Lyrics

Louis and Dan the Invisible Band

  1. Louis and Dan and the Invisible Band
  2. Have You Got a Word?
  3. Underwear Spaghetti
  4. Rodents
  5. Yupster Food Song
  6. Hot Dog
  7. Big Eared Boy
  8. Desperado Clio
  9. Confused Animals
  10. 10m Diving Board
  11. What Do Princesses Do?
  12. Cry My Baby

Let’s Imagine

  1. Jabiru
  2. Cheese Digest
  3. Auntie Maggie’s Nakedoodah Time
  4. Anna McNewfriend
  5. Our Moms
  6. Let’s Imagine
  7. Snow Day
  8. Big Sister
  9. Have a Banana
  10. Magikazoo
  11. Waiting
  12. Website Song
  13. Can We Get Along

Louis and Dan and the Invisible Band

My name’s Louis
And my name’s Dan
Joining us on stage
Is our invisible band

No, you can’t see ‘em
But we’ll point them out
And with each introduction give a loud, loud shout

First up’s Clara on the clarinet!
Her trilling, is so thrilling, she’s a surefire bet.
On the melodica is Albert Lin
He’s a little shy please don’t look right at him
Next up we’ve got Jenny McQueen
She plays a mean, mean, rock n’ roll tambourine
Last not least on the beautiful bells
Let us introduce you to our friend Manuel

Yeah we’re Louis, and Dan with our invisible band
We are here to entertain ya’
With some of our original songs
We’ll teach you how to sing a long

Yeah We’re Dan and Louis and the band you can see through is
right here on the stage behind us
We hope you’ll find your groove
That you’ll start to move

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the band
I can tell you they’re great looking every woman and man
Yes we hope you can stay a while, we’ve got a
full night of music that is just your style

Yeah we’re Louis, and Dan with our invisible band
We are here to entertain ya’
With some of our original songs
We’ll teach you how to sing a long

Yeah We’re Dan and Louis and the band you can see through is
right here on the stage behind us
We hope you’ll find your groove
That you’ll start to move

Have You Got a Word?

Have you got a word that rhymes with “cat”?
It can’t be a word like “dog” or “ball”
Yeah have you got a word that rhymes with “cat”?
Have you got a word like that

Yeah you’ve got some words that rhyme with “cat”
Like “bat”, “hat”, “mat”, “sat”, “fat”, “lat”, “gnat”, “rat” and “scat”
So many words that rhyme with cat
So many words that like that

But have you got a word that rhymes with “dog”
It can’t be a word like “hammer” or “chicken”
Have you got a word that rhymes with “dog”?
Have you got a word like that?

Oh yeah you’ve got some words that rhyme with “dog”
Like “log”, “bog”, “frog”, “hog”, “Prague”, “Egg nog”, “jog” and “fog”
Oh yeah so many words that rhyme with dog
So many words that like that

Rhyming, rhyming, rhyming takes some timing
Rhyming, rhyming,
You know Rhymin’ with good timing is so fine oh yes good times finding rhymes

Have you got a word that rhymes with “word”
It can be a word like “nerd” or “verb”
Yeah have you got a word that rhymes with “word”?
Have you got a word like that?

Underwear Spaghetti

Dan: I like to keep spaghetti in my underwear
People say it’s gross but I just don’t care
I’ve been yelled at by my mother I’ve been yelled at by my boss
But they haven’t tasted underwear spaghetti with meat sauce

Louis: Ewwww. Please tell me this is something you only did once as a kid.
Dan: Oh! All the time.

I eat my underwear spaghetti every day for lunch
And sometimes it’s my dinner if it isn’t in a bunch
My sister says it’s dirty but I just don’t care
I love oh yes I love spaghetti in my underwear

Louis: Ok, so that one time I came over to your house for spaghetti with meatballs – was that underwear spaghetti?
Dan: Yup! And actually,

I like to warm up meatballs in my armpits, too
They go good with spaghetti and they make great stew
They’re the perfect blend of salty sweet and spicy I declare
I love to warm up meatballs in my armpit hair

Louis: Well that’s disgusting. Next time I’m at your house, we’re having chicken.
Dan: Sure! I have a great recipe in mind.

