Make it Play

by Feldiken

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released January 20, 2015

All songs written and performed by Feldiken
Produced by Feldiken and Craig Levy
Recorded at Little Pioneer Cider House in Brooklyn
Background Vocals: The Boynes Family Ensemble (Bria, Deija, Tamira & Harold Boynes) on tracks 1 & 3; The Rockdoves (Kimberly West & Daniel Cole) on tracks 7 & 10; Kimi Lundie on track 5; The PS 6 Second Grade Singers on tracks 1, 6, 8, 9, 10
Additional Vocals: Gabi Galchen on track 11
Trumpet: Mike Shobe on track 3
Cover Drawing: Jack McGrath
Art Design: Mary Larsen
Special thanks to my incredible wife, Nancy, my family and everyone at RC.
Copyright: 2014 Feldiken. All rights reserved.

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Feldiken New York

Ken Feldman got the name Feldiken when he played with words as a child, making up songs with his family and friends.
He won first prize in the Great American Songwriting Contest, and has played a lot in NYC, both solo and with others. He has played extensively for children, in the NYC school system, young people's concerts in Brooklyn, and spontaneously at markets and public spaces.
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Track Name: Make it Play
Make It Play
by Feldiken

Mo, the crow, phoned to say hello
Gail, the whale, in her mail, said you wail
Sam, the lamb, sent a fan telegram
Lex, the t-rex, sent his respects in a text

Take a zebra to dinner
Ask him which dish he likes
Tell him you’re a beginner
At eating with someone who’s striped

Watch TV with a penguin
In your tuxedo dress
When the show is just ending
Put your arm around him and confess

Sometimes, I’m kinda strange
I think all of this is a game

Chorus
Make it play, make it play
Every day is a holiday
Make it play, make it play
You can change the cake,
Even while you’re baking it
You can change your name,
Even while you’re saying it
You can change the game,
Even while you’re playing it

Swim around with a big clown
Have breakfast on the beach
Put a spoon in between your toes
And have a bowl of cornflakes with your feet

Take a cow to the movies
Ask her which jokes she knows
Then repeat them over and over
Until a stream of milk comes out her nose

Yes, I’m a little strange
I think everything’s a game

Chorus

So let the whole world in
And let the whole world spin
And let the whole world live

Like we’re all really strange
And everything’s a game

Chorus
Track Name: Everybody Counts
Everybody Counts
by Feldiken

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

Calling to you, one by one,
40 people, won’t you come?
3 hours of swim and fun,
Fourth of July in the sun.

Can you help me set it up?
80 hands should be enough,
Choose it, buy it, all that stuff,
Make sure to tell everyone.

Chorus
13 children, 8 musicians, 19 parents and then 6 more neighbors, party favors, 50 plates of food for our friends, 3 old doggies, 2 new froggies, kitties, turtles and bugs, 100 handshakes, 0 large apes and about 50 hugs.

Nobody’s left out!
Everybody counts!

Swimming pool in and out,
Band is playing twist and shout,
Youngers, parents breaking out
Into wild dancing.

Children singing stole the show,
Fireworks in endless rows,
15 roman candles,
Suddenly they explode!

Chorus

Nobody’s left out!
Everybody counts!

Everybody, everybody, everybody counts! (repeat)
Track Name: Nobody But You
Nobody But You
by Feldiken

Alex was left out of the big kickball game
You saw him standing on the sidelines, feeling ashamed
Neither of you knew exactly what to say
So you turned and slowly asked him,
“Do you want to play?”

Chorus:
Nobody but you
Can do what you do
And you know it’s true
Nobody but you

Alex said, “Yes, let’s play wall ball!”
He tripped on the ball and then he started to fall
You wanna catch him, but you wonder if you can
So you ran over and reached out your hand

Chorus

You’re just like everyone in so many ways
You care, you share and you love to play

It was your birthday
You were sick and couldn’t play
Your mother said, “There’s someone here to see you today”
It was Alex, with a present in his hand
You asked him why and he said, “Don’t you understand that…”

Chorus

Nobody but you (repeat)
Track Name: Lexico Flexico
Lexico Flexico
by Feldiken

Babaloo live in Lexico
Twenty-five thousand years ago
Ha, ha, ha
Ho, ho, ho, ho
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha
Ho, ho, ho, ho, ho

