Manatee

I wish I could be – a manatee!
Live contentedly.
Swim in shallow tropic sea.
On sandy bed I’d sleep
Where it is not too deep.
Mistaken quite a lot
A mermaid I am not!
A mermaid I am not!

I wish I could be – a manatee!
Live contentedly.
Swim in shallow tropic seas.
A mammal herbivore
Eat sea plants nothing more.
Then surfacing for air
That’s when I must take care!
That’s when I must take care!

I wish I could be – a manatee!
Live contentedly.
Swim in shallow tropic seas.
But garbage in the sea
Boats crashing into me
And poachers of the seas
Are all my enemies!
They’re all my enemies.

I wish I could be – a manatee!
Live contentedly.
Swim in shallow tropic seas.
But my biggest fear
Is that we’ll disappear.
Save us or there’ll be
No more Manatee to see!
No Manatee to see!
No Manatee to see!
No Manatee to see!