I Meant To Do My Work Today (Elton John)

"I meant to do my work today The brown bird sang in the apple tree I know that's why .... And a butterfly flittered across the field And all the leaves were calling me And the Buttercups nodded their smiling heads Greeting the bees who came to call And I asked the lizard the time of day....." And the wind went sighing over the land, Tossing the grasses to and fro, And a rainbow held out its shining handâ?? So what could I do but laugh and go?