A few days ago
On my daily commute via metro
A mother was teaching her child English
Using music as a tool.
When I was a wee one, I practiced English to the Mo’ town tune
There were the Temptations, Smokey, O’Jays, and Parliment Funkadelic (smile)
Sure my parents and their friends were my English teachers
They talked to me, read to me, encouraged me, practiced words and phrases
But when it came to the discovery of words, the music of Mo’ town was right there as an equally strong influence
Oh, and Sing-a-long with Mitch (’cause my Parents tuned into that and Lawrence Welk) you get the point
Back to the Mom and her daughter
The lyics being repeated by the Mom and daughter duo
On my entire (repeat entire) 30-minute trip were:
Look at me now, Look at me now, I’m gettin’ papa fresh den a mug.
Were is Smokey when you need him?