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NEVER SAY NEVER is Ish's second CD for Children and their Families;  it was
Nominated by the “Western Canadian Music Awards for Children`s Album of the Year, 2012”.  

It was recorded with the same love and attention to detail, and fun factor as Cardboard Wings and, offers lots of up-tempo          tunes in different musical genres and lots of sound effects too. It proudly features the Kamloops Thompson Children`s Choir
                                                             and paints positive messages amid all the fun.
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Lyrics

I FEEL AS LUCKY AS I CAN BE 

ACAPELLA – SING AND RESPOND 
  
I FEEL AS LUCKY AS I CAN BE  
FOR I'VE GOT A FEW GOOD FRIENDS THAT DO LIKE ME  
I LIKE THEM  
AND THEY LIKE ME  
YES I FEEL AS LUCKY AS I CAN BE  
NOW, FRIENDSHIP IS VERY SPECIAL  
I HOPE YOU DO AGREE  
FOR MY FRIENDS MAKE ME FEEL SPECIAL  
AND AS LUCKY AS I CAN BE  
AND I LOVE MY FAMILY 

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WHAT I WANT TO BE 

When I grow up know what I want to be,  
A rubber-ducky in a plastic tree might sound weird, that’s OK with me,  
That’s really what I want to be a Rubber Ducky in a plastic tree  

CHORUS 
  
What I want to be, what I want to be what I want to be what I want to be  
Might sound weird, might sound weird that’s OK with me that’s OK with me  
That’s really what, That’s really what I want to be That’s really what I want to be  

When I grow up know what I want to be  
A Roller coaster at the PNE might sound weird, that’s OK with me  
That’s really what I want to be a Roller Coaster at the PNE,  
A Rubber Ducky in a plastic tree 

CHORUS  

When I grow up know what I want to be  
A Band-aid on a hippie’s knee, might sound weird, that’s OK with me  
That’s really what I want to be a Band-aid on a hippie’s knee  
A Roller Coaster at the PNE, a Rubber Ducky in a plastic tree  

CHORUS 

A Butterfly would sure please me fly around oh so free 
What’s what I would like to be a Butterfly would sure please me, 
A Band-aid on a hippie’s knee, a Roller Coaster at the PNE, 
A Rubber Ducky in a plastic tree  

CHORUS  

When I grow up know what I want to see  
Look like you and you can look like me  
Learn to live in harmony, that’s what I would like to see  
It’s good for you and good for me; let’s learn to live in harmony. 

CHORUS 

That’s really what I want to be ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

NEVER SAY NEVER  

CHORUS
   
Never Say Never Never Say Never   
Never Say Never Never Say Never   
Never Say Never Never Say Never   
You never can tell You never can tell  
   

Well the caterpillar said to the butterfly                                Ish Narrates   
“I hope someday that I can fly                                               CATERPILLAR   
Oh tell me, please tell me   
What someday might be”   

Then the butterfly said to the caterpillar                               Ish Narrates   
“I’ve taken a look, and I’ve come to figure                             BUTTERFLY   
I know someday you’ll fly   
But it takes time you see!   

CHORUS  
   
Now what if Doctor Seuss thought?                                       Ish Narrates   
No one wants to read a book by me                                       Doctor Seuss   
I will not write Green Eggs & Ham   
I will not draw Sam I Am,   
Or a Cat in the Hat as a matter of fact   

Then a little girl said to Doctor Seuss                                     Ish Narrates  
Giving up it is no use   
For the books you write are so much fun   
Someday they will be enjoyed by everyone                            Little Girl  
Oh Really?                                                                               Doctor Seuss   
Yes Sirree!                                                                               Little Girl  

But you got to remember                                                        Little Girl  
Remember what?                                                                    Doctor Seuss   

  
Then the little girl looked around at all of her friends, and on the count of three,                          Ish Narrates
she sang out those 3 magic words,   1,   2,   3   
Never Say Never                                                                                                                                Little Girl 

CHORUS   

There was a little train going up the track - that said                                                                      Ish Narrates   
I think I know where I am bound                                                                                                      Little Train   
Up and over that real big hill is where I want to go   
Well a real big train, upon the track, remarked                                                                                Ish Narrates   

“Hey little train I know where you are bound                                                                                  Big Train   

Up and over that real big hill is where you’re going to go”   
I think I can                                                                                                                                      Little Train
I know you can, I know you can, I know you can                                                                             Big Train   
But only time will tell                                                                                                                      Big Train  
Ok, thanks                                                                                                                                        Little Train 

CHORUS

Well the moral of the story, is simple but it’s true                                                                           Ish Sings
Never Say Never when it comes to you
For today - it might be cloudy
And tomorrow - may be sunny fine and blue
Never Say Never - when it comes to you  

CHORUS   
   
You never can tell _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

IT MUST BE FUN 

It must be fun to be a kid                            And do the things they do  
For they do not work or pay the rent          Or worry like I do
  
It must be fun to be a kid                           And think of so many lovely things to do  
It must be fun, it must be fun                     At least it looks like fun
  
CHORUS - ADULTS

It must be fun it must be fun I wish I was just like you  
For I would go and spend my spare time  
Doing the things you do 

  
EXCUSE ME!   IT'S OUR TURN                      (Said the Children) 
  
It must be fun to be a Dad or Mom             And do what you want to do  
You can come and go as you please            Like adults always do 
 
It must be fun to work all day                     And drive a big, big car  
To stay up late and walk at night                Amongst those shiny stars 

CHORUS - KIDS

Must be fun it must be fun I wish I was just like you  
For I would go and spend My spare time  
Doing the things you do 

CHORUS - KIDS & ADULTS

Must be fun it must be fun I wish I was just like you  
For I would go and spend My spare time  
Doing the things you do 
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This song is fun to sing and always stimulates the never ending question.  Who has got it easier, kids or adults? 
Have a listen, enjoy yourself, while you contemplate your answer.  Share it with your kids, see what they think.

