Only One Shoe
by John Forster & Tom Chapin
© 2005 Limousine Music Co. & The Last Music Co. (ASCAP)

Mommy, oh Mommy, what can I do?
I want to go out and I canít find my shoe!
Did you look in the closet? I didnít. Well, do!
Youíre not going out with only one shoe!

Iím here in the closet, it doesnít look good,
One cross-country ski and your coat with a hood,
Thereís jackets and racquets, a bottle of glue.
But Mommy, oh Mommy, I canít find my shoe!

Did you look in the basement? I didnít. Well, do!
Youíre not going out with only one shoe!

Iím here in the basement. Itís dark and itís damp.
A barbell, some lumber, an old skateboard ramp,
Thereís hammers and chisels and screwdrivers too.
Lots of great stuff, Mom, but so far no shoe.

Did you look in the attic? No. Well, hurry, tout de suite!
Youíre not going out without shoes on your feet!

Iím up in the attic. Thereís some kind of nest,
Cobwebs and droppings, a dusty old chest,
And photos of Grandma and Grandpa and you.
Piles of clothes, but no trace of my shoe.

Oh me, what can I do? I havenít got a clue.
Itís really discouraging, maddening too.
Where, oh where is my/your shoe?

Did you look in the living room? Look in the hall?
Look in the bathroom? I looked in them all!
Did you look everywhere? Thatís what I said!
How íbout your room? Under your bed?

Iím here in my room, under my bed.
Thereís a beach ball, a snowsuit, an old bobble-head.
A few Reeseís Pieces, a stuffed kangaroo,
And Mommy, oh Mommy, I just found my shoe!

Isnít it funny,
Whenever we lose a toy or a shoe or a book.
Though we turn every room in the house inside out,
Itís always the last place we look!


This song appears on Tom Chapin's Some Assembly Required CD.

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