LYRICS TO ENGLISH FROM LYRICS

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LYRICS TO ENGLISH FROM LYRICS

LYRICS TO ENGLISH FROM LYRICS          COLLECTION 2

TRACK
SONG
BY POINT  OR  THEME
        1. Brush Your Teeth Raffi Daily Activities,
        2. Searching My Soul Vonda Sheppard Pres Prf Progressive(SORRY! also appears on collection 1!)
        3. Waiting for a girl like you Foreigner Pres Prf Progressive
        4.   Hokey Pokey Traditional Body Parts, Prepo’s , TPR
        5. Tongue Twisters Danny Kaye Fun
        6. Friend Like Me Disney Fun
        7. Hakunna  Mattatta Disney Fun
        8. You’ll Sing A Song Raffi Fun
        9. ABC song in a Rap Sesame ST The ABC
      10. S-N song Tom Lehrer Phonemes
      11. N’T Tom Lehrer Negative Forms
      12. Silent E Tom Lehrer Phonics, Vowels
      13. Two Sisters Clannad Family violence Irish tragedy
      14. It’s Raining It’s Pouring Present Simple, Weather
      15. I know an old lady Burl Ives (folk) Object clause, Animals
      16. Monday Monday Mamas and Pappas One day of the week
      17. Working on the railroad Folk (John Denver) Present perfect prog
      18. Start the Fire Billy Joel American History 50’s 60’s…
      19. Heal the World Michael Jackson Environment
      20. Imagine John Lennon Lead in for If 2
      21. Luca Suzanne Vega Family Violence
      22. Behind the Wall Tracy Chapman Abusive Husband
      23. Why Tracy Chapman Question forms, World issues
      24. You Make Me Weird Al Causative
      25. “I’m Happy Feelin’ Glad” Gorillaz Fun , describe feelings
      26. Bongo Bong Manu Chow Fun (‘was’)

1           BRUSH YOUR TEETH                       Raffi

 

BRUSH YOUR TEETH

When you wake up in the morning
and it’s quarter to one,
And you want to have a little fun,

CHORUS:
You brush your teeth, ch, ch, ch, ch, ch, ch, ch, ch, ch,
You brush your teeth, ch, ch, ch, ch, ch, ch, ch, ch, ch.

When you wake up in the morning
and it’s quarter to two,
And you don’t know what to do,

(CHORUS)

When you wake up in the morning
and it’s quarter to three,
You’ve got a great big smile for me,

(CHORUS)

When you wake up in the morning
and it’s quarter to four,
You hear a great big knock on the door,

(CHORUS)

When you wake up in the morning
and it’s quarter to five,
You’re so happy to be alive,

(CHORUS)

When you wake up in the morning at a quarter to one and you want to have a little fun, you Brush Your Teeth!

 

 

2    SEARCHING MY SOUL/ VONDA SHEPARD

 I’ve been down this road walking the line

 

That’s painted by pride.

And I have made mistakes in my life

that I just can’t hide

 

Oh I believe I am ready for what love has to bring,

Got my self together, now I’m ready to sing

 

I’ve been searching my soul tonight

I know there’s so much more to life,

Now I know I can shine a light

To find my way back home

 

One by one the chains around me unwind.

Every day now I feel that I can leave those years behind

Oh, I’ve been thinking of you for a long time

There’s a side of my life where I’ve been blind, and so

 

I’ve been searching my soul tonight

I know there’s so much more to life,

Now I know I can shine a light

Everything gonna be alright

 

I’ve been searching my soul tonight

Don’t want to be alone in life,

Now I know I can shine a light

To find my way back home

 

Baby I been holding back now my whole life.

I’ve decided  to move on now

gonna  leave all my worries behind

 

Oh I believe I am ready for what love has to give

Got my self together now I’m ready to live

 

I’ve been searching my soul tonight. . .

 

3   Waiting For A Girl Like You                 Foreigner

 

So long, I’ve been looking too hard, I’ve been waiting too long
Sometimes I don’t know what I will find, I only know it’s a matter of
time
When you love someone, when you love someone
It feels so right, so warm and true, I need to know if you feel it too
Maybe I’m wrong, won’t you tell me if I’m coming on too strong
This heart of mine has been hurt before, this time I wanna be sure
I’ve been waiting for a girl like you to come into my life
I’ve been waiting for a girl like you, your loving will survive
I’ve been waiting for someone new to make me feel alive
Yeah, waiting for a girl like you to come into my life
You’re so good, when we make love it’s understood
It’s more than a touch or a word can say
Only in dreams could it be this way
When you love someone, yeah, really love someone
Now I know it’s right, from the moment I wake up till deep in the night
There’s nowhere on earth that I’d rather be than holding you tenderly
I’ve been waiting for a girl like you to come into my life
I’ve been waiting for a girl like you, your loving will survive
I’ve been waiting for someone new to make me feel alive
Yeah, waiting for a girl like you to come into my life
I’ve been waiting, waiting for you, ooh, I’ve been waiting
I’ve been waiting
(I’ve been waiting for a girl like you, I’ve been waiting)
Won’t you come into my life?

 

4  The Hokey Pokey     Written By: Roland Lawrence LaPrise

 

You put your right foot in,
You put your right foot out;
You put your right foot in,
And you shake it all about.
You do the Hokey-Pokey,
And you turn yourself around.
That’s what it’s all about!

You put your left foot in,
You put your left foot out;
You put your left foot in,
And you shake it all about.
You do the Hokey-Pokey,
And you turn yourself around.
That’s what it’s all about!

You put your right hand in,
You put your right hand out;
You put your right hand in,
And you shake it all about.
You do the Hokey-Pokey,
And you turn yourself around.
That’s what it’s all about!

You put your left hand in,

You put your left side in,

You put your nose in,

You put your backside in,

You put your head in,
You put your head out;

You put your whole self in,

 

 

5  TONGUE       TWISTERS                     DANNY KAYE

 

Everybody’s heard of Peter Piper         And the peck of pickled peppers that he picked
That’s such a silly simple children’s game    It hasn’t even got a name
But I’d like to bet that it’ll trip you
And I bet you’re gonna have to say you’re licked
If Peter Piper you pronounce with ease       Then twist your tongue around these
Moses supposes his toeses are roses            But Moses supposes erroneously
For Moses he knowses his toeses aren’t roses
As Moses supposes his toeses to be
That’s tongue twisters
And it seems so easy till the word gets sprung
If you insist you want to try a lisp
Then step up mister and twist your tongue
Now Kissle will whistle at busty Miss. Russell
Who’ll rustle and bustle till Kissle will roar
So Russell asked Axle for Kissle’s dismissal
And this’ll teach Kissle to whistle no more
That’s tongue twisters . . .
Tito and Tato were tattooed in total
But Toto was only tattooed on his toe
So Tato told Tito where Toto was tattooed
But Tito said Toto’s tattoo wouldn’t show
Theda thought Thora was thumping her thimble
But Thomas thought Thora was thumping her drum
Said Theda if Thora’s not thumping her thimble
I think that she surely is thumping her thumb
That’s tongue twisters . .

