Play Is Serious Business

by Alice Garrick

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1.
01:50
Families Come together Families Move apart In sunshine or stormy weather Family’s where you keep your heart Hey hey hey Family Hey hey hey Family Love love love Family Love love love Family Families have step-dads, two dads, no dads, Families can be big or small, Kids can be fostered, step kids, adopted, One house, two houses, Living with mama or living with grandma Hey, hey, hey, that’s family Hey, hey, hey that’s family Love, love, love Family Love, love, love Family Families Come together Families Move apart In sunshine or stormy weather Family is where you keep your heart
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03:21
You know its gonna happen and there's nothing you can do Sooner or later, you're gonna have to poo Everybody does it, all the animals too Sooner or later, you’re gonna have to poo Elephants poos are big and stinky Monkeys poo and then they throw it around Rabbits poos look like small, round chocolates But don’t be fooled when you find them on the ground You may think its stinky and its kind of gross But I know a creature who loves it the most Dung Beetle, oh Dung Beetle He loves it, oh he loves poo Dung Beetle, oh Dung Beetle He loves it, oh he loves poo He gathers it up Squishes it up Rolls it into a ball And he eats it up He gathers it up Squishes it up Rolls it into a ball And he eats it up And he gathers it up And he rolls it home And he feeds it to his babies When they’re just born Because Dung Beetle babies love poo too You know its gonna happen and there's nothing you can do Sooner or later, you're gonna have to poo Everybody does it, all the animals too Sooner or later, you’re gonna have to poo You may think its stinky and its kind of gross But I know a creature who loves it the most Dung Beetle, oh Dung Beetle He loves it, oh he loves poo Dung Beetle, oh Dung Beetle He loves it, oh he loves poo He gathers it up Squishes it up Rolls it into a ball And he eats it up He gathers it up Squishes it up Rolls it into a ball And he eats it up And he gathers it up And he rolls it home And he feeds it to his babies When they’re just born Because Dung Beetles love their babies Like all mum and dads do And he sings them a song As he feeds them a poo And his song goes: 'Babies, babies, my sweet, sweet, sweet babies I love you so much And I brought you some lunch' You may think its stinky and its kind of gross But I know a creature who loves it the most Dung Beetle, oh Dung Beetle He loves it, oh he loves poo Dung Beetle, oh Dung Beetle He loves it, oh he loves poo
3.
It’s easy to dress a giraffe You just need a ladder that will reach up high You just need a ladder that will reach up high And climbing to the top you will find That you need a special reacher that can reach a little further Reaching further than your arm can So you stand at the top of your ladder, up high Now, being very careful you don’t poke him in the eye You use your special reacher that can reach a little further And you help him slip his head through his t-shirt When you’re choosing the t-shirt you’ve got to get it right He doesn’t like the green one and the pink one is too tight He like the one with spots but he’ll only wear it thursdays You’ve got to get the one with the truck on it So it’s really very simple now I’ve told you how to do it Remember my advice and you’ll breeze on through it Just in case you were not listening or you think you won’t remember Now I’m gonna sing it all again Now I’m running out of breath and this song is through If you still can’t remember you can call up the zoo They’ve got written instructions and a DVD too But now it’s really time for me to.... stop
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00:26
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CHORUS Bugs and beetles and snakes and spiders and the turtles and the penguins and the great big gorillas I like the way you do your thing Ants and emus and the creatures of the water and the birds of the sky and the lion and the otter Oh yeah, I like the way you do your thing Oh Slater, also called a doodle bug, also called a roly poly, chubby pig, a butcher boy, you’re a wood bug. At the first sign of danger, you can roll into a ball You lay eggs like other bugs do but you keep them in a pouch like a kangaroo Oh Slater, I like the way you do your thing, I like the things you do oh oh I like the way you do your thing Cuttlefish, you’re a kind of mollusk, you live in the ocean, you eat crabs and you’re cousins with the octopus, You’ve got 3 hearts and you can see in the dark Red, green, blue or even stripes, You change the colour of your skin faster than traffic lights Oh Cuttlefish, I like the way you do your thing I like the things you do, oh oh oh oh I like the way you do your thing Oh Penguin, your skin is camouflage, when you swim in the water you’re disguised from the top and from below, You’ve got little wings but you can’t fly On land you can waddle but you can’t run So you slide on your tummy like a toboggan Oh Penguin, I like the way you do your thing I like the things you do, oh oh oh oh, I like the way you do your thing My name is Indigo, and that’s a colour, its not blue and its not violet but if you look you will find it in the middle, It may be a colour but it’s also my name, I’m a girl, I’m a human being and you can watch me now while I do my thing Oh I’m a human being, I don’t have a pouch, I don’t see in the dark and I don’t have wings But what makes me so special is that I can chose who I will be I use tools and equipment, I have dreams and ambitions, I have opposable, thumbs, I can write compositions, I think wonderful thought in my complex brain And I can use an umbrella when it starts to rain Oh, human, I like the way you do your thing I like the thing you do, oh oh oh oh oh, I like the way you do your thing
