In Walked James
On a Roll

In Walked James by Tim Seston

Let me tell you a story.  It’s an invitation
To learn about James and his big imagination
When he walks into a room, he does this little thing
He starts bobbing his head and he begins to sing

Chorus:     Dada Dada Dada Dada 1,2, 3
Dada Dada Dada Sing along with me
Dada Dada Dada Dada 8, 9, 10
Dada Dada Dada Here's a verse again

James walked to his room, opened up the door,
Stood still for a moment and looked out across his floor.
All of his toys stopped playing their games
Started clapping their hands . . . when in walked James

James knew a pirate who was really quite mean
And he hoarded more treasure than you ever have seen
But the pirate knew when to give up his claim
Start snapping his fingers . . . when in walked James

James knew a dragon that was thirty feet tall
It would fly over cities and would burn them all
But the dragon knew when to cease all flames
Start stomping his feet . . . when in walked James

James knew a gorilla who was acting so wild
Like a tantrum being thrown by a little spoiled child
But the gorilla knew when to stop and be tame
Start thumping his chest . . . when in walked James

Dada Dada Dada Dada more of the same
Dada Dada Dada Dada . . . in walked James.

James is the son of someone I play soccer with and the second of
two boys.  As I was writing this story / song I kept thinking what it
would be like if we were "the center of the universe."  What if all
things did "revolve around me" as they do for most children at this

Watch a little boy or girl singing or playing with his or her toys and
you can learn a lot about what the child is thinking.  The same holds
true when a child is drawing a picture or creating some other kind
of art.  It is really interesting to sit back and observe children at