I know you never mean to lie,
You just mess with what is true.
When the facts are boring
Make them interesting! - that is you.
That lad you said weighed 20 stone
And stood at 4ft. 4
Was really two foot taller
A weighed 12 stone - no more!
You said the woman up the street
Had children by the score
It made your story funny
But, in fact, she had just four.
That 3 foot elf all dressed in green
You saw dancing in the park?
You did admit that was untrue
You just said it for a laugh.
That day you fell from the ladder
While climbing to the roof,
You said you climbed 400 feet
Now I know that's not the truth!
Then there's that old man who lived near you
When you were very small
The one who dressed in robes of black
And had ears of 2 foot tall!!
The size of that great fish you caught
It weighed nigh on a ton
Six foot long and three foot wide
And your friend? Well he caught none.
I love you very dearly
You're always there and are never late
But there's one small thing that I must say
PLEASE don't exaggerate!!!