Black Beetle

From the CD "Music and Fun for Kids"
copyright ShanaBanana

This is a story about a little Black Beetle, who lived in a tree with his mom. But Black Beetle was sad,because there was a big bully named Boris who used to tease Black Beetle all the time, because he didn't have any colors or stripes and was just a plain beetle. Well, his mom wanted to make him feel better, so she used to sing him a very special song. You want to know how it goes? Here it is:

Black Beetle, Black Beetle,
what 'cha doin feeling so blue?
Black Beetle, Black Beetle,
I wouldn't be sad if I were you.
Because it doesn't matter if you're black or brown, or if you have colors all around.
What matters is that you're beautiful,
just the way that you are.

Black Beetle said, "Mom I appreciate you're trying to make me feel better, but you don't have Boris the big bully beetle teasing you all the time because you don't have any colors or stripes."

About that time his best friend came over. Her name was Brenda and she said, "Come on Black Beetle, let's go out and play." Black Beetle said, "I don't feel like playing." Do you know what Brenda said to him? The very same thing his mon did!

Black Beetle, Black Beetle,
what 'cha doin feeling so blue?
Black Beetle, Black Beetle
I wouldn't be sad if I were you.
Because it doesn't matter if you're black or brown, or if you have colors all around.
What matters is that you're beautiful,
just the way that you are.

And Black Beetle said, "Ohhh, O.K." And he decided to go out and play. And, he had a really good time, too, with Brenda and all his buddies. Until sure enough, guess who shows up, but Boris the big bully Beetle. He started teasing Black Beetle saying, "Huh, look at black beetle he's so ugly, he's just a plain old beetle. He doesn't have colors and stripes like me. I'm soooo beautiful. Everybody look at me, don't pay any attention to Black Beetle." When all of a sudden out of the sky came a big black crow. And, it swooped up Boris the Beetle and took him away. You know that crow didn't even see Black Beetle because of the very thing Boris was teasing Black Beetle about. And that's when all the other beetles realized it doesn't matter what you look like, right? But, you want to be nice to everybody, right? Yea!

Black Beetle, Black Beetle,
what 'cha doin feeling so blue?
Black Beetle, Black Beetle
I wouldn't be sad if I were you.
Because it doesn't matter if you're black or brown, or if you have colors all around.
What matters is that you're beautiful,
just the way that you are.

Black Beetle and you guys,
You're a star.