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A few years ago, one of my little friends named Ariya said she would like a song about Rainbows. So, I started thinking on it. Not long after we went to visit a close family member who was going through the fight of her life.

 

We joined to just spend time together and that's where I wrote this song... on a porch in Minnesota looking to the sky for signs of hope. 

Happy to report our family member is fully recovered! And now, with the help of some amazing friends, I'm finally releasing this song that celebrates hope, possibility, inclusiveness, and all the colors of love.

Rainbow Love Song

Written by Kelli Caldwell

 

If all of the colors of the rainbow

Were my love for you

Together we’d be purple

And apart, I would be blue

We’d have happiness in yellow

And our kindness would be green

Oh darling, you are everything to me

Oh darling, you are everything

 

Gray raining down and the sun was shy

I didn’t know what to do

Then you showed up

And you changed my view

Suddenly life was colorful

 

Painting skies

You make my heart new--

Oooooh—

 

Black and white and cold, hard lines

Telling me who I should be

Then you showed up and reminded me

Color is what I need—and I am free!

 

Painting skies

You make my heart new—

Oooooh—

 

If all of the colors of the rainbow

Were my love for you

Together we’d be purple

And apart, I would be blue

We’d have happiness in yellow

And our kindness would be green

Oh darling, you are everything to me

Oh darling, you are everything

 

Orange is the fun we’re having

Red is the color of our cheeks as we’re dancing

And we’re laughing in hysterics

And indigo is the sky at night

As we fall asleep

Giving thanks for a life well-loved—

I’m so thankful for you

 

If all of the colors of the rainbow

Were my love for you

Together we’d be purple

And apart, I would be blue

We’d have happiness in yellow

And our kindness would be green

Oh darling, you are everything to me

Oh darling, you are everything

 

Oh darling, you are everything to me

My darling, you are everything

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"Let's Go, Pistachio!"

"Let's Go, Pistachio!" Lyrics

The Hat Song

Written by Kelli Caldwell

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I put this hat upon my head
And suddenly I’m feeling like a pirate
On the open sea
A pirate just climbed into me
I put this hat upon my head
And suddenly a pirate said, Arrrgh!
A pirate said, Arrrgh—!

Chorus x 2
And that’s what a hat
And that’s what a hat
And that’s what a hat can do for you
And that’s what a hat
And that’s what a hat
And that’s what a hat can do!

I put this hat upon my head
And suddenly I’m feeling like an astronaut
In outer space
An astronaut just took my place
I put this hat upon my head
And suddenly an astronaut said, 5-4-3-2-1
Blast off—!

Chorus x 2

And that’s what a hat
And that’s what a hat
And that’s what a hat can do for you
And that’s what a hat
And that’s what a hat
And that’s what a hat can do!

Mini-bridge:
And that’s what a hat can do!
And that’s what a hat can do!
And that’s what a hat
And that’s what a hat
And that’s what a hat can do!

I put this hat upon my head
And suddenly I’m feeling like a cowpoke
On a wild mustang
A cowpoke riding on the range
I put this hat upon my head
And suddenly an cowpoke said, Yippy kay ay
Giddy up, little doggie—!

Chorus x 2

Bridge:
Today I am a pirate
And tomorrow I’m an astronaut
And later I’m a pilot
Then I’m Irish or a graduate
I’m French or I’m a firefighter
Maharajah or a chef!
I can be anything!
A hat is all that I will need
I can be anything!
A hat is all that I will need

Chorus x 2

Short Verse:

I put this hat upon my head
And suddenly, I decree
That we shall all sing...
Happy Birthday to me——!

Chorus x 2


 

The Smilers

Written by Kelli Caldwell

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Ohh--the Smilers
Oh oh--the Smilers
No one beats a Smiler
On a summer day
They'll be shining
Brighter than the sun
Oh, the world could run
On their glow
You know, you know it's so

Smiling on a Monday
Though the rain is coming down
So much work to be done
Gotta make it fun
If you can
I bet you bet you can

Smiling on a Tuesday
Though you're feeling kinda blue
Someone's taking care of you
Don't forget to say “Thank You”
When you can
And you will feel better

Chorus:
Ohh--the Smilers
Oh oh--the Smilers
No one beats a Smiler
On a summer day
They'll be shining
Brighter than the sun
Oh, the world could run
On their glow
You know, you know it's so

Smiling on a Wednesday
As you're climbing up that hill
Heavy load on your shoulders
Stick a grin to feel bolder
And press on
You know you know you're strong

Smiling on a Thursday
As you're feeling sink or swim
Though your nerves may be thinning
A happy face helps you win it
Yes it can
I bet you bet you can

Chorus:
Ohh--the Smilers
Oh oh--the Smilers
No one beats a Smiler
On a summer day
They'll be shining
Brighter than the sun
Oh, the world could run
On their glow
You know, you know it's so

Made it through to Friday
And it's time to kick our heels up!
Let's kick our heels up!

