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I Don't Want To Live On The Moon

Written by Jeff Moss
1978 Festival Attractions, Inc. (ASCAP)

sung by Ernie (Jim Henson)

Well, I'd like to visit the moon
On a rocket ship 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 would 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 in the sea

I'd like to visit the jungle, hear the lions roar
Go back in time 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

Transcribed by sharib@merle.acns.nwu.edu


released on the album

Jim Henson: A Sesame Street Celebration

Jim Henson: A Sesame Street Celebration (1992)
Golden

available as a book

I Don't Want To Live On The Moon


also available on the album

Platinum All-Time Favorites

Platinum All-Time Favorites (CD)
and Cassette

and on the album

Dreamytime Songs

Dreamytime Songs


and on the album

Bert and Ernie's Greatest Hits

Bert and Ernie's Greatest Hits (CD)
and Cassette

also available on

We Are All Earthlings

We Are All Earthlings (Cassette)


Ernie (Steve Whitmire) and Shawn Colvin's version available on the album

Elmopalooza!

Elmopalooza! (CD)


also available on Video, Cassette and even DVD

and on the video

Sesame Steet's 25th Birthday

Sesame Street's 25th Birthday
and DVD

also available on the 3-CD Box Set (Aaron Neville and Ernie)

Songs From The Street: 35 Years Of Music

Songs From The Street: 35 Years Of Music



In other words, no reason NOT to have it! ;-)