Lexico Flexico
Jobie josh jogan jam jerry joe
Lexico Flexico
Garbal o sneezerpuss swamie jeblow

Crinalack Marbent snerved his dimes
Rolling them low from way up high
Flowerglow and sourtime
She be he and we, in a tree of limes

Lexico Flexico
Jobie josh jogan jam jerry joe
Lexico Flexico
Gooby mnewbie crematta cremo

Everyone likes to make things up
Like new words you can write or say
It is fun and it shakes things up
Like a big storm on a summer day

Creenie Baleenie snerved his do
Seeing too many rings to chew
Vo va vee, vo vo va voom
Vo va vee vo voom
Vo va vee vo voom

Lexico Flexico
Jobie josh jogan jam jerry joe
Lexico Flexico
Garbal o sneezerpuss swamie jeblow

Jobie josh jogan jam jerry joe
Gooby mnewbie crematta cremo
(repeat)
Track Name: My Country Now
My Country Now
by Feldiken

Chorus
The world’s my country now and
New York’s my little town and
Brooklyn’s my playground and
You and me, the home I’ve found

You know I’ve,
I’ve traveled all around and
I’ve babbled with rabble crowds,
How to unravel battlegrounds and
Right now I’m homeward bound

The needy are leading the greedy into believing
Speedily freeing the meaning of succeeding till it’s reaching
Cross the oceans, hopin’ notions of owning get broken open
Sons and daughters saunter stronger
Crashing, laughing, smashing borders

Website so bright tonight
It shines like the morning light and
Invites delightful fights
To rewrite what rights are right and

Chorus

Spreading the wedding of the right and the left wing
Till the right is a left thing and the left is a right thing
In the light of the blessed things
Where the fight is a deft thing
We go right to the best thing
That’s the might of our nesting

Insight so bright tonight
It combines our minds worldwide and
Reminds all kinds be kind and
Unites our lives for life and

Chorus
Track Name: In My School
In My School
by Feldiken

My teacher said,
Imagine you get
Whatever you want
In your head
Yeah!
You make up the rules
That change up your school
To a tool for what you want to do

1st Chorus
In my school, the students rule
The teachers too, in a close knit group
In my school, we cruise in crews
Just glued to who we are learning through

My teacher told me,
we’re completely free
To learn absolutely everything!
Yeah!
But what if you’re hungry,
and out on the street
And you don’t have anything?

2nd Chorus
In my school
There’s good food
To cook you into
The mood for truth
In my school
There’s sleeping rooms
And gleaming roofs
That we’re dreaming through

Every day we run around
Every way fun up and down
Wanna play?
Well, here’s the sound

With our best friends we learn best
Guess the test is happiness
And we’re blessed with a mess of success!

1st Chorus

In my school
Yeah!
Track Name: This is Your World
This is Your World
by Feldiken

Woah, woah, woah, woah…

Well, people in your life may say
There’s things you just can’t do
Well, look around the world my friend
You’ll see that it’s not true

Well, I’ve got a message for you
You can believe it and use it, whatever you do

Chorus
This is your world
Whether you are a boy or a girl
Whether you’re dressed in tatters or pearls
This is your world

Woah, woah, woah, woah…

Well, every day you get to take
Your true point of view
And in every way you get to make
The home that you want to

Well, now I can look up to you
And you can repeat this
Cause I need to hear it too

Chorus

Woah, woah, woah, woah…
Track Name: Rockin' All the Way
Rockin’ All The Way
by Feldiken

The bass player and the drummer lock
Till the difference fades away
The guitars strum like a tickin’ clock and
We’re rockin’ all the way

The squeezebox jumps into the stream
The piano player made
The singers sing what the music means and
We’re rockin’ all the way

It all works together and
It works better that way
It is such a pleasure when we cooperate

La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la

When Malik really wants to dance
But his courage fades away
And Sara grabs him by the hand,
We’re rockin’ all the way

When Chantelle yells a dancin’ song
To the whole second grade
And everybody shouts along
We’re rockin’ all the way

It all works together and
It works better that way
It is such a pleasure when we cooperate

La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la

(Instrumental)

When people travel cross the globe
In a million different ways
To each learn what the other knows
We’re rockin’ all the way

And link by link when we all think
In one big giant chain
And we behave in a great big wave
We’re rockin’ all the way

It all works together and
It works better that way
It is such a pleasure when we cooperate

La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
Track Name: We Like to Moo
We Like to Moo
by Feldiken

They say you’re loud, loud, loud
You little crowd of cows
You gotta keep, keep, keep it down, down, down
But this crowd of cows
We say oww, oww, oww
What is this now, gotta wear a frown, frown, frown?

