Lowry Olafson Songwriting Workshop Results

 


These are samples of the resulting songs and lyrics from Lowry's School Workshops
"From the Page to the Stage in One Day"
click on the following songs for their lyrics / audio
 
A DAY AT DAVIS BAY
© 2009 NDVR Alternative School, Sechelt and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to  A Day at Davis Bay
                                      -- download the chords
Chorus
A day at Davis Bay, sunshine on the water,
Soaking up the rays, it couldn't get much hotter,
We'll go splashing in the waves
It's a day at Davis Bay.

We'll jump off the pier, and swim to the raft,
Make some brand new friends out there, and share some laughs.
Then head back to the beach, and we'll build a fort,
Make it out of driftwood, we find along the shore.

Chorus

We can fly a kite when the wind is right,
We'll look for jellyfish, have a water fight.
We can ride our skimboards, go and get ice cream,
Watch the sun go down, at Pier 17.

Chorus


A DAY TO REMEMBER
© 2007 Roosevelt Elementary School, Prince Rupert and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to  A Day to Remember at Roosevelt

A day to remember at Roosevelt
Is every day of the week.
There's lots of excitement at Roosevelt
Our school is so unique.
There's so much going on
We're having so much fun,
Roosevelt's so cool
We're glad that it's our school.

A day to remember at Roosevelt
Is when everybody's here.
There's lots of adventure for all of us,
And it lasts all through the year.
There's Gymbaree at lunch
Drop in after school
Sometimes when it's Sports Day
We go swimming in the pool.

A day to remember at Roosevelt
Was when the principal shaved his head
And who can forget how at Hallowe'en
The haunted House fills us all with dread.
And if you survived
There's Night's Alive til five,
By now you might have guessed
We think Roosevelt's the best.



A FRIEND LIKE YOU
© 2009 Senator Reid Elementary School, Surrey and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to  A Friend Like You

Chorus:
A friend like you
Is kind honest and true,
A friend like you
Does all the things that you do,
And it’s so cool
For me to have a friend like you.

We make each other laugh,
We make each other cry,
Best friends forever,
We’ll stick together.
Sure we’ve had our ups and downs,
But we still hang around,
‘Cause we’ve got that special bond,
We’ll always keep on keepin’ on.

Chorus

We have a lotta fun.
We have a lot in common.
We share our secrets,
And there’s no regrets.
And it won’t ever change.
Our friendship will stay the same.
There’ll be times when our hearts will ache,
But they won’t ever break.

Chorus


A HUNDRED YEARS
© 2011 Galbraith Elementary School, Lethbridge, AB and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   A Hundred Years
                                      -- download the chords

Chorus:
A hundred years of caring,
A hundred years of fun,
A hundred years of learning
There’s still more to come.
Join our celebration
‘Cause all of us belong,
There’s been a hundred years of growing,
And we’re still going strong.

These old brick walls
Have a lot to tell,
Seen so many faces,
From many races
Walk through these halls.

Chorus

It’s our time to shine,
To learn and explore,
We’re going to work and play
Every day
Like everyone before.

Chorus

 ALL MY CRAZY PETS
© 2011 Ladysmith Primary School, Ladysmith, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   All My Crazy Pets
                                      -- download the chords
Chorus:
All my crazy pets
Are driving me up the wall,
They just want to play all day,
And I can’t get away____
All my crazy pets.My dog wants to ride my skateboard,
My cat wants to swim in the tub,
My iguana wants to take a sauna,
My alligator thinks he’s in love!

Chorus

My elephant wants to tango,
My do-do bird wants to sing,
My porcupine wants to party,
Komodo Dragon wants to be the king!

Chorus

My tiger ripped up my homework,
My kangaroo stuffed it in her pouch,
King cobra wants to learn to tap dance,
My horse is jumping on the couch!

Chorus

My scorpion is playing the fiddle,
My platypus wants to surf,
My blue whale wants to play the tuba,
I think I’m gonna go berserk!

Chorus



ALL THE WORLD IN ROSE POINT
© 2013 Rose Point School, Vancouver, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   All the World in Rose Point

Chorus:
All the world in Rose Point,
Kids from many lands,
Everybody learns together
Hand in hand in hand.

Our school adventure has just begun
We love to learn, it’s lots of fun.
And when we work together
The sun comes out,
And everybody shines,
Everybody shines!

Chorus

In the ancient forest
On Musqueam land,
In the Pacific Spirit
Is where our school stands.
When we help each other, faces bright,
Everybody smiles,
Everybody smiles!

Chorus


ALONG THIS DUSTY ROAD
© 2006 Sechelt Elementary School, Sechelt BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to  Along This Dusty Road

My feet are sore, I've walked so far,
I have no shoes, I am so poor,
The tourist busses pass me by,
Along this dusty road.

I wish that I could get a ride
And let go of my heavy load,
But I was born in poverty
Along this dusty road.

Chorus
If we could trade places
For just one day
If we could change races
Maybe then they'd see the way
It feels to be, a child of poverty.

We have only bread to eat
We get our water down the street
And we could use a little help
Along this dusty road.

Chorus


A LITTLE BIT OF IMAGINATION
© 2009 Cedar Hills Elementary School, Surrey BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to  A Little Bit of Imagination
                                      -- download the chords
Chorus:
A little bit of imagination,
A little bit of heart,
That’s what it takes to change the world
Into a perfect piece of art.
We’ll make our own creation with
A little bit of imagination.

When you’re trying to find the right path,
That will lead you to your dreams,
When there’s someone you can count on,
It helps you to believe.


Chorus

When we face our fears together,
Life’s a roller coaster ride,
Everybody has their ups and downs
Everything will be all right.


Chorus


 ALL THESE YEARS
© 2012 Mouse Mountain Elementary School, Fraser Lake, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   All These Years
                                      -- download the chords
Chorus:
All these years, at Mouse Mountain School,
We’ve been here, and it’s been cool.
We’re gonna miss you,
We’re gonna miss you,
Everybody give a cheer
For all these years.

We’ve been learning we can treat each other kindly
We all have a star inside that’s shining
And we can help each other grow,
We can let our spirits show!

Chorus

When we’re together, everything is better,
And we’re stronger when we stand as one.
Now it’s time for moving on,
We want to thank you all!

Chorus


A SMILE CAN GO A LONG LONG WAY
© 2010 Rock City Elementary School, Nanaimo, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to  A Smile Can Go a Long Long Way
                                      -- download the chords
Chorus:
A smile can go a long, long way
Bring sunshine on a rainy day,
It can keep you going,
It can make you strong
It can help the whole world_ get along.
A long, long way, a long, long way,
A smile can go a long, long way.

When you give a little love,
You get a lot back,
Doesn’t take much
To fill a bucket like that,
Doesn’t cost a cent
To be a friend who cares.

Chorus

When you listen with your heart
You can feel the spark
When you lend a hand
Then you understand
When you say hello
The kindness grows and grows.

Chorus


A LOT TO GIVE
© 2010 Bruderheim Community School, Bruderheim, AB and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to  A Lot to Give
                                      -- download the chords
Chorus:
Our home is very beautiful
We love it where we live.
And each of us at Bruderheim School
Has a lot to give,
We’ve got a lot to give.

We’re learning every day to do the best we can
Reach out to others, lend them a hand,
To be kind and to care,
To be brave and to share,
‘Cause that’s what we’re all about.

Chorus

You can count on us, we’ll always give it a try.
We never give up, we’re reaching for the sky,
And we’re safe, we have fun,
We respect everyone
‘Cause that’s what we’re all about.

Chorus

Everyone is part of our community
That’s why we feel like a family,
And we’re strong and we know,
That our spirit will grow,
‘Cause that’s what we’re all about.

Chorus

We’ve got a lot to give,
We’ve got a lot to give.
We’ve got a lot to give.


 A MILLION REASONS
© 2012 Red Bluff Lhtako Elementary, Quesnel, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   A Million Reasons
                                      -- download the chords
Chorus:
There’s a million reasons for me to stay
Stand up to these bullies, or just walk away.
There’s a million reasons, to hold on to hope,
Ignore what they say, and just let go of yesterday.

It’s hard to bear this painful burden,
Hard to stand my ground,
I feel like I’m invisible
They don’t see who I am.

Chorus

It just takes one unkind word
To break somebody’s heart.
I could just give up on trying,
But I’m not about to start.

Chorus

I’ve got friends and I’ve got family,
Who love me the way I am,
I’ve got plans for where I’m going
I’ll do everything I can.

Chorus


AMONG US
© 2006 Pender Harbour Secondary School, Pender Harbour BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to  
Among Us

Among us there is a river that flows
On a journey to the open sea
And all of us drink from a common stream
We all share this common need

Chorus
Among are there are differences,
Things it's hard to hide.
It's easy to see the surfaces
Not who we are inside

Among us there is a forest that grows
Springing from a tiny seed
And all of us share the forest air
We all share this common need
We all share this common need.

Chorus



ANY KIND OF PIE
© 2006 Kinnickinnick Elementary School, Sechelt BC and Lowry Olafson, Alison Davies

  -- listen to   Any Kind of Pie

Chorus
Any kind of pie, any time of day,
I love any pie made the perfect way.
When the crust is flaky and the top is golden brown
Steaming hot, with ice cream dripping down
I love my pie, it makes me shout hooray, HOORAY!
I love any pie, any time of day.

Strawberry, rhubarb, lemon meringue,
Blackberry, apple and the whole shebang,
I love plum pie, cherry and banana too,
Any kind of pie is good for you.

Chorus

Raspberry, coconut and Saskatoon,
I eat pie for breakfast and pie at noon,
Any pie is better than alfalfa sprouts
Any pie but COW pie, you can leave IT out!

Chorus


A ROBBER STOLE MY HOMEWORK
© 2009 Georges Vanier Elementary School, Surrey BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   A Robber Stole My Homework
                                      -- download the chords

Chorus
A robber stole my homework
In the middle of the night
He climbed in through my window
And gave me quite a fright.

Please Mr. Principal, it might sound suspicious
Might seem unusual, hard to believe,
But what I say is true, it could happen to you,
And there's no need, for the police.

Chorus

I worked so hard on it, and I did it perfectly,
And to tell the truth of it, I would have got A plus.
I had it done in record time, but I'm the victim of a crime,
There's footprints on my lawn, and my homework's gone.

Chorus



A SPECIAL PLACE TO GROW
© 2009 Ecole Cedardale School, West Vancouver, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   A Special Place to Grow
                                      -- download the chords

Chorus
A robber stole my homework
In the middle of the night
He climbed in through my window
And gave me quite a fright.

Please Mr. Principal, it might sound suspicious
Might seem unusual, hard to believe,
But what I say is true, it could happen to you,
And there's no need, for the police.

Chorus

I worked so hard on it, and I did it perfectly,
And to tell the truth of it, I would have got A plus.
I had it done in record time, but I'm the victim of a crime,
There's footprints on my lawn, and my homework's gone.

Chorus



AT MORICETOWN SCHOOL
© 2010 Moricetown Elementary School, Moricetown, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   At Moricetown School
                                      -- download the chords
Chorus:
At Moricetown School,
Everybody knows you
We’re learning ‘bout our culture
And passing it on.
At Moricetown School,
We care about each other
And every day is new
At Moricetown School.

We’ve got a button blanket
And we wear it proud.
Beat our drums
And we sing out loud.
The elders teach us
To speak our language
Respect all that we have.

Chorus

There’s five different clans
In the Wet’suwet’en Nation
Our learning feast
Is a celebration
We laugh and play
Have lots of fun
And welcome every one.

Chorus


AT THE BREAK OF DAWN
© 2007 Kanata Elementary School, Prince Rupert BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   At the Break of Dawn

Chorus
At the break of dawn, the robin sings
Its morning song, on graceful wings,
And the silent breeze, whispers to me
From across the pond,
At the break of dawn.

When the sun comes up,
And a new day begins,
The world awakes,
And you feel like sleeping in.
If you can just get out of bed,
Lift your weary head,
You'll feel the magic,
Every morning brings.

Chorus

The rising sun
Fills the earth with light,
And the early dew
Glistens oh so bright.
If you take a walk outside,
The forest is alive,
The clouds have turned to crimson
In the sky.

Chorus


BABY SANTA
© 2007 Quadra Elementary, Quathiaski Cove, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Baby Santa

Chorus:
Baby Santa, playing in his new toy sleigh,
Dreaming of the world, all the boys and girls,
And the happiness he'll bring them, some day.

Once upon a snowy night,
Santa ran to get his sleigh,
Gave everybody quite a fright,
Baby Santa was born the next day.
They bundled him to keep him warm.
The reindeer loved him oh so much.
The elves were happy he was born.
Gave him toys and lots of cool stuff!

Chorus

His first words were "Ho Ho Ho!"
He grew a beard when he turned three,
Loved to slide out in the snow,
Loved to climb on Christmas trees.
He helped the elves to make the toys,
Test them all and shine them too,
Wrap them up for girls and boys,
So many things he loved to do!

Chorus


BAD CAT
© 2012 Cypress Park Elementary, West Vancouver, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Bad Cat
                                      -- download the chords
Chorus:
My cat stole my sock,
Didn’t ask, he just took it.
He won’t bring it back.
'Cause he’s a bad cat.
He ran away,
Dropped it on the train track.
What can I say?
He’s a bad cat.

I’ve got two feet,
One of them is freezing,
It’s snowing outside,
Have to go to a meeting,
Only got this pair,
So I’ve just got one sock to wear.

Chorus

My foot’ll get cold
If I try to walk,
Or ride the bus
With just one sock,
Have to hop to the track
Go and try to get it back.

Chorus

There’s a clickety clack
Coming down the train track.
The engineer
Is my bad cat.
It always makes me mad
That cat of mine is so bad!

Chorus

 


BECAUSE WE CARE
© 2013 West Bay Elementary, West Vancouver, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Because We Care
                                      -- download the chords
We take care of each other
Whatever we do.
You be there for me
I’ll be there for you

Chorus:
I’ll be there,
You’ll be there,
Because we care,
Because we care.

We take care of each other
Wherever we go,
If I need a hug,
Maybe you’ll know.

Chorus

We take care of each other
Whenever we can,
If you need a friend,
If you need a hand.

Chorus

Written with Ms. Deacon’s kindergarten class.

 


BE KIND, BE SAFE, BE FAIR
© 2009 Kerrisdale Annex Elementary School, Vancouver BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Fair
                                      -- download the chords

Chorus:
Be kind, be safe, be fair,
To everybody, everywhere,
Spread your love around the world,
Be kind, be safe, be fair.

When we take care of each other,
It makes us feel bright and strong,
When we open up our hearts,
We sing a beautiful song.
When we give each other courage,
It makes our home a better place,
We can change the world forever
With just a little grace.

Chorus

When we're all together,
On the playground having fun,
It makes everybody happy
When there's room for everyone.
We know how to be a friend,
How to help each other out.
Be kind, be safe, be fair,
It's what it's all about.

Chorus

BE NICE, BE KIND
© 2014 Serpentine Heights Elementary School, Surrey BC and Lowry Olafson 

  -- listen to  Be Nice, Be Kind 

Chorus:
Be nice, be kind
To one another, and you'll find
The path that leads to a better world
For every boy and every girl, every time.

A caring smile can spread
Like sunshine on a summer day
So open up your heart
This is what we have to say…

Chorus

Respect and trust can grow
When everybody works as one
Just think what we could do
And when we help, it's so much fun!

Chorus

We hope you understand
Now that you've heard our song
Let's all spread our message
So everyone can sing along!

Chorus


BANDITS ROCK
© 2011 Hays School, Hays, AB and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to  Bandits Rock
                                      -- download the chords
Chorus:
Bandits rock and Bandits roll,
We’re a family, don’t you know,
Feels so good, feels so cool,
Learning at a small town school
Like Hays.

We’re the Bandits, we’ve got pride,
We can do anything if we try,
We’re so strong and we belong
Right here.

Chorus

We believe in co-ooperation
A safe and caring team,
Give each other inspiration
‘Cause we know what it means.

Chorus

Its prairie country where we live
Farms are all around,
There’s lots of good things here to give
Why don’t you come on down.

Chorus

Tag:
Learning at a small town school
Today.




BE KIND TO KIDS
© 2009 Henderson Elementary School, Vancouver BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Be Kind To Kids
                                      -- download the chords

Chorus:
Be kind to kids
We can help each other grow,
That’s what makes kids strong,
So everywhere you go
Be kind to kids.


We can stand up for each other,
Help each other when we fall,
Invite someone to join in
Be a part of us all


Chorus

Together we can change the world
Create a better place,
Remember we’re brothers and sisters
What a difference it makes.


Chorus

BELIEVE IN YOUR DREAMS
© 2007 Hart Highlands Elementary, Prince George BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Believe In Your Dreams

Sometimes we get lost
Sometimes we get hurt
You feel like you're all alone
You fall down in the dirt
But if you reach inside
And listen to your heart
Who knows what you might find

CHORUS
Believe in your dreams
And make them come true
'Cuz if you believe
Then that's what they do
If you reach for the sky
You might even fly
Set your heart free
Believe in your dreams

When you've got a dream
You've got to let it grow
Find a way to follow it
And never let it go
It's as precious as a pearl
And if you let it shine
You can share it with the world

CHORUS

 


BE KIND TO ONE ANOTHER
© 2009 Mary Jane Shannon Elementary School, Surrey, BC & Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Be Kind to One Another
                                      -- download the chords
CHORUS:
Be kind to one another
Beginning with yourself,
‘Cause that’s the way to make a brighter day.
When we’re kind to one another,
The world’s a better place
And each of us can lead the way.

Our school’s a wonderful place
To laugh and learn and play
We run outside at recess
With a smile on our face.
Here at M.J. Shannon, everyone is welcome
This is what you’ll hear us say…

CHORUS

The teachers help us learn
And make us feel at home.
Together we’re unstoppable
We’ll never feel alone
Here at M.J. Shannon, friends are all around you
A place that we can call our own…

CHORUS


BEST BUDDIES
© 2008 South Broadview Elementary, Salmon Arm BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Best Buddies

Chorus
Best buddies, Stick together
Pick you up when you feel down.
Best buddies,
Come whatever,
Help you keep your feet on the ground.

Everybody needs a buddy
Everyone can use a friend,
You always brighten the mood
Just 'cause of who you are.
I just like to be around you,
Even when you're feeling blue
And I don't mind listening
'Cause that's what best friends do.

Chorus

Thanks for being my best buddy
Thanks for being by my side
'Cause it's fun to play in the sunshine or the rain.
Can't imagine what I'd do without you,
Nothing's gonna stop us now.
'Cause a friend like you
Is stronger than Superglue.

Chorus


BEST BUDS
© 2012 Kispiox Community School, Kispiox, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Best Buds
                                      -- download the chords
Chorus:
Best buds are fun,
Best buds are awesome,
Best buds play and stick together,
They can be best friends forever,
I’m so glad that we’re best buds.

It’s great to have a friend like you,
There’s so many things we can do,
Climb a mountain, or ride our bikes,
Go to the ball field and fly our kites.

Chorus

With best friends you’ve got a lot to share,
You can count on them to always care,
Draw a picture or help you with your math,
Tell a joke that will make you laugh!

Chorus

We like to jump on the trampoline,
Go fishing in a mountain stream,
Sleep over at each other’s house
That’s what friends are all about!

Chorus


BEST FRIENDS FOREVER
© 2009 K.B Woodward Elementary, Surrey, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Best Friends Forever
                                      -- download the chords
When I met you on the street,
I hardly even knew you,
And now we’re best of friends,
We’ve got so much to share.
We like to do the same things,
Laugh and play together,
And now, we’re best friends forever.

Chorus:
We’re best friends, we’re best friends,
We’re best friends, best friends forever.
We’re best friends, we’re best friends,
We’re best friends, best friends forever.

We come from different places
We come from different cultures,
But now we know each other
For who we really are.
We’re different on the outside,
But our hearts are joined together,
And now we’re best friends forever.

Chorus

When you get to know someone,
That’s just the beginning,
You might make a friend for life,
To be there by your side.
Someone you won’t forget,
Can’t get any better,
Than when you’re best friends forever.

Chorus X 2
 


BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE
© 2008 Armstrong Elementary, Armstrong BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Be the Best You Can Be

Chorus
Never give up, you gotta try,
Keep moving forward, you're gonna fly
If you never lose hope, one day you'll see
If you just keep going, you'll be the best you can be.

Today's the day they pick the teams and Jim would love to play,
But if he didn't make it, what would everybody say?
The other kids might laugh and then he'd be ashamed,
That's when the coach came up to him, and this is what he said.

Chorus

Katy wishes she could sing in the talent schow at school,
But the voice inside her head is scared that she'll look like a fool
When she told her Dad, he took her in his arms
Said "Everybody has a chance and Katy you'll go far."

Chorus


BLACK BEAUTY
© 2006 Kamloops Arts Council, Kamloops BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Black Beauty

She always comes running when I call her name
When I'm standing at the fence, with a bucket full of grain.
She nuzzles at my pocket, while I stroke her silky ear.
There's no place I'd rather be than here.

Chorus
She's my Black Beauty
Running with the wind,
She's my Black Beauty
Truly born to win.
There's freedom in her eyesbr Spirit in her stride
How I love to take her reins and ride.

When I climb into the saddle,
I leave the world behind.
The rhythm of the ride
Always clears my mind.
We glide across the pasture
Wet with morning dew
I know Black Beauty loves this too.

Chorus X 2



BRAND NEW DAY 
© 2014 Sacred Heart School, Delta, BC and Lowry Olafson 

  -- listen to  Brand New Day 

Chorus
Life’s so short; savour every moment.
Live your dreams; the hours tick away.
Fill your life with a spirit of adventure.
Each sunrise brings a brand new day.

The world is like a canvas that each of us can paint.
Add your favourite colours, see what you create.
Each day becomes a masterpiece waiting to unfold,
When you let your imagination flow.

Chorus

Life is like a playground, climbing up and sliding down.
Sometimes you get bruises that make you want to frown.
But cuts and scrapes will teach you that even when you fall,
You can start again and stand up tall.

Chorus




BREAK AWAY FROM YESTERDAY
© 2006 West Sechelt Elementary School, Sechelt BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Break Away From Yesterday

Chorus
Break away from yesterday,
Leave the past behind.
Tomorrow is another day
So why not break away.

The phone rang this morning,
It was my best friend.
I told him how I was feeling
To discouraged to pretend
I said I felt like giving up,
Like going back to bed
He listened to my words,
And this is what he said:

Chorus

My friend said, "It's not easy,
But you can make it through.
Don't worry, just call me,
And I'll be there for you."
He said "I've felt this way myself,
But we can't always win,
Tomorrow will be brighter
And you can try again."

Chorus


BREAKING FREE
© 2007 Atlin School, Atlin BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Breaking Free

Chorus
Breaking free, it's up to you
It's up to me, there's nothing we can't do
If we don't give up, no telling where we could be
It's up to us, and we're breakin' free.

Can you find the courage within
When hard times get you down?
Can you break the shackles and chains
That confine you to the ground?
Can you find your voice
And give yourself the choice?
Break out from the pack
And everything that holds you back?

Chorus

Will you do everything that you can
When your future's looking bleak?
Will you take the ultimate risk
And climb the highest peak?
Will you make it right
And try with all your might?
Give a little more
And let your spirit soar!

Chorus


CAN'T GO BACK
© 2009 Queen Mary Elementary School, Vancouver BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Can't Go Back

Chorus
You can't go back,
You gotta keep going
You can't go back
You know you have to try.
Stay on track, hold on to your dreams
'Cause you can't go back in time.

Coulda, shoulda, woulda's no way to live your life,
And everybody makes mistakes.
That's just the way it goes, there's no shame in that,
And you've got what it takes.

Chorus

Regret is just an obstacle you face along the way,
Hold your head up high.
If you don't walk away, you get stronger every day,
Reaching for the sky, so go ahead and try . . .

Chorus



 CAN YOU FEEL THE THUNDER
© 2012 McLeod Road Traditional School, Surrey, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Can You Feel the Thunder
                                     
Chorus:
Can you feel the thunder?
Can you feel the spirit?
Everybody join us,
So all the world can hear it.

We never give up,
We always try to do our best.
We never forget to treat each other
With kindness and respect.
Here at MRT,
We’re a family.

Chorus

When Thunderbolts strike
Nothing can hold us back.
Standing up for each other
Makes us stronger,
And we know that’s a fact.
Here at MRT,
We’re a family.

Chorus



CAN YOU IMAGINE?
© 2006 Eagle Ridge Elementary School, Coquitlam BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Can You Imagine?

Chorus
Can you imagine,
Can you imagine___?
Can you imagine if the stars turned blue
And just like magic all your dreams came true?
Can you imagine you could hold the moon?
Can you imagine_____?

Just the other day, I heard the ocean breeze,
Calling out to me,
"If you believe that you can do it
You know that you'll get through it
Don't ever give up on your dreams."

Chorus

There's a whole world waiting, just for you
You can be who you want to be.
If you believe that you can do it,
Then there's nothing to it,
It's never as hard as it seems.



 CAPTURE THE MOMENT
© 2012 Vauxhall MAP School, Vauxhall, AB and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Capture the Moment
                                      -- download the chords

Chorus:
Capture the moment,
Don’t let it go,
We’re learning together
Where faith and education grow.

Welcome to our school, _ on the prairie,
We believe we can all succeed.
When everybody here stands together
Reaching for our dreams.

Chorus

The sun is shining bright on our horizon,
Every day brings a brand new start.
Who can say what doors you might open
When you listen to your heart?

Chorus

When you’re riding on the wind, the sky’s the limit,
What we’re learning’s going to shape our lives
Carry us strong into the future
Open up your eyes.
Chorus




CATS AND DOGS
© 2009 Queen Mary Elementary School Grade 2 Class, Vancouver BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Cats and Dogs

Chorus
Cats and dogs, _ are totally different.
Cats meow, dogs go bow-wow
Cats climb trees, dogs don't try
And I don't know which one to buy

I'm in the pet store with my money
Puppies and kittens of every kind
Momma told me I could just buy one
It's so hard to decide
Cats don't come when you call them
You can't train a cat to sit
But kittens are so soft and cuddly
Even if they won't do tricks.

Chorus

Dogs can work in search and rescue
But cats can purr and make you feel so nice.
Dogs can swim, cats don't know how,
Dogs chase cats and cats chase mice.
And now it's time for my decision
Will my parents cry or laugh
Won't buy a puppy or a kitten,
I'll come home with a GIRAFFE!

Chorus


CHERRY CREEK
© 2006 John Howitt Elementary School, Grade 4 & 5, Pt Alberni BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Cherry Creek

Cherry Creek is a bubbling brook,
It flows from the mountainside.
In the spring, you can sit with your fishing rod,
And watch the world float by.
At Cherry Creek on the other side,
Where the kids play hide and seek,
The meadow is aglow with buttercups,
Down at Cherry Creek.

Chorus
Cherry Creek, flow forever
Cherry Creek, flowing by.

Chorus

Cherry Creek is a wonderful place
A magic place to me.
In the fall, you can watch the salmon run,
On their journey from the sea.
At Cherry Creek, when it's shivering cold,
And there's frost on all the trees,
You can slide on the ice across the bridge
Down at Cherry Creek.

Chorus


CIRCLE OF COURAGE
© 2011 Westminster Elementary School, Lethbridge, AB and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Circle of Courage
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The Circle of Courage, a gift to us all,
Is there to remind us that we can walk tall,
We learn as we live, to love as we give,
We’re all a part of the circle.

The Circle of Courage helps us to see
Believe in the power in you and in me
We know if we try, we’ll find it inside
We’re all a part of the circle.


Refrain:
So open your heart
Wherever you are
‘Cause we’re all a part
Of the circle.


The Circle of Courage, it never ends,
It’s there to guide us, just like a friend,
Through lows and through highs
In all of our lives
We’re all a part of the circle.

CIRCLE OF FAITH
© 2010 Bruderheim Community School, Bruderheim, AB and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to  Circle of Faith
                                      -- download the chords
Chorus:
Circle of faith
Reaching up to the stars
It’s a circle of faith
You can keep it in your heart.

When you hold your head up high
You can get there if you really try,
Even when you’re feeling hurt and wrong
Underneath you know your spirit’s strong.

Chorus

When someone believes in you
It gives you courage to speak your truth
Feel it flowing like a waterfall
When you know that you’re part of it all.

Chorus

When it feels like your destiny calls,
If you hear it, you’ll be standing tall.
Every hero lives for honour and peace
So many dreams lie within your reach.

Chorus


COME AND PLAY WITH ME
© 2013 Uplands Elementary, Penticton, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Come and Play with Me

Chorus:
Come and play with me,
You’ll have fun, you’ll see
Won’t you come and play with me.

We can ride down the slide, play hide and seek,
You can trust me, ‘cause I won’t peek.
We can_ swing on the monkey bars,
_ Kick the soccer ball, you and me.

Chorus

We can lay on the grass, find shapes in the clouds,
Run like the wind, and laugh out loud,
_ Climb up the fire pole,
_ Dig a hiding hole, you and me.

Chorus

We just met, you’re new to our school,
We could be friends, wouldn’t that be cool?
_ Everybody fits,
_We’re all part of this, you and me.

Chorus

Written with Ms. Irvine’s grade 4 class.



COUGARS ROAR 
© 2013 Mountview Elementary School, Williams Lake, BC and Lowry Olafson 

  -- listen to   Cougars Roar
                                      -- download the chords 

Chorus:
Cougars roar, Cougars try,
Standing tall, reaching high.
Cougars hope, Cougars dream,
All together, we’ll succeed.

We believe we can do it, do it, do it.
Believe in every boy and girl.
We know we’ll get through it, through it, through it,
Together we can change the world.

Chorus

We’re kind and we’re caring, caring, caring,
In all that we do and say.
Our hearts are for sharing, sharing, sharing,
Look at us, we’re on our way!

Chorus


CRAZY COLOURS
© 2011 Ellison Elementary School, Vernon, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to  Crazy Colours
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Chorus:
Crazy colours, dancing like a rainbow
Crazy colours, wherever you go.
What’s on the other side
This crazy rainbow ride?
Everybody wants to know
Wo _oh_ Wo _oh_.

When it’s in your heart, you’ve got to let it show
You’ve got to let it shine, it’s just the way it goes,
Purple, green and blue, can you feel it too?
Come on and join us now.

Chorus

Look up in the sky, as far as you can see
Like a rainbow slide, there for you and me,
Sing it loud and clear, so everyone can hear
Come on and join us now.

Chorus



CURIOUS KIDS
© 2013 West Bay Elementary, West Vancouver, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Curious Kids
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Chorus:
Curious kids, learn about new things
Curious kids, wonder about the world.
Asking questions, cool adventures
That’s how it is – Whoa!
With curious kids.