Now Charley is chary when choosing his cheeses
And cheese is a challenge when Charley arrives
When Charley is charming and chooses a cheddar
Then chews it and chips it and chops in some chives
Heda is hoping to hop to Tahiti
To hack a hibiscus to hang on her hat
Now Heda has hundreds of hats on her hatrack
So how can a hop to Tahiti help that
Snobby Miss. Nora is sniffing her snuffer
The snuffer’s no sniffing it makes Nora sneeze
When Snyda lets Nort know his Nora is sneezing
She snappily snorts Nora’s sneezing a breeze
Sheila is selling her shop at the seashore
For shops at the seashore are so sure to lose
And she’s not so sure of what she should be selling
Should Sheila sell seashells or should she sell shoes
That’s tongue twisters .
Twista felt Twister was trying to whistle
But Twister had twisted his tongue

 

6    FRIEND LIKE ME              / the Geinie’s song from Aladdin  by Walt Disney.

 

Well Ali Baba had them forty thieves
Scheherazad-ie had a thousand tales
But master you in luck ’cause up your sleeves
You got a brand of magic never fails
You got some power in your corner now
Some heavy ammunition in your camp
You got some punch, pizzazz, yahoo and how
See all you gotta do is rub that lamp
And I’ll sayMister Aladdin, sir
What will your pleasure be?
Let me take you order
Jot it down
You ain’t never had a friend like me
No no noLife is your restaurant
And I’m your maitre’d
C’mon whisper what you want
You ain’t never had a friend like me

Yes sir, we pride ourselves on service
You’re the boss
The king, the shah
Say what you wish
Its yours! true dish
How about a little more Baklava?

Have some of column “A”
Try all of column “B”
I’m in the mood to help you dude
You ain’t never had a friend like me

Can your friends do this?
Do your friends do that?
Do your friend pulls this out their little hat?    Can your friends go, poof!
Well, looky here
Can your friends go, Abracadabra, let ‘er rip!

And then make the sucker disappear?So doncha sit there slack jawed, buggy eyed
I’m here to answer all your midday prayers
You got me bona fide, certified
You got a genie for your charge d’affaires
I got a powerful eurge to help you out
So what-cha? I really want to know
You got a list that’s three miles long, no doubt
Well, all you gotta do is rub like so- and ohMister Aladdin, sir, have a wish or two or three
I’m on the job, you big nabob
You ain’t never had a friend, never had a friend
You ain’t never had a friend, never had a friend
You ain’t never had a friend like me
You ain’t never had a friend like me, hah

 

 

 

 

7    Hakuna Matata!  ( From  THE LION KING)

 

Hakuna Matata!

What a wonderful phrase

Hakuna Matata!

Ain’t no passing craze

 

It means no worries

For the rest of your days

It’s our problem-free philosophy

Hakuna Matata!

 

Why, when he was a young warthog…

When I was a young wart hoooog!

Very nice.

Thanks!

He found his aroma lacked a certain appeal

He could clear the savannah after every meal

I’m a sensitive soul, though I seem thick-skinned

And it hurt that my friends never stood downwind

And oh, the shame

(He was ashamed!)

Thoughta changin’ my name

(Oh, what’s in a name?)

And I got downhearted

(How did you feel?)

Ev’rytime that I…

Pumbaa! Not in front of the kids!

Oh… sorry.

 

Hakuna Matata!

What a wonderful phrase

Hakuna Matata!

Ain’t no passing craze

It means no worries  For the rest of your days                 Yeah, sing it, kid!

It’s our problem-free     philosophy…

Hakuna Matata!  [Repeats]

 

It means no worries  For the rest of your days.

It’s our problem-free philosophy     Hakuna Matata

 

8  YOU’LL SING A SONG          /RAFFI

 

YOU’LL SING A SONG

AND I’LL SING A SONG

AND WE’LL SING A SONG TOGETHER

 

YOU’LL SING A SONG

AND I’LL SING A SONG

IN WARM OR WINDY WEATHER!

 

 

 

YOU’LL PLAY A TUNE. . .

 

 

YOU’LL WHISTLE A TUNE. . .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9  ABC   RAP            FROM SESAME STREET

 

 

10     S – N (Snore, Sniff, and Sneeze)

Tom Lehrer

 

 

Like a rooster loves a hen,

Like a lion loves his den,

Like Barbie loves Ken,

I love to do things that begin with “S-N”:

I love to sneeze — [sneeze]

[spoken] Pardon me, please — [sneeze]

I like to sniffle, it really feels nice.

One handkerchief’ll just never suffice.

But brother, watch out for the breeze

When I sneeze — [sneeze — sneeze –sneeze]

I love to sniff — [sniff]

[spoken] Just take a whiff — [sniff]

I also like snarling, it feels good to me.

Snarling is darling, I’m sure you’ll agree.

But I’m even happier if

I can sniff — [sniff]

And sneeze — [sneeze]

I love to snore — [snore]

[spoken] It’s more like a roar — [snore]

I like to snooze. I like resting my head.

I take off my shoes.

And I snuggle in bed.

Sometimes I just lie on the floor.

And snore — [snore]

And sniff — [sniff]

And sneeze — [sneeze — sneeze –sneeze]

Sometimes I just like to snicker, “tee-hee”

Or snub any snob who is snotty to me.

And whenever I have a few moments to spend.

[spoken] I can snoop on a neighbor or snitch on a friend!

But much more than any of these.

I love to snore and to sniff and to sneeze.

[snore — sniff — sneeze, repeated while fading out]

 

11         N Apostrophe T     Tom Lehrer

 

SCENE: Outside the cave of a very grouchy hermit.

CAST: The hermit (H) and a very sweet child (C).

C: Isn’t it a lovely day?                                 H: No, it isn’t!

C: Could you come outside and play?          H: No, I couldn’t!

C: Did you ever take a hike?                         H: No, I didn’t!

C: How’d you like to ride my bike?               H: Frankly, I wouldn’t!

C: Isn’t, couldn’t, didn’t, wouldn’t —                Is that all you can say?

H: Isn’t, couldn’t, didn’t, wouldn’t —                 Yes, now go away!

The sweetest sound to me,

It stands for “not,”

I like it a lot,

It’s spelled N apostrophe T.

C: Have you ever tried to smile?                 H: No, I haven’t!

C: Won’t you try it for a while?                   H: No, I won’t!

C: Are there games to play in there?           H: No, there aren’t!

C: Then why d’you like to stay in there?     H: Frankly, I don’t!

C: Haven’t, won’t, aren’t, don’t —

Is that all you can say?

H: Haven’t, won’t, aren’t, don’t —

And I said, “Go away!”

Grouches all agree,

We get a glow

From saying “NO!”

With N apostrophe T.

C: Do you talk to anyone?                       H: (wistfully) No, I don’t.

C: Come on out and have some fun.        H: (hesitantly) No, I couldn’t.

C: Can’t you even tell me why?               H: (apologetically) No, I can’t.

C: Will it kill you just to try?                  H: (wanting to) Well. I shouldn’t.

C: Don’t, couldn’t, can’t, shouldn’t — Now try it once my way! Do!

H: Do!

C: Could!

H: Could!

C: Can!

H: Can!

C: Should!

H: Should!

Hey, that feels okay!

I’ll give it a try  And say goodbye   To N apostrophe

C: N apostrophe

Both: N apostrophe T!
12    SILENT E/   TOM LEHRER

 

 

Who can turn a can into a cane?

Who can turn a pan into a pane?

It’s not too hard to see,

It’s Silent E.

 

Who can turn a cub into a cube?

Who can turn a tub into a tube?

It’s elementary

For Silent E.

 

He took a pin and turned it into a pine.

He took a twin and turned him into twine.

 

Who can turn a cap into a cape?

Who can turn a tap into a tape?

A little glob becomes a globe instantly,

If you just add Silent E.

 

He turned a dam – Alikazam! – into a dame.

But my friend Sam stayed just the same.

 

Who can turn a man into a mane?

Who can turn a van into a vane?

A little hug becomes huge instantly.

