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Last Dance




(written in Creede, CO with high school students
who wanted a theme song that they could all cry to at their
graduation and prom. Kathy recorded this special version of it
as a graduation gift to them.)


It’s hard to believe that it’s the end
And we can’t see what’s around the bend
It’s time to let go
But let’s do it slow
Cuz we both know

It’s the last dance
So hold me one more time
One more time
While the world is out there waiting
I wanna feel like you’re still mine
Cause we don’t have forever
But we know we have tonight
It’s the last chance
So hold me one more time

This final hour is bittersweet
Full of memories we can’t repeat
Somehow we’ve outgrown
This time we have known
Headed out on our own

It’s the last dance
So hold me one more time (one more time)
While the world is out there waiting
I wanna feel like you’re still mine
Cause we don’t have forever
But we know we have tonight
It’s the last dance So hold me one more time
(one more time)
While the world is out there waiting
I wanna know that you’re still mine
Cause we don’t have forever
But we know we have tonight
It’s the last dance So hold me one more time (one more time)

From My Point of View




(written at Perry-Mansfield Discovery Camp, 2003 - 10-11 year olds)

I don’t know what’s happening here
It used to be far
Now war is so near
Do other kids feel the way I do?
American like me,
Iraqi like you...

From my point of view
It doesn’t make sense
We’re not that different
What are we against?
From my point of view
I have a father and a mother
a sister and a brother
how about you?
From my point of view


Smoke in the air
My home is the street
No water to drink
No shoes on my feet
Do all kids live in fear like I do?
Iraqi like me,
American like you...

From my point of view
It doesn’t make sense
We’re not that different
What are we against?
From my point of view
I have a father and a mother
a sister and a brother
how about you?
From my point of view


I don’t think it’s your fault
I know it’s not mine
I just wish that we could live in a simpler time


From my point of view
It doesn’t make sense
We’re not that different
What are we against?
From my point of view
I have a father and a mother
a sister and a brother
how about you?
From my point of view

Follow, Me Cleo




(written in Creede, CO 2004 with a 6-year-old girl)

She came from nowhere, what a big surprise
My new best friend, in a fur coat disguise
Lost and lonely outside the big Wal-Mart
Sad little shepard limped right into my heart

Follow me, Cleo
Adventure will come
We’ll frolic and tumble and have lots of fun
Follow me, Cleo
Adventure will come
Cleo, follow me

Now me and Cleo have lots of friends
Cats, cows and people
It just never ends
We both love tigers, but it’s kinda tough
To go out hunting with one that’s just stuffed

Follow me, Cleo
Adventure will come
We’ll frolic and tumble and have lots of fun
Follow me, Cleo
Adventure will come
Cleo, follow me

But she’s not always brave and strong
And when the thunder comes along
She gets really small and scared
She’ll never ever be prepared
Come on out from under there, and


Follow me, Cleo
Adventure will come
We’ll frolic and tumble and have lots of fun
Follow me, Cleo
Adventure will come
Cleo, follow me

Big Round Sugar Moon




(written at Perry-Mansfield Discovery Camp, 2003 - 8-9 year olds)


In the sky at night
There’s a beautiful sight
It’s sweet cool and bright
Big round sugar moon
Dancing stars around
Just last night I found
Casting shadows on the ground
A big round sugar moon


In the midnight water it shines so light
Spreading glitter in the mountain night
Shimmering in the darkening blue
It makes your sweetest dreams come true

In the sky at night
There’s a beautiful sight
It’s sweet cool and bright
Big round sugar moon
Dancing stars around
Just last night I found
Casting shadows on the ground
A big round sugar moon


And wherever you are
And whatever you do
I hope it shines down on you too


In the sky at night
There’s a beautiful sight
It’s sweet cool and bright
Big round sugar moon
It’s sweet cool and bright
Big round sugar moon
Big round sugar moon

There's No One Like Me




(written at Perry-Mansfield Discovery Camp, 2006 - 7-8 year olds)

We’re all human
Much the same
We’re just players in the living game
We’re all different
In important ways
How we work and love and play

There’s no one like me
Make no mistake
I’m unique and beautiful
Like a fragile snowflake
I have my own vision and heart
There’s no one like me
I’m a fine work of art

