Spooky Tricks

At Grapevine Elementary School
In Vista, California
A book sits in the library
A legend in its time

The picture on the cover's kind of eerie
Just to warn ya
The information bound within
Can mystify your mind

I remember when I checked it out
And brought it home to read
My room turned into a castle tower
Lightning in the sky

You don't need any magic words
Or to say "quiet please"
Just listen and I'll try
To summarize

A two tipped finger floating freely in the air
You can stick a pin in your thumb and give the other kids a scare

Spooky Tricks
Supernatural command
Spooky Tricks
Mere mortals cannot understand
I wonder if they have a book like that one in Japan
You can see right through your hand

The kid who checks it out that week's
The envy of the class
It's better than a choose your own adventure
Any day

It doesn't teach you how to fly
Or see through someone's pants
Just everyday amusements
And tricks anyone can play

If you haven't read this book
Your life is incomplete
It's part of growing up
Like having pets or playing kazoo

One day they'll make a movie
Starring me and Jeremy Street
And maybe they'll come out with
Volume Two

Open up this box and find a disembodied finger
Try and impress a girl with Spooky Tricks and you will win her

Spooky Tricks
Supernatural command
Spooky Tricks
Mere mortals cannot understand
I wonder if they have a book like that one in Japan
You can see right through your hand

Spooky Tricks
Supernatural command
Spooky Tricks
Mere mortals cannot understand
I wonder if they have a book like that one in Japan
You can see right through your hand

©2002 Paul Solecki