Big Shiny Spoons

by Will's Jams

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1.
Sushi Roll 03:02
Sushi Roll This is the sushi rock n roll Soy sauce in that mini bowl Pass me another dynamite roll It’s so good, I lose all control Chorus Give me some of the teriyaki Or we can make some sukiyaki A little more okonomiyaki And I can eat a whole tray of maki! Pour me a cup of that green tea Have it with my tuna tataki One more piece of salmon nigiri But don’t eat too much of that wasabi Chorus Rock n Roll and a sushi roll Rock n Roll and a sushi roll Rock n Roll and a sushi roll Rock n Roll and a sushi roll Repeat chorus twice Sushi is my favourite food Ain’t a day I’m not in the mood Can’t get enough of that raw seafood Bring me some, I’ll show my gratitude Chorus Rock n Roll and a sushi roll Rock n Roll and a sushi roll Rock n Roll and a sushi roll Rock n Roll and a sushi roll Rock n Roll and a sushi roll Rock n Roll and a sushi roll Rock n Roll and a sushi roll Rock n Roll and a sushi roll Rock n Roll and a sushi roll Rock n Roll and a sushi roll Rock n Roll and a sushi roll Rock n Roll and a sushi rol
2.
Big Shiny Spoons After school I have time to play That’s when my dad’s working in the kitchen When I hear him call me, I know what he’ll say Almost dinner time, time for me to pitch in Chorus A Get out those big shiny spoons, the forks and the knives We’re going to eat together, something we’ve done all our lives Set out the napkins and the plates, and the cutlery Places for my parents, a place for you, and a place for me Chorus B The fork on the left, knife and spoon on the right Napkin under the fork, take pride in my job every night The plate in the middle, and a glass of water too I’m the best table setter-upper, e very night when I have supper with you Sunday my grandparents come to eat Mom says put some glasses out for wine Use our fancy dishes, and candles, what a treat Nana is impressed, and Grandpa says, “That’s mighty fine.” Chorus A Chorus B Chorus A
3.
Mud Puddle 03:46
Mud Puddle Supposed to be sunny today, but it’s raining outside I had plans to go out and play, now my plans have been denied I’m looking out my window, and it looks just like a flood Chorus Well, I put on my coat, put on my boots I don’t care, I’m going to jump in that puddle of mud Jump in that mud puddle, I’m going to jump in that puddle of mud Jump in that mud puddle, I’m going to jump in that puddle of mud The rain’s not going to make this day a dud I’m going to jump in that puddle of mud Supposed to see my friend, but the flood’s keeping him away Had plans for an outside day, now my friend can’t come to play I’m looking out my window, there’s no sign of my bud Chorus I’m feeling kinda down, mom says the rain’s here to stay It’s going to keep on falling, until after my birthday I’m looking out my window, my yard looks like a bathtub Chorus
4.
Les mathématiques (Chaque problème, une solution) Refrain À l’école, il y un hic C’est les mathématiques Des trucs mnémotechniques J’utilise la musique 3 + 3 = 6 Je fais cette addition 5 + 5 = 10 Chaque problème, une solution Refrain 18 – 12 = 6 Je fais cette soustraction 30 – 20 = 10 Chaque problème, une solution Refrain 3 x 2 = 6 Je fais cette multiplication 5 x 2 = 10 Chaque problème, une solution Refrain 12 ÷ 2 fait 6 Je fais cette division 100 ÷ 10 fait 10 Chaque problème, une solution Je pratique à mon rythme Ce sont mes algorithmes Avec de la répétition Chaque problème a une solution Des nombres plein la tête Ça devient un casse-tête Je fais des connexions Chaque problème a une solution Refrain
5.
Renewable Energy Kid Do you know that you grow at night Hop into bed, by the moonlight Your charging station, tuck yourself in tight Wake up charged, you’ve got the green light Now it’s 6am, you’re jumping on my bed Spinning all around with ideas in your head Fully charged like an electric car Super nova, a shooting star Running around like a velociraptor If only I could invent an adaptor My sustainable, renewable, energy kid I could plug this kid right into the grid Chorus Sunshine – Solar Water – Hydro Wind – Turbines And you Repeat Twice I’m a fossil, I need my fuel The smell of coffee makes me drool That dark black liquid, don’t let it spill This dad’s tank needs a refill Chorus Now it’s 6am, you’re jumping on my bed Spinning all around with ideas in your head Fully charged like an electric car Super nova, a shooting star Chorus A busy day, feeling kinda slow Looks like your battery’s getting low Let’s read a book, just an hour to go Power down, into sleep mode
6.
The Real Prize is a Compromise I am short – I am tall But we’re good friends – It doesn’t matter at all Chorus A We don’t always see eyes to eyes But the real prize is when we find a compromise I am fast – I am slow We’ll both make it – no matter how we go Chorus A I’m left-handed – I use my right But that doesn’t matter – no need to fight Chorus A Chorus B We may be different, but I don’t mind A friend like you can be hard to find Tell me what you like, and I just might See some things in a different light Open our ears and we just might Find a compromise where we can unite! Don’t listen to you – You don’t listen to me Sounds like a problem – don’t you agree Chorus A I write poetry – I write prose We can read each other’s – that’s what I propose Chorus A I play guitar - I play sitar But we can still jam on NPR Chorus A Chorus B I am yin – I am yang But we can come back together – like a boomerang Chorus A Peanut butter jam – cheese and ham They’re both sandwiches – check my Venn diagram Chorus A I like red – I like blue We have different taste – but I still like you Chorus A Chorus B I’m from here – I’m from there We might be different - but I don’t care Chorus A
