LYRICS

Danny Weinkauf and his Red Pants Band
(CH)
Danny Weinkauf and his Red Pants Band
We are Danny Weinkauf and his Red Pants Band

We've been driving down the road
trying to make it to the show on time
4 flat tires then we ran out of gas
We're so happy to be here at last…here at last
We're so happy to be here at last

Chorus

We've been working on our songs
so good they'll make your head explode!
With Steven on the drums and Tina on the bass
(They) make a Rhythm section that will tear off your face…tear off your face
Rhythm section tear off your face!

Chorus

(BR)
Kids these days wanna hear a little rocking' tune
Botany, Geology, maybe Archaeology
Spelling Bees, Marsupials, or man on the Moon!

Chorus with tag

Look at Those Clouds
Down at the park i'm lying on my back
under a sunny sky
head resting on my pack
Is that a Monkey dancing on a bed
maybe a penguin that is standing on it's head


(ch)
Oh Oh look at those clouds
floating through the sky
Oh oh look at those clouds
so gently rolling by
Oh Oh look at those clouds
way up in the sky
oh oh look at those clouds
I wonder what we'll spy

Cumulus clouds so puffy in the air
Forming in shapes for us to
See from every-where
Patches of cirrus on the sunny days
Cumulonimbus means a storm is on its way.

Chorus

BR
How about  - a little explanation?
rain comes down and goes back up  - that's called evaporation
in the air - it forms by condensation
after that - it's up to me - and my imagination.

Choruses - out
 

ONLY ONE YOU
CH
Whatever you do - There's only one you
and whatever you seek - you're always unique

You might be wearing your pajamas to school
while carrying books on your head
Some kids get puzzled - yeah they look so confused
when you wear your favorite jeans that are red

and some of the kids are the jocks of the class
who just love to play ball and can run really fast
with muscles that look carved out of steel

and other kids like to perform on a stage
where they're acting or singing or dancing ballet
expressing all the things that they feel

CH
So Whatever you do - There's only one you
and whatever you seek - you're always unique

maybe you like your hair all spiky and blue
and cover your arms with tattoos
or maybe preppy is the style for you
with belts always matching your shoes

and some of the people don't ever eat meat
and they love to recycle and use solar heat
and try to treat the earth with great care

and how about others who give to each other
they like to be kind and to help one another
sending out good vibes everywhere

CH

BR
Now there's all kinds of people
So many different cultures and styles
but there's nobody who's exactly like you
that's why you always make me smile

last CH
So Whatever you do - There's only one you
and Whatever they say - you'll find your own way
wherever you are - you shine like a star
and whatever you seek - you're always unique
(tag) whatever you do, there's only one you - there's only one You!

Backing Vox
CH2- Whatever you do - No body like you
whatever you seek - and kinda funny

CH- Whatever you do - No body like you
whatever you seek - here comes the bridge part

last CH - Whatever you do - No body like you
Whatever they say - you're gonna find it
wherever you are - you're Oh so shiny
whatever you seek
(tag) whatever you do, there's only one you - there's only one You!


Botany
Botany oh Botany
it's truly amazing you'll surely see
from the tiniest sprout to the tallest tree
it's the science of Plant Biology

How does a plant become the food we use for fuel
the clothes we wear to school
even our books

We can dig deep into their cells life history
that's called cytology  
let's take a look

Botany oh botany
come on over and listen to me
while I sing this song about botany
the science of Plant Biology

We'll check the flower petals for essential oils
a perfume in the spoils
drifts in the breeze

Maybe we'll mix 'em for some phytotherapy
an herbal remedy
to cure disease

Botany oh Botany
it's truly amazing you'll surely see
from the tiniest sprout to the tallest tree
(it's) the science of Plant Biology

Botany oh botany
come on over and listen to me
while I sing this song about botany
the science of Plant Biology

BR
the world of plants is filled with wonder
in every branch and every seed
if you take the time to ponder
there's satisfaction guaranteed

Bah bah bah bah Botany
Bah bah bah bah Botany
 
We'll take all fun and photosynthesis in stride
In you I can confide
There's no review

Now we'll appreciate the passing of the hours
(To) Contemplate the flowers
Just me and you.

