Burris the Bat

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One of my favorite songs by one of my favorite children's songwriters, my buddy Matt Clark.

Written by Matt Clark


Burris was a bat, and he lived in a barn.
Way up in the rafters where it’s always warm.
Unlike other bats, Burris had a little quirk.
Burris was afraid of the dark.

Almost every bat loves to stay up late.
The dark is the perfect time to echolocate.
Though our friend, Burris could catch bugs with the best,
Night is when he wanted to rest.

Burris couldn’t sleep,
The dark gave him the creeps.
So let’s turn on the nightlight for Burris

Turn on the nightlight for Burris the bat
He’s frightened of the dark,
But there’s nothing wrong with that.
He could fall asleep in five second flat,
If we’d turn on the nightlight for Burris.


from Metamorphosis, released September 24, 2013
Mr. Hoo - Vocal, Acoustic Guitar, Ukulele, Shaker



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