Don’t add W, Don’t add X, And don’t add Y or Z,

Just add Silent E.

 

13             TWO SISTERS/               CLANNAD
There were two sisters side by side
Sing aye dum, sing aye day
There were two sisters side by side
The boys are born for me
There were two sisters side by side
The eldest for young Johnny cried
I’ll be true for my love
If he’ll be true to me

Johnny bought the youngest a gay gold ring…
He never bought the eldest a single thing…

Johnny bought the youngest a beaver hat…
The eldest never thought much of that…

As they were walking by the foamy brim…
The eldest pushed the youngest in…

Sister, oh sister give me thy hand…
And you can have Johnny and all his land…

Sister I won’t give you my hand…
And I’ll have Johnny and all his land…

So there she sank and away she swam…
Until she came to the miller’s dam…

Miller took away her gay gold ring…
And then he pushed her in again…

Miller he was hanged on the mountain head…
The eldest sister was boiled in lead…
14       IT’S RAINING IT’S POURING    /folk

 

It’s raining, it’s pouring;
The old man is snoring.
Bumped his head
And he went to bed
And he couldn’t get up in the morning.

Rain, rain, go away;
Come again another day;
Little Johnny wants to play.

 

    15   I know an old lady who swallowed a fly

(Nadine Bernard Westcott)

I know an old lady who swallowed a fly. I don’t know why she swallowed the fly. Perhaps she’ll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a spider that wiggled and jiggled and tickled inside her. She swallowed the spider to catch the fly. I don’t know why she swallowed the fly. Perhaps she’ll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a bird. How absurd to swallow a bird. She swallowed the bird to catch the spider that wiggled and jiggled and tickled inside her. She swallowed the spider to catch the fly. I don’t know why she swallowed the fly. Perhaps she’ll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a cat. Think of that to swallow a cat! She swallowed the cat to catch the bird, she swallowed the bird to catch the spider that wiggled and jiggled and tickled inside her. She swallowed the spider to catch the fly. I don’t know why she swallowed the fly. Perhaps she’ll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a dog. Oh what a hog, to swallow a dog! She swallowed the dog to catch the cat, she swallowed the cat to catch the bird, she swallowed the bird to catch the spider that wiggled and jiggled and tickled inside her. She swallowed the spider to catch the fly. I don’t know why she swallowed the fly. Perhaps she’ll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a goat. Popped open her throat, and swallowed a goat! She swallowed the goat to catch the dog, she swallowed the dog to catch the cat, she swallowed the cat to catch the bird, she swallowed the bird to catch the spider that wiggled and jiggled and tickled inside her. She swallowed the spider to catch the fly. I don’t know why she swallowed the fly. Perhaps she’ll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a cow. Don’t ask me how, but she swallowed a cow! She swallowed the cow to catch the goat, she swallowed the goat to catch the dog, she swallowed the dog to catch the cat, she swallowed the cat to catch the bird, she swallowed the bird to catch the spider that wiggled and jiggled and tickled inside her. She swallowed the spider to catch the fly. I don’t know why she swallowed the fly. Perhaps she’ll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a horse. She died, of course!

 

16  MONDAY MONDAY /    MOMMAS AND THE PAPPAS

 

Bah-da bah-da-da-da     Bah-da bah-da-da-da

Bah-da bah-da-da-da

 

Monday, Monday, so good to me

Monday mornin’, it was all I hoped it would be

Oh Monday mornin’, Monday mornin’ couldn’t guarantee

That Monday evenin’ you would still be here with me

 

Monday, Monday, can’t trust that day

Monday, Monday, sometimes it just turns out that way

Oh Monday mornin’ you gave me no warnin’ of what was to be

Oh Monday, Monday, how could you leave and not take me

 

Every other day, every other day

Every other day of the week is fine, yeah

But whenever Monday comes, but whenever Monday comes

A-you can find me cryin’ all of the time

 

Monday, Monday, so good to me

Monday mornin’, it was all I hoped it would be

But Monday mornin’, Monday mornin’ couldn’t guarantee

That Monday evenin’ you would still be here with me

Every other day, every other day

Every other day of the week is fine, yeah

But whenever Monday comes, but whenever Monday comes

A-you can find me cryin’ all of the time

 

Monday, Monday, can’t trust that day

Monday, Monday, it just turns out that way

Oh Monday, Monday, won’t go away

Monday, Monday, it’s here to stay

Oh Monday, Monday   Oh Monday, Monday

 

17            I’ve Been Working on the Railroad

 

Written By: Unknown

I’ve been workin’ on the railroad,
All the live long day.
I’ve been workin’ on the railroad,
Just to pass the time away.
Don’t you hear the whistle blowing?
Rise up so early in the morn.
Don’t you hear the captain shouting
“Dinah, blow your horn?”

Dinah, won’t you blow,
Dinah, won’t you blow,
Dinah, won’t you blow your horn?
Dinah, won’t you blow,
Dinah, won’t you blow,
Dinah, won’t you blow your horn?

Someone’s in the kitchen with Dinah.
Someone’s in the kitchen, I know.
Someone’s in the kitchen with Dinah
Strumming on the old banjo.

Fee, fie, fiddle-e-i-o.
Fee, fie, fiddle-e-i-o-o-o-o.
Fee, fie, fiddle-e-i-o.
Strumming on the old banjo.

 

 

 

18     START THE FIRE   /BILLY JOEL

Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray
South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio
Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, television
North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn MonroeRosenbergs, H-bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom
Brando, “The King and I” and “The Catcher in the Rye”
Eisenhower, vaccine, England’s got a new queen
Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye
CHORUS
We didn’t start the fire  It was always burning  Since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire  No we didn’t light it    But we tried to fight itJoseph Stalin, Malenkov, Nasser aand Prokofiev
Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist Bloc  Roy hn, Juan Peron, Toscanini, dacron
Dien Bien Phu falls, “Rock Around the Clock”

Einstein, James Dean, Brooklyn’s got a winning team
Davy Crockett, Peter Pan, Elvis Presley, Disneyland
Bardot, Budapest, Alabama, Krushchev Princess Grace, “Peyton Place”, trouble in the Suez
CHORUS
Little Rock, Pasternak, Mickey Mantle, Kerouac
Sputnik, Chou En-Lai, “Bridge on the River Kwai”
Lebanon, Charlse de Gaulle, California baseball
Starkweather, homicide, children of thalidomide

Buddy Holly, “Ben Hur”, space monkey, Mafia
Hula hoops, Castro, Edsel is a no-go
U-2, Syngman Rhee, payola and Kennedy
Chubby Checker, “Psycho”, Belgians in the Congo
CHORUS
Hemingway, Eichmann, “Stranger in a Strange Land”
Dylan, Berlin, Bay of Pigs invasion   “Lawrence of Arabia”, British Beatlemania
Ole Miss, John Glenn, Liston beats Patterson

Pope Paul, Malcolm X, British politician sex
JFK, blown away, what else do I have to say         CHORUS

Birth control, Ho Chi Minh, Richard Nixon back again
Moonshot, Woodsto, Watergate, punk rock Begin, Reagan, Palestine, terror on the airline
Ayatollah’s in Iran, Russians in Afghanistan

“Wheel of Fortune”, Sally Ride, heavy metal, suicide
Foreign debts, homeless vets, AIDS, crack, Bernie Goetz
Hypodermics on the shores, China’s under martial law
Rock and roller cola wars, I can’t take it anymore    CHORUS

We didn’t start the fire But when we are gone
Will it still burn on, and on, and on, and on…

