We Are One

by Animal Farm

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1.
Snow Bird 04:30
Well I’ve never been to Hawaii Never surfed in Cal i forn I-A I’ve heard great things about Morocco I’ve always wanted to see Montego Bay. I’d like to winter up north with the snowbirds Playing bingo in Boca Raton And I’d return to Antarctic waters Just a penguin with a yearning to rome I’d march there if I could, but I don’t think I’d make it too far If my legs were only longer, I’d get myself a rental car If I could fly an airplane, I wouldn’t be flightless any more I can soar beneath the water but I’ve only gone as far as Cape Horn. I’d go snorkeling off the coast of Bali Or we can sunbathe in la costa del sol In Barbados we’d be boogie b-boarding I’ve heard Baja loves to Rock and Roll I’d like to learn to Samba in Rio And we can two-step in New Orleans in Havana we can mambo all summer song But I can only travel in my dreams You were made, you were made, you were made for the cold you’ll understand understand understand when you’re older You were made, you were made, you were made for the cold you’ll understand understand understand when you’re older. (I don’t want to wait!) x5 (I don’t understand!) x5
2.
Awesome Possum (free) 02:58
A passel of opossums, my family Going on a stroll to our favorite tree My name is Jack, Hello! Being a possum is cool! Pop hears a sound and stops in his tracks Mom smells something but there’s no turning back she whispers “Wolf!” Oh no! I know what I gotta do. I gotta do my awesome possum dance where I freak and flail and prance Cuz I know that there’s a chance It’ll scare that big bully away! The wolf, he rears his mangy head He looks old and mean, and underfed He licks his chops. Oh no! This isn’t doing the trick… I can’t stop dancing, it’s too late now Better kick it up a notch but I’m not sure how So i just pop it and lock it and pop it and lock it The wolf looks confused! Because I did my awesome possum dance where I freak and flail and prance Cuz I know that there’s a chance It’ll scare that big bully away! It’s all part of my awesome possum plan To do whatever this marsupial can To keep my awesome possum clan Safe and sound today Now this opossum will not play dead I’d rather face my fears head-on instead But now I’m out running of breath, and the wolf’s still staring at me…. and then the wolf said: "uh...there's something terribly wrong with this possum. I think it's gone bad. I've lost my appetite." I guess it was my awesome possum dance It put the bad guy in a trance I’m so glad I took a chance and scared that big bully away Everybody do the awesome possum dance the awesome possum dance just do that awesome possum dance And you can be a hero today
3.
It's a gradual process Just to move a few feet And I'm taking my time now Cuz the roses are oh so sweet Got my shell on my back now only home that I know No I'm not in a hurry No particular place to gooooooo….. The world moves so fast, and they’re all blowing past me, watch your step! That’s me on the ground. How can anyone notice this beautiful world If they won’t slow down? (like me) I can send you a snail mail And then in 3-5 days You'd reply with text message about your faster ways Now the cheetah's got speed and the eagle can soar I got all that I need down here Straight chillin’ on the garden floor The world moves so fast, and they’re all blowing past me, watch your step! That’s me on the ground. How can anyone notice this beautiful world If they won’t slow down? (like me) The world move so fast and they’re all blowing past me, and I might be last, but i’m free from the masses Now, way up in the town With your sights and your sounds that you won’t enjoy if you won’t slow down
4.
Ear Worm 03:52
I woke up with a tickle in my ear A squirmy melody that wouldn’t disappear That itch won’t be denied I couldn’t scratch it if i tried I’ll sing it for a day or three or four forever more I’ve been humming it so long this catchy little song Its with me when I lay me down to bed I whistle in my dreams And shout across ravines And when I wake It’s still there in my head. La la la la la This tune won’t be leaving soon, I fear It makes everything else around me so unclear I sing it in the streets and when I’m dancing round my town I’ll sing it when my mouth is full and hanging upside down I’ve been humming it so long this catchy little song Its with me when I lay me down to bed I whistle in my dreams And shout across ravines And when I wake It’s still there in my head. La la la la
5.
Cranky Pants 03:16
