I'm a Person Too

(1943)

"I'm a Person Too" is the fifth song of Bernstein's cycle I Hate Music!: A Cycle of Five Kid Songs.

I'm a Person Too
by Leonard Bernstein


I just found out today that I'm a person too, like you: I like balloons; lots of people like balloons: But ev'ryone says, "Isn't she cute? She likes balloons!" I'm a person too, like you! I like things that ev'ryone likes: I like soft things and movies and horses and warm things and red things: don't you? I have lots of thoughts; like what's behind the sky; and what's behind what's behind the sky: But ev'ryone says, "Isn't she sweet? She wants to know ev'rything!" Don't you? Of course I'm very young to be saying all these things in front of so many people like you; but I'm a person too! Though I'm only ten years old; I'm a person too, like you!


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