All Grades

DAILY MUSIC AGENDA

Every music class across all grades incorporates hello greetings (sol-mi/sol-la-sol-mi), a solfege warmup (either “Do At Your Bellybutton” or “Solfege Stack”), rhythm reading, music vocabulary, singing using our voices, and playing instruments. Here are some of the elements of each music class:

Solfege Stack
Kodaly handsigns

Do
Do re do
Do re mi re do
Do re mi fa mi re do
Do re mi fa sol fa mi re do
Do re mi fa sol la sol fa mi re do
Do re mi fa sol la ti la sol fa mi re do
Do re mi fa sol la ti do ti la so fa mi re do

Rhythm Reading

ta

sh

ti-ti

tika-tika

Can you read all these rhythms out loud?

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SCHOOL SONGS

All grades at New Bridges are learning how to sing these songs. You can have your New Bridges superstar practice the song with the music!

New Bridges Song (to the tune of “Empire State of Mind” by Alicia Keys)

Chorus
New Bridges
We show DRIVE everyday at our school
There’s nothing we can’t do
We love New Bridges
As stars we will reach up way high
All the way to the sky
Let’s hear it:
New Bridges, Bridges, Bridges

Verse
One hand in the air for this great school
Singing with that Brooklyn attitude
No place in the world that can compare
Put your hands in the air, everybody say:
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!

Chorus
New Bridges
We show DRIVE everyday at our school
There’s nothing we can’t do
We love New Bridges
As stars we will reach up way high
All the way to the sky
Let’s hear it:
New Bridges, Bridges, Bridges

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Determination Song (to the tune “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen)


1st Verse
I want to try but I’m scared,
What if I’m just unprepared?
I want to reach for my dreams,
It’s not as hard as it seems.

When I start a project, long book, just get goin’,
Can be tough, you’d never know it-
What is it I’m always showin’?

Chorus
Hey, I just started, but I will finish.
Cause I work hard and I’m determined.
And all the obstacles
That try to block me,
They will not stop me.
Cause I’m determined!
Once I get into my head a good idea
Like getting knowledge, to go to college.
I won’t give up just cause it’s tough,
I’ll persevere. You’ll see right here-
I’ll reach the finish line. 

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Respect Song (to the tune “Firework” by Katy Perry)

1st Verse
Do you respect yourself?
Do you respect our school?
Do you know that, showing respect is cool?
Just remember that, it’s important to
Make good choices now cause habits tend to stick like glue.
Make sure you treat your friends, yourself and grownups too
Like they are made of gold…

I just gotta respect myself, so I can shine
Just think how high I’ll be able to fly.

Chorus
I show respect to you and me.
I always act respectfully.
Like when I raise my hand up high,
Or I give my friend another try.

Chorus
I show respect to you and me.
I always act respectfully.
Like when I raise my hand up high,
Or I give my friend another try.

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Integrity Song (to the tune “Mirrors” by Justin Timberlake)

1st Verse
I am someone to admire
Cause I  stand up for what I believe in.
And you can’t help but notice, that my choices are out of sight!
If you ever, need someone who’s doing what is right
Just know that I’m always staying true to what’s inside 

Bridge
Cause with my brain and my heart and a pocket full of hope
I can tell you integrity’s what I will show
Just put my eyes on the prize, I’ll be doin’ what’s right, I just gotta stay strong 

Chorus
Even when the choice is hard,
I’m gonna keep showing my integrity
You don’t even need to watch, I will still make the right choice.
It’s like I’m a mirror, and I reflect integrity
I couldn’t be any stronger
When I do what’s right for all to see
And now it’s clear as this promise that I’m making good choices on my own
Cause it’s like I’m a mirror
And I reflect integrity

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Voice Song (to the tune “Seasons of Love” from Rent)

1st Verse
P.S. 532 New Bridges Elementary-y
We sing proudly, for all of you to hear
P.S. 532 New Bridges Elementary-y
We sing proudly, all day, all year 

2nd Verse
In all of, our classes
In mornings, in afternoons
In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife
In P.S. 532 New Bridges Elementary-y
How do you measure, a year right here?

1st Bridge
How about voices?
How about voices?
How about voices?
Measure in songs 

Chorus
Voices of New Bridges
Voices of New Bridges

3rd Verse
P.S. 532 New Bridges Elementary-y
We sing our feelings, our thoughts, and ideas
P.S. 532 New Bridges Elementary-y
We sing with drive, and love and care

4th Verse
In using our voices we
Learn how to express ourselves
Performing, composing,
Creating our lives
It’s time now, to show our
Unique and creative spirits
Let’s celebrate
Remember a year in the life of song 

2nd Bridge
Remember the voices
Remember the voices
Remember the voices
Measure in songs

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Engagement Song (to the tune “Get Lucky” by Daft Funk feat. Pharrell Williams)

1st Verse
We’re the students of New Bridges
We want to get engaged
What keeps the planet spinning
Thirst for knowledge beginning

Bridge
We’ve come too far to give up who we are
So let’s raise the bar and our hands to the stars

Chorus
I’m up all day, and yearn
For each moment that I learn
Together we create
And imagine with eyes wide open
You’re up all day, and yearn
For each moment that you learn
Together we create
And imagine with eyes wide open
Engagement with eyes wide open
Engagement with eyes wide open
Engagement with eyes wide open
Engagement with eyes wide open

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Musical Explorers (from Carnegie Hall’s Musical Explorers Program)

Every song tells a story
Every tune tells a tale
Every rhythm has a reason
Don’t you want to know?

