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THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARCHIVE - All Things Mister Rogers

Some Things I Don't Understand

Written by Fred Rogers | © 1968, Fred M. Rogers


Some things I don't understand.
Some things are scary and sad.
Sometimes I even get bad when I'm mad.
Sometimes I even get glad.

Why does a dog have to bark?
Why does an elephant die?
Why can't we play all the time in the park?
Why can't my pussycat fly?

Why, why, why, why, why, why
I wonder why.
Why, why, why, why, why, why
I wonder why.

Why do big people say, "No!"?
Why are their voices so loud?
Why don't the witches and bad guys all go?
Why does the sky fly a cloud?

Why, why, why, why, why, why
I wonder why.
Why, why, why, why, why, why
I wonder why.

Why does it have to get dark?
Why can't the day always stay?
Let's say goodbye to the night time, Goodbye.
Let's send the dark time away.

Why do fire engines make noise?
Why is hot water so hot?
Why aren't live babies like my other toys?
Why do I wonder a lot?

Some day, oh some day, I'll know what to say.
Some day, oh some day, I'll not have to say
WHY?


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