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Michael Caufield: Music

If you're not in bed tonight

(Michael Caufield)
If you’re not in bed tonight


If you’re not in bed tonight


If you haven’t brushed your teeth and shined your shoes up bright


If you haven’t said your prayers and closed your eyes real tight


oh if you’re not in bed tonight


The boogie man is gonna get you he’s gonna get you he’s gonna get get get you


If you’re not in bed tonight


If you haven’t drawn the shades and pulled the shutters in tight


If you haven’t put your pajamas on and plumped the pillows just right


oh if you’re not in bed tonight


The boogie man is gonna get you he’s gonna get you he’s gonna get get get you


What’s he look like anyway?


He doesn’t look like Little Richard


Or some zoned-out trucker with a three-day beard


He only makes a slight kind of rustle


He’s never seen so tell me how he came to be so universally feared


Ain’t gonna catch me boogie man I’m too fast


If you’re not in bed tonight


If you haven’t walked the dog and pushed the garbage lid down tight


If you haven’t locked the doors and turned off all the lights


oh if you’re not in bed tonight


The boogie man is gonna get you he’s gonna get you he’s gonna get get get you


Who’s under the bed in there?


He’s bigger than a giant rabbit


He’s smaller than a tiny mouse


He’s an Everyman kind of monster


In each and every kind of house


Ain’t gonna get me boogie man I’m keeping my eyes on you


Oh if you’re not in bed tonight . . .