LYRICS

DEEP SEA DIVER (2013)
TAMBOURINE SUBMARINE
I just got a license to drive, and I'm only five
It's not for a car a bus a truck a plane or train
It's for something that can dive
Down, down, down we'll go
To move and shake and make some waves on the ocean floor below

In our tambourine submarine
It's a mean green rhythm machine
A tambourine submarine
It's powered by rhythm,
Hear the jingle jangle beat that gets the big propeller spinning around
The periscope's up, we're looking for a crew, could it be you
To dance around to the sound
Down, down, down we'll go
To move and shake and make some waves on the ocean floor below

In our tambourine submarine
It's a mean green rhythm machine
A tambourine submarine
Its powered by rhythm,
Hear the jingle jangle beat that gets the big propeller spinning around
FISH STICKS
Way down at the bottom of the ocean
There's a musician stirring up quite a commotion
They call him Fish Sticks!
The Blue-Striped Snapper Fish Sticks!
Oh there's no sea creature that can feature drumming chops like his!
Save yourself some clams
And you can swim on down to the Coral Club
We'd love to have ya
And you can catch a show
He's hooked half the sea
Come one come all for the one they call

Fish Sticks! X4

Take it away! (Drum Solo)

Seven nights a week the drums are ringing out at the Coral Club (We'd love to have ya)
And you can catch a show
He's hooked half the sea
With every hit from behind the kit, it's:

Fish Sticks! X4

Monday's Jazz, hear his razz-ma-tazz
Tuesday's really sweet with a funky beat
Wednesday's make a stop for some smooth hip-hop
Thursday's a lock with some vintage rock
On Friday's everybody's there to hear beats with a Latin flair
For the weekend take a chance, put on some disco pants

And you can catch a show, he's hooked half the sea
With every hit from behind the kit it's

Fish Sticks! X4

THE DEEP END
We pull up in the parking lot
Mom says I'm ready but I tell her "No I'm not!"
My heart's a pounding
My mind's a racing
I want to get away
I hope my swimming lesson
Has been canceled for the day

CHORUS: Do you want to jump in the deep end
Do you want to go underwater
Come take a dip inside the pool

I am on the water's edge
I'm mighty nervous standing on the ledge
My heart's a pounding
My mind's a racing
I don't know what to do
Will today be the day
That I dive straight into the blue

CHORUS The water's too cold
My hair will get wet
My feet can't reach
I'll get water up my nose

They tell me I'm three quarters water
They tell me I swam in the womb
I know that I should, that I oughta
But it's hard to shake this gloom and doom

CHORUS
BEACH BALL
Starts like a pancake all flattened out
Will make your cheeks ache when you blow it out
And when it's blown up there's no doubt
That this beach ball is what we're all about

Get that beach ball's bouncin' and isn't it a beautiful sight?
I said that beach ball's bouncin' Hits you on the head gives you a fright

Do a header, no pain at all
Just don't let it ever ever fall
Hit it hard but extra carefully
Or that beach ball is floating out to sea

Get that beach ball's bouncin', sailing overhead to and fro
I said that beach ball's bouncin' overhead like you were at a Phish show
Here we go!

The beach ball's bouncin', cruisin' through the stratosphere
But with a built in soft landing, it hits the ground without fear

But every beach ball has its day
When one seam rips and the air gives way
And that beach ball will go astray
Where lost socks live and balloons fly away
But don't you worry any more
Pick that flattened beach ball off of the floor
And head to the dollar store to get one more

You're back in business for the rest of the day
And your new beach ball is ready to play
Beach is bumpin' with your friends all around
Don't let your beach ball hit the ground

The beach ball's bouncin', hit it with your hand make a smack
No matter where it hits you never gonna need an ice pack
I said the beach ball's bouncin', rolls along in a light airy way
But you better keep your eye on it before the wind carries it away...

