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Today I played the entire CD to the 4th grade class. There are lots of little musicians in this group. They went nuts! They said they were jumping on the website as soon as they got home. I may never stop singing these songs myself.
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  • Let There Be Fun
    • I'm So Happy ANTI-BULLY

      Abraham Lincoln said, "Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be." This song highlights the wonderful choice we have each day, to be or not to be Happy!

      I'm So Happy

      (Jim Mayer / Mac McAnally)

      Sammy: Man, I am doing fantastic!
      Martin: Yeah, that's great...w..why?
      Sammy: What do you mean why? I'm just doing fantastic, man!

      I just decided today I'm so happy...

      Martin: When did you decide to be doing fantastic?
      Sammy: What do you mean, 'when did I decide to be doing fantastic?' I'm just doing fantastic!

      I'm not worried 'bout my cocoa puffs
      They're crunchin' right on time
      Sammy: That's what I'm sayin' man!
      I'm not worried 'bout the clothes I wear
      I know my light will shine
      Sammy: Let it shine!

      I'm not thinkin' 'bout what people think
      Let them make a fuss
      Sammy: Don't mess with my brotha!
      I'm not worried 'bout the weather either
      The weather will do what it does
      Sammy: It's all good!

      You may wonder, "Is this confusion?"
      How could I feel this way?
      I promise, it's not an illusion
      I just decided today

      I'm so happy
      So happy, I, I'm so happy, yes I am
      So happy
      I'm so happy
      So happy, I, I'm so happy, that's right

      Some people seem so super mean
      But that's not who they are
      Sammy: Say what?
      They're temporarily out of whack
      Like a broken car
      Sammy: I get it!
      So say "I'm sorry, thank you and please"
      These are magic words
      Sammy: Do I have to?
      When you're livin' in the funny farm
      Speak the language of the loony birds

      I smile in every situation
      Can it really be the way I feel?
      Is it only my imagination?
      Just like you it's real

      So happy, I, I'm so happy, yes I am
      So happy, that's right
      Sammy: I can't contain myself!
      I'm so happy
      So happy, I, I'm so happy
      Sammy: Sing it brotha...yeah!

      I'm so happy
      So happy, I, I'm so happy, ya I'm free
      So happy
      I'm so happy
      So happy, I, I'm so happy

      © 2007 Cliffhanging Music (BMI)

    • Peanut butter and Jelly

      When I was a child my dad used to come into the kitchen late in the afternoon and make himself a big peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Now for some reason, right around 4:00 pm every day, I crave a peanut butter sandwich!

      Peanut butter and Jelly

      (Words and Music by Jim Mayer)

      Peanut Butter
      Martin: I'm really hungry
      Peanut Butter and Jelly
      Sammy: Me too, man, I think it's time to eat!

      Peanut butter, peanut butter and jelly
      Peanut butter, peanut butter and jelly

      If I were a secret agent
      With a secret plan
      And I needed a super hero
      Can you guess who would be my man?
      You can find him at the grocery store
      In aisle two
      Sammy: Are you sure about that?
      That dude is smooth and chunky
      Are you catchin' the groove?
      Come on, let's move...

      Peanut butter, peanut butter and jelly, alright
      Peanut butter, peanut butter and jelly

      Some people like a fancy dish
      And that gourmet food
      But I've got to testify
      I don't mean to be rude
      Sammy: Go on and say it man, yeah!
      You can take your escargot and your banana flambé
      But don't take my peanut butter
      No, don't take it away, alright
      I got to say

      Peanut butter, peanut butter and jelly
      Peanut butter, peanut butter and jelly

      I could use my secret weapon
      To make world peace
      We could fly in a big old plane
      Right across the sea
      We'd drop a pile of peanut butter and some jelly too
      They could add a little bit of bread
      It's the least they can do, alright
      What about you?

      Peanut butter peanut butter and jelly
      Peanut butter peanut butter and jelly
      Peanut butter peanut butter and jelly
      Peanut butter peanut butter and jelly

      Martin: Hey Sammy, would you like to meet my Cousin Vic?
      Sammy: Yeah brotha, bring him on man! Cousin Vic, how are ya doin' brotha?
      Cousin Vic: W...w...wow! Hey! It's so cool to meet you!
      Martin: Would you like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, Cousin Vic?
      Cousin Vic: Hey! M..my..my mom used to tell me "Cousin Vic, Cousin Vic, Cousin Vic! If you want peanut butter and jelly, just make sure you've got just a little bit of jelly, 'cause it's got lots of sugar!"
      Martin: My mother said the same thing, and I believe she's correct.
      Sammy: Yeah, but you can have a lot of peanut butter, if that's what you want man!
      Martin: Would you like strawberry jam, or grape jelly, Victor?
      Cousin Vic: Well, as long as it doesn't have too much sugar, my mom says I can eat whatever I want.
      Martin: OK, we might even cut up some fresh strawberries and put them on....

      © 2007 Cliffhanging Music (BMI)

    • Let There Be Fun

      Let there be fun in all our days and all our ways. I wrote the title cut with my brother, Peter, and both of us sang the exact same part so it sounds like one voice! (That's what the Beatles used to do and if it's good enough for the Beatles, then it's good enough for Uncle Jim!)

      Let There Be Fun

      (Jim Mayer / Peter Mayer)

      Why do we have sky
      Over our head
      Get out of bed
      the sun will shine

      Why do we have friends?
      Can't wait to see
      Like you and me
      Just say when

      Let there be fun (fun, fun, fun, fun)
      Let there be fun (fun, fun, fun, fun)
      Let there be fun (fun, fun, fun, fun)
      Let there be
      Fun fun fun fun fun fun fun all day

      Why do we have trees?
      To leave the ground
      Hang upside down
      Catch the breeze

      Why do we ask why?
      It's like hide and seek
      If I find you
      Will you find me?

      Let there be fun (fun, fun, fun, fun)
      Let there be fun (fun, fun, fun, fun)
      Let there be fun (fun, fun, fun, fun)
      Let there be
      Fun fun fun fun fun fun fun all day

      © 2007 Cliffhanging Music (BMI)

    • Mumblin' Nation

      This song shows how to make music with sounds. If you can sing a song without real words, just think how many songs you can create with just a couple words. Feel free to mumble along with Martin, one of the main characters on this CD.

      Mumblin' Nation

      (Jim Mayer)

      Sammy: Break it down!