Don’t you want to know what makes the music go?
Come along and see, make your discovery!

I can sing it
I can say it
I can dance it
I can play it

I can sing it
I can say it
I can dance it
I can play it

I can go explore the world of music at my door
My city and my neighborhood
Singing songs and feeling good
I can know what makes the music grow
I can know what makes the music go!

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Unlimited (from Old Navy’s “Unlimited”)

1st Verse
First day back
Here we go, here we go
I’ve got this new backpack
And this little part of me that wants to know
What am I gonna be?
What am I gonna do?
And will I fit inside this puzzle I’m about to walk in to?
Am I gonna be all right?
Can I take a deep breath instead of only listening to the hundred million questions in my head?
First day back
Here we go, here we go

2nd Verse
What if I could blink
And all the problems that I think about evaporate like drops of rain?
What if I could chase ’em off and somehow I’d replace ’em all with knowing that I’ll be OK?
And the moment that I enter through these doors I’m in adventure
Mixing molecules and making plans
And I’ll patent the appliance that’ll change the world of science
Yeah, tomorrow’s written in my hands
Oh oh oh could it happen?
Oh oh oh oh could it happen for me?
Straight at my head
Straight into a possibility

1st Chorus
I’m reaching up through the top of the sky today I’m reaching up to the top of the sky today
I’m changing things till I finally find my place
Wanna go and get it
I’m gonna be unlimited

3rd Verse
What if I could swap the stale selection that we’ve got for some new flavor that we’ve never made
And maybe this amazing recipe will lead to global harmony
From Mexico to Mandalay
To the Milky Way

2nd Chorus
I’m reaching up to the top of the sky today
I’m dreaming big till I finally find my place
Wanna go and get it
I’m gonna be unlimited
Turn up the sun let me see what it’s all about
Light up the stars till they dream away all the doubt
We’re just beginning,
I’m gonna be unlimited

Bridge
I’ll take the court and the crowd will call my name
Make it big and I’ll redefine the game
I break some records and some trends
And then they make me the President
‘Cause there’s no limit to all that I can do
How can I make it true?

3rd Chorus (Adagio)
I’m looking up and I’m trying to find my place
I’m gonna be unlimited
Turn up the sun let me see what it’s all about
Light up the stars till they dream away all the doubt
See it all beginning
I’m gonna be… unlimited

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Mi Cuerpo

Mi cuerpo, mi cuerpo, hace musica
Mi cuerpo, mi cuerpo, hace musica
Mis manos hacen (clap clap clap)
Mis pies hacen (stomp stomp stomp)
Mi boca hace “la la la”
Mi cintura hace >cha cha chacha cha chacha cha cha<

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I Won’t Let You Down (to the tune “I Won’t Let You Down” by Ok Go)

Chorus
I won’t let you down, no I won’t let you down
I won’t let you down, my friend
I won’t let you down, no I won’t let you down
I won’t let you down, my friend

1st Verse
New Bridges, here we are
You gotta look left and then look right
Look left and then look right
And you don’t know where to turn
Out in the spotlight
Out in the spotlight

Bridge
But maybe all you need is a friend to trust
Maybe all you need is a friend
Maybe all you need is a friend to trust
Maybe all you need is a friend

Chorus
And I won’t let you down, no I won’t let you down
I won’t let you down, my friend
I won’t let you down, no I won’t let you down
I won’t let you down, my friend

Hook
No I won’t let you down (won’t let you down)
Won’t let you down (won’t let you down)
Won’t let you down (won’t let you down)

Hook
No I won’t let you down (won’t let you down)
Won’t let you down (won’t let you down)
Won’t let you down (won’t let you down)

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Come to Play (as part of Carnegie Hall’s Link Up Program)
Check out the video of “Come to Play” courtesy of Carnegie Hall.
Look at the visual music score of “Come to Play.”

Winds blow
Trumpets sounding
Strings sing
Drummers p p p p p p pounding
Drummers p p p p p p pounding

Come to play, Join sound with sound
Come to sing we’ll shake the ground with song
Come to play, Join sound with sound
Come to sing we’ll shake the ground with song with song

What do you do with time?
Make it groove, make it move, make it rhyme

What do you do with song?
Make it sing, make it ring, make it strong, make it long

What do you do with sound?
Make it cry, make it fly, make it gleam, make it your dream

Winds blow
Trumpets sounding
Strings sing
Drummers p p p p p p pounding
Drummers p p p p p p pounding

Winds blow
Trumpets sounding
Strings sing
Drummers p p p p p p pounding
Drummers p p p p p p pounding

Winds blow
Trumpets sounding
Strings sing
Drummers p p p p p p pounding
Drummers p p p p p p pounding
Shake the ground with song!