19    MICHAEL JACKSON ­ HEAL THE WORLD

There’s A Place In  Your Heart
And I Know That It Is Love
And This Place Could Be Much
Brighter Than Tomorrow And If You Really Try
You’ll Find There’s No Need To Cry
In This Place You’ll Feel
There’s No Hurt Or SorrowThere Are Ways To Get There
If You Care Enough For The Living
Make A Little Space
Make A Better Place… 

Heal The World
Make It A Better Place For You And For Me And The Entire Human Race
There Are People Dying If You Care Enough For The Living
Make A Better Place For You And For Me

If You Want To Know Why
There’s A Love That Cannot Lie
Love Is Strong It Only Cares For
Joyful Giving

If We Try  We Shall See
In This Bliss We Cannot Feel
Fear Or Dread We Stop Existing And Start Living

Then It Feels That Always Love’s Enough For
Us Growing
So Make A Better World
Make A Better World…

Heal The World . . .
And The Dream We Were Conceived In
Will Reveal A Joyful Face
And The World We Once Believed In
Will Shine Again In Grace
Then Why Do We Keep Strangling Life
Wound This Earth Crucify Its Soul
Though It’s Plain To See
This World Is Heavenly
Be God’s Glow

We Could Fly So High
Let Our Spirits Never Die
In My Heart I Feel You Are All My Brothers
Create A World With No Fear
Together We Cry Happy Tears
See The Nations Turn Their Swords Into Plowshares

We Could Really Get There If You Cared Enough
For The Living Make A Little Space
To Make A Better Place…

Heal The World

 

 

20                            John Lennon

Imagine

Imagine there’s no heaven,
It’s easy if you try,
No hell below us,
Above us only sky,
Imagine all the people
living for today…

Imagine there’s no countries,
It isnt hard to do,
Nothing to kill or die for,
No religion too,
Imagine all the
living life in peace…

Imagine no possesions,
I wonder if you can,
No need for greed or hunger,
A brotherhood of man,
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world…

You may say Im a dreamer,
but Im not the only one,
I hope some day you’ll join us,
And the world will live as one.

 

 

 

 21                               LUCA /SUSANNE VEGA

my name is luca
i live on the second floor
i live upstairs from you
yes, i think you’ve seen me before
if you hear something late at night
some kind of trouble, some kind of fight
just don’t ask me what it was
just don’t ask me what it was
just don’t ask me what it was…i think it’s cause i’m clumsy
i try to not to talk too loud
maybe it’s because i’m crazy
i try not to act too proud
they only hit until you cry
after then you don’t ask why
you just don’t argue anymore
you just don’t argue anymore
you just don’t argue anymore…yes i think i’m ok
walked into the door again
if you ask that’s what i’ll say
it’s not your business anyway
i guess i’d like to be alone
with nothing broken, nothing thrown
just don’t ask me how i am.
just don’t ask me how i am
just don’t ask me how i am…

my name is luca
i live on the second floor
i live upstairs from you
yes, i think you’ve seen me before
if you hear something late at night
some kind of trouble, some kind of fight
just don’t ask me what it was
just don’t ask me what it was
just don’t ask me what it was
they only hit until you cry  . . .

22      Behind The Wall                /TRACY CHAPMAN

 

 

Last night I heard the screaming
Loud voices behind the wall
Another sleepless night for me
It won’t do no good to call
The police
Always come late
If they come at all

Last night I heard the screaming
Loud voices behind the wall
Another sleepless night for me
It won’t do no good to call
The police
Always come late
If they come at all

And when they arrive
They say they can’t interfere
With domestic affairs
Between a man and his wife
And as they walk out the door
The tears well up in her eyes

Last night I heard the screaming
Then a silence that chilled my soul
I prayed that I was dreaming
When I saw the ambulance in the road

And the policeman said                      I’m here to keep the peace
Will the crowd disperse
I think we all clould use some sleep

Last night I heard the screaming
Loud voices behind the wall
Another sleepless night for me
It won’t do no good to call
The police                         Always come late
If they come at all

 

 

23      WHY              Tracy Chapman

Why do the babies starve
When there’s enough food to feed the world
Why when there’re so many of us
Are there people still alone
Why are the missiles called peace keepers
When they’re aimed to kill
Why is a woman still not safe
When she’s in her home

Love is hate
War is peace
No is yes
And we’re all free

But somebody’s gonna have to answer
The time is coming soon
Admidst all these questions and contradictions
There’re some who seek the truth

But somebody’s gonna have to answer
The time is coming soon
When the blind remove their blinders
And the speechless speak the truth

?

 

 

24  YOU MAKE ME / WEIRD AL YANCOVITZ

 

You make me wanna slam my head against the wall

You make me do the limbo

You make me wanna buy a slurpee at the mall

You make me watch the Gong Show

There’s really something kinda strange about you, baby, but I can’t exactly seem to put my Finger on it

 

You make me  You make me  You make me That’s what you do to me

 

You make me wanna hide a weasel in my shorts

You make me wanna phone home

You make me wanna write a dozen book reports

Then pack myself in styrofoam

Sometimes you make me want to build a model of the Eiffel Tower

Out of Belgian waffles

 

You make me  You make me  You make me That’s what you do to me

 

That’s what you do

That’s what you do

That’s what what you do to me

 

You make me wanna hang out in a trailer park

Then take my hamster to the beach

You make me wanna do my laundry in the dark

And use a recommended bleach

When I’m with you, I don’t know whether I should study neurosurgery

Or go to see the Care Bears movie

 

You make me  You make me  You make me That’s what you do to me

 

That’s what you do That’s what you do That’s what what you do to me

That’s what you do to me That’s what you do to me That’s what you do to me

 

You make me wanna break the laws of time and space

You make me wanna eat pork

You make me wanna staple bagels to my face

Then remove ’em with a pitchfork

You know there’s something quite unusual about you

But I can’t exactly seem to put my finger on it.

You make me  You make me  You make me That’s what you do to me

 

That’s what you do  That’s what you do That’s what what you do to me

That’s what you do That’s what you do That’s what you do

That’s what you do do do do do do to me That’s what you do to me

 

25   I’M HAPPY, FEELING GLAD

Clint Eastwood (Ed Case Refix)   Gorillaz

 

I ain’t happy, I’m feeling glad     I got sunshine, in a bag
I’m useless,but not for long        The future is coming on
It’s coming on
It’s coming on
It’s coming on
It’s coming on
It’s coming on
It’s coming on…

Ah ah ah ah
Give ’em some ah ah
Ah ah ah ah
Bigger oh ah ah

 

26                      BONGO BONG         Manu Chow

Mama was queen of the mambo

Papa was king of the Congo

Deep down in the jungle

I started bangin’ my first bongo

 

Every monkey’d like to be

In my place instead of me

Cause I’m the king of bongo, baby

I’m the king of bongo bong

 

I went to the big town

Where there is a lot of sound

From the jungle to the city

Looking for a bigger crown

So I play my boogie

For the people of big city

But they don’t go crazy

When I’m bangin’ in my boogie

I’m the “king of the bongo, king of the bongo bong”

Hear me when I come

King of the bongo, king of the bongo bong

 

They say that I’m a clown

Making too much dirty sound

They say there is no place for little monkey in this town

Nobody’d like to be in my place instead of me

Cause nobody go crazy when I’m bangin’ on my boogie

I’m the king of the bongo, king of the bongo bong

Hear me when I come

“King of the bongo, king of the bongo bong”

Bangin’ on my bongo all that swing belongs to me

I’m so happy there’s nobody in my place instead of me

I’m a king without a crown hanging loose in a big town

But I’m the king of bongo baby I’m the king of bongo bong

King of the bongo, king of the bongo bong

Hear me when I come, baby, king of the bongo, king of the bongo

 