Chorus:
Ohh--the Smilers
Oh oh--the Smilers
No one beats a Smiler
On a summer day
They'll be shining
Brighter than the sun
Oh, the world could run
On their glow
You know, you know it's so--

End:
Smiling on a Monday
Smiling on a Tuesday
Smiling on a Wednesday
Smilers make every day better
Cause they know they can
Smilers make every day better
Cause they know they can

I bet you bet you can — you know, you know it’s so
You know you know you can — I bet you bet you can
I bet you know you can — you know you know you can

She's So Bright

Written by Kelli Caldwell

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Honorable Mention 2021

She’s smiling because
Today she got a new wheelchair
And she’s falling in love
With a kid who’s in her class
The rainbow on her t-shirt
May be a little bit faded out
But that’s alright— it’s alright—
Cause she’s so bright

She’s so bright—
Yeah, the future’s in her eyes
She’s so bright—
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She’s so bright—

She’s breaking again
Through the sound of doubt in her favor
And she’s taking a stand
In the best way that she can
The angel on her shoulder now
May be a little bit tired out
But that’s alright— it’s alright—
Cause she’s so bright

She’s so bright—
Yeah, the future’s in her eyes
She’s so bright—
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She’s so bright—

Bridge:
Bright Miss
It’s her state of mind
Keeps it shining all the time
Don’t hold her back—no!
Get out of her way
Bright Miss saves the day!

She’s so bright—
Yeah, the future’s in her eyes
She’s so bright—
Tracing dark clouds with silvery lines
She’s so bright—

She’s so bright

Growing Like a Stringbean

Written by Kelli Caldwell

You are... growing like stringbean
Growing like a weed
Growing like a big ol’ tree
Blooming like a flower
More every hour
Probably grow bigger than me

Who woulda known
That watchin’ you grow
Would be the best time
I’ve ever had?
Hard to believe
You started from a seed
And some day you’ll be grown up
You’re gonna grown up

Someday, not too soon, I hope
Someday, not too soon, I hope
Someday, not too soon, I hope—

You are... growing like stringbean
Growing like a weed
Growing like a big ol’ tree
Blooming like a flower
More every hour
Probably grow bigger than me

Who woulda known
That helpin’ you grow
Would be the best job
I’ve ever had?
Hard to believe
You started from tiny
And some day you’ll be grown up
You’re gonna grown up

Probably been eating that broccoli
Probably been munching on carrots and peas
Probably been eating tomatoes and greens
Eating healthy, I see, must be

Probably been jumpin and running around
And around and around and around and around
Probably been dancin and stompin and shoutin—
I’m gonna grow up, you’ll see
I’m gonna grow up, you’ll see
I’m gonna grow up, you’ll see

Peanut, Pinenut

Written by Kelli Caldwell

Peanut, pinenut, peanut, pinenut
Is it a peanut? Is it a pinenut?

Pinenut, peanut, pinenut, peanut
Is it a pinenut? Is it a peanut?

Is it a peanut?
No!
Is it a pinenut?
No!

It’s a Brazil—nut!

Let's Go, Pistachio!

Written by Kelli Caldwell

I went to a party
On a Saturday night
With a big ol' pistachio by my side
He opened all the presents
And he ate up all the cake
Yeah, he went a little nuts
So I had to say

Let's go, Pistachio
Na na na na
Let's go, Pistachio
Let's go, Pistachio
Na na na na
Let's go, Pistachio

We loaded up some buddies
And we headed to the pool
With a promise that Pistachio
Was gonna be cool
But he got so excited doing cannonballs
That he emptied all the water
And I had to call

Let's go, Pistachio
Na na na na
Let's go, Pistachio
Let's go, Pistachio
Na na na na
Let's go, Pistachio

We got all gussied up
And headed to the dance
Pistachio was ready
Out looking for a romance
The music started playing, he was on the floor
Yeah, Pistachio had moves
I’d never seen before

Let's go, Pistachio
Na na na na
Let's go, Pistachio
Let's go, Pistachio
Na na na na
Let's go, Pistachio