      Uncle Jim: Who else would like to sing a song? You, riding in the car, and all of you listening - do you want to sing along?
      Martin: I would very much like to sing a song please.
      Uncle Jim: Hello Martin! Let's find something we can all sing together.
      Martin: But I don't know any songs.
      Sammy: Come on man, all you've got to do is mumble!
      Uncle Jim: You're right Sammy!
      Martin: But I don't know how to mumble!
      Sammy: Everybody knows how to mumble, man! I'm gonna give you a count!
      Uncle Jim: OK everybody, here we go!
      Sammy: One...Two...
      Uncle Jim: You can do it!
      Martin: I don't know!
      Sammy: One...
      Uncle Jim: Get ready!
      Sammy: Two..Mumble!

      Martin: [mumbling]

      Uncle Jim: Are you mumbling? Mumble along with Martin!
      Martin: I'm mumbling now!

      Martin: I'm the mumblin' man
      Sammy: We're the mumblin' nation!
      Martin: I mumble all day!
      Sammy: It's a celebration!
      Martin: As best as I can
      Sammy: At the mumblin' station.
      Martin: I'm the mumblin' man
      Sammy: We're the mumblin' nation!

      Martin: I would very much like to play guitar please.
      Sammy: Go ahead brotha, yeah!

      [guitar solo]

      Sammy: Air guitar for days man!
      Uncle Jim: Whoa!

      He's the mumblin' man
      Martin: I'm the mumblin' man!
      He mumbles all day!
      Martin: I mumble all day
      As best as he can
      Martin: As best as I can!
      He's the mumblin' man
      Martin: I'm the mumblin' man!
      Sammy: Everybody!

      He's the mumblin' man
      [mumbling]
      Sammy: We're the mumblin' nation!
      He mumbles all day
      Sammy: It's a celebration!
      As best as he can
      Sammy: I'll meet you at the station!
      He's the mumblin' man
      Sammy: We're the mumblin' nation! Yeah!

      © 2007 Cliffhanging Music (BMI)

    • Hula Hoopin' World

      While in Hawaii, I heard some wonderful Polynesian music. This inspired a song featuring Jake Shimabukuro on ukulele. (Jake pronounces it "oo-ku-lay-lee"). While pondering a pineapple it occurred to me that the planets are spinning around the sun, like a hula hoop, and the stars are spinning too. It appears, that we're living in a Hula Hoopin' World.

      Hula Hoopin' World

      (Jim Mayer / Mac McAnally)

      Martin: I would very much like to go to Hawaii please.
      Sammy: Do you know how many hours it takes to get to Hawaii?
      Martin: Not if you're already there...

      One fine day many years ago
      Things were movin' mighty slow
      They started to turn around and around
      Can you hear the sound?

      Spinnin' all day boys and girls
      It's a hula hoopin' hula kind of world
      Spinnin' all day watch it twirl
      It's a hula hoopin' hula kind of world, oh yeah
      A hula hoopin' hula kind of world, yes it is

      The water started flowin' and the grass started growin'
      And the trees they got so mighty green
      The animals sang "Won't you take a chance?"
      Come on and join the dance

      Spinnin' all day boys and girls
      It's a Hula Hoopin' Hula kind of world
      Spinnin' all day can you twirl?
      With the hula hoopin' hula kind of world, oh yeah
      The hula hoopin' hula kind of world

      Let's hear from my good friend, Jake.
      [instrumental]

      Once you start it's so much fun
      Spinnin' everything under the sun
      You can dream a dream and make it true
      Now what are you gonna do?

      Spinnin' all day boys and girls
      It's a hula hoopin' hula kind of world
      Spinnin' all day watch it twirl
      It's a hula hoopin' hula kind of world, oh yeah
      A hula hoopin' hula kind of world

      It's a hula hoopin' hula kind of world, oh yeah
      A hula hoopin' hula kind of world, yes it is
      Keep spinnin'

      © 2007 Cliffhanging Music (BMI)

    • I'm Mad ('Cause I Wanna Be) ANTI-BULLY

      This song deals with anger and how sometimes we need a little help seeing things from a new perspective. We always have a choice about what we want to feel and how we handle our feelings. Sometimes it's perfectly fine to feel mad.

      I'm Mad ('Cause I Wanna Be)

      (Jim Mayer / Mac McAnally)

      Martin: I am so mad!
      Sammy: Yeah, let's go down to Louisiana!
      Martin: What does Louisiana have to do with me being mad?
      Sammy: They know how to party down there with Cajun and Zydeco music! If you're mad, you might as well dance about it!
      Martin: But you don't understand.
      Sammy: Come on man! Let's boogie...yeah!

      I could talk all day but no one would understand
      Martin: That's what I'm saying.
      I could do my best but that is not my plan
      Don't even try to figure it out
      You know what it's all about
      Sammy: What?
      Oh yes you do!
      Sammy: I do? What are you talkin' about man?
      Martin: You'll see!

      I'm mad 'cause I want to be
      Mad 'cause I want to be mad
      Sammy: This can change your mind!
      I'm mad 'cause I want to be
      Mad 'cause I want to be mad
      Martin: Never!
      I don't know what to say to you…
      …think I am just a fool
      Because I'm mad
      Martin: Please stop having fun!
      Just because I'm mad
      Sammy: Yeah!

      I will glare at you even if it takes all day
      Sammy: Woah, you look mean!
      I will hold my breath and make you go away
      Martin: Are you going to turn blue?
      I will not smile for tricks or cash
      Until we both feel like a pile of trash
      Sammy: How can I feel like trash, when I'm dancing?

      I'm mad 'cause I want to be
      Sammy: Woo hoo!
      Mad 'cause I want to be mad
      Sammy: Yeah!
      Martin: Please stop having fun!
      I'm mad 'cause I want to be
      Sammy: Yeah!
      Mad 'cause I want to be mad
      I don't know what to say to you…
      Sammy: Yippee!
      …think I am just a fool
      Sammy: Dance like a fool! Yeah!
      Because I'm mad
      Just because I'm mad
      Martin: I will now express my anger appropriately with a guitar solo.

      [guitar solo]

      Sammy: Yeah!
      You ask me would I like a piece of Pie?
      Do you think it's fun to make such fun of I?
      I will not take your tasty bribe
      But leave it in the kitchen until I decide
      Sammy: It'll be right next to the chocolate milk!

      I'm mad 'cause I want to be
      Sammy: Woo hoo! Yippee!
      Mad 'cause I want to be mad
      Martin: Ooh! This is kinda fun!
      I'm mad 'cause I want to be
      Sammy: Yeah!
      Mad 'cause I want to be mad
      I don't know what to say to you…
      ...think I am just a fool
      Because I'm mad
      Martin: I'm kind of enjoying the rhythm of the band.
      Just because I'm mad
      Martin: It's fun to dance when you're mad.

