Rocks and Roots

by Will's Jams

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1.
Holy moly, roly poly, rock n roly, guacamole Eat it with my tacos, eat it with my chips Love it with my nachos, my favourite of the dips Well it’s nice and green, you know what I mean? I eat it all the time, but not with ravioli Holy moly, roly poly, rock n roly, guacamole Step 1 – mash the avocado Step 2 – chop the cilantro Step 3 – squeeze some lime Step 4 – salt & pepper time Step 5 – mix it up Rock n roly, guacamole that’s what up! Holy moly, roly poly, rock n roly, guacamole
2.
Chorus Trails and boots, rocks and roots Trails and boots, rocks and roots Love exploring some brand new routes Trails and boots, rocks and roots Walking by the river, after the rain It’s magical when, the sun comes out again The sky turns blue, you can see the steam And if you’re lucky, salmon swimming up the stream Hike in the mountains, or by the sea There’s no TV, I’d rather climb a tree Look for an eagle, or even a squirrel Lots of fun for every boy and girl Chorus With my family, I like to explore So much to see, on the forest floor Might see a slug, pinecones galore Or maybe a bug we’ve never seen before Chorus Send me a postcard, stick on a stamp Show me your favourite place, where you like to camp Let’s pitch a tent, everyone pitch in Pitch a baseball, time for violin Chorus
3.
Every morning I wake up I want the same breakfast to eat When I leave for school I’ll only wear my favourite shoes on my feet After school I only like a couple of activities Trying something new always Leaves me ill at ease Never rode a bike, without training wheels I’m a little picky, when it comes to meals When we go for sushi, I won’t try the eels I don’t like a surprise, until I’ve seen what it reveals Ooh, ooh, ooh, try something new Never tried a new language, like Spanish or Chinese Swimming in the ocean, that will make me freeze Haven’t read philosophy, Plato or Socrates And when it comes to hiking, well, nature makes me sneeze Chorus Well I’ve never tried before But I might try it with you Well I’ve never tried before It’s time to try something new Never tried parcours, don’t have the muscle tone Never played a trumpet, or a slide trombone Not a fan of cherries, don’t like the cherry stone Don’t like to share my jokes, afraid that they’ll make you groan Chorus Don’t know about rhythm, never tried to dance I haven’t learned French, never been to France Don’t like getting dirty, In the garden planting plants All this makes me nervous, I don’t like to take a chance Chorus Nervous ‘bout the mountains Never tried to ski - Gonna try it I’m afraid of heights Never climbed a tree - Gonna try it Haven’t tried eggplant Or tasted kimchi - Gonna try it When I listen to radio Only CBC - Gonna try it I don’t like spelling - Gonna try it Enter a spelling bee - Gonna try it Never rode a horse - Gonna try it Or even a pony - Gonna try it Never tried piano - Gonna try it Can’t find middle C - Gonna try it Don’t like too much sun - Gonna try it Overdosing vitamin D - Gonna try it Chorus x 2
4.
I’m the Moose I’m the moose I’m on the loose I’m a beautiful beast, big as a caboose Now listen child Got some friends I’d like to introduce From the Canadian wilds Grizzly Bear, and the beaver there and the Canada goose, Canada goose, Canada goose Oh yeah, but I’m the Moose! Chorus The Grizzly bear Eats salmon and berries Sleeps all winter, in his lair And he likes to scratch and scratch his back on his Favourite trees, favourite trees, favourite trees Oh yeah, but I’m the Moose! Chorus The Beaver Brings down trees, and he dodges I’d call him a high achiever Cause he’s always busy chewing down trees for his Dams and lodges, dams and lodges, dams and lodges Oh yeah, but I’m the Moose! Chorus The Canada Goose They migrate in a flying vee They’re noisy, messy and kind of obtuse But they’ll always fly back in the summer that’s A guarantee, a guarantee, a guarantee I am the moose baby, that’s what I am I am the moose baby, not the man I am the moose baby, that’s what I am I live up north and I’m Canadian Because I’m the Moose, I’m the Moose, I’m on the loose, I’m drinking juice, Tall as a Spruce, A chocolate mousse? My name is Bruce Well I’m a beautiful beast, big as a caboose!
5.
The Ukulele has a happy sound Lift you up off the ground Spread your wings, do it today With the sound of the ukulele Feeling down, like a runner up Need something to pick you up, up, up Go ahead, it ain’t no fluke You’ll feel better when you pick up your uke Sometimes you wake up and the clouds are gray Rain’s falling, feels like a bad day Those feelings are real, but you can try to chase them away With the sounds of a ukulele