CHORUS (double)


Eyes in the Back of Her Head
I want to tell you something that kind of blows my mind
not trying to be clever or want to be unkind
Now I'm not prone to bragging or taking on an air (it's just my)
mom's been keeping a secret hidden underneath her hair

CH
It doesn't matter if she's looking my way
or couldn't hear a thing I've said
What's so amazing is she knows what I've done
She's got eyes in the back of her head

She might be in the garden reading from her new book
but when she enters the kitchen she gives me that certain look
I tried to sneak a cookie - wiped all my crumbs away
(But) when I start to smile she says "No more snacks for you today"

Chorus
TAG - Eyes in the back of her Head

BR
I asked my dad if he noticed anything a little strange going on with my mom
He asked me what I meant and when I told him he just laughed and said... "I know what's going on"
(Some)times when your mom is sleeping - lying on her side in bed
(I get the) feeling something's peeping from out of the back of her head.

It's like a magic power that drives me so insane
I should be doing my homework (but she) knows I've been playing my video games

Chorus
TAG - Eyes in the back of her Head
Eyes in the back
Eyes in the back of her Head

MY MAGIC HELICOPTER
Oh Oh Oh Oh oh Oh oh

I've got a magic helicopter
That I can fly right into space
and I can travel 'round the stars
Through Saturn's rings and back to Mars

(CH)
And I'll soar - past the moon and more
to a place - no one's seen before
there's no end - to what lies in store
In my Magic helicopter

Oh Ohs

Maybe I'll have my lunch on Venus
perhaps a picnic on Neptune
I'll kick back and watch the sky
as meteor showers pass me by

Chorus

(BR)
I see the bull they call Taurus
the flying horse is Pegasus
then Ursa major is the great bear over there
Libra will balance out it's scales
Sirius barks and wags his tail
and Sagitarius pulls back his bows so sharp
while Lyra plays the harp

Back in my magic helicopter
I can go anywhere I want
as much as I do like to roam
the best of all is when I come home
(to my mom, my dad, my baby sister too, my friends, my family, and maybe even you!)

Chorus
Oh ohs

Antithesis
It's not just slightly different
or sorta not the same
in fact it's polar opposites as I will now explain
like Right or Wrong
or Good and Bad
or Love and Hate
Happy or Sad…

What do we call contrasts like this?
It must be the Antithesis.
What do we call contrasts like this?
It must be the ANTITHESIS!

Love Is In The Air
I heard a rumor this morning
Some kind of bug going 'round
Doctors don't know how it's forming
So far no cure to be found  

Nobody is immune
and boy it spreads (oh) so fast
No side effects are known
or even (just) how long it lasts

Because Love is in the Air
and Love is Everywhere

the headlines say it's outrageous
man it's all over the news
this thing is crazy contagious
experts can't find any clues

it might tug at your heart
or sneak up from behind
targets you like a dart
but nobody seems to mind

Because Love is in the Air
and Love is Everywhere

BR
top of my head - down to my toes
How it all works - well, no one knows
the more you give - the stronger it grows

Last night you said "I love you"
that made the whole thing clear
Looks like I'll catch that bug too
Ev-ery-time you are near

Because Love is in the Air
and Love is Everywhere

This dog's best Friend
I've got four and you have two
you chew gum while I chew shoes
I lick your nose your fingers and toes
you rub my belly and it lets me know


(chorus)
Again and again - you're this dog's best friend
running and playing 'til the da-ay ends
each time an adventure when we pretend
Again and again - You're this dog's best friend   
again and again - you're this dog's best friend

while you're at school at home I'll wait
when your bus pulls up l'll be at the gate.
So nice to see you when the day is through and
I'll be yo-  ur pet, if you'll be my human

