The Right Side (Wrong Side) of the Bed
Words and Music © 2012 Kayte Deioma, ASCAP
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Sometimes I get up on the sad side, the wrong side, feels bad inside.
Sometimes I get up on the sad side, the wrong side of the bed.

I like to get up on the happy side, the right side, feels good inside.
I like to get up on the happy side, the right side of the bed.

Sometimes I get up on the mean side, the wrong side; I'm mad inside.
Sometimes I get up on the mean side, the wrong side of the bed.

I like to get up on the nice side, the right side, feels light inside.
I like to get up on the nice side, the right side of the bed.

Bridge 1:
Sometimes I stay up too late,
Or maybe it's what I ate that gave me bad dreams all night.
Now, it is a brand new day.
I can feel any way I choose!

Sometimes I get up on the grumpy side, the wrong side; I'm tired inside.
Sometimes I get up on the grumpy side, the wrong side of the bed.

I like to get up on the silly side, the right side; I laugh inside.
I like to get up on the silly side, the right side of the bed.

Bridge 2:
Sometimes I watch scary shows,
even though I know I could have bad dreams all night.
Now, it is a brand new day.
I can feel any way I choose!

Sometimes I get up on the sad side, the wrong side, feels bad inside.
Sometimes I get up on the sad side, the wrong side of the bed.

I like to get up on the happy side, the right side, feels good inside.
I like to get up on the happy side, the right side of the bed.
If I should get up on the wrong side, whether the right or the left side,
I'll go back and get up the happy side, the right side of the bed.
The right side of the bed!

© 2012 Kayte Deioma

Notes on The Right Side of the Bed

The Right Side of the Bed is a good jumping off point for talking about our power to choose our feelings and how we react to situations. It can also be used in conjunction with exercises that help children identify feeling states in themselves and others.