Lil Lou was a very good girl,
But her Daddy went away.
She cried but he would not come back
No matter what she'd say.
Lou's Mummy had a special friend
And he would often stay
She asked her mummy once at night
Did he drive her Pa away?
Her Daddy came in his big car
But not into the house.
Not even one foot would he step
While he was with his spouse.
So Daddy stood in the doorway
While mummy smoked a fag
I'm taking Lou, your self respect,
And I will take the Jag!
You'll get nothing you dirty Whore,
You did wrong to me first!
There's an elephant in the room,
And I will see him cursed!
An Elephant! said Little Lou!
In this very room?
We don't talk about it, do we Lou?
But we will very soon.
A special, secret, Elephant
That no one talks about.
An Elephant inside this room
That Lou would ferret out.
Is he Big and Blue and Shiny?
With a long and bendy trunk?
Or is he pink and small like me?
Asleep inside my bunk!
He's a secretive animal,
That everyone knows.
In fact, He is the worst kept pet,
Dressed up in sheepskin clothes!
Lou looked everywhere, high and low.
Even behind the stairs.
She couldn't find the elephant.
Not for all her cares.
It's not for you, her mother snapped.
Your Dad was being a fool.
And be careful what you say of this,
When you go back to school.
Next day, at school, when Lou was called
To talk of her weekend
She screwed her face to recall her plight
The loss of her new friend.
There's an Elephant, in the room
That no one talks about!
They say it's there, but I can't see it.
And It makes everyone shout!
It's hiding see, I don't know where,
But I can't let it roam!
You see with it lose, and running free
My Daddy won't come home!
Lou's Teacher called her Mum and Dad,
And told them what she'd said.
Your child here, is very confused,
These notions in her head!
The Nelly must have gone away,
Cause Lou's Pop came Home!
And no more talk of elephants,
Or sleepovers for mum!