Why Are We Building Such A Big Ship? - The Singing Song lyrics

we were born one night wide awake
summer sweat stained and
the mosquitoes they laughed oh they laughed
and we heard a singing from where we knew not
but we were tapping our feet
and we answered back in voices we knew not we had
but we're tapping our feet
we learned well something we once had forgotten
and we're tapping our feet

and then the month of may passed
and the mosquitoes' laughs
turned to cackles with their eyes glowing red
well some of us got nervous
we screamed these streets
aren't our streets they're our shackles
they're our shackles
i said goodbye and i thought to myself
i thought to myself
these streets are our shackles
like the sun going down
on the river
keeps me tied to this world