This is Thunder and Sunshine

by Thunder & Sunshine

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THUNDER AND SUNSHINE Thunder! and sunshine… Rhythm! and good times! Get on up off the floor and start to move those feet! shimmy shimmy to the ground and dance to the rhythm of the beat! It doesn't matter if you jump or shake Just feel the music and let it take you! Thunder! and sunshine… Rain clouds! and blue skies! Its ok if your tall or small If your hair's black, yellow or brown! or maybe it's red, or maybe its purple everybody's welcome to get down! Don't be shy, wiggle those toes Take it up high, and move it down low! Thunder! and sunshine Melodies! and rhyme! Thunder! and sunshine… Rhythm! and good times! Thunder! and sunshine… Rain clouds! and blue skies! Thunder! and sunshine... Low notes! and high! THUNDER!!
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WHAT TIME IS IT What time is it? 7:15! What time do you have? I got no time. Gonna roll around in some oatmeal, pet the cat, and ski doodle SCAT! When the little hand points to the 7… And the big hand points to the 3! That's 7:15!!! What time is it? Quarter to 10! What time do you have? Plenty of time. Time to eat an apple. Skip to the park. Sneak up on some friends, the fun never ends. When the big hand points to the 9… And the little hand's almost at 10! That's a quarter to 10! Time, time, time, time, tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiime Time, time, time, time, tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiime What time is it? Twelve o'clock on the dot! What time do you have? French fry time! Some like them with ketchup, some like them with cheese, some like them curly I'll have some more, please! When both hands point to the 12 You know what time I got! It's twelve on the dot! What time is it? it's five to TWO! What time do you have? A bucket of time! Time to count all the feathers on a peacock. Time to dance with a doggie, and shine my shoe. When the long hand hits eleven! And the short hand reaches for two! It's five to two!! Time, time, time, time, tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiime Time, time, time, time, tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiime I got no time! I got plenty of time! It's french fry time! A bucket of time! What time is it? 3:20! What time do you have? Time to bake me a pie! Gonna stir up the flour, mix in some eggs, drop in some berries, yummy, yum, yum! When the big hand points to the four! And the little hand points to the three! It's 3:20! What time is it? Half past 5! What time do you have? It's quittin' time! Gonna hang up my hat, kick off my shoes, sing a little song and bang a gong! When the long hand hits that six And the short hand is just past five It's half past five!!! Time, time, time, time, tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiime Time, time, time, time, tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiime It's baking time! It's quittin' time! It's french fry time! A bucket of time!
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BELIEVE IN CHANGE Well, well I'm feeling rather happy Well I'm feeling rather sad I got some good news, it makes me peppy I got some bad news, I'm feeling mad But tomorrow, we could switch places Cause that's how crazy, how crazy life is Change, change, change! There are changes, changes everyday Change, change, change Nothing stays…the same And that's good and bad Well well it's looking kind of sunny well well it's looking rather gray People are laughing, my jokes are funny Nothing seems to go my way But tomorrow, things could look different It all depends, on what transcends Change, change, change! There are changes, changes everyday Change, change, change Nothing stays…the same And that's good and... Bad! Why can't it be good every day? Bad! Bad makes the good things better Good! Couldn't exist without the bad Take the good and bad Rain! Why does it have to rain at all? Rain! Rain feeds the plants and flowers Sun! Sun gives us warmth and light But the sun can't shine all the time Well, well i'm feeling, really healthy well, well i'm feeling, really sick my arms are strong, my legs are stealthy my knees are weak. i gotta sit but tomorrow you could feel better and you could wake up, under the weather! Change, change, change! There are changes, changes everyday Change, change, change Nothing stays…the same And that's good and... Change! everything changes every day Change! learn to accept what you can't Change! when things get bad just look for the Change, it's coming your way… Change! roll with the tides and punches Change! the sun goes down but rises Change! nothing stays bad forever, learn to look for the Change BELIEVE IN CHANGE BELIEVE IN CHANGE BELIEVE IN CHANGE
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04:13
RAINY DAY I'm OK with a rainy day I got books to read, and games to play maybe I'll ride a unicorn up to the sky, in my mind maybe I'll bake an apple pie while watching the rain drops fly from way up in the sky I'm OK with a rainy day I got…ALL: songs to sing, and pictures to paint maybe i'll write a play about me and you, and a kangaroo maybe i'll sing and dance until the sun comes out, it will no doubt but until then, let's sing, let's sing, let's sing I'm OK with a rainy day I got hair to braid, and cars to race maybe i'll ask a dinosaur to tell me a tale, while we drink ginger ale maybe we'll write a song together, and sing it loud and clear we'll sing for all to hear yeah, come on! let's sing let's sing let's sing x4 let's sing