7.
Built on Rock and Made out of Metal When you start a friendship, you want a rock solid base Don’t build a friendship on the sand, that is a waste When you look in the river, those river stones stay And the water flows over them, day after day Chorus I don’t take my friends for granite Our friendship’s forged in steel Anything less, I won’t settle A friendship built on rock and is made out of metal! You can be Thor, I’ll be your hammer Mjölnir With a friend like me by your side, you’ll have nothing to fear You can be Wolverine, I’ll be your adamantium claws Our bond will be indestructible, I’ll be there just because Repeat Chorus twice If your friends are like wheat, they will shift in the wind If your friends are like wood, they might burn out in the end If your friends are followers, then they are just sheep I’d trade them all in for ORE, cause that’s something you can keep! Chorus Final Chorus – repeat A friendship built on rock 4 times
8.
Ordinary Kid 03:13
Ordinary Kid Chorus Hey mom and dad I’m just an ordinary kid An ordinary kid Hey mom and dad I’m just an ordinary kid An ordinary kid I like to spend time, with my friends We laugh and play, the fun never ends Mom and dad, you should see your friends more too It makes you happy, that’s all I want for you I like our home, it’s a place where I can relax In my special chair I read a book and eat some snacks Mom and dad you should sit and read a book too It makes you happy, that’s all I want for you Chorus What I love the most is spending time with you Go for a walk, play a game or try something new Mom and dad, you should go out, just you two It makes you happy, that’s all I want for you Chorus End of the day, a hug is all I need Today was hard, I’m tired, a hug will help indeed Mom and dad you should hug each other more too It makes you happy, that’s all I want for you Chorus Chorus version 2 Hey mom and dad you’re just ordinary too It doesn’t matter, I’m proud of you Hey mom and dad you’re just ordinary too And that’s how I love you Hey mom and dad I’m just an ordinary kid An ordinary kid
9.
Les 5 sens 03:12
Les 5 sens : L’odorat, l’ouïe, le goût, la vue, le toucher Refrain Je sens avec le nez Les oreilles, pour écouter La langue, pour goûter Les yeux, pour voir Les mains, pour toucher L’odeur des moufettes Ça pue comme les chaussettes L’odorat, ça n’est pas toujours chouette Il y aussi de bonnes odeurs Je mets mon nez dans les fleurs Et j’aime l’odeur des croissants au beurre Je peux entendre les oiseaux L’ouïe, c’est entendre le bruit de l’eau Parfois, la construction ou le trafic J’écoute parents et enseignants Je les écoute attentivement Mon passe-temps inspirant, c’est la musique Le goût acide, comme les citrons Ou sucré, comme les bonbons Une variété de goûts, c’est délicieux Le wasabi est épicé Les pommes frites sont salées Mes pailles gustatives, c’est merveilleux Le matin, quand j’ouvre les yeux Il y a du soleil et il pleut Je vois l’arc-en-ciel grâce à ma vue Toutes les couleurs, ça m’rend heureux C’est un festin pour les yeux Le coucher du soleil nous salue L’expérience des textures C’est doux comme de la fourrure Par contre, quand je me cogne…Oh! Que c’est dur! Les hérissons sont piquants Les escargots sont gluants Le sens du toucher, c’est intéressant
10.
I’m a Unicorn Chorus I am a unicorn, My name is Lauren Put on my cool shoes, With my horse shoehorn My mane is fashionably shorn, And in the early morn, I’m torn I can’t choose, Between eating oats or popcorn At the unicorn university Wear my uniform to show my unity I’m in the union of unicyclists We’re united universalists Chorus Have you ever seen a unicorn guitar It’ll take you airborne like a shooting star You’ll want to follow it like a lodestar Sounds uniquely like a cosmic sitar – Listen up! Unimaginable to be uninvited But us unicorns remain united I’m considered universally unique Not afraid to wear a unitard when I speak Repeat Chorus twice (repeat last line) Maybe I should eat Uni Sushi instead.
11.
The Simple Things The simple things in life The simple things in life The simple things in life A kind word if free Bring a smile, you’ll see - repeat twice I was at the park the other day Couldn’t find anyone to play Then a kid showed up, and I said with a smile Do you want to play with me for a while? Chorus On the bus I saw a man looking blue He was wet from the rain and had a hole in his shoe I said hey sir can I tell you a joke I made him laugh so hard I thought he might choke Chorus Went to see my nana in the senior’s home The faces on the others looked so monochrome I introduced myself and gave them all a hug Their faces lit up like a lightning bug! Chorus
12.
Big Bag of Beets Chorus Big bag of Beets Big bag of Beets We're from the underground We bring a heavy sound We’re a Big bag of Beets Big bag of Beets We’re big and we're red In the garden, wide spread We’re hard and we’re round And we’re from the underground The place of our birth Is right here in the earth These guys are my roots Harvest us? Wear your boots! Chorus I have often boasted Taste great when we're roasted Don’t just be an on-looker Cook us in your pressure-cooker Anti-oxidant saturated Beta-carotene, understated Vitamins, integrated We’re the greatest when we’re grated! Chorus Bridge I don't want to brag But hang on to your socks Buy us in a bag Or in a beet box! (Beat box solo) Chorus Now check out the bass Leave you red in the face This rap is a showcase For the beet marketplace Ok look, I'm a beet I tell you I’m sweet On twitter if you tweet #bigbagofbeets Chorus