      I don't know what to say to you…
      Sammy: Yahoo!
      ...think I am just a fool
      Because I'm mad
      Sammy: Yeah!
      Just because I'm mad
      Sammy: Alright!
      Yes, I'm so mad, mad
      Sammy: Yeah!
      Mad, yeah, yeah

      Sammy: Hey Martin, what were you so mad about anyway?
      Martin: I forgot.
      Sammy: Well, if you think of it, let me know!

      © 2007 Cliffhanging Music (BMI)

    • Boom Boom Boom

      This is a motivational song about joining the team and getting in the game, whether or not you're a great athlete.

      BOOM BOOM BOOM

      (Jim Mayer / Mac McAnally)

      Tina: Boom boom boom boom boom, boom boom boom boom boom
      Martin: Do you hear that sound?
      Sammy: Man, I don't hear anything!
      Nadirah: Boom, boom, boom boom boom
      Martin: I must be in a sporting event, right now!
      Sammy: What are you talkin' about man? You can't even run!
      Martin: Oh yeah? Watch me!

      What's that sound poundin' in my head?
      Boom, boom, boom-boom-boom
      Big drum beatin' this is what it said
      Boom, boom, boom-boom-boom

      I said eenie meenie minie moe
      Now stop your whinin' we got to go

      I want a boom baby boom baby
      Boom boom boom
      Give me a boom boom boom
      Till the work is done
      I want a boom baby boom baby
      Boom boom boom
      Give me a boom boom boom
      Till we're number one

      Keep on marchin' to the beat
      Boom, boom, boom-boom-boom
      You can feel the rhythm you can take the heat
      Boom, boom, boom-boom-boom

      I said eenie meenie minie moe
      Now stop your whinin' we got to go

      I want a boom baby boom baby
      Boom boom boom
      Give me a boom boom boom
      Till the work is done
      I want a boom baby boom baby
      Boom boom boom
      Give me a boom boom boom
      Till we're number one

      Boom, boom, boom-boom-boom
      Boom, boom, boom-boom-boom
      Boom, boom, boom-boom-boom
      Boom, boom, boom-boom-boom

      Don't look back keep pushin' on
      Boom, boom, boom-boom-boom
      Till the trouble's going, going, gone
      Boom, boom, boom-boom-boom

      I said eenie meenie minie moe
      Now stop your whinin' we got to go

      I want a boom baby boom baby
      Boom boom boom
      Give me a boom boom boom
      Till the work is done
      I want a boom baby boom baby
      Boom boom boom
      Give me a boom boom boom
      Till we're number one

      I want a boom baby boom baby
      Boom boom boom
      Give me a boom boom boom
      Till the work is done
      I want a boom baby boom baby
      Boom boom boom
      Give me a boom boom boom
      Till we're number one

      Boom, boom, boom-boom-boom
      Boom, boom, boom
      Boom, boom, boom-boom-boom
      Boom, boom, boom

      © 2007 Cliffhanging Music (BMI)

    • I've Got a Butt #1 HIT!

      No need to be ashamed about any of our body parts because our bodies are FANTABULOUS! My mom says we need to be careful about how we use this word in public. It's fun to sing this song but if you don't know the person next to you really well, you may want to sing another one out loud.

      I've Got a Butt

      (Jim Mayer)

      [phone ringing]
      Uncle Jim's Mom: Hello?
      Uncle Jim: Hi Mom, it's Uncle Jim!
      Mom: Hi Uncle Jim, what's up?
      Uncle Jim: Well Mom, I wanted to run something by you.
      Mom: Yes?
      Uncle Jim: I've got a new song, called "I've Got A Butt."
      Mom: Oh, my goodness!
      Uncle Jim: I wanted to be sure you were cool with that, 'cause, well, I do have a butt!
      Mom: I know, I used to change your funky diaper.
      Uncle Jim: That's what I'm sayin'! And Mom, you know, George Washington had a butt.
      Mom: Well, and if I remember correctly, I think Abraham Lincoln did too. But you know Uncle Jim, we need to be careful about how we use that word in public.
      Uncle Jim: Ohhh! OK Mom, I'll be careful!
      Mom: Well, good luck, and keep it positive Uncle Jim!
      Uncle Jim: Alright Mom!

      The body is fantabulous, wonderfully made (made)
      Elegant and funny in just about every shade (shade)
      No need to get embarrassed about any part (part)
      Stand tall and proud and sing along it'll fill up your heart (heart)

      I've got a butt
      And you've got a butt
      We all got a butt
      Our very own butt

      Even the birds up in the sky
      Now how do they fly?
      They have got a butt (It's a tail!)
      An itty bitty butt (They're feathers!)
      A teeny weeny butt (Uncle Jim!)
      I think it's a butt! (Come on!)

      There's got to be a reason we are the way we are (are)
      Wouldn't it be treason, to not have a butt! How bizarre!
      How would we ride a bike or swing on a swing? (swing)
      No matter what you call it, it makes me want to sing! (sing)

      I've got a butt (yes, you do now)
      And you've got a butt (yes, you do, yes you do now)
      We all got a butt (yes, you do now)
      Our very own butt (yes, you do)

      Even the birds up in the sky
      Now how do they fly? (Here birdie, birdie)
      They've got a butt (It's a bird man!)
      An itty bitty butt (We're talkin' feathers!)
      A teeny weeny butt (Uncle Jim!)
      A super tiny butt! (Come on!)

      Mom: Oh hey, why don't you call it a Gluteus Maximus?
      Uncle Jim: A what?
      Mom: A Gluteus Maximus. That's what the butt muscles are called. You've got the Gluteus Maximus, Medius, Minimus, and the Sacroiliac. Those are all scientific words for what we call the butt.
      Uncle Jim: That is so cool!

      Check it out:
      Gluteus Maximus (Gluteus Maximus)
      Gluteus Medius (Gluteus Medius)
      Gluteus Minimus (Gluteus Minimus)
      Sacroiliac (Sacroiliac)
      I believe we're ready.

      The body is fantabulous, wonderfully made (made)
      Have you ever noticed it cost less than lemonade? (lemonade)
      It's time to celebrate; we don't pay any rent (rent)
      We belong to the human race and it didn't cost a cent

      I've got a Gluteus Maximus
      And you've got a Gluteus Medius
      We all got a Gluteus Minimus
      Our very own Sacroiliac

      Even the birds up in the sky
      How do they fly? (Here birdie, birdie)
      They've got a butt (That's not a butt!)
      A micro butt (It's a tail!)
      A nano butt (An eagle has a butt?)
      An airborne butt! (You're freakin' me out!)

