I’m Not From Around Here

Does green mean stop or go, is plastic good to eat
Should I put a hat on my head or on my feet
Tell me why a birthday comes only once a year
I’m not from around here

What do chickens dream about when they lay their eggs at night
Why do tears and laughter sound so much alike
Why are there so many different kinds of beer
I’m not from around here

Who receives on Christmas Eve, what’s reason and what’s rhyme
Show me, tell me, ring my bell, we haven’t got much time

How do windshield wipers know when it starts to rain
How do the commuters know when it’s time to leave the train
What is hate, what’s boredom, what’s jealousy, what’s fear
I’m not from around here

(lyrics: Dan Bern)