Inside a Book

by Alastair & Elsa Moock

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By Alastair and Elsa Moock

When my head is buried deep inside a book
And I’m curled up in my favorite reading nook
My house could be a burnin’
The situation urgent
I wouldn’t even raise my eyes to look

Harry Potter, Willy Wonka, Peter Pan
They take me with them to a foreign land
Where anything can happen
Anything you can imagine
There’s adventure waiting right inside my hands

The hardest part of any day for me
Is deciding on the next book I should read:
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Matilda, Harriet the Spy
I really think I need a reading referee

C.S. Lewis, Lewis Carroll, E.B. White
They’ve all spent time beneath my reading light
Wilder, Blume, and Cleary
I keep em all right near me
It’s a party in my room here every night

I read until the light begins to fade
Til the world has blurred and all else drifts away
I read until my arms can’t take the weight
Of the pages I’ve been holding
And I wake up once more knowing
That the book I’ve read is splayed upon my face

There’s this building in my town you won’t believe
Where they’ll lend you all the books you want for free
All you need to do is ask em
Promise that you’ll give em back and
You can take home anything there that you see

Mary Poppins, Treasure Island, Charlotte’s Web
And a million more I plan on getting read
When I read a real good story
I start to feel explore-y
And I’m off on an adventure in my head

Every book’s a brand new journey
So with every page I’m turning
I am off on an adventure in my head


released March 12, 2015
Alastair Moock - vocals, guitar
Anand Nayak - bass, dobro
Mark Erelli - mandolin



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Alastair Moock Boston, Massachusetts

A 2013 Grammy Nominee and two-time Parents' Choice Gold Medal Winner, Alastair Moock makes music for the whole family: kids, parents, even discerning pets. Long one of Boston’s premier folk artists, Alastair turned his attention to family music after the birth of his twin daughters in 2006. The Boston Globe calls him “one of the town's best and most adventurous songwriters." ... more

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