I once marinated chicken in my cowboy boot
With a drop of olive oil and some ginger root
When I baked it in the oven well I learned a thing or two
Cause the chicken tasted yummy but the boot was hard to chew

I like to keep spaghetti in my underwear
People say it’s gross but I just don’t care
If you haven’t tasted underwear spaghetti, not to fear –
Why it’s your lucky day cause I have tons in here!

Rodents

Rodents: of the order rodentia
Almost half of all mammals are
Their kind. So populous are rodents

Rodents. Everywhere but Antartica
Even the arctic, yah
The arctic! It has rodents

Capybara! The largest rodentia
Found in South America
Live in dense forests and savannas

Related! to cute little guinea pigs
But they won’t do as a pet
Just sharing facts about some

Rodents. Date back to the Paleocene (at least!)
Marked out by incisor teeth
That grow and grow continuously

Rodents. Went to Australia and New Guinea
With no help from human beings
The only terrestrial placental mammals that did that you see!

Baluchistan pygmy jerboa. Is the smallest rodentia
Not a lot on wikipedia
About this dwarf three-toed jerboa
Here’s something! They can induce hypothermia
To live on little food and water
Just sharing facts about some rodents

Louis: Is a mole a rodent?
Daniel: No, because they don’t have a single pair of continuously growing incisors in each of the upper and lower jaws
Louis: But a vole is a rodent?
Daniel: Obviously, because…
Louis: Let me guess. Incisors.
Daniel: yup

Rodents. Some have cheek pouches lined with fur
They can be turned inside out, for sure,
It’s true! amazing things some rodents do

Rodents. Can recognize family
By smelling their poo and pee
That’s gross! But nature can be strange you see

Rabbits! The cutest rodentia!
So fluffy and cuddly ahhh!
They lay chocolate eggs one time each year

Rabbits! With big ears and wiggle noses

Dan: Louis! They’re not rodents!
Louis: No? Really? What are they?

Lagomorphs. Are related to rodentia
They share a great great great great grandmama
But lagomorphs are not rodentia
Now back to rodents, you’ve learned so much you see?
Wherever you are really
You know you’ll be sitting by some rodents.
Right beside you
But you can’t see them.
But they’re everywhere.
(Except Antarctica)

Yupster Food Song

Kid: Hey Dad. I’m hungry. Can I have a snack?
Dad: Of course. Let’s what we’ve got. All kinds of choices.

Hummus and jicama sticks, eggs and edamame
Lettuce wraps, carrot frappes, roasted plantain flambe
Cauli rice and water ice, blueberry biscuits
Energy squares and honey bears, red pepper Triscuits

Kid: Can I just have some toast with butter?
Dad: Sure, ! Would you like:

Almond butter? Cashew butter? Hazelnut butter? Macadamia nut butter? Clarified butter (known as ghee). Sesame butter that’s tahini?

Kid: Uhhh…

Kale chips, quinoa puffs, salad made with bulgar
Avocado toast, tofurkey roast, yogurt with live cultures
Coconut squares organic pears, carob chip cookies
Unsalted nuts, spelt donuts, olive oil goodies

Kid: How about just something to drink?
Dad: Sure! Would you like: Almond milk, oat milk, soy milk, goats milk, rice milk, lactose free milk
Kid: How about some chocolate milk
Dad: Ha ha! Good one!

Seven ancient grains, celery straws, broccoli, kolrabi,
Couscous bars, kimchi in jars, peas with wasabi
Brussel sprouts, cedar smoked trout, homemade granola
Bean stew, lentils too, paired with shakshouka

Kid: STOP! STOP!

Hot Dog

Hot Dog! All I want is a hot dog! Not a tofu dog a hot dog

[Frankfurter or brat, I’ll eat anything that’s hot, I wanna]

Hot dog! All I want is a hot dog. Just a yummy hot dog

[Starts as shiny pink paste, add ammonia to taste, I wanna]

Hot dog yeah yeah Mama. Mama please! Mama please! Just a one more, just a little bitty hot dog

[Beef or pork or donkey or horse, I wanna]

Hot Dog. Yeah. Don’t need a bun just a plain old hot dog. Pop it on the grill just a little hot dog

[Litte or a lotta chipolata or kielbasa, I wanna]

Yes Mama please. Yeah! Just a little bit of ketchup, a little mustard on it

[Mustard yes and ketchup no, we used to live in Chicago!]