I have blonde hair
You have brown
You are skinny
And I am round
I have green eyes
And you have blue
I am different from you

There’s no one like me
Make no mistake
I’m unique and beautiful
Like a fragile snowflake
I have my own vision and heart
There’s no one like me
I’m a fine work of art

I don’t want to be like anyone else
No point running away from myself
I don’t have to try to be different, I already am
We’re all special
That’s part of the plan

There’s no one like me
Make no mistake
I’m unique and beautiful
Like a fragile snowflake
I have my own vision and heart
There’s no one like me
I’m a fine work of art

Cat-errific




(written in Creede, CO 2003 - mixed adults and kids ages 6 and up)

I'm Cat-errific. I'm the wildest cat around
I can clear the fridge in one single bound
I'm Cat-errific. I can sneak without a sound
And chase away the neighbor's bully hound


I always land on my feet
My purr is ever so sweet
I'm the mighty hunter of the mouse
Don't believe me? Check the house!

I'm Cat-errific. I'm the wildest cat around
I can clear the fridge in one single bound
I'm Cat-errific. I can sneak without a sound
And chase away the neighbor's bully hound


See my pretzel-like bends
I'm my owner's best friend
When you hold me from the start
I'll leave paw prints on your heart

I'm Cat-errific. I'm the wildest cat around
I can clear the fridge in one single bound
I'm Cat-errific. I can sneak without a sound
And chase away the neighbor's bully hound


I'm agile and stuntly
I'm sleek and strutly
No one messes with me
Cept for that thing with the fireman and that tree


I'm Cat-errific. I'm the wildest cat around
I can clear the fridge in one single bound
I'm Cat-errific. I can sneak without a sound
And chase away the neighbor's bully hound

I'd Forget My Own Name




(written at W.H. Taylor Elementary, Norfolk, VA - 4th grade)

How can I remember to brush my teeth?
When there is so much to watch on TV
I can get distracted from doing my chores
When I’m so busy playing outdoors

I just want to thank you mom
For always yelling at me
If you didn’t I just might
Forget to even breathe
How do I get through the day
I’m such a lame brain
If you weren’t screaming it
I’d forget my own name

Sometimes when I raise my hand the thought just goes away
I don’t bring my homework back to school everyday
Just today I left the house without my silly keys
I can’t get inside, someone help me please

I just want to thank you mom
For always yelling at me
If you didn’t I just might
Forget to even breathe
How do I get through the day
I’m such a lame brain
If you weren’t screaming it
I’d forget my own name
If you weren’t screaming it
I’d forget my own name

Some people say yelling is bad
But when it comes from you and dad
It’s out of love and care for me
You watch for things that I can’t see

I just want to thank you mom
For always yelling at me
If you didn’t I just might
Forget to even breathe
How do I get through the day
I’m such a lame brain
If you weren’t screaming it
I’d forget my own name
If you weren’t screaming it
I’d forget my own name

Fun in the Bathtub




(written in Creede, CO with a 5-year-old girl)

Fun in the bathtub
Rub-a-dub-dub-dub
Washing everything up
Rub-a-dub-dub


I love my jacuzzi
It makes me really snoozy
But when I get too sleepy
The water gets too deepy

Fun in the bathtub
Rub-a-dub-dub-dub
Washing everything up
Rub-a-dub-dub


The faucet’s kinda drippy
The soap is very slippy
Water Baby’s wacky
Rubber Ducky’s quacky

Fun in the bathtub
Rub-a-dub-dub-dub
Washing everything up
Rub-a-dub-dub

The tub is very bubbly
Hope I don’t get in troubly
If I get too splashy
They’ll throw me in the trashy

and that’ll be the end of....

