Play Is Serious Business

by Alice Garrick

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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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Track Name: Family
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
Track Name: Poo
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
Track Name: Its Easy To Dress A Giraffe
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
Track Name: Indigo (I Like The Way)
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
Track Name: Pudding Baby
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
Track Name: Bigger, Wiser, Stronger, Kind
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...
Track Name: The Seed Song
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
Track Name: Dinosaurs Need To Sleep Too
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