Don't Kid Yourself

by Fancy von Pancerton

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Your color’s not the only right color Your hair is not the only right hair Your clothes are not the only right clothes to be wearing, so If you see somebody different, don’t be scared Chorus: Don’t be scared, don’t be scared Everyone is different, don’t be scared Don’t be scared, don’t be scared Everyone is different, don’t be scared Your face isn’t the only right face Your place isn’t the only right place Your stuff is not the only right stuff to be having, so If you see somebody different, don’t be scared Chorus Your family’s not the only right family Your car is not the only right car to drive Your god is not the only right god to be lovin', so If you see somebody different, don’t be scared Chorus I said, everyone is different, so don’t be scared
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You can play with a box and Not a thing that comes in a box Or with a stick Not a thing that’s made out of plastic You can play with a string that’s not attached to anything Oh the world is full of ways to play Chorus: The world is full of ways to play that you see all the time Lots of things are entertaining that don’t even cost a dime All you need’s imagination and you can’t buy that online Oh the world is full of ways to play You can play in the dirt and You don’t even need a clean shirt Or in the flowers They don’t need electrical power You can play in the grass instead of sittin’ on your butt Oh the world is full of ways to play You can play with your friends and Yes, I count imaginary friends Or by yourself Pull your favorite book off of the shelf You can play with other kids and you’ll be so glad that you did Oh the world is full of ways to play Chorus Oh the world is full of ways to play
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The Hard Way 03:35
Don't touch that hot thing, or you will get burned That's what you hear the older folks say But you won't believe it, till you touch that hot thing When your skin starts burning, you'll be learning The hard way Don't play near cars or you will get run down That's what you hear the older folks say But you won't believe it, until you play near cars If they're not looking where they're turning, you'll be learning The hard way Bridge: 'Cause there are two ways to learn how the world works There's the easy way and then there's the one that hurts You're gonna figure it out, don't you fret By teaching yourself, you will never forget All these lessons that you're learning the hard way Don't hit your brother, or he will hit you back That's what you hear the older folks say But you won't believe it, till you hit your brother When his smack leaves your face burning, you'll be learning The hard way Don't eat too much, or you will get sick That's what you hear the older folks say But you won't believe it, till you eat too much When your stomach starts churning, you'll be learning The hard way Bridge 'Cause sometimes you've just got to learn the hard way
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Happy Heart 03:05
If you don't have the best toys on your street If you do not always have your favorite food to eat If you don't have everything you want in all the world Let me tell you something, little boy or little girl ... Most people don't have everything they want But it doesn't matter if you're rich or poor Just decide that what you have is everything you want And you'll have a happy heart forevermore And you'll have a happy heart forevermore If your hair doesn't grow the way you'd like If you ever had trouble learning how to ride a bike If you don't fit in with the other kids you've known Let me tell you that you're not alone 'Cause most people don't fit in right with everyone But it doesn't matter how you seem Just decide that how you are is how you want to be And you'll have a happy heart, wait and see And you'll have a happy heart, wait and see If your friends don't always treat you right If they don't like doing all the things that you would like If you disagree with the friends for whom you care Let me tell you this is not a reason to despair 'Cause most people aren't understood by everyone But it doesn't matter what you say You can understand that every brain is not the same And you'll have a happy heart for all your days And you'll have a happy heart for all your days
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Chorus: Johnny wants to be a princess Annie wants to be an astrophysicist Danny wants to dance on Broadway And Jenny wants to drive the open highway When we are just little children We all dream of what we'll do When we get a little older We all want to make our dreams come true Don't you too? Chorus Some folks say it really matters Whether you're a boy or girl Just ignore them, let 'em chatter While you make your way in this big world Boys and girls Chorus Some kids have it worse than others They have much more work to do But if we all work together We can help each other's dreams come true Me and you! Chorus
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Chorus: Everybody has a different brain Nobody thinks exactly the same way And that's just gonna have to be okay 'Cause everybody has a different brain Some brains grow up in Milwaukee Some brains grow up in Saskatoon Some brains move from Africa to Amsterdam At the age of two, and None of 'em think the same Chorus Some brains grow up with a brother Some brains grow up with a maid Some brains grow up with a step-sister they meet when they are eight, and None of 'em think the same Chorus Some brains grow up in a church house Some brains grow up atheists Some brains go to temple 'cause their mom and dad tell them that they must, and None of 'em think the same Some brains grow up feeling love Some brains grow up feeling fear You may never know just what kind of brain you are near, 'Cause none of 'em think the same Chorus