Fun in the bathtub
Rub-a-dub-dub-dub
Washing everything up
Rub-a-dub-dub-dub
Washing everything up
Rub-a-dub-dub

It Takes Two to Tango




(written at Perry-Mansfield Junior camp, 2006 - 11-12 year olds)

Yes, of course, I’d love to dance
I’ve been waiting for the chance
For you to spin me on the floor
And cause my heart and feet to soar
I float just like a butterfly
When you lift me to the sky
In you I’ve found an open heart
So let romance and rhythm start

It takes two to tango
And the birds to sing our song
It takes two to tango
And our hearts to beat along
It takes two to tango
So sway me like the wind does
It takes two to tango
And you to lead me into love

Your power takes me by surprise
Then I look into your eyes
I see your kindness and your grace
The simple sweetness of your face
There’s nothing that I have to hide
As long as you are by my side
My feet fall in the steps you take
And trace the magic that you make

It takes two to tango
And the birds to sing our song
It takes two to tango
And our hearts to beat along
It takes two to tango
So sway me like the wind does
It takes two to tango
And you to lead me into love

Suddenly the music stops
The veil of fantasy is dropped
The teacher says the class is through
But I just won’t believe it’s true
Cause I still want to dance with you, all night
Lead me into love

(Partial CH)
It takes two to tango
So sway me like the wind does
It takes two to tango
And you to lead me into love

The Earth Doesn't
Belong to Me




(written at Orr Elementary, Washington, DC - 3rd grade)

The earth doesn’t belong to me
And it doesn’t belong to you
The air that’s all around the sky that’s blue
It’s meant to be shared, and that is true
The earth doesn’t belong to me
And it doesn’t belong to you

There are certain things that money can buy
cars and shoes, not friends
There are certain truths that you just can’t hide
worth fighting til the end

The earth doesn’t belong to me
And it doesn’t belong to you
The air that’s all around the sky that’s blue
It’s meant to be shared, and that is true
The earth doesn’t belong to me
And it doesn’t belong to you

Can’t buy it
Don’t own it
Can’t use it
to mistreat it

Respect it
Don’t neglect it
Gotta to love it
Please believe…

The earth doesn’t belong to me
And it doesn’t belong to you
The air that’s all around the sky that’s blue
It’s meant to be shared, and that is true
The earth doesn’t belong to me
And it doesn’t belong to you
The earth doesn’t belong to me
And it doesn’t belong to you

Comfy Hammock Afternoon




(written in Creede, CO with a 9-year-old boy)

It hangs from the monkey bars
It's made of soft rope
It swings out over the southward slope
It's cozy and warm here
It's my favorite spot
A good place for thinking
I come here a lot

It's a comfy hammock afternoon
Watching the birds and the ladybugs zoom
It's making me sleepy, gonna drift off soon
It's a comfy hammock afternoon

It's a sunny, warm day
The wind in the leaves
Slither of snakes, buzz of the bees
The smell of the rain
Still in the air
Making flowers in the desert
So wild and so rare

It's a comfy hammock afternoon
Watching the birds and the ladybugs zoom
It's making me sleepy, gonna drift off soon
It's a comfy hammock afternoon...


Isn't it a perfect kind of day
Thinkin, schemin, dreamin it away

It's a comfy hammock afternoon
Watching the birds and the ladybugs zoom
It's making me sleepy, gonna drift off soon
It's a comfy hammock afternoon...

Slow Down Chipmunk




(written at Fannin Elementary, Dallas, TX - -1st grade ESL students)

There you go again
Running around my yard
Eating all my acorns
And hiding when it’s dark
You run off to your little tree
To hide from the bear
I wish that I could follow you
See what you do in there

Slow down slow down chipmunk
I wanna be your friend
Come along with me don’t you
Have some time to spend
Just a couple minutes
It won’t be more than ten
Slow down slow down chipmunk
I wanna be your friend

I wonder where you got those stripes
Running down your back
Maybe they’re the scratch marks from
last week’s bear attack
Maybe they’re your racing stripes
Your feet are so fast
I can never catch you
When I’m following your tracks

Slow down slow down chipmunk
I wanna be your friend
Come along with me don’t you
Have some time to spend
Just a couple minutes
It won’t be more than ten
Slow down slow down chipmunk
I wanna be your friend
Slow down slow down chipmunk
I wanna be your friend

I hate to leave you out in the park
It seems so lonely there in the dark
Come on just dive me a chance


Slow down slow down chipmunk
I wanna be your friend
Come along with me don’t you
Have some time to spend
Just a couple minutes
It won’t be more than ten
Slow down slow down chipmunk
I wanna be your friend
Slow down slow down chipmunk
I wanna be your friend