Don't Kid Yourself

by Fancy von Pancerton

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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

credits

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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Track Name: Don't Be Scared
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
Track Name: Go Out And Play
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
Track Name: The Hard Way
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
Track Name: Happy Heart
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
Track Name: "Dreams Come True"
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
Track Name: Different Brains
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
Track Name: All the Things
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
Track Name: Just Because You Can
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
Track Name: Try Not To Be A Jerk
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
Track Name: It's Just Happening
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
Track Name: Sometimes, Life
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
Track Name: Things Could Be Worse
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
Track Name: Arise
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 … … …