In Walked James
On a Roll

Let me tell you a story.  It’s an invitation
To learn about James and his big imagination
When he walks into a room, he does this little thing
He starts bobbing his head and he begins to sing

Chorus:     Dada Dada Dada Dada 1,2, 3
  Dada Dada Dada Sing along with me
  Dada Dada Dada Dada 8, 9, 10
  Dada Dada Dada Here's a verse again

James walked to his room, opened up the door,
Stood still for a moment and looked out across his floor.
All of his toys stopped playing their games
Started clapping their hands . . . when in walked James

James knew a pirate who was really quite mean
And he hoarded more treasure than you ever have seen
But the pirate knew when to give up his claim
Start snapping his fingers . . . when in walked James

James knew a dragon that was thirty feet tall
It would fly over cities and would burn them all
But the dragon knew when to cease all flames
Start stomping his feet . . . when in walked James

James knew a gorilla who was acting so wild
Like a tantrum being thrown by a little spoiled child
But the gorilla knew when to stop and be tame
Start thumping his chest . . . when in walked James

Dada Dada Dada Dada more of the same
Dada Dada Dada Dada . . . in walked James.
James is the son of someone I play
soccer with and the second of two
boys.  As I was writing this story /
song I kept thinking what it would be
like if we were "the center of the
universe."  What if all things did
"revolve around me" as they do for
most children at this age.

Watch a little boy or girl singing or
playing with his or her toys and you
can learn a lot about what the child is
thinking.  The same holds true when
a child is drawing a picture or
creating some other kind of art.  It is
really interesting to sit back and
observe children at play.