Away I Fly  (as part of Carnegie Hall’s Link Up Program)

“Get up, get up, get up,”
I hear faintly but I fall back
Back to sleep, back to sleep!

I dream once again that I know how to fly
I dream once again I am over the ocean
I dream once again I’m a bird in the sky
But now I am falling
I’m spinning around
I hear someone say, “Get up!”
But I’m still sleeping
I’m still down.

(Choreography – Click here to watch!)

“Come down, come down, come down,”
I hear faintly but I stay here on my branch
On my branch
I dream once again I’m a kid on the ground
Running and jumping and not caring where I go
Tumbling and laughing, the world’s filled with sound
But now I am rising I’m floating up high
I hear someone say, “Come down!”
Away, away, away I fly!

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Rapper’s Delight by Sugarhill Gang (from Hip Hop Speaks to Children by Nikki Giovanni)

I said a hip hop the hippie to the hippie
The hip hip hop, a you don’t stop
The rock it to the bang bang boogie say up jumped the boogie
To the rhythm of the boogie, the beat

Skiddlee beebop a we rock a scoobie doo
And guess what America we love you
Cause ya rock and ya roll with so much soul
You could rock till you’re a hundred and one years old

I don’t mean to brag I don’t mean to boast
But we like hot butter on our breakfast toast
Rock it up baby bubbah
Baby bubbah to the boogie da bang bang da boogie

To the beat beat, it’s so unique
Come on everybody and dance to the beat
I said a hip hop the hippie the hippie
To the hip hip hop, a you don’t stop
A rock on pretty bubba to the boogity bang, bang
The boogie to the boogity beat

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My Favorite Things by Rodgers and Hammerstein (from The Sound of Music)

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things.

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things

When the dog bites, when the bee stings
When I’m feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don’t feel so bad!

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Do Re Mi by Rodgers and Hammerstein (from The Sound of Music)

DO A DEER

Let’s start at the very beginning
A very good place to start
When you read you begin with A-B-C
When you sing you begin with do-re-mi

Do-re-mi, do-re-mi
The first three notes just happen to be
Do-re-mi, do-re-mi

Do-re-mi-fa-so-la-ti
Let’s see if I can make it easy

Do, a deer, a female deer
Re, a drop of golden sun
Mi, a name I call myself
Fa, a long, long way to run
So, a needle pulling thread
La, a note to follow Sew
Ti, a drink with jam and bread
That will bring us back to Do (oh-oh-oh)

Do-re-mi-fa-so-la-ti-do
So-do!

Now children, do-re-mi-fa-so and so on
are only the tools we use to build a song.
Once you have these notes in your heads,
you can sing a million different tunes by mixing them up.
Like this.

So Do La Fa Mi Do Re
Can you do that?
So Do La Fa Mi Do Re
So Do La Ti Do Re Do
So Do La Ti Do Re Do
Now, put it all together.

So Do La Fa Mi Do Re, So Do La Ti Do Re Do
Good!
But it doesn’t mean anything.
So we put in words. One word for every note. Like this.

When you know the notes to sing
You can sing most anything
Together!

When you know the notes to sing
You can sing most anything

Do, a deer, a female deer
Re, a drop of golden sun
Mi, a name I call myself
Fa, a long, long way to run
So, a needle pulling thread
La, a note to follow Sew
Ti, a drink with jam and bread
That will bring us back to Do (oh-oh-oh)

Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do
Do Ti La So Fa Mi Re

Do Mi Mi
Mi So So
Re Fa Fa
La Ti Ti

When you know the notes to sing
You can sing most anything

Do, a deer, a female deer
Re, a drop of golden sun
Mi, a name I call myself
Fa, a long, long way to run
So, a needle pulling thread
La, a note to follow Sew
Ti, a drink with jam and bread
That will bring us back to

Do . . . So Do
Re . . . La Fa
Mi . . . Mi Do
Fa . . . Re
So . . . So Do
La . . . La Fa
Ti . . . La So Fa Mi Re
Ti Do – oh – oh Ti Do — So Do

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Brooklyn Funk (to the tune “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars)

Intro
Doh, doh doh doh, doh doh doh
Doh doh, doh doh doh, doh doh doh
Doh doh, doh doh doh, doh doh doh
Doh doh, doh doh doh, doh doh doh

1st Verse
This winter was ice cold
Time for spring and sun of gold
Actors, artists, musicians and dancers
Straight masterpieces
Stylin’, While in
Livin’ it up in the city
Brush myself, prepare yourself
Gotta kiss myself I’m so witty

Bridge
Brooklyn (oh yeah)
Are you ready for us on the stage?
Brooklyn (oh yeah)
Imagine us with all the fame
Brooklyn (oh yeah)
Say my name you know who I am
Brooklyn (oh yeah)
Let me show you my moves
Break it down

Chorus
Pre-K let me hear ya (whoo)
Kindergarten let me hear ya (whoo)
1st Grade let me hear ya (whoo)
2nd Grade let me hear ya (whoo)
3rd Grade let me hear ya (whoo)
New Bridges let me hear ya (whoo)
Thursday night and we in the house
Don’t believe me just watch (c’mon)
Don’t believe me just watch (5x)
Hey, hey, hey, oh!

