I hate my name. Oh I hate my name.
I'm going to throw it in the Atlantic Ocean.
I hate my name. I hate my name.
I'm going to throw it away.
1. I'd like to live in Mexico. I'd call myself Jose.
I would say: "Buenos Dias!" There I would gladly stay.
Lots of tacos I would eat.
I'd break piñatas and find those treats.
A pocketful of jumping beans would be neat
If I could change my name. Chorus:
2. I know I'd like to live in France. I'd call myself Pierre.
I would say: "Bon jour" each day. I'd be so happy there.
One thing I would eat the most would be stacks of golden brown French toast.
I'd wear my beret. I would surely boast if I could change my name. Chorus:
3. I'd like to live in Africa. Kunjit (Kunjeet), that's the name.
"Hujambo hibari!" I would say to people who passed my way.
I'd watch out for those mamba snakes.
I'd float with the hippos all over the place. I'd play on my drums.
It would be so great if I could change my name. Chorus:
4. I'd like to live in the land of China. I'd call myself Ling Lei (Lee).
I'd say: "Ni hau!" everyday. I'd make Green Dragon Well Tea.
Chopsticks would make the food taste good.
I'd play ping pong with the neighborhood.
Meet a panda bear in the woods if I could change my name. Chorus:
I've traveled all around the world. I've tried a lot of names.
The meaning of a name runs deep. Now I can really say:
I like my name 'cause it is my name.
I'm never going to throw it in any ocean.
I like my name. I like my name.
I'm never going to throw it away.