SHRIMP
CHORUS: So what's all this I hear about a shrimp? (A SHRIMP)
People always callin' me a small fry (SMALL FRY)
Seems to me that people always think (THEY THINK)
There's something wrong with being a short guy (SHORT GUY)
So what's all this I hear about a shrimp? (A SHRIMP)
People always mentioning my small size (SMALL SIZE)
If I were as big as a blimp (A BLIMP)
It wouldn't seem like I was so bite size (BITE SIZE)

Being small makes you feel the hurt inside
When they say you're not tall enough to ride that ride
And it can't help but bruise up your tiny pride
When you can't make it all the way on down the slip and slide

But did you ever think about the things a shrimp can do?
Like sneak under the rail when you're at the zoo?
Playin' hide and seek they won't see you
Cause your body's even shorter than Pikachu

CHORUS

Don't look in the mirror and wish you grew
Gotta love everything you see about you
Instead of staying home and crying boo hoo
Start thinking bout the things only you can do

Like: Walkin in the woods you don't hit your head
And you feel a freefall jumpin' out of bed
Doesn't take a lot of food to make you well-fed
Skip the seconds and move on to dessert instead

You can crawl under the sofa to find loose dimes
And button up your shirt in record time
Touch your toes without hurting your spine
And going up the stairs is like a mountain climb

No problem grabbin things that are way down low
And it feels like a blizzard with a bit of snow
Feels like you're racing when you're going slow
So who cares if it takes a while for you to grow?

CHORUS

Now I gotta speak up for the taller ones
Cuz being crazy tall isn't always fun
So let me share a story not to be undone
Of how a big person finds his life to run

Feelin' dizzy all the time cause the air is thin
And birds hit your teeth whenever you grin
You climb up a ladder, feel the whole world spin
Then helicopters land right on your chin

Another thing that's hard about being tall
Is people askin' if I play Basketball
I'm no good at sports at all
I just have farther to go when I fall

Try to go real fast but my legs move slow
And people all complain when I'm in the front row
Can't find any shoes to fit my big toe
So you better hope you never grow... Now you know

CHORUS

I can't help but feel a little selfish
When people compare me to a tiny little shellfish
COMPASS ROSE
CHORUS: My sister's all about maps
And when she's got one in her lap
Or in her pack, it's a fact, that she'll get us there and back
My sister's all about maps

Yeah everybody stands at attention
For big sis' sense of direction
Everyone in our family knows
Why we call our Compass Rose

CHORUS

We were mixed up in New York City
Lost underground, it wasn't pretty
But Rose analyzed each subway line
And got us to the Broadway show on time

We headed out on a mountain trail
Over hill and dale with much travail
Down an improvised path of vines
Til Rose read the map with contour lines

CHORUS

Up, Down, Right, Left
Rose will lead us on our quest
North, South, East, West
She's the one who'll lead us best

For her birthday I knew just what to get her
A deluxe atlas bound in gold faux leather
And when she wins the Geography Bee
I bet she'll give a little thanks to me

CHORUS

CHORAL REEF
Choral Reef ,n the sand beneath the sea
Singing Songs In a major key
(It's made of coral)
Choral reef, groovin along happily
And it's singing in the key of Sea
So sing right along with this Choral song

Sing it coral!

Hard to believe in a thing called a Choral Reef
That sings way down beneath the sea
(So you dive down)
Dive real deep into the reef
And you listen to the music of the sea

So sing right along with this Choral song
Sing along joyfully with the Choral Reef
Hard to believe in a Choral Reef
Beneath the sea
Singing Songs in a major key
And we'll listen to the music of the sea
TATTOO ME
I am the toughest, roughest kid around
Just like three year old pirate running all over town
Keeping up with the older kids all day long
Trying my best to seem really strong
Well I'm just the slightest bit contrary
And on my arms, well, it's kind of temporary

CHORUS: Hey-Hey-Tattoo-me
With dragons and skulls that stick right to me
Hey-Hey-Tattoo-me

You know that I'm anything but meek
I've got what you call an independent streak
Keeping up with us older kids playin' ball
Jumping up quick after every fall
Well I'm just the slightest bit contrary
And on my arms, well, it's kind of temporary

CHORUS

THE SEVEN CS
CHORUS: Meet the Seven C's
Seven best friends
Great adventures
The fun it never ends
Everyone aboard
This crazy crew
Has a lot of moxie
And a job to do

Carlos, carefully cleans the corners of the clubhouse
Camille, cuts up capes of many colored cloths
Christopher, calibrates the clubhouse cuckoo clock
And it's that time once again
To meet with all our friends!

Charlie, checks the chess and checker pieces
Carissa is creative with cuisine
Charlotte, shoots the photos she's shutterbug
Gather round you seven C's
Give a smile and all say "cheese!"

