Colored Jujubees

As I'm going to the office
Through the crowded city streets
In the hustle-bustle downtown
With the winos at my feet
I'm thinking back to childhood days
And as I reach the elevator
I close my eyes so I can remember

Chasing blue-bellied lizards
Through the cattails in the sun
While the gopher peeks his head
Out of his hole to watch the fun
Hunting pollywogs and beetles
Racing to the old oak tree
And my horse would come when
I shook my box of colored Jujubees
And my horse would come when
I shook my box of colored Jujubees

Well, my kids don't understand it
Never had a country life
They think bugs and dirt and rodents
Are not proper and not right
They'd rather spend their time at shopping malls
But if I can make them listen
I'll tell them all that they have been missin'

Chasin' those blue-bellied lizards
Through the cattails in the sun
While the gopher peeks his head
Out of his hole to watch the fun
Hunting pollywogs and beetles
Racing to the old oak tree
And my horse would come when
I shook my box of colored Jujubees
Yes, she always came for those
chewy, sugar, colored Jujubees

Someday when I retire
Gonna buy a little farm
Where my grandkids can come over
And get dirty, what's the harm
I'll sit there on the porch swing
On a warm September day
And I'll watch them as they run and tease
and play

And chase those blue-bellied lizards
Through the cattails in the sun
While the gopher peeks his head
Out of his hole to watch the fun
Hunting pollywogs and beetles
Racing to the old oak tree
And I'll hand out many boxes
of those colored Jujubees
Yes, I'll give my grandkids boxes
of those colored Jujubees
I'll find another horse who comes
for colored Jujubees
It don't get too much better,
eating colored Jujubees