Jumpin' Beans

Written by Kelli Caldwell

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Jumpin' beans
Jumpin' beans
We are jumpin' beans
Jumpin' beans
Jumpin' beans
Jumpin' beans

Jumpin' beans
Jumpin' beans
We are jumpin' beans
Jumpin' beans
Jumpin' beans
Jumpin' beans

You can bounce like a bunny
You can pounce like a cat
Leap like a lizard
And stick like that
You can boing boing boing
Like a kid who ate too much candy
But nobody jumps like a jumpin’ bean

Jumpin' beans
Jumpin' beans
We are jumpin' beans
Jumpin' beans
Jumpin' beans
Jumpin' beans

Jumpin' beans
Jumpin' beans
We are jumpin' beans
Jumpin' beans
Jumpin' beans
Jumpin' beans

You can bound like a hound
You can hop like a frog
Hurdle like a horsey
Headed over a big log
Spring, spring, spring like a…
Super springy thing…
But nobody jumps like a jumpin’ bean

Jumpin' beans
Jumpin' beans
We are jumpin' beans
Jumpin' beans
Jumpin' beans
Jumpin' beans

Jumpin' beans
Jumpin' beans
We are jumpin' beans
Jumpin' beans
Jumpin' beans
Jumpin' beans

Tinkle Tinkle Toot

Written by Kelli Caldwell

I’m a big duck now, cause I go on the potty
I’m a big duck now, tinkle tinkle tinkle toot
I’m a big duck now, cause I go on the potty
I’m a big duck now, tinkle tinkle tinkle toot

Tinkle tinkle toot tinkle toot tinkle toot
Tinkle tinkle toot tinkle toot toot toot
Tinkle tinkle toot tinkle toot tinkle toot
Tinkle tinkle toot tinkle toot—

I'm Proud of You

Written by Kelli Caldwell

I'm proud of you
I'm proud of you
I'm so proud of you
I'm proud of you
I'm proud of you
I'm so proud of you

I'm proud of what you've done today
And I'm proud of who you are
And I hope you see
That I believe
You can reach up to the stars -- if you want to

I'm proud of you
I'm proud of you
I'm so proud of you
I'm proud of you
I'm proud of you
I'm so proud of you

I'm proud of what you've done today
And I'm proud of who you are
And I hope you see
That I believe
You can reach up to the stars -- you can do anything

Tonight I'll Be Brushing One Less Tooth

Chorus written by Alice Block - age 8 at the time and  verses by Kelli Caldwell

My tooth came loose when I took a bite
Of a big green apple on a Friday night
I chomped on down and something wasn’t right---
Wiggle, wiggle

The next few days it was on my mind
Every minute of the hour all day and night
I wanna pull it out, but ooh ooh ahh ahh ehh…
Wiggle, wiggle

What you gonna do when your tooth gets loose?
You can wait for like forever til it falls in your food
Or you can tie a string around it and hold on tight and then…
Get it over with

Tonight, I’ll be brushing one less tooth
One less tooth
One less tooth
Tonight, I’ll be brushing one less tooth
Cause it came out today

Nothing quite the same as your first loose tooth
Feels super-duper strange while it’s super-duper cool
And one of the few things only kids get to do--- Go kids!

What you gonna do when your tooth gets loose?
You can wait for like forever til it falls in your food
Or you can tie a string around it and hold on tight and then…
Get it over with

Tonight, I’ll be brushing one less tooth
One less tooth
One less tooth
Tonight, I’ll be brushing one less tooth
Cause it came out today

The Waiting Song

Written by Kelli Caldwell

I'm waiting
I'm waiting
I'm waiting for my turn

I'm waiting
I'm waiting
I'm waiting like I've learned

I am waiting
I am waiting
I'm waiting patiently
Oh, no matter how I yearn
I'm waiting for my turn

Kickin' It with My Chicken

Written by Kelli Caldwell

I am kickin’ it, kickin’ it with my chicken

My chicken, my chicken is kickin’ with me

Some people may say a chicken can’t be

Your best friend, but those people will see

 

My chicken bawk bawks

My chicken rock rocks

My chicken is rockin’ and kickin’ along

My chicken bawk bawks

My chicken rock rocks

My chicken is rockin’ and kickin’ along

 

My chicken is listenin’ to my song

And bobbin’ its head

And kickin’ along

My chicken has heart

My chicken has soul—

If you don’t have a chicken

You may not know

 

My chicken bawk bawks

My chicken rock rocks

My chicken is rockin’ and kickin’ along

My chicken bawk bawks

My chicken rock rocks

My chicken is rockin’ and kickin’ along

 

Bawk, bawk, bawk, bawk

Bawk, bawk, bawk, bawk (variations)

Bawk, bawk, bawk, bawk

Bawk, bawk, bawk, bawk (variations)

 

My chicken bawk bawks

My chicken rock rocks

My chicken is rockin’ and kickin’ along

My chicken bawk bawks

My chicken rock rocks

My chicken is rockin’ and kickin’ along

Can't Find My Appendix

Written by Kelli Caldwell

I can't find my appendix

Oh when did I drop it?

