Lyrics for PreSchoolers

“Mommy why can’t he have a screw?”

Turning down A/C in car to hear the 4-year old…

“What honey?”

“Why can’t he get a screw, that guy?”

“What guy?”

“The guy on the song. He needs a screw. And he can’t find one.”

…thinking…thinking…listening closer to music on after day…I get angry…and I will say…OH.MY.GOD.

“So the guy singing the song???? You think he needs a screw???”

“Yeah. That’s what he said. I’m sure Daddy can get him a screw out of his tool box. Then we can give it to him and he will have a screw.”

“Suuuuurrre. We can do that…”

“OH WAIT! Its ok Mommy-he FOUND it!”

“Oh…did he?”

“Yes, he found the screw in his PANTS!”

“Good for him.”

“Why would he keep a screw in his pants? Now THAT is JUST HILARIOUS Mommy!”



  1. I need to listen to whatever y’all are listening to.

    Umm. What are y’all listening to, again?

  2. Don’t make me laugh!!!! I’m trying to put the baby to sleep. 🙂

  3. Queen of Spain says:


  4. Queen of Spain says:

    Unintentional name that tune…but still

  5. The kid’s right – that is just hilarious.

  6. Violent Femmes?

  7. Been there, heard that… and it gets worse. Wait until they’re somewhere with a lot of people and they start singing a song they shouldnt be singing.

    My stab in the dark is; ‘Why Don’t we Get Drunk and Screw’ by Jimmy Buffett.

  8. Queen of Spain says:

    Why can’t I get just one screw?
    Why can’t I get just one screw?

  9. I have no idea what song that was either. I didn’t realize I was so clueless about music!

  10. I have no idea what song that is, but I’m laughing my ass off over that conversation.

  11. Queen of Spain says:

    What I’m getting here…is I’m the only one rocking out to Violent Femmes in my minivan….???

  12. I am too…and worse…listen to the lyrics of Nickelback or Red Hot Chili Peppers. Not many are appropriate for kids! I have been listening to Pepper (have you heard of them? I love them!) lately and those lyrics aren’t so good for kids either. Luckily, all my kids except my youngest know not to repeat any of the lyrics.

  13. uuhhhh…as a parental tip – how did you explain the rest of the song? The part where he becomes less subtle about what he wants…

  14. “No really – I’m sure you heard wrong…he’s asking why can’t he get just one DUCK!”

  15. OH COME ON PEOPLE, you seriously don’t know what that song is?! ADD IT UP! I knew what Waffles was talking about before you even wrote down the lyrics. LOL! Good thing Rob is thinking ahead for you… giggle.

  16. They don’t play that song on NPR much, I guess LOL

  17. Sure beats Radio Disney.

  18. Um, I knew the song the minute I read him asking about why the guy needed a screw.

    Then I started humming it.

    You aren’t the only one that listens to Violent Femmes….

  19. **snort.

    that’s too funny!!

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