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Musings From the Store

Rock N' Rhyme

Posted by Elana Promislow on


Bead It (to the tune of "Beat It" by Michael Jackson)
Lyrics by: Elana Promislow

The first time that you walk in the store
You wanna see some beads, you wanna see some more
The fire's in your eyes, you found what you've searched for
Now bead it. Just bead it.

You need some cord yeah you need it real bad
Don't want to use a clasp just use elastic instead
A mala would be nice, but a bracelet is rad
So bead it, if you don't you'll be sad
Just bead it, bead it, bead it, bead it

Your budget's gonna be defeated
Whether Swarovski or aquamarine
Ours are the finest beads you have seen

Just bead it

You came in once and now you find that you're hooked
You need to buy your first wire wrapping book
You're talking to the staff about a class that you took
You've beaded, yeah beaded

You're making jewellery all night and all day
You've slept through work and your child's 3rd grade play
Your hands are cramping up, but you need to find a way
To bead it. Gotta wait to get paid

Now bead it, bead it, bead it, bead it
Your project must be completed
Buy some new Bali; the Shungite is cool
While you're at it pick up a new tool

And bead it

Yeah bead it, bead it, bead it, bead it
Beady hauls are best repeated
Check out the new finds, they're not to be missed
Please put your name on our email list

Yeah bead it

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