I had it this morning

On my way to school

I've looked in my pockets

And all through my legos

I've looked in the back yard

And under my sister's teddy bear

 

Oh where

Oh where

Did it go?

I don't know

I can't find it, so...

Let's retrace our steps

I can't find my tonsils

Oh when did I drop them?

I had them this morning

On my way to school

I've looked in my pockets

And all through my legos

I've looked in the back yard

And under my sister's teddy bear

Oh where

Oh where

Did it go?

I don't know

I can't find it, so...

Let's retrace our steps

 

I can't find my front teeth

Oh when did I drop them?

I had them this morning

On my way to school

I've looked in my pockets

And all through my legos

I've looked in the back yard

And under my sister's teddy bear

 

Oh where

Oh where

Did it go?

I don't know

I can't find it, so...

Let's retrace our steps

 

Mom can’t find her car keys

Oh when did she drop them?

She had them this morning

On our way to school

She’s looked in her huge purse

And all through Dad’s legos

She’s looked in the back yard

And under my sister's teddy bear

 

Oh where

Oh where

Did it go?

I don't know

I can't find it, so...

Let's retrace our steps

 

I can't find my appendix

Oh when did I drop it?

I had it this morning

On my way to school

I've looked in my pockets

And all through my legos

I've looked in the back yard

And under my sister's teddy bear

 

Oh where

Oh where

Did it go?

I don't know

I can't find it, so...

Let's retrace our steps

I'll Be a Butterfly

Written by Kelli Caldwell

I'm a fuzzy caterpillar

Crawling on a log

Munchin' on a leaf or two

I don't get very far

But someday I--

I'm gonna fly--

So high

I'll be a butterfly

 

Chorus:

I'll be a butterfly

I'll have wings

So I can go anywhere

And do anything that I want

Na na na na

I'll be a butterfly--

Ahh ah ah ah ayy

 

I'm a fuzzy caterpillar

Hanging with my grubs

Our favorite thing to do

Is watch the air show above

Cause someday we--

We're gonna be up there--

Flying everywhere

 

Chorus:

I'll be a butterfly

I'll have wings

So I can go anywhere

And do anything that I want

Na na na na

I'll be a butterfly--

Ahh ah ah ah ayy

 

And now my friend, the Bee...

 

I'll be a busy bee

Wait and see

Flying round the globe

I'll be polinating

Za za za za za

I'll be a busy bee

Za za za za za

 

And now the Ladybug...

 

I'll be a ladybug

I seem so sweet

But I’m actually pretty tough

I keep the garden clean – munch, munch

La la la la la

I'll be a ladybug

La la la la la

 

And now the Dragonfly...

 

I'll be a dragonfly

Dip dive down

Doobie doobie doobie dow

Dippity dooo da da da

Da da da da da

I'll be a dragonfly

Da da da da da

 

I’m a fuzzy caterpillar

Making my cocoon

Zippin’ up and checkin’ out

I’ll see you pretty soon

But you won’t recognize me – no

I’ll be a butterfly!

 

Chorus:

I'll be a butterfly

I'll have wings

So I can go anywhere

And do anything that I want

Na na na na

I'll be a butterfly--

Ahh ah ah ah ayy

We're Almost There

Written by Kelli Caldwell

We're almost there

We're almost there

Don't you worry

Cause we're almost there/home

We're almost there/home

We're almost there/home

Don't you worry

Cause we're almost there/home

 

We are tired

We are hungry

We've been driving for forever

When our bladders might explode

We start to sing this song...

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"Ooh La La Too Doo Na Na Oop Bop Oop Bop Ribbit" Lyrics

Turtlurtlurtle

Written by Kelli Caldwell

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Turtlurtlurtle is a turtle
Not a bird
Or an orangutan, an elephant
Or even a giraffe
She can hold her breath 
Under water, like an otter
But she isn’t an otter either

And her best friend, Lou
Is a turtle too---
How do you do, Lou?

