Treehouse

by The Tangled Threads

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1.
I wake up in the morning and I stretch and then I yawn I rub my eyes and figure out what planet I am on. I tell my mom good morning, I help my brother with his shirt. Cause being nice to other people, you know it never hurts. I finish up my breakfast, yeah I swallow it all down I fling the front door open and my blood begins to pound. On my way to school I see a can upon the street I put it in a recycling bin and dance upon my feet. If you pick that trash up, don’t leave it where it lies All the frogs will sing a happy song and the butterflies will fly To make a cleaner future, it all starts with me and you We make a difference every day with the little things we do. I think about that can I found as I’m walking down the hall I wonder what shape it will have when next it comes to call Cause the future can be any shape, yeah any shape we see And the only way to get there is to follow all your dreams If you pick that trash up, don’t leave it where it lies All the frogs will sing a happy song and the butterflies will fly To make a cleaner future, it all starts with me and you We make a difference every day with the little things we do. If you pick that trash up, don’t leave it where it lies All the frogs will sing a happy song and the butterflies will fly To make a cleaner future, it all starts with me and you We make a difference every day with the little things we do. Yeah, we make a difference every day with the little things we do We all make a difference every day with the little things we do.
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Henrietta 03:31
There was once a little earthworm in a garden in the dirt Her name was Henrietta and it was her favorite place on earth. There were orange carrots and yellow squash with long and thin green stripes Bright flowers and tomatoes of every shape and size Like earthworms everywhere she tunneled back and forth all day in the dirt below the garden in an earthworm's special way But Henrietta didn't feel special and she always wore a frown She was sure that she’d be special if she lived above the ground Back and forth the earthworms wiggled happy as could be Except for Henrietta for she really could not see how wiggling and making tunnels was special and way cool There were so many other things that she would rather do. If she were a bumblebee she could buzz around all day pollinating the flowers in a bee's special way And keep the flowers growing all beautiful and bright That would be much cooler than tunneling all night If she were a ladybug she could fly around all day and eat the harmful bugs in her very special way The veggies in the garden could ripen all day long And the children who ate them would grow up big and strong. Back and forth the earthworms wiggled happy as could be Except for Henrietta for she really could not see how wiggling and making tunnels was special and way cool There were so many other things that she would rather do. One morning Henrietta heard the sound of little feet She wiggled up to the garden to see what she could see “Eeewwww a worm!” cried a girl and she jumped into the sky Henrietta curled into a ball and she began to cry, “Children” said a kindly voice, "treat earthworms with great care For they wiggle and their tunnels mix the soil and the air Their poop then acts as fertilizer", and the kids all thought, “How cool.” And turning to each other they cried out "Earthworms Rule!" Back and forth the earthworm wiggled as happy as could be For little Henrietta finally could see how wiggling and making tunnels was special and quite cool And there was nothing else that Henrietta would rather do. And little Henrietta was as happy as could be And little Henrietta was as happy as could be
3.
Monkey House 02:30
I saw you standing by the monkey house your face pressed close to see. Your scarf was dipped in mustard, your pantleg soaked up to your knee. You looked like an orangutan, your hair so wild and free. My heart went bump inside my chest, I said, "That's the one for me." I wanna go play in the monkey house In the monkey house with you We can swing in the trees with the monkeys Or fling some monkey poo We can do a little dance and somersault (If something gets broken, it's not our fault) I wanna go play with the monkeys In the monkey house with you. There's lot's of things to do in this world Places to go and see Some people like to ride their bike And some just watch TV There's some folks that talk all day long And they're still talking while I'm singing this song Then there's people like you and me Who laugh and play and sing. I wanna go play in the monkey house In the monkey house with you We can swing in the trees with the monkeys Or fling some monkey poo We can do a little dance and somersault (If something gets broken, it's not our fault) I wanna go play with the monkeys In the monkey house with you. Each morning I pop out of bed And wonder what I'll do I could draw some funny pictures Or make some salty stew I could crawl inside an anthill And learn the things they do The best things always happen When I'm hanging out with you I wanna go play in the monkey house In the monkey house with you We can swing in the trees with the monkeys Or fling some monkey poo We can do a little dance and somersault (If something gets broken, it's not our fault) I wanna go play with the monkeys In the monkey house with you. Yeah I wanna go play with the monkeys In the monkey house with you.
4.
Hot Potato 02:28
In politics today, you know they talk and then they talk I wonder if they simply like the sound of their own squawk They say the climate’s changing, yeah they talk until they’re blue But they’ve all got nothing to say is when you ask them what they’ll do They say that’s a hot potato, pass it on, pass it on Yeah that’s a hot potato, pass it on Climate change is setting in, I guess we’ll all just learn to swim Cause they keep on passing that hot potato on Now the things causing this climate mess are more valuable than gold They keep on pumping that oil and burning all that coal Their wallets are too big to see the ground beneath their feet And the only thing on their minds is what they’re gonna have to eat They say that’s a hot potato, pass it on, pass it on Oh that’s a hot potato, pass it on Please just pass the Grey Poupon, until the polar caps are gone They just keep on passing that potato on Hey senator, are you gonna let the coal trains roll through our town? Mmmm, nothing like a fresh roll. I like mine with jam! What about that new pipeline they’re trying to build? I like lines. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. There’s nothing I like more than a nice straight line. I said “Pipe” line. White line? How will you even see it? Pipeline! Skype line? I think we’ve got a bad connection. Pipe…Oh never mind. We don’t need you. We can fix the problems ourselves! Well I’m not gonna pass that hot potato on, pass it on No I’m not gonna pass that hot potato on We can fix it you and me, a cleaner future we can see Cause we’re not gonna pass that hot potato on No, we’re not gonna pass these hot potatoes on!
5.
Plastic Girl 02:39
I was feeling so lonely yeah Feeling so blue I was feeling so lonely Oh what could I do I had the best idea That I’ve ever had I had the greatest idea It was gonna be so rad I got some pipe And some glue And some batteries too I found some gum Some old shoes And a circuit board too I made a plastic girl, Oh No! And as plastic boy too, yeah They’re oh so nice, Oh Yeah! Much nicer than you They’ll never fade, Oh no! Or biodegrade They’ll be by my side, Oh Yeah! Forever and a day Now all you hippies Might think that plastic’s not cool But my plastic friends They never went to school They don’t worry About pollution we leave Cause my plastic friends They don’t need to breathe I got some pipe And some glue And some batteries too I found some gum Some old shoes And a circuit board too I made a plastic girl, Oh No! And as plastic boy too, yeah They’re oh so nice, Oh Yeah! Much nicer than you They’ll never fade, Oh no! Or biodegrade They’ll be by my side, Oh Yeah! Forever and a day

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released May 23, 2014

Recorded and mastered by J.Wells at Audiowells studio.

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