Chorus:
We like to moo, like to moo, like to moo, moo, moo!
We like to moo, like to moo, moo, moo!
(repeat)

It’s not natural
It’s not practical
Cows need to talk like anyone
We’re in this old cow field
We gotta keep it real
We’re talking now and until we’re done, done, done.

Chorus:
We like to moo, like to moo, like to moo, moo, moo!
We like to moo, like to moo, moo, moo!
(repeat)

Are you in the mood to moo? (3X)
Are you in the mooood?

They say just stay still now,
You little crowd of cows
Just stand around, roun, roun, roun, round
But that’s not natural
That’s not practical
Cows need to stretch and go to town, town, town.

Chorus:
We like to moo, like to moo, like to moo, moo, move!
We like to moo, like to moo, moo, move!
(repeat)

Are you in the mood to move? (3X)
Are you in the mooood?

Chorus:
We like to moo, like to moo, like to moo, moo, move!
We like to moo, like to moo, moo, move!
(repeat)
Track Name: Six Different Monkeys
Six Different Monkeys
by Feldiken

There are six different monkeys in the world
There are six different monkeys in the world
There are six different monkeys in the world
And we’re gonna tell you about them

Well, the first little monkey is a chimpy
Chimpies are small and brown
The next little monkey is a monkey
Monkeys are small and brown
The next little monkey is an ape
Apes are big and brown
The next little monkey is a gorilla
Gorillas are big and brown
The next little monkey is a gibbon,
Gibbons are big and brown
The next little monkey is an orangutan
Orangutans are big and brown!
And they all climb trees, and they all have fleas
They’re the best monkeys in town
They’re the best monkeys in town

(Dr. Simian and Feldiken have a conversation.)

There are six different Wonkies in the world
There are six different Wonkies in the world
There are six different Wonkies in the world
And we’re gonna tell you about them

The first little wonky is a marbue
Marbues are small and blue
The next little wonky is a carbue
Carbues are small and blue
The next little wonky is a farbue
Farbues are big and blue
The next little wonky is a larbue
Larbues are big and blue
The next little wonky is a sharbue
Sharbues are big and blue
The next little wonky is a starbue
Starbues are big and blue
And they all eat meat and they have three feet
They’re the best wonkeys in town
They’re the best wonkeys in town

(Dr. Simian and Feldiken have another conversation.)
Track Name: Love Yourself
Love Yourself
by Feldiken

24/7 you work to do what your family needs
Makin’ money, feeding tummies, being funny, chummy buddies
There’s no pay and no way you can ever get enough sleep
You can close your eyes in the grocery line, but you’re still up thinking ’bout your kids at night

Time to be tender; you’re doing well
Time to surrender and scream for help
Time to remember to love yourself
Can’t love them true, if you don’t love you

Dad and Mom, you’re the bomb, so let’s explode it
Rewind, blow up this grind of unrecognized overtime
Partner up, just enough, so you control it
Pay your way and give you breaks, 8-hour days, four-week vacas

You need to do this with everyone else
100 assistants to give you help
Right now this instant, just love yourself
Bringing up those boys and girls is the biggest work in the whole wide world

When your children are at war with you
it’s just that they want some more of you
They would each like twenty-four of you
And if they grew, this is what they would say to you

Take good care, so you’re there when we get older
Remember to love your health,
cause your health means more than you can tell
Live real wild, so we smile as we get closer
Live life with all your powers, cause your life means as much as ours

Time to be tender; you’re doing well
Time to surrender and scream for help
Time to remember to love yourself
Love yourself
Love yourself
Love yourself