Turtlurtlurtle has a sister
Myrtlyrtle
She’s a turtle
Not a parrotfish, flamingo
Or a bat
If you get confused
When you see her on the evening news
She isn’t a TV journalist

She has a crush on Lou
If he only knew---
How do you do, Lou?

Now turtles don’t often
Get mistaken
For the other animals in the zoo--
Except for tortoises
They live on land
We're talking about turtles
They live in water and on land too

Turtlurtlurtle is a little
Bit unusual
She likes to wear a costume
Every day of her life
She’s super social
Soaking in the pools of other animals
She doesn’t seem scared at all--


And her best friend, Lou
Wears a costume, too---
But only sometimes

So, if you happen 
To be at the zoo
And you see a strange looking animal—-
It might be a turtle
In disguise
Otherwise, it might be a homo sapien

Turtlurtlurtl---urtlurtlurtlurtlurtle
Turtlurtlurtlurtle and Lou--
Turtlurtlurtl---urtlurtlurtlurtlurtle
Turtlurtlurtl--urtlurtloooo

Turtlurtlurtle and Lou

Still a turtle. Quite a turtle!
And Myrtlyrtle finally married Lou
Everybody’s happy
This is sounding kind of sappy
But we hope 
To see you at the zoo

Bring your best friend, too
If he’s a turtle, you—-
Are lucky

 

Little Ray of Sunshine

Written by Kelli Caldwell

You're my little ray of sunshine
Little ray of sunshine
Smile so bright
You could light up the night
You're my little ray of sunshine
Little ray of sunshine
Keeping me warm in a snow storm

Don't go, my little ray--ay
I need your light every day--ay
Don't go, my little ray-ay
You're the answer to a prayer
From the Lord above
The answer to a prayer
When I needed love--

You're my little ray-ay
You're my little ray-ay
You're my little ray-ay
You're my little ray-ay

Don't go, my little ray--ay


You're my rainbow maker on gray day
Don't go, my little ray--ay
You're a miracle
I didn't know I'd need
You're my vitamins 
L, O, V and E--

You're my little ray--ay
You're my little ray-ay
You're my little ray-ay
You're my little ray-ay

Shine, shine and be mine all mine
Shine, shine and be mine
Shine, shine and be mine all mine
Little ray--ay, little ray

Shine, shine and be mine all mine
Shine, shine, little ray
Shine, shine and be mine all mine
Little ray--ay, little ray

You're my little ray of sunshine
Little ray of sunshine
Smile so bright
You could light up the night
You're my little ray of sunshine
Little ray of sunshine
Keeping me warm in a snow storm

Don't go, my little ray--ay
You're my rainbow maker on gray day
Don't go, my little ray--ay
You're a miracle
I didn't know I'd need
You're my vitamins 
L, O, V and E--

You're my little ray--ay
You're my little ray-ay
You're my little ray-ay
You're my little ray-ay

Sunlight all night and day...

With my little ray--ay
You're my little ray-ay
You're my little ray-ay
You're my little ray-ay

 

Tacos, Bananas, & Toy Boats

Written by Kelli Caldwell

Tacos, bananas, and toy boats

Tacos, bananas, and toy boats

Tacos, bananas, and toy boats—

These are things that I love—

These are things that I love

 

I love tacos

Cause they’re so good

I’d eat a million of ‘em

If I could

I love tacos

Cause they’re so good

These are things that I love—

These are things that I love

 

I love bananas

Cause they go “squish!”

And I like ‘em cut up

An my ice cream dish

I love bananas

Cause they go “squish!”

These are things that I love—

These are things that I love

 

I love toy boats

Cause they can float

I like to set ‘em floating

In my sandcastle moat

I love toy boats

Cause they can float

These are things that I love—

These are things that I love

 

CHORUS:

Tacos, bananas, and toy boats

Tacos, bananas, and toy boats

Tacos, bananas, and toy boats—

These are things that I love—

These are things that I love

 

MODULATE:

Puppy dogs, rainbows, and rocket ships

Puppy dogs, rainbows, and rocket ships

Puppy dogs, rainbows, and rocket ships

These are things that I love—

These are things that I love

 

I love puppies

Cause they’re so wiggly

I watch 'em chase their tails

And it makes me giggly

I love puppies

Cause they’re so wiggly

These are things that I love—

These are things that I love

 

I love rainbows

Cause they paint the sky

Mix the sun with the rain

What do you get? Oh my!

