Salt of the Sea

The devil made me do it, don’t you see

I laughed till I cried, the salt of the sea!

An elephant fell in love with a flea

the flea fell onto the elephant’s knee

the elephant bent down to make its plea

the flea got squashed, a sad cup of tea.

The devil made me do it, don’t you see

I laughed till I cried, the salt of the sea!

When the cow jumped too high, over the moon

the dog ran away in a Pantaloon

the March Hare and Alice began to croon

it all became a song, a loony tune.

The devil made me do it, don’t you see

I laughed till I cried, the salt of the sea!

Draw a line in the sand of ancient times

then count till you come to the end of primes

infinity’s a corona with limes

when you’re broke, you’ll opine not having dimes.

The devil made me do it, don’t you see

I laughed till I cried, the salt of the sea!

Monkey business is good for heart and soul

grab a dog by the tail, to howl, cajole

put a bucket down, catch rain from the hole

a monkey’s uncle is out on patrol.

The devil made me do it, don’t you see

I laughed till I cried, the salt of the sea!

Dance to the rhythm on rooftops, rain drops

fools rush into pop culture, hear cool pops

drink cool aid, run around the clothing shops

materialism, break dance with props.

The devil made me do it, don’t you see

I laughed till I cried, the salt of the sea!

Beauty’s in the eye of the beholder

the male ego will begin to smolder

a cock in the barnyard crows, a scolder

Foghorn Leghorn protects his coop folder.

The devil made me do it, don’t you see

I laughed till I cried, the salt of the sea!

Tides of good fortune ride waves of delight

a girl wants a man who will hold her tight

a blessing in disguise who knows left from right

with sharp wit, keeps a lofty goal in sight.

The devil made me do it, don’t you see

I laughed till I cried, the salt of the sea!

Pirates and wenches gleam in the twilight

moonbeams and starlight will brighten the night

ghosts and demons of the past will bring fright

a time for love needs two souls to excite.

The devil made me do it, don’t you see

I laughed till I cried, the salt of the sea!

Life is a gamble, take risks, fish with bait

cook with fuel, duel, skewer to relate

to kill the mules, let them cast off their fate

to fight to the death, an attrition rate.

The devil made me do it, don’t you see

I laughed till I cried, the salt of the sea!

Jello is wiggly, a roll in the hay

guys and gals want someone with which to play

an ocean voyage, swash bucklers with sway

a schooner, the Titanic run astray.

The devil made me do it, don’t you see

I laughed till I cried, the salt of the sea!

Bathing in the sunshine, no time of day

space ghosts in hiding, a rainbow bouquet

a place in someone’s heart, love to convey

a passion for fruit, time to sail away

The devil made me do it, don’t you see

I laughed till I cried, the salt of the sea!

Wax on, wax off, the deck shines to agree

Norse gods, the myths of notoriety

Valhalla, Odin, battles yet to be

fantasia, songs of bedlam on a pea.

The devil made me do it, don’t you see

I laughed till I cried, the salt of the sea!

The land of Nod, a time to be carefree

three men in a tub, sailing off to lea

to find a place, a time for you and me

to know true love, and never have to flee.

The devil made me do it, don’t you see

I laughed till I cried, the salt of the sea!

To sleep secure, a better life to reap

to lie together, never more to weep

to sail in the heavens above, felt deep

to feel the salt of the sea, lovers leap.

The devil made me do it, don’t you see

I laughed till I cried, the salt of the sea!

Come hell or high water, just let me be

to sail the ocean blue on a jet ski

sails unfurled, the clouds will set my heart free

to distant shores, there to climb a tree.

The devil made me do it, don’t you see

I laughed till I cried, the salt of the sea!

(c) September 28, 2012 by PBM

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