6.
Fast 02:29
Running like the flash, Watch you don’t crash Winds of a hurricane, Or in a bullet train Drive a race car, Ride a shooting star Flying in a jet, Or in a rocket A peregrine falcon, Millenium falcon Racing with a cheetah, A fastball heater A speedy greyhound, Won’t hit the speed of sound Lightning strike, Won’t hit the speed of light Chorus Right from the beginning, My head’s been spinning The race I’m winning, Like Michael Phelps swimming A need to exceed, At great speed I’ve never been passed, I need to go faaassttttt! X 3 Usain Bolting, His speed is revolting A luge on the track, Knock you on your back Check that bobsled, Going for a shred Van Halen solo, Super-fast Fo Sho! Chorus A speedy drag racer, Leave behind any chaser A roller coaster ride, Speed can’t be denied Always on the run, Benjamin Wilson Superman flying, Speed limit not complying
7.
Refrain De l’eau - de l’eau, soleil - soleil, la terre Jardin communautaire Nous avons une idée, pour notre communauté Un jardin, nous allons planter Les graines, (il) faut les semer, ensuite les arroser Laisse le soleil rayonner Refrain Les feuilles deviennent plus grandes, comment? Je me demande… Les fleurs ressemblent à des guirlandes Je m’assois sur ma chaise, je fais une hypothèse Je crois que c’est la photosynthèse Brocoli, céleri, zucchini et radis Oignon, poivron, betterave et chou-rave Navet, chou frisé, fenouil et citrouille T’as besoin de tes bottes pour sortir les carottes Pas besoin de ta pelle pour les choux de Bruxelles 1, 2, 3, petit pois, 1 pour moi, 2 pour toi Refrain Je vais, chaque matin, arroser le jardin J’y rencontre tous mes voisins On a bâti des liens, travaillant avec nos mains Mon voisinage, j’y appartiens Refrain
8.
CHORUS So many ways in this city to get around You can walk, you can bike, or take a bus around town I walk with my friends when I go to school My friends walk with me when we go to aqua fit at the pool Hey there mom, we’re driving too quick Please be patient, that Nana’s got a bad hip If you make me rush, I just might slip Then it will take much longer, to get on with your trip CHORUS Need someone to walk with, I’ll hold your hand Need a ride to the doctor’s, we’ll pick you up in our van I’d love to go together, You can go with us You know, they’re also great to us, when we ride the bus CHORUS We’re driving at night, it’s dark, wet and dank Dad let’s be careful, hey look there’s Grandpa Hank It’s often raining, it’s no time for a prank Do it for us, and we’ll both say thanks CHORUS I love you Nana, want you to stay fit Well, I love to walk when I can, and I even bike a bit When you’re out with your friends, please take care, Oh, the drivers will see me, with the colourful clothes I wear. CHORUS
9.
2022 03:43
I want 2 have some fun U want 2 have some fun? We’re going 2 party like it’s 2021 I want 2 dance with U I want 2 sing with U We’re going 2 party Like it’s 2022 U want 2 dance with me? U want 2 sing with me? We’re going 2 party Like it’s 2023 U want 2 dance some more? U want 2 sing some more? We’re going 2 party Like it’s 2024 Do U feel alive? Cause I feel alive We’re going 2 party Like it’s 2025 I got a bag of tricks U got a bag of tricks? We’re going 2 party Like it’s 2026 My drummer’s name is Kevin Say hi to Kevin (kids saying hi) We’re going 2 party Like it’s 2027 Are U feeling great? Cause I’m feeling great We’re going 2 party Like it’s 2028 Are U feeling fine? Cause I’m feeling fine We’re going 2 party Like it’s 2029 Are U feeling free? I’m feeling so free We’re going 2 party Like it’s 2030 I want 2 dance with U I want 2 sing with U I want 2 dance with U I want 2 sing with U I want 2 dance with U I want 2 sing with U We’re going 2 party Like it’s 2022
10.
Try it Again 03:47
Chorus I have an idea in my brain If it doesn’t work, I’ll try it again Write it down with paper and pen If it doesn’t work, I’ll try it again Don’t give up don’t stop and cry Well come on, let’s try, try, try Don’t give up don’t stop and cry Well come on, let’s try, try, try This year I started playing piano So much fun to play and sing Don’t always love to practice don’t you know The work is paying off, it feels amazing My favourite thing with music is writing my own songs Like the ones I’m singing today Create a melody, find the words to go along Then rewrite, sing and play Chorus At school we’re learning to multiply And you know I’m trying my best My teacher shows us how and why But I’m still making slow progress First I guess, then I solve, oh yes I try After that it’s time to assess Before you know it, it starts to demystify And I’m having math success. Making mistakes isn’t always bad Those mistakes can be your launching pad Chorus
