Thursday, 28 March 2013

I L I K E Y O U


I like you and I know why
I like you because you are a good person to like.
I like you because when I tell you something special, you know its special
And you remember it long, long time.
You say, "Remember when you told me something special?"
And both of us remember.

When I think something is important
You think it's important too.
We have good ideas
When I say something funny, you laugh
I think I'm funny and you think I'm funny too.
Hah-Hah-Hah ~ !

I like you because you know where I'm ticklish
And you don't tickle me there except just a little tiny bit sometimes.
But if you do, then I know where to tickle you too.

You know how to be silly
That's why I like you
Boy are you ever silly
I never met anybody sillier than me till I met you.
I like you because you know when it's time to stop being silly
Maybe day after after tomorrow
Maybe never
Too late, it's a quarter past silly.

Sometimes we don't say a word.
We snurkle under fences
We spy secret places
If I am a goofus on the roofus hollering my head off
You are one too.

If I pretend I am drowning, you pretend you are saving me.
If I am getting ready to pop a paper bag
then you are getting ready to jump.
H O O R A Y ~ !

That's because you really like me
You really like me, don't you?
And I really like you back
And you like me back and I like you back
And that's the way we keep on going every day

If you go away, then I go away too.
Or if I stay home, you send me a postcard
You don't just say "Well see you around sometime, bye"
I like you because of that.
If I go away, I send you postcard too.
And I like you because if we go away together,
And we are in Grand Central Station
And if I get lost
Then you are the one that is yelling for me.

And I like you because when I am feeling sad
You don't always cheer me up right away.
Sometimes it is better to be sad.
You can't stand the others being googly and gaggly every single minute
You want to think about things
It takes time.

I like you because if I am mad at you
Then you are mad at me too.
It's awful when the other person isn't.
They are nice and hoo-hoo
You could just punch then in the nose.

I like you because if I think I am going to throw up
Then you are really sorry
You don't just pretend you are busy looking at the birdies and all that
You say, maybe it was something you ate
You say, the thing happened to me one time
And the same thing did

If you find four-leaf clovers, you give me one
If I find four, I give you two
If we only find three, we keep on looking
Sometimes we have good luck, and sometimes we don't.



If I break my arm, and if you break your arm too
Then it's fun to have a broken arm.
I tell you about mine, you tell me about yours
We are both sorry.
We write our names and draw pictures
We show everybody and they wish they had a broken arm too.



I like you because I don't know why but
Eveything that happens is nicer with you
I can't remember when I didn't like you
It must have been lonesome then.

I like you because because because
I forget why I like you but I do.
So many reasons.
On the 4th of July I like you because it's the 4th of July
On the 5th of July, I like you too.
If you and I had some drums and some horns and some horses
If we had some hats and some flags and some fire engines
We could be a HOLIDAY
We could be a CELEBRATION
We could be a WHOLE PARADE
See what I mean?

Even if it was the 999th of July
Even if it was August
Even if it was way down at the bottom of November
Even if it was no place particular in January
I would go on choosing you
And you would go on choosing me
Over and over again
That's how it would happen every time.

I don't know why
I guess I don't know why I really like you
Why do I like you.?
I guess I just like you
I guess I just like you because I like you. 
by Sandol Stoddard Warburg.