Why does a slug leave a slimy trail?
How does an airplane fly so high?
Why is a whale as big as a house?
We wanna know why. Why?

Chorus

Why do the trees reach up to the sun?
Why are its leaves so green?
How is the ocean so deep and so blue?
How many stars have you seen?

Chorus

How can a bunny lay chocolate eggs?
Why is a tongue-twister terribly tough?
What does the fairy do with all of our teeth?
Does she not have enough? Enough?

Chorus

Written with Ms. Charlton’s grade two class.


DANCING IN MY RED HIGH HEELS
© 2006 Tatla Lake School, Tatla Lake BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Dancing in my Red High Heels

Chorus
I'm dancing in my red high heels
On a Saturday night.
I'm dancing in my red high heels, 'cause it feels alright.
I go twirling across the floor

These shoes were handed down the line,
From my grandma down to me.
My mother gave them to me on the day I turned sixteen.
She said they felt like magic when you start to move,
And ever since that day, my feet have got the groove.

Chorus

It's so much fun to put them on and dance the night away
Forget about your worries, who cares what people say.
I'll go for gold in my red high heels, I'll show them what I've got.
Everyone will think I'm cool, 'cause these heels are burning hot!

Chorus



DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS
© 2010 Queen Mary Elementary School, Grade 2 class, Vancouver BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Dawn of the Dinosaurs
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Chorus:
At the dawn of the dinosaur,
A long time ago,
The earth was very different,
Perhaps you didn’t know.
T-Rex and Megasaurus
Roamed the jungles and forests
In the age pre-historic,
A long time ago.

If we could go back in time
We’d have to be careful
‘Cause we might get squished between
A Stegosaurus’ toes
And we might wish
We were safe with mom and dad,
‘Cause a dinosaur’s teeth
Can hurt real bad.

Chorus

They’re bigger than elephants
But they come from an egg
Some are vegetarians
Some are carnivores,
And you should beware of them
Cause they might think
That they’d like to eat you
‘Cept that they’re extinct!

Chorus


DIDN'T COME DOWN
© 2009 Simon Cuningham Elementary School, Surrey, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Didn't Come Down

We lost our soccer ball on the roof of the school
We lost our baseball too.
We kicked the football, it flew high off the ground
We came in with a frown, ‘cause they didn’t come down.

We bought a basketball, bounced it off the wall
It wasn’t such a great idea.
‘Cause the wind came up, blew it up all around town
Made a swooshing sound, but it didn’t come down.

We ran to the teacher
Said what we gonna do?
All our balls are sitting on the roof
She said “don’t cry”
It really doesn’t matter
I’ll get the principal
To go and get a ladder

So the principal went up, on the roof of the school
And she was having so much fun.
She called all the teachers to come up too.
So they kick the balls around,
And they wouldn’t come down.

We called 911, said what we gonna do
All of our teachers are playing on the roof
She said, they’re gonna get hungry
From all that running around
Make a big picnic, and they’ll come down

We made fries and pizza and burgers and pie
Pointed a fan at the roof.
When they smelled that feast
They dropped the balls on the ground
And they all came down,
And they all came down.


DISCO DOG AND CRAZY CAT
© 2007 J.L. Webster Elementary, Trail BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Disco Dog and Crazy Cat

Chorus
Disco Dog and Crazy Cat
Dancing through the town.
Only rascals could look like that,
They're the coolest guys in town.
Disco Dog and Crazy Cat,
They're the best of friends.
When you've got two guys like that,
The party never ends.

Disco Dog and Crazy Cat met one day at school.
They were wearing baseball caps,
And they both looked pretty cool.
Disco Dog said to Crazy Cat,
"Where'd you get a hat like that
Would you like to be my friend,
And we could start a brand new trend"

Chorus

Pretty soon everyone at school
Was wearing caps and fancy jewels,
Eating jumping jelly beans,
It was quite a crazy scene.
Going to class was so much fun,
We all got our homework done,
And with nothing left to do,
The teachers started dancing, too.

Chorus

DISCO PIGS
© 2011 Rundle College Elementary, Calgary, AB and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to  Disco Pigs
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Chorus:
Disco Pigs rule the dance floor
Bust a move, they groove and snort,
Disco Pigs are funky hogs,
Very loud, they break the law,
Muddy buddies, rockin’ Disco Pigs.


They dance all day, they squeal and shout
With Elvis wigs and big, pink snouts,
They shake and turn til their bacon burns,
They never stop until they drop!

Chorus

They splish and splash and scrub their skin
In a filthy bath till they’re squeaky clean,
Step out in style, wearing just a smile,
Slip on the tile and they go wild!

Chorus

With curly tails wiggling like a spring,
They oink and wink, they laugh and sing,
They steal the show, we won’t let them go
‘Cause we all dig the Disco Pigs!

Chorus

  DON'T BACK DOWN
© 2010 Killam Public School, Killam, AB and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Don't Back Down
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Chorus:
Don’t back down, keep on going
Don’t back down, I believe in you.
Keep on climbing ‘til you reach the stars,
Don’t back down.


I can see by your frown that you’re feeling down,
And you think you should just give up.
But we’ve been friends for a long, long time,
And it’s not over yet.


Chorus

I haven’t seen you smile in a little while,
And I miss your cheerful ways.
You gotta pick yourself up, dust yourself off,
Tomorrow’s a brand new day.


Chorus

Well, I’ve been there too,
I’ve been in your shoes,
You’re not the only one.
Bring your spirit alive
_ Here’s a high five.
Let’s go and have some fun.


Chorus


DON'T GIVE UP
© 2007 Lucerne Elementary, New Denver BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Don't Give Up

Chorus:
Run away from your broken dreams,
Find a place to begin again.
There’s better times that lie ahead
So don’t give up, and don’t give in.

She thought that she could do it,
She knew she had to try,
Born to be a writer, reaching for the sky.
She wrote a little story, put it in the mail
She didn’t win the contest, she thought that she had failed.

Chorus

That’s what her brother told her
When she came home in tears,
His arm around her shoulder,
He wiped away her fears.
“It’s only the beginning, this is not the end.
I’ll help you to get through it,
And you can try again.”

Chorus


DON'T LET GO
© 2008 Falkland Elementary, Falkland BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Don't Let Go

Chorus
Don't let go,
Hold on to your dreams forever.
Don't let go.
Never stop believing.
Don't let go.
Dreams mean more than anything.
Don't let go.

All my life, I've been a dreamer,
Shooting for the stars, never looking back.
I've got people who believe in me.
That's what keeps me going.
It's their words that keep me on track.

Chorus

When you know the path you want to follow,
You have to take a chance before it disappears.
You've got to grab the moment,
Got to listen to your heart,
And this is what you need to hear.

Chorus


DON'T LOOK UNDER THE BED
© 2009 Kirkbride Elementary, Surrey,BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Don't Look Under the Bed

When the lights go out and you’re all alone
With the sound of your beating heart,
It’s a stormy night, and you’re filled with fright,
There’s shadows in the dark.

Chorus:
Don’t look under the bed,
There might be hungry monsters,
Might be demon llamas,
To fill your heart with dread.
It’s not just in your head,
But don’t look under the bed.

There’s howling wolves and the moon is full
And there’s a witch with an evil screech.
The bed is shaking and my stomach’s aching
I’m right within their reach.

Chorus

There’s something snoring
It must be sleeping
Looks like I’ve gotten lucky,
I’ll turn on the lights and make it bright,
Oh no, it’s just my puppy!

Last Chorus:
Don’t look under the bed,
There might be hungry monsters,
Might be demon llamas,
To fill your heart with dread.
It might not be in your head,
So don’t look under the bed.
Don’t look under the bed.
Don’t look under the bed.


DOWN DOWN DOWN
© 2009 Queen Mary Elementary, Vancouver, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Down Down Down

Chorus:
I’m going down, down, down
To the bottom of the sea.
Down, down, down,
Won’t you come with me.
We’ll explore the ocean floor,
It’s so fun to be___
Down underneath the sea.

There’s a whole new world to discover
Underneath this watery cover,
Where octopi and dolphins play
Swim and splash all day.

Chorus

There’s a baby whale and its mother,
Singing a song in the water.
Where seals and sea turtles dive
The ocean’s so alive!

Chorus


DOWN IN LOWER POST
© 2007 Denetia School, Lower Post BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Down In Lower Post

Chorus
When it's summertime, down in Lower Post
They're the days I like the most.
When the trout are biting, and the river runs,
Down in Lower Post.

There's a little village
By the Yukon border
Just past Lucky Lake
That's where I was born
A little piece of magic
Where my spirit stays.

Chorus

I go biking in the forest
On the winding trails,
When the sun is burning hot.
My friends come too
And when we reach the lake,
That's the place we stop.

Chorus


DREAMS COME TRUE
© 2008 Silver Creek Elementary School, Salmon Arm BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Dreams Come True

Chorus
Dreams come true
For me and you
All you have to do is try.
If you put your mind to it,
You know you can do it,
You can make your dreams come true.

Sittin' on the couch, dreamin' about
What I'm gonna do with my life.
I want to follow my heart,
Go where it takes me.

Chorus

Life is a journey, twisting and turning,
So many ways that you could go,
And whatever it takes,
You've gotta be brave to get there.

Chorus

Every morning is a brand new day,
You never know what's coming next.
So when you wake up,
Just try to remember…

Chorus


DREAM HIGH
© 2009 Sumas First Nation, Abbotsford / Sumas BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Dream High
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Chorus
Dream high
Above the mountains
The sky is not so far
When you're reaching for the stars
You discover who you are,
So dream high, dream high.

I've known you for a long time
And I believe in you.
I've watched you through the years
I know you're strong and true.
Strong enough to grow,
Brave enough to cry,
So let your feelings show
Go on and give it a try.

Chorus

Fear is nothing but a word,
Just be who you are,
When you're looking deep within,
You find strength in your heart.
Life is like a treasure
A gift for you and me
We can help each other see
And set our spirits free.

Chorus


EAGLE ROCK
© 2007 Dease Lake School, Dease Lake BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Eagle Rock

Chorus
Eagle Rock is where we go
And if you climb up to the top
You can see the Tahltan River flow
Eagle Rock is where we love to walk
The world is at your feet
At Eagle Rock.

You can still see the caves
People lived in long ago
Up on Eagle Rock
Where the soap berries grow
Where the First Nations hunted
With their arrows and their bows
High above the valley far below

Chorus

The hawks soar and circle
In the clear blue sky
The ravens full of mischief
Are never far behind
In the mountain silence
You can hear their cry
Way up where the eagles fly.

Chorus



 EVERYBODY'S DIFFERENT BUT THE SAME
© 2013 West Bay Elementary, West Vancouver, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Everybody's Different But The Same
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Chorus:
Everybody’s different but the same, but the same.
Everybody’s different but the same, we’re the same.
Respect each other
Be kind to your friends
Everybody’s different, everybody’s different,
Everybody’s different but the same.

When you accept other people for who they are,
For how they look
And touch their heart,
You’ll find it doesn’t matter
It really doesn’t matter at all.

Chorus

Listen to your friends with an open mind,
Be true to yourself
Don’t leave anyone behind.
You’ll find it doesn’t matter
It really doesn’t matter at all.

Chorus

Written with Ms. Bant’s grade 3 class.


EVERY BROKEN WING CAN HEAL
© 2013 Anahim Lake / Tatla Lake Schools, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Every Broken Wing
 

Chorus:
Every broken wing needs faith and spirit
Every open heart needs love and care
Everything we dream
Everything we feel
Every broken wing can heal.

There was an eagle with a broken wing
Stranded on the shore
So I tied his wing with a piece of string
And I took him home, made a bed of grass
We fed him scraps,
Took care of him.

Chorus

And everyday, his wing grew stronger,
Everyday, the hurt began to heal,
Til the day arrived, he was ready to fly,
Take to the sky
And we set him free!

Chorus


EVERY CHILD
© 2008 Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary School, Westbank BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Every Child

Chorus
Every child has a heart
Every child is a friend
Every child gets a chance
To make a difference in the end

We learn to love
We love to learn
We walk in faith
With Jesus at every turn
We've got a school
Where we can grow
It's a special place
Our Lady of Lourdes where…

Chorus

Reach down inside
And lend a hand
You can help a child
Just listen and understand
Here at our school
We try to care
For other children
Everywhere, 'cause…

Chorus x2

Yes, we'll make a difference in the end


FALLING FEATHER
© 2006 Bamfield Community School, Grade 4-9, Bamfield BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Falling Feather

Chorus
Falling feather, falling down,
Down where I am, here on the ground,
A gift from an eagle, up in the sky,
Picking me up, bringing me luck, helping me fly.

Down at Brady's Beach, you can see the open ocean,
Feel the pounding of the surf, as it crashes on the shore.
I come to watch the sunset, beyond the Broken Islands,
When the sky is glowing crimson, up where the eagles soar.

Chorus

Walking along the sand, one day I saw a feather
Falling from the sky, and I caught it in my hand.
I held it like a treasure, like a blessing from the elders,
And circling far above me, I could hear the eagles cry.

Chorus x 2


FIFTEEN WAYS TO TRICK YOUR TEACHER
© 2010 LT Westlake Elementary School, Taber, AB and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Fifteen Ways to Trick your Teacher
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Chorus:
There’s fifteen ways to trick your teacher
Every kid should know,
Make sure that he doesn’t catch you
Or to the office you will go.

You can show up in the morning wearing your pajamas,
Dress up like a monkey, pretend to go bananas,
Sneak out the bathroom window, leave a mannequin on your chair,
Glue his markers to his desk, put confetti in his hair.


Chorus

You can lock him out of the classroom, say the door is broken,
That you’d really like to help him but you just can’t get it open,
Bring a glass of milk that you trip and spill upon him,
Hide his reading glasses so he has to cancel classes!


Chorus

Give him a pencil that won’t sharpen, a pen that falls apart,
Put a sign that says for sale on the window of his car,
Switch his coffee for molasses, put wasabi in his sandwich
Drop an eyeball in his glass, make him beg for a different class.

Chorus


FIFTY FEET FROM THE FINISH LINE
© 2007 Kaien Island Alternate School/Friendship House, Prince Rupert, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Fifty Feet from the Finish Line

I was fifty feet from the finish line
And the rain was pourin' down
My feet pounding hard against the ground
I could not hear a sound

Chorus
Don't give up,
You're almost there
Don't lose hope,
You've come so far.

Everybody thought I would finish first
And I don't wanna let 'em down
But my legs feel like they're made of stone
And I could pack it in right now.

Chorus

Bridge:
Just when you think you can't go on
You get a second wind
And start to feel so strong.

I can hear the crowd shoutin' out my name
Rain drippin' off my brow
I'm gonna cross that line, gonna show 'em all
Nothing's gonna stop me now.

Repeat Chorus


FIFTY YEARS
© 2010 Milk River Elementary School, Milk River, AB and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Fifty Years
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Chorus:
Fifty years of learning,
Since they opened up these doors
Fifty years of memories,
These walls have seen it all.
Fifty years of caring
You know that we’re not done
At Milk River Elementary
Our dreams have just begun.

We’re gonna blast from the past,
Leap into the future
When you take a look back
Think of everyone who’s been here.
You can see how things have changed
But some things are still the same.


Chorus

We’re a small school
In for a big celebration
We’re part of the dream
This community was built on
And when these days are gone,
The learning carries on.


Chorus


FIFTY YEARS OF LEARNING
© 2011 Christina Lake Elementary School, Christina Lake Elementary and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Fifty Years of Learning
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Chorus:
Fifty years of learning,
Fifty years of fun
Look at the smiling faces
Welcoming everyone.
Fifty years of caring,
Fifty years of friends,
At Christina Lake
Our story never ends.

Another coat of paint,
Another class of kids,
A new generation
Learning here
Just like our parents did!

Chorus

These same four walls
Holding all our dreams,
Laughter in the halls
Still echoing
Like it’s always been.

Chorus

FIGHTING FOR LOVE
© 2006 Parkhill Elemenatary, Dawson Creek BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Fighting for Love

Chorus
Fighting for love, to make this world free,
They're so far from home, over the sea.
They're fighting for us,
They're fighting for love.

They left their friends and their families
To fight for their country
Left hopes and their dreams far behind.
They traded their shoes in for new army boots and
They didn't know what they would find.

Chorus

The trenches were muddy, and soldiers were falling,
And the cold chilled them right to the bone.
But they didn't give up, no they didn't back down,
Til the battle was over and won.

Chorus



FLAME FAME
© 2011 150 Mile House Elementary School, 150 Mile House, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Flame fame
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Chorus:
Flame fame, we stand strong together
Flame fame, that’s how we roll.
We’re taking aim, ready for whatever,
We’re on our game, Flame fame.

Bring on the day, bring on the fun,
When we’re with each other we’re Number One.
There isn’t anything that you can’t do
150 Mile School believes in you.

Chorus

We’re 150 Mile and we never stop,
Let’s get out and show them – what we’ve got.
Everybody’s working, we can reach the top,
We’re on fire and the Flames are hot!

Chorus


FLY AWAY
© 2008 Ashton Creek Elementary, Enderby BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Fly Away

Chorus
Fly away, on a summer's day
We can float away, just watch us glide.
In between the reeds and the shady trees
We're gonna fly away on a river ride.

Now that school's out
And the summer's here,
We can rock and roll and just let go
Do anything we please
We can scream and shout
"Go get the tubes out!"
And float along the river in the summer breeze.

Chorus

There's a swimming hole
By the waterwheel
Where the kids are laughing, watch them splashing,
Listen to them squeal
And we all know
That the water's cold
But we don't care
"Cause we like the way it feels!

Chorus




FLY HIGH
© 2013 South Rutland Elementary, Kelowna, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Fly High
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Chorus:
Fly high__ to the limits,
Higher than the sky.
Like a rocket to the stars,
We can try, you and I.
Fly high__ take a chance,
Let it shine__ don’t be shy,
Together we can launch our dreams,
Let ‘em fly__ fly high.

Nothing can stop us,
If we believe,
If we’ve got the courage,
We can succeed.

Chorus

There’s a star in my pocket,
Just waiting to shine.
Even if I’ve forgotten
It’ll always be mine.

Chorus

Every star is different
Like you and me,
And when we give it our best,
Imagine who we can be!

Chorus

FORTY THOUSAND THINGS TO DO
© 2010 Queen Mary Elementary School, Vancouver BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Forty Thousand Things to Do
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Jake was lying on the couch, looking at the ceiling,
Wasn’t having any fun, had a kind of tired feeling.
Katie came along and said, “Hey what’s the matter with you?
You’re stuck inside all by yourself,
There’s forty thousand things to do!”

Chorus:
There’s forty thousand things to do.
You’ve got a lot of choices.
Ba da da da da la la loo loo
There’s forty thousand things to do.

“You can go down to the zoo, see the monkeys and the lions,
Get an ice cream and some popcorn, see giraffe’s as tall as giants.
Or you can walk down to the park, maybe make a new friend,
Do a choo choo on the slide
Climb back up and go again.”

Chorus

“Lie on the grass and watch the clouds, maybe have a little picnic
Play a game of hide and seek, write a song so you can sing it,
Ride your bike around the block, read a book or have a swim
Play some hockey on the street
Don’t care if you lose or win.”

Chorus


FREE AS THE WIND
© 2009 Morfee Elementary, Mackenzie BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Free as the Wind
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Chorus
I wanna be free as the wind, soar through the sky,
Way up about the clouds, feeling so alive,
I wanna be free as the wind, fly like an eagle
Free as the wind.

I'm down here on the ground, watching the eagles glide,
Floating like feathers in the sky.
In my imagination, anything is possible,
Dreams can make you fly.

Chorus

There's so many things I could do with my life,
So many places I could go.
If I take some chances, just think where I could be
If I let my spirit show.

Chorus


FREEDOM ISN'T FREE
© 2006 Sunshine Coast Alternate School and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Freedom Isn't Free

Chorus
Freedom isn't free
It costs a lot to win
It's something we can't see
But that's where life begins
It's what we need to be
But freedom isn't free.

They fought a war that ended back in '45
We watched our mothers crying
As our fathers said goodbye.
They risked their lives for liberty,
So their children could live peacefully
They left us with this legacy
For us to keep alive.

Chorus

I'm standing in a meadow with my little girl,
She takes this for granted
She's new to the world.
She does not know the history
She has not seen the tragedy,
The gift they gave humanity
'Cause she still hasn't heard (that)

Chorus


FRIENDS ARE FOREVER
© 2009 Beaverly Elementary School, Prince George, BC, and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Friends are Forever

Chorus:
Friends are forever
Though they come and go
When you’re together
Side by side, you’ll grow
Friends are forever, forever.

They pick you up when you’re feeling sad
Hear you out when you’re feeling bad,
That’s what good friends do,
They’re always there for you.


Chorus

Friends are there through thick and thin,
Pull you out when you can’t win,
Your friends will stick around,
They’ll never let you down.


Chorus


FRIENDS ARE LIKE NOODLES
© 2006 Ecole College Heights Elementary School, Prince George BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Friends are Like Noodles

Chorus
Friends are like noodles
They're all different kinds
Everyone should have oodles
Of every design
In all different colours
Saucy or plain
There's never two noodles
Exactly the same.

Noodles are fun to play with, no matter what the flavour
Some are cheesy, some are messy
It's just how they're created.
Macaroni bounces, spaghettini twirls
Tortellini's totally awesome
Just like boys and girls.

Chorus

Noodles are always noodles, no matter what the sauce is
Friends will bring you comfort
No matter what the cost is.
Fettuccini's filling, angel hair's divine
Lasagna saves your life and
Linguini makes you shine.

Chorus



FRIENDS TIL THE END OF TIME
© 2009 Carney Hill Elementary School, Prince George BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Friends Til the End of Time
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Chorus
Friends til the end, that's what we are,
You're always there for me, and I won't let you down.
Friends til the end, together we will shine,
'Cause we're friends til the end of time.

A friend is someone in your life who cares for you
Gives you courage, and you can count on too.
A friend is someone you can trust, and tell your troubles to,
A friend is fun, a friend is kind, just like you.

Chorus

A friend is someone who is loyal and you look up to,
Who you respect because they're honest and true.
A friend is someone you can lean on
And share your secrets, too
A friend is nice, a friend is cool, just like you.

Chorus


FRIENDS COME FROM THE HEART
© 2006 Canalta Elementary School, Dawson Creek BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Friends Come from the Heart

Chorus
Friends come from the heart
And friends will always care.
And when you're apart
You can always hold them there.
You can count on them right from the start,
'Cause friends come from the heart.

I've got a friend, his name is Jim
I can always depend on him.
We like to run in the summer sun
Skipping stones and having fun,
And Jim will always listen, he never walks away,
When times are tough, he cheers me up,
That's why I have to say…

Chorus

And then there's Sue, and she's like that too,
She likes to do the same things I do.
We like to talk, take afternoon walks,
Telling our secrets and sharing thoughts.
And Sue is like a treasure, 'cause she takes me as I am,
When I feel down, she sticks around
And that's why she's my friend.

Chorus



FRIENDS FOREVER II
© 2006 Tumbler Ridge Elementary School, Tumbler Ridge BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Friends Forever II

Chorus
We'll be friends forever,
Best of friends together.
I'll always be there when you call,
I'll try to catch you when you fall,
We'll be together, standing tall,
Friends forever, forever friends forever.

We grew up together, you lived just down the street,
There was an old oak tree where we used to meet.
We would lie there for hours throwing rocks in the stream,
Shared our secrets and hopes and dreams.

Chorus

We went sledding in December, and swimming in July
I can still remember those days gone by.
Now that we are older, many things have changed,
But one thing remains the same…

Chorus



FRIENDS FOREVER III
© 2010 Panorama Heights Elementary School, Coquitlam, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Friends Forever III
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Chorus:
Old friends, new friends,
Just wanna have fun together.
True friendship never ends.
We’re gonna be friends forever.

We could travel the world.
It’d be an adventure.
I know I can count on you
Wherever we go.


Chorus

We’re looking for treasure,
And what could be better,
Than a friend that’s forever?
Nothing I know.


Chorus

If we ever get lost,
It won’t really matter,
‘Cause we’ll be together,
We’ll find our way home.


Chorus

FROSTBITE
© 2009 Queen Mary Elementary School Grade 3-4, Vancouver BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Frostbite

I'm gonna put on my thermal underwear,
Pull on my warmest pants,
An extra coat so I don't get cold
I can't take a chance.
Two cozy sweaters, a balaclava
Ear muffs pulled down tight,
Cuz it's cold as ice outside tonight
And I don't wanna get frostbite.

Chorus
Mom's right, she's always so bright.
It's sucha cold night
And that's a huge fright.
I'm a strange sight, all bundled up tight
But I won't get frostbite
Tonight!

I'll wrap an electric blanket
Like a scarf around my head
Might look like a mummy, but I'll feel yummy,
Sliding on my sled.
My mom said to be careful
And I know she's right
Cuz it's cold as ice outside tonight
And I don't wanna get frostbite.

Chorus

Gonna borrow a pair of my Daddy's socks
Slip on my winter boots
Pull on my mitts, make sure they fit
Snug with my winter suit.
I've got all my stuff on
But now it's suppertime
I'm boiling hot, but tonight I'm not
Gonna face the fright - frostbite.

Chorus



FUNKY MONKEY
© 2007 Robson Community School, Bamfield BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Funky Monkey

I was walking in the jungle, I could not believe my eyes
When I saw the funky monkey get a great surprise.
He was sitting on an anthill, but he did not see the ants
When all of a sudden, he began to dance.

Chorus
The funky monkey is kind of crazy,
Does the disco, even though he's lazy,
He puts bananas in his coffee,
Tops it of with chewy toffee
That's why we all call him
The funky monkey.

I was driving in the city, and I very nearly crashed
Almost hit the funky monkey, he was speeding way too fast.
He was in a hot pink sports car with a spoiler on the back
When he swerved across the traffic just to get himself a snack.

Chorus

I was sailing in the ocean, I was sure I saw a shark,
But it was just the funky monkey swimming in the dark.
He was wearing purple swim trunks, and he climbed into my boat.
He told me he was thirsty, then he stole my root beer float.

Chorus


FUN IN THE SUN
© 2007 Conrad Elementary, Prince Rupert BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Fun in the Sun

Chorus
Fun in the sun, school is history,
Summer's just begun, and it does this to me.
I'm feelin' so free, bursting with energy,
I'm having fun in the sun.

I go swimming down at Rainbow Lake,
On sunny afternoons,
There's castles out of sand to make
So many things to do,
Like catching fish on days like this,
Throw frisbees in the air,
And friends are with me everywhere.

Chorus

I go biking down the mountain
With my friends not far behind.
It gets your heart to poundin'
When you take a jump and fly.
There's frogs to catch on lily pads,
You can watch the salmon run,
Tell stories til the day is done.

Chorus


FUZZY CARROTS ARE EPIC
© 2011 Sunshine Coast Camp Byng Creativity Camp, Roberts Creek, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Fuzzy Carrots are Epic

Jasper is a kid who never cleans his desk
And Zoe just couldn’t bear it,
One day she reached in and took a look,
Pulled out a fuzzy carrot!

Chorus:
Fuzzy carrots are epic,
We found them in Jasper’s desk
All gibbled and moldy and mushy,
Just guess what we found next.

There was a furry pickle and a pizza crust
A half-eaten slimy banana,
Zoe said “Jasper, I’m surprised you’re not dead.
You can smell it all the way to Montana!

Chorus

Jasper said “You ruined my experiment.
This was my science lab.
I was working on creating new forms of life
And now they’ve all gone bad!”

Chorus


 GO GREEN
© 2009 Biss Elementary School, Tumbler Ridge BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Go Green

Chorus:
Go green, ‘cause the earth is our home,
Go green, we can’t do it alone,
Go green, we can save the world together.
Go green, Mother Nature is calling for help
And she’s counting on you and me____
Go green.


You can hear it in the sound of the wind,
Listening to Mother Nature sing,
She’s saying that she’s hurt,
And she’s running out of time.
She’s telling everyone of us, “Now’s the time to start,”
We can make her shine, let’s do our part.


Chorus

I can take a bus or ride my bike,
And remember to turn out the lights,
Buy a grocery bag,
And use it every time,
Take a minute to recycle, use solar power,
Drink water from the tap, take shorter showers.


Chorus

GIVE IT A GO
© 2014 MacCorkindale Elementary, Vancouver, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Give It a Go 
                                      -- download the chords 

Chorus:
Give it a go, give it a try
Come on and give it a chance, give it your best
You don't have to be shy.
Give it a go,
If you believe you can fly
You may not have a lot
But give it all that you've got
Reach for the sky.

It won't always be easy
Sometimes you won't understand
You might trip, you might fall,
Feel a little bit small,
And you might need a hand but…

Chorus

If you've got the spirit
And heart full of dreams
Feel the passion inside
The courage to try,
You know you'll succeed, so…

Chorus


GO WITH IT
© 2009 Our Lady of Perpetual Help Elementary School, Vancouver BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Go With It!
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If you've got a song to sing.
Go with it.
If you want to live your dream,
Go with it.
You don't have to be shy, just give it a try
Til it's your time to shine.
Go with it. Go with it.

If you believe you can reach the stars,
Go with it.
Be true to who you are
Go with it.
What's holding you down, there's no need for a frown,
You can turn it all around.
Go with it. Go with it.

When you follow your heart
It's new day
To start_ again.

Every journey begins with a single step,
Go with it.
Just make a promise to yourself
Go with it.
You can shout it out loud
Break free from the crowd
You'll be standing proud.
Go with it. Go with it.
Go with it. Go with it.
Go with it. Go with it.


HAND IN HAND
© 2012 St. Benedict Elementary, Leduc, AB and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Hand in Hand
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Chorus:
Hand in hand, we learn together,
Hand in hand, we share our gifts.
Fill our hearts with love and laughter,
God is with us, yes He is.

We’re inspired by the Holy Spirit
At St. Benedict School.
We stand strong, knowing He is here
In everything we do.

Chorus

In the classrooms, in the hallways,
The children feel at home,
We treat each other like we want to be treated,
‘Cause everybody knows…

Chorus

We’re walking in Jesus’ footsteps
Everywhere we go,
Serving others with joy and kindness
So all our love can show.

Chorus


HAPPY YOU'RE HERE
© 2007 Eagle Ridge Elementary School, Coquitlam BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Happy You're Here

Chorus
We're happy you're here
You're welcome to stay
We want you to know
We're glad that you came.
We're happy you're here
Make yourself at home,
Let's all give a cheer,
'Cause we're happy you're here.


