This is Thunder and Sunshine

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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 New York, New York

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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Track Name: Thunder and Sunshine Theme Song
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!!
Track Name: What Time is It
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!
Track Name: Believe In Change
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
Track Name: Rainy Day
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
Track Name: Brush Your Teeth
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
Track Name: The Letter Z
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
Track Name: I'm a Tree
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
Track Name: Hoo Hoo Hoo
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
Track Name: The Monster in the Closet
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
Track Name: Mister Grasshopper
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
Track Name: Stomp Your Feet
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!
Track Name: Theme Reprise
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!!