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Look for the bare necessitiesThe simple bare necessitiesForget about your worries and your strifeI mean the bare necessitiesOld Mother Nature’s recipesThat brings the bare necessities of life
Wherever I wander, wherever I roamI couldn’t be fonder of my big homeThe bees are buzzin’ in the treeTo make some honey just for meWhen you look under the rocks and plantsAnd take a glance at the fancy antsThen maybe try a few
The bare necessities of life will come to youThey’ll come to you!
Look for the bare necessitiesThe simple bare necessitiesForget about your worries and your strifeI mean the bare necessities That’s why a bear can rest at easeWith just the bare necessities of life
Now when you pick a pawpawOr a prickly pearAnd you prick a raw pawNext time bewareDon’t pick the prickly pear by the pawWhen you pick a pearTry to use the clawBut you don’t need to use the clawWhen you pick a pear of the big pawpawHave I given you a clue ?
So just try and relax, yeah cool itFall apart in my backyard‘Cause let me tell you something little britchesIf you act like that bee acts, uh uhYou’re working too hard
And don’t spend your time lookin’ aroundFor something you want that can’t be foundWhen you find out you can live without itAnd go along not thinkin’ about itI’ll tell you something true
The bare necessities of life will come to you
David Waisglass and Gordon Coulthart