Carla, coordinates the clubhouse crew
She's the captain of this ship it's true
Her friend Lucy reported a missing kitty
So the C's will pack up and search the city

CHORUS
SEAGULL
Seagull, seagull above the pier
Squawking loud and clear
You're making my ears ring
Everytime you sing above the pier

Seagull, seagull
The gall you've got
Took the sandwich I just bought
Then you up and flew away
I'll get back at you someday
The gall you've got

I'll make you a deal
I'll pack extra
And save a chip or two
For you to eat
You do your part
Quiet down now
Or I'll be eating
All of your said treat

Seagull, seagull above my head
I've got a sense of dread
You're looking for relief
Which could mean of load of grief
Upon my head

UP PERISCOPE
I'm the quietest kid in room 217
It's like I'm going undercover
I really know how to hide
And look in from the outside
That's where it's easier to discover
All the while I'm watching and I'm scanning and I'm spying around
I'm seeking and I'm looking and think that I have finally found
My search is at its' end, I've located a friend

CHORUS: Periscope up, Periscope up
And down
(I take a look)

Sometimes I sit in the back
Avoid eye contact
I'm no center of attention
On the playground's edge
I'm blending in with the hedge
The camouflage is great protection
All the while I'm watching and I'm scanning and I'm spying around
I'm seeking and I'm looking and think that I have finally found
My search is at its' end, I've located a friend

CHORUS

Do you see me too
Across this sea of blue
If it's sink or swim
It's time to dive on in

CHORUS
WALKIE TALKIES
I've got a friend who lives just down the way
We get together just 'bout every day
Coordinating is so easy to do
Cause he's got a walkie talkie
And you know I've got one too

CHORUS: We call each other
And we always have a good time
Walkie Talkies

We take our walkie talkies everywhere
Two super spies, you know we're quite a pair
We're on the lookout for an adventure
And if one of us sees something that's cool
It's easy to confer

CHORUS

Funky Cheetah. Come in. Over.
Dr. Robot. This is Funky Cheetah. Go ahead
Funky Cheetah please be advised that I'm having a dance party at my house
Dr. Robot. I roger that. I'll be right over. Over.
Come on and dance!

Right after dinner when it's time for bed
I give a quick call to my "bestest" friend
"I'll see you tomorrow when the school bell rings,"
"Yeah! We'll have another day filled with some crazy things!"

CHORUS

SEAHORSE
Now in the shallow water out east
Where the seagrass grows
There's tons of little people like me
Right beneath your toes

We work the rolling the coral reefs
And partrol the mangroves too
And there's a workshorse like no other
That makes things easy to do

CHORUS: It's good to be in the saddle again
Swimming around with my favorite friend
From shore to shore the fun never ends
Ridin' with my seahorse

Now don't you give me no fishy looks
When I'm opining 'bout my horse
It's not your typical equestrian
I get all that, of course

But there's shrimp to lasso and beds to plant
And loads of jobs to do
And this horse can outrun any speedboat
On the ocean blue

CHORUS
MAKING WAVES
There's a line, a little line in the sand
It's at the edge of the land
Where the water expands
So let's go to a place that I know
It's where the water flows
Right under your nose

The weather is warmin'
And we're swarmin' to the ocean
To feel the wavey motion
And the sand between our toes

The water is contagious
And the crashing is outrageous in the blue sea
Get caught up in it with me
In the undertow!

We'll go IN
Crash on the beach and then it's
OUT
Go out of reach and then you're IN
With crazy speed and then it's
OUT
Into the Sea, it's where I'll be
We're making waves

And you're flung
Back onto the shore
And the waves made you sore
But you want some more

I, I could do this all day
No lunch will get in the way
Of the ocean spray

The summer sun's fadin
And we're wadin' in sea
Just wave if you can see me
The farther out I go

The tide is risin' slowly
And our cheeks are gettin' rosy in the sunshine
As we cross the coastline
Into the undertow
We're in the undertow

We'll go OUT
You drift away and then it's IN
Come back to play and then you're
OUT
Without delay and then it's
IN

Into the Sea, It's where I'll be
Follow me into the sea

We're making waves

STRANDED
I won't lie, I feel like I'm going to cry
I just waved, I just waved goodbye
My best friend is moving away
I told him I'll be missing you

Now I'm feeling like I'm stranded, all alone, on my own

The days we had, looking back it just makes me sad
Will I find ever find, a new friend to make me feel glad
I walk around the playground, my head hung low
Because I am missing you

And I'm feeling like I'm stranded, all alone, on my own

Maybe you feel the same way
Feel just the way I do
Like there's something missing
Inside of you
Please won't you write a letter
Please won't you give a call
It's so very hard
Not to see you at all

I am missing you...