      Yes, I've got a butt (yes, you do now)
      And you've got a butt (yes, you do, yes you do now)
      We all got a butt (yes, you do now)
      Our very own butt-i-ut (yes, you do, yes you do now)

      Yes, I've got a butt-tu-tut (Gluteus Maximus)
      And you've got a butt-i-ut (Gluteus Medius)

      Yes, we've all got a bu-rr-rr-ut (Gluteus Minimus)
      Our very own butt, butt (Sacroiliac)

      Yes, I've got a butt!

      © 2007 Cliffhanging Music (BMI)

    • IM4U ANTI-BULLY

      A team spirit songs for classes, best friends and sports teams. This song deals with principles of honesty, conflict resolution, commitment, and perseverance.

      IM4U

      (Jim Mayer)

      Martin: You are my best friend.
      Sammy: Yeah man, whatever!
      Martin: No, I really mean it...you and I, we're like buddies, we're best friends.
      Sammy: Man, are you gettin' mushy on me or something?
      Martin: No, I'm just sayin', you know...
      Sammy: Yeah, ok. Cool!

      Alright...

      You are my friend
      We don't pretend
      That's such a waste of time

      We tell the truth
      If it's red or blue
      It's not a crime

      Every time we play
      Every single day
      I tell you true
      I'm 4 U

      Every time we fall
      And we lose the call
      It just takes two
      I'm 4 U

      We fly so free
      Sometimes disagree
      Look me in the eye

      We will hang tough
      We've got the stuff
      And you know why

      Every time we play
      Every single day
      I tell you true
      I'm 4 U

      Every time we fall
      If we lose it all
      It just takes two
      I'm 4 U

      REFRAIN: doo doo...

      Under attack
      I've got your back
      We're not goin' down

      We play this game
      Into the flame
      We'll make a sound

      Every time we play
      Every single day
      I tell you true
      I'm 4 U

      Every time we fall
      And we lose the call
      It just takes two
      I'm 4 U

      If we're down and out
      What's it all about?
      You know it's true
      I'm 4 U

      We are standing tall
      We are one for all
      What's the call?
      I'm 4 U

      REFRAIN: doo doo...

      © 2007 Cliffhanging Music (BMI)

    • Recess ANTI-BULLY

      An anti-bullying message set on the playground with a hard rock edge. It talks about how one student dealt with a tough situation by being themselves and having fun.

      RECESS

      (Jim Mayer)

      Martin: Where are we going now?
      Sammy: We're going to rock out at a rock concert!
      Martin: Oh! I cannot wait!

      Alright

      The playground keeps on bringin' me down
      'Cause the same old bullies are hangin' around
      But look again there's a teacher that don't like me
      It's just a day but it feels like eternity

      Recess should be nothin' but fun
      I just want to play, am I the only one now?
      Recess should be nothing but fun
      And I
      Want to fly
      Away

      Martin: Hey Sammy, were you ever a bully?
      Sammy: No way man!
      Martin: Well, I'm just asking.

      What if I was a movie star
      And drove around in a great big car
      What would they do - would they look up to me?
      But that's not who I want to be

      Recess should be nothin' but fun
      You know I've got to play, am I the only one?
      Recess should be nothing but fun
      And I
      Want to fly
      Away

      [Instrumental]

      I will swing on a swing and slide on a slide
      I will run I will play but I will not hide
      Yes I will look them straight in the eye…
      …I am free as a bird
      And I'm gonna fly

      Recess should be nothin' but fun
      You know I've got to play, am I the only one?
      Recess should be nothin' but fun,
      And I
      Want to fly

      Recess should be nothin' but fun
      You know I've got to play, I'm not the only one now
      Recess should be nothing but fun
      And I
      Want to fly
      Away

      Recess
      Recess is just for fun, yeah

      Martin: Excuse me, Uncle Jim? I would very much like to play in the band.
      Sammy: Man, we are at a rock concert, what are you talkin' about? Do you even play an instrument?
      Martin: I can do math.
      Sammy: You can do math? How are you gonna play in a band, when you're doing math?
      Martin: 2 + 2 is...
      Sammy: That does not work brotha!
      Martin: You're right, it really doesn't.

      © 2007 Cliffhanging Music (BMI)

    • Everybody Needs a Chair

      Just imagine where we'd be with no chairs - probably on the floor a lot. Do you know what a Bossa Nova is? Listen to this song and find out. Everybody needs a chair and everybody needs to Bossa Nova too!

      Everybody Needs a Chair

      (Jim Mayer)

      Martin: Do you know what a Bossa nova is?
      Sammy: Yeah! Is that some kind of burrito?
      Martin: No, it's a kind of music...from Brazil.

      Everybody needs a chair
      I don't care where you are
      Even in Zanzibar
      You've got to have a chair

      Everybody needs a horse
      Of course I'm crazy
      Even if you're lazy
      You don't have to have a horse

      Chair, chair, chair, chair
      I love you baby, yes I do (I love you baby, don't ya know, yes I do)
      Chair, chair, chair, chair
      Boop di boop di boop

      Chair, chair, chair, chair
      I love you baby, yes I do (I love you baby, don't ya know, yes I do)
      Chair, chair, chair, chair

      Martin: Hey Sammy, what kind of chair do you like?
      Sammy: Man, I like a rocking chair, cause it rocks!

      I started out in a high chair
      Mama had me hooked
      With her home cooked
      Delectable treats

      I graduated to a tricycle
      And then a bicycle
      Now I ride in a car
      And I'm still strapped to my seat

      Chair, chair, chair, chair
      I love you baby, yes I do (I love you baby, don't ya know, yes I do)
      Chair, chair, chair, chair
      Boop di boop di boop

      Chair, chair, chair, chair
      I love you baby, yes I do (I love you baby, don't ya know, yes I do)
      Chair, chair, chair, chair

      [instrumental]

      Martin: My favorite chair is a comfy chair, and I have a blue pillow I enjoy sitting with.
      Sammy: Yeah man, I hear you!

      Everybody needs a friend
      For the ups and downs
      You can hang around
      With your favorite friend

      And maybe sit in a chair
      Now check out your attitude
      Do you have some gratitude
      For your friend and your chair

      Chair, chair, chair, chair
      I love you baby, yes I do (I love ya baby, don't ya know, yes I do)
      Chair, chair, chair, chair
      Boop di boop di boop

      Chair, chair, chair, chair
      I love you baby, yes I do (I love ya baby, don't ya know, yes I do)
      Chair, chair, chair, chair

      Martin: A park bench is a really cool chair.
      Sammy: Yeah, and you know what else? A bicycle is a chair that moves!
      Martin: Oh, I never thought of that.

      A high chair
      A rocking chair
      A sofa and
      A loveseat
      A swingset
      Anywhere you'll be

      Martin: Everybody needs a chair!
      Sammy: Yeah!

