oh for the life of a sardine lyrics – charlie chaplin

when i was three my nurse told me
about reincarnation
and ever since i’ve been convinced,
thrilled with antic*p*tion
that when i leave this earth
it makes my heart feel warm
to know that i’ll return
in some other form.
but i don’t want to be a tree
sticking in the ground — i’d sooner be a flea.
i don’t want to be a flower
waiting by the hour
hoping for pollens to alight on me.
so when i cease to be
i want to go back, i want to go back, i want to go back to the sea!
oh for the life of a sardine!
that is the life for me!
cavorting and sp*wning every morning
under the deep blue sea.
to have no fear for storm nor gale.
oh to chase the tail of a whale!
oh for the life of a sardine!
that is the life for me!

/ charlie chaplin lyrics