Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I read alone

My kids are performing this at the book week assembly tomorrow.

This tune. Imagine 2 ukuleles (one lead, one rhythm) played by very able year 7 boys and a 10 year old girl vocalist with gorgeous phrasing and inflections.

I Read Alone

I read my book alone
I sit alone, but I'm not on my own
Within my mind has grown
a thousand friends for me
While I read alone

Nothing is as it seems
The library is a room of living dreams
In every corner gleams
Adventures ripe for me
While I read alone

I read alone
I read a...

My shadow's the only part of me that's left here
My mind, my heart, my soul are in these pages
Why must I leave my book and do my homework?
Why can't I read alone?

I know each word, each line
I've read this book so many times it's mine
Come rain or come sunshine
Who cares? I have my book and I read alone

[Repeat Chorus etc.]

1 comment:

  1. I detect a theme... ;-)

    From the title, I thought I was going to get Sting's version - but this works pretty well too!