Demos & Sneak Peaks

by Animal Farm

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Team Oktopus Every time our two year old listens to this ep he just says: MORE, MORE, MORE!!! Favorite track: Why Be a Pigeon When You Can Be a Peacock?.
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I’m a vegetarian spider I’m a lover not a fighter ‘stead of moths I’ll eat some carrots ‘stead of skeeters I eat squash! In my web I catch tomatoes How I love french fried potatoes Onions, beets, and peppers Are my favorite things to nosh CHORUS: No Flies, No Ants Feed me, Juicy Plants Stop by any day And grab a side of cole slaw on the way Oh, my friends tell me I’m strange For a spider, I’m deranged I’d rather eat some tofu Than feast on flee or bee. Other spiders are judgmental When I’m eating curried lentils They can have their insects I know what’s best for me CHORUS Hey kids, what's your favorite produce? Brussel sprouts make me wanna shout I go bananas for bananas I like leeks, I like leeks Rutabaga, rutabaga, rutabaga, ROOT CHORUS
I woke to take a walk The sun was still asleep I wandered towards the bay And slowly dragged my feet At once a felt a pulse A groovy beat in five I heard a joyful roar And felt the funky jive of HIPPOPOTAMUS, HIPPOPOTAMUS HIPPOPOTAMUS, HIPPOPOTAMUS Now any hippo knows That dancing soothes the soul In hours before the sun The hippos have their fun The day’s too hot to dance The sun will scorch the skin But when the dusk arrives A thundering waltz begins HIPPOPOTAMUS, HIPPOPOTAMUS HIPPOPOTAMUS, HIPPOPOTAMUS Kiboko, kiboko, kiboko, kiboko You must not get too near You’re better to stay clear A hippo dance is not A human social spot
Why be a pigeon When you can be a peacock Why entertain the thought of being drab Look into my eyes And you’ll soon realize I’m ecstatic to be Living fab It’s a real pleasure My natural treasure Counting immeasurable hues There is crimson and silver Forest green runs down the quiver Fuschia AND magenta And a streak of royal blue I love colors, Yes I do! Won’t you be a peacock, too? I love colors, take my advice Maybe one day I’ll be a bird of paradise (and I’ll dance real nice) Why be boring Why be trite Why not show some color now and then You’re not a pigeon You’re not a crow And you’re certainly not a hen A peacock such as you Should never be subdued Strut and prance your feathers to and fro It’s no shame to strut your train Like a lion with his mane A tail will tell your tale No two peacocks are the same I love colors, Yes I do! Won’t you be a peacock, too? I love colors, take my advice Maybe one day I’ll be a bird of paradise.


ANIMAL FARM is a Chicago-based quartet of musicians and educators whose lively performances entertain and engage children of all ages. Our stage show is a colorful blend of music, storytelling, hilarious antics and audience participation.

Animal Farm’s songs explore themes of friendship, community and self-expression through the eyes of our furry, feathered, scaly and shell-dwelling friends. A pig gets greedy, a two-headed tortoise tries to get along with itself, and a baby bat struggles with his fear of the dark.

Parents and teachers will enjoy the smart and perceptive lyrics. Kids will relate to the challenges and triumphs faced by the hilarious cast of characters. And everyone will love the fun and upbeat music!

Download away! These tunes are perfect for family car rides, around the house, and iPods everywhere!


released August 1, 2014


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Animal Farm Denver, Colorado

ANIMAL FARM is an award-winning kindie-rock band that writes music exploring themes of social and emotional learning, community, self-expression, and the environment through the eyes of our furry, feathered, scaly, and shell-dwelling friends. Blending original music, educational comedy, and interactive storytelling, their interactive and energetic performances delight listeners of all ages. ... more

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