2nd Verse
Stop, wait a minute
Fill my cup, put some water in it
Take a sip, get refreshed
Hey we’re ready for the test!
Ride to Harlem, Hollywood, Jackson, Mississippi
If we show up, we gon’ show out
Smoother than a fresh jar of skippy

Bridge
Brooklyn (oh yeah)
Are you ready for us on the stage?
Brooklyn (oh yeah)
Imagine us with all the fame
Brooklyn (oh yeah)
Say my name you know who I am
Brooklyn (oh yeah)
Let me show you my moves
Break it down

Chorus
Pre-K let me hear ya (whoo)
Kindergarten let me hear ya (whoo)
1st Grade let me hear ya (whoo)
2nd Grade let me hear ya (whoo)
3rd Grade let me hear ya (whoo)
New Bridges let me hear ya (whoo)
Thursday night and we in the house
Don’t believe me just watch (c’mon)
Don’t believe me just watch (5x)
Hey, hey, hey, oh!

2nd Verse
Stop, wait a minute
Fill my cup, put some water in it
Take a sip, get refreshed
Hey we’re ready for the test!
Ride to Harlem, Hollywood, Jackson, Mississippi
If we show up, we gon’ show out
Smoother than a fresh jar of skippy

Hook
Before we leave, let us tell ya’ll a lil’ somethin’
Brooklyn Funk you up, Brooklyn Funk you up
Brooklyn Funk you up, Brooklyn Funk you up
Brooklyn Funk you up, Brooklyn Funk you up
Brooklyn Funk you up, Brooklyn Funk you up
C’mon dance, jump on it
If you fancy, then flaunt it
If you snazzy, then own it
Don’t brag about it, just show me
C’mon dance, jump on it
If you fancy, then flaunt it
If you snazzy, then own it
Don’t believe me just watch, c’mon
Don’t believe me just watch (5x)

Outro
Brooklyn Funk you up, Brooklyn funk you up (15x)

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The Blue Danube (by Johann Strauss, Jr.)

A beautiful stream so clear and blue
A beautiful dream of me and you
The stars seem to float above the sky
With us as we go they fly so high
We’re up in the air, up in the air
As high as we dare, high as we dare
We’ll never come down, we will stay
Until night becomes the day

(Interlude)

A beautiful stream so clear and blue
A beautiful dream of me and you
The stars seem to float above the sky
With us as we go they fly so high
We’re up in the air, up in the air
As high as we dare, high as we dare
We’ll never come down, we will stay
Until night becomes the day
Ba-dum-dum

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Toreador (from Carmen by Georges Bizet)

Toreador on guard!
Toreador! Toreador!
And… as you fight just think that from above
Dark eyes send their regard
With promises of love, Toreador!
With promises of love!

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Cidade Maravilhosa (Andre Filho – arr. Thomas Cabaniss)
(Italics = Pronounciation)

Cidade maravilhosa
See-dah-jee mah-rah-vee-lyoh-suh
Chei-a deen-can-tos mil
Shay-ah jeein kantoos meyoo
Cidade maravilhosa
See-dah-jee mah-rah-vee-lyoh-suh
Co-ra-cao do meu Brasil
Ko-ra-sowhn doo mayoo brah-seeoo

Cidade maravilhosa
See-dah-jee mah-rah-vee-lyoh-suh
Chei-a deen-can-tos mil
Shay-ah jeein kantoos meyoo
Cidade maravilhosa
See-dah-jee mah-rah-vee-lyoh-suh
Co-ra-cao do meu Brasil
Ko-ra-sowhn doo mayoo brah-seeoo

Portuguese to English Translation:
Beautiful city
Full of a thousand delights
Beautiful city
Heart of my city Brazil

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Rockstar by A Great Big World

There’s a girl in the backyard bangin’ on her drum
Sittin’ in a junk pile laughing at the sun
Singin’, “Ah ha ha, I just wanna be a rockstar.”

There’s a boy in the backseat singin’ to the song
Playin’ on the radio, knowing he’s the one
Singin’, “Ah ha ha, I just wanna be a rockstar.”

Singin’, “ah ha ha, I was born to be a rockstar!”

There’s a girl in the tree top looking at the stars
Waiting for a touchdown comin’ in from Mars
Thinkin’, “Is there anybody out there?”

There’s a boy thinking of her playin’ his guitar
Searching for the answer buried in his heart
Thinkin’, “Ah, ha ha, is there anybody out there?”

Singin’, “Ah, ha ha, is there anybody out there?”

If there’s a meaning can you show me a sign?
The more I look it just gets harder to find
The world is spinnin’ and I wanna know why

And we’re all getting older wishin’ we were young
Hangin’ on the memory of what we would become
Singin’, “Ah ha ha, I was born to be a rockstar.”