I love rainbows

Cause they paint the sky

These are things that I love—

These are things that I love

 

I love rockets

Cause they shoot up in the air like this

Fshhhhheeeeeeewwww!

You can take ‘em to the moon

Or just about anywhere

I love rockets

Cause they shoot up in the air like this…

Fshhhhheeeeeeewwww!

These are things that I love—

These are things that I love

 

Bridge:

Now you can change this song

To say anything you want

Just think of what you like

Think of what you love

Figure out the reason

And you find the words to rhyme

It’ll take a little practice

It’ll take a little time

But I believe in you - yes I do!

And maybe writing a song

Is something you’ll love too

 

FINAL CHORUS:

Tacos, bananas, and toy boats

Tacos, bananas, and toy boats

Tacos, bananas, and toy boats—

These are things that I love—

These are things that I love

These are things that I love—

These are things that I love

 

These are things that I love—

These are things that I— love

Froggie on My Windowsill

Written by Kelli Caldwell

There’s a froggie on my window sill

He’s a noisy little guy

Keeps me up all night

He’s saying…

Ribbit, ribbit, ribbit, ribbit, ribbit, ribbit ribbit

 

There’s a froggie on the front porch swing

She’s a chatty little girl

Talking, talking to the world

She’s saying…

Ribbit ribbit ribbit, redeep redeep,

Ribbit ribbit ribbit, redeep, redeep

 

There’s a froggie in the mailbox

He’s a booming old man

Sending echoes through the land,

He’s saying…

Ooh bop, ooh bop bop, ooh bop, ooh bop, ooh bop bop

 

There’s a froggie in the bath tub now

I don’t know how she got there

But I think I’ll let her out

She’s saying…

Oopsie, oop oop sie, oopsie, oopsie, oop oop sie

 

There’s a choir in the garden now

A bunch of noisy little frogs

Making music on a log

They’re singing…

Ooh bop, ooh bop bop, ribbit ribbit ribbit ribbit ooh bop bop

Oopsie, oopsie, ribbit redeep, oopsie, oopsie, ribbit redeep…  

I'm in Love with You

Written by Kelli Caldwell

I'm in love with the words you say your way

I'm in love with the silly games you play

I'm in love with yogurt on your nose

I'm in love with the counting of your toes

And I'm love with the wonder in your eyes

As you're trying something new— “I do it”

I'm in love with most everything you're doing

I'm in love with you

 

I’m in love with the vrooming of your cars—vroom, vroom

I’m in love when you’re plucking my guitar

I’m in love with the diapers on your dolls

I’m in love with your growls and your bird calls

I’m in love with your ribbits and your oinks

And your quacks and your bow-wows too—and your moos

I'm in love with most everything you're doing

I'm in love with you

 

You make me feel like the future's filled with

Love and hope and laughter

I'm looking forward

 

I'm in love with your Yes’s and your No’s —more No’s

I'm in love with ring around the roses

I'm in love with how much you love the slide

I'm in love with your Why’s and your high-fives

I'm in love with your "Ooh la la la las"

As we're driving down the road— “where going to?”

I'm in love with most everything you're doing

I'm in love with you

I'm in love with most everything you're doing

Yes, I’m in love with you

I'm in love with you

Hello, I Am a Monkey

Written by Kelli Caldwell

Then You Will Run Free: A Song for Every Good Dog

Written by Kelli Caldwell and Chris Gorman

Hello, I am a monkey

I would like to play

If you will not play with me

Then I will say...

(Repeats... forever)

What does he hear?

What does he see?

Where does he go?

What does he know?

 

Flying along

Like life is a song

Only the good dogs know—

 

Chorus:

When he hears the call—

Reach into his soul—

He lets his wild fire go—

Smokey will run free

Can you hear it too—?

Reaching into you—?

Let your inner child through—

Then you will run free—

Then you will run free too

 

So many hills

And valleys in life

But that’s where we find

Out what’s inside

 

The right attitude

Can carry you through

Seems like the good dogs know—

 

Chorus:

When he hears the call—

Reach into his soul—

He lets his wild fire go—

Smokey will run free

Can you hear it too—?

Reaching into you—?