Hot dog please! Give it to me now.

[Weeny or wurst, I want the flavor burst of a boiled or grilled I’ll even eat it chilled, I wanna]

Big Eared Boy

Oh big eared boy
Look at me I’ve got ‘em too
So did my Abba who
Got ‘em from my Oupa. But that was long before you

Sometimes the sun shines through
And turns those dishes deep red
It’s like you’ve got stained glass attached to the side of your head

Oh big eared boy
once a president named Barack
Wrote you a letter saying “Big ears rock!”
He said, “The things that make us different are the very things that make us strong”

But they attract mosquito bites
Cause they stick out like SETI satellites
You might hear the aliens before the rest of us do

(big eared boy)
You’re a superhearer flying high
(big eared boy)
Recognizable from far and wide
(big eared boy)
Bring your auditory might
To share the joys of nature’s noise with all of us tonight

Oh big eared boy
Be proud of all that you’ve got
Some have little, you’ve got a lot
It’s a thing that makes you special, and you look just like your pop

So cut your hair short, keep it trim
Set your flappers free in the wind
It’s a magical feeling, just let it blow in

(big eared boy)
You’re a superhearer flying high
(big eared boy)
Recognizable from far and wide
(big eared boy)
Bring your auditory might
To share the joys of nature’s noise with boys and girls and bugs and squirrels and all of us tonight

Oh big eared boy
I know that it can be hard
But it’s our family’s giant calling card
And pumping all that blood up there, it gives us really big hearts

It might sound like I’m making fun
But you’re beautiful A #1
And hey, I wouldn’t want to have a small eared boy as my son
My big eared boy

Desperado Clio

Desperado Clio! Desperado Clio!
Wears her diapers backwards, onesies inside out
Tornado sirens sound when she unholsters her pout

Desperado Clio! Desperado Clio!
Has her veggies raw and milk spiked with cream
Digs in the garden in clothes freshly cleaned
Her glare’s intimidating, man you want her on your team

She rolled into the kitchen on her Rumba. The locals looked away – they didn’t want any trouble. She made her demands: Graham crackers. Peanut butter. A pony. That one stuffed monkey they had thrown away after it fell in the toilet. And something they just couldn’t make out, something that sounded like “miggies.” When they had done all they could to appease her, she sped off in a cloud of dust. But they knew she’d be back.

Desperado Clio! Desperado Clio!
Screams blue murder when it’s time to rest
Looks incredibly adorable in a Boden vest

Desperado Clio! Desperado Clio!
Wears her filthy bug shirt every day
Can’t be resisted when she wants to play
If it’s time to go she says it’s time to stay

She rolled in again just as they knew she would. This time her demands were more extreme. She wanted ALL the blue M&M’s; she wanted to stay up until 7.30. She wanted to watch one episode of Puffin Rock over and over and over and over again. And when she didn’t get everything she wanted, she lay waste to the kitchen before hopping on her rumba and riding off into the sunroom.

Desperado Clio! Desperado Clio!
You’re one tough cookie but a joy extreme
A thousand watt smile and so many dreams
With heart so warm why it can melt ice cream

Confused Animals

Went to a farm out on highway 19,
the farmer called up, said “There’s something to see.
I got a real problem, a pickle, a kink
My animals are off, got a virus methinks
I’ve seen a lot of stuff, but this is one of a kind
You gotta help me, man, I’m going out of my mind

I got to the barn the farmer said “Look!
The animals are wonky, yeah right off the hook”
Well I peeked in, it all looked normal to me
But then I heard what he meant and I nearly peed
Something had happened that would have shocked their own mothers
Every animal had traded his own sounds for another’s

The horses said “Oink”
The Piggies said “Moo”
The Cows said “Quack”
The Ducks “Cocka doodle doo”
The Chickens said “Baa”
The Sheep said “Neigh”
The llamas said “Yo!”
(That’s something llamas never say)
“You’re all just confused animals, go back to your huts”

I went to my truck and I grabbed my supplies
A stethoscope, a wrench, and a little surprise
See I got a new treatment better than a vaccine
I built a real high tech, experimental machine
If all goes well then it should turn things around
Every animal will end up reunited with their sound

I set up my machine, and I gave it a kick
Things were looking dire so I had to work quick
But I cut a few corners, skipped a step maybe four
Ignored an alarm, when I opened the door
It blasted out smoke but then it started up smooth
It was almost time to put the animals through, BECAUSE

