The Concrete Wall

I went to the zoo last Sunday afternoon
I saw chimpanzees, elephants and kangaroos
But the polar bear most captivated me
His kind intellect at odds with his captivity

In the wild polar bears will cross whole continents
Here itís understood he has to turn or hit a fence
But his head ducked at the same place every time around Ė and he
Stepped into the same wet paw prints on the ground

He slid off of the concrete wall, splashed and swam, turned and dove
Glided, climbed the stairs and walked, then
Slid off of the concrete wall, splashed and swam, turned and dove
Glided, climbed the stairs and walked, then
Slid off of the concrete wall

Ever since my thoughts keep drifting back to polar bears
Their whole habitat is melting -- soon it won't be there
In the zoo they are protected and live longer lives, but
Iím still bothered by the bob his head takes as he dives

I thought of bears while on the bus, at my desk, coming home
All thru dinner, in my bed,
I thought of bears while on the bus, at my desk, coming home
All thru dinner, in my bed,
I slid off of the concrete wall

Let's fly the polar bears to Iceland:
The climate's right for icebergs and the seals are everywhere
Let's sell our cars and book some one-way flights on Iceland Air
If bears don't carry liquids then the TSA won't care
I hope that they do better than the last bear who swam there

Words and music by Scott Yoho ©2016 Auto Order Music (BMI)


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