      © 2007 Cliffhanging Music (BMI)

    • Skunk in the Road

      I grew up in a large family with five sisters and two brothers. It seemed that on every long car trip there would be a mysterious stench. Have fun with Martin and Sammy and their bona-fide skunk alert.

      Skunk in the Road

      (Jim Mayer)

      Martin: Do you smell that?
      Sammy: Yeah man, what is that about?
      Martin: Well, I don't know, but it sure stinks.
      Sammy: Did you do somethin'?
      Martin: No, I did not. I thought you did!
      Sammy: Something just went from funky...to skunky! We've got a bona fide skunk alert man!

      Drivin' out to Colorado
      I take my brotha's wherever I go
      Sisters: What about the sisters?
      Come along!
      Halfway 'cross Oklahoma
      We picked up a strange aroma

      Sammy: Is that the sewage plant we just passed?
      Martin: Whatever it is start driving fast!
      We're kicking it into overdrive
      Martin: Ooh! Keep going quicker!
      Can't shake the stink tryin' to get out alive!

      Skunk in da road
      Brother: It's a funky skunk
      Sammy: Pee u
      Skunk in da road
      Martin: What is that funky skunk?

      Skunk in da road
      Brother: It's a funky skunk
      Sammy: Pee u
      Skunk in da road
      Cousin Vic: What is that funky skunk?

      Martin: Hey you guys, I have a confession to make.
      Sammy: A confession? What does this look like, church?
      Cousin Vic: It sure doesn't SMELL like church!
      Martin: I have tuna fish on my feet.
      Sammy: Didn't you bathe man?
      Martin: I thought I did.
      Sammy: Let me give you some instructions man!
      Martin: Bathing instructions, now I've heard everything!
      Sammy: That's right, you're about to hear everything.

      Sammy: First you got to scrub the toes
      (get funky)
      Brother: And that'll benefit the nose
      (no more skunky)
      Sammy: You got to get the whole foot too
      Martin: I know that!
      Sammy: That's a particular problem for you
      Martin: Really?
      Sammy: Ya!

      Sammy: Up the legs and around the hips
      Martin: Ooh! That kind of tickles!
      (get funky)
      Cousin Vic: All over the arms and under the pits!
      (no more skunky)
      Sammy: Behind the ears now we're almost done
      Martin: I'm all sparkly clean!
      Cousin Vic: Hey! You forgot about the buns!

      Skunk in da road
      Brother: It's a funky skunk
      Sammy: Pee u
      Skunk in da road
      Brother: What is that funky skunk?

      Skunk in da road
      Brother: It's a funky skunk
      Brother: Pee u
      Skunk in da road
      Cousin Vic: What is that funky skunk?

      Take it girls!
      Sisters:
      It's a, it's a, it's a funky
      It's a, it's a...skunk
      It's a, it's a, it's a funky skunk

      It's a, it's a, it's a funky
      It's a, it's a...skunk
      It's a, it's a, it's a funky skunk

      Sammy: I hate to say it man, but I smell anotha'
      Martin: I do too. Cousin Vic, is that you?
      Cousin Vic: No way!
      Sammy: Maybe it's a chicken farm over the hill
      Brother: Is that Mt. Rushmore or a landfill?
      Martin: Are we there yet?

      © 2007 Cliffhanging Music (BMI)

    • It's Good to have a Body

      Isn't it great to have a body? Be proud of your body. We come in every shape and size. This song is about appreciating our uniqueness and urges us to keep our bodies moving.

      It's Good to have a Body

      (Jim Mayer)

      Martin: It's good to have a body.
      Sammy: Well, yeah, of course it's good to have a body man! What are you talkin' about?
      Martin: I'm just sayin'...

      It's good to have a body that's all mine
      I like being in my body all the time
      It's good to have a body, night and day
      I just hope my body don't run away

      Now how's your body, is it fun?
      Don't compare yourself to anyone
      'Cause every body is unique
      Just be glad you don't have feathers and a beak

      It's good to have a body that's the truth
      I'm glad my body's not in the shape of a phone booth
      Is your body looking nice?
      Now be honest did you have to think twice?

      Sammy: Dig your toes, check out the feet!
      Martin: Come on knees, you can take the heat!
      Look out neck, here it comes
      Sammy: Follow those fingers around the sun!
      What about the shoulders? Don't forget us
      Martin: We might just leave on the bus!
      Sammy: And those elbows, they're cool too!
      Martin: You never know what your elbows are gonna do!

      [instrumental]

      Good, good, good to have a body
      Good, good, good to have a body

      It's good to have a body
      We get to eat
      We don't have to taste our food with our feet
      It's good to have a body
      Don't you know
      How would we eat our mashed potatoes with our toes?

      It's good to have a body, but that's not me
      Someday from my body I'll be free
      I know my great-granddaddy's here, even though he's not
      But I don't want the body he's not... got
      Sorry Granddad.

      Do you like your body?
      Well I hope you do
      Every day
      Your body's brand new
      Now all those cells and bones
      They're groovin'
      Just be sure you keep your body movin'

      Good, good, good to have a body
      Good, good, good to have a body
      Good, good, good to have a body
      Good, good, good to have a…

      © 2007 Cliffhanging Music (BMI)

    • I Want to Know it All

      I asked several elementary school children to write down questions they wanted answers to. They replied, "Are there more boys than girls?" and "How come the earth just spins and doesn't roll and twirl?" Wouldn't it be fun to know it all? Let's get started.

      I Want to Know it All

      (Jim Mayer)

      Martin: I would very much like to go to the year 1955.
      Sammy: Yeah man, I hear you! There was a lot of cool music back then, man!
      Martin: Yeah...like jazz.

      Yes I want to know it all
      Every how and every why
      Every laugh and every cry
      Every star in the sky
      I want to know it all

      How come birdies get to fly?
      I'd like to give it a try
      I'd do my best
      Even though I'm too big for the nest
      I still want to know it all

      I remember
      When I didn't really care
      I was completely satisfied
      With certainty and pride
      And the color of my hair

      Then one sunny afternoon
      Due to gravity and fate
      I didn't feel so great
      When a rock landed on my head

      Now, I want to know it all
      How many cars are in the world?
      Are there more boys than girls?
      How come the earth just spins
      And doesn't roll and twirl?

      [instrumental]

      Lazy summer days
      We'd lay in the sun
      I'd say "Try to tell a secret now, do your best
      You can't, 'cause I know every one."

      I want to know it all
      Especially if it's true
      We don't have to fabricate
      Because reality is great
      I want to know it all
      We don't have to fabricate
      Because reality is great
      I want to know it all

      How come some people are so picky?
      And others so tricky
      How come my dog likes the sticky, drippy
      From my ice cream cone?