The horses said “Oink”
The Piggies said “Moo”
The Cows said “Quack”
The Ducks “Cocka doodle doo”
The Chickens said “Baa”
The Sheep said “Neigh”
The llamas said “Yo!”
(That’s something llamas never say)
“You’re all just confused animals, go back to your huts”

With a curious look the farmer peaked in
He saw how it worked and he started to grin
He leaned in close, and the next thing I knew
He fell right in, all I could see were his shoes
There was clicking there was clacking, then a horrible “scruck”
And when the farmer came out, he went “Buck, buck buck”

The horses said “Oink”
The Piggies said “Moo”
The Cows said “Quack”
The Ducks “Cocka doodle doo”
The Chickens said “Baa”
The Sheep said “Neigh”
The Farmer said “Buck!”
(That’s something farmers never say)

They’re all still confused animals, we’re back to square one.
(But a farmer that bucs like a chicken, well that’s kind of fun)
(Guess I better go perfect my machine, it’s clearly not done.)

10m Diving Board

I went right to the top of the 10m diving board
I am staring down wondering what I did that for

There is a line of people down below and they’re telling me to jump
I guess I just didn’t realize how high 10 meters is up

When I was down on the ground the board didn’t look so high
I think it must have grown as I climbed up the side

There is a line of people, it’s getting longer, patience is wearing thin
I guess I will creep to the edge to buy time, but I’m not jumping in!

My toes are curled up tight and my fists are in a ball
My considered opinion is diving boards aren’t fun at all

There is a line of people down below and they’re now saying “hurry up!”
I guess I have no choice, here I go, I’m going to jump

That was awesome!! Oh yeah, that was awesome
Let’s do it again and again and again
Oh yeah! That was awesome!

Hey, hey that was awesome
Oh yeah that was awesome
Let’s jump from the top all summer long oh yeah that was awesome

Oh yeah that was awesome
Oh yeah that was awesome
Let’s do it again and again and again
That was…AWESOME

What Do Princesses Do?

What do princesses do when they grow up?

Belle is bookish that’s for sure
They called her “Beauty” but she’s much more
Went to college for a BSc
In molecular chemistry

Went on for her PhD
Spent countless hours in a laboratory
“What are you studying?” asked the Beast.
Belle said “I’m looking at baker’s yeast.”

Found an advisor, hit the books
Interviewed over a hundred cooks
Helped them get increasing yields
Became the top scholar in her chosen field

She came back to her hometown
Sporting a brand new a doctoral gown
Folks in town all stopped their chores
Too surprised to say “bonjour!”
She’s a beauty that’s for sure
But Belle grew up to be much so more

What do princesses do when they grow up?
What do princesses do when they grow up?

Cinderella capitalized
On the glass shoe’s perfect fit and size
Moved to central Germany
Opened up a glass shoe factory

Brought out a line of copper shoes,
Then plastic shoes, then rubber shoes
Made the front covers of Forbes and Time
Everyone praised her shoe designs

She thought back from whence she came
Saw her stepmom was in so much pain
Invented shoes to soothe her feet, her
Stepmom became so so much sweeter

The Prince gave up the royal palace
Handed over his crown and chalice
Stayed at home to be a dad
Keeping Cindy’s stylish pad
and their large large brood of wee wee lads

What do princesses do when they grow up?

Jasmine grew up rich and spoiled
Watched all her subjects sweat and toil
Rubbed the lamp for the blue genie,
Wished for an end to inequality!

Jasmine found she was transformed
Into a principled leader warning
Politicians left and right
“Make good use of political might!”

Jasmine’s movement grew and grew
Other princesses said “Me too!”
Joined in the struggle to end the plight
Of poverty and social blight

When she’d found enough allies
Formed coalitions of sufficient size
To expose politicians’ lies,
Open up the people’s eyes,
End injustice in their lives,
For that, she won the Nobel Prize…

That’s what do princesses do when they grow up
That’s what do princesses do when they grow up
They do science and math, invent things too
Oh yes when they grow up that’s what princesses do

Cry My Baby

Cry my baby
Cry my child

Did you trip and fall? Did you skin your knee?
Running at the park? Climbing up a tree?
Did you knock your head? Did you hurt your arm?
Going down the slide? Playing far too hard?