(chorus)

while you sleep - by the door I stay
suspicious types - I'll chase away
(and) through the night - as you snuggle tight
I'll guard your dreams - by the blue moon light


(chorus)


PIcky Eaters
(CH)
She's a picky
Super Picky
Wacky Picky
Kooky Picky
Nutty Picky
She's a Picky Eater
2x

My sister will not eat anything red
I wonder what goes on in her head
She finds herself completely at ease
With a little bit of butter and some parmesan cheese

CH

I think one day maybe she’ll come around
Offer her some pizza and she'll wolf it down
Don’t take it to the Board of Trustees
I know her well - and I’ll tell you that she’s

CH

Oh yeah , she's aware that there is great cause for concern
I tend to preach and to teach best what I'm most needing to learn

The Pot is calling the Kettle Black
Maybe I should try to cut her some slack
Dinnertime can be quite the scene
Cause I never ever ever eat anything GREEN

last CH
'cause we're picky
super Picky
wacky Picky
Kooky Picky
nutty Picky
yeah we're Picky Eaters

 

Groovy Red Pants
On an average day - I was on my way
trying to to get to class on time
When before my eyes eyes - and to much surprise
stood a boy who dressed so fine

was it luck or circumstance?
could this be a true romance?
I'm in love with a Guy in Groovy Red Pants

As the weeks went by - tried to catch his eye
was there something I could do?
I'd just stare and smile at his sense of style
I was feeling such a fool

(now) I would need to make a plan
(I) couldn't leave it up to chance
(cause) I'm in love with a Guy in Groovy Red Pants

BR
What can I do to make him notice?
He looks right through me all the time
I feel such passion but can't show it
(then) A light bulb started flashing in my mind

I can see him there with his long blonde hair
walking up the steps to school
but will he see me in my new red jeans
waiting by the door so cool?

I just wanna scream and dance
He gave me a knowing glance
He's in love with a Girl in Groovy red pants
And I'm in love with a Guy in Groovy Red Pants

Driving Me Crazy
I know you only want the best for me
but I've been thinking 'bout our history
sometimes the things you say that I shouldn't do
(are things) I see you do-ing ev-er-y day

you say the TV's gonna fry my brain
I left my dishes on the table again  
your watching movies on your laptop in bed
(but you just) told me I should put mine away

CH
I just wanna Thank you (thank you - Thank you)
for Driving me crazy (crazy - crazy)
what with all of your rules
and my homework from school
I'm barely left with any free time

Mom, I really Love you (Love you -  love you)
but You're Driving me Crazy (crazy - crazy)
it's not the video games
that's gonna make me insane
I think I'm slowly losing my mind
You're Driving me crazy

You tell me not to talk back in class
I got detention  'cause I ran on the grass
Where should I run If I can't run on the grass?
That teacher's really such a pain in my butt

Then you tell me that I shouldn't swear
don't even know why you really care
I hear you cursing to your friends on the phone
Can't you see me standing right over there?

Chorus
 
do as I say - not as I do
can I have a little piece of cake
do as I say not as I do
can't a kid just catch a break?

I know you only want the best for me
sometimes it all seems a mystery
I'm just like you - but  at my expense
(so tell me) how can that make an-y sense?

Chorus

Rubber Ball
CH
Baby My Love is like a Rubber ball
It Bounces back to you  - it bounces back to you

When I start to see things through your eyes
it all becomes brand new
I'll do my best to guide you through this life
(but you) teach Me lessons too

when I see you go the extra mile
my heart just beams with pride
Every time I know I've made you smile
I feel so warm inside

If sometimes you feel you've lost your way
I'll hold your (little) hand in mine
We'll shine a light to get us through this day
Together we'll be fine

 

Archaeology

Archaeology
It's human evolution
From the Caveman to you and me
analyzing their solutions
(yeah now)
Archaeology
the secrets they left for us
We can study activities
Of those who came before us
(yes it's)
Arc Arc Arc Arc Archaeology

Archaeology
cool bits of information
it's so fun for all to see
find ancient civilizations
(now and)
Archaeology
So wide ranging the procedures
it's a science and humanity
all the ideas they conceived of
(oh it's)
Arc Arc Arc Arc Archaeology

solo

(BR)
We'll survey around the grounds
seeking data that abounds
Then postulate on what we've found
will our reasoning be sound?