 

 

 

TRACK
SONG
BY POINT  OR  THEME
        1. Brush Your Teeth Raffi Daily Activities,
        2. Searching My Soul Vonda Sheppard Pres Prf Progressive(SORRY! also appears on collection 1!)
        3. Waiting for a girl like you Foreigner Pres Prf Progressive
        4.   Hokey Pokey Traditional Body Parts, Prepo’s , TPR
        5. Tongue Twisters Danny Kaye Fun
        6. Friend Like Me Disney Fun
        7. Hakunna  Mattatta Disney Fun
        8. You’ll Sing A Song Raffi Fun
        9. ABC song in a Rap Sesame ST The ABC
      10. S-N song Tom Lehrer Phonemes
      11. N’T Tom Lehrer Negative Forms
      12. Silent E Tom Lehrer Phonics, Vowels
      13. Two Sisters Clannad Family violence Irish tragedy
      14. It’s Raining It’s Pouring Present Simple, Weather
      15. I know an old lady Burl Ives (folk) Object clause, Animals
      16. Monday Monday Mamas and Pappas One day of the week
      17. Working on the railroad Folk (John Denver) Present perfect prog
      18. Start the Fire Billy Joel American History 50’s 60’s…
      19. Heal the World Michael Jackson Environment
      20. Imagine John Lennon Lead in for If 2
      21. Luca Suzanne Vega Family Violence
      22. Behind the Wall Tracy Chapman Abusive Husband
      23. Why Tracy Chapman Question forms, World issues
      24. You Make Me Weird Al Causative
      25. “I’m Happy Feelin’ Glad” Gorillaz Fun , describe feelings
      26. Bongo Bong Manu Chow Fun (‘was’)

1           BRUSH YOUR TEETH                       Raffi

 

BRUSH YOUR TEETH

When you wake up in the morning
and it’s quarter to one,
And you want to have a little fun,

CHORUS:
You brush your teeth, ch, ch, ch, ch, ch, ch, ch, ch, ch,
You brush your teeth, ch, ch, ch, ch, ch, ch, ch, ch, ch.

When you wake up in the morning
and it’s quarter to two,
And you don’t know what to do,

(CHORUS)

When you wake up in the morning
and it’s quarter to three,
You’ve got a great big smile for me,

(CHORUS)

When you wake up in the morning
and it’s quarter to four,
You hear a great big knock on the door,

(CHORUS)

When you wake up in the morning
and it’s quarter to five,
You’re so happy to be alive,

(CHORUS)

When you wake up in the morning at a quarter to one and you want to have a little fun, you Brush Your Teeth!

 

 

2    SEARCHING MY SOUL/ VONDA SHEPARD

 I’ve been down this road walking the lineThat’s painted by pride.  And I have made mistakes in my life

 

that I just can’t hide

 

Oh I believe I am ready for what love has to bring,

Got my self together, now I’m ready to sing

 

I’ve been searching my soul tonight

I know there’s so much more to life,

Now I know I can shine a light

To find my way back home

 

One by one the chains around me unwind.

Every day now I feel that I can leave those years behind

Oh, I’ve been thinking of you for a long time

There’s a side of my life where I’ve been blind, and so

 

I’ve been searching my soul tonight

I know there’s so much more to life,

Now I know I can shine a light

Everything gonna be alright

 

I’ve been searching my soul tonight

Don’t want to be alone in life,

Now I know I can shine a light

To find my way back home

 

Baby I been holding back now my whole life.

I’ve decided  to move on now

gonna  leave all my worries behind

 

Oh I believe I am ready for what love has to give

Got my self together now I’m ready to live

 

I’ve been searching my soul tonight. . .

 

3   Waiting For A Girl Like You                 Foreigner

 

So long, I’ve been looking too hard, I’ve been waiting too long
Sometimes I don’t know what I will find, I only know it’s a matter of
time
When you love someone, when you love someone
It feels so right, so warm and true, I need to know if you feel it too
Maybe I’m wrong, won’t you tell me if I’m coming on too strong
This heart of mine has been hurt before, this time I wanna be sure
I’ve been waiting for a girl like you to come into my life
I’ve been waiting for a girl like you, your loving will survive
I’ve been waiting for someone new to make me feel alive
Yeah, waiting for a girl like you to come into my life
You’re so good, when we make love it’s understood
It’s more than a touch or a word can say
Only in dreams could it be this way
When you love someone, yeah, really love someone
Now I know it’s right, from the moment I wake up till deep in the night
There’s nowhere on earth that I’d rather be than holding you tenderly
I’ve been waiting for a girl like you to come into my life
I’ve been waiting for a girl like you, your loving will survive
I’ve been waiting for someone new to make me feel alive
Yeah, waiting for a girl like you to come into my life
I’ve been waiting, waiting for you, ooh, I’ve been waiting
I’ve been waiting
(I’ve been waiting for a girl like you, I’ve been waiting)
Won’t you come into my life?

 

4  The Hokey Pokey     Written By: Roland Lawrence LaPrise

 

You put your right foot in,
You put your right foot out;
You put your right foot in,
And you shake it all about.
You do the Hokey-Pokey,
And you turn yourself around.
That’s what it’s all about!

You put your left foot in,
You put your left foot out;
You put your left foot in,
And you shake it all about.
You do the Hokey-Pokey,
And you turn yourself around.
That’s what it’s all about!

You put your right hand in,
You put your right hand out;
You put your right hand in,
And you shake it all about.
You do the Hokey-Pokey,
And you turn yourself around.
That’s what it’s all about!

You put your left hand in,

You put your left side in,

You put your nose in,

You put your backside in,

You put your head in,
You put your head out;

You put your whole self in,

 

 

5  TONGUE       TWISTERS                     DANNY KAYE

 

Everybody’s heard of Peter Piper         And the peck of pickled peppers that he picked
That’s such a silly simple children’s game    It hasn’t even got a name
But I’d like to bet that it’ll trip you
And I bet you’re gonna have to say you’re licked
If Peter Piper you pronounce with ease       Then twist your tongue around these
Moses supposes his toeses are roses            But Moses supposes erroneously
For Moses he knowses his toeses aren’t roses
As Moses supposes his toeses to be
That’s tongue twisters
And it seems so easy till the word gets sprung
If you insist you want to try a lisp
Then step up mister and twist your tongue
Now Kissle will whistle at busty Miss. Russell
Who’ll rustle and bustle till Kissle will roar
So Russell asked Axle for Kissle’s dismissal
And this’ll teach Kissle to whistle no more
That’s tongue twisters . . .
Tito and Tato were tattooed in total
But Toto was only tattooed on his toe
So Tato told Tito where Toto was tattooed
But Tito said Toto’s tattoo wouldn’t show
Theda thought Thora was thumping her thimble
But Thomas thought Thora was thumping her drum
Said Theda if Thora’s not thumping her thimble
I think that she surely is thumping her thumb
That’s tongue twisters . .