Weep my baby,
Weep my child

Did they leave you out? Did they mock your looks?
Or your dirty shoes? Or your love of books?
Do you feel a fool? Like you’re all alone?
Like the world’s unfair? Wanna stay at home?

I know it’s hard to believe, but Mom and Dad know just how you feel
You see kid, we were once kids just like you
Sometimes there’s nothin’ to do, but just cry and let it run through ya
We’ll be here to help you on your way

Sigh my baby
Sigh my child

Did he say goodbye? Did she want to part?
Do you feel ashamed? Want to close your heart?
Now the days feel long, the nights longer still
It’s ok cry, and ok to feel

We know it hurts real bad, we’ve been there, it’s true! We’ve been sad.
Yeah you see kid, we were once kids just like you
Now try to settle your mind, these things they just take time
And we’ll be here to help you make it through

Sleep my baby
Sleep my child

Close your eyes my love, let me stroke your hair
While you fall asleep, life can be unfair
Did he say goodbye? Did she break your heart?
Oh this too shall pass. Make a brand new start
Let me hold your hand, let me hold you tight
I know things are tough, but they’ll be alright
Do you feel alone? Like you’ve been a fool?
Oh my darling child, you’re a shining jewel

Jabiru

Wanna tell you ‘bout some feathers
with a funny name
The tallest flying bird down
South America Way

A Jabiru

Louis: A what?
I said it’s called a Jabiru
Louis: no way
It’s true!

Described by Heinrich Lichtenstein 
Way back in the year 1-8-1-9
A Jabiru

You might say “What a name! I mean wait a sec!”
But in Tupi Guarani it means “Swollen Neck”
A Jabiru

It’s raised by its parents in a great, big nest
You could lie yourself down for a little rest
With A Jabiru

CHORUS
We go watching for birds when it’s sunny
And we love when they’re names are real funny
It makes the whole endeavor very chummy
Chummy indeed

Maybe you wanna come with us
Down to the Panama Isthmus
To see the silly-sobriquet fellas
One of the days

Now let me tell you all about another avian down south
With a funny appellation that you’ll want to shout

Bananaquit
Louis: A what?
I said “Bananaquit”
Louis: no way!
Dan: That’s it!

First described by the famous Linneaus
Way back in the year  1758us
Bananquit

There’s some disagreement about if it exists
As a single species or three close knit
Bananaquit

But assuming that it does it builds distinctive nests
With a side entrance hole 
An architectural best

We go watching for birds when it’s sunny
And we love when they’re names are real funny
It makes the whole endeavor very chummy
Chummy indeed

Maybe you wanna come with us
Down to the Panama Isthmus
To see the silly-sobriquet fellas
One of the days

Now  one last name that will make you laugh
The bird sounds like a dance, whatcha you think of that

The Chachalaca
Louis: The wha???
I said the chachalaca
Louis: That’s  awesome
Dan: No duh!

But truth be told it’s an invasive pest
That can ravage a whole garden, leaving nothing left
The chachalaca
We go watching for birds when it’s sunny
And we love when they’re names are real funny
It makes the whole thing very chummy
Chummy indeed

Maybe you wanna come with us
Down to the Panama Isthmus
To see the silly-sobriquet fellas
One of the days

Jabajabajabajabaru
Jabajabajabajabaru
Banananananaquit
Banananananaquit
Chachachachachalaca
Chachachachachalaca
Bana-cha-jaba-jaba-cha
bana-cha-jaba-jaba-cha
Bana-cha-jaba-cha-cha-jaba-cha-cha-ru!

Cheese Digest

If you really like cheese (I do!)
Uhhh I gotta great story for you to chew on

Think about a cheese, yeah any kind
Soft hard mild stinky with an edible rind
Imagine biting off a chunk, tastes good, you swallow
Goes down smooth, have another dollop
You’re still feeling hollow but there’s more to follow
Keep eating that cheese if you’re short or tall (ohhhh!)
Mouth to saliva through the throat and esophagus
Cheese doing down, down, down [cut out rhythm] there’s no stopping us 

If it’s something you ate
It has exactly one fate
Cheese or broccoli x3
It goes through your body

