Papa Joe 
The Bashful Ostrich
I'm the biggest bird around, you know I stand so high
But my wings are so little, there's no way I can fly
My neck's so long and my legs so strong, but one thing makes me sigh
Whenever I'm with the other birds, I'm really very shy

Now penguins really strut their stuff, and peacocks are so proud
But I just stick my head in the sand whenever I'm in a crowd
My friends all say it's just in my head, even if my head's underground
I need to free my beak if I wanna speak, and let out a joyful sound.

No more blushin', I'm through with hushin', now I'm gonna try
To stand up proud and shout out loud, that I'm no longer shy
I've had enough, gonna strut my stuff, 'cause I got somethin' to say
"No more sand, strike up the band--it's gonna be a brand new day!"

Now all you birds, just mark my words, if you've ever felt like me
Just keep on track, I've got your back, and let yourself go free
The time is now--doesn't matter how--just climb aboard and go
The stage is set, there's no regrets, so--on with the show!
Lyrics Credits: Joe Kretschmer
Music Credits: Joe Kretschmer
Producer Credits: Joe Kretschmer
Publisher Credits: Papa Joe Music
Performance Credits: Joe Kretschmer
Label Credits: Papa Joe Music
Short Song Description:
The bashful ostrich overcomes his shyness
Song Length: 2:14
Primary Genre: Folk-General
Secondary Genre: Folk-Contemporary
Tempo: Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Birds
Subject Matter 2: Joy
Mood 1: Joyful
Mood 2: Exultant
Language: English