Now Charley is chary when choosing his cheeses
And cheese is a challenge when Charley arrives
When Charley is charming and chooses a cheddar
Then chews it and chips it and chops in some chives
Heda is hoping to hop to Tahiti
To hack a hibiscus to hang on her hat
Now Heda has hundreds of hats on her hatrack
So how can a hop to Tahiti help that
Snobby Miss. Nora is sniffing her snuffer
The snuffer’s no sniffing it makes Nora sneeze
When Snyda lets Nort know his Nora is sneezing
She snappily snorts Nora’s sneezing a breeze
Sheila is selling her shop at the seashore
For shops at the seashore are so sure to lose
And she’s not so sure of what she should be selling
Should Sheila sell seashells or should she sell shoes
That’s tongue twisters .
Twista felt Twister was trying to whistle
But Twister had twisted his tongue

 

6    FRIEND LIKE ME              / the Geinie’s song from Aladdin  by Walt Disney.

 

Well Ali Baba had them forty thieves
Scheherazad-ie had a thousand tales
But master you in luck ’cause up your sleeves
You got a brand of magic never fails
You got some power in your corner now
Some heavy ammunition in your camp
You got some punch, pizzazz, yahoo and how
See all you gotta do is rub that lamp
And I’ll sayMister Aladdin, sir
What will your pleasure be?
Let me take you order
Jot it down
You ain’t never had a friend like me
No no noLife is your restaurant
And I’m your maitre’d
C’mon whisper what you want
You ain’t never had a friend like meYes sir, we pride ourselves on service
You’re the boss
The king, the shah
Say what you wish
Its yours! true dish
How about a little more Baklava?Have some of column “A”
Try all of column “B”
I’m in the mood to help you dude
You ain’t never had a friend like me

Can your friends do this?
Do your friends do that?
Do your friend pulls this out their little hat?    Can your friends go, poof!
Well, looky here
Can your friends go, Abracadabra, let ‘er rip!

And then make the sucker disappear?So doncha sit there slack jawed, buggy eyed
I’m here to answer all your midday prayers
You got me bona fide, certified
You got a genie for your charge d’affaires
I got a powerful eurge to help you out
So what-cha? I really want to know
You got a list that’s three miles long, no doubt
Well, all you gotta do is rub like so- and ohMister Aladdin, sir, have a wish or two or three
I’m on the job, you big nabob
You ain’t never had a friend, never had a friend
You ain’t never had a friend, never had a friend
You ain’t never had a friend like me
You ain’t never had a friend like me, hah

 

 

 

 

7    Hakuna Matata!  ( From  THE LION KING)

 

Hakuna Matata!

What a wonderful phrase

Hakuna Matata!

Ain’t no passing craze

 

It means no worries

For the rest of your days

It’s our problem-free philosophy

Hakuna Matata!

 

Why, when he was a young warthog…

When I was a young wart hoooog!

Very nice.

Thanks!

He found his aroma lacked a certain appeal

He could clear the savannah after every meal

I’m a sensitive soul, though I seem thick-skinned

And it hurt that my friends never stood downwind

And oh, the shame

(He was ashamed!)

Thoughta changin’ my name

(Oh, what’s in a name?)

And I got downhearted

(How did you feel?)

Ev’rytime that I…

Pumbaa! Not in front of the kids!

Oh… sorry.

 

Hakuna Matata!

What a wonderful phrase

Hakuna Matata!

Ain’t no passing craze

It means no worries  For the rest of your days                 Yeah, sing it, kid!

It’s our problem-free     philosophy…

Hakuna Matata!  [Repeats]

 

It means no worries  For the rest of your days.

It’s our problem-free philosophy     Hakuna Matata

 

8  YOU’LL SING A SONG          /RAFFI

 

YOU’LL SING A SONG

AND I’LL SING A SONG

AND WE’LL SING A SONG TOGETHER

 

YOU’LL SING A SONG

AND I’LL SING A SONG

IN WARM OR WINDY WEATHER!

 

 

 

YOU’LL PLAY A TUNE. . .

 

 

YOU’LL WHISTLE A TUNE. . .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9  ABC   RAP            FROM SESAME STREET

 

 

10     S – N (Snore, Sniff, and Sneeze)

Tom Lehrer

 

 

Like a rooster loves a hen,

Like a lion loves his den,

Like Barbie loves Ken,

I love to do things that begin with “S-N”:

I love to sneeze — [sneeze]

[spoken] Pardon me, please — [sneeze]

I like to sniffle, it really feels nice.

One handkerchief’ll just never suffice.

But brother, watch out for the breeze

When I sneeze — [sneeze — sneeze –sneeze]

I love to sniff — [sniff]

[spoken] Just take a whiff — [sniff]

I also like snarling, it feels good to me.

Snarling is darling, I’m sure you’ll agree.

But I’m even happier if

I can sniff — [sniff]

And sneeze — [sneeze]

I love to snore — [snore]

[spoken] It’s more like a roar — [snore]

I like to snooze. I like resting my head.

I take off my shoes.

And I snuggle in bed.

Sometimes I just lie on the floor.

And snore — [snore]

And sniff — [sniff]

And sneeze — [sneeze — sneeze –sneeze]

Sometimes I just like to snicker, “tee-hee”

Or snub any snob who is snotty to me.

And whenever I have a few moments to spend.

[spoken] I can snoop on a neighbor or snitch on a friend!

But much more than any of these.

I love to snore and to sniff and to sneeze.

[snore — sniff — sneeze, repeated while fading out]

 

11         N Apostrophe T     Tom Lehrer

 

SCENE: Outside the cave of a very grouchy hermit.

CAST: The hermit (H) and a very sweet child (C).

C: Isn’t it a lovely day?                                 H: No, it isn’t!

C: Could you come outside and play?          H: No, I couldn’t!

C: Did you ever take a hike?                         H: No, I didn’t!

C: How’d you like to ride my bike?               H: Frankly, I wouldn’t!

C: Isn’t, couldn’t, didn’t, wouldn’t —                Is that all you can say?

H: Isn’t, couldn’t, didn’t, wouldn’t —                 Yes, now go away!

The sweetest sound to me,

It stands for “not,”

I like it a lot,

It’s spelled N apostrophe T.

C: Have you ever tried to smile?                 H: No, I haven’t!

C: Won’t you try it for a while?                   H: No, I won’t!

C: Are there games to play in there?           H: No, there aren’t!

C: Then why d’you like to stay in there?     H: Frankly, I don’t!

C: Haven’t, won’t, aren’t, don’t —

Is that all you can say?

H: Haven’t, won’t, aren’t, don’t —

And I said, “Go away!”

Grouches all agree,

We get a glow

From saying “NO!”

With N apostrophe T.

C: Do you talk to anyone?                       H: (wistfully) No, I don’t.

C: Come on out and have some fun.        H: (hesitantly) No, I couldn’t.

C: Can’t you even tell me why?               H: (apologetically) No, I can’t.

C: Will it kill you just to try?                  H: (wanting to) Well. I shouldn’t.

C: Don’t, couldn’t, can’t, shouldn’t — Now try it once my way! Do!

H: Do!

C: Could!

H: Could!

C: Can!

H: Can!

C: Should!

H: Should!

Hey, that feels okay!

I’ll give it a try  And say goodbye   To N apostrophe

C: N apostrophe

Both: N apostrophe T!
12    SILENT E/   TOM LEHRER

 

 

Who can turn a can into a cane?

Who can turn a pan into a pane?

It’s not too hard to see,

It’s Silent E.

 

Who can turn a cub into a cube?

Who can turn a tub into a tube?

It’s elementary

For Silent E.

 

He took a pin and turned it into a pine.

He took a twin and turned him into twine.

 

Who can turn a cap into a cape?

Who can turn a tap into a tape?

A little glob becomes a globe instantly,

If you just add Silent E.

 

He turned a dam – Alikazam! – into a dame.

But my friend Sam stayed just the same.

 

Who can turn a man into a mane?

Who can turn a van into a vane?

A little hug becomes huge instantly.

Don’t add W, Don’t add X, And don’t add Y or Z,

Just add Silent E.