IT MUST BE FUN

Ish & Friends

It's fun to sing and always stimulate the never ending question. Who has got it easier, kids or adults? I have kept it simple, one playful Jazz piano player, two kids and two adults sharing our thoughts as we joyfully agree to disagree.
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ORANGE BUS  

I’ve got an orange bus, with green polka dots  
And a purple stripe on the back  
When I drive around town, people look and say  
What the heck is that?  

CHORUS  

Orange bus, Orange bus  
Let’s all sing along, let’s all sing along  
To and fro, to and fro  
School we go, school we go  
Let’s all get along, let’s all get along  

The driver’s name is Fred, call him Floyd instead  
He’s the happy guy that drives the bus  
He sings his songs, all day long  
Making such a fuss  

CHORUS  

CHATTER

Hey kids, you’ve got to sit down, it’s safety first.  
Who’s that?  
It’s Fred, it’s Floyd       (Twice)       Whatever!  

There’s no gum on the seat bottoms  
There’s no garbage on the floor  
There’s no scribbling on the windows  
Kids don’t do those things no more  

SAY WHAT                (SPOKEN)

CHORUS _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

LITTLE HANDS  

It was just the other day I heard a child say  
I’ve got little hands, but they’ll be big hands one day  
There’s so many things I'd like to do  
Can I share a few thoughts now with you?  
I’ve got little hands, little hands.  

I smiled at the child and said sure you can                                                Narration  
And this is what she had to say  

I can tie my shoes, I can dress myself  
I can ride a bicycle all by myself  
And there’s so many things that I can do  
Can I share a few thoughts with you?  
I’ve got little hands, little hands.  

I said go right ahead and this is what the child said                                Narration  

I’ve heard people say  
That we’re different in our way  
With the things that, we all say and do  
But my grandparents they told me  
The only difference that they see  
Is what we do with our hands when we work and play.  
It’s what we do with our hands when we work & play. 

Wow,  you got smart grandparents there                                                  Narration 
The Child smiled and said, 
                                
I agree, 
 But I'm not sure what they mean by that                                    Child                                        
Well, I thought about it  and this is what I had to say                              Narration 

There are hands that help each other 
Hands that seldom do  
Hands that build skyscrapers  
And pretty pictures too  
So many different types of hands  
Do you think that you now understand little hands,    little hands? 
  
Well, the child looked at me and said                                                       Narration            
Well kinda sorta, but not really                                                                 Child          
I smiled and said, Okay,  let’s try it this way                                              Narration 

There are hands that try and feed us                                                                                   
Like farmers try to do 
There are hands that try and protect us 
Like the police force tries to do 
And there are hands that hurt each other 
And I don’t like what those hands do 
No, I don’t like what those hands do.
            
Then the young child smiled at me and said                                             Narration  
I understand what kind of hands I want when I grow up.                          Child
May I tell you?
  

With a great big smile upon my face I just sat there and listened.           Narration  

I want hands that help each other  
That’s what my hands should do  
I want a chance to build skyscrapers  
Paint pretty pictures too.  
There are so many different types of hands  
Now I think I truly understand.  
I want kind and gentle, happy working  
Sharing, caring, playful helping hands, helping hands  
I want kind and gentle, happy working  
Sharing caring, playful helping hands, helping hands 
  
It was just the other day that I heard a child say  
I’ve got little hands, and they’ll be big hands one day   ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

ONLY TIME WILL TELL 

I remember when I was a little boy  
And the times I spent playing with my toys  
Reading books, imagining  
What the future may someday bring  
       
Would I be a doctor, a lawyer, a policeman?  
A farmer or maybe a fireman  
I asked my Mom and Dad what they thought I’d be   
And this is what they said, as honest as they could be 
                 
CHORUS  

Just try and do your best each and every day                                           
And if by chance you change your mind along the way  
That’s okay, try to be all that you can be  
That’s okay, we’ll be proud of you wait and see  
That’s okay, whatever you may choose to be  
Remember only time will tell  

  
Well the years have seemed to pass me by  
I have a wife and young son standing by my side   
When little Morgan mentioned what someday he would like to be  
We were tickled orange we were (my favorite color), and as eager to hear as we could be  
                                                                                                                 
I want to be an astronaut, a scientist, a baseball player too                          
An alligator wrestler, a lot like you  
Mom and Dad can you tell me please  
What some day you think I might turn out to be  
Well this is what we said as honest as we could be                                              
   
CHORUS                                                                                             
                                                                                         
I hope someday that I live to see  
My children and their children  
Spending time with the wife and me  
And if by chance they mention                                                                              
What some day they’ would like to be       
Well, this will be what they hear                  
From Grandma and me                             
  
CHORUS  ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________