Peter
Alsop
 

It's Only a Wee Wee is about sex role conditioning. What’s the first question we ask when a baby’s born? "Is it a boy or a girl?" It starts right away. Adults make much more of a big deal about sex than kids do, so this is song’s really to get adults thinking about our gender stereotypes. It’s obvious that the range of human sexual behavior, identity and orientation is not limited by our genitalia.  

It's Only a Wee Wee, So What's the Big Deal?

As soon as you’re born grown-ups check where you pee
And then they decide just how you’re gonna be
Girls pink and quiet, boys noisy and blue
Seems like a dumb way to choose what you’ll do...

Chorus

It’s only a wee-wee, so what’s the big deal?
It’s only a wee-wee, so what’s all the fuss?
It’s only a wee-wee, and everyone’s got one
There’s better things to discuss!!

Now girls must use make-up, girls names and girls clothes
And boys must use sneakers, but not panty hose
The grown-ups will teach you the rules to their dance,
And if you get confused, they’ll say “Look in your pants!”

Chorus

If I live to be nine, I won’t understand
Why grown-ups are to’tly obsessed with their glands
If I touch myself, . . “Don’t you do that!” I’m told,
And they treat me like I might explode!

Chorus

Grown-ups watch closely each move that we make
Boys must not cry, and girls must make mcake
It’s all very formal, and I think it smells
Let’s all be abnormal and act like ourselves!!

Chorus

(Adult verse & chorus)

She walked to the market past brave cavaliers
She tried to avoid them, they whistled and jeered
She gave them the finger, they gave her more noise
She stopped and she sang to those bright little boys, . .

It’s only a wee-wee, so what’s the big deal?
It’s only a wee-wee, so why do you watch?
It’s only a wee-wee, and everyone’s got one
There’s more to life than your crotch!!

Written by Peter Alsop, ©1980 Moose School Music (BMI)

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Peter Alsop is a nationally known singer-songwriter, educator and humorist with a Ph.D. in educational psychology. He graduated from Trinity College in Connecticut and did his doctoral work at Columbia University's Teachers' College and Columbia Pacific University. He worked as the Director of The Harbor Schools Residential Treatment Center for emotionally disturbed adolescents in Maine and as a New York City elementary school teacher in the South Bronx ghetto.

Peter has produced nineteen audio recordings and seven videos and dvd's for which he consistently wins "Best Children's" awards from Parents' Choice and the Association For Independent Music. His songs are used daily by thousands of parents, educators and human service professionals to help families discuss sensitive issues. His "Wake Up" video with John Ritter helps families prevent child abuse and abduction. He's acted on stage and on television, directed a feature film, and performs extensively at conferences, festivals and concerts throughout the United States, Canada as well as hosting an annual training workshops at his Otter Space conference center in Northern California. He lives in Topanga, California with his wife, actress/director Ellen Geer, and their two daughters Willow and Megan. Contact: Moose School Productions, Box 960, Topanga, CA 90290 or 310-455-2318 or E-Mail or peteralsop.com

 



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