Let your inner child through—

Then you will run free—

Then you will run free too

 

The Ooh La La Song

Written by Kelli Caldwell

Ooh la la la la la la

Ooh la la la la la la

Ooh la la la la la la

I love you

 

Ooh la la la la la la

Ooh la la la la la la

Ooh la la la la la la la la

I love you—

 

Oooooooh

Ooh la la la la la la

Oooooooh

Ooh la la la la

 

Ooh la la la la la la

Ooh la la la la la la

Ooh la la la la la la la la

I love you—

 

I’ll love you when you’re feeling glad

I’ll love you when you’re feeling sad

And even when you make me mad

I’ll always love you

 

Oooooooh

Ooh la la la la la la

Oooooooh

Ooh la la la la

 

Ooh la la la la la la

Ooh la la la la la la

Ooh la la la la la la la la

I love you—

 

I’ll love you in the morning light

I’ll love you when the sun is high

And when we say goodnight, you know

I’ll always love you

 

Oooooooh

Ooh la la la la la la

Oooooooh

Ooh la la la la

La Lullaby

Written by Kelli Caldwell
French verse translation by Natalia Perrault

Lullaby

Lullaby—

Lullaby----

To say goodnight

 

Lullaby

Lullaby---la lullaby

Lullaby---

Sleep tight

 

Every soul under the moon

Will say goodnight too

Sleepyheads tucked in their beds

A kiss and I love you--- I love you

 

Lullaby

Lullaby—

Lullaby----

To say goodnight

 

Sous la lune et les etoiles

On dit bonne nuit, bonne nuit

A chaque enfant

Dans son lit

Un bisou, je t'aime, je t'aime

 

Lullaby

Lullaby—

Lullaby----

To say goodnight

Lullaby

Lullaby---la lullaby

Lullaby---

Sleep tight

French translated:

Under the moon and the stars

We say/sing goodnight, goodnight 

To every child

In their bed

A kiss and I love you, I love you

Just Snuggle In

Written by Kelli Caldwell

Just snuggle in, my tiny daughter

Just snuggle in, my little boy

And I will hold you close to me

And I will love you always---

 

Just snuggle in, my tiny baby

Just snuggle in, my little one

And I will hold you tightly

And I will hold you while you dream---

 

Oh, dream,

May your dreams be beautiful

Give you wings

To fly through another world---

Anything that I might do

To help your dreams come true

I’m gonna do--- my baby

 

Just snuggle in, my tiny daughter

Just snuggle in, my little boy

And I will hold you close to me

And I will love you always---

 

Just snuggle in, my tiny baby

Just snuggle in, my little one

And I will hold you tightly

And I will hold you while you dream---

 

May the scene be serene

When you close your eyes

Green trees

And the bluest of the blue skies

A stream of hope through solid ground

And you feel love all around

My wish for you--- my baby

 

Just snuggle in, my tiny daughter

Just snuggle in, my little boy

And I will hold you close to me

And I will hold you while you dream---

 

Just snuggle in, my tiny baby

Just settle in, my little one

And I will hold you tightly

And I will love you always---

Oh Baby Oh Baby Oh

Written by Kelli Caldwell

Oh Baby Oh Baby Oh Baby Oh

Tired and ready

Drift off to dreamland

Oh Baby Oh Baby Oh Baby Oh

May all of your wishes

Come true while you’re there

Oh Baby Oh Baby Oh Baby Oh

I hope that you know

I’ll be here when you wake

And I’ll always love you

I always will

Oh Baby Oh Baby Oh Baby Oh

Springtime Dance

Written by Kelli Caldwell

One fine day, I took a walk

And this is what I saw…

 

Two baby squirrels

Running round in a circle

Bushy tailed, playing games

It’s a springtime morning

 

Three baby birds

With their mouths open wide

Mama’s just in sight

Flying high in the sunlight

 

Four baby turtles

Blowing bubbles in the water

 

Five baby duckies

Leaving ripples on the pond

 

And there were six baby rabbits

Making mischief in the new, green grass

Doing a springtime dance

 

La la la la la --

 

After seven rain showers

I took a walk

And this is what I spied…

 

Eight daffodils

Popping out of the ground

Reaching up the sky

Waking up for the springtime

 

Nine little daisies

Faces following the light

What a sweet and silly sight

Soft and white in the daylight

 

Ten lovely tulips

Painted colors of the rainbow

 

Eleven lady slippers

Looking delicate as glass

 

And there were twelve baby ferns

Uncurling as a breeze tickled past

Part of the springtime dance

 

La la la la la --

Dance with me

La la la la la la la --

In the springtime

La la la la la la la 

Pretend Summer

Written by Kelli Caldwell

Summer when you’re younger means

Playing all day long

Fireworks and catching fireflies and holding on

Splashing in the crashing waves

Fingers in the sand

BBQ and running through wildflowers

Getting tan

 

Chorus:

I don’t see a reason

To believe that summer

Ever has to ever end

Oh— I don’t see a reason

To believe that summer

Ever has to ever end

Shall we pretend?

