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Larry Learns to Listen (also known as Listen) is a song adapted from the book with the same name.

Lyrics

Scallions and Frankencelery: Uhmm...

Listen...

Just listen...

Pay attention, lend an ear

Listen...

Scallion 2: Just listen...

Scallions and Frankencellery: You never know what you might hear...

(music starts getting faster and start singing louder)

Woooah!

Listen!

Just listen!

If you don't, we'll tell you this

You won't get the whole picture

There'll be something you might miss

(camera switches to Larry and hears the doorbell)

Scallion 2: Larry was so happy

His package finally came

He waited years to play the new 5-D Space Sqaudron Game

Scallion 3: He called his neighbors Joe and Bob

Larry: Come over now and see

Today's the day, my game is here

Come play it now with me

(switches back to Scallions and Frankencelery)

Scallions and Frankencelery: Listen...

Just listen...

Pay attention, lend an ear

You never know what you might hear...

Woooah!

Listen!

Just listen!

If you don't, we'll tell you this

You won't get the whole picture

There'll be something you might miss

(switches back to Larry, Bob, and Joe)

Scallion 1: Larry put the helmet on and turned the sound up high

Scallion 2: He turned the sound up high!

Scallion 1: The music started booming but the spaceship wouldn’t fly

Scallion 2: It didn’t wanna fly!

Scallion 3: Bob told him that the game came with a set of good directions

But Larry wasn’t listening; he made his own connections

Scallion 2: He quickly pushed each button

And twisted each knob too

He got so mad he held his breath

And made his face turn blue

All except Larry: He made his face turn bluueee

(switches back to Scallions and Frankencelery)

Scallions: Listen...

Just Listen...

Pay attention lend an ear...

Listen...

(whispering) Just Listen...

You’ll never know what you might hear...

Scallions and Frankencelery:

Wooah!

Listen!

Just Listen!

If you don't, we'll tell ya this!

You won't get the whole picture

There'll be something you might miss!

(Switches to Larry)

Larry: Drat!

Scallion 2: He said

Larry: My hat won't work. Something isn’t right!

Scallions and Frankencelery: Something isn’t right!

(Switches to Joe while the helmet lands on the ground)

Frankencelery: The helmet still would not perform and now the top was bent

and then the back he accidentally put a little dent

(Bob hops in the scene)

Bob: Um, Larry

Frankencelery: Bob said softly

Bob: Can I give you some advice?

Ask Joe to help you with your game he’s played it once or twice!

(Switches to Scallion 2)

Scallion 2: Well kids, whaddya think he's gonna do?

(Switches back to Bob, Larry and Joe)

Scallion 1: Larry wouldn’t listen

He claimed that he knew how

Larry: I think that I know how

Scallion 1: And at that very moment, the helmet went ker-plow!

Scallion 2: The helmet went ker-plow!

(Larry gets electrocuted)

(Camera switches back to the singers while the music gets slower)

Scallions and Frankencelery: The music stopped its playing and the lights quit blinking too

(Switches to Larry)

Scallions and Frankencelery: Larry turned to Joe and Bob

Larry: Now what should I dooo?

Joe: We tried to tell you Larry,

Before you broke your game,

To put the batteries in here

And line them up the same

Larry: Hmm...

Scallions and Frankencelery: So Larry moved the batteries

The game began again

(Frankencelery hops in the scene)

Frankencelery: It began again!

It began again because the batteries were now installed correctly!

(Music stops after Frankencelery hops off screen)

Larry: From now on, I'll listen to my friends!

(Music continues as the quartet singers hop to Bob, Larry and Joe)

Scallions and Frankencelery: God gave us friends and family...

To help us through each day!

And when we listen we don’t miss what others have to say!

All: Listen...

Just listen...

Pay attention lend an ear...

Listen...

Just listen...

You'll never know what you might hear...

Wooah!

Listen!

Just Listen!

If you don't, we'll tell ya this!

You won't get the whole picture

There'll be something you might miss!

You won't get the whole picture

There'll be some-thing you might miss!

(Quartet singers hop off screen)

Scallions and Frankencelery: You just might miss

Larry: And I wouldn't want to miss this!

(Music stops)

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