Have you ever been a hungry hyena they aren’t known for manners you should know And a mouse that’s missed it meal Will nibble at your heal Or he might take a bite Out of your toe Have you ever been A tired old tortuga You just can’t wipe the sleep from your eyes We’ve all been these and more A cranky, hungry, bore. And it’s no bother to Apologize But for now I’ll howl I’ll hoot and grunt and wail All shall hear My growl I’m all animal but for the tail Have you ever felt alone A gosling with no gaggle A pup without a pack is pretty sad A kitty with no litter Is not a happy critter But is it really worth it to get mad? Have the fishies in your school been grabbing at your gills and bullies blowing bubbles in your ear You’ve had an awful day Things haven’t gone your way Sometimes you wish They’d all just disappear But for now I’ll howl I’ll hoot and grunt and wail All shall hear My growl I’m all animal but for the tail
6.
Woke up today with a scratchy sore throat How could I be so unlucky? Then a giant giraffe, he poked through my window He snorted and frowned, and then he said to me: Your throat’s a little scratchy, but imagine this just for a sec: A throat that’s six feet long, and every inch is sore as heck! You know it always could be be worse The grass is always greener in the other fellow’s yard That’s right it always could be worse Try an attitude of gratitude, it’s really not that hard! (instrumental tag) Back of the car, on family vacation Driving all day, bored as can be When out the blue a bird swooped up beside us chirped her disapproval, and then she said to me: Riding in a car? That’s an amazing luxury! Each year I fly ten thousand miles -- no fancy jet, just me! Argentina to Alaska and at all points in between I’ve never hitched a ride! Be grateful For this fine machine! You know it always could be be worse The trip is always longer when you focus on the bad That’s right it always could be worse. Picture Walking there instead and POOF! Suddenly, you’re glad! (instrumental tag) At the picnic I ate a whole banana cream pie Got a tummy ache immediately So I lay down on the grass, going “ooofff..” when a sassy spotted cow sauntered up and said to me: It’s lousy feeling ill, but chew on this, my human friend four tummy-aches at once takes a longer time to mend Where you have just one stomach, a cow like me has FOUR But that doesn’t mean I always eat just more and more and more The key is moderation; no, I can't eat too much grass If I do, my belly hurts till all the gas is passed You know it always could be be worse The grass is always greener in the other fellow’s yard That’s right it always could be worse Try an attitude of gratitude, it’s really not that hard! (instrumental tag)
7.
All Those with whom I mingle, Tell me I’m the singularly Chillest Cat they know (wait you’re a goat!) It’s a figure of speech Cool calm and collected I am well-respected For just going with the flow But that was not always so When I was just a kid You know what I did? I butted heads with the world Holding on to things that made me mad Well it Made me sad And looped back again Then a friend said Hey totes, what’s with all the fuss Why do you hang your so low Some folks keep it bottled up inside But my friend, you gotta let it go Billy butt me in line And tommy took all the toast Lucy looked at me funny And I heard her say I was gross I could go all day about the kids Who make me mad (That sounds like a horrible idea That would only make me sad) Hey totes, what’s with all the fuss Why do you hang your so low Some folks hold on to little things But my friend, you gotta let it go
8.
You, you’ve got your paws And I’ve got my claws So now we can duke it out Or if, if you’d prefer I’ll tussel my fur In your face I’ll shout A fight, that no one would win Torn feathers and skin How the tears will fall But we’re tighter than that I tip my hat to you Most of all We’re two birds of a feather we’re two fish of a scale We’re two cats of a whisker, we’re two dogs of tail. How could you do this to me? You climbed up my tree And you refuse to get out So I’ll trample your nest You’ll never best me Wait, what were we fighting about? Oh, this conflict will end and we'll still be friends, I know you and I will push through Stop, breathe, Sei la vie Don’t forget you depend on me And I depend on you. There’s no need to cry I’ll hear what you say Flying side by side We’ll Graze the day away
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Screen Time 00:51
Screen Time, Screen Time Shining so bright on the other side Screen time, screen time Gathered as one all around the light Screen time, screen time staying up late into the night screen time screen time ohhhhhh ohhhhh
11.
The Abyss 03:45
