Would you like to swing on a star?
Carry moonbeams home in a jar?
And be better off than you are?
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Or would you rather be a rat?

A rat's gonna run and steal what he please
Won't think to buy up his own cheese
He'll do just anything to stay alive
And run thru a maze to hit the other side
So if you're ready for a trap
You might grow up to be a rat
Or would you rather be a mule?

A mule is an animal with long funny ears
Kicks up at anything he hears
His back is brawny but his brain is weak
He's just plain stupid with a stubborn streak
And by the way, if you hate to go to school
You may grow up to be a mule
Or would you rather be a cat?

A cat's just going to hang around by himself
Unless he wants some food from your shelf
They love being worshipped with a mind for sin
They only smile at you with a killer's grin
So if you think that you're all that
You might grow up to be a cat
Or would you rather be a hare?

A rabbit spends his day just digging a hole
He won't take a chance to save his soul
He scouts for danger while he eats a snack
The first sign of trouble he'll turn his back
So if you never take a dare
You might grow up to be a hare
Or would you rather be a fish?

A fish won't do anything, but swim in a brook
He can't write his name or read a book
To fool the people is his only thought
And though he's slippery, he still gets caught
But then if that sort of life is what you wish
You may grow up to be a fish
Or would you rather be a Snake?

A snake won't do anything but slither around
He always keeps his ear to the ground
He's full of poison and he breaks the rules
Teaches things you'd never learn in schools
So if you worship what is fake
You might grow up to be a snake
Or would you rather be a horse?

A horse spends his day just running around
He'll cover an awful lot of ground
He's independant, and puts up a fight
And must be broken to be used just right
So if you need to be all course
You might grow up to be a horse
Or would you rather be a sheep

A sheep is an animal that's nervous and shy
A silly and gullible guy
He's awfly nervous, just like a mouse
And he'll walk down smiling to the slaughterhouse
But if you're quite ready to be fleeced
You might grow up to be a sheep.
Or would you rather be a chimp?

A chimp is an animal that lives in the trees
He laughs at everything he sees
He's full of mischief, and he loves his friends
The party starts and it never ends
And what happens, do you think,
when one of these monkeys starts to drink?
Or would you rather be a cock?

A cock is an animal struts all around
He'll fight to keep his piece of ground
He'll wake up in the morning and he'll shout with pride
With so much arrogance it makes you hide
So if you like being mocked
You might grow up to be a cock
Or would you rather be a dog?

A dog is an animal that runs in a pack
He's ready to defend or attack
He's awful loyal if he knows his place
A great companion to the human race
But if your mind is in a fog
You might grow up to be a dog
Or would you rather be a pig?

A pig is an animal with dirt on his face
His shoes are a terrible disgrace
He has no manners when he eats his food
He's fat and lazy and extremely rude
But if you don't care a feather or a fig
You may grow up to be a pig
And all the monkeys aren't in the zoo
Every day you meet quite a few
So you see it's all up to you
You can be better than you are
You could be swingin' on a star