Archaeology
We'll excavate materials
Of cultural history
Unraveling the mystery!
OF

Arc Arc Arc Arc Archaeology
Arc Arc Arc Arc Archaeology

 

OUR LOVE FITS

our love fits …don't cha know
we fit together like cold and snow
love's the seed now watch it grow
our love fits

our love fits …like Ps and Qs
even like the don'ts and Dos
the sweet old sound of rhythm and blues
our love fits

like the bow to the arrow or the straight to the narrow
wind to the sparrow or the wheel to the barrow
bone to the marrow or the Mia to the Farrow
our love fits
like the bean to the stalk or the swagger to the walk
the board to the chalk or the accent to the talk
the spoon to the fork or the New to the York
our love fits

our love fits
yes it's true ..it's the great that's me and you
even all the silly little things you do
our love fits

like the stem to the flower or the watch to the hour
Repunsel to the tower or the rain to the shower
muscle to the power or the sweet to the sour
our love fits

So take my hand …don't be shy
the only limit is the sky
I'll lift you up so you can fly so high

our love fits
don't you see…there's nothing better than you and me
we go together so perfectly
that's how our love fits
our love fits

 

Champion of the Spelling Bee  

(Chorus)Mom, Dad, look at me

I’ve got something cool that you’ve just gotta see

Mom, Dad, look at meI’m the Champion of the Spelling Bee
Is it French, is it latin, does it come from the greek? Can you tell me of it’s derivation?

Is it Eew, is it Ooh, is it Aah that you speak? Do I have correct pronunciation?
I’ve been reading every night from the dictionary memorizing every word

My teacher says that I could be extraordinary If I just would put in the work
(Chorus)
Is it ‘C’, Is it ‘S’, could this one be a ‘Z’In my mind it’s gotten so confusing

seems like all the other kids are smarter than meI think a couple find this all amusing

I’ve been reading every night from an old thesaurus memorizing every word

who am I to think that I can really do this what could be more absurd?
Mom, Dad, look at me I’ve got something cool that you’ve just gotta see

Mom, Dad, look at me I’m the Champion of the Spelling Bee
repeat chorus...

 

The Ballad of Ben

When ben was just a little guys tiny sparkle in his eyes
he didn't like to play outdoors a silly waist of time
zombie cops on video was not the stuff that he loved so
notes and rhythms filled his mind he dug a clever rhyme

He was Ben,  the ballad of Ben
turning phrases so ironic writing songs so super sonic
He was Ben, the ballad of Ben
sang falsetto like sopranos always practiced his piano
He was Ben

He teamed up with four other guys they made it big to their surprise
though two were very camera shy they lived like Rockafellas
His solo act would tour the world played every venue large or small
'til finally he got the call for judging acapella

He was Ben,  the ballad of Ben
turning phrases so ironic writing songs so super sonic
He was Ben, the ballad of Ben
sang falsetto like sopranos always practiced his piano
He was Ben

Ben Ben Ben oh Ben
Ba ba ba Ben

He was Ben,  the ballad of Ben
Hanging out with all the fat cats Pomplamoose,Hornby, and Shatner
He was Ben,  the ballad of Ben
turning phrases so ironic writing songs so super sonic
He was Ben, the ballad of Ben
sang falsetto like sopranos always practiced his piano
He was Ben

 

Marsupial

I am I am I am I'm a Marsupial
come with me hop around the town I'm a Marsupial

Two hundred sixty species mainly from southern hemispheres
the thing we have in common is the pouch you see right here - see right here

I am I am I am I'm a Marsupial
come with me hop around the town I'm a Marsupial

My baby's called a Joey and it hides inside my pouch
i keep it warm beside me 'til it's fur has all grown out all grown out

