Words & Music by Duncan
Wells
Why do birds fly? I don't know why.
Why do snakes crawl? Let's ask Maw!
You can zip around the block in a second
you can travel round the world in a day
Though your knowledge may be great
when you must articulate every answer to the question slips away
Oh we don't know the answer, so we have to find out
I will ask my mom and dad or my teacher after school
or we'll read it in a book
I will ask a lot of questions, til I understand
why maw's a missus and a mister is a man
We don't know the answer, oh we don't know the answer
we don't know the answer so we have to find out.
Why does the wind blow? I don't know.
What's a MacIntosh plaid? Let's ask dad!
I can do a little song on the guitar,
I can do a little dance with my feet,
I can travel to the moon on Sunday afternoon,
but I'll never know the universe complete.
Oh we don't know the answer so we have to find out
I will ask my mom and dad, my teacher after school
or we'll read it in a book
I will ask every flower, every bird and every bug
why a kiss is called a kiss and a hug is a hug
We don't know the answer, oh we don't know the answer
we don't know the answer so we have to find out.
Now the sun is in the sky with the stars and all those things
and every night I can look up at the moon
and I wonder how it's there, is it hanging by a string
or is it stuck upon the sky with glue
Oh we don't know the answer so we have to find out
I will ask my mom and dad, my teacher after school
or we'll read it in a book
the answer to the question is all around the house
why mice is more than one and only one's called a mouse
We don't know the answer, oh we don't know the answer
we don't know the answer so we have to find out.
Now first you have to look or else you'll never find
that the answer to the question takes a little bit of time.
We don't know the answer so we have to find out
I will ask my mom and dad, my teacher after school
or we'll read it in a book
I will climb the highest mountain
swim the deepest sea
to try and figure out how a tree becomes a tree
We don't know the answer, oh we don't know the answer
we don't know the answer so we have to find out.
I will ask a lot of questions, til I understand
why my maw's a missus and a mister is a man
We don't know the answer, oh we don't know the answer
we don't know the answer so we have to find out.