11.
Refrain Tablettes, téléphones et ordis Ça nous aide, la technologie Elle est partout dans nos vies N’oublie pas de jouer dehors aussi Parler, jaser avec nos amis Les enfants et la technologie Je fais un projet à l’école Je cherche des informations Je débranche ma tablette, J’utilise une application Ça rend le travail amusant, J’ai hâte de faire ma présentation Le temps file, la cloche sonne C’est maintenant la récréation Refrain J’ai terminé mes devoirs, J’ai mérité mon temps d’écran Mon sport est le soccer, Je regarde les matchs souvent J’entends des cris d’équipe, Je crois que je connais ces enfants J’éteins la télévision Je les rejoins immédiatement REFRAIN Pendant la fin de semaine Je joue aux jeux vidéos Mes parents sont là aussi, Ils envoient des textos « Hé maman! Hé papa ! Faisons quelque chose de nouveau » Créons notre propre aventure Faisons le boogie à vélo REFRAIN
12.
Every day we’re all so busy Sometimes it makes me dizzy Mom and dad have work, we have school Running from piano to the swimming pool Chorus We’ve got to stop! Smell the flowers Just for a minute now and smell the flowers Life’s so full. You only get so many hours C’mon mom and dad let’s stop to smell the flowers Up in the morning, eat and brush your hair Gotta get dressed and dash down the stairs Off to school, to work, let’s go go go! It’s almost like we’re caught in a tornado Chorus Even on the weekends just can’t stop Just running until we drop Get in the car, we’re late for soccer I’m a hard rocker, fast talker, speed walker, knickerbocker Chorus Sometimes I think I need a day off A whole day when I can goof off Slow down a bit, have a holiday Chill, read a book, maybe play some reggae Chorus
13.
Wake up in the morning at first light To get to school on time we often fight Then I miss you all day, at three we reunite And I will love you from the morning til night Always hard getting going on Monday Then all week it’s school and soccer, friends and ballet But when I can, I’ll steal a moment to play And I will love you from Monday til Sunday It is March, the month of your birth We had your party on the 21st Had a great time until your balloon burst And I will love you from the 1st til 31st The year starts in the middle of winter Then spring and summer pass in a blur Busy all year, the life of an entrepreneur But I will love you from Jan til December I’ll never forget the day you were born Told myself I’d be the one you depend on As a parent life’s a sprint and it’s a marathon And I will love you from your birth til I’m gone Time passes by In the blink of an eye Can you tell me why? There’s never enough time, ooh ooh ooh Day time, nighttime, morning time Springtime, summertime, winter time Sometime, anytime, and bed time And I will love you til the end of time x3
14.
Chorus I’m travelling with June We’re going to the moon We’ll get there soon In our Hot Air Balloon We’ll pack up our things Our balloon gives us wings Up in the air we will go End up wherever the wind will blow Fly up through the sky Look there’s a butterfly Puffy clouds we pass by So high above the earth we wave good bye Chorus We leave the atmosphere Hold my hand have no fear On our daddy daughter trip This balloon’s like our own space ship The day has turned to night There goes a satellite I’ll follow this moonbeam While you have a sweet dream I’m watching you sleep Under the light of the stars This adventure just with you This time together well it’s just our ours There’s the moon, look Junebug Open your eyes, give me a hug Grab hold of my hand Dreams come true, we’re about to land Chorus Just me and my June

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"Rocks and Roots" is an album about getting your kids outdoors, going for adventures and trying new things.
The title also refers to the musical styles of the album. Lots of rock n roll and roots styles of music.

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released May 14, 2019

Produced and mixed by Steve Dawson
Recorded by Sheldon Zaharko at the Warehouse Studio, Vancouver
Mastered by Andrew Spindor at Railtown Mastering, Vancouver
Artist manager and agent Kim Thé, Pebble Star Artists

All songs written by Will Stroet, except Tracks 7 and 11 written by Will Stroet and Cynthia Ramamonjisoa

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Will's Jams Vancouver, British Columbia

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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