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Songs With No Character

Title : Songs With No Character
Release Date : November 4, 2008
Format : CD

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Songs With No Character – ScribbleMonster’s first “family album” features songs for mom, dad, and the kids and has more musical variety than a classic K-Tel record. Despite the title, this disc contains 14 tracks that ooze with character and positive fun.  Does it rock? Yeah. Does it pop? Yep. Kid friendly? Yes. Will Mom and Dad’s friends question what they’re listening to? Only to ask, “Where can I get a copy?” Named a Top 5 Album of the Year by National Public Radio.

Primary age level, 2-127

Lyrics

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GOOD MORNING LITTLE CHILDREN, WAKE UP!

© 2008 Rrraargh! Music (BMI)
Words and music by James Dague
Sung by ScribbleJayne

Good morning little children, wake up, wake up!
Good morning little children, wake up, wake up!
The sun is here, the day is here
It’s time to start to move
Good morning little children, please wake up

Good morning little children, wake up, wake up!
Good morning little children, wake up, wake up!
The sun is here, the day is here
It’s time to start to move
Good morning little children, please wake up

If you don’t, you’ll sleep all day
And you’ll be missed at school
Your neighbors, friends and family
Will wonder where you are
Sleeping all day long will be
Quite awkward to explain
And you’ll have missed one whole day of your life

Good morning little children, wake up, wake up!
Good morning little children, wake up, wake up!
The sun is here, the day is here,
It’s time to start to move
Good morning little children, please wake up

ALL READY TO GO!

© 2008 Rrraargh! Music (BMI)
Words and music by James Dague
Sung by ScribbleJim

Pick out something to wear that’s smashing
Make your bed and fix your hair up
Be sure that you find the time to eat
Make a sandwich for lunch, clean the counter
Throw in some great snack for later
Tell your mom you love her, kiss her cheek

You’re all ready to go, you’re all ready to go,
You’re all ready to go!
You’re all ready to go, you’re all ready to go!

A fine how do you do, bus driver
Take me to the place I’m going
Pardon me, sir, may I have this seat?
It’s the funniest thing, I woke up
Knowing this would be a great day
After all, it’s really up to me

I’m all ready to go, I’m all ready to go,
I’m all ready to go!
I’m all ready to go, I’m all ready to go!

I’m all ready to go, I’m all ready to go,
I’m all ready to go!
I’m all ready to go, I’m all ready to go!

I know, there’s a world of things
That I want to do and see
I know, I’m at the starting line
And I’m all set, ready, to go!

You’re all ready to go, you’re all ready to go
You’re all ready to go!
You’re all ready to go, you’re all ready to go!

You’re all ready to go, you’re all ready to go
You’re all ready to go!
You’re all ready to go, you’re all ready to go!

DOING THE RIGHT THING ISN'T ALWAYS EASY, DOING THE EASY THING ISN'T ALWAYS RIGHT

© 2008 Rrraargh! Music (BMI)
Words and music by James Dague
Sung by ScribbleJoyce, ScribbleJim and ScribbleJayne

Good luck came bouncing out of a truck
And landed flat right at my feet
It was a brown canvas bag with a whole lot of money
And no one else around to see
I thought of all of the things
That I could buy with that green
This had to be my luckiest day
I wanted to keep the cash, but yeah, I gave it back
‘Cause I knew that it wasn’t mine

Doing the right thing isn’t always easy
Doing the easy thing isn’t always right
Doing the right thing isn’t always easy
Doing the easy thing isn’t always right

A while back, I was sneaking a snack
But I didn’t really get too far
‘Cause when I climbed on a chair to get on up there
I dropped the lid from the cookie jar
Thought maybe no one would know
‘Cause there was no one else home
I’d hide the pieces and the jar out of sight
But I ‘fessed up when mom and dad got home
‘Cause I knew it wasn’t right

Doing the right thing isn’t always easy
Doing the easy thing isn’t always right
Doing the right thing isn’t always easy
Doing the easy thing isn’t always right

One day when we were out at play
The new kid in class was being teased
I’m at school and I want to be cool
And I sure don’t want them picking on me
No doubt that the easy route would be
To join the crowd and start calling names
I said to the new kid, “Hey, let’s go have some fun.”
And we did.

Doing the right thing isn’t always easy
Doing the easy thing isn’t always right
Doing the right thing isn’t always easy
Doing the easy thing isn’t always right

I'M A UTILITY POLE (THE WORLD'S WORST DANCE SONG)

© 2008 Rrraargh! Music (BMI)
Words and music by James Dague
Sung by ScribbleJim

There are more than 18 million
Utility poles in The States
They mark the poles with a number
So you can always tell their age
A pole marked with a 10 52
Was make some day, October 1952
Usually when a pole hits fifty
It needs to be replaced

I’m a utility pole
Put your hands at your sides!
I’m a utility pole
Stand straight and tall!
I’m a utility pole
Don’t move! Don’t move!
You’re a utility pole, too!