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Well, you can't have all the things, all the time No, you can't have all the things So you better quit your cryin' If you want to show your friends you care Open up your hands and share 'Cause you can't have all the things, all the time You can't win all the games, all the time No you can't win all the games So you better quit your cryin' If you play it just for fun It won't matter who's lost or won No you can't win all the games, all the time You can't have all the luck, all the time No you can't have all the luck So you better quit your cryin' If things don't go your way You can just wait for another day 'Cause you can't have all the luck, all the time And you can't win all the games, all the time And you can't have the things, all the time
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Just because you can eat 50 hotdogs in an hour That doesn't mean, doesn't mean that you should Just because you can climb up a water tower That doesn't mean it'll do any good Chorus: Just because you can, doesn't mean that you should And I'll keep repeating it until it's understood Just because you can, man, it doesn't mean you should Just because you can drive a hundred miles an hour That doesn't mean, doesn't mean that you should Just because you can make weaker people cower That doesn't mean it'll do any good Chorus Just because you can treat the other kids real mean That doesn't mean, doesn't mean that you should Just because you can make 'em want to scream That doesn't mean it'll do any good Chorus
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In just a few years of living You have had the chance To learn some of life's lessons Like how to put on your pants You haven't given too much thought To all that life's about But here's one simple principle That helps everybody out ... it's Chorus: Try not to be a jerk Cover your mouth when you sneeze, 'Cause that's how manners work Share your stuff with others Who don't have as much as you Be nice to other people Even when that's hard to do, and Try not to be a jerk When you really want something That does not belong to you Taking it from someone else Is not the thing to do Don't push other people Out of your way And keep your piehole shut If you have nothing nice to say, and Chorus When you have a disagreement With a stranger or a friend And you think you want to hit them Stop and think again You might wind up in the hospital Or maybe behind bars At the very least You'll probably end up seeing stars, so Chorus So if you're one of those people As all of us can be Kindly take a minute Lend your ear to me You don't have to be perfect Neither do I All that we can really do Is give it a try! and Chorus
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When you're walking out your door And the rain begins to pour It's not raining at you It's just raining When you're driving down the street And your car starts over-heating It's not breaking at you It's just breaking If your heart becomes diseased Or your dog starts getting fleas Or a gentle breeze becomes a hurricane That's when you have to get it That at any given minute Life's not happening at you, It's just happening When you're cleaning out your sink And your drain smells really stinky It's not nasty at you It's just nasty When you're hanging in the park And the sky starts getting darker The sun's not setting at you It's just setting When the earth begins to quake And you've had all you can take And you feel as though you're gonna go insane That's when you have to get it That at any given minute Life's not happening at you, It's just happening
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Sometimes your parents will fight Sometimes your dog’s gonna bite You might cut your finger when you use a knife But honey, that’s what we call Life Chorus: Life’s not always pretty, it’s not always fun You might skin your knee if you fall when you run When you ride your bike the gears might get stuck But please don’t be sad dear, ‘cause sometimes life sucks. Sometimes your friends will be mean Sometimes your favorite shirt won’t be clean You’ll have to stay in because of the weather Your mom and your dad might not stay together But no matter what happens, it’s not gonna last The good times and bad times will go by so fast And before you can say Toodle-oo You’ll be singing this song to your babies too Chorus 2x
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Every time you sit down to eat Every time you look down And see shoes upon your feet Every time you play outside Underneath the stars Chorus: Just remember how lucky you are Remember how lucky you are Bridge: Because you could find yourself in a more dangerous place You could find yourself without food You could find yourself with a dreadful disease Or with parents who aren't any good But cheer up, my dear Wipe that tear from your face Even when life can hard and so scary When things are bad, they can always be worse And even the worst things are just temporary So remember how lucky you are Just remember how lucky you are When you go and get food at the grocery store When you go to school and you start feeling bored When you go anywhere in your family's car Chorus Bridge Chorus 2x
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Arise 03:44
Don’t doubt your doings when the day is done Look out the window of the setting sun It’s time to take a little break From thinking ‘bout all your mistakes And close your eyes, for a while Ooo … … … And when the light is slipping under your eyelids Give a thought to where your mind is Consider all your alternate endings Every one is really just a beginning So arise, for a while Ooo … … … Bridge: Wake up to another morning Spin around, the world keeps turning on Wake up to another morning Spin around, the world keeps turning on Ooo … … …

about

Fancy von Pancerton
(vocals, tenor banjo, ukulele, one-hand piano solo)

with the help of a few of her favorite friends:

Erik Yates
(piano, keyboard, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, flute, clarinet,
accordion, 5-string banjo, percussion, vocals)
Kaya & Lila Weber, Kaia & Kiva Schweig
(vocals)
Melody Walker
(vocals)
Spanky
(vocals)
Nick Blechman
(mandolin)

Featuring the insights of Lila, Talia & Taylor

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released December 15, 2014

Produced by Fancy von Pancerton with Erik Yates & Nash Weber
Recorded and mixed by Nash Weber, Quality Mammals Studios, Sebastopol CA
Mastered by David Simon-Baker
Printed by New Cyberian Systems

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