I can see that you're new
Won't you tell me your name
I can show you a round
Then we'll go play a game.
There's so much to do
And you can be part
We can make a brand new start.

Chorus

So don't be afraid, it'll all be okay
Everyone's special in their own way,
You'll make lots of friends, have lots of fun
And you know we've just begun.

Chorus



 HEALTHY KIDS
© 2013 Uplands Elementary, Penticton, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Healthy Kids

Chorus:
Healthy kids are really great
Growing big and strong,
We’re healthy kids, let’s celebrate,
Listen to our song.

We like to run,
We like to play,
We like to jump,
And shout hooray! Hooray!

Chorus

Eat lots of fruit,
Drink lots of milk,
Get lots of sleep,
It’s what we need! Hooray!

Chorus

Make lots of friends,
And wear a smile,
It feels so nice,
Give it a try! Hooray!

Chorus

Written with Ms. Hancock’s grade 1 class.


HERE COMES UNDERDOG
© 2008 Mountain View Elementary School, Coquitlam BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Here Comes Underdog

We're lost at sea, it's getting dark
The waves are huge, I see a shark.
He's circling round, we're going down,
Can this be true? What will we do?

Chorus:
Here comes Underdog
Through the wind and through the fog
He's our hero, he's our friend
He'll save us once again.
Here comes Underdog
Flying at the speed of zog
He'll be with us to the end
It's Underdog again

And now he's here, but he's too small
Even Underdog can't lift us all
Our only hope if he has a rope
Is to tie our boat and pull us home

Chorus

He ties it on, the shark is mad
Tries to attack, he's coming fast
No need to fear, we're out of here
Thanks Underdog, we're in the clear.


HERE WITH YOU
© 2006 Silver Creek Elementary School Grade 4-7, Hope BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Here With You

Chorus
Here with you, I belong,
A love like this can't be wrong,
I never dreamed, I never knew,
That I'd find love here with you.

When I saw you at the party in your silky dress,
Your smile was like the silver,
You wore around your neck.
When I saw your face, bright and clear,
Everybody else, seemed to disappear.

Chorus

When I walked towards you
And I asked your name,
Your voice was like an angel
I've never felt the same.
Ever since, our first kiss,
Tjere's been nothing else
That feels like this.

Chorus


 H.E.R.O.
© 2011 Ecole Agnes Davidson Elementary, Lethbridge, AB and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   H.E.R.O.
                                      -- download the chords

Chorus:
H.E.R.O., I can be a hero
H.E.R.O., so can you
H.E.R.O., Je peux etre heros
H.E.R.O. et comme vous.

“H” is for honesty
The truth will set us free
“E” is for empathy
Be kind to you and me.

Chorus

Et “R” c’est pour respect
Et c’est ce que l’on fait,
Own my actions every day
I’m going to do just what I say!

Chorus

At Agnes Davidson,
It’s how it’s always been,
Learning and having fun,
Avec tous et chacun!

Chorus


HE SHOOTS, HE SCORES
© 2007 Twin Rivers Elementary School, Castlegar BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   He Shoots, He Scores

Chorus
He shoots, he scores,
And everybody roars
We'll win, this game,
Gonna make it to the hall of fame.

If we win tonight, we'll make it to the playoffs.
If we get it right, we'll take it all the way.
We've been training hard all year,
It's time to put on all our gear,
And show the world that we know how to play.

Chorus

The fans are here, they're filling up the bleachers
The other team is pumped, they're playing pretty rad.
Nobody's giving in, we both want to win
Everybody wants these playoffs bad.

Chorus

Now we're tied three-three, going in to overtime
We're one man short, when Tommy intercepts a pass
He gets a breakaway
He's got to save the day
He takes his shot on goal lightning fast.

Last Chorus
He shoots, He scores
And everybody roars
We've won, this game
Gonna make it to the hall of fame.



HEY HO KAMEYOSEK
© 2009 Kameyosek Elementary School, Edmonton, AB and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Hey Ho Kameyosek

Chorus:
Hey ho, Kameyosek, where we care,
Hey ho, Kameyosek, where we share,
Hey ho, Kameyosek, where we treat each other fairly,
Hey ho, Kameyosek School.


There’s lots of kids at our school,
We love to learn together,
We make lots of friends,
And we could play forever.
We love our sports and our recess,
We love our reading and writing
We love our teachers and staff
And we all feel like singing…


Chorus

And we make everyone welcome,
‘Though we’re not all the same,
Take time to listen,
Know each other by name,
Every day’s an adventure,
From spelling to gym,
From social to field trips,
It makes our hearts sing…


Chorus


HILLS OF HOMEWORK
© 2008 Holy Cross Elementary, Penticton, BC

  -- listen to   Hills of Homework
                                     
Chorus:
I’ve got hills of homework, what a mess
Tonight I won’t get any rest
Someone save me SOS
I’ve got hills of homework, sitting on my desk

My teacher told me it was due last Friday
And she’ll scold me if I don’t get it done
This long division has got me wishin’
That I was fishin’
And having fun

CHORUS

And did I mention…
I’ve got a headache
And a detention
And it really hurts
I’m feeling lazy
And kind of hazy
I’m going crazy
I’m gonna burst!

CHORUS

Hills of homework SOS


HILLVIEW HEROES
© 2011 Hillview Elementary, Vernon BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Hillview Heroes
                                      -- download the chords
Chorus:
Look at us, we’re Hillview Heroes,
We can do anything if we try.
Look at us, caring for each other
Hillview Heroes, reaching for the sky.

It’s fun to learn at Hillview,
It’s where we meet new friends,
We play and sing together,
The kindness never ends!

Chorus

We all respect each other.
We help each other too,
Our teachers always listen.
They’re here for me and you!

Chorus

Nature’s all around us,
Fields and birds and streams.
We’re taking care of our world
As we follow our dreams!

Chorus


HOME AWAY FROM HOME
© 2010 Canuck Place Hospice, Vancouver, BC

  -- listen to   Home Away from Home
                                      -- download the chords
Chorus:
It’s our home away from home,
A place for us,
A place where we belong,
Where hearts are kind and warm,
And filled with love,
It’s our home away from home.

Canuck Place is a garden of love,
A safe haven for you and me,
Inspires every one of us
To be all that we can be.

Chorus

Canuck Place is full of laughter,
Friends and cookies and families,
Carries comfort and strength to us,
Like a waterfall of peace.

Chorus


HOME OF THE NISGA'A NATION
© 2007 Lowry Olafson
and Nisga'a Elementary School, New Aiyansh BC

  -- listen to   Home of the Nisga'a Nation

Chorus
In the valley where the Nass River flows
That's the home of the Nisga'a Nation.
On the mountains where the cedar forest grows,
That's the home of the Nisga'a Nation.

The Eagle and the Killer Whale
The Raven and the Wolf live there.
The Land of the beaver, frog and owl and bear.
It's the place they're free to roam
The part of earth that we call home
And we need to treat this land with care.

Chorus

In the spring when the oolichan run
Just before the salmon come,
Such a beautiful sight in the Land of the Rising Sun
Where the Totem Pole was born
And the Chilkat first was worn,
It's the place where we will always live as one.

Chorus



HOME WITH MY FAMILY
© 2009 Satoo Elementary, Edmonton, AB and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Home with my Family
                                      -- download the chords

Chorus:
Home with my family,
Feels so good to me,
When we’re all together
That’s where I love to be,
Home with my family.


My brothers and my sisters, my mom and my dad,
We care about each other and we’re so glad,
To have our home to keep us warm,
When it’s cold outside in the wintertime.


Chorus

We skip outside and have so much fun,
There’s enough love for everyone.
We come inside at suppertime,
Play some games, that’s how we end our day.


Chorus


HOPE IS LIKE A CHICKEN
© 2006 Springwood Elementary School, Pr George BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Hope is Like a Chicken

Hope is like a chicken walkin down the street
He might be panic stricken, but he's still on his feet.
He's still got his heart, and if he keeps his head,
If he keeps on believing, who knows where this road will end.

Chorus
Keep going, keep trying,
Never quit, keep flying,
Have fun, hang on,
Love life, hold strong.

Life is like an eagle, soaring thru the skies
He's free to spread his wings and go, anywhere his heart desires
He can fly up to the heavens, thru all the ups and downs
If he learns to let the currents lift him off the ground.

Chorus

Faith is like a turtle, who lays her eggs down in the sand
She leaves them there forever, and does not come back again
There's only some that make it, from the nest down to the sea
But that mama turtle knows that's how it has to be.

Chorus x2


HOW DID THIS HAPPEN
© 2008 Shuswap Middle School, Salmon Arm BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   How Did This Happen?

Every time I see your face,
My heart starts to race,
I see the sparkle in your eyes
And I get hypnotized.
And I get butterflies,
Every time you pass me by.

Chorus
How did this happen?
How did it come to this?
I was only standing there,
Minding my own business
How did this happen?
How could you feel that way?
I can't believe you love me
How did this happen today?

It's the happiest day of my life,
You made everything feel right
My dreams have all come true
Knowing that you love me too
I don't know how you knew
But I'm so glad you do.

Chorus


I AM WHO I AM
© 2012 Red Bluff Lhtako Elementary, Quesnel, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   I Am Who I Am
                                      -- download the chords
Chorus:
I am who I am,
Don’t be a bully
Let me be myself
It hurts me when you laugh.
And when you say those things to me
I may not let it show,
But I am who I am,
And I think you need to know.

You like to call me names
Sometimes you push and shove,
And though I’m even scared to talk,
And I know that you may not,
I’m asking you to stop.

Chorus

I’m going to stand my ground,
Just like anybody should,
Because the things you say and do
Might seem so cool to you,
But it’s just cruel.

Chorus

Bridge:
Ah, why do you have to do it?
How does it make you feel?
Because the things you say and do
Might seem so cool to you,
But they’re just cruel.

Chorus


IF I WAS THE PRINCIPAL
© 2009 Queen Mary Elementary, Grade 4 class, Vancouver BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   If I was the Principal
                                      -- download the chords

If I was the principal, I'd change all the rules
Wouldn't be no homework, no tests in the school
We'd skateboard in the hallway, eating pizza and ice cream,
It'd be so good, we could be so bad,
We'd make the teachers scream.

If I was the principal, we wouldn't have to work,
Recess wouldn't end, we'd go berserk!
We'd have a roller coaster, ride it all day long,
It'd be so fun, til the day is done,
And nothing could go wrong.

Chorus
If I was the principal, I was the principal,
Let's make it perfectly clear,
If I was the principal, I was the principal,
Things would be different 'round here.

If I was the principal, we could change our names
We'd fire all the teachers and play video games.
We'd write our own report cards, get straight A's
Mom'd be so glad, even though we're bad
Every single day!

Chorus

If I was the principal, we could bring our pets
Have food fights in the lunchroom, the place would be a mess
Disco in the classroom, wouldn't it be cool
Might not be fair, but we don't care
'Cause kids would run the school!

Chorus


IF ONLY THE WINDOW WAS OPEN
© 2009 A.H.P. Matthew Elementary, Surrey BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   If Only the Window was Open
                                      -- download the chords

Chorus

If only the window was open,
I wouldn't be stuck with these chores,
If only the window weren't broken,
I wouldn't be scrubbing these floors.

I'm in deep trouble now.
I hit a home run.
Fast as a comet, no one could have caught it.
I smashed the neighbour's window,
And now my life is shattered,
His face is turning red,
I've never seen him madder.

Chorus

My dad says I'm bad,
Took away my allowance,
Unplugged the TVm
He's really mad at me.
I think I'll stick to tennis,
Or something more like chess
I was just doing my best,
And now my life's a mess!

Chorus X 2



IGNITE YOUR LIGHT
© 2013 Uplands Elementary, Penticton, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Ignite Your Light

Chorus:
Ignite your light,
Like a flash in the sky
Like a bolt of lightning,
We’re gonna fly!

We help each other grow,
We’ve got the courage to try.
At Uplands School we know,
And we keep reaching high___

Chorus

Each of us can shine,
All of us belong.
We show the red and black,
Together we are strong___

Chorus

We celebrate our school,
Wherever we may roam,
Forever in our hearts,
Uplands is our home___

Chorus

Written with Ms. Kantz’s grade 5 class.


I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL
© 2012 Red Bluff Lhtako Elementary, Quesnel, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   I Know How You Feel
                                      -- download the chords
Empathy, for you and me
Makes our school, a kinder place,
Close your eyes, go inside,
Open up your heart.
I know how you feel
It’s happened to me.
I know how you feel.

I can tell by watching you
By listening, that you feel blue,
Is there something I can do,
To brighten up your day?
I know how you feel
It’s happened to me.
I know how you feel.

Hey, I’m doing fine thanks!
But how about you?
Soon there’ll be sunshine
Every day is new.

When you see someone in need,
Here’s a possibility
Ask them, “Will you play with me”
You might even make a friend.
I know how you feel
It’s happened to me.
I know how you feel.


I'M ALWAYS THERE FOR YOU
© 2009 Old Yale Road Elementary, Surrey, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   I'm Always There for You
                                      -- download the chords
Chorus:
I’m always there for you,
You can count on me.
And when you’re feeling down, I’ll be around,
You just wait and see.
No matter what you’re going through,
I’m always there for you.


You’re my friend, and that won’t ever end.
That could never change, ‘cause we can get through anything.
Together we’re so strong,
You know we can’t go wrong,
We make the best of everything.


Chorus

And with you, every day is new,
Like a carnival, you know we’ve got it all.
If life is just a game,

We’re in the Hall of Fame,
And we can’t ever fall.

Chorus

 


I'M DROWNING IN HOMEWORK
© 2009 Queen Mary Elementary, Vancouver, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   I'm Drowning in Homework

Chorus:
I’m drowning in homework
And I can’t swim, I can’t breathe,
It’s looking grim.
I’m drowning in homework,
Can you hear me shout?
I’m drowning in homework,
And I can’t climb out.


My teacher gave me a lot of homework
I put it off ‘til a _ little later,
I thought I’d wait till I’m not so busy,
_ Busy being a procrastinator.


Chorus

I stayed up late till the midnight hour
Drawing pictures in my _ science textbook,
Instead of working on my physics project,
Just hope my teacher doesn’t take a look.


Chorus


I'LL BE THERE
© 2007 Lakalzap Elementary, Greenville BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   I'll Be There

Chorus
I'll be there
When you're down
No matter what
I'll stick around
When you feel alone
Oh don't despair
You can count on me
Cause I'll… be there

You can always make me smile
Always got a kind word to say
You never fail to stand up for me
Each and every day…
When I'm feeling full of doubt
You're there to help me out
And I just gotta say
That I will always feel the same

Chorus

So many things we like to share
And we've got a common point of view
Did I tell you I believe in you
And I know that you… do… too
We will be forever friends
Stay together till the end
My heart is with you everywhere
You know I'll always care.

Chorus


I NEVER MET A FRIEND LIKE YOU
© 2013 Uplands Elementary, Penticton, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   I Never Met a Friend Like You

Chorus:
I never met a friend like you.
You like to do the things I do.
You’ve always got my back,
You help me stay on track,
Everybody knows it’s true,
I never met a friend like you.

First you said “Hello, can you tell me your name?
What’s your favourite colour? I like blue.”
Once I got to know you, I was so glad you came,
‘Cause we are so much the same.

Chorus

You know it makes me happy, ‘cause now I’m not alone,
You always make me laugh and cheer me up.
We help each other out, there’s nothing we can’t do
We stick together like superglue!

Chorus

I never met a friend, _ never met a friend,
I never met a friend like you.
I never met a friend, _ never met a friend,
I never met a friend like you.



Written with Ms. Smith's grade 3 class


IN MY MIND
© 2009 Queen Mary Elementary School, Grade 2 class, Vancouver BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   In Your Eyes
                                      -- download the chords
Chorus
In my mind, I see butterflies
It's a wonderland for all to share
In my imagination
There's a world of my creation
That shines _ in my mind.

When I'm dreaming, all my wishes can come true,
When I sing my voice just floats along the wind,
And the time flies by like blue jays in the sky
And I smile _ all the time.

Chorus

When I'm swimming in the water, I feel free,
Drifting like a leaf out on the sea
We build castles on the beach made out of sand,
Like we're kids, _ in a faraway land.



INTO THE NIGHT
© 2010 HV Humphries School, Kaslo, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Into the Night
                                      -- download the chords

Chorus:
Into the night,
The Joker strikes,
He’s always watching
Your every move
Into the night
He fills you with fright
But don’t be afraid,
He’ll disappear with the light.


It’s a fool’s game
That the Joker plays
It’s a cruel shame
That he plays it this way.

Chorus

When the light shines
His blood runs cold
He hides behind the blinds
And he’s not so bold.

Chorus


IN YOUR EYES
© 2008 Carlin Middle School, Tappen BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   In Your Eyes

Chorus
In your eyes, I see the light
Shining strong and shining bright,
And in your eyes, I feel your love,
In your eyes, in your eyes.

Heaven must be missing an angel,
You're so enchanting to me
Every time you look my way,
You turn night into day.

Chorus

The sound of your voice lifts me higher
The touch of your hand sets me free.
You show your joy and grace
On your beautiful face.

Chorus X 2


I SAW MY DOG DRIVING A BUS
© 2011 Lions Bay School, k-1, Lions Bay BC
  -- listen to   I Saw My Dog Driving a Bus
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Chorus:
I saw my dog driving a bus,
Taking kids to school
He believes he’s just like us
He thinks that he’s so cool.


He doesn’t like to be left at home,
Feels sad when he’s all alone,
Nothing there but a plain old bone,
He’s dreaming of a holiday.
So he waited til a bus came by,
Asked the driver to step outside,
He snuck aboard and he locked the door,
And he drove that bus away!


Chorus

Pickin’ kids up along the way,
When they saw him they all said “Hey!
Look at the driver we’ve got today,
He’s got big floppy ears.”
Then my dog started singing a song,
All the kids started singing along,
He said “There isn’t any school today,”
And the kids gave a big “Hooray!”


Chorus

I SPRAINED MY BRAIN
© 2009 Henry Bose Elementary School, Surrey BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   I Sprained My Brain
                                      -- download the chords

My teacher's cruel, and it makes me cry,
She makes me work so hard, I think I'm gonna die
I hate to complain, but I'm feeling faint.
I don't feel the same, I think I sprained my brain.

Chorus
I sprained my brain, I took too many tests,
I did too much homework, now I need a rest.
I need to watch TV, slouch down on the couch
Can't you feel my pain, I sprained my brain.

And now it hurts to think, and it hurts to move,
And it hurts to spell, not much that I can do.
Ain't it a shame, though it might sound lame
I think I'm going insane, I think I sprained my brain.

Chorus

You might not believe, but it's really true,
I know it's hard to see, and it's hard to prove.
But I feel so drained, like I've been hit by a train,
And I can't be blamed, I think I sprained my brain.

Chorus


IT COMES ALIVE
© 2007 Creston Community Alliance for Literacy, Creston BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   It Comes Alive

Chorus
It comes alive,
Like darkness turning into light,
Warmth within the coldest night
Passion rising like a kite,
It comes alive.

Pick yourself up off the floor
You've found something worth living for
You can see it coming clear
All your worries disappear.

Chorus

And maybe then, you'll understand
What you once thought would never end
So close your eyes, dry your tears
Let go of all your fears

Chorus


IT ONLY TAKES ONE
© 2008 M.V. Beattie Elementary, Enderby BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   It Only Takes One

Chorus
It only takes one
To make a difference.
It only takes one
To change the world.
One hand reaching out,
One voice in the crowd. It only takes
One heart standing proud.
It only takes one.

Did I tell you what it means to me?
How good it feels when you're around.
How your laugh is like a shining sun
That lifts me up when I feel down.
You make everything alright.
As a friend, you're strong and true.
You're always there when I need you most
And I can always count on you.

Chorus

Sometimes you feel like you're the only one,
So small and all alone.
You don't realize how strong you are
But deep inside you always know.
There isn't anyone the same.
There isn't anyone like you.
And we only have to be ourselves.
No one can do what you can do.

Chorus


I TRICKED MY MOM INTO DOING MY CHORES
© 2011 Kinuso School, Kinuso, AB and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   I Tricked My Mom Into Doing My Chores
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Chorus:
I tricked my mom into doing my chores,
Doing, doing, doing, yeah, doing my chores.
I tricked my mom into doing my chores
Doing, doing, doing my chores.

I was supposed to wash the dishes
But I didn’t really want to
So I told my mom that I would it later
But then I fell asleep
And she didn’t want to wake me
When I woke up, she’d done the dishes herself!

Chorus

I was supposed to clean my bedroom
But I didn’t really want to
So I told my mom I had to help my Kokum
We didn’t get much done
But I ate a lot of chocolate
And when I got home, Mom had cleaned my bedroom herself.

Chorus

I was supposed to set the table
But I didn’t really want to
So I told my mom “I have a bleeding nose”
I put ketchup on a Kleenex
Lay down on the sofa
And Mom cooked supper and she set the table herself!

Chorus

I was supposed to mow the lawn
But I didn’t really want to
So I told my mom that I was feeling ill
She said “My poor, sick child,
Tonight we’re going to a movie”
So I had to go to bed and she went to the movie with Dad!

Chorus


IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY
© 2008 Bastion Elementary, Salmon Arm BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   It's a Beautiful Day

Chorus
It's a beautiful day, it's a beautiful day,
It's a beautiful day today
Let's go outside and play
It's a beautiful day.

Even when it's cloudy all day,
Skies are gloomy and grey,
It can be sunny and bright
On the inside.
There's no need for a frown
Turn that frown upside down,
Call a friend and once again
You'll feel fine.

Chorus

When you fell like having some fun
Go build a fort with someone
Just being out in the woods
Makes you feel good.
Find something you love to do
You might even learn something new
And everybody will
Feel the same way as you.

Chorus



IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY 2
© 2009 Cougar Creek Elementary, Surrey, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   It's a Beautiful Day 2
                                      -- download the chords

Chorus:
It’s a beautiful day,
Everything is gonna be okay,
I feel like things are going my way.
When I look around,
Everybody feels the same
Oh it’s a beautiful day.


At Cougar Creek,
We’ve got lot to smile about,
Friendly faces everywhere you go.
And in the halls, out on the playground,
We all belong, we’re right at home.


Chorus

We love to learn,
‘Cause that’s what life is all about,
Teachers care and parents help us too.
Working together, so much to celebrate,
And we’re so grateful for our school.


Chorus


IT'S A GREAT DAY!
© 2012 Adam Robertson Elementary, Creston, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   It's a Great Day

Chorus:
It’s a great day at Adam Robertson School
It’s a great day, it’s totally cool.
_ It’s fun to learn, _ fun to play,
With all our friends, just gotta say…
It’s a great day!

We’ve got an owl named Kupe,
He’s really wise,
A spirit of excellence
In his eyes.
He stands for honour, stands for truth,
Believes in every one of us
And we can too!

Chorus

We’re surrounded by mountains
A sweet place to grow,
In a valley where community’s
A treasure we know.
We work together, and we’ll succeed,
We’re never giving up
We’ll follow our dreams.

Chorus



IT'S ALL GOOD AT WESTWOOD
© 2009 Westwood Elementary, Prince George BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   It's All Good at Westwood
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It's all good at Westwood, it's the place to be
Everyone is welcome, one big family,
We love it here at Westwood, we all have our dreams,
It's all good, it's all good,
Here at Westwood.

We care about each other like we're _ sisters and brothers,
We know that understanding is the key,
We all have different faces, come from different places,
And anyone can see…

Chorus

We love having fun, til the _ school day is done
We learn something new everyday.
We're all so creative, that's what we're made of
And that is why we say…

Chorus


IT'S A SUNNY SUNNY DAY
© 2011 Dr. Probe Elementary, Lethbridge, AB and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   It's A Sunny Sunny Day
                                      -- download the chords

Chorus:
It’s a sunny, sunny day,
Come on with us, come out to play.
It’s warm outside and spring is here,
Winter is no longer near,
It’s a sunny, sunny day.

Tulips and daffodils
Bloom on the way to school,
Puddle jumping in the sun,
The fun has just begun.
Listen to the robin’s song,
Everybody sing along.

Chorus

Lambs dancing in the fields,
We know how they feel,
Snow melting, trickling,
Breathe in the scent of spring.
Feel the rhythm, it’s so strong,
Everybody sing along.

Chorus


IT'S AWESOME
© 2010 Crawford Bay School, Crawford Bay, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   It's Awesome
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Chorus:
It’s awesome, so awesome,
This feeling of love.
It’s awesome, so awesome,
Like it comes from up above.

Love is a dream,
Love changes everything,
Floats like the clouds
On a summer day.
High in the sky,
There’s enough for everyone,
Open up your heart,
Love leads the way.


Chorus

Starts with a smile,
Love spreads so easily,
All across the world,
When we care.
We’re all here
To share the love around,
You can find it everywhere,
Love is in the air.


Chorus


IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME
© 2008 Sun Haven School, Roberts Creek BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   It's Been a Long Time

So many memories,
We've come so far.
We're like a family,
Look at where we are,
From kindergarten
To graduation day.

Chorus:
It's been a long time
It's been a long time
We've been growing together
Seems like I've known you forever
And it's been a long time.

We keep on learning
Head, Heart and Hands,
We help each other
To understand.
We're on a journey,
A path that never ends.

Chorus

And now we're leaving
And saying goodbye,
But we've got a history
That's never gonna die.
I'm going to miss you,
But I'll hold you in my heart.

Chorus


IT'S BETTER TOGETHER
© 2012 Sir Wilfred Grenfell Elementary School, Vancouver, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   It's Better Together
                                      -- download the chords
Chorus:
It’s better together when everyone’s here,
When everyone’s spirit is shining so clear,
We laugh and learn and play
At Grenfell every day.

There’s a world to discover,
A world to create,
If we all do our part,
What a difference we can make!

Chorus

We’ve got the Griffin spirit,
We’re not afraid to try
We show how much we care
As we’re reaching for the sky!

Chorus

We’re building our future
One step at a time
We’re living our dreams
Won’t you join us on our climb!


Chorus


IT'S ELECTRIC IN THE AIR
© 2008 Huband Park Elementary School, Courtenay BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   It's Electric in the Air

Chorus
It's electric in the air
You can see it everywhere
Smiling faces, all around,
It's electric in the air.

It's fun to learn, it's good to try
It's great to grow, I'll tell you why,
'Cause every day brings something new
At Huband Park for me and you.

Chorus

We love our friends and teachers too
I can be myself, and so can you.
We love to sing, we love to play,
We'll make the world a better place.

Chorus

All through the years, it's felt like home,
A family, to call our own,
And Huband Park will always be,
A special place for you and me.

Chorus


IT'S GONNA BE OKAY
© 2007 St. Michael's Elementary School, Trail BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   It's Gonna Be Okay

Chorus
There was a storm at midnight
It was pouring rain,
And when the lightning flashed,
It was as bright as day.
But you were there beside me,
So I was not afraid.
As long as we're together,
It's gonna be okay.

We were sitting by the fire, it was way past time for bed.
I thought I felt some raindrops falling on my head.
The wind began to blow, the trees began to sway.
We battened down our tent, so it wouldn't blow away.

Chorus

We ran into the tent, huddled safe and dry,
Jumped into our sleeping bags, while the thunder roared outside.
We didn't sleep a wink, but we were nice and warm,
And when the sun arose, we knew we'd made it through the storm.

Chorus


IT'S NEVER TOO LATE
© 2007 Dunster Fine Arts School, Dunster BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   It's Never Too Late

Chorus:
It's never too late,
So don't give up,
Don't ever lose faith,
'Cause it's never too late.

Amy isn't smiling,
Not like she used to do.
The house is dark and silent,
Her Mom is sleeping in the next room.
The doctor said, "She needs her rest,
We're going to try and do our best
But you can help her too."

Chorus

Amy sits beside her
Because she understands.
She tells her not to worry,
She'll be there to hold her hand.
"I know that you'll get better soon,
You know how much we all love you,
And Mom there's one thing you can do."

Chorus


IT'S OKAY TO BE DIFFERENT
© 2012 Red Bluff Lhtako Elementary, Quesnel, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   It's Okay to be Different
                                      -- download the chords
Chorus:
It’s okay to be different
Fun to be who you are
It fills the world with sparkles
When you open your heart,
It’s okay to be different,
Children near and far,
Everyone’s a shining star.

It’s ok to be me,
I don’t know what I where we’d be,
If everybody was the same.
We’d miss your smiling face
And all the different ways,
We’re so glad you came.

Chorus

It’s okay to be you
I don’t know what we’d do
And I think everyone can see,
It makes me feel so proud,
Want to shout it right out loud,
“You be you, and I’ll be me!”

Chorus


IT'S OUR SCHOOL
© 2010 Fort Langley Elementary School, Fort Langley, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   It's Our School
                                      -- download the chords
Chorus:
It’s our school,
Feels like a family,
It’s our school,
We’re ready to learn.
It’s so cool,
Ft. Langley Elementary,
It’s our school.

We’re here for each other,
We’re part of a team,
Sharing our stories,
Sharing our dreams.

Chorus

We’re full of pride and respect
And we love to have fun.
We’re not afraid to stand up
For each and every one

Chorus

We live in a small town
But we’ve got lots of heart
We’ll value each other
Even when we’re apart.

Chorus


IT'S OUR TIME TO SHINE
© 2008 Carlin Elementary School, Tappen BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   It's Our Time to Shine

Carlin is a cool school,
There's kindness in the rooms,
Tunnels in the tires,
There's so much to do.
We look out for each other
And we have a lot of fun,
Being together
Til the school day is done.

Chorus
It's our time to shine,
It's our time to grow,
Our time to learn
And don't you know,
It's our time to shine.

We're so glad to be here,
There's spirit everywhere
It's such an awesome feeling
When everybody cares.
Anything is possible,
You can feel it in the air,
Everyone feels welcome
When everybody shares.

Chorus


IT'S RAINING CASH
© 2006 Boston Bar Elementary/Secondary School, Grade 4-7, Boston Bar BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   It's Raining Cash

What's that rustling noise outside my window?
It doesn't sound familiar to me.
I should get out of bed and check it out
'Cause it's aroused my curiosity.

Chorus
It's raining cash!
Oh yes it is, so
I'll get my dump truck
And fill it up-so,
We'll all be rich,
Won't have to work now.
Quick as a flash,
It's raining cash.

And when I opened my door,
My dog was whimpering,
He was covered in hundred dollar bills.
I looked up to the sky, money was floating down,
Hiding all the hills.

Chorus

Then my alarm went off
And that's what spoiled it all
That's what ruined my perfect dream.
And now I'm late for work
Because my truck won't start
And all I want to do is scream ...

