Love Is Better Than A Song

by A Touch Of Grey

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Ms. Grey's first grade class at Hidden Valley Elementary School in San Anselmo California for the year 2012. The kids and I worked out some of these songs throughout the school year and recorded them live in room 11 in the last couple weeks of the school year. The focus and quiet required to get somewhat clean recordings in the middle of a school day in the heat was a tall order, but if you're listening then you know they pulled it off in a big way! I hope this album is something they all will proud of. I know I am :)

I've included lyrics to all the songs here, and youtube links for other live versions of these songs. I would also recommend downloading the original studio versions of any of these songs and putting them onto another cd. One of the things we talked about a lot this year was that music can be made any way you want. Some of these versions are practically the same, and some are very different,

In addition, the kids put on a concert at open house on 5/31/12 and i have uploaded a 20 minute video of the performance.
Listen hear-
www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXAvBHqjGys

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Music From The Belly

One last note...the album is available for free download, but the free downloads i get are limited so i ask that if you want to make mp3's for your devices please make them from your cd rather than downloading here. I would prefer that the downloads be used for grandparents or relatives or friends that you would like to share it with. Stream away as much as you like and share wherever you wish!
Love is better than a song! But a good song is pretty great too!
Let there be song, too fill the air...
~Josh~

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released June 7, 2012

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Track Name: Don't Be Shy
Don't be shy just let your feelings roll on by
And don't wear fear or nobody will know you're there
Just lift your head, and let your feelings out instead
And don't be shy, just let your feeling roll on by

chorus-
On by on by
on by on by on by
on by on by
on by on by on by

You know love is better than a song
Love is where all of us belong
So don't be shy just let your feelings roll on by
Don't wear fear or nobody will know you're there

chorus
You're there, You're there
You're there, You're there, You're there
You're there, You're there
You're there, You're there

You know love is better than a song
love is better than a song
love is better than a song
love is better than a song
fade...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRDlJpfl0oM
Track Name: Ripple
If my words did glow with the gold of sunshine
And my tunes were played on the harp unstrung
Would you hear my voice come thru the music
Would you hold it near as it were your own

It's a hand-me-down, the thoughts are broken
Perhaps they're better left unsung
I don't know, don't really care
Let there be songs to fill the air

chrous-
Ripple in still water
When there is no pebble tossed,
Nor wind to blow...

Reach out your hand if your cup be empty
If your cup is full may it be again
Let it be known there is a fountain
That was not made by the hands of men

There is a road, no simple highway
Between the dawn and the dark of night
And if you go no one may follow
That path is for your steps alone

chorus-
Ripple in still water
When there is no pebble tossed
Nor wind to blow....

You who choose too lead must follow
But if you fall you fall alone
If you should stand then who's to guide you
If I knew the way I would take you home

da da da da, da da da da da da.....repeat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6m7aqU5DfvU&feature=related
Track Name: Dock of the Bay --> Blackbird
Sittin' in the mornin' sun
I'll be sittin' when the evenin' come
Watching the ships roll in
And then I watch 'em roll away again, yeah

chorus-
I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay
Watching the tide roll away
Ooo, I'm just sittin' on the dock of the bay
Wastin' time

I left my home in Georgia
Headed for the 'Frisco bay
I had nothing to live for
Feels like nothin's gonna come my way

chorus-
So I just sit on the dock of the bay
Watching the tide roll away
Ooo, I'm just sittin' on the dock of the bay
Wastin' time

bridge-
Look like nothing's gonna change
Everything still remains the same
I can't do what ten people tell me to do
So I guess I'll remain the same, yes

Sittin' here resting my bones
And this loneliness won't leave me alone
It's two thousand miles I roamed
Just to make this dock my home

chorus-
Now, I'm just sit at the dock of the bay
Watching the tide roll away
Ooo,I'm just sittin' on the dock of the bay
Wastin' time

Whistle! if you can't whistle, just try to whistle!

repeat chorus-


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nA18g_PwG0
could not find a live otis version, so here is the studio recording.


Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise

Blackbird fly Blackbird fly
Into the light of the dark black night


Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these sunken eyes and learn to see
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to be free.

Blackbird fly Blackbird fly
Into the light of the dark black night

Into the light of the dark black night

Slow tempo-

Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise
You were only waiting for this moment to arise
You were only waiting for this moment to arise.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDxfjUEBT9I&feature=related
Track Name: Ride My Bike
If it makes you happy you can ride my bike
Yeah, if you're happy you can ride my bike
Well it's rusted through and through
But you can ride it all you like
If it makes you happy you can ride my bike

If it makes you happy you can drive my car
Yeah, if you're happy you can drive my car
Well it don't look too good
And it prolly won't get you far
But if it makes you happy you can drive my car

Chorus
There isn't anything I wouldn't do
A little water and sunshine make the flowers bloom
If it makes you happy you can ride my bike

If it makes you happy you can walk my dog
Yeah, if you're happy you can walk my dog
Well she'll run till she cant move
Then she'll just lay there like a log
If it makes you happy you can walk my dog
Yeah, if you're happy you can walk my dog

If it makes you happy you can plant my garden
Yeah, if you're happy you can plant my garden
Well it's overgrown with weeds
And there's big rocks all over the yard
But if it makes you happy you can plant my garden

Chorus
There isn't anything I wouldn't do
A little water and sunshine make the flowers bloom
If it makes you happy you can ride my bike

repeat first verse
Track Name: Sweet Tooth
Sweet tooth, crying shame
Sweet tooth, crying shame
Sweet tooth, crying shame
Gotta feed the sweet tooth ten times a day
Just to hear the wind blowing on a windy day