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The new album "Big Shiny Spoons" was recorded during the pandemic, and as a result all of the parts were recorded remotely by all the musicians and guest. The album was recorded from Vancouver, Nashville, Toronto, Edmonton, Kelowna, Gabriola Island...

For music videos visit youtube.com/willstroet
For Will's website visit www.willsjams.com
For Will's online courses visit www.wordplaywithwill.com

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released October 15, 2021

Will Stroet - Vocals, guitar, ukulele
Steve Dawson - Acoustic, electric and slide guitars
Jeremy Holmes - Electric and double bass, mandolin
Gary Craig - Drums and percussion
Chris Gestrin - Piano and keyboards
Rup Sidhu - Electronic beats and beat box solo (track 12)
Cynthia Ramamonjisoa - Vocals (tracks 4 & 9)
Jessica Mai (Penny Pom Pom) - Vocals (tracks 2, 8 10)
Dinah D (The Kerplunks) - Vocals (track 5)
Ezra & Ruth Cipes (The Oot n Oots) - Vocals (track 3)
Jessica Holtby (Seeka Sings) - Vocals (track 11)
Elliot Langford - Electric guitar (track 7)
June and Ella Stroet - Vocals (Tracks 2, 4, 5 & 6)

Produced and mixed by Steve Dawson at the Henhouse Studio, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.

“Big Bag of Beets” produced by Rup Sidhu (RupLoops)
Mastered by Andrew Downton at Railtown Mastering
Photography by Tobyn Ross
Album design by Lisa Thé
Artist Management by Kim Thé at Pebble Star Artists Inc.

All songs written by Will Stroet except for “Renewable Energy Kid” written by Will Stroet and Dinah Derochers, and “Les mathématiques” and “Les 5 sens” written by Will Stroet and Cynthia Ramamonjisoa.

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Will's Jams (of Will Stroet), the star on CBC Kids, is an award-winning bilingual children’s entertainer and educator from Vancouver, Canada. Will connects with kids through high-energy, interactive and educational music in English and French. From folk to rock to pop songs about active living, sports, animals and the environment, Will’s guitar-driven music appeals to kids of all ages. ... more

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