Singin’, “Ah ha ha, I just wanna be a rockstar.”
Singin’, “Ah ha ha, I was born to be a rockstar!”

If there’s a meaning can you show me a sign?
The more I look it just gets harder to find
The world is spinnin’ and I wanna know why

And maybe we will never figure it out
I got a feelin’ that’s what life’s all about
I’m learning anything is possible now

Take a ticket and get off the line [8x]
Singing, “Ah ha ha I just wanna be a rockstar.” [4x]

I Want You Back by Jackson 5

Uh-huh huh huhhh
Let me tell ya now
Uh-huh
(Mmhhmmm)When I had you to myself, I didn’t want you around
Those pretty faces always made you stand out in a crowd
But someone picked you from the bunch, one glance was all it took
Now it’s much too late for me to take a second lookOh baby, give me one more chance
(To show you that I love you)
Won’t you please let me back in your heart
Oh darlin’, I was blind to let you go
(Let you go, baby)
But now since I see you in his arms
(I want you back)
Yes I do now
(I want you back)
Ooh ooh baby
(I want you back)
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
(I want you back)
Na na na naTrying to live without your love is one long sleepless night
Let me show you, girl, that I know wrong from right
Every street you walk on, I leave tear stains on the ground
Following the girl I didn’t even want aroundLet me tell ya now
Oh baby, all I need is one more chance
(To show you that I love you)
Won’t you please let me back in your heart
Oh darlin’, I was blind to let you go
(Let you go, baby)
But now since I see you in his armsAll I want…
All I need…
All I want!
All I need!

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Flashlight by Jessie J

When tomorrow comes
I’ll be on my own
Feeling frightened of
The things that I don’t know
When tomorrow comes
Tomorrow comes
Tomorrow comesAnd though the road is long
I look up to the sky
And in the dark I found, lost hope that I won’t fly
And I sing along, I sing along, and I sing alongI got all I need when I got you and I
I look around me, and see a sweet life
I’m stuck in the dark but you’re my flashlight
You’re getting me, getting me, through the night
Kick start my heart when you shine it in my eyes
Can’t lie, it’s a sweet life
Stuck in the dark but you’re my flashlight
You’re getting me, getting me, through the night
‘Cause you’re my flashlight (flashlight)
You’re my flashlight (flashlight), you’re my flashlightOohI see the shadows long beneath the mountain top
I’m not afraid when the rain won’t stop
‘Cause you light the way
You light the way,
You light the wayI got all I need when I got you and I
I look around me, and see a sweet life
I’m stuck in the dark but you’re my flashlight
You’re getting me, getting me, through the night
Kick start my heart when you shine it in my eyes
Can’t lie, it’s a sweet life
Stuck in the dark but you’re my flashlight
You’re getting me, getting me, through the night
(Light, light, light, you’re my flashlight)
Light, light, you’re my flashlight
Light, light, light, light, light, oh
(Light light light you’re my flashlight)
You’re my flash, ohI got all I need when I got you and I
I look around me, and see a sweet life
I’m stuck in the dark but you’re my flashlight
You’re getting me, getting me, through the night
Kick start my heart when you shine it in my eyes
Can’t lie, it’s a sweet life
Stuck in the dark but you’re my flashlight
(You’re my flashlight)
You’re getting me, getting me through the night
‘Cause you’re my flashlight
‘Cause you’re my flashlight
You’re my flashlightOoh ooh
Ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
Ooh oh ohYou’re my flashlight
Light, light
You’re my flashlight
Light light ye-yeah(Light light light
You’re my flashlight
Light light)

You’re my flashlight

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Neon Lights (to the song by Demi Lovato)

Chorus
Hey now when you look up at the sky
We’ll be shootin’ stars just passin’ by
You’ll be shining bright with me tonight
We’ll be burnin’ up like neon lights

Verse
Be still, my heart ’cause you’re here right now, you’re here right now,
right now
Shining like stars ’cause you’re beautiful, you’re beautiful, right now
You’re all I see in all these places
You’re all I see in all these faces
So let’s glow in the dark and spark the lights, the lights

Chorus
Hey now when you look up at the sky
We’ll be shootin’ stars just passin’ by
You’ll be shining bright with me tonight
We’ll be burnin’ up like neon lights

Chorus
Hey now when you look up at the sky
We’ll be shootin’ stars just passin’ by
You’ll be shining bright with me tonight
We’ll be burnin’ up like neon lights

Hook
Neon lights
Neon lights
Neon lights
Like neon lights, oh
Like neon lights, oh

Verse
Be still, my heart ’cause you’re here right now, you’re here right now, right now
Shining like stars ’cause you’re beautiful, you’re beautiful, right now
You’re all I see in all these places
You’re all I see in all these faces
So let’s glow in the dark and spark the lights, the lights

Chorus
Hey now when you look up at the sky
We’ll be shootin’ stars just passin’ by
You’ll be shining bright with me tonight
We’ll be burnin’ up like neon lights

