Celebrate the Difference (Kids)

by Terri Hendrix

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Celebrate the Difference
 A camel is a mammal With a hump on its back
 A duck has a bill That goes quackity quack
 You’ve gotta laugh
 At the neck of the giraffe
 And celebrate the difference Pigs are big Mice are tiny
 Snails are slow And fireflies are shiny
 You’ve gotta smile At the crocodile
 And celebrate the difference Celebrate the difference When you take it all in
 There’s more to meet the eye
 Than the color of the skin
 From the smell of the skunk
 To an elephant’s trunk
 Celebrate the difference A tadpole turns into a frog
 A puppy turns into a dog
 A lion roars An earthworm wiggles
 A kitten purrs
 And a hyena giggles A rabbit’s ears Go flippity flop
 A pony’s hooves Go clippity clop
 Flippity flop Clippity clop
 Celebrate the difference Celebrate the difference When you take it all in
 There’s more to meet the eye Than the color of the skin
 From the monkeys in the trees
 To the bumble bees
 Celebrate the difference Celebrate the difference When you take it all in
 There’s more to meet the eye Than the color of skin
 Come big and small
 Celebrate them all
 Celebrate the difference — “Celebrate the Difference” (Terri Hendrix, Lloyd Maines, Anita Donlatto) from Celebrate the Difference
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Play Ball 03:32
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First Place 02:53
First Place You gotta walk like you’re in first place Talk like you’re in first place Run like you’re in first place On the track of the human race You gotta walk like you’re in first place Talk like you’re in first place Run like you’re in first place On the track of the human race It’s strange how much you can change In one day So take your doubt and kick it out And in its place Have a little bit of faith You gotta walk like you’re in first place Talk like you’re in first place Run like you’re in first place On the track of the human race Sometimes you get the breaks And sometimes you make Nothing but mistakes Sometimes there’s an open door And sometimes there’s a wall Where there wasn’t one before You gotta walk like you’re in first place Talk like you’re in first place Run like you’re in first place On the track of the human race Yeah yeah It’s hard to get out of bed When you tried to win But you lost instead It’s hard to rise again And get back on track And know how to begin You gotta walk like you’re in first place Talk like you’re in first place Run like you’re in first place On the track of the human race You gotta walk You gotta talk You gotta walk, talk, never look back Never look back You gotta walk like you mean it Talk like you mean it And never never look back Never look back Just run Run, run keep on running Don’t you look back You’ve just gotta walk like you’re in first place Talk like you’re in first place Walk like you mean it Talk like you mean it Don’t you look back — “First Place” (Terri Hendrix) from Celebrate the Difference
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I Want to Be Your Friend I’m new to the neighborhood If you’d stop by and say hi It would make me feel good I miss my friends I miss our old house, too Now I’m all alone With nothing fun to do I’m looking around, looking around, looking around I got my nose pressed up against the window pane I’m wearing my brand new bathing suit I was gonna go swimming But it started to rain All I know is I I just want to be happy All I know is I I don’t want to be blue All I know is I I just want to be friends with you I want to be friends with you My parents keep telling me to give it time But even the trees we planted are too small for me to climb Our yard used to be grass and dirt Now there’s a flower bed But I’m still homesick and hurt I’m looking around, looking around, looking around I want you to stop by So I can say hi I’ve got my nose pressed up the window pane I’m fogging up the glass But I can still see the rain You see I’m just a little bit shy I don’t want to put my foot in my mouth I talk a little funny I’m from way down south I’m shy I’m new to the neighborhood If you’d stop by and say hi It would make me feel good I’m looking around, looking around, looking around If you come over today I won’t stare at the ground To have a friend you’ve got to be one too I’m gonna look you in the eye and say hello to you — “I Want to Be Your Friend” (Terri Hendrix) from Celebrate the Difference
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Car Car 02:21
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Nerves 03:16
Nerves Be nice To your friends That’s the way That you make New friends Be nice I hear you say That’s the way You need to be To be nice I heard you, and I’ll be kind I’m glad you can’t read my mind You’re getting on my nerves … Ahhh let me tell you that My room is my room I’ll pick up my stuff, stuff Under the bed under the rug Out of site is up, up I think that we-e-e-e both have had enough, ’nuff These four walls do confine I’m on yours You’re on mine Nerves! Be nice To your sister Be nice to your brother, too Makes you happy When you’re nice That’s the way you need to be To be nice I heard you, and I’ll be kind But if you could read my mind You’re getting on my nerves … Ahhh let me tell you that Joe just blew his nose On each corner of his clothes And baby Jane’s diaper’s fallin’ It was smelly Now she’s ballin’ “Dinners ready, dinner’s ready, dinner’s ready” I hear you callin’ These four walls do confine I’m on yours You’re on mine Nerves! Be nice To your friends That’s the way that you make new friends Be nice Learn to share That’s the way you need to be to be nice I heard you and I’ll be kind But I’m glad you can’t read my mind You’re getting on my nerves … Ahhh let me tell you that Last time I shared something of mine It got broken As for the friend that did it Since then we have not spoken “You should” “You could” “If I were you, I would …” You’re not me Can’t you see If you could You’d still be On my nerves! — “Nerves” (Terri Hendrix) from Celebrate the Difference
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Critters 00:15
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Yeah Yeah Yeah (free) 02:34
Give me back the ocean
 While there’s fish in the sea
 Give me back the land
 While there’s still a single tree
 Give me clean air
 While I can still breathe
 Yeah, yeah, yeah Give me back the grass
 Before it’s all concrete
 I’ll take the stars
 Over lamps that light the street
 Save the ozone
 Or feel the heat
 Yeah, yeah, yeah Everybody say, yeah, yeah, yeah Sounds simple
 But no, no, no it’s not
 If people in power
 Wanna pick every flower
 Gotta save our planet
 It’s the only one we got Give me back the mountains
 And the valleys in between
 I like to swim in rivers
 That are nice and clean
 I want a car that runs on trash Not gasoline
 Yeah, yeah, yeah Everybody say, yeah, yeah, yeah Sounds simple
 But no, no, no it’s not
 If people in power
 Wanna pick every flower
 Gotta save our planet
 It’s the only one we got Give me back the sky
 Before you block the view
 Give me back the forests
 And the wetlands too
 People in power
 Need to get a clue
 Yeah, yeah, yeah Everybody say, yeah, yeah, yeah Sounds simple
 But no, no, no it’s not
 If people in power wanna Pick every flower
 Gotta save our planet It’s the only one we got
 Save our planet It’s the only one we got — “Yeah Yeah Yeah” (Terri Hendrix) from Celebrate the Difference
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"Celebrate the Difference hits all the sweet spots for parents and kids. Outstanding songwriting, musicianship, production values and enough inventive playfulness to include a "hip-hop banjo" and a "hard rock mandolin."