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BRUSH YOUR TEETH BRUSH YOUR TEETH! BRUSH YOUR TEETH! BRUSH YOUR TEETH! BRUSH YOUR TEETH! BRUSH YOUR TEETH!  in the morning BRUSH YOUR TEETH! in the afternoon BRUSH YOUR TEETH after meals BRUSH YOUR TEETH  it's important BRUSH YOUR TEETH before you go to bed BRUSH YOUR TEETH after dessert BRUSH YOUR TEETH if you don't  BRUSH YOUR TEETH they're gonna hurt BRUSH YOUR TEETH BRUSH YOUR TEETH BRUSH YOUR TEETH BRUSH YOUR TEETH  ooooooo everybody knows a clean mouth is the way to go so brush em good and watch what you eat or you'll collect a bunch of cavities BRUSH YOUR TEETH BRUSH YOUR TEETH BRUSH YOUR TEETH BRUSH YOUR TEETH BRUSH YOUR TEETH side to side BRUSH YOUR TEETH up and down BRUSH YOUR TEETH and your gums BRUSH YOUR TEETH all around BRUSH YOUR TEETH not too hard BRUSH YOUR TEETH but not too soft BRUSH YOUR TEETH on the bottom BRUSH YOUR TEETH and the top oooo and don't forget to floss get in between those teeth at no cost you'll make your dentist glad not to mention your mom and your dad ooooo i know it takes time and some effort too but its worth it in the end this much is true ooooo and sometimes you feel tired but you gotta do it anyway it's no pain no gain if you want to keep the dentist away BRUSH YOUR TEETH side to side BRUSH YOUR TEETH up and down BRUSH YOUR TEETH and your gums BRUSH YOUR TEETH all around BRUSH YOUR TEETH not too hard BRUSH YOUR TEETH but not too soft BRUSH YOUR TEETH on the bottom BRUSH YOUR TEETH and the top BRUSH YOUR TEETH BRUSH YOUR TEETH BRUSH YOUR TEETH BRUSH YOUR TEETH BRUSH YOUR TEETH
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04:02
THE LETTER Z I said A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y AND… Z! Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z's the last letter of the alphabet But last is not least, don't ever forget there's a million words that could never be if it weren't for that funky ol' letter Z A zebra would be an ebra that makes no sense at all! A zig without a Z could never zig zag down the hall Whoever heard of "Ucchini" that veggie needs a "Z" A zoo without a Z would be an "oo" and that's no place for giraffes or monkeys, no! Z! Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z If a zombie were just an "ombie" would we still be scared and run? Is a zero without a "z" worth even less than none? If zenith lost its Z You'd never reach the top if seltzer lost its Z there'd be no bubbles left to POP! Uh oh! Z! Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Now Z appears in the middle of words like lazy, crazy, wizards without Z some words could never be like buzzards and those lizards then there's: squeeze breeze fuzzy sneeze puzzle swizzle sizzle dizzy fizzy pizza freeze snazzy, dazzle fizzle! YEAH! Z! Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z if a zipper had no Z it could never hold up your pants a kazoo without a Z could never make you want to dance, like THIS! and don't forget words that END in z would really be in trouble and some of those have TWO z's at the end, so better make it double! like: jazz, buzz, fuzz, fizz quiz, razz, jeez, WHIZ!! Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z's the last letter of the alphabet But last is not least, don't ever forget there's a million words that could never be if it weren't for that funky ol' letter Z
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05:21
I'M A TREE Well I'm a tree Tree! standing up tall, got some birds on my branches and some leaves on my arms I'm a tree Tree! bending down low, got some shade for the people when the wind makes me bow In the springtime, these tiny buds pop out drink the april rain that falls and get stronger without a doubt then leaves of green will grow, and flowers start to bloom before you know it i'm lush all over, as the calendar reaches june Summer breezes in as calm as a little lamb kids shimmy up my trunk and climb as high as they possibly can then august sun beats down, and people run for cover they lie down beneath my branches, and wait for the heat to be over Yeah I'm a tree Tree! Standing up tall, got some birds on my branches and some leaves on my arms I'm a tree Tree! bending down low, got some shade for the people when the wind makes me bow Then fall creeps up on me like a cat behind a bird my leaves turn from green to yellow, red and orange- how absurd! some of us grow apples you can pick and make a pie and later on my leaves turn brown, and some fall off and die Cause I'm a tree Tree! standing up tall, gotta turn with the seasons but I still stay strong Yeah, I'm a tree Tree! bending down low, gotta sway with the rain and the wind as it blows there's a storm, a storm a-comin'!!! better run and hide for cover!! swish, clap, boom boom, roar! swish, clap, boom boom, roar! tree…stands…tall tall tall TALL! Winter whispers in, the air is crisp and cold I stand here without a leaf, but my branches are gray and bold waiting for the snow to fall, I'll catch those flakes so white turn into an icy statue, it's really quite a sight You'll never guess what happens next! It's spring all over again the children clap and sing- "let's go outside and play and run!" i'll be right here waiting' for you, my branches like open arms come and climb and swing, or take a rest, enjoy my charms… Cause I'm a tree! Tree! standing up tall, gotta turn with the seasons but I still stay strong Yeah, I'm a tree Tree! bending down low, gotta sway with the rain and the wind as it blows Well I'm a tree Tree! standing up tall, got some birds on my branches and some leaves on my arms I'm a tree Tree! bending down low, got some shade for the people when the wind makes me bow
