Because We’re Kids

Songwriters Dr. Seuss (Theodore Seuss Geisel), Frederick Hollander
Year Written 1953
About Because We’re Kids
While children and their parents all over the world know the books written by Dr. Seuss, many are not aware that Dr. Seuss, or Theodore Seuss Geisel, was also a songwriter.


Just because we’re kids
Because we’re sort of small
Because we’re closer to the ground
And you’re much bigger by the pound
You got no right
You got no right
To push and shove us little kids around

Just because your throat
Has got a deeper voice
With lots of wind to blow it out
At little kids who don’t dare shout
You have no right
You have no right
To force and beat us little kids around

Just because you’ve got whiskers on your face to shave
You treat us like a slave
So what? It’s only hair
And because you got a wallet near your heart
You think you’re twice as smart
You know, that isn’t fair

But we’ll grow up some day
And when we do, I pray
We won’t just grow in size and sound
Or just get bigger by the pound
‘Cause I’d hate to grow
Like some I know
Who push and shove us little kids around

Session / Album Information


“Because We’re Kids” was recorded in June 1998 and released that same year on the album The Playground.

Because We"re Kids

Listen to Because We"re Kids on Spotify. Tony Bennett · Song · 1998.

This recording released on:

  • 1998: Columbia CD: CK 69380 —The Playground
  • 2011: Disc #64 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK62) The Playground

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