In your mouth, the cheese was yummy
But what’s it like when it gets to your tummy?
Swish swish slosh it’s pulverized
Minimized, tiny sized, stabilized 
Standardized collectivized, homogenized, balkanized (not surprised)
In the stomach the cheese gets got
Acid breaks it down like a juggernaut
Now cheese is ready to be digested
Nutrients to CELLS like the CELLS REQUESTED

If it’s something you ate
It has exactly one fate
Cheese or broccoli x3
It goes through your body

If eating cheese makes you lachrymose 
You might be intolerant to [beat] lactose
Through the duodenum and small intestine-y
Cheese is flowing like a yellow destiny
In the large intestine, water is squeezed out
Food gets hard, hard to pick the cheese out
When it gets to the end, what comes next, don’t blame us
[four on the floor] What comes next comes right out of your …

If it’s something something you ate
It has exactly one fate
Cheese or broccoli x3
What goes in has got to come out (hey!!!)

If it’s something something you ate
It has exactly one fate
Cheese or broccoli x3
What goes in, comes out, of me.

Auntie Maggie’s Nakedoodah Time

Auntie Maggie was a turtle
Who really loved to dance
She felt stymied by her too tight girdle
So thought she’d take a chance
“Dancing’s great au naturel,” 
she said, as she removed her shell
And started having naked doodah time

Auntie Maggie’s naked doodah time
Auntie Maggie’s naked doodah time
Dance and around and strike a pose, 
you’re fancy free without your clothes
at Auntie Maggie’s naked doodah time

Auntie Maggie’s friends were shocked 
Yes slack jawed and stunned
To see her body sway and rock
And roll and have such fun
Said a snake and bug and newt
“She’s splendid in her birthday suit”
And then they shed their skins and joined along

Yes they had Auntie Maggie’s naked doodah time
Auntie Maggie’s naked doodah time
Dance and around and strike a pose, 
you’re fancy free without your clothes
at Auntie Maggie’s naked Doodah time

When she gets home from a day that’s tough
Auntie Maggie dances in the buff
Safe at home she lets it all hang out

All right kids let’s do some classic dances. Let’s see the Spinny Woo. Now the Vandergraf Stomp. And finally the Skipton two-step. Very good!

Yes they had Auntie Maggie’s naked doodah time
Auntie Maggie’s naked doodah time
Dance and around and strike a pose, 
you’re fancy free without your clothes
at Auntie Maggie’s naked doodah
Grab the nearest barracuda
Auntie Maggie’s naked doodah time

Anna McNewfriend

Kid: the summer is over. I don’t want to go back to school!
Parent: Ah, but it’s a chance to see to all your old friends – and make a new friend!
Kid: Anna McNewFriend? Who’s that? She sounds awesome

A new kid to meet
Does she live on my street?
I wonder what she’s like
Does she have a cool bike?

Well, I’ll find out soon
When I meet her at school
It’s just around the bend
Gonna make a new friend!

Chorus
Anna, Anna
Anna McNewFriend

She might be on my bus
That would be a big plus
She might be in my class!
That would be such a gas!

We’ll play 
on the black top
We’re never gonna stop
Till the school bell sounds
Time for one more round?

Chorus 2:
I’m gonna make a new friend
Anna McNewFriend

Bridge
She’ll come to my house at the end of the day
And we’ll eat a  quick snack then we’ll play and play
And we’ll make my little brother do whatever we say
Before dinner

We’ll be BFFs for the rest of the year
We’ll have sun filled days, song and endless cheer
She’s a top-notch kid yeah one of a kind
So lucky I’m her friend and she is mine
So lucky I’m her friend and she is mine

Yeah won’t it be cool
To have a new kid at school?
I hope her first day’s swell
From the opening bell

It can be 
tough to be new
I was once new too
When the school day ends
Gonna have a brand new friend!