Chorus


IT'S RAINING PETS
© 2009 Bridgeview Elementary School, Surrey BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   It's Raining Pets
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Chorus
It's raining pets, it's raining cats and dogs
Out in the world, it's raining turtles.
It's raining frogs and ducks and rats and hogs,
I'm getting wet, it's raining pets!

I better run for cover or I might get squished
By a rabbit or a snake, a poodle or a fish.
I'll race into the house, stay until it stops,
Call my friends, so they don't get squashed.

Chorus

I can't believe what I'm seeing, pets falling from the sky,
Everybody's screaming, running for their lives,
The weather is so weird, we won't soon forget,
The day it started raining pets.

Chorus X 2


IT'S UP TO YOU AND ME
© 2009 Glenview Elementary School, Prince George BC and Lowry Olafson

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Chorus
We can make this happen
Nothing's gonna stop us, wait and see
We'll do this together
It's up to you and me.

Life is an adventure
Takes you where you've never been,
And we're building a foundation
To help us reach our dreams.

Chorus

We love to laugh and learn,
And everybody really cares,
We'll be tomorrow's leaders
And we'll all do our share.

Chorus

We love to have some fun,
This is such a special school
Glenview really rocks!
I bet you think so too!

Chorus


I'VE GOT ANTS IN MY PANTS
© 2009 Queen Mary Elementary School, Grade 2, Vancouver BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   I've Got Ants in my Pants
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Chorus
I've got ants in my pants and it's drivin' me crazy
Ants in my pants and it ain't no fun
I'm shakin' all over, like I'm doin' a dance,
Somebody help, I've got ants in my pants

I went for a picnic, down at Spanish Banks,
We had a lot of goodies, me and Tom and Frank.
We spread out the blanket, laid out the snacks,
Didn't see the ant hill, right beside our packs.

Chorus

We didn't see 'em coming, 'cause ants are really small,
They smelled the chocolate cake, and they began to crawl,
They thought they'd take a shortcut, climbed up on my shoes,
Right onto my leg, I tried to shake 'em loose.

Chorus


I WISH FOR YOU
© 2007 Fruitvale Elementary School, Fruitvale BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   I Wish For You

Chorus
I wish for you a field of gold
A sky of blue, a hand to hold.
A life that's long, a heart that's true.
All of this and more I wish for you.

There's always a rainbow after the rain
There's always tomorrow to help ease the pain
There's always a star bright
To wish on a dark night
Make everything all right
All over again.

Chorus

Some people believe to make wishes come true
You just have to imagine and next thing they do.
If you never give up
When you're down on your luck,
That might just be enough
For someone like you.

Chorus


JEEPERS CREEPERS
© 2006 Gill Elementary School, Pt Alberni BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Jeepers Creepers

Jeepers Creepers, what's that sound?
I hear something underground.
I feel like there's something near,
Knees are trembling with fear.
Things aren't what they seem
Because it's Halloween.

Jeepers Creepers, cats and bats,
Chocolate candy, stuff like that.
Fill your bag with lots of treats,
Forget about the cavities!
And if your face turns green,
It must be Halloween.

Chorus
And if you're walking out in the moonlight,
You'd better watch your back
There could be monsters down in the shadows,
You'd make a tasty snack!

Jeepers Creepers, witches brew,
They may cast a spell on you.
Spiders crawling from their webs,
Mummies come back from the dead.
It's such a spooky scene, because it's Halloween.

Chorus

Repeat 1st verse


JUST SAY HI
© 2008 Mt. Pleasant Elementary School, Vancouver, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Just Say Hi

Chorus
Just say hi, just say hello
When you make a start
Then you never know
You could change the world
You could make a friend
So don't be shy, just say hi.

If there's a new kid in school
There's something you can do
To welcome them so they won't feel alone.
'Cause everybody needs someone
To brighten up their day,
A word from you can make them feel at home.

CHORUS

When you put yourself in someone's shoes,
See what they're going through,
You might find that they're a lot like you.
And peace will fill our hearts
If we all do our part
Reach out our hand
And say "How do you do?"

CHORUS


JUST TWO WORDS
© 2008 Choice School, Richmond, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Just Two Words

Chorus
Just two words
Can change the world
Just two words
Can make it work
Something we all need to know
Just two words
Faith and Hope

When you're lonely and sad
When good things turn to bad
When your lost and in need
You can still believe

Don't give up the fight
Try with all your might, 'cause you know
It's gonna be alright

Chorus

When you're losing heart
You can make a brand new start
When you're feeling down
You can go another round

Tomorrow's another day
You know you're on your way
You know, it's gonna be okay

Chorus x 2


 KEEP GOING KIDS
© 2011 Senator Buchanan Elementary, Lethbridge, AB and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Keep Going Kids
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Chorus:
Keep going, _ keep going,
Keep on going kids.
Keep going, _ keep going,
Keep on going kids.

Oh don’t give up,
Go and have some fun,
You can be a hero,
Shine like the sun!
Sing with the music
Dance with the breeze,
It all starts with you,
It all starts with me.

Chorus

Just be yourself,
‘Cause you know what’s right,
You can be a true friend,
Sparkling bright.
Spread a lot of kindness.
Fill the world with peace.
It all starts with you,
It all starts with me.

Chorus

You can reach your dreams…

Chorus


KEEP ON GOING
© 2007 Vanway Elementary School, Prince George BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Keep On Going

Chorus
Keep on going, don't stop now,
Keep on singing, you know how,
Keep on shining like the sun
Keep on going, everyone!

We all start in kindergarten, there's so much to learn,
ABCs and one, two, threes, saying thank you, saying please.
As we move from grade to grade, we make friends along the way,
And if you need a hand,
There's someone there to understand.

Chorus

Once you've been to Vanway School, you never want to leave,
There's slides and swings, lots of things
And a great big evergreen.
The Vanway Vikings do their best, the Vanway Trebles do the rest,
As they sing their song, we all cheer them on.

Chorus


 KEEP ON KEEPING ON
© 2011 J.A. Williams High, Lac la Biche, AB and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Keep On Keeping On
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Chorus: Keep on keeping on
When you feel like giving in
And you think that you can’t win
May your heart beat strong
And keep on keeping on.


After the darkest of nights
The sun will always rise
And you’ll see the light
Just have to open your eyes.
When you believe in everything
That you can be
You can do anything.


Chorus

Hey you don’t have to wait,
‘Cause today is the time
With the dreams you create
Tomorrow you’ll shine
When you believe in everything
That you can be
You can do anything.


Chorus

When you’re a student at JAWS
You’ve got endless swag
You’ll get endless applause
Flying your swagger flag
When you believe in everything
That you can be
You can do anything.


Chorus


KEEP ON TRYING
© 2009 Mackenzie Elementary School, Mackenzie BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Keep On Trying
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Chorus
Keep on trying, don't let go,
Keep on trying, let it show
Let it shine, all the time
Keep on trying.

When you're feeling down
And you've lost your way
Take a look around,
It's gonna be okay.
We'll be there for you
We can talk it out,
We can help you through
That's what it's all about.

Chorus

I hate to see you sad,
'Cause you've been there for me,
And when we stick together,
That's what sets us free.
I love to see your smile,
So spread it all around,
Beauty's on the inside
And you can let it out.

Chorus



KEEP THEIR MEMORIES ALIVE
© 2006 Mountview Elementary School, Williams Lake BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Keep Their Memories Alive

A letter came this morning from far across the sea.
It said my son would never be coming home to me.
It said he was courageous, it said he didn't run.
It said that I should always be proud of my son.

Chorus
I still miss him so, and I will not forget
When I see the poppies grow, the legacy he left.
For the freedom we have now, so many gave their lives
And we must keep their memories alive.

I remember when he left, the day he said goodbye
He promised he would write me,
He told me not to cry.
The last time that I saw him, he was waving from the train,
Standing in his uniform, as it pulled away.

Chorus



KIDS CAN
© 2013 West Bay Elementary, West Vancouver, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Kids Can
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Chorus:
Kids can.
Kids can do it.
We can work and do our best.
Kids can.
Nothing to it.
Kids can pass the test.
Kids can.

We can reach for the sky,
We can give it a try,
We can stand so tall,
With our heads held high.

Chorus

We’re ready to go,
We’re ready to grow.
We believe in each other,
And we let it show!

Chorus

KIDS FOREVER
© 2007 Port Edward Elementary School, Port Edward BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Kids Forever

Chorus
We wanna be kids forever,
Don't want to grow up, not ever,
We wanna have fun together,
We wanna be free.
We wanna be kids forever,
We wanna be young whatever,
There's nothing that could be better,
Free as can be.

Kids have got it made
Cuz they get to play all day.
If they stay up late on weekends,
Then they can sleep in late.
Kids can kick a football,
And they can change all the rules,
Kids don't get embarrassed,
Even when they act like fools.

Chorus
Kids never seem to tire,
They're so full of energy,
They run around like crazy,
With no responsibility.
Kids go to the carnival,
They go on all the rides,
They get their kicks and don't get sick,
When they're spinning in the sky.

Chorus


KIDS IN A COUNTRY SCHOOL
© 2014 Mapes Elementary School, Vanderhoof, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Kids In a Country School 
                                                

We’re kids in the country at Mapes Elementary School
Playing together, working as one, that's cool!
We're loud and proud where the Silverbacks rule
Kids in a country school.

We love to learn and laugh each day
We’re country stars in our own way
We try to be kind
With every word that we say

Chorus

When somebody falls, we help them up
When somebody's sad, we fill their bucket
When times get tough
We never give up.

Chorus


KIDS TO THE RESCUE
© 2009 Bisset Elementary School, Edmonton, AB and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Kids to the Rescue

Chorus:
Kids to the rescue, kids of the world,
We’re here to help, every boy and girl.
Kids to the rescue, we’ll make it like new,
Kids to the rescue.

You can help us save the world,
Everyone can be a part.
Plant a tree to clean the air,
Ride your bike to show you care,
Think of ways that you can share
So much that we can do.

Chorus

Reduce, recycle and re-use,
Makes a difference for the earth.
All of us can lend a hand,
Save the oceans and the land,
If only we can understand
How much there is to do.

Chorus


KIDS WORLD
© 2011 Kids World Daycare, Langley, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Kids World
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Chorus:
We’re having fun at Kids World
Like a family
Playing, growing, learning,
Kids World is the place for you and me.

Every day is a good day
‘Cause we’re here with our friends.
With a hug and smile
That’s how each one begins.
Mr. Bruce’s pancakes make a special treat
We might take a field trip
Or take the Cool Bus to the beach.

Chorus

We play Frisbee and soccer, capture the flag
We slip and we slide, playing grounders and tag.
Fresh pizza in the oven
We can hardly wait till lunch
We’ll read and write and draw and laugh
Sing and dance and jump!

Chorus


 KINDNESS
© 2012 Red Bluff Lhtako Elementary, Quesnel, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Kindness
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Chorus:
Kindness is when you help somebody
Kindness shines, like the sun
Kindness can make you feel so happy
Kindness for everyone.

Feels so nice, feels so nice
Such a treat, such a treat
Looks so good, looks so good
Tastes so sweet, tastes so sweet.

Chorus

Feels so fresh, feels so fresh,
Sounds so great, sounds so great,
Shines so bright, shines so bright,
Makes our day, makes our day.

Chorus


KINDNESS IS CONTAGIOUS
© 2009 Dorothy Lynas Elementary, North Vancouver, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Kindness is Contagious
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Chorus:
Kindness is contagious
You can catch it anywhere,
Wherever you go
Put a smile on your face,
It’s something we all know.
Kindness is contagious,
Kindness is contagious,
Kindness is contagious.


We’re not looking for a cure,
Let it spread around the world.
We never ever wanna have immunity,
Just a loving community.


Chorus

We don’t need any medication
We’ve got cause for celebration
It lives in the heart of you and me,
But it never makes you sneeze.


Chorus


LEARNING TO
© 2011 Lions Bay School, Lions Bay BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Learning To
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Chorus:
We’re learning to love,
We’re learning to care,
And every day,
We’re learning to share,
We’re learning to laugh
Open our hearts,
At Lions Bay School,
We can all do our part.


It’s a treasure in the rainforest,
With magic all around,
Nestled on the mountainside
With a creek flowing down.


Chorus

It’s a place where we respect each other,
Where all of us feel safe,
‘Cause we know when kids are fair and honest,
It makes our school a kinder place.


Chorus


LEARNING TO SOAR
© 2010 Eagle Ridge Elementary, Coquitlam, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Learning to Soar 
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Chorus:
Learning to soar, learning to fly,
At Eagle Ridge School,
We reach for the sky.
Learning to care, every day everywhere,
There’s a world to explore,
And we’re learning to soar.

We can spread our wings wide
As we climb with the wind.
In this journey through life,
We’ve got the courage to try.

Chorus

Each day we discover
As we’re learning to soar,
When we all stick together
We’re stronger than ever.

Chorus


 LET'S CO-OPERATE
© 2013 West Bay Elementary, West Vancouver, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Let's Co-operate
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Chorus:
Let’s co-operate, it’s so easy.
Let’s co-operate, it’s so much fun.
When we do, it feels so cool,
Let’s co-operate,
Everyone!

When we help each other
And we work together
Makes us feel so happy
Just to be a part of it so…

Chorus

When we play together,
And we share and listen,
When we’re kind and caring
You know it feels so friendly…

Chorus

Written with Ms. Doherty’s grade 1 class.


LET'S SING TOGETHER
© 2012 Rosemont Elementary, Nelson, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Let's Sing Together

Chorus:
Let’s sing together, come on in,
Join our song, it’s easy.
Let’s sing together, everyone,
At Rosemont, we all belong.

Open up your heart,
Reach out your hand,
We can all be part
If we understand,
I know we could be
Just like a family
I know we can,
I know we can.

Chorus

Every snowflake’s different
And so are we
That’s what makes us special,
You and me,
But there are some things
That we all share
We all need love,
We all need care.

Chorus


 LET THE RIVER FLOW
© 2012 Squamish Elementary School, Squamish, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Let the River Flow
                                     

Chorus:
Let the river flow, let the eagles fly,
As we learn together,
Let our spirits soar,
Through the mountains high,
Let the river flow.

We care about ourselves, care about each other,
Care about our school, and we work together,
At Squamish Elementary,
That’s what makes our school so cool!

Chorus

It’s a brand new day, Et nous disons “Bienvenue!”
And we’re on our way, so mach that we can do.
At Squamish Elementary,
That’s what makes or school so cool!

Chorus


LET'S PLAY BALL
© 2008 Ranchero Elementary School, Salmon Arm BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Let's Play Ball

Chorus
Let's play ball, one and all
Let's play ball together.
Let's have fun, everyone,
Let's play ball together.

Davey was standing outside Mellor's Country Market,
Watching the cars go by
Joey came up, said "Why don't you come,
We're looking for one more guy.
We're going to play baseball
And we need another player
Though you're new at Ranchero School
I'll bring an extra glove, we'll see you there,
If you join us, it would be so cool."

Chorus

Out on the baseball diamond, everyone was cheering,
It was Davey's first time at bat
The score was tied, five on five,
Davey pulled down his hat.
The pitcher threw a fast one
Davey hit it hard
He could not believe what he had done
The crowd went wild, everyone smiled,
'Cause Davey, just hit a home run. Yeehaw!


Chorus


LET'S LEARN, LET'S PLAY
© 2008 Kennedy Trail Elementary School, Surrey, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Let's Learn, Let's Play

Chorus:

Let’s learn, let’s play,
Today’s a brand new day
Let’s take the time to listen.
Let’s dance, let’s sing,
Let’s try some brand new things,
At Kennedy Trail, we can make a difference.


We care about each other, respect one another,
And we stick together, we can never fail.
We run for Terry Fox, we’re the school that rocks,
We’re glad we’re here at Kennedy Trail.


Chorus

And we don’t give up, we just keep going,
Until we reach the top, we know that we’ll prevail.
And even in the rain, you can’t put out our flame,
We’re glad we’re here at Kennedy Trail.


Chorus

 LIFE IS AN ADVENTURE
© 2012 West Bay Elementary, West Vancouver, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Life is an Adventure
                                    
Chorus:
Life is an adventure
Every day is new
We’re up for the challenge
How about you?

Let it shine right through you,
When you’re ready to try
If you care about something
Jump Up! _ Don’t be shy.

Chorus

Go on out and find it
Take a chance and fly
Let yourself get excited
Stand up! And touch the sky.

Chorus

Get up and get ready
Let smiles fill your day
It feels so good to be happy
Have fun! You’re on your way.

Chorus

Written with Ms. Sun’s grade 3 class.


LIFE IS GOING MY WAY
© 2006 C.E. Barry Intermediate School Grade 5-7, Hope BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Life is Going My Way

Chorus
Life is going my way, yeah, yeah,
Life is going my way.
Life is going my way, yeah, yeah,
Life is going my way.

It's been long and rocky road,
But it's okay.
I'm growing stronger in my heart, everyday.
I've learned a lot
About who I am,
I'm brave enough to answer "Yes, I can!"

Chorus

We all want to make the world a better place.
I found out that it's alright to make mistakes.
I've got friends that stick beside me,
And I'm with them,
So I've just got to tell you once again ...

Chorus

 


LIFE’S A BLAST
© 2009 Carisbrooke Elementary School, North Vancouver, BC & Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   
Life's a Blast

Chorus:
   Life’s a blast, goes so fast
   So have some fun while you’re growin’
   Life’s a blast, while it lasts,
   Let your smile keep showin’.

Watching the fireworks paint the sky,
Zooming on the roller coaster ride,
Laughing with all my friends and family,
These are the things that set me free.

Chorus

Walking along the sand and dancing free,
Feeling the waves crashin’ upon my feet,
Ride down the mountain with the wind in my hair,
These are things that we can share.

Chorus

So many things that make me happy,
Like being together here with everyone
Knowing that I’m loved and cared for
That’s what makes it so much fun.

Chorus



LISTEN AND LEARN
© 2010 Vera M. Welsh Elementary, Lac La Biche, AB and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Listen and Learn
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Chorus:
Listen and learn,
That’s how we grow,
Shine like the sun,
And we all know,
Listen and learn,
We care and we share,
We’re having fun,
When we listen and learn.

We can use our imagination
In everything that we do
We can help each other out
At Vera M. Welsh Elementary School.


Chorus

We can reach out to make a difference
Like running for Terry Fox.
Plant a tree, make a friend
‘Cause we’re the school that rocks!


Chorus

Everybody wants to do their best,
Everybody wants to sing along.
Every one of us deserves respect
‘Cause we’re all part of this song.


Chorus

LIVING LIFE AS IT IS
© 2010 Kaleden Elementary, Kaleden, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Living Life As It Is
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Chorus:
We’re living life, as it is,
Here in Kaleden, with all our friends.
And we’re having fun, just being kids,
Yeah, we’re living life, as it is.


The lake is cool when the sun is hot.
We love to swim at the beach a lot.
Ice cream sundaes with a cherry on top,
That’s how we spend our summer.


Chorus

At school, we learn and laugh a lot,
We’re all reaching for the top,
We’re grateful for the life we’ve got,
Kaleden is our home.


Chorus

Kaleden is a special town,
Deer and blue jays all around,
We wake up to a the nature sounds
In peace and harmony.


Chorus


 LIVING THE DREAM
© 2011 Seaview Elementary School, Lantzville, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Living the Dream 
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We don’t need a lot of money.
We don’t need a lot of stuff.
We can reach out to the stars
No matter who we are,
Know that we’re enough.

Chorus:
We are living the dream, all together
We are living the dream,
We’re gonna change this world forever
Together, we’re living the dream.

When you listen to your heart,
It’s gonna take you far,
What you dream and what you do
You know it’s up to you,
And everyone can play a part.

Chorus

Your dream begins with you,
And you can make your dream come true,
You don’t have to be a star,
Just trust in who you are,
Believe in me and you.

Chorus


LOST IN THE RAINFOREST
© 2008 Highland Park Elementary School, Armstrong BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Lost in the Rain Forest

I was on an airplane on my way around the world
When it ran out of gas, so my parachute unfurled
I landed in the Amazon, all these miles from home
I don't know where I am, I'm out here all alone

Chorus
I'm lost in the rainforest, can't find my way
I've been walking in circles, it all looks the same
I'm lost in the rainforest, how can this be true?
I'm lost in the rainforest, don't know what I'll do.

There's anacondas, hairy spiders, frogs and chimpanzees,
Wiggly, squiggly worms and bugs in every tree,
Toucans, sloths and crocodiles, as night begins to fall,
I wish I was safe at home, shopping at the mall.

Chorus

I grab a vine and start to climb and swing from tree to tree,
High above the jungle and you won't believe,
There's a little village with a helicopter pad.
Soon I'll be home again with my Mom and Dad.

Chorus


LOST IN THE JUNGLE
© 2008 St Joseph Elementary School, Kelowna BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Lost in the Jungle

Chorus
I'm lost in the jungle
Don't know where to go
I'm hungry and scared
I'm out here all alone.
Lions are roaring,
The rain keeps on pouring,
I'm lost in the jungle,
Can't find my way home.

We were out in safari, I fell off the truck,
Nobody noticed, what terrible luck!
It's dark and it's creepy, there's snakes in the trees,
Gorillas and tigers, all eyes are on me.

Chorus

The cheetahs are hungry, I look like a snack.
I hope they don't eat me, I've got to get back,
But somebody's coming, who is that man?
He's here to save me, hey look, it's Tarzan!

Chorus



 LOTS OF WAYS TO SHOW RESPECT
© 2013 Westr Bay Elementary, West Vancouver, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Lots of Ways to Show Respect
                               

Chorus:
There’s lots of ways to show respect,
To show respect, show respect.
There’s lots of ways to show respect
And we can’t wait to share.

You can listen, and you can be kind
And you can wait your turn in line.

Chorus

You can raise your hand, and wait to speak
You could even give someone your seat.

Chorus

You can smile and say, “Want to go and play?”
You can ask them all about their day.

Chorus

Makes you feel like dancing, makes you feel so good,
Don’t you think that everybody should…


 LOVE IS LIKE DUCT TAPE
© 2011 Dr. Swift Middle School, Lac La Biche, AB and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Love is Like Duct Tape
                                      -- download the chords
Chorus:
Love___ is like duct tape
Holds so strong, it can heal your heart,
Love___ is like duct tape
Lasts so long, it can’t be torn apart.

Duct tape is awesome,
When you need it, it’s always there,
And it doesn’t cost much
You can find it almost anywhere.

Chorus

Duct tape is helpful
You can use it to mend your life,
And love is all you need
To turn your home into a paradise.

Bridge:
Duct tape,
All you need is duct tape,
And a little love,
And that is all you need.

Chorus


 LOVE, TRUST AND PEACE
© 2010 Mother Teresa School, Halkirk, AB and Christ King School, Stettler, AB and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Love Trust and Peace
                                      -- download the chords
Chorus:
Love, trust and peace
Bring us all together
Our faith helps us believe
And care for one another.


Love is the child that reaches out
Gives a hand to a friend in need,
Joining hearts all around our school
Making every child complete.


Chorus

Trust is the child that you can count on
To pick you up when you fall down
To share your dreams and fill your heart
Keep your feet on solid ground.


Chorus

Peace is the child that calms the crowd,
Takes the time to be a friend,
Reminds us that we’re all God’s children
And of the words that Jesus said.


Chorus



MAKE IT SHINE
© 2014 Eagle Ridge Elementary, Coquitlam, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Make It Shine 

Chorus:
Make it strong, don’t stop trying,
You’re never alone
When you cross the finish line,
Let’s treat each other fair and kind,
Make it shine, make it shine.

At the start of the race, tense and scared,
Think win-win for everybody there,
And if you fall on your face,
There’s no disgrace, when everybody cares.

Chorus

When we’re learning at school, learning at life,
Keep your dreams and goals in sight
And when it gets tough,
Don’t give up,
And you’ll be alright!

Chorus


MARATHON OF HOPE
© 2006 Eagle Ridge Elementary School Grade 2 & 3, Coquitlam BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Marathon Of Hope

Chorus
The Marathon of Hope saves so many lives
It began as one man's dream
And now it still survives,
The Marathon of Hope brought this world together
And changed us all forever.

Terry had a dream, to run across this land,
To help to find a cure, to lend a helping hand.
He thought that he could make it
"Dreams are made if people try"
He set off from St. John's
Beneath an April Sky.

Chorus

Terry had to stop one day in Thunderbay,
'Cause tho he tried his best
He couldn't make it all the way.
And now it's up to us
To carry on what he began
And follow in the steps that Terry ran.

Chorus

Capo 2nd


MEMORIES WILL LAST FOREVER
© 2006 Pineview Elementary School, Prince George BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Memories Will Last Forever

Chorus
Memories will last forever,
Shining in the sky,
You and I will long remember
He days of you and I,
As the years pass by.

Friends like you are hard to find
You're so gentle, you're so kind
You help me through the hardest times, come what may.
And I know that we won't change,
We will always stay the same,
Like a picture in a frame that never fades.

Chorus

We will be forever friends,
Though the road will twist and bend,
And we know we can depend on each other.
Like an answer to a test,
Like a treasure in a chest,
Friends like us forever blessed shine forever.

Chorus



MIGHTY McCRACKEN
© 2006 Bert Ambrose Elementary School, Fort St. John BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Mighty McCracken

He's sitting in is office when the sun comes up,
Drinking something awful from his coffee cup,
He heads down to the gym to keep the kids on track,
Plays a little badminton and skips right back.

Chorus
Mighty McCracken keeps us all laughing
Here at Bert Ambrose School.
He wears a Scooby Doo tie, makes the time fly,
And everybody thinks he's cool.

He never has a lot of time to eat his lunch
'Cause he'd rather come and spend it hanging out with us.
He dances up a storm until the class bell rings,
He loves "The Muffin Man" and that's the song he sings.

Chorus

When the day is over and the kids head home,
He's still I his office, talking on the phone.
Then he parties with the teachers till the sun goes down,
He's mighty as a king and funny as a clown.

Chorus


 MISTER PIZZA DRIVES HIS CAR
© 2012 Gleneagles Elementary School, West Vancouver BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Mister Pizza Drives His Car
                                      -- download the chords

Mister Pizza drives his car
He’s off to work today
Mrs. Pizza waves goodbye
Sends him on his way.

Mister Pizza drives his car
To the restaurant
He bakes pizzas all day long
Any kind you want.

Chorus:
We love pizza, we love pizza
Oh yes we do, hey, how about you?
We love pizza, we love pizza
Oh yes we do, hey, how about you?

Mister Pizza drives his car
Brings them to our door
Knock knock knock, let’s let him in
And tell him we’ll take four!

Chorus

Mister Pizza drives his car
Goes back home again.
We’ll eat pizza all night long
Me and all my friends.
Chorus


MR. COOLS
© 2009 Queen Mary Elementary School, Vancouver, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Mr. Cools

Chorus:
Everybody’s wearing new shoes
And I just got some too
They feel so nice, look so fine,
They’re my brand new Mr. Cools,
And everyone at school
Is wearing Mr. Cools.


They’re lightning fast, smooth as a feather,
They don’t get dirty, no matter what the weather,
They change their colour,
Depending on your mood.


Chorus

They glow in the dark, got neon laces,
Get you in the coolest places,
You set the trend
Everywhere you go.


MRS. ABE BEHAVE!
© 2006 Ladner Elementary School, Division 1, Ladner BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Mrs. Abe Behave!

Chorus
Mrs. Abe, Behave! You never do
You never act your age
So I'm telling you
You've got a stubborn side
You always break the rules
You make us run and hide
So Mrs. Abe, behave!

She hasn't changed a bit
Ever since grade six
She's wild and she's mischievous
Like a bobcat in a fix
She likes to be obeyed
She likes to get her way
Shes sassy and she's dangerous
And I've just got to say ...

Chorus

She gives us so much work
It makes my mind go mush.
It seems like she's oblivious
When she makes us blush
You could say that she's high maintenance
And she thinks she makes our day
She's silly as a chimpanzee
So, I've just got to say…

Chorus


MY DOG ATE MY HOMEWORK
© 2007 Tahayghen Elementary, Masset BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   My Dog Ate My Homework

My dog ate my homework, it's slimy and chewed,
Will the teacher believe me, or think it's not true?
What if she scolds me, and I get a detention,
Or a suspension? I don't know what I'll do.

My dog ate my homework. It isn't my fault.
My mom didn't feed him, and she's an adult.
How could anyone blame me? I had it all finished.
He thought it was spinach, all covered in salt.

My dog ate my homework, so I threw it away.
I put it in the garbage, and they took it today.
So don't call my parents, I know I can't prove it.
But I really did do it, what else can I say?


MY PETS ARE ON THE LOOSE
© 2008 North Canoe Elementary School, Salmon Arm BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   My Pets Are On The Loose

My pets are on the loose I don't know what to do
I've got to try to catch them but I'm gonna need some help
I need a friend or two whose fast and not afraid
We'll sneak up and surprise them and put them in a cage.

Chorus
I had a moose, I had a goose
Some caribous and some gnus
But they vamoosed, they're on the loose,

My pets are on the loose, I don't know where they are
I left the back door open and they marched right into town
Cuz there's a restaurant that serves their favourite snacks
I bet they're having dinner and they're not coming back.

Chorus

My pets are on the loose I know what we can do
Cuz Jack and Pat and Lucy will help us play a trick
We'll make a cherry pie and call them on the phone
And tell them they can have some as soon as they come home.

Chorus x 2

But now they're comin' home


MY DREAM SCHOOL
© 2008 Creekside Elementary School, Surrey, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   My Dream School

Chorus:

My dream school is a wonderful place,
‘Cause all my friends are there,
Every day is special, every day is new,
At my dream school.

We’ve got a spirit of adventure.
We’ll take a trip around the world,
‘Cause there’s so much to discover
For every boy and girl.


Chorus

We’ll take a plane down to Australia,
Try to catch a kangaroo,
Climb to the top of Mount Everest,
There’s so much a kid can do.


Chorus

We’ll take a rocket up to outer space,
Bring an alien back home,
Or we can go out on a camping trip,
Survive the wild out on our own.


NARAMATA SUNSHINE
© 2014 Naramata Elementary School, Naramata, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Naramata Sunshine 

Chorus:
I love Naramata sunshine
Living under skies of blue,
I love Naramata sunshine
There’s always lots to do.

I can swim in the lake, paddle a kayak,
Walk around town, and watch the peacocks
Hike up to the tunnel to see the view
And you can too…

Chorus

I can go to the beach, climb a peach tree
Ride my bike, it feels so free,
Save my money for a trip to the candy store,
And so much more…

Chorus

Written with Kindergarten/grade 1 kids



NEON DREAMS
© 2011 Evelyn Dickson Elementary, Vanderhoof, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Neon Dreams
                                      -- download the chords 

Chorus:
Neon dreams will fall down,
Lighting up the sky,
They appear like magic
You can see them shine
For you and I, you and I, for you and I.