I am I am I am I'm a Marsupial
come with me hop around the town I'm a Marsupial

I might be in Australia like koala or Kangaroo
but I could be in your back yard
opossums have pouches too - yes they do yes they do

I am I am I am I'm a Marsupial
come with me hop around the town I'm a Marsupial

 

Ambivalent

I'm so Ambivalent or maybe not

I guess that either way would be OK now I'm put on a spot

Sometimes my feelings mix I just can't pick

I'll stick with what I've got

I'm so ambivalent or maybe not

I'm so ambivalent or maybe not

 

ICE CREAM (healthy eating)

Today in class we studied healthy eating
the 4 food groups and how to plan our meals
the teacher spoke with ease, of Vitamins and Cal-or-ies
What she forgot …was... how food makes us feel

There are eggs and meat so very rich in protein    
and Fruits are sweet and give us Vitamin C            
Whole grains like bread and rice, and Veggies can be kinda nice
but taste is The important thing to me

"cause I Love
Ice Cream - give me another one
Ice Cream - can I have another one?
Ice cream - may I have another one please?

Yes I Love - Ice Cream etc…

they tell me soy is filled with isoflavones
and fish like Salmon have o-meg-a threes
So who am I to say, I'll eat all those things anyway
but there's one food group always sure to please

and that is
(CHORUS)

BR
the main ingredients are milk and cream
(Which) are dairy so they must be good you see
and Fruit is used to flavor it Straw-Berry
(so that's) 2 food groups and good enough for me

My teacher says that ice cream's not so healthy
but I respect-ful-ly must disagree
cause when I need a treat, that makes my heart just skip a beat
Well, there - is - on - ly one food that can be
and that is ICE CREAM
yes I Love  ICE CREAM
(CHORUS)   Spoken - "More ice cream please"

 

NO SCHOOL TODAY

(CH)
Hey Mom
I Think I should rest
I don't really feel ok
Hey Dad
Can I stay in Bed?
Maybe I'll skip school today

Can You look at my Throat  
it's feeling kinda sore
(the) ice cream seems to help
Yes please I'll have some more

My head is hurting too
and I'm feeling kinda hot
but when you rub my shoulders
it really hits the spot

CHORUS

Can I watch a little Tele
to help me pass the time
Some soda 'cause the bubbles
make my belly feel alright

(I should) probably tell my friends
they really needn't worry
Update my Facebook page
better do it in a hurry

(BR)
Oh No, I must have been mistaken!
You say today's a holiday?
I think I'm starting to feel better
now all my sickness slips away

SOLO

Hey Mom
I got all my rest
I think I'm feeling A-OK
Hey Dad
Now I'm out of my bed
i'm lucky there's no school today
so lucky there's no school today
so lucky there's no school today!

The Moon is Made of Cheese

On July 16th 1969 a rocket was sent into space
the astronauts and the cosmonauts were having a bit of a race
they said they were gonna land a man on the moon
and you can believe what you please

but I don't care what the scientists say
The Moon is made of cheese

Now the name of the ship was Apollo 11 yeah there must have been 10 before
one fella named Buzz and another named Neil were the one they chose for the chore
they said their plan was to go for a walk
and maybe fly a little flag in the breeze

but I don't care what the scientists say
The Moon is made of cheese
No I don't care what the scientists say
The Moon is made of cheese

And My mother always told me
you can't believe everything that you see
the Moon's no place for walking
it's got holes just like swiss cheese

Well I don't believe in no UFOs
or little green men from space
so when they talk about walks on the moon
it just puts a smile on my face
and when I'm watching those history shows
it all seems so funny to me

Cause I don't care what the scientists say
The Moon is made of cheese
No I don't care what the scientists say
The Moon is made of cheese

 

CAST MY VOTE

Get me to the poles so I can cast my vote,
cast my vote,  cast my vote.
get me to the poles so I can cast my vote,
cast my vote today

