This silly song was my absolute favorite! This is another live-action song with my husband helping out. It is based on “His Cheeseburger” by Veggie Tales and tells the story of a man searching for items that were labeled “nonessential” and could no longer be sold in the state of Michigan during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lyrics are included so you can sing along!
He said to her I’d like to buy plant seeds,
And I might like to buy some mulch, too.
She said to him “I can’t give you either”
And he said, what do you mean, is this true?
She said yes it is, but that section’s closed,
You can’t buy plant seeds the law said
Plant seeds and mulch are off limits,
You’ll have to grow canned corn instead!
Because they’re nonessential,
Oh, Plants are nonessential
Can’t buy them here, no, can’t get them here oh
Plants are nonessential,
They’re really nonessential
Can’t buy them here
But maybe you can get them later this year.
He walked through the store in sadness,
He may have teared up once or twice,
When he spotted the section for painting,
Painting his room would be nice.
But as he got closer he saw it
The caution tape was blocking his way
Oh, wife, please do not get angry
He’ll have to paint some other day!
Because it’s nonessential
Oh, paint is nonessential
Can’t buy it here, no, can’t get it here oh,
Paint is nonessential, it’s really nonessential
Can’t buy it here, oh maybe you can paint next year!
Oh, he loves the nonessentials with all his heart
And it is sad that COVID-19’s keeping them apart
And to get his garden veggies this year on his plate
He will have to smuggle plant seeds from another state
‘Cause if he’s going to get to paint or plant his seeds in the dirt
He has to cross state lines for you, take that chance for you,
Leave his home state just for you,
Cause they are nonessential items.