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04:00
HOO HOO HOO Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoo HOO HOO HOO Hoo Hoo Hoo Goes the owl, high up in the tree He only comes out at night, a looking' for mice to eat Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoo Squeak squeak squeak Goes the mouse, a- running from that owl She passes through the grass and into the barn To hide among the fowl Squeak Squeak Squeak Squeak Squeak Squeak Neigh neigh neigh Goes the horse, a-shakin off those flies He gallops across the green, green grass where all the cows reside Neigh neigh neigh Neigh neigh neigh Moo Moo Moo goes the cow, a-grazin in the field then later on, she goes back to the barn to be milked, and fall asleep Moo Moo Moo Moo Moo Moo to the owl, to the mouse, the horse and cow Ooooo, every animal has a function in the world they have to live together just like you and me Croak Croak Croak goes the toad, sitting by the pond he hops up and down, and all around the duckies and the swan Croak Croak Croak Croak Croak Croak Quack Quack Quack goes the duck, gliding with such ease when the weather gets cold, she flies south above the birds and the bees Quack Quack Quack Quack Quack Quack Buzz Buzz Buzz goes the bee hovering by the hive he makes all that sweet honey and keeps the flowers alive Buzz Buzz Buzz Buzz Buzz Buzz Hoo Hoo Hoo goes the owl, on a branch above those bees as the sun goes down, he wakes up cause its night time once again Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoo to the toad, to the duck, the bee and owl Ooooo every animal, has a purpose and a place they must respect each other just like you and me Hoo Hoo Hoo Squeak Squeak Squeak Neigh Neigh Neigh Moo Moo Moo Croak Croak Croak Quack Quack Quack Buzz Buzz Buzz Hoo Hoo Hoo
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THE MONSTER IN THE CLOSET One night last week as I was falling asleep My closet door was open and I took a peek inside These wide eyes were staring at me It was the strangest thing I'd ever seen So I pulled the covers up way over my head And lay as still as a statue, in my bed I figured maybe she'd split if she didn't see me anymore That's when I heard the screeching of the closet door Then I lifted my head up from under the sheet And realized that the screeching was a cat in the street But my heart was still thumping right out of my chest Cause you'll never believe it but the monster was dressed Just like me, in pajamas of green! It was the craziest sight I'd ever seen I guess the monster's mommy shops in the same store as mine But do monsters wear clothes all the time? The monster in the closet was looking at me The monster in the closet was looking at me The monster in the closet The monster in the closet The monster in the closet was looking at me These were the questions that were spinning around in my head And then I noticed the monster lying down in a bed I thought: how could that be? Do monsters sleep like me? What other similarities could there be? And then I felt my eyes popping right out of their sockets When I noticed that the monster inside of the closet Was holding on tight to a little white bunny I started to laugh, tho it was far from funny I thought: how could she have the same bunny as me? This madness had to stop at the count of three So i said: "ONE TWO THREE, monster, disappear!" And I said it again, just to be perfectly clear That's when I nearly jumped right outta my pajamas Someone knocked on the door, but it was only my momma "What's all the racket? you're s'posed to be asleep" I said "It's ok, momma" but I wanted to weep The monster in the closet was looking at me The monster in the closet was looking at me The monster in the closet The monster in the closet The monster in the closet was looking at me It was getting very late, I really needed to sleep So I closed my eyes and started counting sheep But that didn't work, it was only a distraction I knew in my heart I had to take some action What I needed to do, was shut that closet door at least then I wouldn't see the monster anymore So I climbed outta bed with my eyes shut tight and started moving towards the closet, with all my might Then I looked down at my feet, and saw my yellow bat I thought: I could use the bat to shut the door like that So I crept a little closer, pried opened my eyes Started swinging the bat, and to my surprise The monster had a bat and she was swinging' too! I was swinging, she was swinging I was swinging, she was swinging I was swinging, she was swinging- wait, could it be true? I feel like a fool… but here's my confession... I had a mirror in my closet, it was only my reflection... wha? oops. uh-oh... The Monster in the closet was actually me The Monster in the closet was actually me The monster in the closet The monster in the closet The monster in the closet was actually me
