Being Nice Can you be too friendly? Evidently, smiling way too much. Like jumping much too fast in

Being Nice

Can you be too friendly?
Evidently, smiling way too much.
Like jumping much too fast in Double Dutch.
Sometimes, you have to stop.
Sometimes, you have to stop.

Can you be too cheerful?
Fearful of saying something wrong.
Like staying in the swimming pool too long.
Sometimes, you have to stop.
Sometimes, you have to stop.
Being nice.

(Another little girl enters.)
Can you be too thoughtful?
Thoughtful, almost to a fault.
Like pouring chocolate syrup in a malt.
Sometimes, you have to stop.
Sometimes, you have to stop.

Can you be too polite?
Go light on the how-do-you-do’s.
Like wearing out your favorite pair of shoes.
Some time you have to stop.
Some time you have to stop.
Being nice.

    Being nice is tough
    You’re never quite nice enough.
    No matter what people say
    in their nice and helpful way
    Being told you’re nice is just not the same
    as being asked to join in on a game.

Can you be too lonely?
Your only friend a balloon.
Like talking to the man up in the moon.
Sometimes, you have to stop.
Some time you have to stop.
Being nice.

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