Character Building (for Kids & Grownups)

Friday, April 4, 2014

Sitting on Top of the World - Lyrics by Belpre 5th Graders, Music Traditional - Todd Burge


This song is the result of a workshop I conducted with the kids on April 4 2014. 

On Top of the World 4/4/2014
Lyrics by Todd Burge and Belpre 5th Graders
Music traditional – Arranged by T. Burge
Video of song found here:
http://www.toddburgeforkids.blogspot.com/

It was in the morning
One early spring
The school year was ending
Now here’s the thing
We’re sitting on top
On Top
On Top of the world

Spring wind is breezin’
Wintertime is done
Summer is comin’
Let’s have some fun

We’re sitting on top
On Top
On Top of the world

It was a struggle
A big big climb
We stuck it out
And took our time

Chorus

There is a sign
In Hollywood
Way way below
Couldn’t see it if I could

Chorus

If you be you
I will be me
We both will be
Unique you see

Chorus

Buh buh buh Bacon
Is always the answer
So don’t be callin’
As I’m out to dinner
Chorus

We’re sitting proud
And singing loud
When you’re way up
You can’t get down
Chorus (3times)


Thanks to the wonderful teachers, staff and especially the students of Belpre Elementary!

Special thanks to Artsbridge!

SWAGTOWN by Belpre Elementary 5th Graders and Todd Burge


This song is the result of a workshop I conducted with the kids on April 4 2014. 

SWAGTOWN  4/4/2014
By Todd Burge and Belpre Elementary Fifth Graders
Video of song found here: 
http://www.toddburgeforkids.blogspot.com/

No matter what I keep on hanging on
To a dream I am always depending on
It’s the best of me
That’s going to make it through
Make it through
Going to lose this frown I found
In Swag town

There’s a lot of pressure
To fit in there
They tell you how to walk and talk
And how to cut your hair
It’s the best of me
That’s going to make it through
Make it through
Going to lose this frown I found
In Swag town

If you’re cool they will pay you
Just to hang around
And talk like them
And make their sound
But I’m going to lose this frown I found
In Swag town

So let me tell you ‘bout the day
I lost my swag
It’s the same day I felt
I finally had life in the bag


It’s the best of me
That’s going to make it through
Make it through
Going to lose this frown I found

In Swag town

Thanks to the wonderful teachers, staff and especially the students of Belpre Elementary!
Special thanks to Artsbridge!