Whenever something seems to go wrong
There's always someone there to tell you,
someone there to yell at you, someone there to sing
you this song.

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© Bill Harley, Round River Music. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission.


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Bill Harley


About the Artist:
"Bill Harley has the uncanny ability to reaffirm life for listeners, be they five or fifty. Humor, mepathy, intelligence and reality all radiate from his work and from him." - Penguin Books A Grammy award winning artist, Bill uses song and story to paint a vibrant and hilarious picture of growing up, schooling and family life. His work spans the generation gap, reminds us of our common humanity and challenges us to be our very best selves. A prolific author and recording artist, Bill is also a regular commentator for NPR's "All Things Considered" and featured on PBS. He joined the National Storytelling Network's Circle of Excellence in 2001 and tours nationwide as an author and performing artist. Trying to describe Bill is often as funny as attending one of his concerts. One person will call him a singer/songwriter, another a storyteller. People know Bill from his books, his theatrical plays, his concerts, his workshops - or maybe even as a keynote speaker at a conference. With twenty-five recordings of songs and stories and six children's books to his credit, Bill's humorous yet meaningful work chronicles the lives of children at school and at home. Bill tours nationally as a solo artist as well as with his band, the "Troublemakers"or with his pianist/co-conspirator, Keith Munslow. Armed with his guitar, songs, stories and slightly off center mind, Bill is the kind of performer you just have to see in person!
Artist's Website:
www.billharley.com