Make it Play

by Feldiken

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1.
Make it Play 03:37
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
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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)
3.
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)
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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)
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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
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In My School 02:18
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!
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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…
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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
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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)
10.
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.)
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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

credits

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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