Words and Music by © Loren Bagelman, 1992,2003,2009 
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CARDBOARD WINGS is Ish's first CD for Children and their Families. It offers lots of up-tempo tunes in different musical genres and paints a positive message amid all the fun.  It also features off the wall sound effects, character voices, plus some well respected musicians and vocalists within the Canadian Music Industry. Special guidance was provided by Choir Masters
Cathy Ambrose & David Frego and showcases the Glen Park Public School Children`s Choir.

Lyrics

FUN FILLED AFTERNOON 

I’m going swimming, swimming today  
 I’m going down to the beach today  
Gonna bring my Dad and Mom 
Gonna bring my Dad and Mom 
Have a fun-filled afternoon  

Have a fun-filled afternoon   
   
CHORUS      

Dad can bring the food, Dad can bring the food  
Mom can bring the toys, Mom can bring the toys  
I can bring my dog, I can bring my dog  
Make a whole bunch of noise; make a whole bunch of noise  
Run along the beach, run along the beach,
  
Have a fun-filled afternoon have a fun-filled afternoon
            
   
Maybe today I’ll meet a brand new friend  
I’ll have a chance to pretend  
Eat a million ice creams with sardines and jam  
Building sand castles on the beach  
Running along the beach              

If I’m going swimming, swimming today 
I better remember what my parents had to say  
Make sure the water’s below your shoulders dear  
And your feet can touch the sand    
   
CHORUS      

Dad can bring the food, Dad can bring the food  
Mom can bring the toys, Mom can bring the toys  
I can bring my dog, I can bring my dog  
Make a whole bunch of noise; make a whole bunch of noise  
Run along the beach, run along the beach,  

Have a fun-filled afternoon have a fun-filled afternoon 

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BEND YOUR KNEES 

I remember when I was just a child                    
Sitting on my grandparents knee                       
They offered me some words of advice
 
And this is what they said to me 

CHORUS 

Bend your knees when you’re picking up things                  
Take good care of your back                   
Bend your knees when you’re picking up things
                  
Take good care of your back       
            
   
When you’re tying up your laces or picking up your toys  
Or playing in the schoolyard with other girls and boys  
Remember now darling, what you’ve heard from me,
  
Even Superman has learned he’s got to bend his knees  
   
So now I am a parent  
And it seems quite apparent  
I have a responsibility  
So when I see my children  
Not taking good care of their backs
  
Well, they get some advice from me    
   
CHORUS 

Bend your knees, when you’re picking up things  
Take good care of your back  
Bend your knees, when you’re picking up things  
Take good care of your back
  
Take good care of your back  
Take good care of your back
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BEND YOUR KNEES

Ish & Friends

This up-tempo Swing / Grass song focuses on taking good care of your back, whether at work or play.

It also highlights the thought that even Superman has learned to bend his knees when he's picking up things and take good care of his back.
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STOP, LOOK & LISTEN 

When I was a little boy  
I got a message from my Dad and Mom  
Please remember these three magic words  
My darling little one  
   
CHORUS
               
You’ve got to stop (stop)  
Look (look) and listen (listen)  
Stop (stop), look (look) and listen (listen)  
And be as careful as you can be  

   
When I go to cross the street  
I stick my finger out  
I look both ways, I am sure  
What safety is all about?  
   
CHORUS  
   
Now I am a father  
With two children of my own  
So I sat them down, explained to them  
Three magic words I’ve been shown  
   
CHORUS
                  
You’ve got to stop (stop)  
Look (look) and listen (listen)  
Stop (stop), look (look) and listen (listen)  
And be as careful as you can be  

And be as careful as you can be _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 


UP TO BAT 

Well I’m up to bat  
For the very first time  
I’m as nervous as I can be  
All my friends and family  
Are here to wish the best for  me  
   
My heart is pounding  
My knees do shake  
What’s going to happen next?  
I can hardly wait.  
   
Make it to first - That’s OK.  
Second be fine - It’s my first day  
Third’d be cool - What can I say?!  
Hit a home run – That’ll make my day 

CHORUS

I just want to do – the best I can  
That’s good enough for me.  

   
The pitcher’s in his wind-up  
The ball will soon be thrown  
Will it be a Fastball?  Knuckleball?  
Something I’ve been shown?  
Will it be a Spitball?  Curveball?  
Can I hit it home?  
   
No Problem, No Problem, No Problem  
Maybe I will bunt it or I’ll ground it,
I’ve got a few tricks of my own.  
   
CHORUS

I just want to do – the best I can  
That’s good enough for me. 

The ball’s been thrown  
Here it comes  
Please let me be  
A lucky one  
   
Run, run that’s OK?  
Just try to do your best today  
Run, run that’s OK?  
Just try to do your best today  
Run, run have some fun  
Just try to do your best today  
Run, run that’s OK?  
Just try to do your best today  
   
CHORUS

I just want to do – the best I can  
That’s good enough for me.
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This delightful Rock and Roll baseball song / story mixes animated theater and voice overs and if you close your eyes, you can picture yourself at a fun filled baseball game.

UP TO BAT

Ish & Friends

This animated Rock n Roll baseball song was inspired by a conversation I had with my son who played baseball in the Little League. It’s about developing good self esteem, embracing fair play, accepting the challenge and trying to do your best.
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  1. UP TO BAT

I'VE NEVER EVER BEEN THE SAME 

I like to read, I like to write,  
Please let me now explain. 
 
The moment I discovered   
How to read and write  
I’ve never ever been the same
  
A book can take you sailing  
Across the Seven Seas  
And paint a picture in your mind,
That is a sight to see
  
And every time I go to the Library  
There is a different book I find
 
Some will educate me, Spark my imagination  
Or offer me some peace of mind.  
  
I like to read, I like to write,                                                Children's choir joins in.                                         
Please let me now explain.
  
The moment I discovered   
How to read and write  
I’ve never ever been the same
  
A book can take you sailing  
Across the Seven Seas  
And paint a picture in your mind  
That is a sight to see
  
And every time I go to the Library  
There is a different book I find
  
Some will educate me, Spark my imagination  
Or offer me some peace of mind.
  
Some will educate me, Spark my imagination  
Or offer me some peace of mind.
 
The moment I discovered   
How to read and write  
I’ve never ever been the same 

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ASHLEY & SHALEV 

Ish added this little ditty when Cardboard Wings was originally released on Cassette.  

He felt it would make it fun for the kids and it did.  Nowadays, even though it isn’t necessary 
anymore it still brings a smile to the faces of the kids (grown-ups) who remember when.
  

(Kids Chatting 0:30)  
   
Intro Music  

   
Shalev:  So what did you think of that?  
   
Ashley:  What did you think?  
   
Shalev: I thought it was great.  
   
Ashley:  Me too!  
   
Shalev:  What do you say we turn the tape over and listen to the other side?  
   
Ashley:  Excellent idea! 

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Imagine for a moment, Ish and Lenny, the Musical Clowns at their finest accompanied by a Big Band,
9 highly motivated Children and a Sound Effects Man reminiscent of Spike Jones, coming together to create an unforgettable recording about the Joys of Playing in the Rain. Go take a listen, you will be glad you did.