Oh, listen to the children while they play,
Now ain't it kinda funny what the children say,
Skip a rope.
Daddy hates mommy, mommy hates dad,
Last night you should a heard the fight they had,
Gave little sister another bad dream,
She woke us all up with a terrible scream.
Cheat on your taxes, don't be a fool,
Now what was that they said about a Golden Rule?
Never mind the rules, just play to win,
And hate your neighbor for the shade of his skin.
Stab 'em in the back, that's the name of the game,
And mommy and daddy are who's to blame.
Skip a rope, skip a rope,
Just listen to your children while they play,
It's really not very funny, what the children say,
Skip a rope, skip a rope. B.J. THOMAS Skip A Rope lyrics, B.J. THOMAS 1969