Toronto Mike

My Name is Michael, I Got a Nickel


As a child, I owned this plastic toy radio that only played one song.  It played the tune from Clint Holmes' "Playground In My Mind" and on the back it had the lyrics to this verse from that song.

My name is Michael, I got a nickel
I got a nickel, shiny and new
I'm gonna buy me all kinds of candy
That's what I'm gonna do.

Being a Michael, I thought this was pretty cool.  I didn't have to Google those lyrics, they're tattooed on my brain for all of eternity.  In fact, I still have that old radio.  It found its way into an old box of mine and has followed me from home to home over the past fifteen years.

Are there any Michael's out there who didn't hear this verse from "Playground In My Mind" a million times growing up?

My Name is Michael
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