      © 2007 Cliffhanging Music (BMI)

  • Funky As A Diaper
    • Uncle Jim Theme

      I'm so glad you showed up! Come join the party with my nieces and nephews! This song contains the essential message for children when entering any situation, an invitation that says, "You're welcome here."

      Just Listen :)

    • Funky As A Diaper #1 HIT!

      What if a baby was more than cute and cuddly? This song takes a comical look at family from the baby's point of view. Featuring Vocalist Nadirah Shakoor formerly of Arrested Development.

      FUNKY AS A DIAPER

      (Words and Music by Jim Mayer)

      I'm a natural at being me
      Got no responsibilities
      I eat and sleep from 9 to 5
      And when I'm done I'm super jive
      I'm funky!

      Funky as a diaper
      Funky as a diye yahee yiaper

      I'm a little Buddha dig my phat
      This birthday suit is where it's at
      Keep me fed and bathed and changed
      I guarantee to keep it strange
      I'm funky

      CHORUS

      Momma she's my number 1
      Makes it right, gets it done
      Carry's me 'round in a sling
      Check it out, the girl can sing

      Don't want no bottle
      Get real
      No solid food that's the deal
      I'm one with nature, got no teeth
      When I grow up I'll have some milk and cookies
      We're talkin' Pepperidge Farm baby

      What's bigger than Phat?
      What's slicker than slim?
      Dig it! It's Uncle Jim
      Funky as a diaper
      Funky as a diye yahee yiaper
      What's colder than cool?
      What's hipper than hot?
      Uncle Jim, Check it out!

      Ladies and Gentlemen
      Introducing for the first time on American soil
      The great drummer
      Ugata Sakitoome

      Our family groove is super tight
      In the pocket day and night
      Now Daddy he's another kind
      He's so cool it blows my mind
      We're funky!

      © 2002 Cliffhanging Music (BMI)

    • Lonely Broccoli ANTI-BULLY

      One night at a dinner party I noticed a lonely sprig of Broccoli that hadn't made it into the pot of water. This song explores the common feelings of being left out with a tongue-in-cheek twist ala Elvis the Broccoli King.

      Lonely Broccoli

      (Words and Music by Jim Mayer)


      With no place to go
      By a twist of fate
      I'm out in the cold

      My daddy was a big stalk
      From a hard luck farm
      My momma was a little bud
      She didn't mean to do no harm
      Now they're cuddlin' up together
      By the fire nice and warm

      Well I'm a lonely broccoli
      I didn't make it into the pot

      Sometimes I wish I were a tator-tot
      My friends are into bubbly
      I think the party's gettin' hot

      Well 1 and 1 is 2
      2 and 2 is 4
      4 and 4 is 10
      I better do my math again

      Trying to find my way back home

      Well the temperature's risin'
      I hear the party goin' on

      My glasses are covered in fog
      No matter how I wail
      I feel just like a dog

      Well I'm a lonely broccoli
      I didn't make it into the pot
      I'm out on the stove
      I'm givin' it all I've got
      My friends are into bubbly
      The party's never gonna stop

      © 2002 Cliffhanging Music (BMI)

    • The Smile in the Sky

      What if we saw the sky, earth and sea from a different perspective, and looked for a smile? Sing along with this fun interaction between a daydreamer and a scientist, discussing two views of our environment.

      The Smile In the Sky

      (Words and Music by Jim Mayer/Jeff Dayton)

      Did you ever stop and think about the sky above,
      Covering this whole world with love?
      Did you ever stop and wonder what it's made up of?
      Tell me 'bout the sky above!

      The sky is made up of 78% nitrogen and 21% oxygen.
      Light is bent when it enters the atmosphere
      So that the heavenly bodies are not exactly as they appear,


      From the sun all day
      And the moon at night
      They're winkin' at you as they go by
      There's a smile in the sky

      Did you ever stop and think about the earth below?
      It's way too big for you to hold it all
      Ridin' round space on a blue green ball
      Tell me 'bout the earth below

      The earth has an estimated mass of 6.6 sextillion tons.
      Its shape is not quite a sphere, in fact,
      If you hang upside down from a satellite you will see something remarkable

      Chorus

      Did you ever stop and think about the ocean blue

      All those creatures now what do they do?
      Tell me 'bout the ocean blue

      The world ocean has an area of about 139 million square miles with an average depth of 12,000 feet. That's a lot of water. Have you noticed that the waves are waving at you?

      Chorus

      © 2002 Cliffhanging Music (BMI)

    • I Am a Three Legged Dog ANTI-BULLY

      Once upon a time I had a three-legged dog named Daisy (Tripod). She was the happiest dog I've known but had trouble finding the door, And… she had a bladder control problem. Daisy reminded me that even on those days when I felt like "a three legged dog in a four legged world" I could still wag my tail and be myself."

      I Am A Three Legged Dog

      (Words and Music by Jim Mayer)

      Writer's note: This is a semi-true story (all but the circus) about a happy dog with a bladder control problem who was injured in a car wreck, who still manages to make the most out of life.

      I am a 3-legged dog
      I live in a 4-legged world
      I can spin. I can twirl
      I can run. I can jump
      But some times I trip
      On my stump, stump stump,
      stump stump
      I am a 3-legged dog

      I was not born this way
      A speeding car took my paw away
      We'd escaped from the yard,
      my buddy and me,
      now he's buried out by the tree,
      by the tree
      ("now my legs number three" sung live)
      I am a 3-legged dog

      I tried out for the circus one day
      They put me so high on a wire
      Just walking down the street is hard enough
      As I fell to the net all they heard was my
      Ruff Ruff Ruff
      I am a 3-legged dog

      People always give me a treat
      They think my misfortune is sweet
      Don't ask me to shake but I'll sit up real straight
      If I pee on your shoes, it's not because I'm mean
      I am a 3-legged dog

      © 2002 Cliffhanging Music (BMI)

    • Rain Rain Rain

      What if we had no rain? Can you imagine how our lives would change? This song does. Now we can celebrate the wonderful water from the sky that brings us electricity and even ICE CREAM!

      Rain Rain Rain

      (Words and Music by Jim Mayer)

      Some people really hate the rain
      All they do is complain
      About the ugly stinkin' weather
      But It might get pretty serious
      If the rain didn't rain on us
      Could we keep it together?

