Imagine That! Songs for Creative Teachers

Bumps in the Road

Kristin Lems
words and music by Kristin Lems c 2006 Kleine Ding Music (BMI)


This metaphor for friendship among busy friends works just right for me. When things are smooth and in a state of flow, I sometimes lose track of my friends. But, come the bumps, I can call them, or they can call me, and it's just as solid as can be.


1. Sometimes I get too busy for my friends But we all know friendship never ends We'll be there to lighten each others' loads
And to help each other over bumps in the road.
Bumps in the road - everyone knows, bumps in the road, gotta take em slow
It takes a friend to lighten that load
And to help you over the bumps in the road.

2. Those bumps can hurt - they can break your cart
Just like upheavals that can break your heart
You can crawl like a turtle or hop like a toad,
But you just can't get around those bumps in the road!


3. It would be so great if the road were smooth
But there's up and downs when you start to move
To make coffee sweet, you gotta take your lumps
And to make complete, you gotta cross those bumps!


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