Chorus
Hey now when you look up at the sky
We’ll be shootin’ stars just passin’ by
You’ll be shining bright with me tonight
We’ll be burnin’ up like neon lights

Hook
Neon lights
Neon lights
Neon lights
Like neon lights, oh
Like neon lights, oh

Verse*
Be still, my heart ’cause you’re here right now, you’re here right now, right now
Shining like stars ’cause you’re beautiful, you’re beautiful, right now
You’re all I see in all these places
You’re all I see in all these faces

Outro
Like neon lights, oh
Like neon lights, oh
Be still, my heart ’cause you’re here right now

__________

Fly (to Nicki Minaj’s “Fly”)

Chorus (2x)
I came to win, to fly, to conquer, to thrive
I came to win, to survive, to prosper, to rise
To fly, to fly

1st Verse
Everybody wanna try to box me in
Always sweating everytime it locks me in
Painting their own pictures then they crop me in
But I will remain where the top begins
Cause I am not a word, I’m not a line
I am not a kid who could ever be defined
I am not fly, I am levitation
I represent an entire generation

2nd Verse
I hear the criticism loud and clear
That is how I know that the time is near
So we become alive in a time of fear
And I ain’t got no reason, got no time to spare
Cry my eyes for days upon days
Such a heavy burden placed upon me
But when we go hard, our nay’s become yay’s
Yankee Stadium with Jay’s and Kanye’s

Chorus

Hook
Get ready for it, get ready for it,
Get ready for it, I came to win
Get ready for it, get ready for it,
Get ready for it

Chorus (2x)

__________

Oh New Bridges, I Love It (to “I Don’t Like It, I Love It”)

Intro
Yeah (3x)

Chorus
Oh New Bridges, I love it, love it, love it, uh oh
So listen up
Oh New Bridges, I love it, love it, love it, uh oh
When I can’t find the words, I just go,
Doot, doot, doot, doot, doot, doot doot
Doot, doot, doot, doot, doot
Oh, New Bridges, oh I love it
Doot, doot, doot, doot, doot, doot doot
Doot, doot, doot, doot, doot
Oh, New Bridges, oh I love it

1st Verse
All out, turn the beat up
Hey now I’m glad to see ya
Turn it up now hear the speaker
Yeah up, turn it up now, hear the speaker
I’ll speak louder, let’s get wild tonight
Singin’, dancin’, groovin’ to the vibes
Ain’t no problem, all my lines are right
All right, all right

2nd Verse
Oh, New Bridges, I love it
We have each other, sunrise to sunset
Limitations don’t exist for us, you bet
We’ll push it, we’ll push it
Cause we rise in the face of challenges, alright
No matter the circumstances, reach new heights
Innovate new ideas with all our might
We’ll make it, we’ll make it cause

Chorus

1st Verse

2nd Verse

Chorus

Hook
Meet me at the school you know
Represent New Bridges, oh
Feel the bass, and the treble so
The crowd will get excited!
Rise up and we come each day
Thinkin’ bout DRIVE, showing you our way
Express ourselves like on Broadway!
Oh, I love it, oh I love it

Outro
Doot, doot, doot, doot, doot, doot doot
Oh, New Bridges, oh I love it
Doot, doot, doot, doot, doot, doot doot
Oh, New Bridges, oh I love it – I love it

__________

Rise Up (as sung by Andra Day)

1st Verse
You’re broken down and tired
Of living life on a merry-go-round
And you can’t find the fighter
But I see it in you, so we gonna walk it out
Mo…ve mountains
We gon’ walk it out and
Mo…ve mountains

1st Chorus
And I’ll rise up, I’ll rise like the day
I’ll rise up, I’ll rise unafraid
I’ll rise up, and I’ll do it a thousand times again

2nd Chorus
And I’ll rise up, high like the waves
I’ll rise up, in spite of the ache
I’ll rise up, and I’ll do it a thousand times again
For you, for you, for you, for you

2nd Verse
When the silence isn’t quiet
And it feels like it’s getting hard to breathe
And I know you feel like dying
But I promise we’ll take the world to its feet
Mo…ve mountains
We’ll take to its feet
Mo…ve mountains

1st Chorus

For you, for you, for you, for you

3rd Verse
All we need, all we need is hope
And for that we have each other
And for that we have each other
We will rise, we will rise
We’ll rise, oh oh, we’ll rise

3rd Chorus
I’ll rise up, rise like the day
I’ll rise up, in spite of the ache
I will rise, a thousand times again
And we’ll rise up, high like the waves
We’ll rise up, in spite of the ache
We’ll rise up, and we’ll do it a thousand times again
For you, for you, for you, for you

Outro
Ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh


“Freedom” (Lyrics rewritten by Ms. Alice)

