ANDREW GOLD lyrics - Gimme A Smile (The Pumpkin Song)

ANDREW GOLD
"Gimme A Smile (The Pumpkin Song)"

A chubby little pumpkin?
Sat in a patch?
Waitin' breathlessly?
To see just who was gonna snatch him?
He pumped himself up?
He kept himself clean?
'Cause it was just a few days ?
Until Halloween

A pretty little cutie?
In a lavender dress?
Saw our boy and picked him up?
Then she began to caress him?
She hugged him and she squeezed?
Till they were cheek to cheek?
She almost dropped him on his bottom?
When he started to speak

Could I make a small suggestion?
Like to ask you just in case?
You would remember this request?
When you're designing my face?
He said

Please please
Please please?
Gimme a smile?
I'm only gonna be here?
For the littlest while?
Don't wanna be the jack 'o lantern?
Scarin' away every candy-lovin' kid?
Who's trick or treating today?
No one wants a friend who only can frown?
Turn up the ends of my mouth?
Instead of turnin 'em down?
Lookin' like a monster really isn't my style?
So please make pretty?
Please gimme a smile

He was a little bit worried?
A little perplexed?
'Cause all his other orange friends?
Were actin' tougher than the next guy?
One put on a grimace?
One wore a scowl?
One even wore a sheet
And then? began to howl

He was oh-so happy?
To be the little girl's choice?
He giggled and he stammered?
In his shy little voice?
Then he whispered to her sweetly?
In their cozy embrace?
I want a pretty smile?
Just like the one on your face
I'm only making one appearance?
In this fleeting pumpkin life?
Could you grant my one desire?
When you carve me with that knife?

Please please
Please please?
Gimme a smile?
I'm only gonna be here?
For the little-est while?
Don't wanna be the jack 'o lantern?
Scarin' away every candy lovin' kid?
Who's trick or treating today?
I'd be ever so grateful?
If you give me a grin?
Let all the happy little children?
See the brightness within?
Don't gimme no fangs ?
Like that mean crocodile?
Please make pretty?
Please gimme a smile

Please please ?
Gimme a smile?
I'm only gonna be here?
For the littlest while?
Don't wanna be the jack 'o lantern?
Scarin' away every candy lovin' kid?
Who's trick or treating today?
Gimme a great big grin?
I'll be the happiest guy?
The evening after Halloween?
I'll be the tastiest pie?
Well if I gotta go?
Let me be goin' in style?
Oh please please pretty please?
Gimme a smile?
Gimme a smile