Tell me said the elephant Tell me brothers if you can Why all the world is full of creatures Yet we grow in fear of man Tell me said the elephant tell me why this has to be we have to run from man and hunter never safe and never free
-people kill without regret although they fly by jumbo-jet let the word all may remember let the children not forget.
Gentle is the elephant Pulling loads and everything we love to hear the children laughing when we,re in the circus-ring Happy was the elephant Happy was his jungle life and then they came, the cruel hunters with their rifle and their knives
Listen, please listen, said the elephant if we want the world we know, to stay alife Then man and beast, we must work together And together we will survive
Listen said the elephant It is conservation time So take the warning when we trumpet For the future of mankind