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01:43
I love you, love you, love you little pudding baby Oh my baby, my sweet baby I love you, love you, love you little pudding baby Oh my baby, my sweet baby I, I, I, I, I love you little baby Pudding baby I, I, I, I, I, love you little baby My pudding baby And I could live for days Just basking in your baby gaze I love you, love you, love you little pudding baby Oh my baby, my sweet baby I love you, love you, love you little pudding baby Oh my baby, my sweet baby I, I, I, I, I love you little baby Pudding baby I, I, I, I, I, love you little baby My pudding baby And I lose track of time Drowning in your baby eyes And I could live for days Just basking in your baby gaze I love you, love you, love you little pudding baby Oh my baby, my sweet baby I love you, love you, love you little pudding baby Oh my baby, my sweet baby
7.
My mama is bigger than a building and wiser than an old owl stronger than superman, so kind and I am safe in her arms My mama is bigger than a building and wiser than an old owl stronger than superman and so kind She keeps me safe in her heart And when I hold her hand her hand is bigger than mine And when she lifts me up I know she’s stronger And when she soothes my tears I know that she is kind And when she shows me how to go I know she’s wiser My mama is bigger... Sometimes I get so filled with feelings inside Feels like I’m gonna burst, I’m gonna explode But my mama is bigger and wiser and stronger and kind She shows me how to let those feelings go My mama is bigger ... When I am in her arms the world holds no fears for me And when we apart I still feel her hold me I know wherever I go she’ll always be waiting for me And if I’m ever lost she will come find me My mama is bigger...
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Small and round Underground Small and round Small and round Underground Can’t be found Small and round Sun shines down Warms the earth Small and round Warmed in the ground Rain seeps down Soaks the dirt Feeds the seed Underground Soon a crack appears Something green and new Small and round opens up A tiny sprout breaks through Reaching up, to the sun Nourished by the falling rain Breaking through into the air Roots reach down underground Small and green New and fragile Watch me grow Keep me safe The sun it warms me The soil holds me The rain it feeds me The earth it needs me A plant grows A child grows A new life is shaped By the care it’s shown Warm a child with your love Hold them with respect Feed them with kind words and actions Let them grow into themselves
10.
My dinosaur lives in my pocket You’ve probably guessed, he’s not very big Sometimes he comes out and stomps around But mostly he likes to sleep My dinosaur lives in my pocket He usually feels quite quiet and shy But sometimes he likes to sing songs And he always snores in his sleep Everybody needs a friend, when the world seems hard to face A friend can be like a light in the dark, a friend can be like warmth when the world seems cold My dinosaur swims in the bathtub He says that he likes the bubbles the best But he needs me to hold him up Because sometimes he falls asleep My dinosaur doesn’t like bedtime I know that he feels a little bit scared of the dark But I hold him close and comfort him And he drifts straight off to sleep Everybody needs a friend, when the world seems hard to face A friend can hear your secrets and keep them safe, a friend can be like sun on a rainy day My dinosaur goes everywhere with me I know that he’ll always be by my side My sister says that he doesn’t exist But she only talks to him when he’s asleep Everybody needs a friend, when the world seems hard to face A friend can be like a light in the dark, a friend can be like warmth when the world seems cold Everybody needs a friend, when the world seems hard to face A friend can hear your secrets and keep them safe, a friend can be like sun on a rainy day

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More silly, funny, sweet, fun songs from Alice Garrick. Learn about the dung beetle's love for poo, try to keep up with the pace on 'Its Easy To Dress A Giraffe', celebrate family diversity with 'Family', and enjoy more of Alice's sweet lulabies and songs to support attachment with, 'Dinosaurs Need To Sleep Too', 'Bigger, Wiser, Stronger, Kind' and 'Pudding Baby'. Lots of songs to dance to, play to and sleep to.

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released December 1, 2012

Thanks Rune and Opal for the vocal help on 'Family'. Thanks Cate Carroll for the photo of Alice. Thanks Indigo for the inspiration for 'Indigo'. Thanks to Annais for the beautiful picture of the 'rainbow pony'. Thanks Brad for your technical input. Thanks to Frank the Dinosaur for your persistant enthusiasm.

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Alice Garrick Australia

Quirky, fun, kids music and stories populated by garden fairies, dinosaur hunters and over enthusiastic chickens. Alice's songs are sweet, funny songs weaving simple acoustic guitar and beautiful melodies that kids love to sing along with and parents can enjoy too.
Alice Garrick is a singer/songwriter who gets her kicks stomping around singing silly songs with kids (don't we all?!)
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