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"Folk meets power chords. "Nerves" has become a Kids Corner classic, veering back and forth from "be nice" to "good thing you can't read my mind." Other highlights include "Get Your Goat On" and "Celebrate the Difference" which salutes the differences among all species."

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Terri Hendrix
Celebrate the Difference
Wilory

"CELEBRATE THE DIFFERENCE" Terri Hendrix, a singer/songwriter from San Marcos, Texas, has released her first CD for kids and it is outstanding. It features clever, childlike songs coupled with hip, adult-friendly musical arrangements. Musically, it is all over the map, gliding smoothly between Texas swing and folk rock. It even features a wonderful hybrid of sorts with a funky banjo set to a techno beat in "Get Your Goat On."

Favorites with my students at school include " Celebrate the Difference ," which uses the animal kingdom as a great metaphor for looking at people and "First Place," which encourages kids to "Walk like you're in first place / Talk like you're in first place / Run like you'll win first place / on the track of the human race."

You won't find this recording alongside the Disney soundtracks at your local retail outlets, so go to her Web site, listen to some samples of the songs and buy the CD directly from her. You will feel good about supporting independent music and you will add a great recording to your children's musical library. And if you are like me, you will be impressed enough with her adult music to buy one of those CDs, too.

– Fred Koch


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Terri Hendrix
Celebrate the Difference
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Terri Hendrix may have roots in rock, country, pop, and blues, but here she proves that her talents translate perfectly to children's music. From the rockin' "Nerves" to the bilingual "Lluvia de Estrellas," Hendrix celebrates the things that make kids unique.

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released June 1, 2005

Track Listing

1. Peggy the Goat (Terri Hendrix)
2. Celebrate the Difference (Terri Hendrix, Lloyd Maines, Anita Donatto)
3. Play Ball (Terri Hendrix, Lloyd Maines)
4. Get Your Goat On (Terri Hendrix, Lloyd Maines)
5. First Place (Terri Hendrix, Lloyd Maines)
6. I Want to be Your Friend (Terri Hendrix, Lloyd Maines)
7. Invisible Friend (Terri Hendrix, Lloyd Maines)
8. Car Car (Woody Guthrie)
9. Nerves (Terri Hendrix, Lloyd Maines)
10. Critters (Terri Hendrix, Lloyd Maines)
11. A Place in the Choir (Bill Stains/Mineral River Music)
12. Lluvia De Estrellas (Terri Hendrix)
13. Yeah Yeah Yeah (Terri Hendrix)
14. Walkin’ on the Moon (K.S. Taylor/Pecan Pie Music, Herb McCullough/Walden Holler)
15. Peggy The Goat Reprise (Terri Hendrix, Lloyd Maines)

Credits 

Terri Hendrix - vocals, acoustic guitars, electric guitar, harmonica, papoose, mandolin
Lloyd Maines - acoustic guitar, electric guitars, mandolin, papoose, banjo, steel, percussion, harmony vocals 
Glenn Fukunaga - ukulele and bass guitar
Paul Pearcy - percussion
Riley Osbourn - piano and keyboards 
Noah Jeffries - mandolin
Dennis Ludiker - fiddle
Stan Smith - clarinet
Mark Rubin - tuba
Kids Choir - Declan Maguire, Slade Pasdar, Danielle Meador, Jacy Meador, Rainey Tsukifuji, Carolene Tsukifuji, and Lily Remmert

Produced by Lloyd Maines  
Front Illustration is by Steve Smock
Recorded at The Zone Recording Studio in Drippings Springs, Texas
Additional recording done at Bubba's Studio and Cedar Creek Studio in Austin, Texas, and Seashell Village in Port Aransas
Engineered by Pat Manske and Mike Morgan 
Mixed and Mastered by Pat Manske, Fred Remmert

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Terri Hendrix San Marcos

Terri Hendrix is an award-winning Texas songwriter who spins sorrow into joy and wrings wisdom from the blues with a poetic grace, warmth and uplifting melodic flair that has long been her trademark. A classically trained vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Hendrix dodges musical pigeonholes by weaving folk, pop, country, blues and jazz into an eclectic style all her own. ... more

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