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MISTER GRASSHOPPER Can you feel it? Mister Grasshopper! Can you hear it? Mister Grasshopper! said the grasshopper to a fairy ant i got one wish i hope you can grant i want to be as tall as that big oak tree and make all the little children scared of me He used to hide among the blades of grass growing in the ground was sick of being small and green, and people knocking him around Can you feel it? Mister grasshopper Can you hear it? Mister grasshopper the fairy ant made the wish come true the grasshopper grew to 12 feet 2! started beating his chest and gnashing his teeth and made the earth rumble beneath his feet he used to be a gentle creature, and barely made a sound but now he's big like a brontosauris, and louder than loud! there was one important thing that the grasshopper didn't consider all his tiny friends who used to smile at him would now shiver in fear of their lives, they would run and hide from him and the bigger animals like deer, would ignore him the grasshopper fell into a depression but in the end he learned a great lesson if you want to keep your friends you gotta be nice and when you're given a gift, you better think twice so he started to help the ladybugs and bees by creating shelter from the strongest breeze and protecting them from the bigger creatures for a noble cause, he was using his features soon he understood that being mean will cost you friends and the greatest feeling comes from helping others in the end Can you feel it? Mister Grasshopper! Can you hear it? Mister Grasshopper! Mister Grasshopper
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STOMP YOUR FEET Feet, feet Stomp your feet Clap your hands And move to the beat Let your body shake Til you're feeling awake And your fingers And toes And elbows quake In the morning Morning! Get going! Going! And you bring it on down down down down down UP down! Then what do you do at lunch time? You get out that food your mama or daddy packed up for you, Or maybe you get food at the cafeteria…cheeseburger and fries. or maybe lasagna, and you… Eat eat Gotta eat Use your teeth And chomp to the beat Let your mouth sing out And your belly shout And your eyes And your ears And your nose move about At lunch time! lunch time! It's munch time! munch time! and you bring it on down down down down down up down! And then what do you do when you're at school during the day? How do we learn about things? We learn about things through books, right? And what do you do with books? How do you get the information from them? You… Read read Gotta read Grab a book And nod to the beat Let your brain take in All the words that it can And the learning don't stop Til your head goes spin At School! school! It's cool! cool! And you bring it on down down down down down up down! And then later on, after you you go home and do your homework, and have your dinner…what do you do before you go to bed? You get into your pajamas, go to the bathroom, and you brush something don't you? What do you brush? You brush your… Teeth, teeth Brush your teeth Move your mouth To the rhythm of the beat Get your molars clean And you're ready to scream I got the shiniest mouth You've ever seen! Then you floss! floss! cause you're the boss! boss! and you bring it on down down down down down up down! Then after your brush your teeth, you climb into bed, close your eyes, and where do you go? You go somewhere…You go…to… Sleep, sleep Time to sleep Rest your head And prop up your feet Drift away to dreamland where the colors are grand then we wake in the morning and we do it again!
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THEME REPRISE Now it's time for us to go! We hope to see you soon! Keep on dancing, keep on singing Don't stop, whatever you do We'll be back, rain or shine To shake it with you, another time! Thunder! and sunshine… Rhythm! and good times! Thunder! and sunshine… Rain clouds! and blue skies! Thunder! and sunshine... Low notes! and high! THUNDER!!

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The throw-back sound of this powerful, funky debut album will get both kids, and their parents, humming and dancing.

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released February 23, 2017

All music and lyrics written and produced by Esther Crow. Arranged by Esther Crow and Thunder & Sunshine. Thunder and Sunshine are: MC Esto (founder, vocals, percussion), Sunny Beam (vocals, percussion), Dr. G Whiz (vocals, keyboard), Johnny Lightning (guitar, vocals), Stormy Bonaparte (bass), The Boom! (drums, percussion, vocals). Tracked and mixed by Alan J Camlet at Hoboken Recorders, Hoboken, NJ. Mastered by Mike Tucci. Cover artwork design: Jeff Lewonczyk. Band photo by Anna Ablogina.

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Thunder and Sunshine, a rock band for kids, was created by MC Esto, aka Esther Crow, (The Electric Mess, Auto Bonfire, DEVA) in the Fall of 2015. The goal was to create powerful, funky music to get those feet tapping, along with a strong message to give kids food for thought. The message is for kids, the music is for everyone! Take a listen and we hope you agree... ... more

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