 

13             TWO SISTERS/               CLANNAD
There were two sisters side by side
Sing aye dum, sing aye day
There were two sisters side by side
The boys are born for me
There were two sisters side by side
The eldest for young Johnny cried
I’ll be true for my love
If he’ll be true to me

Johnny bought the youngest a gay gold ring…
He never bought the eldest a single thing…

Johnny bought the youngest a beaver hat…
The eldest never thought much of that…

As they were walking by the foamy brim…
The eldest pushed the youngest in…

Sister, oh sister give me thy hand…
And you can have Johnny and all his land…

Sister I won’t give you my hand…
And I’ll have Johnny and all his land…

So there she sank and away she swam…
Until she came to the miller’s dam…

Miller took away her gay gold ring…
And then he pushed her in again…

Miller he was hanged on the mountain head…
The eldest sister was boiled in lead…
14       IT’S RAINING IT’S POURING    /folk

 

It’s raining, it’s pouring;
The old man is snoring.
Bumped his head
And he went to bed
And he couldn’t get up in the morning.

Rain, rain, go away;
Come again another day;
Little Johnny wants to play.

 

    15   I know an old lady who swallowed a fly

(Nadine Bernard Westcott)

I know an old lady who swallowed a fly. I don’t know why she swallowed the fly. Perhaps she’ll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a spider that wiggled and jiggled and tickled inside her. She swallowed the spider to catch the fly. I don’t know why she swallowed the fly. Perhaps she’ll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a bird. How absurd to swallow a bird. She swallowed the bird to catch the spider that wiggled and jiggled and tickled inside her. She swallowed the spider to catch the fly. I don’t know why she swallowed the fly. Perhaps she’ll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a cat. Think of that to swallow a cat! She swallowed the cat to catch the bird, she swallowed the bird to catch the spider that wiggled and jiggled and tickled inside her. She swallowed the spider to catch the fly. I don’t know why she swallowed the fly. Perhaps she’ll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a dog. Oh what a hog, to swallow a dog! She swallowed the dog to catch the cat, she swallowed the cat to catch the bird, she swallowed the bird to catch the spider that wiggled and jiggled and tickled inside her. She swallowed the spider to catch the fly. I don’t know why she swallowed the fly. Perhaps she’ll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a goat. Popped open her throat, and swallowed a goat! She swallowed the goat to catch the dog, she swallowed the dog to catch the cat, she swallowed the cat to catch the bird, she swallowed the bird to catch the spider that wiggled and jiggled and tickled inside her. She swallowed the spider to catch the fly. I don’t know why she swallowed the fly. Perhaps she’ll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a cow. Don’t ask me how, but she swallowed a cow! She swallowed the cow to catch the goat, she swallowed the goat to catch the dog, she swallowed the dog to catch the cat, she swallowed the cat to catch the bird, she swallowed the bird to catch the spider that wiggled and jiggled and tickled inside her. She swallowed the spider to catch the fly. I don’t know why she swallowed the fly. Perhaps she’ll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a horse. She died, of course!

 

16  MONDAY MONDAY /    MOMMAS AND THE PAPPAS

 

Bah-da bah-da-da-da     Bah-da bah-da-da-da

Bah-da bah-da-da-da

 

Monday, Monday, so good to me

Monday mornin’, it was all I hoped it would be

Oh Monday mornin’, Monday mornin’ couldn’t guarantee

That Monday evenin’ you would still be here with me

 

Monday, Monday, can’t trust that day

Monday, Monday, sometimes it just turns out that way

Oh Monday mornin’ you gave me no warnin’ of what was to be

Oh Monday, Monday, how could you leave and not take me

 

Every other day, every other day

Every other day of the week is fine, yeah

But whenever Monday comes, but whenever Monday comes

A-you can find me cryin’ all of the time

 

Monday, Monday, so good to me

Monday mornin’, it was all I hoped it would be

But Monday mornin’, Monday mornin’ couldn’t guarantee

That Monday evenin’ you would still be here with me

Every other day, every other day

Every other day of the week is fine, yeah

But whenever Monday comes, but whenever Monday comes

A-you can find me cryin’ all of the time

 

Monday, Monday, can’t trust that day

Monday, Monday, it just turns out that way

Oh Monday, Monday, won’t go away

Monday, Monday, it’s here to stay

Oh Monday, Monday   Oh Monday, Monday

 

17            I’ve Been Working on the Railroad

 

Written By: Unknown

I’ve been workin’ on the railroad,
All the live long day.
I’ve been workin’ on the railroad,
Just to pass the time away.
Don’t you hear the whistle blowing?
Rise up so early in the morn.
Don’t you hear the captain shouting
“Dinah, blow your horn?”

Dinah, won’t you blow,
Dinah, won’t you blow,
Dinah, won’t you blow your horn?
Dinah, won’t you blow,
Dinah, won’t you blow,
Dinah, won’t you blow your horn?

Someone’s in the kitchen with Dinah.
Someone’s in the kitchen, I know.
Someone’s in the kitchen with Dinah
Strumming on the old banjo.

Fee, fie, fiddle-e-i-o.
Fee, fie, fiddle-e-i-o-o-o-o.
Fee, fie, fiddle-e-i-o.
Strumming on the old banjo.

 

 

 

18     START THE FIRE   /BILLY JOEL

Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray
South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio
Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, television
North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn MonroeRosenbergs, H-bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom
Brando, “The King and I” and “The Catcher in the Rye”
Eisenhower, vaccine, England’s got a new queen
Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye
CHORUS
We didn’t start the fire  It was always burning  Since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire  No we didn’t light it    But we tried to fight itJoseph Stalin, Malenkov, Nasser aand Prokofiev
Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist Bloc  Roy hn, Juan Peron, Toscanini, dacron
Dien Bien Phu falls, “Rock Around the Clock”Einstein, James Dean, Brooklyn’s got a winning team
Davy Crockett, Peter Pan, Elvis Presley, Disneyland
Bardot, Budapest, Alabama, Krushchev Princess Grace, “Peyton Place”, trouble in the Suez
CHORUS
Little Rock, Pasternak, Mickey Mantle, Kerouac
Sputnik, Chou En-Lai, “Bridge on the River Kwai”
Lebanon, Charlse de Gaulle, California baseball
Starkweather, homicide, children of thalidomideBuddy Holly, “Ben Hur”, space monkey, Mafia
Hula hoops, Castro, Edsel is a no-go
U-2, Syngman Rhee, payola and Kennedy
Chubby Checker, “Psycho”, Belgians in the Congo
CHORUS
Hemingway, Eichmann, “Stranger in a Strange Land”
Dylan, Berlin, Bay of Pigs invasion   “Lawrence of Arabia”, British Beatlemania
Ole Miss, John Glenn, Liston beats Patterson

Pope Paul, Malcolm X, British politician sex
JFK, blown away, what else do I have to say         CHORUS

Birth control, Ho Chi Minh, Richard Nixon back again
Moonshot, Woodsto, Watergate, punk rock Begin, Reagan, Palestine, terror on the airline
Ayatollah’s in Iran, Russians in Afghanistan

“Wheel of Fortune”, Sally Ride, heavy metal, suicide
Foreign debts, homeless vets, AIDS, crack, Bernie Goetz
Hypodermics on the shores, China’s under martial law
Rock and roller cola wars, I can’t take it anymore    CHORUS

We didn’t start the fire But when we are gone
Will it still burn on, and on, and on, and on…

