1. I run out on the beach. It’s summertime again.
The tide is quickly going out. I see miles and miles of sand.
I get down on my knees. I know what I’m going to do.
I ‘m going to build a dream in sand and watch it all come true.
Sandcastle, sandcastle, building in the sand.
I’ve got a pail and shovel. Would you like to lend a hand?
Sandcastle, sandcastle, look how proud it stands.
I’m going to build the biggest one, castle in the sand.
2. I pile the sand around me. Up go the castle walls.
Towers facing each direction, rising up so tall.
I cut out doors and windows. Stairs go up the side.
I put in secret passages in case i need to hide. Refrain:
3. I dig a moat and fill it up with water from the sea.
It circles ‘round my castle. It helps to protect me.
But i’ll lower down the drawbridge whenever friends drop by.
There’ll be so much time to play and we’ll be safe inside.
I watch the king and queen descend the spiral stairs.
They march into a great hall. A royal feast has been prepared.
There are jesters and jugglers. Music fills the air.
A magnificent celebration for everybody there.
4. I stand back and admire my castle in the sand.
Suddenly I look around. The night is close at hand.
The tide is swiftly rising. The waves are rushing in.
My castle will soon wash away but my dreams won’t have to end.
And I’ll be back again. Refrain: