Itís Gonna Be Dinner Soon
by Michael Mark & Tom Chapin
© 1996 HCD Music & The Last Music Co. (ASCAP)

Itís gonna be dinner soon. Itís gonna be dinner soon.
Iíve been waiting all afternoon, itís gonna be dinner soon.

Take a plate, fill your belly, ravioli, vermicelli,
Pizza pie is always cool,
Some spaghetti sauce and a pasta fahzool.
Grab your chopsticks, drop that fork,
Have some egg rolls and moo shoo pork
Hot and sour soup is nice and a bowl of chicken fried rice.
Itís gonna be dinner soon. Itís gonna be dinner soon.
Iíve been waiting all afternoon, Itís gonna be dinner soon.
From Albuquerque to Cameroon itís gonna be dinner soon.
Iím holding onto my fork and spoon, Itís gonna be dinner soon.

Shrimp tempura, teriyaki, ebi, uni, tekamaki
Yellowtail is so delish,
Did you know sushi is a piece of raw fish?
Chili peppers, hot tamale
Can make your tummy melancholy.
But guacamole, salsa, tortilla chips just make me smack my lips.
Itís gonna be dinner soon. Itís gonna be dinner soon.
Iíve been waiting all afternoon, Itís gonna be dinner soon.
For dessert weíll have a macaroon. It ís gonna be dinner soon.
Holding onto my fork and spoon, Itís gonna be dinner soon.

Whatís that rumbling, grumbling noise?
A hungry herd of girls and boys.
Step up to the worldís buffet;
Itís a smorgasbord and itís simply gourmet!
Pick a country. Make a wish.
Youíre sure to get your favorite dish.
Grab a napkin. Take a seat. Pass the catsup and letís eat!
Itís gonna be dinner soon. Itís gonna be dinner soon.
Iíve been waiting all afternoon, Itís gonna be dinner soon.
Even couples on their honeymoon are thinking Ďbout dinner soon.
Holding onto my fork and spoon, Itís gonna be dinner soon.

Bon appťtit!


This song appears on Tom Chapin's Around The World And Back Again CD.

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