19    MICHAEL JACKSON ­ HEAL THE WORLD

There’s A Place In  Your Heart
And I Know That It Is Love
And This Place Could Be Much
Brighter Than Tomorrow And If You Really Try
You’ll Find There’s No Need To Cry
In This Place You’ll Feel
There’s No Hurt Or SorrowThere Are Ways To Get There
If You Care Enough For The Living
Make A Little Space
Make A Better Place…Heal The World
Make It A Better Place For You And For Me And The Entire Human Race
There Are People Dying If You Care Enough For The Living
Make A Better Place For You And For MeIf You Want To Know Why
There’s A Love That Cannot Lie
Love Is Strong It Only Cares For
Joyful Giving

If We Try  We Shall See
In This Bliss We Cannot Feel
Fear Or Dread We Stop Existing And Start Living

Then It Feels That Always Love’s Enough For
Us Growing
So Make A Better World
Make A Better World…

Heal The World . . .
And The Dream We Were Conceived In
Will Reveal A Joyful Face
And The World We Once Believed In
Will Shine Again In Grace
Then Why Do We Keep Strangling Life
Wound This Earth Crucify Its Soul
Though It’s Plain To See
This World Is Heavenly
Be God’s Glow

We Could Fly So High
Let Our Spirits Never Die
In My Heart I Feel You Are All My Brothers
Create A World With No Fear
Together We Cry Happy Tears
See The Nations Turn Their Swords Into Plowshares

We Could Really Get There If You Cared Enough
For The Living Make A Little Space
To Make A Better Place…

Heal The World

 

 

20                            John Lennon

Imagine

Imagine there’s no heaven,
It’s easy if you try,
No hell below us,
Above us only sky,
Imagine all the people
living for today…

Imagine there’s no countries,
It isnt hard to do,
Nothing to kill or die for,
No religion too,
Imagine all the
living life in peace…

Imagine no possesions,
I wonder if you can,
No need for greed or hunger,
A brotherhood of man,
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world…

You may say Im a dreamer,
but Im not the only one,
I hope some day you’ll join us,
And the world will live as one.

 

 

 

 21                               LUCA /SUSANNE VEGA

my name is luca
i live on the second floor
i live upstairs from you
yes, i think you’ve seen me before
if you hear something late at night
some kind of trouble, some kind of fight
just don’t ask me what it was
just don’t ask me what it was
just don’t ask me what it was…i think it’s cause i’m clumsy
i try to not to talk too loud
maybe it’s because i’m crazy
i try not to act too proud
they only hit until you cry
after then you don’t ask why
you just don’t argue anymore
you just don’t argue anymore
you just don’t argue anymore…yes i think i’m ok
walked into the door again
if you ask that’s what i’ll say
it’s not your business anyway
i guess i’d like to be alone
with nothing broken, nothing thrown
just don’t ask me how i am.
just don’t ask me how i am
just don’t ask me how i am…my name is luca
i live on the second floor
i live upstairs from you
yes, i think you’ve seen me before
if you hear something late at night
some kind of trouble, some kind of fight
just don’t ask me what it was
just don’t ask me what it was
just don’t ask me what it was
they only hit until you cry  . . .

22      Behind The Wall                /TRACY CHAPMAN

 

 

Last night I heard the screaming
Loud voices behind the wall
Another sleepless night for me
It won’t do no good to call
The police
Always come late
If they come at all

Last night I heard the screaming
Loud voices behind the wall
Another sleepless night for me
It won’t do no good to call
The police
Always come late
If they come at all

And when they arrive
They say they can’t interfere
With domestic affairs
Between a man and his wife
And as they walk out the door
The tears well up in her eyes

Last night I heard the screaming
Then a silence that chilled my soul
I prayed that I was dreaming
When I saw the ambulance in the road

And the policeman said                      I’m here to keep the peace
Will the crowd disperse
I think we all clould use some sleep

Last night I heard the screaming
Loud voices behind the wall
Another sleepless night for me
It won’t do no good to call
The police                         Always come late
If they come at all

 

 

23      WHY              Tracy Chapman

Why do the babies starve
When there’s enough food to feed the world
Why when there’re so many of us
Are there people still alone
Why are the missiles called peace keepers
When they’re aimed to kill
Why is a woman still not safe
When she’s in her home

Love is hate
War is peace
No is yes
And we’re all free

But somebody’s gonna have to answer
The time is coming soon
Admidst all these questions and contradictions
There’re some who seek the truth

But somebody’s gonna have to answer
The time is coming soon
When the blind remove their blinders
And the speechless speak the truth

?

 

 

24  YOU MAKE ME / WEIRD AL YANCOVITZ

 

You make me wanna slam my head against the wall

You make me do the limbo

You make me wanna buy a slurpee at the mall

You make me watch the Gong Show

There’s really something kinda strange about you, baby, but I can’t exactly seem to put my Finger on it

 

You make me  You make me  You make me That’s what you do to me

 

You make me wanna hide a weasel in my shorts

You make me wanna phone home

You make me wanna write a dozen book reports

Then pack myself in styrofoam

Sometimes you make me want to build a model of the Eiffel Tower

Out of Belgian waffles

 

You make me  You make me  You make me That’s what you do to me

 

That’s what you do

That’s what you do

That’s what what you do to me

 

You make me wanna hang out in a trailer park

Then take my hamster to the beach

You make me wanna do my laundry in the dark

And use a recommended bleach

When I’m with you, I don’t know whether I should study neurosurgery

Or go to see the Care Bears movie

 

You make me  You make me  You make me That’s what you do to me

 

That’s what you do That’s what you do That’s what what you do to me

That’s what you do to me That’s what you do to me That’s what you do to me

 

You make me wanna break the laws of time and space

You make me wanna eat pork

You make me wanna staple bagels to my face

Then remove ’em with a pitchfork

You know there’s something quite unusual about you

But I can’t exactly seem to put my finger on it.

You make me  You make me  You make me That’s what you do to me

 

That’s what you do  That’s what you do That’s what what you do to me

That’s what you do That’s what you do That’s what you do

That’s what you do do do do do do to me That’s what you do to me

 

25   I’M HAPPY, FEELING GLAD

Clint Eastwood (Ed Case Refix)   Gorillaz

 

I ain’t happy, I’m feeling glad     I got sunshine, in a bag
I’m useless,but not for long        The future is coming on
It’s coming on
It’s coming on
It’s coming on
It’s coming on
It’s coming on
It’s coming on…

Ah ah ah ah
Give ’em some ah ah
Ah ah ah ah
Bigger oh ah ah

 

26                      BONGO BONG         Manu Chow

Mama was queen of the mambo

Papa was king of the Congo

Deep down in the jungle

I started bangin’ my first bongo

 

Every monkey’d like to be

In my place instead of me

Cause I’m the king of bongo, baby

I’m the king of bongo bong

 

I went to the big town

Where there is a lot of sound

From the jungle to the city

Looking for a bigger crown

So I play my boogie

For the people of big city

But they don’t go crazy

When I’m bangin’ in my boogie

I’m the “king of the bongo, king of the bongo bong”

Hear me when I come

King of the bongo, king of the bongo bong

 

They say that I’m a clown

Making too much dirty sound

They say there is no place for little monkey in this town

Nobody’d like to be in my place instead of me

Cause nobody go crazy when I’m bangin’ on my boogie

I’m the king of the bongo, king of the bongo bong

Hear me when I come

“King of the bongo, king of the bongo bong”

Bangin’ on my bongo all that swing belongs to me

I’m so happy there’s nobody in my place instead of me

I’m a king without a crown hanging loose in a big town

But I’m the king of bongo baby I’m the king of bongo bong

King of the bongo, king of the bongo bong

Hear me when I come, baby, king of the bongo, king of the bongo

 

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