Imagine That! Songs for Creative Teachers

Think about Nothing

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


I don't think there is anything harder for me than clearing my own mind.  I am reminded of my own advice every time I sing this song, and remember that "nothing" allows a space for rest, new ideas, and the imagination!  


Think about Nothing



Everyone needs to think about nothin’

Clear out the stuffin, now and again

Everyone needs to empty their mind out

So they can find out what life is for them


1. She was fixed at her desk, staring straight at the screen

And her coworkers wondered, just what was she seein?

So they crept up behind her, what did they come upon?

They found her computer had not been turned on!  She said…


2. The algebra final was 12 pages long

You’d repeat the whole course if you got 20 wrong

All the students were sweating and trying their best

But one boy named Albert turned in a blank test, and said….


3. The couple was sitting and planning the day

That their lives would be joined in a more formal way

Till one stared out in space and got taciturn too

The other said, “don’t you love me?” “You know that I do, but….”


4. The reporters were gathered with cameras and lights

The photographers too, ‘twas a glorious sight

Then up stepped the leaders of all of the lands

They said not a word, smiled, and threw up their hands, and said….




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