Chorus

When you wake up to find your dream is real,
In your heart, you know the way it feels,
There’s a whole world to explore,
When you open up the door.

Chorus

If you don’t try, you might not ever know,
But if you believe, just watch your spirit grow,
Like a rainbow in the blue
Show the world what you can do.

Chorus


NESIKA KNIGHTS
© 2013 Nesika Elementary, Williams Lake, BC and Lowry Olafson
  -- listen to   Nesika Knights 
                                      -- download the chords 
Chorus: Nesika Knights,
Red black and white,
We’ve got the heart,
We’ve got the courage.
Nesika Knights,
We’ll do what’s right,
It feels alright,
Nesika Knights!

Chorus

We respect one another,
We’re kind to each other,
We all work together as one.
We’re on a quest
To do our best,
And it’s fun. Yeah it’s fun!

Chorus

Every day’s a new adventure
With friends that we treasure.
There’s pride in our school,
And it rules.
Nous parlons Anglais,
Aussi Francais,
And it’s cool. It’s so cool!

Chorus


NEVER SAY NEVER
© 2007 C.M. Finch Elementary, Fort St. John BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Never Say Never

You've lost that sparkle in your eye,
You feel you can't go on.
Tears have washed away your smile,
But it's always darkest
Just before the dawn.

Chorus
Never say never,
When the going gets tough.
It can only get better,
So don't give up.
If you follow your dreams,
Hold them close to your heart,
Forever and ever
Never say never.

Tomorrow is another day,
The start of something new.
When the sky looks bleak and grey,
Just remember
I believe in you.

Chorus X 2



NINETEEN WAYS TO SHOW RESPECT
© 2013 Uplands Elementary, Penticton, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Nineteen Ways to Show Respect

Chorus:
There’s 19 ways to show respect,
Show respect, show respect.
There’s 19 ways to show respect,
And we’re gonna tell you how.

You can listen when someone’s speaking, look them in the eye,
Keep your body still, it’s as easy as pie.
You can wait your turn, when you stand in line
And you can be kind, you can be kind.

Chorus

Say “excuse me,” “please” and “thank you,” and never interrupt
When you’re in the classroom, put your hand up!
Give a smile, you can hold the door,
And you can do more, you can do more!

Chorus

You can follow the rules, so everyone is safe,
Say hello and goodbye, respect each other’s space,
You can be yourself, and do your best,
To make us proud, make all of us proud!

Chorus

Written with Ms. Buzikievich's / Ms. Gartrell's grade 2 class.


NO MORE PIZZA LEFT
© 2010 Father R. Perin School, Janvier, AB and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   No More Pizza Left
                                      -- download the chords

There’s no more pizza left.
Everyone but me got a piece.
I wish I got here earlier,
I love tomato, pepperoni and cheese,
But there’s no more pizza,
No more pizza left.


There’s no more pizza left.
I wish they would have saved me a slice,
How could they forget that I love it so
Mama Mia, it would sure taste nice.
But there’s no more pizza,
No more pizza left.


But I can get more
If I go to the store
‘Cause there’s pizza galore
But then the storekeeper told me…


“There’s no more pizza left.
I haven’t got a single crumb.
Everybody came and they bought it all,
I hate to spoil your fun,
But there’s no more pizza,
No more pizza, no more pizza,
No more pizza, no more pizza,
No more pizza left!”


NO MORE TEACHERS
© 2011 Central Elementary, Lac La Biche, AB and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   No More Teachers
                                      -- download the chords 

Chorus:
There’s no more teachers,
They’re taking a nap
No more teachers, no more teachers
There’s no more teachers,
We like it like that!
We’re gonna have some fun
‘Til the school bus comes.

They were writing our report cards
And it put them all to sleep,
So there won’t be any classes,
‘Cause there’s no one to teach!

Chorus

We can skateboard in the hallways
Go home and get our pets,
Order a hundred pizzas
Start dancing on our desks!

Chorus

We’ll write our own report cards,
So nobody can fail,
Run outside and start a food fight,
Put the school up for sale!

(Price includes 18 sleeping teachers!)

Chorus


NO PLACE LIKE HOME
© 2007 Tehltan School, Telegraph Creek BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   No Place Like Home

Chorus
No place like home,
Nowhere I know,
Where the eagles fly,
And the caribou roam.
No place like this, canyons of stone,
Where the Stikine River flows,
No place like home.

Telegraph Creek flows right through town
On Tahltan Nation land
We still fish for salmon, just like they did back then.
We run across "Big Log",
Climb right up the hill,
And when we reach the road,
We take a break and chill.

Chorus

There's poplar trees growing everywhere,
And grizzly bears around.
The Sawtooth Mountains come alive
When the sun goes down.
We go biking in the summer, skidooing in the snow,
There's always lots to do
With everyone you know.

Chorus


NO PLACE LIKE NUKKO LAKE
© 2007 Nukko Lake Elementary and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   No Place Like Nukko Lake

Chorus
Open spaces, smiling faces,
Everywhere you go,
There's no place like Nukko Lake,
That's why we love our home.

When I wake up in the morning, sunshine on the poplar trees,
I go running for the bus, say goodbye to my family.
My friends are waiting, there's so much to say,
Talk about what we're gonna do today,
Waving to all the people on the way.

Chorus

Every day's a new adventure when you live in Nukko Lake
There's bear and deer and beaver, cause here they still feel safe.
You can ride a horse, you can row a boat,
You can catch a fish, you can swim and float,
And everywhere you look, there's someone that you know.

Chorus


NORTHERN TREASURE
© 2007 Gitwinksihlkw School, Gitwinksihlkw BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Northern Treasure

Chorus
Northern treasure, white as winter snow,
Beyond measure, more precious than people know,
Courageous creature, so wild and so rare,
Our northern treasure, the Spirit Bear.

Along the west coast, north of the Skeena River,
That's the only place you'll find the Spirit Bear.
It roams the river valleys catching salmon in the creeks,
And climbs up to the top of the highest peaks.

Chorus

When the Northern Lights float across the sky,
You can see nature's magic in the wilderness.
This land needs our protection, and it needs our care,
It's the home and the heart of the Spirit Bear.

Chorus


NOTHING CAN STOP US NOW
© 2006 Wood Elementary School, Pt Alberni BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Nothing Can Stop Us Now

Chorus
Nothing can stop us now, we'll do what we think we can,
We're not afraid to try, we know we can take a stand.
We might need a helping hand, sometimes we don't know how,
You know I believe in you
And nothing can stop us now.

If you're feeling scared, you can talk to me,
'Cause I'm your friend and you and I have always been a team.
If we keep this up, we're gonna be just fine,
We can change this world forever, make it shine.

Short Chorus
Nothing can stop us now,
We're not afraid to try.
You know I believe in you,
And nothing can stop us now.

We want to live in peace, wouldn't that be great?
And if we care enough, we'll make this world a better place.
It's gonna take some work, it's gonna take some heart
But if we stick together, it will be a work of art.

Short Chorus X2


NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE
© 2011 Brockton Preparatory School, North Vancouver, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Nothing is Impossible
                                      -- download the chords
Chorus:
Nothing is impossible,
As long as we believe.
We can change this world forever,
Together, you and me.

We can make miracles
When we live with hope,
When we act with courage,
Let our spirits show.

Chorus

When we spread our wings,
We can reach the sky,
And when times are tough
Our imaginations fly.

Chorus

And we won’t give up
Although the road is long.
We’ll always keep on going;
That’s what keeps us strong.

Chorus


NOTHING LESS THAN SUCCESS
© 2010 Windsor Park Elementary, Edmonton, AB and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Nothing Less Than Success
                                      -- download the chords

Chorus:
Nothing less than success
When we do our best,
Soaring like an eagle through the sky,
Nothing less than success
Just like you and I
Reaching up so high that we can fly.

Our elders teach us
To respect the earth
To love our families
For all we’re worth,
To honour every living thing,
Live in gratitude
And give our best in everything we do.

Chorus

And what we learn
As we grow each day
Embrace your spirit
Trust and love and pray,
Honesty and kindness
We hold these to be true
At Pakan School
In everything we do.

Chorus


NOT JUST A TOWN
© 2011 Lac La Hache Elementary, Lac La Hache, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Not Just a Town
                                      -- download the chords

Chorus:
It’s not just a town, it’s our town
Come on in, take a look around
Where eagles fly above the emerald bay,
In Lac La Hache, you’ll wish you could stay

It’s the longest town in the Cariboo
On a lake that sparkles like a jewel,
Where the kids can laugh and splash and play,
Cool off in the waves.


Chorus

The fish are jumping up so high,
You can stop and drop your line.
Come join us for a barbecue.
We’ll cook some up for you.


Chorus

And in the winter, you can skate
Or skidoo across the lake,
Go skiing at Mount Timothy,
You’ll never want to leave.


Chorus

NOW'S THE TIME
© 2007 Glenmerry Elementary School, Trail BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Now's the Time

From finger paints to algebra
From crayons to pastels,
We've always been the best of friends,
We know each other well.
We held each other's secrets,
We held each other's hand.
We built our friendship carefully,
Like castles in the sand.

Chorus
Now's the time to say goodbye,
We know it's not forever.
Now's the time to leave behind
The years we shared together.

From hide and seek to broken hearts
From crushes to the Prom,
You were always there for me
Whenever things went wrong.
Remember when we promised,
We'd be forever friends?
This may be goodbye
But this isn't where it ends.

Chorus


ONE BIG FAMILY
© 2007 Nakusp Elementary, Nakusp BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   One Big Family

Chorus
There's no place like this
No place I'd rather be
From sea to sea to sea
It's beautiful and free
This country is our home
It's made for you and me
We love this land, so let's join hands
Like one big family.

Canada is where we live
It's the second biggest country that there is
It's a land of hope
It's a land of peace
Where everyone is free
To follow their own dreams

Chorus

Canada is big and bold
Filled with all kinds of people
Young and old
With hearts that glow
And room to grow
And if we stick together
Who knows where we could go.


ONE BIG FAMILY 2
© 2009 JT Brown Elementary, Surrey, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   One Big Family 2

Chorus:
Everyone belongs at J.T. Brown
We’re one big family.
You can be yourself at J.T. Brown,
We’re one big family.


We share what we have
And we care about each other,
We’ve got the courage to try.
It’s our home away from home
And we treat it like our own
Together we can touch the sky.


Chorus

When you walk down the halls at J.T. Brown
Creativity is all around.
It’s a welcoming place of smiling faces
And there’s no reason to frown.

Chorus



ONE BIG WELL
© 2010 South Poplar Traditional Elementary School, Abbotsford, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   One Big Well
                                      -- download the chords
Chorus:
One big well,
There’s enough for everyone.
One big well,
Enough for us to share.
We can help,
Reach out to people everywhere,
One big well.

If we all worked together,
The world would be a better place
If we could all have clean water,
What a difference it would make.

Chorus

Nothing can live without water,
We all need it to grow.
Every son and daughter
Can help to spread the water’s flow.

Chorus

In this world that we’re building,
Just imagine what we can do,
Even though we’re just children,
We can make this dream come true.

Chorus


ONE DAY I'LL BE THERE
© 2006 Cedar Groove Elementary School, Gibsons BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   One Day I'll Be There

Chorus
I wish I could believe
My dreams would all come true
I wish that I could be myself
Sometimes that's hard to do,
I wish that I could fly
Way up in the air
There's so many dreams I'm reaching for
And one day I'll be there.

When I was a child
Learning how to crawl,
I'd fall flat on my face,
And I didn't mind at all.
I'd push myself back up
Try and try again
And I never thought of giving in.

Chorus

Now that I have grown
And learned a little more,
It's not that different
From how it was before
pick myself back up
Every time I fall,
Next thing I know, I'm standing tall.

Chorus



ONLY IF
© 2013 Pender High School, Madeira Park, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Only If
                                      -- download the chords
Chorus:
Only if, I could see you again,
And you were still in my arms.
Only if, we could forget and forgive
Only if.

I didn’t mean to hurt you,
We’re birds of a feather.
I just want to make it better
I’ll love you forever.

Chorus

You said that I don’t matter
But you don’t mean what you say.
I know you’re feeling afraid
But don’t run away.

Chorus

Bridge:
We’ve been there for each other
We’re meant to be together
For always and ever.

Chorus


ON THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
© 2008 Graham Bruce Elementary School, Vancouver BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   On the First Day of School

Chorus
On the first day of school
Everybody feels shy
Everybody feels scared
Everybody feels new
But when you make some friends
Learn a few names
You feel so cool
On the first day of school.

With my brand new shoes, and my hair combed back,
I kissed my mom, and I grabbed my snack,
Headed off to catch the bus to school.
I was wondering what to expect.
I didn't know anybody yet.
I didn't even know what I should do.

Chorus

When the recess bell rang at ten o'clock,
We went outside and began to talk,
Found a ball and tossed it round and round.
Next thing we knew, we were full of joy,
Felt at home every girl and boy,
Thanks to al the new friends that we'd found.

Chorus



OWLS ARE AMAZING
© 2010 Queen Mary Elementary School, Vancouver BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Owls are Amazing 
                                      -- download the chords
Chorus:
Owls are amazing,
So many different kinds
They sleep all day, hunt all night
No one hears their silent flight.
With their sharp eyes blazing,
Owls are amazing, owls are amazing.

They can turn their heads
In a circle when
They want to look around
At something on the ground.
They hear in stereo,
So they always know,
Where their prey is hidden
In the grass or snow.

Chorus

Baby owls love mice
‘Cause they taste so nice
Their parents work all night
To feed their appetites.
But their habitat
Is disappearing fast
We’ve got to save their home
Can’t do it on their own.

Chorus


OUR PATCHWORK GARDEN
© 2009 Sun Haven School, Roberts Creek BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Our Patchwork Garden
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Chorus
In our patchwork garden,
We've been growing,
The years have all been passing
And we're about to blossom
In our patchwork garden.

When we first met, we were like tiny seedlings,
Just a glimpse of what we could become,
Eager to grow tall, dig our roots down deep,
Reaching for the light of the sun.

Chorus

We're all here in this garden for a reason,
To share our gifts and beauty all around.
So many different flowers, so may different kinds
Flourish in this fertile ground.

Chorus

And we know that we'll never stop growing
In our hearts this garden will live on,
Stronger every season, together like a family,
Now it's time to pass this garden on.

Chorus 1



PEACE AND LOVE AND KINDNESS
© 2013 Chartwell Elementary School, West Vancouver, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to Peace and Love and Kindness
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Chorus:
Peace and love and kindness,
That’s the way to be
Respecting one another
In our Chartwell family.

We’re helping each other see
We’re helping each other grow
Learning together
‘Cause we all know…

Chorus

Every child can play a part,
Let’s listen to our hearts
We can change the world
Every boy and girl…

Chorus

Every one of us has the right
To learn to read and write
To be warm and safe
Everyday…

Chorus


PEOPLE LIKE THAT
© 2006 Charlie Lake Elementary School, Fort St. John BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   People Like That

Chorus
They feel the passion, they feel the pain
They wake up every morning, set to seize the day
They are such an inspiration, nothing they can't do
And people like that make me feel it too.

Eva has a dream, she carries in her heart
She's reaching for the stars, she knows just where to start
She keeps both feet on the ground, and a sparkle in her eye
Even when she's down, she holds her head up high.

Chorus 2:
She feels the passion, she feels the pain
She wakes up every morning, set to seize the day
She's such an inspiration, nothing she can't do
And people like that make me feel it too.

Adam has a gift, as precious as a pearl,
He's got his mind made up, he wants to share it with the world.
He wants to make a difference with his life
He wants to do his part
He wants to leave a trail of hope, and open some hearts

Chorus 3:
He feels the passion, he feels the pain
He wakes up every morning, set to seize the day
He's such an inspiration, nothing he can't do
And people like him, make me feel it too

Repeat Chorus 1



PURPLE POLK-A-DOTTED ELEPHANT
© 2009 Ecole College Heights Elementary School, Prince George, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Purple Polk-a-dotted Elephant

The purple polka-dotted elephant
Lost his shoe in the circus
So he asked the clown, if he’d seen it around,
But he just frowned, and said “NO!”

So, the purple polka-dotted elephant
Asked the lion tamer,
“Have you seen my shoe? It’s pink and blue.”
The guy had no clue! He said “NO!”

The purple polka-dotted elephant
Went on the ferris wheel.
To get a birds eye view,
Find his missing shoe.

The purple polka-dotted elephant
Told the bearded lady,
“I lost my shoe, it’s brand new,
Size 62?”
She said “No!”

So, the purple polka-dotted elephant
Hung his head down low
And got some candy floss,
To help forget his loss.

The purple polka-dotted elephant
Went to tell his mom,
She said “Here’s some news!”
That’ll cure your blues
Elephants DON'T WEAR SHOES”
He said “Oh______!”

And the purple polka-dotted elephant
Went back to his show.
Glad that everyone could see,
His polka-dotted toes!


PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE
© 2009 Cleveland Elementary School, North Vsncouver, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Put A Smile On Your Face

Chorus:
Put a smile on your face, it’s contagious,
Turn your frown upside down, just try.
Put a smile on your face, it’s courageous,
When you feel like giving up the race,
Put a smile on your face.

When it’s raining and the sky is dark,
You can take a look inside your heart.
Find a happy place
Dream of better days
And remember who you are.

Chorus

When you’re lonely and you’re feeling bad
You don’t have to be so sad.
When times are getting tough,
A smile will cheer you up,
Help you discover what you have.


Chorus


RAINBOW IN THE SKY
© 2013 West Bay Elementary, West Vancouver, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Rainbow in the Sky
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Chorus:
Like a rainbow in the sky
That brings the sun
Shining on the world
And everyone.
Everyone.

We can think
Before we act
We can listen
We can ask
We can play fair.
We can share.

Chorus

We can help
Each other out
That’s what
We’re all about
Make the right choice
Use a nice voice.

Chorus

Written with Ms. Stephenson’s kindergarten class.

And we won’t give up
Although the road is long.
We’ll always keep on going;
That’s what keeps us strong.

Chorus


RAINBOW OF PEACE
© 2006 Madeira Park Elementary School, Madeira Park BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Rainbow Of Peace

Chorus
I see a rainbow of peace
Up in the sky, above us,
I dream this rainbow will grow
And colour the world with love.

The grass is green, the ocean blue,
Every raindrop makes this true
The sun is gold, the poppies red,
And they all need each other.

Chorus

This is our home, it's what we share
Many colours everywhere
Red and yellow, green and blue
Side by side together.

Chorus


 REACH FOR THE SKY
© 2011 Canyon Heights Elementyary School, North Vancouver, BC, and Lowry Olafson
  -- listen to   Reach for the Sky 
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Chorus:
Reach for the sky
You’ll be the best that you can be,
Blast through the clouds
Following your dreams,
You might even fly___
Reaching for the sky.

Chorus

You don’t need to worry,
You don’t have to cry
There’s a rainbow waiting
On the other side.

Chorus

In the shadow of the moon,
The stars are shining bright
I wish that your sweetest dreams
All come true tonight.

Chorus

All you really need to do
Is listen to your heart,
Don’t give up, just carry on,
Trust in who you are.

Chorus


REMEMBER THE TIME
© 2006 Tremblay Elementary School, Dawson Creek BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Remember the Time

I was down at the park, sitting by river,
When you came walking by.
You had a blue bandana holding back your hair,
And that's when you said "Hi."

Chorus
Remember the time,
The day that we met?
Seems like yesterday,
I'll never forget.
I remember the time,
Cause ever since then,
You and I have always been
The very best of friends.

You came and sat down beside me and we talked for awhile,
I didn't even know your name,
But the way you listened and the way you smiled,
I could see we were the same.

Chorus

When we said good-bye,
You took your bandana and you offered it to me.
I put it in my pocket to remember you,
And the friends we'd always be.

Chorus


RIDE THE WIND
© 2011Vauxhall Elementary School, Vauxhall, AB and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Ride the Wind
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Chorus:
Ride the wind,
Never fear it,
Never give up,
We’ve got the spirit.
Shine with us,
C’mon and ride the wind.


We’re the school on the prairie
Where the kids stand tall and proud.
We care about each other,
Nothing’s going to keep us down.
The wind will take you far
When you listen to your heart.

Chorus

We’re the Tornadoes,
Our colours are orange and black.
We’ll never stop learning,
Nothing’s gonna hold us back.
The wind has set us free
To be the best that we can be!

Chorus


RISE ABOVE
© 2009 Foothills Elementary School, Prince George BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Rise Above
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Chorus
Rise above, over the hills and mountains,
Don't let your dreams fall down,
You know you can fly like a falcon,
Rise above.

When you let your heart lead you,
And you take a leap of faith,
Spread your wings and let them hold you,
Let your courage show the way

Chorus

You never know until you try it
It could be just around the bend
Just beyond the next horizon,
The sun will rise again.

Chorus

You know that we believe in you,
When you're reaching for the sky
And we'll be right beside you
And together we can fly.

Chorus


 ROADRUNNER KIDS
© 2013 Chilcotin Road Elementary School, Williams Lake, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Roadrunner Kids
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Chorus:
We’re Roadrunner kids, we run so fast,
Learn so much, it’s such a blast.
We’re Roadrunner kids, we love to go____
To Chilcotin Road.

It’s fun to share,
It’s fun to play,
We love to learn
And laugh all day.

Chorus

Everybody tries,
‘Cause we’re a team
We work together
You and me!

Chorus

We tell the truth
We play fair
Respect each other
‘Cause we all care.

Chorus




ROARING TO SUCCESS
© 2012 Tyson Elementary, Chilliwack, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Roaring to Success
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Chorus:
We’re roaring to success,
Orange and black,
We give our best,
Roaring to success,
Tyson Tigers, yes yes yes!

We encourage one another
To be all that we can be,
We’re kind to each other,
With respect for you and me.

Chorus

It’s awesome just to be here
Having fun with all our friends.
Every one of us is welcome,
The caring never ends!

Chorus

Every day’s a wonder,
Learning something new.
I know that I can make a difference,
And you know you can too!

Chorus


 ROCK LIKE A REDSTONE
© 2013 Tsi Deldel School, Redstone, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Rock Like A Redstone 
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Chorus:
We’re gonna rock like a Redstone
C’mon and rock like a Redstone.
At Tsi Deldel, every day,
We learn and grow and work and play,
We’re gonna rock like a Redstone,
We’re gonna rock!

High in the Chilcotin country,
Our school is on the Redstone land.
We speak our native language
Proud and tall we stand.

Chorus

We care about each other,
We love to have some fun.
Strong and kind and brave,
Together, we are one.

Chorus

The spirits of the eagle
Raven, wolf and bear,
Guide us on our journey
They’re with us everywhere.

Chorus


ROLLER COASTER
© 2009 Betty Huff Elementary School, Surrey BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Roller Coaster Ride
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Chorus
Trip and flip and slip and slide
On a roller coaster ride,
Let's all dive and zoom and glide
On a roller coaster ride.

There's a haunted house, a carousel,
Ferris wheel and go karts,
Cotton candy, popcorn and ice cream,
But our favourite one that's so much fun
Is the roller coaster ride,
Sure to make you laugh and scream.

Chorus

There's a pirate ship and bumper cars,
Motocross and log ride,
Corn dogs, pizza and lollipops,
But the one that's better than the rest
Is the roller coaster ride
You'll never, ever want to stop.

Chorus


 ROUND AND ROUND
© 2014 Naramata Elementary School, Naramata, BC, and Lowry Olafson
  -- listen to   Round and Round  
 

Chorus:
Round and round, twirl and weave,
Skip around the Maypole,
Join the dance, hold hands with me,
Round and round we go.

 

Coloured ribbons_ blow in the breeze
Today we crown_ the May Day Queen
All the boys and girls_ dressed up so fine,
In a fancy line.

Chorus

Let's all gather_ as bagpipes play
In Manitou Park_ it's a beautiful day
To girls spread petals_ for the royal queen
Just like a dream, a Naramata dream.

Chorus


RUNNING TO THE RHYTHM OF THE PANTHER'S ROAR
© 2012 Isabella Dicken Elementary, Fernie, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Running to the Rhythm fo the Panther's Roar
                                     
Chorus:
We sing with the power of the panther’s spirit
Shout out loud so the world can hear it,
Care about each other and a whole lot more.
Running to the rhythm of the panther’s roar.

At Isabella Dicken,
When you walk through the door,
It feels like home
Your heart’s so warm.
We’re safe and kind,
Looking out for each other,
And it’s so much fun when we’re all together.


Chorus
There’s mountains all around
When you walk outside,
Everybody greets you
With a big bright smile,
We all listen,
Got some things to say,
Then the bell rings and it’s time to play!

Chorus


SANTA CLAUS WAS LATE FOR CHRISTMAS
© 2006 Ron Brent Elementary School, Pr George BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Santa Claus was Late for Christmas

Chorus
Santa Claus was late for Christmas one cold Christmas Eve
Everyone was wondering just where could Santa be?
Is he stuck in traffic somewhere in the sky,
Or in somebody's chimney way up high?
Did an avalanche come down, and sweep him off his sleigh?
Will Santa make it here by Christmas Day?

The North Pole is a busy place to be
Santa and his elves are working constantly.
Hammers banging, scissors snipping,
Brushes painting, the clock is ticking.
The toys must all be done by Christmas Eve.

Chorus

Rudolph's got a problem with his nose.
He blew a fuse and it no longer glows.
Elves are scurrying, Santa's worrying,
They're all frantic, in a panic.
Can they fix it up? Nobody knows.

Chorus
Amidst the chaos, someone shouts "Hooray!"
They found a disco ball in Santa's sleigh.
They got some glue, a little wire,
Now it's flashing like a fire,
That blinking disco ball has saved the day.

2nd Chorus
Santa Claus was late for Christmas one cold Christmas Eve
Everyone was wondering just where could Santa be?
But take a look, what's coming in the sky?
Is that a comet, flying way up high?
It's Santa and his reindeer, and though they're a little late,
They still made it here by Christmas Day!


SANTA STOLE MY HOMEWORK
© 2007 Ecole Willow Point Elementary, Campbell River BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Santa Stole My Homework

Santa stole my homework on my way to school.
I know it isn't like him, usually he's so cool.
He snatched it from my backpack,
And stuffed it in his sack,
Santa stole my homework, and he won't give it back!

Santa stole my homework, it's crazy, but it's true
So please, Monsieur Koebel, je ne sais pas, what should I do?
He took it to the North Pole,
Where it's snowy and it's cold
Santa stole my homework, now it's prob'ly turned to mold!

Santa stole my homework, so am I off the hook?
I think you should trust me, you really shouldn't look
Gee, looks like you found it,
I guess I left it in my desk,
I thought Santa stole my homework,
Monsieur Koebel you're the best!
I thought Santa stole my homework
But I was wrong I guess!


 SATOO'S SHINING STARS
© 2010 Satoo Elementary School, Edmonton, AB and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Satoo's Shining Stars
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Chorus:
Shining stars, that’s who we are,
We shine with open hearts,
Learning, growing every day,
Satoo’s shining stars.


Everyone is welcome,
Everyone works hard,
We treat each other kindly
We’re proud of who we are.


Chorus

We look out for each other,
Treat people with respect,
We show appreciation,
We love to do our best.


Chorus

We feel like we’re a team
Playing fair with everyone.
We make a lot of friends
Together we have fun!


Chorus


SCHOOL'S OUT!
© 2008 Sorrento Elementary, Sorrento BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   School's Out!

Chorus
School's out for the summer
Time to laugh and play
School's out!
Let's scream and shout!
Summer's here and school's out!

There's no more math
And no more teachers,
No more excuses
Just tons of fun.
We stay up late,
Jump in the swimming pool,
With all our friends,
And we feel great!

Chorus

There's no more tests,
And no more homework,
There's no more "F's",
Just lots of laughs.
We climb the cliffs
On Copper Island
And we enjoy, just being kids!

Chorus X 2


SCHOOL'S OUT FOREVER
© 2009 Queen Mary Elementary, Vancouver, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   School's Out Forever

Chorus:
School’s out forever
That’s what everyone is dreaming,
Time to run and play,
Every day’s a holiday.
School’s out! School’s out!
School’s out forever.


Here comes the ice cream truck
I’d love a yummy treat.
As I ride my bike, down to Locarno Beach,
I’ll meet my friends at our favourite spot,
Play some volleyball, then jump off the dock!


Chorus

We’ll watch a movie,
Stay up really late,
There isn’t any homework, we’ll play video games,
Lay in bed, eat breakfast at noon,
Take a ride in a hot air balloon!

Chorus


SCHOOL'S OUT, It's Summertime!
© 2009 James Ardiel Elementary School, Surrey BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   School's Out, It's Summertime!
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Chorus
School's out, it's summertime,
We're on holidays.
We're going on vacation,
We can play all day.
Our cottage on the beach
Is gonna be so sweet.
School's out, it's summertime,
We're on holidays.

We can stay up late now,
Don't have to go to school,
We can just have fun now,
It'll be so cool.
And we'll build castles,
Made out of sand.
And eat some treats,
From the ice cream stand.

Chorus

We can learn to surf now,
We can ride the waves,
Swim just like just dolphins
Mom will be amazed
We'll make new friends and
We can form a band,
We can rock and roll and
Work on our tans.

Chorus


SCHOOL'S OUT, SCREAM AND SHOUT
© 2010 Baker Drive Elementary School, Coquitlam, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   School's Out, Scream and Shout
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Chorus:
School’s out, scream and shout!
Let’s all have a party.
Run around, laugh out loud,
Scream and shout, ‘cause school’s out!

It’s time to celebrate,
We get to take a break,
Now we can sleep in late,
Then go jump in the lake.
‘Cause all the tests are done,
We want to have some fun.
We’re going to play a ton,
Out in the sun.

Chorus

There’s an amusement park,
Where we can stay till dark
On the roller coaster ride
You can almost touch the sky.
Don’t have to go to bed
We’ll eat ice cream instead
Hang out with all our friends
Hope it never ends.

Chorus


SECRETS OF THE DEEP
© 2007 Ecole Westview School, Prince Rupert BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Secrets of the Deep

The secrets of the deep, the secrets of the deep.
The secrets of the deep are way beneath the surface,
Where no man can ever go.
You'll need your submarine to find the sunken treasure
That's sitting on the sand below.
The secrets of the deep, the secrets of the deep.

