Character Building (for Kids & Grownups)

Monday, February 22, 2016

Pink Is For Boys - Song Co-Write with Veritas Classical Academy 5th - 8th Graders!



Pink Is For Boys (2-22-2016)

This song is the result of a workshop I conducted at The Veritas Classical Academy in Marietta Ohio with about 40 third through eighth graders.  Thank you to Artsbridge!

More here on my workshops.
http://www.artsbridgeonline.org/artists/toddburge.html

Boy did you ever
Search for a sweater
In your sister’s chest of drawers?
Lookin’ for a color
that will fit right in
With the mood of which you’re in

There’s a rainbow of clothes
In her room of color
Like no other in your house
Atta boy boy
Take your pick
Then get to steppin’ out

You tried blue (Not for you)
You tried red (Try again)
You tried green (Made ya mean)
You tried yellow (Oh heck no!)
You tried white (A bit too clean)
You tried black (Too dark ya see)
Only one color, brought you joy…………………………………………..
And pink-a-pink-pink-a-pink-a-pink-a
Is a color for boys
Color for boys, color for boys,
Pink is for boys!
(And girls too…)

Now who ever said there’s a color
That’s made for just one gender?
Well if that’s a rule, I’m tellin’ you
We should all go out and bend er
Until it breaks for gracious sakes
As it seems so silly to
Eliminate any color or shade
That you may be drawn to

(C) 2016 Todd Burge
Bunj Jam BMI

www.toddburge.com

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Last Day- Only Hours Left to Fight Severe Food Allergies - One Song at a Time! THANKS!


FINAL DAY!! Just Hours LEFT
 Thanks to those who have picked up a perk and donated to FIGHT SEVERE FOOD ALLERGIES ONE SONG AT A TIME!  Together we have raised about $4600 of our $6500 goal.  This ends TONIGHT! Will you join us? Hope so. Thanks and Happy Holidays to you all. Sincerely, Todd  CLICK HERE  http://igg.me/at/toddburge


Thursday, December 3, 2015

BRING TODD TO YOUR SCHOOL and FIGHT SEVERE FOOD ALLERGIES TOO

Please consider sponsoring a kids show at a school! Maybe you know of a school in need of live music? Check out the perks here. Thank you so much. Oh, we'll help raise money for the Food Allergy Network and help kids with severe food allergies too!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Bittersweet - Song Written with Vienna 5th Grade (2015)


Bittersweet
Written by Todd Burge & Vienna Elementary 5th Graders June 1st 2015
http://toddburgeforkids.blogspot.com/

It’s graduation time
We’re moving on
Moving on
To the next step in our lives
Happy are we
As we leave here you see
But the leaving is a bit
Bittersweet – Bittersweet>>>>>>

Happy are we
As we leave here you see
But the leaving is a bit
Bittersweet
The fourth graders will stay
And become the fifth grade
The third will be the fourth
And the second will be the third
The fifth will be the first
To get a taste of middle school
And that taste is a bit
Bittersweet - Bittersweet

Happy are we
As we leave here you see
But the leaving is a bit
Bittersweet

Our school has become
Sort of like a family tree
With branches reaching out
Yet rooted in our history

Happy are we
As we leave here you see
But the leaving is a bit
Bittersweet - Bittersweet

Happy are we
As we leave here you see
But the leaving is a bit
Bittersweet
But the leaving is a bit
Bittersweet
©2015 Bunj Jam BMI

My Video Game Is Coming To Life - VIENNA - 4th Grade 2015



My Video Game Is Coming To Life

By Todd Burge with the Vienna Elementary 4th Grade Class June 1st 2015 Thanks for Artsbridge
http://toddburgeforkids.blogspot.com/

My video game is coming to life
My video game is coming to life
My Minecraft is blown
You heard me right
It was a bunch of pictures
And some organized light

Now it’s  jumpin’ on my bed
Petting my dog
Hoggin’ my phone
And sleepin’ like a log
Keepin’ me up
Makin’ me miss school
Acting like a friend
Who isn’t too cool

CHORUS

That dragon was a breathin’
Fake fire you see
There was no way of it hurtin’
Either you or me
But once it jumped out
Of my TV
It became a different game
You see?

My video game is coming to life
My video game is coming to life
My video game is coming to life

©2015 Bunj Jam BMI

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Reading Harry Potter on the Beach By Todd Burge & Mr. Tobar’s 5th Graders at Harmer Elementary


Reading Harry Potter on the Beach
By Todd Burge & Mr. Tobar’s 5th Graders at Harmer Elementary
5/26/2015
It’s the last day of school
And I feel lost in the woods
From some series of unfortunate events

I could talk to my parents
But I’m not sure they’d listen
So, I’ll just close my eyes and let my mind drift
I’ll close my mind and let my mind drift

I’m reading Harry Potter on the Beach
Worry free
Worry free

I’m reading Harry Potter on the Beach
Worry free
Worry free

Summer’s coming on
And I see some bummers long long gone
So I won’t plan ahead if I don’t have to

I have half of a mind to
Join up with you
As our two heads might make
A like mind before we’re through
A  like mind before we’re through

I’m reading Harry Potter on the Beach
Worry free
Worry free

Eating anything with bacon
That’s for me
Worry free
Worry free
Worry free