      Rain Rain Rain Rain Rain Rain Rain Rain Rain Rain Rain Rain Rain
      Rain Rain Rain Rain Rain Rain Rain Rain Rain Rain Rain Rain Rain

      There'd be no sleet or snow
      to help the big fat wheat to grow
      to make the donuts with the sparkly tops
      There'd be no meat or fish to bake
      No apple pie or chocolate cake
      You'd gladly eat a couple carrot tops

      You wouldn't have any fun
      Cause there wouldn't be anyone to play with
      Not even that kid who lives down the block
      There'd be absolutely nothing to eat
      except a little cream of wheat
      And I think I'd rather eat a dirty sock

      CHORUS

      There wouldn't be any post man or fireman
      Or any kind of animal with a nose or a snoot
      The mail wouldn't ever come
      Your house just might burn down
      Including all your favorite loot

      Without the rain you'd be really thirsty,
      really, really angry
      When you'd find out there's no ice cream.
      Your eyes would probably get so dry,
      You couldn't even cry
      You'd say "Gosh, I wish that I could scream."

      CHORUS

      No snow cones or cellular phones
      or piccolos or bass trombones
      to make the music in the park
      The rivers would all run dry
      and you would probably wonder why
      you were standing in the dark

      It's that hydroelectric power that failed
      that makes those turbines wail
      That keeps all that electricity goin'
      So when it's time for your "show and tell"
      You'll be doin' well
      When it's a couple of rain drops that you're showin'

      CHORUS

      © 2002 Cliffhanging Music (BMI)

    • Tape

      Winner of the Children's Music Web Award – Best Pre-School Song. Written with my nieces, nephews and Jeff Dayton (of The Glen Campbell Group), this song talks about the importance of good old tape except in matters of fishing and cheerios.

      Tape

      (Words and Music by Jim Mayer/Jeff Dayton/Perretta Family)

      Tape doesn't make the flowers grow
      Tape doesn't even say hello
      Tape, it's really good at stickin' around
      Tape'll fix a boo boo on your face
      Tapes been all the way to outer space
      Nothing takes the place of good old tape

      Tape doesn't taste like chocolate milk
      Or sound like "Cha-goochie-goochie-goochie-bilk"
      Tape it's the greatest thing since bread
      Tape sticks to everything
      Like peanut butter and chicken wings
      But thank goodness that you've got some good old tape

      I got a piece of tape stuck to my nose
      It wrapped around my eyes around my ears and even my toes
      I fell into the closet, it stuck to my clothes,
      My mom called me up for breakfast now it's all over my cheerio's

      Tape wrapped around my baseball bat
      I even taped the tail of an alley cat
      I don't think he liked my tape one bit
      I haven't used tape for fishing yet
      You can't catch a fish when you're tape's all wet
      So I'll draw a fish and tape it on the fridge
      Tape it's the greatest thing since bread
      Nothing takes the place of good old tape

      © 2002 Cliffhanging Music (BMI)

    • Where's the Turkey?

      Meet 'Harold the Talking Turkey', 'Jerry McGerry, the Radio DJ', and a gaggle of other characters. A story song about a hunter looking to bag a turkey for Thanksgiving and ending up with a carton of Tofu and an annoying pet.

      Where's the Turkey?

      (Words and Music by Jim Mayer)

      Honey? Yes Dear.
      You gonna get us a good turkey? Yes Dear.
      You got your slingshot? Yes Dear.
      You got your turbo-blaster water gun? Yes Dear.
      Did you remember your vintage bottle rocket collection? Yes Dear.
      Well good luck cause we need a turkey this year. Yes Dear.

      Where's the Turkey?
      Where's the Turkey?
      Where's the Turkey?
      We need turkey 'cause it's yummy in our tummy today!

      Well I loaded up my F150 and drove out to the country on a mission.
      Camouflaged, heavily armed trust me bud I ain't goin' fishin'
      I took my cigarettes (Politically incorrect)
      Uh my chewing gum, (Bad for your teeth)
      Make that beef jerky (Carcinogens)
      I took my glacial bottled water (I support you in that decision)
      Found me a spot and set my mind on the feast
      I felt a tap on my shoulder, turned around
      And that's when I saw the beast

      Chorus

      Are you looking for me? Well I...
      May I have one last call, because I am sick and tired of you hunters messing with my groove? Huh?
      Your cell phone, we don't carry them you know. What?
      Woe little buddy, what ya doin' there, callin' Guam?

      Hello and welcome to WAMMO Radio, that's W-A-M-M-O,
      With your host Jerry McGerry.
      Today's topic is turkey basting.
      Let's take our first caller Harold, from an undisclosed location.
      Hello Harold, what's on your mind?
      May I make a suggestion as an alternative to turkey?
      What do you got there buddy?
      Tofu!
      The key word here at WAMMO is flavor, as in "good", not as in "flavorless".
      What about ham? That would be for our Easter show. We need to move on here...
      Gefilte Fish? Gefilte Fish? "Treasures of Eastern Europe" is tomorrow's topic.
      Next caller please...

      CHORUS

      Some things in life are... well they're mighty hard to explain
      But it happened to me that day, well go ahead, call me featherbrain
      I got to sippin' that glacial bottled water
      and started feeling at peace with all living things
      Loaded up my slingshot, my turbo-blaster water gun, well I left those vintage bottle rockets; they were moldy anyway, got back in the truck.
      Drove by the natural food mart and turned out we were in luck,

      Is that you dear, did you get a nice turkey?
      Yes I did, meet our new pet.
      Hello misses Farthington, my name is Harold and
      There was a sale on Tofu at the health market.
      Tofu?

      © 2002 Cliffhanging Music (BMI)

    • Schmoopie

      A term of endearment for the cute and unexpected in our life, even when "your hair looks bad, your teeth are green and you're raving mad…"

      Schmoopie

      (Words and Music by Jim Mayer)

      Schmoopie is the word I use when I want to say I love you
      SCHMOOPIE! SCHMOOPIE!
      Schmoopie means my pride and joy it means I want to hug you
      SCHMOOPIE! SCHMOOPIE!
      It's nothing like pickle juice or onion skins or mayonnaise

      If it's cuter than a daffodil or sweeter than a peanut
      SCHMOOPIE! SCHMOOPIE!
      If it's smaller than an Antelope and bigger than a teacup
      SCHMOOPIE! SCHMOOPIE!
      Some days it's a fingernail, a muddy foot, a wagging tail
      Schmoopie is the word I use when I want to say I love you

      If you're walking in the grass and find a little gift that's left behind
      SCHMOOPIE! SCHMOOPIE!
      Just wash it off and walk right out into the world it's not your fault!
      SCHMOOPIE! SCHMOOPIE!
      It's something like an attitude of irreverence and gratitude

      When your pizza's cold, your tush is hot,
      Your breath smells bad and you fart a lot
      SCHMOOPIE! SCHMOOPIE!
      If your eyes are red, your hair looks bad,
      Your teeth are green and you're raving mad
      SCHMOOPIE! SCHMOOPIE!
      Maybe it's pickle juice and onionskins and mayonnaise

      Schmoopie is the word I use when I want to say I love you
      SCHMOOPIE SCHMOOPIE

      © 2002 Cliffhanging Music (BMI)

    • There's Nothing Like a Dog

      Okay, I admit it; I'm a dog guy! In comparing a dog to a moose, a cow, and a goose, we find that indeed there is nothing like a dog. This song helps answer important questions like, "Why are my toes so tasty to a dog?"