On the ocean floor, you can see it out your window.
But look out for the hungry shark.
If he sees you coming, he'll rip your sub to pieces,
You're gonna have to be so smart.
The secrets of the deep, the secrets of the deep.

Chorus
We're gonna be brave,
We're gonna be bold,
We're gonna be rich,
We're gonna find gold.

Everybody knows a shark cannot swim backwards,
We'll get him stuck between the rocks.
And while he's in a daze, we'll throw a net around it,
And float the treasure to the top.
The secrets of the deep, the secrets of the deep.

Chorus

The secrets of the deep, the secrets of the deep,
The secrets of the deep.


SHATTERED DREAMS
© 2006 Blackburn Elementary School, Prince George BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Shattered Dreams

Chorus
Shattered dreams, broken hearts,
When your world falls apart
When hope is lost, and times are tough
Hold on tight, don't give up.

Joey always had a dream, that one day he would play
Right up there with the pros, until that tragic day.
Now he can't walk and he can't skate,
That accident has changed his fate
He's lying in bed and he can't move
It's not an easy road to take…

Chorus

Joey has a special girl, she's not about to leave him now.
She's praying for a miracle, she knows he'll make it through somehow.
She sits there and holds his hand,
Tells him he will walk again,
She's always going to be his friend, together til the end…

Chorus

  SHINE ON
© 2012 St. Bonaventure Junior High, Calgary, AB and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Shine On
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Chorus:
Shine on, Bonaventure
Let your true colours show
Strong as a falcon, with hearts of gold,
Shine on, Bonaventure,
We’ll all rise together,
Shine on, shine on, shine on.

Lifting each other up,
We’re there when times get tough,
Striving for success,
Trying to be our best,
Reaching for new heights,
Like falcons in flight.

Chorus

Horizons call to us,
In our faith we trust,
Within these old brick walls,
Love can fill us all,
Reaching for new heights,
Like falcons in flight.

Chorus

Yellow, white and black,
We’re never turning back!

Chorus


SHINING SMILES
© 2012 Ronald Harvey Elementary, St. Albert, AB and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Shining Smiles
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Chorus:
Shining smiles, strong and true,
Shining smiles, at Ronald Harvey School,
When everybody cares
And everybody shares,
Shining smiles, __ from me to you.

I can fill your bucket
When I do something kind,
And you can help me too
Fill up mine.

Chorus

When we put our hearts together
There’s nothing we can’t do,
Lifting up our spirits
The whole year through.

Chorus

When everybody wins,
What a difference it can make,
We always have a choice
About the path we take.

Chorus


SING FROM YOUR HEART
© 2010 Holy Trinity Elementary School, North Vancouver, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Sing from your Heart

CHORUS:
Sing from your heart.
Don't be afraid.
Now's the time to start,
Let it take you away.
When you sing from your heart
Anything is possible,
So sing, sing from your heart.


Chorus

Your heart has something to say,
Listen ... when you pray.
It holds the love and joy,
Inside every girl and boy.


Chorus

We sing to bring peace and light.
It helps... to set things right.
Open up the door,
Let your love grow more and more.


Chorus

Be kind, wherever you go.
You'll find your spirit will glow
Everyone will see
The way that it could be.

Chorus


SMALL SCHOOL, BIG HEART
© 2011 Kwaleen Elementary School, Williams Lake, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Small School, Big Heart
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Chorus:
Small school, big heart
Every one of us is part
Small school, big heart,
Kwaleen Elementary.

We love to play out on the school grounds,
In the hills, high above the lake,
With every year that passes
And every friend we make.
We grow a garden, work together
Learning as we go
Listen to each other,
Let everybody know…

Chorus

Our sports teams are the Kobras
We love to cheer them on.
Hockey, soccer or the Terry Fox Run,
It’s always lots of fun.
We’re part of this community,
We’re doing all we can,
Reaching out to change the world,
And lend a helping hand.

Chorus


SMALL WORLD
© 2013 Bridge Lake Elementary School, Bridge Lake, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Small World

Chorus:
It’s a small world, small world
It’s totally cool, Bridge Lake School
It’s a small world, small world
For every boy and girl.

We may be small in number, but we’re big in spirit,
We’ll shout out loud, so all the world can hear it.
We stand up tall and if we fall, we won’t fear it.
We’ll never fear it.

Chorus

We’re all here for each other and we show we care,
We’re all different, have so much to share.
We laugh and learn at every turn, we play fair,
We’re always fair.

Chorus

For our community, we show our gratitude,
For all they give us, and all they do.
We’ll do it right, our future’s bright, we’ll be true
Strong and true.
Chorus


SNOW ON MONDAY MORNING
© 2009 Queen Mary Elementary School, Vancouver BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Snow on Monday Morning

Woke up this morning with a picture of snow
In my head, head, head, head,
I looked out the window
And see it's really true.
I wish I could just go back to bed, bed, bed, bed,
But I've got to face the snow
That's why I'm blue.
Oh no!

Chorus
Snow on Monday morning,
The winter's cold and cruel.
Snow on Monday morning
I shouldn't have to go to school.

I came down the stairs
My mother said, said, said, said,
"Better get your coat
And go dig out the car."
The world is white but now I'm seeing red, red, red, red.
All this snow is really quite bizarre.
Oh no!

Chorus

Snow on Monday morning,
The winter's cold and cruel.
Snow on Monday morning
I shouldn't have to go to school.


SOMETHING BIGGER THAN ME
© 2009 Capilano Elementary School, North Vancouver BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Something Bigger Than Me
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Chorus:
I want to sing, dance and learn,
I want to care, share and grow.
I want to open my heart,
Know that I’m part
Of something bigger than me,
Something bigger than me.

As I walk through the doors of the hallways of learning,
There’s a world to discover, before my eyes.
And the path that I’m taking
Will carry me through my life.

Chorus

I’ve got questions to ask, got a curious mind,
I’ve got so much to give, one day at a time
And I’ll do my best,
You know that I’ll never stop trying.

Chorus


SPARKLES IN MY HEART
© 2003 Coquihalla Elementary School, Hope, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Sparkles in my Heart

It’s a great big world we share with everyone
And we all love to dance beneath the sun.
Everybody loves their friends and their family.
You can feel the love that shines in you and me.

CHORUS:
I’ve got sparkles in my heart
And they’re dancing like a star bright
Got a love big as a mountain
And it bubbles like a fountain.
Oooh Ooooh, yeah.

And we all have so much that we can give,
To make our home a better place to live.
If we let the kindness flow, perhaps we’ll see,
So everybody, sing along with me

CHORUS


SPEAK UP
© 2008 Chief Maquinna Elementary School, Vancouver BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Speak Up

I know 'cause I've been there before
You're not the only one who's shy,
Sometimes it's hard to speak your mind,
But I will listen if you try.

Chorus
Speak up, say what's on your mind
Dig deep, see what you can find,
Tell the world, so everyone can hear.
Speak up, don't be afraid to shine,
Stand tall, you've got it all inside,
Shout it out, say it loud and clear.

You know, you gotta take a chance,
It takes courage every day.
We each have to find our voice,
We all have something to say.

Chorus

Good things come when people talk
When we share, it sets us free.
Friendship comes from reaching out
We can't solve what we can't see.

Chorus



SPIDER KIDS
© 2013 Spider Elementary School, Sechelt, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Spider Kids
                                     
Chorus:
Spider kids, love to play,
We love to learn, every day.
Spider kids, think it’s fun
To explore our world
With everyone.

Spider kids go to school at home,
We like adventures in the great outdoors,
Our education takes us everywhere,
There’s always so much to discover.

Chorus

We’re connected to community,
Open to new opportunities,
Hands-on learning is what we do,
We believe in helping others.

Chorus

Spider kids learn with all their friends,
It makes things easier to comprehend.
Together we’re just like a family,
Come join is sometime and you’ll see.

Chorus

SPIRITS OF NATURE
© 2012 Jewett Elementary, Meadow Creek, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Spirits of Nature

Chorus:
Spirits of nature, from long ago,
Spirits of nature, we’re getting to know,
Sharing their knowledge, hear what they say,
Spirits of nature, show us the way.

Learn from their stories,
Listen to the land,
Take a walk in the forest
And you will understand.

Chorus

Lessons of the river
Look at the salmon swim,
See the bear sit watching
The eagle diving in.

Chorus

Sacred are the cedars,
Swaying in the wind,
Their roots spread deep will hold them
As they twist and bend.
Chorus


SPIRITS OF OUR CULTURE
© 2012 Blewett Elementary, Nelson, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Spirits of Our Culture

Chorus:
Spirits of our culture,
Ancient, all around,
Eagle flies above,
Bear sleeps in the ground.
Coyote howls in the night
Bison roams the land,
Spirits of our culture,
Help us understand.

This is our home
Where the river water flows,
Salmon swim upstream
And teach us never
Give up on our dreams.

Chorus

This is our home,
High in the mountains
Nature is our mother
And if you listen
You can hear her silent sound.

Chorus

SPIT BALLS
© 2011 Grassy Plains School and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Spit Balls
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Chorus:
Spit balls, spit balls, spit balls
Stuck on the ceiling, stuck on the walls,
Spit balls, spit balls, spit balls
Stuck on the bathroom stalls.

We want to tell you a little story
About a kid with some paper and pen.
To alleviate the boredom,
He took a shot at his best friend.

Chorus

He missed and he hit the teacher.
She whirled around and glared.
You could have heard a pin drop
And all the kids were scared.

Chorus

No one would admit it.
The culprit would not confess.
She said “ A hundred lines for all of you”
You’re ALL gonna pay for this!”

Chorus

They waited until recess
With spit balls in their pens.
They cornered him in the bathroom,
He felt the fury of their revenge!

Chorus


SPOOKY SCARY SKELETONS
© 2010 Alder Flats Elementary School, Alder Flats, AB and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Spooky Scary Skeletons
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Chorus:
Spooky, scary skeletons
Covered up in spider webs,
Waiting in the dark of night
Underneath my bed.

I’m lying in my bed.
There’s something moving.
No place for me to hide.
Down there in the dark,
I hear it drooling
I’m afraid that I might die.

Chorus

My heart is racing fast
I hear it pounding,
My knees begin to shake.
What if it grabs me
Bites off my toenails?
It’s more than I can take.

Chorus

I’ve got to make a run for it
Before it gets me
Before I lose my mind.
I _ turn on the lights,
My brother’s trying to scare me
Dressed up as Frankenstein.

Chorus


SPREAD YOUR WINGS
© 2011 Thunderbird Elementary School, Vancouver, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Spread Your Wings
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Chorus:
Spread your wings, it’s our time to rise
Just like a Thunderbird.
Spread your wings, ‘cause now we’re breaking free
And we’ll fly towards our dreams.

Today is the day, were leaving behind,
The family we’ve known
For such a long time.
From the crayons and the playground
To holding the grad bouquet,
It’s time to close the chapter
‘Cause now we’re on our way.

Chorus

Say goodbye and good luck
To the friends that we made,
We’ll cherish these memories
And they’ll never fade.
We’re starting a new journey.
Who knows what lies in store?
But with the lessons that we learned
We’ll spread our wings and soar.

Chorus



STAND TALL
© 2006 Maquinna Elementary School, Pt Alberni BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Stand Tall

Chorus
Stand strong, stand tall.
Show the world that you can give your all,
'Cause you know, there's hope,
And even when you're feeling small,
Stand tall.

When you walk up to the stage, and you feel a little scared,
Your stomach's in a knot, 'cause it's your turn to go on.
You could use a little boost, to remind yourself to smile,
You could use a little love, 'til the butterflies are gone.

Chorus

When you're walking home from school, and there's a bully being cruel,
Picking on a little kid, who could really use a friend,
And you want to help him out, even though you're scared yourself,
So you rush up to the scene with a helping hand to lend.

Chorus X2


STICKS AND STONES
© 2012 Red Bluff Lhtako Elementary, Quesnel, BC and Lowry Olafson

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Chorus:
Sticks and stones, are never gonna stop me,
Sticks and stones, we’ll stand our ground.
You can count on me, to stick up for you
And they won’t stand a chance,
With sticks and stones.

I’m just as scared as you are,
But what he’s doing isn’t right
You can’t let fear control you,
And I’m going to stay right by your side.

Chorus

Don’t want to feed the fire,
We don’t want to make it worse.
We can try to talk, or walk away,
But someone’s gotta do it first.

Chorus

Bridge:
I’m not leaving you now,
I know you’d do the same for me.
You’re not alone anymore,
That’s what friends are for.

Chorus


STRONG HEARTS
© 2010 Diamond Vale Elementary School, Merritt, BC and Lowry Olafson

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Chorus:
Strong hearts
That’s what we’re made of
Strong hearts,
That’s what it takes.
We know,
We can do anything
With strong hearts.

We love this country
Canada is our home.
It’s a beautiful land
It’s our very own.

Chorus

It’s a land where dreams come true,
For every race
And we’ve got a lot to do
To make this world a better place.

Chorus

We live in freedom
All across our land
We believe in peace
For every woman and man.

Chorus


STRUM THE CHORDS OF NATURE
© 2006 Halfmoon Bay Elementary School, Halfmoon Bay BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Strum The Chords Of Nature

Chorus
Strum the chords of nature
Hum the melody of earth
Play the strings of wilderness
Keep it free forever.

Climb the mountain, look around.
We all live on fragile ground,
This planet is a gift to share
It needs our tender loving care.

Chorus

Feel the wind upon your face.
Take your time, life's not a race.
Let us live in harmony
Raise your voices, sing with me.

Chorus


SUNSHINE ENDS
© 2006 Gibsons Elementary School, Gibsons BC and by Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Sunshine Ends

Chorus
Sunshine ends, when war begins
When loved ones leave
And we miss our friends,
No one wins, when the fighting starts,
Leaving broken hearts,
That's when the sunshine ends.

The poppies grow, and time goes by,
And we can see, where soldiers lie,
Will we ever learn from their sacrifice
That the cost of war is too high a price?

Chorus

The rain will fall, and life goes on
And we all know, that war is wrong
If in our hearts, we can find a way to bring an end
To war some day.

Chorus


SWISH!
© 2007 by Nathan Barton Elementary School, Kincolith BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Swish!

Chorus
When the ball goes swish,
It's a perfect shot,
Doesn't touch the rim
Just sinks right in.
It's what I really want,
What I always wish,
When the ball goes swish.

I was dribbling down the court, I thought the coast was clear.
I tried to pass the ball, but someone interfered.
I had to deek him out, so I spun myself around,
Then I took my shot, but it landed out of bounds.

Chorus

The score was tied up tight, with fifteen seconds left.
The fans were going wild, it was anybody's guess
Just who would take control, which team was going to win,
Then I got the ball, and I swished it in!

Chorus



 TAKE A CHANCE
© 2012 Canyon Lister Elementary School, Creston, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Take a Chance

Chorus:
Take a chance on peace,
Put it on the line,
Take a chance on hope
Let it shine shine shine.
Take a chance on happiness,
A chance on love,
Shine, shine, shine.

Chorus

When we care for each other, stand together,
It can last forever, go around and around.
When we try to connect, show respect,
We can change the world.

Chorus

When we believe in each other, everything’s better,
Feels like a feather floating up to the sky.
Not afraid to fall, be who we are,
Like a shining star…

Chorus


TAKE ME AWAY
© 2010 Nicola Canford Elementary School, Lower Nicola, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Take Me Away
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Chorus:
Take me away,
I wanna be free as a bird,
Free to see the world,
Like a leaf in the air.
Take me away,
I want to feel like the wind,
When my heart starts to spin,
Take me away.

So much _ I want to do,
So much _ I want to see,
A whole world to discover,
Waiting there for me.

Chorus

I’m born _ to be myself,
I know _ my life is mine,
No one else can be like me,
I’ll let my spirit shine.


Chorus

Blue skies _ are calling me,
So wild _ above the trees,
_ I want to live my life,
Be all that I can be.


Chorus


TAKE THE FIRST STEP
© 2007 by Queen Charlotte Secondary School, Queen Charlotte BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Take the First Step

Chorus
Take the first step
You know you can do it,
Give it your best, put your heart into it.
Follow your dreams, wherever they lead
Woho, take the first step.

Life is a staircase, it keeps right on winding,
We never know where it goes.
We climb at our own pace,
Sometimes we need reminding
With each step, how our confidence grows.

Chorus

It's such an adventure,
A spiraling journey,
When it captures your heart and takes hold.
Feel the wind on your face,
There's no need to worry,
When you reach for your ultimate goal.

Chorus


TAKING CARE OF EACH OTHER
© 2009 Henderson Annex, Vancouver BC and Lowry Olafson

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Chorus
Taking care of each other,
Is what we do in our school,
At Henderson Annex…every day.
Taking care of each other,
Reaching out to everyone,
And we'll never stop taking care.

We take the time to listen,
Time to understand.
We know it makes a difference
To lend a helping hand.
And we play and we share,
And we learn everywhere,
And we do the best we can.

Chorus

And everyone is welcome
To come join our song
Cause when we stand together
That's what makes us strong
And there's peace and there's joy
For every girl and boy
Because we feel like we belong

Chorus

And we'll never stop…taking care



TAKING TIME
© 2013 Uplands Elementary, Penticton, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Taking Time

Chorus:
Taking time,
When we start our day,
To close our eyes
In a peaceful way.
Taking time,
To stop and breathe,
Go deep inside
And feel the peace.

In your quiet place,
As you hear the chime,
You begin to notice
The feelings that you hold inside.
You can focus,
Set your intentions
For a thoughtful and happy day,
To learn in a mindful way.

Chorus

In our busy day,
We can try our best.
That takes courage,
Perseverance, kindness and respect.
Everybody feels it.
You can feel it too.
Bring our hearts together
For a caring school.

Chorus

Written with Ms. Street’s grade 3 class.


TEAMWORK
© 2013 Uplands Elementary, Penticton, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Teamwork

Chorus:
Teamwork is when we work together,
Teamwork is when we share the load.
Every time we help each other,
It feels much better, teamwork!

You can help me,
I can help you.
That’ll make things easier,
We’ve got a lot to do.

Chorus

You can pass the ball,
I’ll jump up high,
Catch it way up in mid air,
Give it my best try.

Chorus

It’s like a tug of war,
When you hold on tight,
You only win if everyone
Pulls with all their might!

Chorus

Written with Ms. Beckingham’s grade 2 class.


TEARS FORGE DIAMONDS
© 2006 by Elphinstone Secondary School, Gibsons BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Tears Forge Diamonds

Tears forge diamonds,
And we can't see
The broken hearts,
The misery.
The jewels' light blinds us
To the tragedy
And hides the faces of poverty.

Chorus
But we can make a difference
Even if it's small
Every voice that speaks the truth
Takes another brick from the wall.

Tears forge diamonds
You see it every day
People in the streets
We turn and walk away
Sitting in our houses, in our luxury,
How distant it all seems
Watching it on TV.

Chorus (repeat)


THAT'S HOW WE ROLL
© 2009 Cove Cliff Elementary, North Vancouver, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   That's How We Roll

Chorus:
That’s how we roll,
We’re going for gold,
Gonna make a difference,
In the world,
That’s our goal, to do our best,
That’s how we roll,
That’s how we roll.


We won’t let you down,
We’ll always stand together.
If you’ve got a problem,
One of us will be there.


Chorus

We listen with our eyes,
To show how much we care.
Soon you will discover
That friends are everywhere.


Chorus


THAT'S HOW WE SHINE
© 2010 North Star Elementary, Cold Lake, AB and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   That's How We Shine
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Chorus:
That’s how we shine,
That’s who we are
Everyone is welcome here,
Here at North Star.
That’s how we grow,
When everyone is kind
When we let our spirits show
That’s how we shine.


Our school is _ so cool, it’s
Full of friendly faces.
We laugh and _ we listen
What a special place it is.


Chorus

We care for _ each other
We don’t give up and we always try.
Tout le monde _ ensemble
We’re reaching for the sky.


Chorus


THE BEAUTY OF CANADA
© 2010 Queen Mary Elementary School, Vancouver BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   The Beauty of Canada
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Chorus:
The beauty of Canada
It’s flowing waters
Rocky mountains, wide open prairies,
The beauty of Canada
Is all around us
For every one of us to share.

We come from all around the world,
Welcome every boy and girl,
From Jericho Beach to PEI
Fields and forests, from sea to sky.

Chorus

Buffalo and caribou
Grizzly bear and salmon too,
The maple leaf, the beaver tail,
Canada Geese, killer whale.


THE BEST SCHOOL IN THE WEST
© 2007 Valemount Elementary and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   The Best School in The West

There's a magic school
Where the mountain peaks
Stand high above the town.
It's the coolest school around.
We like to rock n roll,
We like to take a stroll,
The teachers think we're great,
And everyone's first rate.

Chorus
Valemount Elementary
Is the school that we call home,
Where the kids stick together, never stand alone.
At Valemount Elementary,
We all try to do our best,
Everybody's welcome,
It's the best school in the west.

It's the kind of school
Where there's lots to do
We're on the playground when it's hot
In the gym, __ when its not,
We get a music class,
Where we can play the drums,
And even though you can't chew gum,
It's always lots of fun.

Chorus


THE BOYS IN THE BACK
© 2010 Wandering River School, Wandering River, AB and Lowry Olafson 

  -- listen to   The Boys in the Back 
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Chorus:
The boys in the back,
Rockin’ to their music,
The boys in the back,
Are all so cool,
Talkin’, never stoppin’
All the way to school,
Oh, the boys in the back.


It’s way too early, when the bus shows up,
And we’re still half asleep, feelin’ kinda rough,
But the boys in the back, are wearing a smile,
Looking at the girls, walking down the aisle.


Chorus

It’s getting louder and louder, as the bus fills up,
And all the kids, are finally waking up.
And the boys in the back, well, they’re on their way,
They’re ready to go, it’s a brand new day!

Chorus


THE BRECHIN BOUNCE
© 2011 Brechin Elementary School, Nanaimo, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   The Brechin Bounce
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Chorus:
The Brechin bounce, bounce, bounce
It goes around, round, round,
It fills the school, it feels so cool,
The Brechin bounce, bounce, bounce,
Step off the ground
Can you feel it now?
The Brechin Bounce.

It’s a great place to learn and play,
And we have fun here every day.
Feels like magic when people say
“Hey, we did so great today!”

Chorus

Brechin School is the place to be
We all feel like a family,
We stick together all the way
And everyday’s a brand new day!

Chorus


THE CHAMPIONS
© 2009 Lena Shaw Elementary, Surrey BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   The Champions
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Chorus
The champions, never give up
They work as a team and they show their stuff
The champions stay in the game
'Cause that's what it takes to be champions.

It isn't always easy, but we can find a way.
We can rise to the challenge, we can play the game.
If we work together, we'll take it to the highest level
Reach our dreams, and win the day.

Chorus

And we know we can do it, we know we can't go wrong
If we put our hearts to it, do our best all along.
We know we'll succeed, if all of us believe,
'Cause we're brave, and we're strong.

 

 


 THE CHILCOTIN NATION
© 2013 Alexis Creek School, Alexis Creek, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   The Chilcotin Nation 
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Chorus:
The Chilcotin Nation,
Where the mountains touch the sky
And the song of our people lives
In the land of endless time.

Wild horses roam
And salmon spawn
Lynx tracks in the snow
An eagle in a tree at dawn.

Chorus

Turquoise river flows
Stone woman heals
Hoodoos standing guard
As the sun sets on the open fields.

Chorus

Where the children play
Til the day is done,
Elders share the legends,
To the beating of the hand-made drums.

Chorus

 THE COURAGE OF A LION
© 2009 Latimer Road Elementary, Surrey, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   The Courage of a Lion
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Chorus:
The courage of a lion
Is stronger than it’s roar
And when we come together
We feel it even more.
The courage of a lion
Will set your spirit free
The courage of a lion
Lives in you and me.


We stand up for each other,
We’re willing to speak our mind,
And we care for one another
Just like a mama lion.
And kids like us can make a difference…


Chorus

We have the Power of One,
And we come from different races,
Though we’ve just begun,
We’re not afraid to face it.
And kids like us can make a difference…


Chorus


 THE DAY THE PRINCIPAL WAS LATE
© 2010 Central Elementary, Lac La Biche, AB and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   The Day the Principal was Late
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The day the principal was late
He came rushing into his office.
His tie was undone, his hair was a mess
He forgot his socks and he had bad breath
Spilling his coffee all over the place
The day the principal was late.

The day the principal was late
All the students and teachers were waiting.
He said “ I lost my poodle, he was looking for a bone,
He went out this morning and he didn’t come home.
I made a big mistake, I should have closed the gate
The day the principal was late.

The day the principal was late
We said “Don’t go making excuses.
That’s the oldest trick, we think you’re telling a fib.
Don’t start crying, ‘cause you’re not a kid.
We’re but we’re gonna have to cut your pay,"
The day the principal was late.

The day the principal was late
We all gave him a detention.
He had to stay in at recess, sweep the floor
Write “I’m sorry” all over the board
Phone his mommy, promise “Never again”
The day the principal was late.


THE FUNKY CHICKEN
© 2006 by Alberni Elementary School, Grade 4, Pt Alberni BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   The Funky Chicken

The funky chicken walking down the street
Bok bok, b-goo, bok bok, b-gee,
Dances to a crazy beat,
Bok bok, b-goo, bok bok, b-gee,
He's headed for a disco dance
Shiny shoes and checkered pants,
He's the funky chicken, and he's steppin' out.

The funky chicken's gonna bust a move
Bok bok, b-goo, bok bok, b-gee,
Tonight he's got a point to prove,
Bok bok, b-goo, bok bok, b-gee,
The contest starts at six o'clock,
He plans to make those chickens rock,
He's the funky chicken, and he's stepping out.

Chorus
He's the Funky chicken,
Funky chicken, yeah.

The funky chicken's putting on a show
Bok bok, b-goo, bok bok, b-gee,
He's up there dancing like a pro.
Bok bok, b-goo, bok bok, b-gee,
Now the crowd is on its feet
Dancing to that funky beat,
He's the funky chicken, and he's steppin' out.

Chorus


THE GREAT BIG GRIZZLY
© 2008 by Hillcrest Elementary School, Salmon Arm BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   The Great Big Grizzly

Chorus
The great big grizzly came roaring down the mountain
Hungry from a long winter's nap
Tired and grumpy, ready for some breakfast,
Searching for a tasty snack.

My friends and I were hiking, enjoying the springtime air,
Chattering like squirrels, we didn't have a care
My mom had always told me
To make a lot of noise
There's danger in the forest for girls and boys.

Chorus

We thought we'd do some fishing, have a little trout for lunch.
We sat down by the river, and in no time, we caught a bunch.
But then we heard it coming
Crashing thru the trees
It sounded just like thunder, what could it be?

Chorus

Then suddenly we saw him, the biggest bear we'd ever seen.
We were paralyzed with fear, because he looked so big and mean.
Then Sam had an idea
She grabbed a fish to throw
She tossed it to the bear and we all ran home!

Chorus


THE LEMONS ARE COMING
© 2006 Roberts Creek Elementary School and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   The Lemons Are Coming

We just got a message, there's just enough time
To run and take cover from the lemons and limes.
If you like to eat candy and all kinds of loot,
Beware the invasion of the sourest fruit.

Chorus
The lemons are coming, and so are the limes.
Grapefruit and quince are not far behind.
They're coming to get us, and they have the power
To take everything sweet, and turn it all sour.

They come from the crisper, from deep in the fridge,
And they've got a mission, taking candy from kids.
The dentist has sent them, and my parents agree
That Kitkats and Skittles aren't good for me.

Chorus

The lemons are coming, so grab what you can
Hide all your candy, and ruin their plan
Kids will be kids, and always love sweets
As long as we remember to brush our teeth.

Chorus



THE MONKEY IN MY FRIDGE
© 2009Margaret Stenersen Elementary School, Surrey, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   The Monkey in my Fridge

The monkey in my fridge drank my chocolate milk
He scrambled all the eggs, and that’s not all he did.
He squished the squash, ate the pie,
Can’t get him out, he makes me cry.
The monkey in my fridge.

The monkey in my fridge chomped the cheddar cheese,
Munched on all the peas, there’s none left for me.
He never stops, it makes me mad,
I’m getting cross, ‘cause he’s so bad.
The monkey in my fridge.

Chorus:
I always thought I should get a pet
Just like the other kids,
But the one I’ve got, is not so hot,
The monkey in my fridge.

The monkey in my fridge, I tried to tell him “No!”
He likes the way he lives, but now he has to go.
We’ll lure him out, with Cracker Jacks
Take him back and get a cat!
The monkey in my fridge.

Chorus


THE NIGHT ON THE FARM
© 2008 by Salmon Arm West Elementary School, Salmon Arm BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   The Night on the Farm

The night on the farm, when papa woke up,
Something was wrong.
What could be going on?
He looked out the window, saw a light in the barn,
And when he got there,
All the animals were gone.

Chorus
The chickens flew the coop
The pigs weren't in their pen,
The cows weren't in the hay
Not where they should have been,
No dogs were in the doghouse,
No donkeys in the stall
Everyone had disappeared, one and all.

He put on his hat, got into his car,
He zoomed down the road,
He didn't get very far.
Out in the field, guess what he saw,
The party was on,
Underneath the stars.

Chorus

There were the pigs, there were the cows,
And when they saw him,
They let out a great big scream
They sang Happy Birthday
To Farmer Brown
And that woke him up
This was all a dream!

Chorus

The chickens were in the coop
The pigs were in their pen,
The cows were in the hay
Just where they should have been.
The dogs were in the doghouse,
The donkeys in the stall.
Everyone was where they should be, one and all.


THE PRIDE OF MCBRIDE
© 2007 McBride Centennial Elementary School and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   The Pride of McBride

The pride of McBride is in the Robson valley
Where the mountains stand so proud
And peace comes flowing through,
A school where dreams can fly as high as eagles
And kids are there to catch them,
Help them all come true.

Chorus:
Centennial Elementary
A place where we can dream
A place where we can learn
A place where we can be.

The pride of McBride, Centennial Elementary,
Where rivers run like friends and everybody cares.
We're like a family when we work together,
Treat our friends so kind and everybody shares.

Chorus 2:
Centennial Elementary,
A place where we can dream,
A place where we can learn,
A place where we can be.
Centennial Elementary,
A place where we can dream,
A place where we can sing,
A place where we can be.



THESE ARE THE KIDS I KNOW
© 2009 Menisa Elementary School, Edmonton and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   These Are The Kids I Know

Chorus:
Curious kids, rise to the challenge,
They wear a smile everywhere they go.
Compassionate kids care about the world.
Help each other to grow.
At Menisa School,
These are the kids I know.


We stand up for what we believe in
And we’re not afraid to try.
We do our best, don’t give up.
Someday we’ll reach the sky.


