We Real Cool

Who took your measurements

From your toes to the top of your head?

Who bought you clothes and new shoes

And wrote you a book you never read?

Yeah, you know

Who was it?

Yeah, you know we real cool

On the far side of the morning

Who was it?

Yeah, you know yeah we real cool

Now I hope you’re listening

Are you?

Who was it you called the good shepherd

Rounding up the kids for their meal?

Who chased your shadow

Running out behind?

Clinging to your high flying heels

Your high flying, high flying, high flying heels

Who was it?

Yeah, you know we real cool

On the far side of the morning

Who was it?

Yeah, you know we real cool

And I hope you’re listening

Are you?

Who measured the distance from the planets

Right down to your big blue spinning world?

In heartbeats and tears and nervous laughter

Spilling down all over you, girl

Who was it?

Yeah, you know we real cool

And the world keeps on turning

Who was it?

Yeah, you know we real cool

And I hope you’re listening

Are you?

Sirius is eight-point-six light years away

Arcturus is thirty seven

The past is the past

And it’s here to stay

Wikipedia is heaven

When you don’t want to remember no more

On the far side of the morning

Who was it?

Yeah, you know we real cool

I hope you hear me

And you’ll call