Canker Sore
On a Roll

Canker Sore by Tim Seston

Canker sore, canker sore.  
Get out of my mouth I don’t want you no more
Canker sore, canker sore.  
Time to pack up your bags
and let me show you the door.

Did your brother wake you up too soon
Interrupting your perfect dream
Your favorite shirt is dirty and your cereal is soggy
And you think that you might scream!

Did you have a bad day at school?  
Did you spill paint on your shoe?
Did you fight with your friend over something silly
and now you’re feeling blue?

The bus driver forgot your stop
and you got home very late.
You were rushing from the kitchen
on your way to the table
and you dropped your dinner plate.

A canker sore is a metaphor
for something going wrong in your life
When you’re feeling run down or maybe some stress
It’s like someone cut a hole in your gum with a knife

But the day is at an end
and you’re ready to start again
So you lie on your pillow and you count your sheep
until you reach 2,030,410.

What is a Canker Sore?  It is a sore in your mouth that can prevent
you from eating, speaking or even wanting to smile.  

But in this song it represents all those things in your life that keep you
from being who you want to be.

Some times you just have to name what is bothering you.  Then you
can deal with it and show it the door.  

It was fun to think of the things that bothered me as a kid or the
things that bother my own kids or the kids I teach.  

Feel free to make up your own versus.  
Go ahead share them
and pack up their bags.
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