I've been thinking 'bout the things
that mean the most to me
the choices and decisions
throughout history
A single person may not think
that they can really have a say
But when the votes are counted
every one comes into play

(CHORUS)

Gonna exercise my right
as a citizen
(to choose) a candidate who''l fight
(for what I) believe in
In many places round the world
the general public has no say
that's why I am so proud
I get the chance to vote today

(CHORUS)
(1/2 CHORUS)

(BR)
Amendment 15 changed the law
and included all black men
but women called the Suffragettes
fought long and hard 'til when
Amendment 19 said that women
needed voices too
(Now) all citizens can register
it's great for me and you (great for me and you)

(CHORUS)

 

Together We Can Fly

Hush the noise from outside
Wipe the tears from your eyes
gaze up towards the rising sun
Be yourself, you've already won

Open up your heart
Show the beauty inside
The beauty lifts the ones you love
Like the moon will lift the tide

(So) Put your hand in mine
We'll reach up for the sky
A world of dreams awaits us there
(So) We'll set our sights on high

Together we can fly
Take a ride along the breeze
We'll whisper to the clouds
We'll dance among the trees

Together we can fly
Look down from up above
(to a) world that's filled with peace
And happiness and love

We'll start just you and me
A simple fam-il-y
I'll be yours and you'll be mine
our bond will stand the test of time

When you feel alone
Remember, dear, this song
Just close your eyes
There's no surprise
The heart will take you home.

(So) Put your hand in mine
We'll reach up for the sky
A world of dreams awaits us there
(So) We'll set our sights on high

Together we can fly
Take a ride along the breeze
We'll whisper to the clouds
We'll dance among the trees

Together we can fly
Look down from up above
(to a) world that's filled with peace
And happiness and love
…Together we can fly

 

The Kidney That Lived in Four People

There's a kidney in all of us
In fact there's not just one but two
and they're filtering all our blood
they're takin' out the stuff that you don't need and puttin it in your pee
And it's happening right now inside of you and inside of me
But sometimes things don't work
And people start to get sick
So it's a good thing we were born with a spare
that we can choose to re-gift

There once was a kidney that lived in four people
and I'm not even making this up
It's the craziest thing from the wonders of science
yeah, I can't get enough of this stuff

When she found out her brother was sick
Sydney absolutely knew what she had to do
Tim needed a Kidney bad. And Sydney she had two.
Well, the doctors said it might not work
But if they wanted it was worth a try
Well, Sydney had a kidney and her brother was sick, and he was a pretty cool guy.

So they cut open Sydney and took out her kidney
Man I'm not even makin this up
And they cut open Tim and they put it in him
Yeah I can't get enough of this stuff!

A couple weeks had passed
With Sydney's kidney inside of Tim
The doctors said the kidney wasn't actually helping him
But there was this other guy
Just down the hall and his name was Jim
And Jim he needed a kidney bad well maybe he could have Tim's
yeah, maybe Jim could have Tim's

So they cut open Tim and they took it from him
Yeah I'm not even making this up
And they took Sydney's kidney and put it in Jim
Yeah I can't get enough of this stuff

There once was a kidney that lived in four people
and I'm not even making this up
It's the craziest thing from the wonders of science
yeah, I can't get enough of this stuff

There's one other person that we can't forget
I'll bet you'll figure it out if you think about it
Before Sydney's Kidney was inside of Jim
and even before it was inside of Tim

that one other person where her kidney would thrive
was the one who for 9 months really kept her alive
before Sydney's kidney was inside of Jim
and even before it was inside of Tim
Before her brother and before the other
It was inside of Sydney - inside of her Mother!

There once was a kidney that lived in four people
Yeah I'm not even making this up
Tim Sydney and Jim are all doin' just fine
Yeah I can't get enough of this stuff

There once was a kidney that lived in four people
and I'm not even making this up
It's the craziest thing from the wonders of science
yeah, I can't get enough of this stuff
I can't get enough of this stuff
I can't get enough of this STUFF!


 

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