Anna, Anna
Anna McNewFriend

Our Moms

Our moms carried us for years
Wiped away our tears when we cried
Our moms treat us like we’re small
Even though we’re tall (at least I am)

When we’re old, will we still hear them singing
All the silly rhymes and lullabyes we love?
They’re our songs for remembering
Our moms, our everything

Our moms hug us super tight
Check on us at night though we’re full grown
Our moms calm us when we’re mad
Scold us when we’re bad, it’s how we learn

Our moms, proud of what we’ve done
But lesson number was just: be kind
Our moms love us, then we leave
But all that we achieve, goes back to them

When we’re old, will we still hear them singing
All the silly rhymes and lullabyes we love?
They’re our songs for remembering
Our moms

Let’s Imagine

Let’s imagine you and me
We are monkeys swinging from the trees
Or big fishes swimming in the seas
Let’s imagine together you and me

Imagine:
We are driving in a car
That will take us to Alpha Centauri
Oh the sky outside is very starry!
By the way we’re driving a Ferrari
Together you and me

Let’s  imagine
Let’s imagine
Let’s  imagine
You and me

Let’s go
Paddle to Vanuatu
We can take my Mom and Dad’s canoe
they’ll be so much stuff for us to do
Just Imagine together me and you

And then we’ll 
Find a super trampoline
That will bounce us up to meet the Queen
She lives in a castle that I’ve seen
On the clouds, I dreamed it in a dream
Together you and me

Let’s  imagine
Let’s  imagine
Let’s  imagine
You and Me

Let’s  imagine
Let’s  imagine
Let’s  imagine
Me and you

Snow Day

It’s still and quiet
The snow is falling down
A whispered sigh
The snow is calling out

I hope and I pray
Tomorrow they’ll say
It’s a snow day
oh a 

Snow day
That’s nature’s way to say
Forget your plans you fool
Everytime they cancel school
A kitten meets its end
I can’t stay home again for one more

Snow day

I play for hours
The house is cozy and bright
The tv says
The snow will fall all night

I hope and I pray
Tomorrow they’ll say
It’s a

Snow day
Those words are like a shiv
And sure – I love my kids!
But five days in a row
I’m stuck here all alone
With my kids

Due to snow days

Big Sister

Hey big sister when I grow up oh yes I want to be like you
Whatever you do, and whenever you do it, you know I’ll wanna do it too
It’s why I come to the top of the stair and ask you to do my makeup and hair
And put on a dress and make a big mess, I do it all the time

Oh big sister, doncha get mad can’t you see it’s flattery?
To follow you around, to run you to ground, i want to keep you close to me
When you’re on the phone and you think you’re alone talking to your latest guy
Well I’m there too, I’ll be bothering you, why i really do mean to pry

Big sister: I want to be like you!
Big sister: it’s why I do the things I do. Just to be like you

Oh big sister sometimes I think that you really like me too
Like on Saturday mornings, lying on the couch 
Watching Shaggy and Scooby Doo

And in the afternoon when we’re back from school watching Y&R, that Victor’s a tool
And Jack is so handsome and Andy is cruel
Just look what he did to Sheila!

Back of the car, oh wherever we are, listening to our favorite songs
Rick Astley and Wham and later Pearl Jam you know I’m going to sing along 
Yes we sing like fools, and we dance in our seats then Dad turns the dial to the CBC
We moan and we groan until we get home, it happens every time

Big sister: I want to be like you!
Big sister: it’s why I do the things I do. Just to be like you

Oh big sister, time’s gonna come where we go our separate ways
You’ll go to college, I’ll stay at home, we won’t talk for days and days
It’s why I sit at the top of the stair and watch you put on your makeup and hair
No matter what happens, yeah we make a great pair, I say it all the time

Big sister: I want to be like you!
Big sister: it’s why I do the things I do. Just to be like you

Have a Banana

When I was just a young boy
I had trouble falling asleep
I counted sheep after sheep after sheep
But I would rouse with every knock and every creak

So I went to my mother
Said, “Mama! What should I do”
She put me on her knee, she said, “Listen to me sonny,
I’ve got just the thing for you.”

“Have a banana!” X 2
“Bananas are so fine, they cure everything in time
Have a banana!”

When I was slightly older
I was feeling rather stressed
About a statewide assessment test
I so wanted to do my best

He slapped me on the back and said listen to me mac
I’ve got just the thing you need

When I was slightly older
I started sprouting hair
I looked as furry as a bear
I cried oh why is life so unfair

So I went to my father
Said, “Papa! Help me please”
He took a look real quick and said
“A razor does the trick, and I’ve got one more thing you need.”

“Have a banana!” X 2
“Bananas are so fine, they cure everything in time
Have a banana!”

“Have a banana!” X 2
“There’s no reason to complain when you’ve got a big plantain!
Have a banana!”

