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It’s a New Day ©2014 Laszlo Slomovits ASCAP

It’s a new day! There’s always a way to begin again. It might have been hard yesterday — but then again… It’s a new day, and it’s all ours again — yes, again! It’s mine, it’s yours, it’s ours once again.

Welcome to a Brand New Day ©2008 Laszlo Slomovits ASCAP

The sun is shining to welcome us, to welcome us, to welcome us, The sun is shining to welcome us To a brand new day. The Earth is turning to welcome us… The breeze is blowing to welcome us… Water is flowing to welcome us… So much to learn as we grow, so much to try, so much to know. So many things happen in a day, we can learn from everything, come what may. Love is growing to welcome us…

Fancy Meeting You Here! ©2014 Laszlo Slomovits ASCAP

I came around the corner and there you were in the crowd, waving your hands and shouting out loud — “Fancy meeting you here! Fancy meeting you!” I did a take, then a double take, I couldn’t believe it was you. But when I looked and looked it was true — “Fancy meeting you here! Fancy meeting you!” It was so unexpected, such a happy surprise! We both let out delighted cries, “Hello, Hello, Hi!” Look at us here, same place and time, here we are together. What could be finer, what could be better? “Fancy meeting you here! Fancy meeting you!”

I Can Hear the Sun! ©2014 Laszlo Slomovits ASCAP

(This song was written for Wild Swan Theater’s 2015 production of a play by the same title, inspired by a children’s book by Patricia Polacco, and adapted for the stage by Jennifer Burd and Laszlo Slomovits.)

I can hear the sun! I can hear the sun! It’s talking with its light. It talks to everyone. We just need to listen. Ooooh… The sun says to a songbird – open and sing, and it sings all through the daylight hours. The sun says to a small seed — open and bloom and the seed awakes and grows and flowers. They can hear the sun… Just as it says to a songbird — open and sing, it says to my heart there’s a gift you bring. Just as it says to a small seed — open and bloom, it says to my heart there is room on this Earth for you to grow. We can hear the sun…

I Like Myself ©2015 Laszlo Slomovits ASCAP

I like myself — why not? I’m the only me I’ve got. I like myself, it’s true — and not just a little but a lot! I like myself, I do — why not? I like myself, and not just a part. I like all of me with all my heart. I highly, highly, highly recommend it, I can’t think of a rule against it. Grown-ups talk about ego But I say, what do they know? I’m not sayin’ I’m better than you. All I’m saying is, sing this with me too. Sure I’ve made mistakes, I’ll probably make ’em again. Mistakes are one of the ways we learn, everybody makes one now and then. Still I like myself the way I am ‘cause I know that I can change. When something I’m doing isn’t right, I can be flexible and rearrange! I didn’t always like myself, I thought that I was bad. I don’t know why I thought that,, but it sure made me sad. But then I got the message Yes, I got the news. The choice was very simple, Like myself or lose. And the more I like myself the more I can like you. And the more you like yourself the more you can like me too. And the more we like each other the better the world can be. And if the world is better, the better for everybody!

Bring It to the World ©2008 Laszlo Slomovits ASCAP

If you’ve got some joy, bring it to the world. If you’ve got some peace bring it to the world. If you’ve got some love, bring it to the world. If you’ve got some hope, bring it to the world Let’s go bring it, everyone! Let’s go bring it, everyone! Let’s go bring it, everyone! Let’s bring it to the world! Courage / Wisdom / Kindness / Faith Ideas / Skills / Talents / Gifts

The Best of Worlds ©2006 Laszlo Slomovits ASCAP

Let’s walk together, oh, let’s walk together, and if one of us stumbles along the way, someone will reach out a helping hand, and everybody else will say: Everybody say! That’s how it works in the best of worlds, we all get what we need. That’s how it works in the best of worlds, we all give what we can, and we all get what we need. Let’s walk together, oh, let’s walk together, and if one of us gets hungry along the way, Someone will give them something to eat, And everybody else will say: Everybody say! That’s how it works in the best of worlds… There are times to offer and times to receive. Times to celebrate and times to grieve. Times we can teach, and times we must learn. Times to accept a gift, and times we must earn. So, Let’s walk together, oh, let’s walk together, and if one of us gets hurt along the way, someone will comfort and care for them, and everybody else will say: Everybody say! That’s how it works in the best of worlds…

