The opening stanza:
Patty and Mickey and Liza Sue
Live in a big brown box.
It has carpets and curtains and beanbag chairs.
And the door has three big locks.
Oh, it’s pretty inside and the windows are wide
With shutters to keep out the day.
They have swings and slides and custom-made beds
And the doors open only one way.
As it goes on each child is described in all their wild glory, having way too much fun. The teachers and parents who love them have meetings and decide how to contain them.
Oh, parrots scream
And rabbits hop
And beavers chew trees when they need ‘em
But Patty and Micky and Liza Sue –
Those kids can’t handle their freedom.