Utility poles stand straight and tall
Like trees
Most likely that’s due to the fact
That’s what they all used to be
They’re usually made from a chestnut
Pine or a cedar tree
And most are more than 40 feet tall
Thought they all kind of look alike
You’ll find no two are the same

I’m a utility pole
Put your hands at your sides!
I’m a utility pole
Stand straight and tall!
I’m a utility pole
Don’t move! Don’t move!
You’re a utility pole, too!

Often referred to as “the telephone pole,”
The utility pole initially provided
Safe passage For telegraph wires
Today, they help bring electricity,
Telephone service, television and the internet
Into our homes and businesses
With their copper wire, coaxial cable,
Fiber optics and analog and digital repeaters
Who knows what they’ll bring us tomorrow!?

I’m a utility pole
Put your hands at your sides!
I’m a utility pole
Stand straight and tall!
I’m a utility pole
Don’t move! Don’t move!
You’re a utility pole, too!

SCRATCHY RECORDS

© 2008 Rrraargh! Music (BMI)
Words and music by James Dague
Sung by ScribbleJoyce

What a find, searching in the basement
There’s a giant pile of flat, forgotten things
Scratchy records, is what my mother calls them
And they’re beautiful. There’s everything

I love to play those scratchy records
With my mom in the basement
We dance around and sing
Spinning ’round and ’round in circles
Like the records on the turntable
Just mom and me

There’s a story to go with every record
About my mom, and where she was
The things she liked, what all her friends were doing
Her favorite song, and what it means

I love to play those scratchy records
With my mom in the basement
We dance around and sing
Spinning ’round and ’round in circles
Like the records on the turntable
Just mom and me

Just one more song, I don’t want to leave
The sights and sounds, all surrounding me

I love to play those scratchy records
With my mom in the basement
We dance around and sing
Spinning ’round and ’round in circles
Like the records on the turntable
Just mom and me

WITH A SMILE

© 2008 Rrraargh! Music (BMI)
Words and music by James Dague
Sung by ScribbleJim and ScribbleJoyce

Put a smile on your face and then notice the change
in people and places around you
It’s pretty neat
Just hold open the door when you’re out at the store
Be friendly, say “please” and say “thank you”
It’s pretty neat

A little kindness and a happy face
Sure fuel the forces of positive change
And you can tell yourself, “I did that”
When everybody does something nice
The world becomes a paradise
And you can tell yourself
“I did that with a smile”

He had a smile on his face and I noticed the change
in people and places around me
It was pretty neat
He held open the door when we were out at the store
He was friendly, said “please” and said “thank you”
It was pretty neat

I thought, “I want to be like that”
(A little kindness and a happy face)
I know, I want to be like that
(Sure fuel the forces of positive change)
It’s so, easy to be like that
It all starts with a smile
(And you can tell yourself, “I did that”)
I thought, “I want to be like that”
(When everybody does something nice)
I know, I want to be like that
(The world becomes a paradise)
It’s so easy to be like that, it all starts with a smile
(And you can tell yourself, “I did that with a smile”)

He smiled, I changed
It all starts with a smile
She smiled, I changed
It all starts with a smile

IT COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE

© 2008 Rrraargh! Music (BMI) and Monty Harper Productions (BMI)
Words by Monty Harper and James Dague, Music by James Dague
Sung by ScribbleJayne

Things are looking up
I just cut my hand on a cup
I know it might sound crazy
But it’s really just a graze, see
And it’s already bandaged up

And it could have been worse
‘Cause that cup had a chip
And if I had a drink
I would have burnt my lip
And that would have caused me
To spill hot chocolate on my pet snail
Yeah, it could have been worse

Thing are going my way
I lost five dollars today
I know that might sound funny
But it’s really only money
And I didn’t need it anyway

And it could have been worse
With that five in my hand
I’d be spending it now
Probably on candy
That would have made
My parents pay the dentist a million bucks
Yeah, it could have been worse

When life gives you a lemon
It could have been a lime that was thrown your way
Suddenly, the lemon seems to taste okay

What a beautiful view
I’m looking at the gum on my shoe
I know it sounds contrary
But I love the smell of cherry
And it wears off in a day or two

And it could have been worse
‘Cause that gum really stuck
And if I hadn’t stopped
I’d have been a goner
I would have stepped out
In front of that truck that went whizzing by
Yeah, it could have been worse
Whew!

THE SONG OF LIFE

© 2007 Rrraargh! Music (BMI)
Words and music by James Dague
Sung by ScribbleJim

Every time that I play LIFE
I chose you to be my wife
We ride around in a plastic car
Tiny pegs are all we are

It doesn’t matter what job I find
You’re always there, you’re still my bride
Sometimes I teach, sometimes I write
A doctor, lawyer, it’s all alright

‘Cause I, love you
And I, love LIFE

We’ll buy a house and have some kids
No more that four or they won’t fit
Our girls are pink, the boys are blue
Our little girl looks just like you

We might be broke or might be rolling in dough
Where this road leads, I don’t know
It’s all a part of playing the game
I wouldn’t have it any other way

‘Cause I, love you
And I, love LIFE

How I, love you
And I, love LIFE

And on the day of reckoning,
I’ll spin the wheel, bet everything
It doesn’t matter if I win or lose
I always win when I’m with you

‘Cause I, love you
And I, love life

WHY MUST EVERYONE TALK AT ONCE?