Give a Little ©2007 Laszlo Slomovits ASCAP

If those of us who have give a little, those of us who need will get a lot. Then those who thirst will thirst no more, the hungry will hunger not. And those who suffer oppression and injustice will not be forgot… if those of us who have give a little… Giving can mean whatever we have, Even just a helping hand. Giving can mean compassion and kindness, so we all understand… that if those of us who have give a little…

Worth The Same ©2015 Laszlo Slomovits ASCAP

I was walking down the street with my little boy, we saw a shiny penny on the ground. A few steps later we saw another one, this one was dull and brown. We looked at each other, and all of a sudden, something got perfectly clear. Shiny penny, dull penny, worth the same. Smooth dollar, wrinkled dollar, worth the same. Young person, old person, worth the same. Rich person, poor person, worth the same. In the eyes of the One who made us all, we’re all worth the same. Big person, small person, worth the same. Quick person, slow person, worth the same. Famous person, unknown person, worth the same. Pretty person, plain person, worth the same. In the eyes… Way back in 1776 they wrote something totally noble “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” Gay, straight, married, single, worth the same. Abled, different-abled we’re worth the same. However we seem different we’re worth the same. Above and below the surface, worth the same. In the eyes… Men, women, boys, girls, worth the same. Whatever is our skin color, worth the same. Whatever our nation we’re worth the same. Whatever our religion we’re worth the same. In the eyes…

Who? ©2015 Laszlo Slomovits ASCAP

(This song began when my son, Daniel, was very little and I asked my Dad, “How do you tell a child about God?” He said, “You show the child a beautiful flower or bird, a magnificent tree or sunset, and you ask the child, ‘Who made all this?’.”)

My Mom taught me how to tie my shoes, and her Mom taught her. But who taught the first Mom? I want to know, who taught her? My Dad taught me how to count to 10, and his Dad taught him. But who taught the first Dad? I want to know, who taught him? It wasn’t me, it wasn’t you. Then who? Then who? It wasn’t me, it wasn’t you. Then who? Then who? Who taught fire how to burn, and wind how to blow? Who taught the Earth how to turn, and water how to flow? Who taught the sky how to be blue, and roses how to be red? Who taught the grass how to be green, and so soft under your head? Who taught rocks how to be heavy, and feathers how to be light? Who taught the sun to shine by day, and the moon and stars by night? Who taught clouds how to float, and rain how to fall down? Who taught lightning how to be so bright, and thunder how to make its sound? Who taught whales how to be so big, and germs how to be so small? Who taught moss how to stay so short, and trees how to grow so tall? Who taught horses how to run so fast, and sloths how to move so slow? Who taught giraffes how to stretch so high, and snakes how to stay so low? Who taught birds how to fly in the sky, and fish how to swim in the water? Who taught spiders how to spin their webs, and every other creature do what they aught to? Who taught them all how to make their own sound, and move in their very own way? Who taught them all how to feed themselves, how to work and how to play? Who taught our noses how to smell, and our ears how to hear? Who taught our tongue how to taste, and our eyes to see so clear? Who taught our minds how to think, and our hearts how to feel? And who taught us how to ask these questions, and find out what is real?

