Demos & Sneak Peaks

by Animal Farm

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ANIMAL FARM is a Chicago-based quartet of musicians and educators whose lively performances entertain and engage children of all ages. Our stage show is a colorful blend of music, storytelling, hilarious antics and audience participation.

Animal Farm’s songs explore themes of friendship, community and self-expression through the eyes of our furry, feathered, scaly and shell-dwelling friends. A pig gets greedy, a two-headed tortoise tries to get along with itself, and a baby bat struggles with his fear of the dark.

Parents and teachers will enjoy the smart and perceptive lyrics. Kids will relate to the challenges and triumphs faced by the hilarious cast of characters. And everyone will love the fun and upbeat music!

Download away! These tunes are perfect for family car rides, around the house, and iPods everywhere!

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released 01 August 2014

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ANIMAL FARM is a Chicago-based quartet of musicians and educators whose lively performances entertain and engage children of all ages. Our stage show is a colorful blend of music, storytelling, hilarious antics and audience participation.

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Track Name: Vegetarian Spider
I’m a vegetarian spider
I’m a lover not a fighter
‘stead of moths I’ll eat some carrots
‘stead of skeeters I eat squash!
In my web I catch tomatoes
How I love french fried potatoes
Onions, beets, and peppers
Are my favorite things to nosh

CHORUS:
No Flies, No Ants
Feed me, Juicy Plants
Stop by any day
And grab a side of cole slaw on the way

Oh, my friends tell me I’m strange
For a spider, I’m deranged
I’d rather eat some tofu
Than feast on flee or bee.
Other spiders are judgmental
When I’m eating curried lentils
They can have their insects
I know what’s best for me

CHORUS

Hey kids, what's your favorite produce?
Brussel sprouts make me wanna shout
I go bananas for bananas
I like leeks, I like leeks
Rutabaga, rutabaga, rutabaga, ROOT

CHORUS
Track Name: The Hippo Song
I woke to take a walk
The sun was still asleep
I wandered towards the bay
And slowly dragged my feet

At once a felt a pulse
A groovy beat in five
I heard a joyful roar
And felt the funky jive of

HIPPOPOTAMUS, HIPPOPOTAMUS
HIPPOPOTAMUS, HIPPOPOTAMUS

Now any hippo knows
That dancing soothes the soul
In hours before the sun
The hippos have their fun

The day’s too hot to dance
The sun will scorch the skin
But when the dusk arrives
A thundering waltz begins


HIPPOPOTAMUS, HIPPOPOTAMUS
HIPPOPOTAMUS, HIPPOPOTAMUS

Kiboko, kiboko, kiboko, kiboko

You must not get too near
You’re better to stay clear
A hippo dance is not
A human social spot
Track Name: Why Be a Pigeon When You Can Be a Peacock?
Why be a pigeon
When you can be a peacock
Why entertain the thought of being drab
Look into my eyes
And you’ll soon realize
I’m ecstatic to be
Living fab

It’s a real pleasure
My natural treasure
Counting immeasurable hues
There is crimson and silver
Forest green runs down the quiver
Fuschia AND magenta
And a streak of royal blue

I love colors, Yes I do!
Won’t you be a peacock, too?
I love colors, take my advice
Maybe one day I’ll be a bird of paradise (and I’ll dance real nice)

Why be boring
Why be trite
Why not show some color now and then
You’re not a pigeon
You’re not a crow
And you’re certainly not a hen

A peacock such as you
Should never be subdued
Strut and prance your feathers to and fro
It’s no shame to strut your train
Like a lion with his mane
A tail will tell your tale
No two peacocks are the same

I love colors, Yes I do!
Won’t you be a peacock, too?
I love colors, take my advice
Maybe one day I’ll be a bird of paradise.