1st Verse
Tryna rain, tryna rain on the thunder
Tell the storm I’m new
I’ma walk, I’ma march on the regular
Painting white flags blue
Please forgive me, I’ve been running
Running blind in truth
I’ma rain, I’ma rain on this bitter love
Tell the sweet I’m new
Bridge
I’m telling these tears, “Go and fall away, fall away”
May the last one burn into flames
Chorus
Freedom! Freedom! I can’t move
Freedom, cut me loose!
Freedom! Freedom! Where are you?
Cause I need freedom too!
I break chains all by myself
Won’t let my freedom rot away
Hey! I’ma keep running
Cause a winner don’t quit on themselves
2nd Verse
I’ma wade, I’ma wave through the waters
Tell the tide, “Don’t move”
I’ma riot, I’ma riot through your borders
Call me bulletproof
Please forgive me, I’ve been runnin’
Runnin’ blind in truth
I’ma wade, I’ma wave through your shallow love
Tell the deep I’m new
Bridge
I’m telling these tears, “Go and fall away, fall away”
May the last one burn into flames
Chorus
Freedom! Freedom! I can’t move
Freedom, cut me loose!
Freedom! Freedom! Where are you?
Cause I need freedom too!
I break chains all by myself
Won’t let my freedom rot away
Hey! I’ma keep running
Cause a winner don’t quit on themselves
Rap
Everyday, I meditate for practice
Channel 9 news tell me I’m movin’ backwards
Eight blocks left, death is around the corner
Seven misleadin’ statements ’bout my persona
Six headlights wavin’ in my direction
Five-O askin’ me what’s in my possession
Yeah, I keep runnin’, jump in the aqueducts
Fire hydrants and hazardous
Smoke alarms on the back of us
But mama, don’t cry for me, ride for me
Try for me, live for me
Breathe for me, sing for me
Honestly guidin’ me
I could be more than I gotta be
Stole from me, lied to me, nation hypocrisy
Code on me, drive on me
Wicked, my spirit inspired me
Like yeah, open correctional gates in higher desert
Yeah, open our mind as we cast away oppression
Yeah, open the streets and watch our beliefs
And when they carve my name inside the concrete
I hope it forever reads

Chorus
Freedom! Freedom! I can’t move
Freedom, cut me loose!
Freedom! Freedom! Where are you?
Cause I need freedom too!
I break chains all by myself
Won’t let my freedom rot away
Hey! I’ma keep running
Cause a winner don’t quit on themselves


“Powerful” (from Empire

1st Verse
People been talking about it
We won’t just stand here in silence
Can’t stop the fire from rising rising, Ooh, ooh

2nd Verse
People don’t you be afraid
So many innocents slain
This is an era for change, Change

1st Bridge
And Malcolm’s probably turning in his grave
Every shade was beautifully made

Chorus
And powerful, There’s so much strength in you and me
Powerful, A breath away from victory
I matter, you matter, we matter all
I matter, you matter, we matter all
Powerful, Powerful

3rd Verse
I see a colorful future
Where skin don’t define any human
And stars are the only thing shooting
Shooting, Ooh, ooh

4th Verse
Mothers who bury their child
How can we sit there and hide
Change comes when all take a stand now
Stand up, Stand up

2nd Bridge
Martin’s speech still echoes in my brain
Every shade was beautifully made

Chorus
And powerful, There’s so much strength in you and me
Powerful, A breath away from victory
I matter, you matter, we matter all
I matter, you matter, we matter all
Powerful, Powerful

Interlude
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

Chorus
And powerful, There’s so much strength in you and me
Powerful, A breath away from victory
I matter, you matter, we matter all
I matter, you matter, we matter all
Powerful, Powerful


The Greatest

1st Verse
Uh-oh, running out of breath, but I
Oh, I, I got stamina
Uh-oh, running now, I close my eyes
Well, oh, I got stamina
And uh-oh, I see another mountain to climb
But I, I, I got stamina
Uh-oh, I need another lover, be mine
Cause I, I, I got stamina

Bridge
Don’t give up, I won’t give up
Don’t give up, no no no
Don’t give up, I won’t give up
Don’t give up, no no no

Chorus
I’m free to be the greatest, I’m alive
I’m free to be the greatest here tonight, the greatest
The greatest, the greatest alive
The greatest, the greatest alive

2nd Verse
Well, uh-oh, running out of breath, but I
Oh, I, I got stamina
Uh-oh, running now, I close my eyes
But, oh, I got stamina
And oh yeah, running to the waves below
But I, I got stamina
And oh yeah, I’m running and I’ve just enough
And uh-oh, I got stamina

Bridge
Don’t give up, I won’t give up
Don’t give up, no no no
Don’t give up, I won’t give up
Don’t give up, no no no

Chorus
I’m free to be the greatest, I’m alive
I’m free to be the greatest here tonight, the greatest
The greatest, the greatest alive
The greatest, the greatest alive

Hook
Oh-oh, I got stamina
Oh-oh, I got stamina
Oh-oh, I got stamina
Oh-oh, I got stamina

Rap
Hey, I am the truth
Hey, I am the wisdom of the fallen
I’m the youth
Hey, I am the greatest
Hey, this is the proof
Hey, I work hard, play hard, pay dues, hey
I transform with pressure
I’m hands-on with effort
I fell twice before my bounce back was special
Letdowns will get you,
And the critics will test you
But the strong will survive,
Another scar may bless you, ah