© 2008 Rrraargh Music (BMI)
Words and music by James Dague
Sung by ScribbleJoyce with chattering from the family

Why must everyone talk at once?

Why must everyone talk at once?

Why must everyone talk at once?
I can’t understand what you say
Try taking turns and don’t interrupt
When someone else has something else to say

SPARE THE ROCK, SPOIL THE CHILD

© 2007 Rrraargh! Music (BMI)
Words and music by James Dague
Sung by ScribbleJim

CD, LP, MP3
My parenting tools of the trade
Strong discipline is love
So I have to get tough
Anytime you children misbehave
(Love, love, love)
When I crank up the volume
(Love, love, love)
It hurts me more than it hurts you

Spare the rock, spoil the child
Spare the rock, spoil the child
Spare the rock, spoil the child
Spare the rock

Clean up that bedroom
Don’t let me catch you picking a fight
I suggest you not be late
And you better clear that plate
Or you’re going to a concert tonight
(Love, love, love)
You know how much I love you
(Love, love, love)
Don’t make me buy you an electric guitar

Spare the rock, spoil the child
Spare the rock, spoil the child
Spare the rock, spoil the child
Spare the rock

Time out, you’re grounded!
Just wait until your mother gets home
Got me raising my voice
Now you leave me know choice
Better knock it off! Crank it up!
Hey! Hey! Whoo!

Spare the rock, spoil the child
Spare the rock, spoil the child
Spare the rock, spoil the child
Spare the rock

NO GOOD CAN EVER COME OF A SLEEPOVER

© 2008 Rrraargh! Music (BMI)
Words and music by James Dague
Sung by ScribbleJayne

Somebody thought they had a good idea
Somebody, somewhere, at sometime
Thought they had a great idea
“Let’s have the children come over at night to play!
And maybe give them some candy
And soda while we’re at it”
I’ve been a parent for a long time
And I feel the need to tell you

No good can ever come of a sleepover
You’ll only want to stay up and play
And end up sleeping through the very next day
No good can ever come of a sleepover
You’ll only want to stay up all night
And then be crabby for the rest of your life

“We’ll go to sleep at an early time, mom”
“We won’t be loud, no need to watch us,
You won’t even know we’re here”
“We won’t watch movies ’til five in the morning”
“We won’t get silly and make poor choices
After all, we’re kids”
You can keep your promises
Because they’re empty promises

No good can ever come of a sleepover
You’ll only want to stay up and play
And end up sleeping through the very next day
No good can ever come of a sleepover
You’ll only want to stay up all night
And then be crabby for the rest of your life

Sweet dreams now, children
Sleep in your own beds tonight
Tomorrow we can all have breakfast
We can spend all day together
Laughing and frolicking, having so much fun
‘Cause we’re so well rested
Isn’t it great, to have a mom, who knows that…

No good can ever come of a sleepover
You’ll only want to stay up and play
And end up sleeping through the very next day
No good can ever come of a sleepover
You’ll only want to stay up all night
And then be crabby for the rest of your life

THE SONG THAT SAVED THE WORLD

© 2008 Rrraargh! Music (BMI)
Words and music by James Dague
Sung by ScribbleJim with an assist from ScribbleJoyce

God said, “Man, I heard your tape and I dig the tune”
“Go son, this could be the one
Your song could save the world”

This is the song that saved the world

All man has a place to stay and a lot of food
Children sing a song of love
Although their mouths are full

This is the song that saved the world

Diapers now biodegrade in just one afternoon
World peace, it’s not just a dream
It’s reality

This is the song that saved the world

SLEEP

© 2008 Rrraargh! Music (BMI)
Words and music by James Dague
Sung by ScribbleJayne

An endless quest for one night’s sleep
Will have to wait for one more day
The faucet drips, the house it creaks
The clock just ticks the night away

I close my eyes and I pray and hope for sleep

The covers itch, I start to sweat
I kick them off, I need a drink
Get out of bed, take off my socks
Go back to bed, it starts to rain

I close my eyes and I pray and hope
For sleep

The neighbors shout, a baby shrieks
A car speeds by, I hear a train
The dogs, they bark, the cats, they sing
When silence comes, I go insane

I close my eyes and I pray and hope
For sleep

THE HALF-HEARTED BIRTHDAY SONG

© 2008 Rrraargh! Music (BMI)
Words and music by James Dague
Sung by Everyone

Hey, hey, hip-hooray
We heard that it’s your birthday
So clap your hands and give a cheer
To celebrate another year
Whoo-whoo, birthday
Whoo-whoo, birthday
Here’s some cake