 

Teasing as the summer breeze

Is blowing through my hair

Making eyes while passing by

Pretend I’m unaware

Summer lovers come and go

But never leave your heart

Flirting by the river, flowing love

Beneath the stars

 

Chorus:
I don’t see a reason

To believe that summer

Ever has to ever end

Oh— I don’t see a reason

To believe that summer

Ever has to ever end

Shall we pretend?

 

Bridge:

Summer on my mind

Summer all the time

Summer in my heart

Summer keep my troubles far from me

 

Chorus:

I don’t see a reason

To believe that summer

Ever has to ever end

Oh— I don’t see a reason

To believe that summer

Ever has to ever end

Shall we pretend?

 

Summer in my autumn years

Memories abound

My pride around the campfire

Singing favorites a round

Tiny fingers pulling strings

Make music in my heart

Laughing through the lazy days

Giving thanks for my lucky stars

 

Chorus:

I don’t see a reason

To believe that summer

Ever has to ever end

Oh— I don’t see a reason

To believe that summer

Ever has to ever end

 

Oh— I don’t see a reason

It’s my favorite season

Please don’t let my summer end—

Shall we pretend?

Got So Much Love For You

Written by Kelli Caldwell

I’ve got love, love, love

So much love

I’ve got  love, love, love for you

I’ve got love, love, love,

You’ve filled me up with love

I’ve got so much love for you

 

We’ll turn on the radio

And dance around the kitchen

We’ll turn on the sprinkler

And run around the yard

You’ll turn on the giggles

When you see me start to wiggle

And we’ll laugh and laugh and laugh

Until it’s time to go to bed

And if I haven’t already said it…

 

I’ve got love, love, love

So much love

I’ve got  love, love, love for you

I’ve got love, love, love,

You’ve filled me up with love

I’ve got so much love for you

I’ve got so much love---for you

I’ve got so much love for you

 

We’ll tell jokes to passing folks

It doesn’t matter if they laugh

We’ll sell lemonade

And maybe drink it all ourselves

You can hula hoop

And I will loop-the-loop my aeroplanes

It doesn’t matter what we do

I have fun with you---

So if I haven’t already said it…

 

I’ve got love, love, love

So much love

I’ve got  love, love, love for you

I’ve got love, love, love,

You’ve filled me up with love (You’ve filled me up!)

I’ve got so much love for you,

I’ve got so much love for you,

I’ve got so much love---for you, I do

I’ve got so much love for you

Cooking Up Some Happiness

Written by Kelli Caldwell

too doo doo too doo doo too doo doo too doo doo

 

Oh Happy, we happy

Be happy too

Spread a little happiness

Around you

Oh happy, be happy

We happy too

Can I get some happiness, too ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh?

Spread a little happiness

 

Pick it like a sprout

And eat it on a sandwich

Put some ketchup on

And take it like a Manwich

A side or an entrée

Anything’ll do

Cooking up some happiness – with you

Can I get some happiness?

 

Toss it in a pan

And pop it on the stove

Shake it, Baby, shake it!

We’ll watch it grow

Treat it like an herb

May it flavor all you do

Pepper everything -- Achoo! Achoo!

Recipe for happiness – mmm…

Can I get some happiness?

 

Oh Happy, we happy

Be happy too

Spread a little happiness

Around you

Oh happy, be happy

We happy too

Can I get some happiness, too ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh?

Spread a little happiness

 

Fill it up!  Fill it up!

May your cup be a brimmin’

Pour one more

Til it feels like we’re swimmin’

Steep it like a tea

Infuse in you and me

Bliss like this -- Who needs caffeine?!

Brewing up some happiness -- so sweet

Can I get some some happiness?

 

May it grow like a weed

Let it seed, let it seed

Toss it in a salad

We’ll start this feed!

Give thanks for the feast

Amen! to say the least

Dig into the happiness? Yes, please!

Pass along the happiness…

 

too doo doo too doo doo too doo doo too doo doo

 

Oh Happy, we happy

Be happy too

Spread a little happiness

Around you

Oh happy, be happy

We happy too

Can I get some happiness, too ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh?

Spread a little happiness

 

Chorus: (A cappella round)

Oh Happy, we happy

Be happy too

Spread a little happiness

Around you

Oh happy, be happy

We happy too

Can I get some happiness, too ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh?

Spread a little happiness