Noah’s Ark ©1994 Laszlo Slomovits ASCAP

Noah's Ark was a crowded place — none of the animals had a lot of space. They all felt cramped and bumped around, and they all complained with their very own sound. And the cow said, “Mooo, mooove over! Mooo, mooove over! This is my place so gimme some space. This is my place so gimme some space.” And the sheep said, “Baaa, baaack up! Baaa, baaack up! This is my place so gimme some space. This is my place so gimme some space.” And the bee said, “Buzzzz, buzz off! Buzzzz, buzz off! This is my place so gimme some space. This is my place so gimme some space.”    The skunk and the porcupine didn't make a sound, but everybody gave them lots of room all around! The mule was the only one who didn't care — He just laughed when they said it wasn't fair. And the mule said “Hee-Haw, Hee Haw! Hee-Hee, Haw-Haw, Hee-Hee, Haw! Hee-Hee-Hee, Haw-Haw-Haw! Hee-Hee-Hee, Haw-Haw-Haw!” Well, it rained real hard forty days and nights. The animals were starting to get into some fights. Things were looking to get out of hand, so Noah sent the crow out to look for land. The crow came back, and he made a sound, He said, “Caw-Caw, calm down. He said, “Caw-Caw, calm down.” “Be kind to each other and I'll tell you what I found Soon there'll be dry land all around. Soon we'll all be out of this place, and we're all gonna have our very own space.” But nobody listened and no one was glad. They kept on fighting and feeling real bad. So Noah sent the dove out on the wing, “May you come back with a sign of spring.” The dove came back, a branch in her beak, She flew into the Ark and began to speak. And the dove said, “Cooo, cool it! Cooo, cool it!” “The earth is lovely, green everywhere. There's plenty for us all if we learn to share. This branch is a gift from the olive trees. Brothers and sisters let's live in peace. Brothers and sisters let's live in peace. Brothers and sisters let's live in peace.”

A Great Big Band ©1994 Laszlo Slomovits ASCAP

There's music, music all around; a great big band is making every sound. A great big band made of you and me, and everything else that you see - it's a great big band. A bottle of pop goes “fzzzz.” A bee in a flower goes “bzzzz.” On Holloween we go “boo.” A cow in the field goes “moo.” A pogo stick goes “boink.” A pig in the mud goes “oink.” When we sneeze we go “achoo.” A howling wolf goes “awooo.” A lightning bolt goes “crack.” A duck in the pond goes “quack.” When we're cold we go “brrr.” A hungry tiger goes “grrr.” A rusty hinge goes “creak.” A mouse when scared goes “squeek.” When something smells we go “peu!” A rooster goes “cock-a-doodle-doo.”

Bye-bye Little Hospital ©2014 Laszlo Slomovits ASCAP

Bye-bye little hospital, bye-bye and thank you. Bye-bye little hospital, and thank you very much . I can’t say it’s been lots of fun, but Mom said that it had to be. I’m so glad that it is done, and once again I’m free! I’d just as soon not come back, some things hurt and some felt bad. But now they said I’m good to go, Which makes me feel so glad! The Doctor said that I’ll be fine, he said I was a trooper. The nurses were so sweet and kind, they said that I was super! My friends all sent me gifts and cards, now I’ll get to play with them. I got a visit from a football star. He said, “Champ, go get ‘em!” Mom and Dad have great big smiles, even Bro is grinning. Grandma got me the latest styles. Gramps says, “Let’s go fishing!”

Thank You ©2015 Laszlo Slomovits ASCAP

Thank you, thanks for everything, for my breath, and my voice, and that I can sing, thank you, thanks for everything. For the sun and the moon and the stars in the sky, for this Earth on which we live, for fire and water and air everywhere and all the gifts they give. For the creatures on earth that fly and swim, and the ones that crawl and run, for the trees and the flowers and all the plants that shelter and feed everyone. For all our relatives, and all our teachers, for pets, neighbors and friends, for how we are connected all over the Earth in a circle that never ends. For the skills and talents and countless gifts with which we are all blessed we can share with others throughout the world we can always give our best. The list is endless, the blessings keep flowing. All our lives we’re receiving and growing. No matter how long we count and count, the end of thank yous will never be found. For our marvelous bodies, our amazing minds, and our hearts so full of love, for the One who created all of this, who is everywhere, not just above. For our lives and for this time on Earth, such a gift, supreme. Every moment what a wonder, a miracle, a dream.

Bloom, Blossom and Grow ©2015 Laszlo Slomovits ASCAP

Bloom, blossom and grow, children of today and tomorrow. This is our wish for all of you — bloom, blossom and grow. All over the world, may this one prayer be heard. May all our children be able to bloom, all over the world. Inside you, like a seed, is everything that you need. All we can give you is love, to grow what’s inside you like a seed.

That’s What Humans Do ©2014 Laszlo Slomovits ASCAP

Moms and Dads take care of their young, children just like you. Yes, like all the creatures on the Earth, that’s what humans do. As we grow we take care of ourselves, like you’re learning to. Yes, like all the creatures on the Earth, that’s what humans do. And all along we take care of each other, that’s what people do. When there’s need we take care of each other, that’s what humans do.