SONG LYRICS FOR: "BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY"
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Lead Vocal: Gabriel Dunbar
Lyrics and music by Michael Dooley
Arranged and engineered by Michael Dooley

"BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY"

Chorus 1
Better safe than sorry, that's what I hear so many people saying,
Better safe than sorry & I believe it's true.
Better safe than sorry, you don't have to worry,
If you keep these safety rules, they'll keep you safe, too.

Verse 1
The kitchen can be a dangerous place,
I shouldn't play in there.
With pots that are hot, & knives that are sharp,
I need to take extra care.
In the cupboard there are a few bottles & jars
Poisonous to touch or drink.
I always walk slow when in the kitchen I go,
It's safer that way, I think.

Chorus 2
Better safe than sorry, that's what I hear so many people saying
Better safe than sorry & I believe it's true.
Better safe than sorry, you don't have to worry,
If you keep these safety rules, they'll keep you safe, too.

Verse 2
The bathroom is sometimes dangerous, too,
Especially when the floor is wet.
The hot water tap could scold me real bad,
So I turn the cold on first instead.
The pills & medicines I leave alone;
They're not mine --they could make me sick.
And I always make sure my hands are dry
Before touching an electrical switch.

Chorus 3
Better safe than sorry, ooh, ooh, ooh ooh
Better safe than sorry, ooh, ooh, ooh ooh.

Verse 3
Even when I go out to play, I need to be careful, too.
I like to have fun, but the dangerous things I do not do.
Sometimes my friends are there,
They try to make me dare to do something unsafe.
But I don't care, I just tell them straight,
I'd rather play it safe instead.

Bridge
That's why I don't run on the street to go chasing my ball.
I don't climb a high wall 'cause I know I might fall.
I avoid any place there may be snakes in the grass.
I watch out for sharp nails & broken glass.
I steer clear of transformers & electrical wires.
I don't play with matches 'cause I might start a fire.
That's why I have fun whenever I go out,
'Cause there's nothing to worry, nothing to worry,
Nothing to worry about.

Chorus 4
Better safe than sorry, that's what I hear so many people saying.
Better safe than sorry & I believe it's true.
Better safe than sorry, you don't have to worry,
If you keep these safety rules, they'll keep you safe too!

If you keep these safety rules, you'll be safe in all that you do.
If you keep these safety rules
They'll keep you safe too!

 

"BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY" (with chords)

Capo: 1st fret

Intro: (C)-(Am)-(Dm)-(Em)-(F)-(F/G)(C)-(Am)-(Fm)-(Eb/G)-(Ab)-(Bb)

Chorus 1
(C)Better safe than (Am)sorry, (Dm)that's what I hear so many (Gsus4)people saying,
(C)Better safe than (Am)sorry & (Dm)I believe it's (Gsus4)true.(G)
(C)Better safe than (Am)sorry, (Dm)you don't have to (Em)wor(Am)ry,
(F)If you keep these (Em)safety (Am)rules, (D7)they'll keep (F/G)you safe, (C)too.

Verse 1
The (C)kitchen can be a (Am)dangerous place,
(Dm)I shouldn't (F/G)play in (C)there.
With (C)pots that are hot, & (Am)knives that are sharp,
I (D9)need to take extra (G)care.
In the (C)cupboard there are a few (Bm7)bottles & jars
(E7)Poisonous to touch or (Am)drink.(Gm)
I (F)always walk slow when in the (C/E)kitchen I go,
(D)It's (D/F#)safer that (F/G)way, I think.

Chorus 2
(C)Better safe than (Am)sorry, (Dm)that's what I hear so many (F/G)people saying
(C)Better safe than (Am)sorry & (Dm)I believe it's (Bb9)true.
(C)Better safe than (Am)sorry, (Dm)you don't have to (Em)wor(Am)ry,
(Am/F#)If you (Fm6)keep these (C/E)safety (Ab9/Eb)rules, (D9)they'll keep (F/G)you safe, (C)too.

(C7)-(F/C)-(C7)-(F/C)-(C)-(F/G)

Verse 2
The (C)bathroom is sometimes (Am)dangerous, too,
E(Dm)specially when the (F/G)floor is (C)wet.(F)-(C)-(F)
The (C)hot water tap could (Am)scold me real bad,
So I (D7)turn the cold on (D7/F#)first in(G)stead.
The pills & (C)medicines I (Bm)leave alone;
They're not (E7)mine --they could make me (Am)sick.(Gm)
And I (F)always make sure my (C/E)hands are dry
(D)Before (Em)touching an e(D/F#)lectrical (F/G)switch.

Chorus 3
(C)Better safe than (Am)sorry, (Dm)ooh, ooh, (F/G)ooh ooh
(Cm7)Better safe than sorry, (Abmaj)ooh, ooh, (Db9)ooh ooh.

Verse 3
(Eb)Even when I go (Cm)out to play, I (Fm)need to be (Bbsus4)careful, (Eb)too.
I (Eb)like to have fun, but the (Cm)dangerous things (F7)I do not (Bb)do.
Sometimes my (Eb)friends are there,
They try to (Dm7)make me dare to (G)do some(G/B)thing un(Cm)safe.(Bbm)
But I (Ab)don't care, I just (Eb/G)tell them straight,
I'd (F)rather play it (F#)safe in(G)stead.

Bridge
That's why I don't (C)run on the street to go (Am)chasing my ball.
I don't (F)climb a high wall 'cause I (Bb)know I might fall.
I a(C)void any place there may be (Am)snakes in the grass.
I watch (Bb)out for sharp nails & (F)broken glass.
I steer (C)clear of transformers & e(Am)lectrical wires.
I (F)don't play with matches 'cause I (Bb)might start a fire.
That's (C)why I have fun whenever (Am)I go out,
'Cause there's (Dm)nothing to worry, (C/E)nothing to worry,
(F)Nothing to (Gsus4)worry (Absus4)about.

Chorus 4
(Db)Better safe than (Bbm)sorry, (Ebm)that's what I hear so many (Absus4)people saying.
(Db)Better safe than (Bbm)sorry & (B9)I believe it's (Gb/Ab)true.
(Db)Better safe than (Bbm)sorry, (Ebm)you don't have to (Fm)wor(G7+5)ry,
(Gbmaj7)If you keep these (Fm)safety (Bb7)rules, (Eb7)they'll keep (Gb/Ab)you safe (Db)too!

(Gbmaj7)If you keep these (Fm)safety (Bbm7)rules, (Ebm7)you'll be (Ebm/Db)safe in (Cm7)all that you (G7b5)do.
(Gbmaj7)If you keep these (Fm)safety (Bb7)rules
(Eb7)They'll keep (Gb/Ab)you safe (Db7)too!(Gb)-(Db)

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