Chorus

We all inspire each other,
Strive to learn new things.
When we fall down, we get back up,
No matter what life brings.


Chorus


 THE SCHOOL BY THE SEA
© 2010 Elsie Roy Elementary, Vancouver, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   The School by the Sea 
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Chorus:
The school by the sea
In the heart of the city,
The place we want to be
Cheerful and pretty,
Elsie Roy is filled with joy
Where we care
For every girl and boy.


We’re ready to grow,
We’re ready to learn,
We’re ready to raise our voices,
Work together, take our turn.


Chorus

We’re ready to laugh
We’re ready to sing,
We’re ready to help each other
Accept a challenge, be a friend.


Chorus

We’ve got the spirit,
We’re willing to reach out,
We’re ready to lend a hand
Embrace the world and do what’s right.


Chorus


THE SCHOOL IN THE HEART OF THE CITY
© 2008 by Lord Strathcona Elementary School, Vancouver BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   The School in the Heart of the City

Chorus
In the heart of the city,
There's an open door.
It's been here a hundred years and more,
Strathcona School, where our spirits soar,
Strathcona School,
Where the dragons roar.

There's lots to do at Strathcona School,
Basketball and volleyball, hockey, too,
We put on plays and love to dance,
Sing all day and play in bands.
It's a magical place to be,
And it is here for you and me.

Chorus

We take care of each other like a family,
Like sisters and brothers, a community,
There's room for everyone to grow,
Smiling faces everywhere you go.
It's a place where kids can dream,
The home of the yellow and green.

Chorus X2


THE SCHOOL IN THE VALLEY
© 2008 by Malakwa Elementary School, Malakwa BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   The School in the Valley

Chorus
At the school in the valley
The kids are kind
And you will find
At the school in the valley
Everyone can shine.

Here at Malakwa, the Eagle River flows
And the mountains climb up to the sky,
And there's a little school down in the evergreens
Where the children dream and grow.

Chorus

And it's magical being part of this
'Cause you can be yourself and it's ok
And there's so much to learn and we feel so free
'Cause here it's cool to be a kid.

Chorus


 THE SCHOOL WITH A HEART
© 2010 Cold Lake Elementary, Cold Lake, AB and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   The School with a Heart 
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Chorus:
We’re the school with a heart,
We’re reaching for the stars,
Glad to lend a helping hand
To others near and far,
We’re proud of who we are,
We’re the school with a heart.

It’s fun to learn, it’s nice to share,
It’s great to play, it’s cool to care.
At Cold Lake Elementary
We treat each other fairly.

Chorus

We make new friends, have a lot of fun,
We like to listen, ‘til the day is done.
At Cold Lake Elementary
We’ve got respect for everyone.

Chorus


THERE'S NO COLOUR TO FRIENDSHIP
© 2006 by Crescent Park Elementary School, Dawson Creek BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   There's No Colour to Friendship

Chorus
There's no colour to friendship,
There's no colour at all.
It doesn't really matter if you're black or white,
So let's break down the wall,
'Cause there's no colour, there's no colour
There's no colour to friendship.

Amy is the new girl, she came from out of town.
She feels a little different, 'cause her skin is brown.
She met a girl named Rachel, and Rachel didn't care,
What was on the outside, because she was aware...

Chorus 2:
There's no colour to friendship,
There's no colour at all.
It doesn't really matter if you're black and white,
So let's break down the wall.
'Cause there's no colour, there's no colour
There's no colour to friendship.
'Cause there's no colour, there's no colour
There's no colour to friendship.

Johnny's from Jamaica, Nick is from Nepal,
Chen came here from China, I'm glad to have them all.
They're all a different colour, and they don't look like me
We're best of friends forever, just like a family.

Chorus 2 X 2


THERE'S SOMEONE ELSE
© 2006 by Chatelech Secondary School, Sechelt BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   There's Someone Else

There's someone else, and you should know,
We have to talk, I need to go
There's someone else, somebody new.
I hate to have to be the one to tell you,
There's someone else.

There's someone else, please don't cry.
We had our time, it's not a lie.
There's someone else, it's nobody's fault,
I hate to have to be the one to tell you
There's someone else.

Bridge:
I never planned for this to happen
And I'm sorry to cause you pain.
I hope someday you will forgive me
When you find love again.

Repeat Verse 1 and 2


THE SCHOOL DOWN THE ROAD
© 2007 Shady Valley Elementary School, Prince George BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   The School Down the Road

The school down the road is called Shady Valley.
It's nestled in the forest where the bluebirds sing,
Where people are so kind, the valley rings with laughter
And we all love to go to the school down the road.

The school down the road is like a tiny treasure
Where everybody knows you and we keep each other safe,
Where all the kids are learning, and everyone is growing
And it feels just like home at the school down the road.

Bridge:
Where smiles are contagious
And every day is new
Where everyone is welcome
And so are you!

Repeat verse 1



THESE PETS ARE FRIENDS
© 2010 Queen Mary Elementary School, Vancouver BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   These Pets are Friends
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These pets are friends
A dog, a cat, a hamster,
They dance very nicely together all day long.

Chorus:
I know it’s odd, to see a dog
Twirling a cat upon it’s back
Holding a hamster, swirling like dancers
These pets are friends
Can you imagine that!

These pets are friends
Sometimes they go downtown
Do a little hip hop for the crowds.

Chorus

These pets are friends
Sometimes they do gymnastics
A flip, a somersault around the town.

Chorus

These pets are friends
But now they’re getting tired
So they call their owners to take them home.

Chorus



THEY CAN MAKE YOU LAUGH
© 2010 Central Elementary School, Merritt, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   They Can Make You Laugh
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Life can be a bumpy road,
Twists and turns, you never know,
Hills and valleys, lie ahead
You’re always gonna need a friend.

Chorus:
They can make you laugh.
They can make you sing.
They can make you blush.
It’s a wonderful thing.
They can make you frown,
And you still care,
‘Cause a friend like you
Is always there__ for me.

Around the corner, if you’re sad,
Our friendship’s not a passing fad.
When you call, it’s like a rainbow
In my heart, a place to go.

Chorus

I’m so happy you’re my friend.
We know this road will never end.
Even when we have to part,
I’ll carry you inside my heart.

Chorus X 2


 THIS IS WHAT WE STAND FOR
© 2010 Anzac School, Anzac, AB and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   This Is What We Stand For
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Chorus:
This is what we stand for
This is what we believe,
Trusting in each other,
Sets our spirits free.
This is what we stand for,
This what we need,
When we stick together,
We succeed.

Every one of us is different,
But inside we’re all the same,
And we make everybody welcome
In all the things we do and say.

Chorus

We make a difference for each other,
Take responsibility
We’re all trying in our own way
To be the best that we can be.

Chorus


 THIS IS WHO WE ARE
© 2009 Ross Elementary, Abbotsford, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   This Is Who We Are
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Chorus:
This is who we are,
This is what we believe in,
Giving with our hearts,
Reaching for the stars,
This is who we are.


We work in harmony,
We value honesty
We help each other be
The best that we can be.


Chorus

We care for others too,
And we believe in me and you,
That’s how your dreams come true,
Just think what we can do.


Chorus

We let our spirits shine
And we share the gift of time
And we treat each other fine,
This world is yours and mine.


Chorus




THIS SCHOOL IS COOL!
© 2007 by MacLean Elementary School, Rossland BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   This School Is Cool!

Our school is cool, you can bend all the rules
We're living proof, kids can play on the roof.
We're sitting on an old volcano,
Everybody skis to school.
When people come here they exclaim, Oh
Man, this school is cool!

Our school is cool, we go on trips to the pool
Got lots of friends, so the fun never ends.
It's kind of like a magic kingdom,
It stands out like a jewel.
If you think so too, why don't you sing some
Man, this school is cool!

     Wake up in the morning,
     We can hardly wait to go.
     Snap into our skis and go gliding
     Through the snow.

Our school is cool, we're not trying to fool you
We took first place in the cross-country race.
Here at MacLean Elementary
Everybody thinks it's true,
We're the school of the century,
Man, this school is cool!

Our school is cool, you can bend all the rules
We're living proof, kids can play on the roof.
We're sitting on an old volcano,
Everybody skis to school.
When people come here they exclaim, Oh
Man, this school is cool!


TIL YOU TAKE YOUR FINAL BOW
© 2006 by Central Middle School, Dawson Creek BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Til You Take Your Final Bow

When the lights come up, and you feel the rush
And you have to face the fear,
And you're all alone, now its up to you,
And the crowd begins to cheer.

Chorus
Hold your head up high,
Don't look down,
Keep that music flowin',
Keep your courage goin'.
Don't lose heart,
Don't quit now,
Until you take your final bow.

When you feel the beat, start to tap your feet,
And you begin to play.
So you start to move, cause you've got the groove,
And it carries you away.

Chorus

I was a lonely guy, and I was really shy,
That's how I used to be,
And I didn't see, the possibility,
Till someone said these words to me…

Chorus



TOGETHER IN THIS WORLD
© 2008 Trafalgar Elementary School, Vancouver BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Together in This World

Chorus
Together in this world,
We are like a family.
We long to live in peace.
We long to live in harmony.
We're all warmed by the sun.
There's a place for everyone,
For every boy and girl,
Together in this world.

We may not look the same,
And kids play different games,
We come from different places,
We all have different faces.

Chorus

We love to laugh and play,
Every single day,
We love to dance and sing along,
Even if we sing a different song.

Chorus


TOO MANY CALORIES
© 2009 Queen Mary Elementary School, Vancouver BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Too Many Calories

Chorus:
Too many calories, in an apple pie.
I’d really like to try some, but I don’t want to die.
Too many calories, too many calories,
Too many calories.


My mom makes the best apple pie you ever tasted,
You can smell it a mile away,
It seems so cruel to make me drool,
I know she’s making one today.


Chorus

My dad says that apple pie isn’t good for children,
So he hid it underneath his bed.
When I checked his room
He had his spoon,
This is what he smiled and said.


Last Chorus:
Too many calories, in an apple pie.
I’d really like to give you some,
But you don’t want to die.
Too many calories, too many calories,
Too many calories.


TOUCH THE SKY
© 2007 Hartley Bay Community School, Hartley Bay BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Touch The Sky

Chorus
It takes courage, it takes time
And to reach the top, you have to climb.
You have to trust, you have to try
To be the best, to touch the sky.

It's so easy to get discouraged
And we all make mistakes
But once you take the first step
Then you're on your way.

Chorus

Sometimes it gets lonely
Sometimes you lose your way
But if you keep on believing
It's gonna be okay.

Chorus


TRUE COLOURS
© 2006 Langdale Elementary, Langdale BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen  to True Colours

Tom was sitting at his desk
Looking kind of sad.
I asked him what was wrong
Why he was feeling bad.
He said that he felt different
Like he didn't quite fit in.
I said "Tom, you're just yourself,
And that's why you're my friend."

Chorus
Show your true colours
Just be who you are.
When you're true to yourself,
You can reach the stars
And you can show the others
That there's no need to hide
Your true colours inside.

Susan sat in the audience
Watching all her friends,
Thinking she wasn't good enough
Wishing she was more like them.
Tom sat down beside her,
Said "You should be aware,
No one has a voice like you,
You should be up there."

Chorus


TWO STEPS FORWARD, ONE STEP BACK
© 2008 Len Wood Middle School, Armstrong BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen  to Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Everybody makes mistakes, gotta learn to let it go
You can take it with a smile, you can take it nice and slow,
Everybody has a dream, you've got to hold it to your heart
Light a candle in the dark, all you gotta do is start

Chorus
Two steps forward one step back, that's the way it goes,
Keep on walking stay on track, feel the rhythm flow,
Two steps forward one step back, everybody knows,
You can't stop now and that's a fact, let your spirit show.

Every time you take a first step, you might feel a little scared,
You might feel a little shaky, that's a feeling we all share,
Cause you know you're on your way, and if the roads a little rough
And it feels a little tough, just know that you're enough.

Chorus


TURN THAT FROWN UPSIDE DOWN
© 2007 Seal Cove Elementary School, Prince Rupert BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen  to Turn That Frown Upside Down

Chorus
Turn that frown upside down,
And it changes to a smile,
Spread your joy all around (all around)
Turn that frown upside down,
And let it shine for miles,
Why don't you turn that smile upside down.

There's nothing like a smile
To change how you feel,
'Cause it makes you happy just to do it.
When you're feeling sad,
You don't have to feel so bad,
A smile will always help you through it.

Chorus

Smiles are priceless,
And they're free,
So give a smile to everyone you meet.
Smiles are contagious,
They make you feel outrageous.
A smile will come back when you're in need.

Chorus


UNBEATABLE KIDS
© 2009 Hjorth Elementary, Surrey, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen  to Unbeatable Kids
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Chorus:
Unbeatable kids, that’s who we are,
And when we stick together, you know that we go far,
And everyone of us is gonna be a star
We’re unbeatable kids, that’s who we are.

For a hundred years this school has stood,
Kids from every nation.
A place where we can learn,
Get our education.
Since we walked through these doors,
We’ve found so much more,
Friends and strength and courage,
We never had before.

Chorus

And we’ve made it what it is,
By our imagination
A hundred years of hope
Is cause for celebration.
Walk in someone else’s shoes,
Get a different point of view,
Respect yourself and others,
We know what we can do.

Chorus



UNSPOKEN BEAUTY
© 2007 George M. Dawson Secondary, Masset BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen  to Unspoken Beauty

She wears her hair so it hides her face,
Her voice is soft and she shies away,
She's not the one to steal the show.
But in her eyes, I see the sun,
I know I'm not the only one,
I think its time to let her know.

Chorus
Unspoken beauty, that's what I see,
It shines within her, like a symphony.
She might not see it, and it's a mystery,
Her unspoken beauty,
So clear to me.

She likes to laugh and she's not afraid,
To comfort you when skies are grey,
Just being with her feel so right.
I want her to realize, she's so lovely in my eyes,
Maybe then she'll see the light.

Chorus


UNSTOPPABLE ITCH
© 2006 by Davis Bay Elementary School, Davis Bay BC Lowry Olafson and Louise Herle

  -- listen  to Unstoppable Itch

Chorus
Got this unstoppable itch
And it's making me twitch
It's driving me mad
It's uncontrollably bad.
Somebody help me with this unstoppable itch.

The cat's name was Gary, and he was really hairy,
I suspect that he was covered in fleas.
One day he walked by me,
Lay down right beside me
Flopped his furry head on my knees

Chorus

I saw a little flea, hop up on my knee
Then he scurried on to my back.
He had a little party, invited all his friends,
That's when they began to attack.

Chorus

I went to the doctor, knocked on the door,
He wouldn't even let me in
He said I was contagious, isn't that outrageous
Said he didn't want the fleas on him.

Chorus


WALKING BY THE BAY
© 2007 Annunciation School, Prince Rupert BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen  to Walking By the Bay

Chorus
Walking by the bay,
At the end of the day,
Talking with my friends,
We've got so much to say.
The sun is going down,
I wish we could hang around,
Oh how we'd love to stay and keep on
Walking by the bay.

There's a special place, where we love to go,
When we've got some time to spare,
And you can taste, the salty air,
Where the ocean meets the shore.

Chorus

We can skip some stones 'cause it's a lot of fun,
To watch them splash across the waves,
And the waters cold but if we're feeling brave,
We'll kick off our shoes and run.

Chorus



WANT TO PLAY WITH US?
© 2012 Erickson Elementary, Creston. BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen  to Want toPlay with Us?

Want to play with us
Out in the sunshine?
Together we can have some fun.
We can run and jump and laugh all day
Together in the sun.

Want to dance with us
Down the sidewalk?
Together we can share our joy.
We can skip and twirl and join our hands,
With every girl and boy.

‘Cause when we’re kind
And when we care,
We can change the world.

Want to learn with us
As we’re growing,
As we discover who we are?
We can share our love and hopes and dreams
Shining like a star.

‘Cause when we’re kind
And when we care,
We can change the world.

Want to sing with us
All together?
Welcome every boy and girl,
We’re a family of heart and hope,
Reaching out to touch the world.

We’re a family of heart and hope,
Reaching out to touch the world.


WE ARE ONE
© 2011 Queen Victoria Elementary Annex, Vancouver. BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen  to We Are One
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Chorus:
We are one,
And we can be
Part of this big family.
We are one,
And we can share,
Make a difference everywhere.

If this world were a village,
We’d know each other well,
And we’d be there to help
If somebody fell.
We’d all work together,
Laugh and sing and play,
Create something better
In our own special way.

Chorus

We could join hands together,
We can all play a part.
Inside we’re all the same.
We hold the world in our hearts.
This world is our home,
An amazing place to live,
When we care for one another,
There’s so much we can give.

Chorus


WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD
© 2012 Lakeview Elementary, Lethbridge, AB and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen  to We Can Change the World
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Chorus:
We can change the world,
In everything we do,
And every one of us is part,
There’s room for me and you.
We’re like a family,
Here at Lakeview School,
We can change the world,
Together me and you.

Every one of us is different
But in our hearts, we’re all the same
We have gifts that we can share
All of us can care
Be the ones to light the flame.

Chorus

We come from many different cultures,
Many languages and lands,
There’s so much that we can learn,
If each of us in turn
Tries to understand…

Chorus

 


WE CAN LIVE IN PEACE
© 2008 Grindrod Elementary School, Grindrod BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen  to We Can Live in Peace

All over the world
Everybody's different
But we all have dreams
And we all need love.
Every boy and girl
Needs someone to understand them
We have to get the message out
That's what peace is all about.

Chorus
We can live in peace
We can all be free
We can all be friends
And live in harmony.
If we could all agree
That we're one family
Then we can put an end to war
And we can live in peace.

When we take each other's hand
And touch each other's heart
You don't feel alone
And you won't fall down
And we can take a stand.
'Cause we know it's up to us
And if we just work together
It will stay forever.

Chorus


WE CAN MAKE IT BETTER
© 2011 W. A. Day Elementary, Fort MacLeod, AB and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen  to We Can Make It Better
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Chorus:
We can make it better
Caring for each other
We can make it better
In every way.
Laugh and learn together
Share with one another
We can make it better
Today.

We’ve got friends, we can grow with,
_ Kindness in our hearts,
We’ve got teachers here to help us
And we all do our part.

Chorus

You say Oki or Hello to greet us
And we will understand
We all dance to our own drums
Hold the future in our hands.

Chorus


 WE CAN STAND TOGETHER
© 2012 Red Bluff Lhtako Elementary, Quesnel, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   We Can Stand Together
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Chorus:
If we’re friendly and kind,
Helpful and nice,
Listen to each other,
We can change the world,
We can show we care,
We can stand together.

No one likes to be left out
It makes you feel so sad.
It can even make you mad.
And instead of reaching out,
You might scream and shout
Just because you feel so bad.

Chorus

We can all be friends,
We’ve got enough to share.
Everybody needs someone to care.
And we can all be proud,
Stand out from the crowd,
Smile at people everywhere.

Chorus


WE'D RATHER BE HERE
© 2008 Thunderbird Elementary School, Vancouver BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen  to We'd Rather Be Here

Chorus
We'd rather be here,
Anytime of the year,
With all of our friends
Where the fun never ends,
Sharing our joy
With each girl and boy
Give a Thunderbird cheer
We'd rather be here.

We get here in the morning
And we say "What's up?"
We care about each other,
Know that we can trust.
Everyone is special, every one of us
And we all do our part.

Chorus

T-Bird has a spirit
That you cannot stop.
Our Superstars and buddies
Take us to the top.
Wacky hair and volleyball
This school is hot!
It all come from our hearts.

Chorus



WELCOME TO OUR SCHOOL
© 2011 Onchaminahos School, Saddle Lake, AB and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Welcome to our School
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Chorus:
Welcome to our school,
It’s a wonderful place to be
Onchaminahos is there,
For you and me.

We love to learn,
We love to play,
And all together we are one,
We’ll find our way.

Chorus

We’re like a family
We know each other’s names,
And when we open up our hearts
We’re all the same.

Chorus

Caring and kind,
We all belong,
And we’re inviting everyone
To join our song.



WE'LL BE THE BEST WE CAN BE
© 2011 F.D. Sinclair Elementary School, Surrey, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   We'll Be the Best We Can Be
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Chorus:
We’ll be the best we can be
We’re like a family
We believe in our dreams
Know we’ll succeed
Reaching for our destiny
We’ll be the best we can be.

We’ve got the Sinclair spirit
Can you hear it,
Taking care of each other
There’s nothing better
We’re never gonna lose it,
And you can do it too.

Chorus

We make new friends,
We like to listen
We’re happy to help
We go the distance,
We’re all about learning
How about joining us too?

Chorus

Bridge:
We’re a wonderful team
Living the Cyclone dream.

Chorus


WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER
© 2006 Eighth Ave Elementary School, Grade 5, Pt Alberni BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen  to We're All in this Together

Chorus
We're all I this together
We're all in this today.
We're gonna make it better,
We're gonna find a way.
We're all in this forever,
And we're here to stay.

There's so much fighting in the world today,
We've got to make a change.
Brothers and sisters all around the world,
Underneath we're all the same.

Chorus

We need love and kindness everyday,
We've got to end the pain.
Fear is like a storm that never ends,
Love will always show the way.

Chorus x 2


WE'RE IN THIS TOGETHER
© 2008 North Shuswap Elementary School, Celista BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen  to We're In This Together

Chorus
We're in this together.
Everybody knows your name.
We'll remember this forever,
'Cause we're in this together.

We live on the edge of the Shuswap in a small town,
Where the salmon run and the mountains touch the sky.
In our little school, we like to say "hello",
Make everybody feel like they're right at home,
We care about each other,
And that's the reason why.

Chorus

We take pride in our work and we're learning.
Everyday brings something that's brand new
All the kids say "Hey, give me five."
We all feel the Cougar pride
Through thick and thin
We'll always make it through.

Chorus


WE STAND STRONG
© 2010 Rundle College Elementary, Calgary, AB and Lowry Olafson

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Chorus:
We stand strong.
We believe in each other.
At Rundle College,
We’re growing together.
And every day, begins with a smile,
Every one of us belongs,
We stand strong.


There’s lots of opportunity to learn,
Our teachers guide us and we’re on our way.
We care about me and we care about you,
Living with integrity is what we do.


Chorus

We’ve got wisdom in our hearts,
We’re not afraid to try, and we don’t give up.
Everybody strives to do their best,
‘Cause we know that’s the key to success.


Chorus 


WE TAKE CARE OF QUILCHENA SCHOOL
© 2009 Quilchena Elementary School, Vancouver, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen  to We Take Care of Quilchena School

Chorus:
At Quilchena School, everyone is welcome,
It’s made for me and you,
We take care of each other,
Take care of ourselves
And we take care of Quilchena School.

The halls are filled with smiling faces
Friends are everywhere.
Different cultures, different races,
We have so much to share.


Chorus

We’re learning something every day
There’s still so much to know.
Teachers help us on our way,
Just look at how we grow.


Chorus

We love to sing, we love to play,
Sports and clubs and band.
It’s fun to be here every day,
We hope you understand…


Chorus 


WE'VE GOT IT ALL
© 2014 Naramata Elementary School, Vancouver, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen  to We've Got It All

Chorus:
We've got it all, it's been 100 years
Echoes in the halls, let's give a cheer!
We've got it all, though we may be small,
We’re standing tall, we've got it all.

We’re the Naramata Rattlers,
We have fun in the sun.
Our school is in the village,
We welcome everyone.
We each have a buddy
So we can learn and grow,
We've got spirit and we want you to know…

Chorus

We've even got a garden, we all lend a hand
And when it’s time for the talent show,
We know it’s gonna be grand.
We host Spaghetti dinner, pick the May Day Queen,
All of us are winners, we work as a team.

Chorus


WHAT ABOUT YOU
© 2011 Morfee Elementary School, Mackenzie, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen  to What About You
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Hello, we’re so happy you’re here with us,
What do you want to do today?
There’s so much we can share with you,
Why don’t you come and play?

Chorus:
I like unicorns and race cars
I like turtles and bubblegum too,
I love candy and hot chocolate
Hey, what about you?
Doo doo doo doo doo,
Hey what about you?

I don’t think I’ve ever seen you here before
I don’t believe we’ve met,
We’ve always got room for another friend,
But we don’t know you yet.

Chorus

We can walk home together after school one day
Jump on my trampoline,
Ride our bikes to the swimming pool
Go to Munchies for a Screamer ice cream!

Chorus


WHAT ARE FRIENDS FOR?
© 2007 Sk'aadgaa Naay Elementary School, Skidegate BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen  to What Are Friends For?

Chorus
What are friends for?
A shoulder to cry on
What are friends for?
Someone to rely on
What are friends for?
Someone who will hold you
All this and more
What are friends for?

When, you're got a friend, you look out for each other
You share your joy, and share your secrets too
You play all day and talk all night
'Cause friends can make you feel alright
Good friends stick together just like glue.

Chorus
When you see your friends, it makes you feel like smiling
Makes you want to run and have a little fun.
You can shoot some hoops, ride your bikes
Draw some pictures, go for hikes
Just be together til the day is done.

Chorus


 


WHAT CANADA MEANS TO ME
© 2010 Khalsa School Calgary, Calgary, AB and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen  to What Canada Means to Me
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Chorus:
What Canada means to me
Is a beautiful place to be
A land where we can dream
From sea to sea to sea.


This is our home,
Where we can laugh and play,
Where everyone is free
To be all that we can be.


Chorus

We’re all one family.
We want to live in peace
And show how much we care,
For everybody, everywhere.


Chorus

With the maple leaf
Waving from coast to coast,
We stand so strong and proud
Everybody sing out loud…


Chorus


WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH A KANGAROO?
© 2013 Chartwell Elementary School, West Vancouver, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen  to What Can You Do With A Kangaroo
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What can you do with a kangaroo
When he’s standing on your doorstep?
Shake his hand and invite him in
That’s what you do with a kangaroo.

What can you do with a kangaroo
When he’s sitting in your kitchen?
Give him tea and chocolate cake
That’s what you do with a kangaroo.

Chorus:
That’s what you do with a kangaroo
That’s what you do
That’s what you do with a kangaroo
That’s what you do.

What can you do with a kangaroo
When he’s sitting on your sofa?
Give him a comfy cushion
That’s what you do with a kangaroo.

Chorus

What can you do with a kangaroo
When he’s sleeping in your bed?
Sing him a lullabye and tuck him in
That’s what you do with a kangaroo.

Chorus

What can you do with a kangaroo
When he doesn’t want to go?
Bounce him back to the zoo!
That’s what you do with a kangaroo!

Chorus


WHAT I SAW ON THE ROOF
© 2006 Robert Ogilvie Elementary School, Fort St. John BC and Lowry Olafson, Louise Herle

  -- listen  to What I Saw on the Roof

One frosty winter's night, when everything was still,
Snow was falling like a quilt on the houses and hills.
I stood beside the window, looking out at the night,
And there on the neighbour's roof, I saw a very strange sight.

Chorus
What I saw on the roof, there's no way to explain,
The print of a hoof, and the tracks of a sleigh,
The blinking of a light, glowing red in the night,
And a wonderful jolly old man.

So I ran down to my mom, and told her what I'd seen.
I told her she should come, she said, "It must be a dream."
She said, "How could a sleigh ever land on a house?
It's probably just the neighbour's cat, chasing a mouse."

Chorus

So I went up to my room, and laid down my head,
But a clatter on the roof made me jump from my bed.
I ran down the stairs and I let out a hoot,
'Cause tumbling down the chimney came a black pair of boots!

Chorus

I hid behind the couch, so no one would suspect,
Just as quiet as a mouse, and guess what happened next.
The man in red said "Ho Ho Ho!" and filled the room with light,
And shouted "Merry Christmas" and was gone in the night!

Chorus


  WHAT'S UP?
© 2009 W.E. Kinvig Elementary School, Surrey, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen  to What's Up?

Chorus:
What’s up? How ya doin’?
It’s great to see your face again.
What’s up, where ya goin’?
We’re the best of friends.

Friends like us, are just meant to be,
I’m always there for you, and you’re there for me.
It’s been such a long time since we’ve been together
But that never seems to matter when you’re friends
Naturally.

Chorus

And we love to laugh, and we love to play,
We have lots of fun, you brighten up my day.
We stand up for each other, that’s what friends are for,
To encourage one another, I’ll be by your side
All the way.

Chorus


WHAT WAS THAT?
© 2009 Forsyth Road Elementary School, Surrey, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen  to What Was That

Chorus:
What was that deep in the night?
Sounds so strange to me – aaah
What was that gave me a fright
On this Hallow’s Eve.

I hear it coming, is it a ghost,
I don’t know what it could be.
I hear it running, it’s getting close,
I think it’s after me.

Chorus
I can’t believe it, it’s catching up,
I should have listened to my mommy.
I think I see it, deep in the dark,
Is it a werewolf or a zombie?

Chorus

This cemetery is very scary
You never know what might be hidden.
But it’s jumped out! It’s not a beast.
I’ve been running from a kitten! Meow!

Chorus


  WHEN DARKNESS FALLS
© 2006 Wickaninnish Community School, Tofino BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen  to When Darkness Falls

When darkness falls, it's quite a sight,
When the ghouls come out in the dead of night.
You eyes may bulge, your face turn white,
Your body shakes, gives you quite a fright.

When darkness falls, and you're all alone,
And now your room feels like a danger zone.
So you lock the door, and you hear a groan,
The wind blows in and it's cold as stone.

Now it's at my door, my heart skips a beat,
What can it be, what does it eat?
It's banging at my door, I can hear it scream
"I want candy, Trick or treat!"


WHEN EVERYBODY CARES
© 2010 Alex Hope Elementary, Langley, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   When Everybody Cares
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Chorus:
When everybody cares
We make each other happy
We’ve got a lot to share
Just a smile can take you there,
When everybody cares.

If somebody’s hungry, I can share my lunch
If someone’s alone, they can join our fun,
It doesn’t take much to be kind
So no one is left behind.

Chorus

When somebody falls, I can help them up
When someone is thirsty, I can fill their cup,
It doesn’t take much to be kind
So no one is left behind.

Chorus

When somebody listens, it can warm your heart,
We can make a difference, we can play a part.
It doesn’t take much to be kind
So no one is left behind.

Chorus


  WHEN EVERYONE IS KIND
© 2009 George Greenway Elementary School, Surrey BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen  to When Everyone is Kind
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Chorus
When everyone is kind and everybody cares,
This is the kind of place where everybody shares.
And when we're together, everything is better
When everyone is kind and everybody cares.

You can sing along with us,
You can join our song,
'Cause we've got room enough
And everyone belongs
If we open our hearts, we can spread the joy,
And share the love with every girl and boy.

