“Daddy’s Moonlight Alligator Boat Ride”

© 2007 Eve & Mare



I grew up under the Florida sun

where days were hotter than you can imagine

nights were hazy and muggy too

but our Daddy found a way to keep us cool

(he’d say)


C’mon kids let’s take a little ride

We’ll cross the lake to the other side

We’ll shine the spotlight far and wide

on Daddy’s Moonlight Alligator Boat Ride


Keep an eye out, Daddy said

for brightly shining little dots of red

‘cause gator eyes glow red at night

like in a picture from a flash bulb light

(so)

C’mon kids let’s take a little ride

We’ll cross the lake to the other side

You never know what we might find

on Daddy’s Moonlight Alligator Boat Ride


And the moon danced upon the surface

of the cool dark water like a million silver fishes

As we cruised, we felt so safe and sound

It wasn’t even scary when we finally found

8 alligator, 8 alligator, 8 alligator eyes


What a thrill to see a family of four

chillin’ in the water, hanging out by the shore

We saw two baby gators and their mommy at play

and we heard the daddy alligator say:


C’mon kids let’s take a little ride

We’ll cross the lake to the other side

Just climb on my back and I’ll be your guide

for Daddy’s Moonlight Alligator Boat Ride