n the deepest ocean where sunshine cannot reach, A thousand feet below the surface, miles from the beach Far from the waves, that muster up foam You can call it the abyss, but I call it home. The fishies aren’t pretty here, but i’m not one to judge. Next door’s a giant isopod, picking through the sludge. I’ve seen so many wild things in all the miles roamed You can call it the abyss, but I call it home This place is oh so special Only few can brave its cold And the darkness can be creepy When you’re starting to get sleepy But there is no need to be weepy Cause I’m the biggest fishy on the floor It takes a different breed to live so deep at sea. Perhaps the humpback anglerfish prefers you let him be The sunlight doesn’t visit here. It’s easy to feel alone. You can call it the abyss, but I call it home. This place is oh so special Only few can brave its cold And the darkness can be creepy When you’re starting to get sleepy But there is no need to be weepy Cause I’m the biggest fishy on the floor Despite their strange appearance, well you shouldn’t have to fear. All these different creatures make up their own biosphere That’s part of the world that's mostly unknown You can call it the abyss, but I call it home. You can call it the abyss, but I call it home. You can call it the abyss, but I call it home.
12.
Nocturnal Me 03:38
I see best at night they say When all my friends go out to play Upside down I hang in fear I scan the caves with my two ears And I stop What’s that I hear I’m full of fear The dark is scary I’m a bat Nocturnal me So suddenly I am so very very frightened. A nightlight doesn’t sound so bad It would be mine if I had Humans parents to hold my hand I love my batmom but she doesn’t understand Chorus The lightning makes things worse I dread my awful curse I pray the day come soon When I am flying, smiling, Underneath the moon And I stop Sky is clear I have no fear The dark ain’t scary I’m a bat Nocturnal me So suddenly I am so very very Happy to be flying in the night.
13.
I like to be In the canopy Up in the trees Its heaven to me Just the other day out on my way Hitting my stride, starting to glide, When I reached for air I mean nothing was there I am not monkeying around Can you hear the sound Of trees falling down Some people came and they started chop chop choppin down trees What’s up with that Limb by limb Day by day I’m seeing more sky And we all know why The trees in my forest are all saying goodbye I’m not monkeying around Can’t you hear the sound Of the trees they’re falling down Not just Shade and fruit and air They have so much to share But why should you care? Trees help the dirt maintain moister and nutrients And trees breathe in CO2 and produce oxygen And they are the homes for millions of species of plants and animals and fungi, and bacteria, and all of the things that make the Earth alive I am not monkeying around Can’t you hear the sound Of the trees they’re falling down Monkey See, Monkey do I don’t know the answer I haven’t got a clue I am not monkeying around Can’t you hear the sound Of the trees they’re falling down People See, People do I don’t know the answer But it starts with me and you, and you, and you, and them, and your teacher, and your parents, and the principal, and the mayor, and everybody's in it all together.
14.
We Are One 03:23
Some walk, some fly Some waddle side to side Others swim or slither still others run and hide From the mountains to the valleys to the rivers in between in the oceans and the icecaps in the forest canopy we all gotta have a home and we all have our needs a body to keep warm and a mouth we gotta feed Chorus: And its so easy to forget the way we all seem to connect We’re all riding on a rollercoaster trip around the sun You and me are we, And we are one You and I are not so different Just give yourself the space To let yourself be human, All the beauty and mistakes We are pieces to a puzzle We are slices to a pie A part of one community Reaching far and wide And its so easy to forget the way we all seem to connect We’re all riding on a rollercoaster trip around the sun You and me are we, And its so easy to forget the way we all seem to connect We’re all riding on a rollercoaster trip around the sun You and me are we, And we are one

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This project is partially supported by an Individual Artists Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, as well as a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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released August 24, 2018

Animal Farm:
David Ladon - Guitar, Ukulele, Piano, Vocals
Seth Adams - Bass, Piano, Percussion, Vocals
Stephanie Young - Violin, Vocals
Thor Bremer - Drums, Percussion, Vocals

Featuring:
Karolina Prus - Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet
Paul Brinnel - Organ

All Songs Written By David Ladon and Seth Adams
Produced by Mike Hagler and Animal Farm
Engineered, Mixed, and Mastered by Mike Hagler at Kingsize Soundlabs
Executive Produced by Michael B. Stewart
Album Art and Design by Matthew Durso

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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.

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