      There's Nothing Like a Dog

      (Words and Music by Jim Mayer)

      Whether his name is Rover or scooter
      Or skimpy or smiley or Pete
      Taking my dog around the block is
      Is a super colossal treat
      He's a treasure to me
      A great ball of fur
      A "please don't get rid of me" package I'm sure
      I even love his slobbering tongue
      It's a major detoxification agent for scum

      There's nothing like a dog
      Nothing like a dog
      For running in the park
      Or just laying around the house
      But you'd better not expect him
      To catch a sneaky mouse

      There's nothing like a goose
      Or a French Canadian moose
      I appreciate their heritage
      I see them at the zoo
      But they never catch the sticks I throw
      It's just not what they do

      If he's sleeping or playing or eating
      He's so happy that it's me she's greeting
      Even if he chews, on my favorite shoes
      I can understand that, it's what some dogs'll do

      Once upon a time I had a dog that liked my feet
      It licked between my toes, and nibbled with it's teeth
      I don't think he was trying to sneak an extra evening snack
      it was just his simple way of saying "please keep coming back".

      There's nothing like a cow
      But I can't imagine how
      I'd fit that big fat cow up on my bed
      And snuggle beside him and rub his furry head.

      I'm so happy that I've got a rover
      To help me sit and think it over
      When my mind's made up
      I'll celebrate in style
      And scratch my Rover's little hairy belly for a while

      If she's sleeping or playing or eating
      She's so happy that it's me she's meeting
      Even if she chews, on my favorite shoes
      I can understand that, it's what some dogs'll do

      There's nothing like a dog
      Nothing like a dog
      For running in the park
      Or just laying around the house
      There's nothing, nothing like a dog

      © 2002 Cliffhanging Music (BMI)

    • I need A Badezimmer

      Have you ever had trouble finding the bathroom at the mall? I have. Especially in other countries! Learn how to ask for the bathroom in many languages.

      I Need A Badezimmer

      (Words and Music by Jim Mayer)

      Just the other day I was dining at the mall
      Sipping on a beverage big and tall
      Two tubs of popcorn and three smoothies
      That ought to last me through the movies

      I need a badezimmer
      You could call it a commode
      In French it's Toilette
      How I need it so

      We searched for hours every place
      And finally concluded we were lost in space
      Ah there's a security guard proud and true
      He asked me why my face was blue

      I need a badezimmer
      You could call it a commode
      In Spanish it's Cuarto de baño
      How I need it now

      A half an hour later we were finally there
      I could barely walk up the three flights of stairs
      Quickly through the door cross the heavenly border
      The writing on the wall said; "OUT OF ORDER"

      I need a toilet
      Let's get that straight
      In every language
      I just can't wait
      I need a Badezimmer
      Please get me a commode
      In Japanese it's Benjo
      How I need it so

      © 2002 Cliffhanging Music (BMI)

    • I don't Understand ANTI-BULLY

      How many times did we say this as a child, or hear this from children? There is so much to not understand, from why our dad's throw us into the lake for swimming lessons to why our sisters drink pickle juice. We finally see "…it's okay not to know, someday I'm going to get this, for now that's the way it goes."

      I Don't Understand

      (Words and Music by Jim Mayer)

      My sister used to drink pickle juice straight out of the jar
      I don't understand, She seemed to really like it
      Then she'd grab an onion and take a bite
      Just like it was an apple ripe
      I don't understand, but then again, I never tried it

      You just don't know what's gonna happen
      Before the day is through
      It might make you happy it might make you blue

      On Saturdays we'd go to the lake
      My daddy knew I couldn't swim
      So he'd throw me in, I don't understand
      As I paddled on back my brothers yelled
      "Look out there's a snake below"
      Huh? A snake? Man I'm gettin' out of here

      Even when we know what happened
      And the whole day is through
      We can only guess if it's good or bad,
      This much is true

      When the ice cream truck'd come down the street
      My grandma would give me a nickel
      I never had the nerve to tell her it cost a dollar
      One day I walked into her room
      And she couldn't remember my name
      Only yesterday, she was readin' me a book

      No matter what we do today the sun is gonna shine
      Even when it's rainin' it's up there all of the time

      Later that night I was laughin' so hard
      My daddy sent me out of the room
      I don't understand, I don't understand,
      The very next morning I was out in the yard
      My sister gave me her pickle juice jar
      Now that I could understand

      Then it hit me, I realized it's okay not to know
      Some day I'm going to get this
      For now that's the way it goes

      "You tell 'em, Roy, I know exactly what you mean!"
      I don't understand

      © 2002 Cliffhanging Music (BMI)

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Let There Be Fun

Uncle Jim, Best New XM Kids' Artist of the Year (2004) created his 2nd CD with a powerful message for the elementary school set. Uncle Jim tackles topics such as anti-bullying, self-esteem, and team awareness, wrapped up in fourteen musically diverse and sophisticated songs. The first single from "Let There Be Fun," entitled, "I've Got A Butt," reached #1 and remains on the XM Kids playlist as one of their most requested songs.

Those familiar with Uncle Jim's voice characterizations will appreciate two new characters joining him on this CD: Sammy and Martin. Martin is analytical, studious, and tends to over-think things. He is exceedingly polite. Sammy, on the other hand, is exuberant and fearless. He tells it like it is. These two characters help introduce themes in each song to young listeners.

Funky As A Diaper

"Funky As A Diaper" is a collection of 12 humorous and joyful children's tunes that are both musically sophisticated and lyrically fun. Its title track, "Funky As a Diaper," reached #1 on XM KiDS Satellite Radio (twice!), spent 36 weeks in heavy rotation and rocketed Uncle Jim into being named Best New XM KiDs Artist. The CD also received a Children's Music Web Award and an iParenting 'Hot Product' Media Award. Uncle Jim shares the credit for his CD's success with two-time Grammy Award winner and Hall of Fame engineer, Alan Schulman. Some of the musicians on the CD include Grammy award winning saxophonist Jeff Coffin, former Arrested Development singer Nadirah Shakoor and Larry Byram of Steppenwolf fame.

 

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