Cairo is a mean old town
Cairo is a mean old town
Cairo is a mean old town
That's what my Uncle John told me
When the sweet tooth got him down

And it's a slow ride on the Santa Fe
And it's a slow ride on the Santa Fe
And it's a slow ride on the Santa Fe
Crawling like a bear underneath the chair
Looking for the sweet tooth

And there's a poor little bean in the diner car
There's a poor little bean in the diner car
There's a poor little bean in the diner car
Said it's so hard to wait sittin' on a plate
I wish I was a candy bar

Said little brother to sister Sue
Said little brother to sister Sue
Said little brother to sister Sue
Ah I got a sweet tooth for the tooth fairy
And I'm workin' on a cavity

I want to be your honey but I got a sweet tooth
I want to be your honey but I got a sweet tooth
I want to be your honey but I got a sweet tooth
I want to be your honey but I got a sweet tooth
I want to be your honey but I got a sweet tooth
I want to be your honey but I got a sweet tooth
I asked you once, I won't ask you twice
Come and be my sugar daddy, I'll treat you nice

Said the little bear to the honey bee
Said the little bear to the honey bee
Said the little bear to the honey bee
I'd do anything in this doggone mighty world
If you'd give in to your sweet tooth

Said the soothsayer to the candy cane
Said the soothsayer to the candy cane
Said the soothsayer to the candy cane
Ah honey let me try you one more time
I'll tell you if you taste the same

I'm goin' to the doctor, gonna pull my sweet tooth
I'm goin' to the doctor, gonna pull my sweet tooth
I'm goin' to the doctor, gonna pull my sweet tooth
I'm goin' to the doctor, gonna pull my sweet tooth
I'm goin' to the doctor, gonna pull my sweet tooth
I'm goin' to the doctor, gonna pull my sweet tooth
The sign said closed Sunday
And there ain't nothin' left to do but pray

Ah come on give me some of that novacane
Come on give me some of that novacane
Come on give me some of that novacane
Come on give me some of that novacane
Come on give me some of that novacane
Come on give me some of that novacane
Keep the sugar coming through a candy straw
I don't want to feel the pain

Tooth on a string, string on a knob
Tooth on a string, string on a knob
Tooth on a string, string on a knob
That well water better make me well
Cause the sweet tooth is hurtin' like a ringing bell

And there's an angel in the attic, sugar on top
There's an angel in the attic, sugar on top
Oh pretty please with sugar on top
That when I die, sweet tooth in hand
I'm begging Peter send me to the candy land

I'll meet the King of Candy at a quarter to two
I'll meet the King of Candy at a quarter to two
I'll meet the King of Candy at a quarter to two
I'll meet the King of Candy at a quarter to two
I'll meet the King of Candy at a quarter to two
I'll meet the King of Candy at a quarter to two
He'll feed my sweet tooth, bye and bye
And he says he got somethin' gonna satisfy

Sheep's in the meadow, wolf's in the house
Sheep's in the meadow, wolf's in the house
Sheep's in the meadow, wolf's in the house
Candy's in the hand of the candy man
And the sweet tooth is in my mouth
Track Name: The Continuing Story Of Bungaow Bill
Hey Bungalow Bill, What did you kill?
Bungalow Bill
Hey Bungalow Bill, What did you kill?
Bungalow Bill

He went out tiger hunting with his elephant and gun
In case of accidents he always took his mum
Real American bullet-headed Saxon mother's son
All the children sing...

chorus-
Hey Bungalow Bill, What did you kill?
Bungalow Bill
Hey Bungalow Bill, What did you kill?
Bungalow Bill

Deep in the jungle where the mighty tiger lies
Bill and his elephants were taken by surprise
So Captain Marvel zapped in right between the eyes
ZAP! All the children sing...

chorus-
Hey Bungalow Bill, What did you kill?
Bungalow Bill
Hey Bungalow Bill, What did you kill?
Bungalow Bill

The children asked him if to kill was not a sin
"Not when he looked so fierce", his mummy butted in
If looks could kill it would have been us instead of him
All the children sing...

chorus-
Hey Bungalow Bill, What did you kill?
Bungalow Bill
Hey Bungalow Bill, What did you kill?
Bungalow Bill

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqh1nkv2lO4&feature=related
No Live Beatles version, so here is the studio recording!
Track Name: Touch Of Grey
Must be getting early, clocks are running late
Paint by number morning sky looks so phony
Dawn is breaking everywhere
light a candle, curse the glare
Draw the curtains I don't care, cuz it's alright
I will get by, I will get by, I will get by, I will survive.

I see you've got your list out, say your piece and get out
Yes I get the jist of it, but it's alright
sorry that you feel that way, the only thing there is to say
Every silver linings got a touch of grey
I will get by, I will get by, I will get by, I will survive.

bridge
It's a lesson to me
the Eagles and the Beggars and the Seeds
The abc's we all must face
and try to keep a little grace

bridge
the deltas and the east in the freeze
the abcs we all think of
and try to win a little love

I know the rent is in arrears, the dog has not been fed in years
It's even worse than it appears, but it's alright
Cow is giving kerosene, kid can't read at seventeen
The words he knows are all obscene, but it's alright
I will get by, I will get by, I will get by, I will survive.

the shoe is on the hand it fits,there's really nothing much too it
whistle through your teeth and spit cuz it's alright
Oh well a touch of grey kinda suits you anyway
That is all I had to say and it's alright
I will get by, I will get by, I will get by, I will survive.

We will get by, we will get by, we will survive...
We will get by, we will get by, we will survive...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l38YXrGJxx0

In Golden Gate Park. I was there! I'll bet some of your parents were too!