Now I am a grown man, 
with children of my own
How I hear them cry and moan
Why won’t they leave me alone?
But I am here to help them, and help them’s what I do
When they come for some advice, they never need ask twice
I tell them something true.

“Have a banana!”
“Have a banana”
“Bananas are so fine, they cure everything in time
Have a banana!”

“Have another banana?”
“Have a banana!”
“There’s no reason to complain when you’ve got a big plantain!
There’s nothing else you needa if you’ve got a ripe Chiquita
They really are a steal, especially if you eat the peel
Have a banana!”

Magikazoo

Dan: You know sometimes we get nervous 
up here on the stage
Louis: What if we forget the words 
or the band plays out of place?
 What if all you kids are really robots from outer space?

Dan: Actually that would be kind of cool. 

Dan: But I know I’ll be fine on stage, no matter where I am
Louis: Cuz we’ve got something special, it pro-tects me and Dan
It gives us such a special buzz from our head down to our shoes
We’re talking ‘bout [beat, beat] our magic kazoos
 
Our magic kazoos
Makes us happy when we’re blue, cures cooties and the flu
Our magic kazoos
 
Keep your blankie, nook, or boo
No none of those will do
When we can too-tee-too: 
on our magic kazoos
 
Dan: alright Louis. Are you ready?
 
Dan: Everyone has something
To helps them feel safe
Louis: A blanket, or a fuzzy bear or superhero cape
Dan: And I’ve got lucky underwear with spaghetti stains
Louis Gross.

But when underwear spaghetti won’t do
There’s just one thing for me and you
We’re talking about [beat, beat] our magic kazoos

Our magic kazoo
Makes us happy when we’re blue, cures cooties and the flu
Our magic kazoo
 
Keep your blankie, nook, or boo
No none of those will do
When we can too-tee-too: on our magic kazoo
Our magic kazoo
Our magic kazoo

Waiting

Hurry up, hurry up
Let’s go outside
I wanna ride
My brand new bike
Let’s go outside

Hurry up, hurry up
Please tie my shoes
You’re almost through
That’s one of two
No don’t redo it
Tie my shoes

I’m waiting oh so patiently, don’t know
Why we always have to go so slow
I’m waiting oh so patiently,
I’ll wait until you say ok let’s go

Hurry up, hurry up
I wanna eat
I’ll have some meat
Or something sweet
A yummy treat
Please move your feet
I wanna eat

Hurry up, hurry up
This long long line
Takes too much time
It isn’t fine
I’m gonna whine
I’m gonna cry
Well I could lie
Say I might die
Then maybe I
Could skip this line

I’m waiting oh so patiently, don’t know
Why we always have to go so slow
I’m waiting oh so patiently,
I’ll wait until you say ok let’s go

But you say no – you say let’s sit a spell
time passes fast, you say a pause is just as well
Let’s embrace the now,  you say it goes away so fast
So we should make the moment last (I guess so)

I’m waiting oh so patiently, don’t know
Why we always have to go so slow
I’m waiting oh so patiently
I’ll wait until you say ok let’s go

Website Song

There’s a place you can go
To learn about our upcoming shows
You can buy a CD for a friend or an enemy
Just repeat after me

Louis Dan Invisible Band Dot Com!

Can We Get Along?

There’s no need to quarrel
Yeah children settle down
It don’t matter who had it first
We’ve all gotta give some ground

No more fighting for attention
No more shouting “give it back”
We’re all in this thing together
Let’s show it when we act

Can we get along my children
Can we get along tonight
Can we live in peace?
Have quiet time at least?
Join our gentle song
Can we get along

When time rolls round for dinner
Don’t complain ‘bout what we’ll eat
Let’s put it in perspective
What we’ve got is pretty sweet
Come on sing it yeah you get the conceit

Can we get along my children
Can we get along tonight
Here’s a shiny screen
So I can drink caffeine
Join our gentle song
Can we get along

Sometimes when my temper’s high
I yell and cry
Like a yeti, 
it ain’t pretty

I know I can do better too
I’m telling you
My love is constant
Even when it seems I’ve fin’ly lost it 

Can we get along my children
Can we get along tonight
End this doom and gloom
I’ll be in the bathroom (Ken: it’s the only room with a lock!)
Join our gentle song
Hand in hand we’re strong
Just admit you’re wrong
Can we get along