Chorus

We can help each other learn,
Lend a helping hand,
We can meet new friends
We can understand.
We can keep on growing in harmony,
Keep on trying and the world will see.

Chorus


 WHEN SOMEBODY CARES
© 2007 Kinnaird Elementary School, Castlegar BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen  to When Somebody Cares

Chorus
When somebody cares,
What a difference it makes.
You don't have to be scared,
All by yourself.
When somebody helps,
And somebody shares,
It changes everything,
When somebody cares.

Everyone in the world needs love.
We all need someone to understand
Everybody wants to find a friend
'Cause all of us can use a helping hand
Chorus

All of the world longs for peace
There's money for guns but not enough for food.
There's too many people starving in the streets
Just takes a little change of attitude.

Chorus


  WHEN THE CANUCKS WIN THE CUP
© 2007 Port Clements Elementary School, Port Clements BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen  to When the Canucks Win the Cup

Chorus
When the Canucks win the Cup
And they rule…supreme
You've gonna hear a cheer
Everyone is gonna scream
We'll be leaping from our seats
Have a party in the streets
Yeah, we're gonna live it up
When the Canucks win the Cup

Last year they didn't make it to the playoffs,
But this year, you know they've got a better chance,
This time they'll make it thru
There's nothing they can't do
Now you know, they're playing just like champs.
Chorus

They never had a goalie like Luongo,
He can stop a slapshot, easy as can be,
The Twins are like a train
And Naslund has the brain
And we're all pumped up for a victory.

Chorus


  WHEN THE KIDS TAKE OVER THE SCHOOL
© 2009 Riverdale Elementary School, Surrey BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen  to When the Kids Take Over the School
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When the kids take over and the word gets around,
We'll get a big TV in the teacher's lounge,
Throw the coffee out the window, _ all drink pop,
The party's gonna start and it's never gonna stop!

When the kids take over, we can all chew gum,
Recess is forever, time to have some fun,
You can say goodbye to homework
For the rest of the year.
It'll be so great, everyone will cheer!

Chorus
When the kids take over,
The kids take over
When the kids take over the school.
When the kids take over,
The kids take over
When the kids take over the school.

When the kids take over, we can eat ice cream,
Hot dogs and pizza, it'll be a dream.
We'll ride our skateboards in the hall,
Take a field trip to the shopping mall!

Chorus X 2


WHEN THE SCHOOL BELL RINGS
© 2009 Queen Mary Elementary School, Grade 6, Vancouver BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen  to When the School Bell Rings
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Chorus
When the school bell rings, it's a brand new day,
Everybody comes together, to learn and laugh and play.
When the school bell rings, since back in 1915
Queen Mary Elementary has helped kids follow their dreams.

When you get to school
You get to meet your friends,
You say hello to them
And talk about your plans,
'Cause there's so much to do
So much for me and you,
There's a harmony
And there's a spirit too.

Chorus

We're a community, and we believe in peace,
Responsibility, and we hold the keys
We know how to share,
And how to show we care,
Make it a better world
For people everywhere.

Chorus
When the school bell rings, now the day is done
We'll all be back tomorrow, to learn and have some fun.
When the school bell rings, since back in 1915
Queen Mary Elementary has helped kids follow their dreams.


WHEN WE COME TOGETHER
© 2012 Brockton Preparatory School, North Vancouver, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   When We Come Together
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Chorus:
When we come together,
Life is so much better,
We can make a difference,
We can live in peace.
We’ll be so much stronger
Following our dreams
When we come together,
One big family.

If every country in the world
Could understand each other’s ways,
If every boy and girl,
Could have a chance to laugh and play,
And open up our hearts a little more.

Chorus

Why so many borders,
When we can all be friends?
Why so much fighting,
When we can make it end,
And open up our hearts a little more?

Chorus

If the world is a village
We can lend a helping hand,
Trust in one another
And together take a stand,
And open up our hearts a little more.

Chorus


 WHEN YOU CARE, WHEN YOU SHARE
© 2010 Nukko Lake Elementary School, Prince George, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   When You Care, When You Share
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Chorus:
When you care, when you share
For everybody everywhere,
The world’s a better place to live.
When you care, when you share,
It makes a difference anywhere,
There’s - so much that we can give


We can listen,
And understand,
Believe in each other,
Walk hand in hand.


Chorus

When you smile,
You can’t go wrong
When we help one another
We all feel strong.


Chorus

And we know
We’re not the same.
Each of us is special
In our own way.


Chorus


 WHEN WE GROW UP
© 2009 Holly Elementary School, Surrey BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen  to When We Grow Up

Chorus
When we grow up,
This could be a better world,
This could be a kinder place
For everyone to live.
When we grow up,
We can live in harmony
'Cause you know that you and me
Have so much to give.

If we're going to make some changes,
There's some things that we can do
Reduce, re-use, recycle
We'll save the planet if we do.
We need clean air and water to help the children grow,
We can do it if we try, we know.

Chorus

When we come together
We are proud and we are strong,
If we treat each other right,
How can we go wrong?
When we let our spirits shine,
We're the best that we can be,
In our hearts we hold the key.

Chorus


WHEN WE IMAGINE
© 2010 Windsor Park Elementary, Edmonton, AB and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   When We Imagine
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Chorus:
When we imagine,
Anything is possible,
As long as we believe
Together we’ll succeed.
When we imagine,
Take care of one another,
We can change the world forever,
When we imagine

Everybody knows your name
It feels just like a family
We’re a school with a lot of heart,
Here at Windsor Park.

Chorus

It’s wonderful place to learn,
And every day we’re growing
The place where tomorrow starts,
Here at Windsor Park.

Chorus

We all love to laugh
It makes our spirits fly
Everyone can feel the spark
Here at Windsor Park.

Chorus


  WHEN YOU EXPECT TO DO YOUR BEST
© 2009 Prince Charles Elementary School, Surrey BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen  to When You Expect To Do Your Best
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Chorus:
When you expect to do your best,
And believe in who you are,
When you care, when you share,
When you expect to do your best,
The world’s a brighter place
Everyday, everywhere.

When you’re playing on the school ground,
Having tons of fun,
Or when you’re sitting in the classroom
With everyone,
A little bit of co-operation, a little bit of respect,
Can go a long, long way, to make your day,
Better in every way.

Chorus

There’s so much that we can learn,
From our teachers and our friends.
At Prince Charles Elementary, the journey never ends.
A little bit of laughter, a little bit of trust,
Will last on and on, just like this song,
In every one of us.

Chorus
 


WHERE DID MY TARANTULA GO?
© 2007 Robert Ogilivie Elementary School, Fort St. John BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen  to Where Did My Tarantula Go?

Have you seen my tarantula?
He's big and brown and hairy
Poison in his fangs, people think he's scary
He used to live in Africa, but now he lives with us
And I don't want to make a fuss, but…

Chorus
Where did my tarantula go?
He's not in his cage where he should be
I've searched high and low
But I still don't know
Just where did my tarantula go?

Granny's coming over
She's probably scared of spiders
He could climb up her chair, and curl up beside her
She'll probably start to scream, say I'm a bad kid
When she sees my arachnid.

Chorus

She's knocking on the door
Calling out my name
Said, "I forgot to tell you, I was here the other day
I borrowed your tarantula, to catch those pesky mice
And I think that he's kind of nice!"

Last Chorus
Where did my tarantula go?
He's not in his cage where he should be
I've searched high and low
And now I know
Where did my tarantula go.


WHERE EAGLES FLY
© 2012 Gleneagles Elementary, West Vancouver, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Where Eagles Fly
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Chorus:
Where eagles fly,
Above the mountains so high,
Where our hearts are open,
And everyone is kind.
Where we work together,
Learning side by side,
Reaching up to the sky,
Where eagles fly.

We stand up for one another
And we care about our world,
We listen to each other
Welcome every boy and girl.

Chorus

We’ll soar toward our dreams
As each of us begin,
And lift each other higher
Like an eagle on the wind.

Chorus


 

  WHERE THE BOBCATS ROAM
© 2011 Bothwell Elementary School, Surrey BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen  to Where the Bobcats Roam
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Chorus:
Where the Bobcats roam,
And we’re filled with pride,
We’re a small school,
Where everyone is kind.
We give high fives,
When people try,
It feels like home,
Where the Bobcats roam.


Bobcats are a family,
We grow together every day.
Join us as we learn,
Join us as we play.
It’s a wonderful school, a one-of-a-kind,
At Bothwell School,
All of us can shine.

Chorus

We’ve got imagination.
It shows in all we say and do.
We all do our best
‘Cause we know our hearts are true.
“You help me, and I’ll help you,”
At Bothwell School,
That’s what the Bobcats do.

Chorus


 WHERE THE LAND IS SILENT
© 2007 Lach Klan School, Kitkatla BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen  to Where the Land is Silent

Chorus
Where the land is silent and the ocean roars,
The winds blow hard from across the sea,
Where the salmon runs and the raven soars,
A wonderful place to be.

There's a village on the water,
Out there on its own,
And it's nestled on an island,
Kitkatla is my home.

Chorus

And there's dolphins, and there's otters,
Killer whales and a whole lot more,
And we're people of the ocean,
On this rocky, northern shore.

Chorus


WHERE THE RIVERS MEET
© 2010 Kispiox Community School, Kispiox, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen  to Where the Rivers Meet
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Chorus:
Where the rivers meet
Where the eagles fly
And the mountain peaks
Reach _ for the sky,
Where the salmon run,
The grizzlies roam,
The place that we call home.

Kispiox _ is a magical place
Where people greet you with a smiling face,
We’re all part of this community
Where everybody knows your name.

Chorus

There’s the Hiding Place_ and Totem poles,
Tradition lives the way the river flows
Elders teach each generation
The ways of the Gitxsan Nation.

Chorus


 WHO LET THE KITTENS OUT
© 2007 Castlegar Elementary School, Castlegar BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen  to Who Let The Kittens Out?

Chorus
Who let the kittens out, meow meow?
They've all run away.
We've got to try and catch them, "Here kitty kitty"
Are they hiding in the hay?
They left some little paw prints, psh, psh,
You can see them in the snow.
Maybe we can find them, if we follow where they go.

I was going to the store, made sure I closed the door,
'Cause there were seven little kittens on the floor.
I really tried to hurry, I wasn't gone for long,
But when I returned, all the kittens were gone.

Chorus

Was it my little sister, or was it my little brother,
My father or my mother who forgot?
You can't leave the front door flappin
Or the window open wide
'Cause the little kittens love to run outside.

Chorus

We looked and looked all over, til my sister yelled "Hooray!"
I can see them sleeping in the shed,
And I still don't know who did it, 'cause no one ever said,
But I'm so glad they're home in bed.

Chorus


WHISPERING WILLOW
© 2007 Pineridge Elementary, Prince Rupert BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen  to Whispering Willow

Chorus
The whispering willow
Stands all alone
Down by the meadow
All on its own
The wind in its branches
The sun on its leaves
The whispering willow
Is calling to me.

I climbed into the tree
To sit in its shade
Where the leaves touched my face
And the world disappeared.
Way up high off the ground
Where there's no one around
And it feels just like home to me here.

Chorus

I heard some kids in the distance
Calling to me.
I slid down the trunk
And invited them in.
They climbed into the tree
And they had to agree
It's the best one
They've ever been in.

Chorus


WILDWOOD WOLVES
© 2010 Wildwood Elementary, Williams Lake, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen  to Wildwood Wolves
                                      -- download the chords

Chorus:
We’re the Wildwood Wolves
With an appetite for learning
The Wildwood Wolves,
Strong and free.
We stick together like a family
We’re the Wildwood Wolves
You and me.

Every day is a brand new start
A chance to open up your heart,
To give a cheer
To lend a hand
To take some time
To understand.

Chorus

We’re a small school in the Cariboo
Sparkling like the morning dew
We follow our dreams
Wherever they lead
To be all that we can be.

Chorus


  WORDS OF WISDOM
© 2008 Tyee Elementary School, Vancouver and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Words Of Wisdom

There's a lot to learn
Here at Tyee,
Like making friends
And ABC.
Like "Be the change
That you want to see,"
Like "Keep on trying
And you'll succeed."

Chorus
Words of wisdom
Will reach into your heart.
You'll carry them forever,
You'll never be apart.
Words of wisdom,
We've learned here at Tyee
These words of wisdom
Said to you and me.

When you're just a kid,
And your dreams are new,
There's a great big world
Waiting for you.
Hold your head up high.
No telling what you'll do,
'Cause words of wisdom
Will get you through.

Chorus


YES I CAN
© 2013 Uplands Elementary, Penticton, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Yes I Can

Chorus:
Can I do it?
Yes I can, yes I can, yes I can.
Can I do it?
Yes I can, yes I can.

I like it when we sing a song,
I like it when we play.
I find that being positive,
Makes me shout hooray!

Chorus

It feels so good to be a friend,
Feels so good to smile,
It’s fun when we all get along,
It’s great to be a child.

Chorus

Written with Ms. Iwashita’s grade 1 class.


  YOU CAN'T JUMP ON JELLO
© 2011 Dr. Swift Middle School, Lac La Biche and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen  to You Can't Jump On Jello
                                      -- download the chords
You can’t jump on jello,
You might sink and drown
And you can’t swim in honey
The bees’ll chase you down
You can’t climb a candy cane
You might slip and fall
But there’s lots of things that we can do
Fun for one and all.

Chorus:
We can laugh _ _ _ We can play _ _ _
Build out friendships every day
We can learn _ _ _ we can share _ _ _
Show the world how much we care.


You can’t ride a rainbow, it isn’t what it seems,
You can’t fly with unicorns, except for in your dreams
You can’t jump through onion rings, unless you’re very small
But there’s lots of things that we can do
Fun for one and all.


Chorus

You can’t surf on soda, you can’t run on air,
Build a house of brocolli, a ladder out of hair,
You can’t slide on pizza, it’s not poss-i-ball,
But there’s lots of things that we can do
Fun for one and all.


Chorus


YOU'RE ALWAYS THERE FOR ME
© 2008 Parkview Elementary, Sicamous BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   You're Always There for Me

Chorus
Never ending, or pretending
Your spirit sets me free.
Like a shining star, there you are,
You're always there for me

You make me laugh,
You make me smile
You always know what to say
You go that extra mile
And when I'm down,
You take my frown
And turn it right side round.

Chorus

And when it's rough
You really care
You make feel like I'm
A real live millionaire
And you and I
Could touch the sky
And help each other fly

Chorus


  YOU'RE LIKE NO OTHER
© 2007 Agnes L. Mathers School, Sandspit BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen  to You're Like No Other

Chorus
You're like no other,
No one I've ever met.
My heart's a-flutter,
And I can't forget
The first time I saw you,
You made me want to dance,
You're like no other,
I'm in a magic trance.

When I saw you on the beach that afternoon
You were talking with your friends
But you caught my eye as I walked by
And I could see right then

Chorus

I sat under a tree not far away
And waited 'til the time was right
When your friends went home and you were all alone
That's when I said "Hi!"

Chorus


A YOU'RE ONE IN A MILLION
© 2012 Brooke Elementary School, Delta, BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   You're One In A Million
                                      -- download the chords

Chorus:
You’re one in a million,
You can go far,
You can be who you wanna be,
You’re a work of art.
You’re one in a million
Be who you are,
Every one of us can shine, shine, shine
Like a Superstar.

You don’t have to be afraid
Or hide in the dark,
Take a walk into the light
Know it’s gonna be alright
When you open up your heart.

Chorus

When you believe in yourself,
You find a new point of view,
Once you open up your eyes
You start to recognize,
There’s nothing you can’t do.

Chorus


YOU'RE THE MUSIC IN ME
© 2009 K.B. Woodward Elementary School, Surrey BC and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen  to You're the Music in Me
                                      -- download the chords
Chorus
You're the music in me
You're the song that's in my heart
You're the melody, you're the harmony.
You're the beat of my guitar
I love the way you are, the music in me.

My heart sings when I see you
Walkin' down the street,
I feel like my spirit's been set free
You brighten up my day, every time we meet,
Every day with you is like a dream.

CHORUS

It makes me feel like dancing
When you're by my side
You're the reason I feel so alive
I begin to hum, feel like I can fly
I never want to say goodbye.

Chorus


 


SASKATCHEWAN SCHOOLS

BEST BUDS
© 2007 Ratushniak School, Maidstone SK and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Best Buds

Chorus
Best buds, you know I'll always love ya,
Best buds, I'll always care.
I'll be, the shoulder that you cry on
Forevermore.

I'll catch you when you fall,
I'll be there when you call,
Don't matter where you are,
It will never be too far.
Remember all the times
We played out in the sun,
And stayed 'til after dark,
'Cause we were having so much fun.

Chorus

We went wading in the streams,
Talked about our dreams,
Watched the clouds go by,
Floating in the sky.
And I will not forget
All those happy days,
And all the times we shared,
In all those special ways.

Chorus x 2


 

CHILLIN IN THE SUN
© 2007 Hawrylak Elementary School, Regina SK and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Chillin In The Sun

Chorus
I'm chillin in the sun
Summer's just begun
I'll still be sittin here
When the day is done.
I'm sippin on a chocolate shake
Watching all the waves break
I could jump into the lake
But I'm chillin in the sun.

We're out here at Regina Beach
Just got out of school,
Got plans for our vacation,
So much we want to do.
Gonna catch the biggest fish you ever saw,
Build castles in the sand ten feet tall,
Learn to ride a wakeboard,
Might even start a band,
But first I need to work on my tan.

Chorus

I haven't had the urge to start
But time is on my side.
Any minute now I know,
I'll probably be inspired
To run down to the lake and take a dive,
Climb up to the top of the waterslide,
I know it's going to happen sometime pretty soon,
But first I need to listen to some tunes.

Chorus


 

COUNTRY KIDS
© 2007 Bengough School, Bengough SK and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Country Kids

Country kids, get their kicks,
Cruising round, on the grids,
Up at six, do their chores,
They can drive a truck, they can ride a horse,
Love their Chev, but they don't like Fords,
That's just the way it is for country kids.

Country kids, know some tricks,
How to rope, a cow that kicks,
Ride a bull at a rodeo,
Drive a tractor straight and slow,
Pray for rain and hope for snow,
That's just the way it is for country kids.

The rolling hills, the endless sky,
The wind that shapes this land,
Country life can make you strong,
Help you understand.

Country kids, they're pretty slick,
Best of friends, through thin thick,
Get up early, work till dusk,
Don't give up when times get tough,
Party hard and live it up,


 

DOWN TO WOJO'S
© 2007 Churchbridge Public School, Churchbridge SK and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Down To Wojo's

Chorus
I'm going down to Wojo's on Highway 16
The whole town knows
It's quite the happening scene
Travelers stop for gas, locals get the news
That's where everybody goes, down to Wojo's

When you're driving into Churchbridge, coming from the west
Just past the great big loonie, you could stop and take a rest
Pull off on the service road, it's pretty hard to miss
Fillin' station, blue and white,
The only one there is.

Chorus

Tyler comes to fill your tank, while you go inside to chat
Who knows who'll be there today, sitting in the back.
Lacey gets you at the till, she's always got a smile
And time for conversation
That will last you for a while.

Chorus


 

DRIVING ME BANANAS
© 2007 Springside Elementary School, Springside SK and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Driving Me Bananas

Chorus
He's drivin' me bananas
Drivin' me bananas
He follows me everywhere I go
He's drivin' me bananas
I'm gonna have to move to Grandma's
Why won't he leave me alone?

My little brother thinks I'm great,
And I guess it's probably true,
I'm good at hockey, good at math,
And everything I do.
But he worships me and copies me,
It's really quite bizarre,
And when I'm not looking,
He bangs on my guitar.

Chorus

He's scaring all my friends away,
I'm getting kind of mad.
He always wants to play with us,
I'm gonna go and tell my Dad.
He always seems to find us
When we're playin' hide and seek,
I'm trying to be nice,
But sometimes it makes me shriek!

Chorus


  FOREVER AND EVER
© 2007 Kihiw Waciston School, Muskeg Lake SK and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Forever and Ever

Chorus
Forever and ever I love you
Forever and ever I'll care
You know that I'll be there
With a love that's deep and true
Forever and ever with you.

When I first met you
You looked like an angel
With your beautiful smile
And your soft brown hair
You stood behind the counter
And you brought me coffee
You were sweet as toffee, standing there.

Chorus

So I went there often
Just so I could see you
Til I found the courage to ask you out
Now we're standing here together
Promising forever
We take our vows.

Chorus


 

FRIENDSHIP NEVER FADES
© 2007 Columbia School, Yorkton SK and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Friendship Never Fades

Chorus
Friendship never dies
Friendship never fades
It never disappears
When you're far away
When your life gets rough
If you care enough
To pick each other up
Your friendship never fades.

I like to ride my bike to Scoops
For an ice cream waffle cone
Eat it at the picnic table
I never sit alone.
I always meet my best friend
Underneath the sign
It's something we both love to do
In the summertime.

Chorus

Then we ride down to the park
And play a game of catch
And race up to the highest hill
Until we both collapse.
We tell each other funny jokes
And laugh until we cry
And promise we'll be best of friends
Until the day we die.

Chorus


 

IF YOU WERE HERE
© 2007 Unity Composite School, Unity SK and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   If You Were Here

Chorus
If you were here, I'd love you better
I'd hold you longer, draw you near,
But now you're gone, my heart is longing,
Oh what I'd do , if you were here.

All the times I left you wondering,
And I didn't even call,
I just thought you'd always be there,
To catch me when I'd fall.
I didn't think how much it hurt,
But any fool can see,
I never gave you what you needed,
And you gave up on me.

Chorus

Now I've had time to do some thinking,
Since the day we fell apart,
Now I see what I've been missing,
Should have known it from the start.
If you'd just give me one more chance,
You'd see that I'm a different man.
Please let me back into your heart,
And forgive me if you can.

Chorus



I MISS YOU
© 2007 Victoria Elementary School, Kamsack SK and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   I Miss You

Lyrics Coming Soon ...


  IT'S OUR DECISION
© 2007 Victoria Elementary School, Kamsack SK and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   It's Our Decision

Chorus
It's our decision, it's up to us
We can make a difference
If we try hard enough
If we do our part and if we care
We can make a change
Everywhere.

We're cutting down their habitat,
They're losing all their homes,
Bears and frogs and ducks and moose,
Wolves and bucks and doe.
Cities spreading, getting bigger,
Cars and trucks and roads,
The animals are moving out,
They've got no place to go.

Chorus

If we used a little less,
It wouldn't be so hard.
If we lived in smaller houses,
Made do with smaller yards.
Saving paper, saving water,
Less shopping at the mall,
And the animals would thank us,
It could save us all.

Chorus


  I'VE GOTTA STOP TALKING
© 2005 St. Michael Elementary School Song Class, Moose Jaw SK and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   I've Gotta Stop Talking

I don't get to go for recess
I have to stay after school and clean.
I'm in danger of another detention
Don't get to jump on the trampoline.

Chorus
I've gotta stop talking
It's just not working for me
I've gotta stop talking
The teacher's getting mad, it's plain to see.
She sent me to the principal, he phoned my mom,
I got grounded for a week, and that's no fun,
So I've gotta stop talking, I've just gotta stop talking.

My friends don't have this problem,
They're all very well behaved,
They listen and they pay attention
Then they go outside and play!

Chorus

I guess I get too excited
And let my mind run away,
I wish I could sit and listen,
But I've got so much to say!


MY SPECIAL PLACE
© 2007 Sunningdale Elementary School, Moose Jaw SK and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   My Special Place

Chorus
My special place
Is where I go
To find some peace
And be alone
When I need some time
When I need some space
It's always there
My special place

When life gets tough
And things go wrong
And you feel like giving up
There's a place I know
Where dreams can grow
A place that feels like home.

Chorus

When rain comes down
And I feel blue
And dark clouds hide the sun
There's a place that's dry
And full of light
Like a rainbow in the sky

Chorus


 PUT YOUR VOICE ON PAPER
© 2005 Vanier High School, Moose Jaw SK and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Put Your Voice on Paper

Chorus
Put your voice on paper, for everyone to see,
Don't back down under pressure
Show the world what you believe.
If you got a dream you can reach it,
If you got a goal you can fly,
You can write it in the hall, you can carve it on the wall,
All you got to do is try.

There's a girl I knew, and she loved to dance
She dreamed someday she would get her chance
To show the world what she could do,
She took a leap of faith in her ballet shoes.

Chorus

I know a kid, and he plays guitar
And he tries his best, plays with all his heart.
I told him about that dancing girl,
He said to me, "I'm gonna be like her."

Chorus


SMALL TOWN, BIG HEART
© 2007 Rocanville School, Rocanville Sk and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Small Town, Big Heart

Chorus
Small town, big heart
You never feel alone
Friendly faces everywhere
That's where we call home.

I've been living here all my life
I know everyone around
I've had the same friends since Kindergarten
In this little town
When people pass you on the street
They smile and say hello
They make you feel so welcome
Everywhere you go!

Chorus

The air is fresh and clean
And the water's crystal clear
We love it on the prairies
Anytime of year
Everybody does their part
And that's how things get done
We all pitch in together
Then we go have fun!

Chorus


  THE BEST FEST EVER
© 2007 Dorintosh School, Dorintosh Sk and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   The Best Fest Ever

Chorus
Oh my gosh, in Dorintosh,
Everybody's celebrating.
Goodbye winter weather.
Everybody comes to town,
Join the fun that's all around,
It's the best fest ever.

By the middle of March,
We've all had enough of winter.
In Dorintosh, we know just what to do,
Put on a parade, and crown a queen or king,
Decorate the floats, ' cause now it's almost spring
There's curling for the tough, and if that ain't enough,
There's bubblegum blowing too.

Chorus

They've baked all the pies, we're needing for the contest.
Whoever eats the fastest wins the prize.
Shinny in the streets, hockey in the hall,
Chili and there's stew for us all.
Mouse trap's set, so you bet
There's fun for all the gals and guys.

Chorus
 


  THE EIGHT SECOND RIDE
© 2007 Hillmond School, Hillmond Sk and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   The Eight Second Ride

I woke up this morning, it's my lucky day.
Rodeo's on, that bull is gonna pay.
I'm gonna pull on my chaps, and slap on my hat,
Get my best bull rope, head out of camp,
Ride into town, and nothing's gonna stop me now.

Chorus
The eight second ride
Is the ride of your life,
This time I'm ready,
Gonna put up a fight.
The gate shoots open and the crowd goes wild,
You gotta hang on for the eight minute ride.

Chorus

The bull is snortin', he's a beast in black.
The chute swings open, there's no going back.
He's spinning left and dodging right,
He kicks and bucks with all his might
But I hold on tight, till I hear that buzzer sound.

Chorus


  THESE BROKEN DREAMS
© 2007 Indian Head High School, Indian Head Sk and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Broken Dreams

Chorus
These broken dreams, hopes and wishes,
Forgotten memories, passing on,
All those promises, have simply vanished
These broken dreams, won't last long

I'm moving on, I'm getting over it,
I'm down the road, I'm on my way
And I'll succeed in what I do
Do what it takes to make it through

Chorus

I'm feeling strong, I'm working hard at it
I got a plan, I know its up to me
And when it's tough, it might be rough
But its okay, 'cause I believe

Chorus x 2

 


 TWENTY ONE WAYS TO BUG YOUR TEACHER
© 2005 Shaunavon Public School Song Class, Shaunavon Sk and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Twenty One Ways to Bug Your Teacher

Chorus
There's twenty-one ways to bug your teacher,
Twenty-one ways to go
Twenty-one ways to bug your teacher
Twenty-one ways I know.

There's spit balls, eyeballs, bouncing balls
And laughing when your pencil falls,
Hanging spiders on the door,
Throwing garbage on the floor

Chorus

There's food fights, late nights, laser lights
And don't forget eraser fights,
Sugar rushes, laugh attacks,
Everybody's talking back.

Chorus

There's messy desks and failing tests
And bringing little furry guests
Whoopee cushions, rubber snakes,
Making lots of dumb mistakes.

And we know this song isn't done
Cause it don't add up to twenty-one,
Oh well!

Chorus


WE ALL SMILE IN THE SAME LANGUAGE
© 2007 Yorkdale Central Elementary, Yorkton Sk and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   We All Smile in the Same Language

Chorus
We all smile in the same language
We all laugh, we all cry,
Everyone can make a difference
Change the world if we try,
We all smile in the same language
We all dance, we all sing,
And when we stand together
We can do anything.

There's a boy that I saw walking down the street
His skin was a different colour
He didn't dress the same as me
I asked him, would he like to come to my place,
He answerd "Yes I would"
That's when I could see…

Chorus

He told me about his culture and his home
Traditions that they celebrate
So much I didn't know
He and I became the very best of friends
And I will not forget, everywhere I go…

Chorus


ALBERTA SCHOOLS

GEARING UP FOR THE SILVER CUP
© 2006 McLaren School, and Longview School, Black Diamond/Longview AB and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Gearing Up for the Silver Cup

I'm not superstitious,
But I'm growing a playoff beard.
I'm at the rink and training hard,
To make our team most-feared.
We've got the tunes cranked up
In the dressing room at every game.
We're gonna play like champs
And put the other teams to shame.

Chorus
We're gearing up for the silver cup
With any luck, our team'll burn them up,
We're gonna shoot,
We're gonna score,
We're gonna make those home fans roar.
We're gearing up for the silver cup.

We've got the home ice advantage
And it's game #1 tonight
We're gonna take control
Gonna put up a major fight.
We're gonna push 'em to the limit
Gonna get out there and do our best,
And they better be ready
Cuz they're gonna face the ultimate test!

Chorus



HILLS OF BILLS
© 2007 H.A. Kostash School, Smoky Lake AB and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   Hills of Bills

Chorus
I've got hills of bills, 'cause I can't stop shopping,
No money in the bank 'cause I spent it all,
I'm feeling down, 'cause I went to town,
Blew my allowance at the shopping mall.

I think, I'm in a state of shop,
I guess, I don't know when to stop,
I feel, like I'm gonna drop
From sheer exhaustion.
I bought everything I could,
I thought that it all looked good
And now it's gonna cost me.

Chorus

I'm broke - and my feet are sore
My brain - can't take it anymore
My mom - is gonna shout and roar
When she sees me coming.
These bags - are overflowing,
Tags - and labels showing,
But I don't care 'cause I look stunning!

Chorus X 2



I WANNA GO HOME
© 2006 Ecole Meridien, Spruce Grove AB and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   I Wanna Go Home


NO CHAINS ON MY FEET
© 2006 Millarville School, Millarville AB and Lowry Olafson

  -- listen to   No Chains On My Feet

 


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