Bridge
Don’t give up, I won’t give up
Don’t give up, no no no
Don’t give up, I won’t give up
Don’t give up, no no no

Chorus
I’m free to be the greatest, I’m alive
I’m free to be the greatest here tonight, the greatest
The greatest, the greatest alive
The greatest, the greatest alive

Outro
The greatest, the greatest alive (8x)


Love Make the World Go Round

Intro
And love is love, is love, is love is love
Is love, is love, is love, is love

1st Verse
I’m… I’m wide awake
Ready to create
Everything I’ve imagined
Hearts, without any hate
Crying for change
Causing a chain reaction

Bridge
Those who hate us and fear us, can not keep us down
Cause we hear in our heartbeat a beautiful sound
If they try to deny us or silence us now
We just say no, oh, yeah, we let ’em know

Chorus
Love make the world go round
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
Love make the world go round
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
Love make the world go round-ound-ound-ound
Love make the world go round
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la

2nd Verse
We… we’ll be alright
Living our lives
Finding some satisfaction
No, we’re not gonna hide
No fear in our eyes
Love is a call to action

Bridge
Those who hate us and fear us, can not keep us down
Cause we hear in our heartbeat a beautiful sound
If they try to deny us or silence us now
We just say no, oh, yeah, we let ’em know

Chorus
Love make the world go round
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
Love make the world go round
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
Love make the world go round-ound-ound-ound
Love make the world go round
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la

Rap
Yeah, when the music is playing and the place is pumpin’
When the bass rattles your ribcage, hey something’s changed I’m dancing in this space altogether
A moment of peace, you know that you’re safe, and they just
Drop the beat the moment you most needed it
You came in as a question until the music completed it
Me and you in the universe, moving in unison, fly in this spot
But in the grand scheme what do we got?
What we got is love even when oppressors hate us
We can not let ’em diminish or intimidate us
We sing out, we got the rhythm and the truth on our side
We cut through the divide and we do it with drive
Wake up
A generation of innovators unable to patiently wait for change
Cause change is what they’ve been afraid of
Their malevolence can wait, raise the level of debate
Celebrate, elevate, make the world go round
Cannot be killed or swept aside, la-la-la-la
And fill the world with music, love and drive,
Round-ound-ound-ound, love make the world
And love is love, is love, is love is love, is love

Chorus
Love make the world go round
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
Love make the world go round
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
Love make the world go round-ound-ound-ound
Love make the world go round
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la

Outro
We’re not staying inside today
They’re not taking our DRIVE away
Le-lo-lai-le-lo-lai-lo-lay
We’re not staying inside today
They’re not taking our DRIVE away
Le-lo-lai-le-lo-lai-lo-lay
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
Love make the world go round


Skyscrapers

1st Verse
Skies are crying, we are watching
Catching teardrops in our hands
Only silence as it’s ending
Like we never had a chance
Do you have to make me feel like
There’s nothing left of me?

Chorus
You can take everything so far
You can break everything we are
Like we’re made of glass
Like we’re made of paper
Go on and try to tear us down
We will be rising from the ground
Like the skyscrapers
Like the skyscrapers

2nd Verse
As the smoke clears, we awaken
And rise up with the truth
We will all come together
Unite old with the youth
All our windows still are broken
But we’re standing on our feet

Chorus
You can take everything so far
You can break everything we are
Like we’re made of glass
Like we’re made of paper
Go on and try to tear us down
We will be rising from the ground
Like the skyscrapers
Like the skyscrapers

Bridge
Go run, run, run
We’re gonna stay right here,
Cause we have no fears
Yeah, oh
Go run, run, run
Yeah, it’s a long way down
But we are closer to the clouds up here

Chorus
You can take everything so far
You can break everything we are
Like we’re made of glass
Like we’re made of paper
Go on and try to tear us down
We will be rising from the ground
Like the skyscrapers
Like the skyscrapers

Outro
Like the skyscrapers
Like the skyscrapers


This One’s for You

1st Verse
We’re born to fly
So let’s keep living ’til it all falls down
Let’s close our eyes
And let the moment drive the whole world out

Chorus
We’re in this together
Hear our hearts beat together
We stand strong together
We’re in this forever
This one’s for you
This one’s for you

(Dance Section)

2nd Verse
Waving colored flags
We won’t surrender, there’s no standing down (no standing down)
Love’s a playing field
It’s full of winners,
We’re breaking new ground

Chorus
We’re in this together
Hear our hearts beat together
We stand strong together
We’re in this forever
This one’s for you
This one’s for you

(Dance Section)

Hook
In this together
Woah, woah
Oooooh

Chorus
We’re in this together
Hear our hearts beat together
We stand strong together
We’re in this forever
This one’s for you


I Was Here (for 5th Grade)

1st Verse
I wanna leave my footprints on the sands of time
Know there was something that, meant something that I left behind
When I leave this school, I’ll leave no regrets
Leave something to remember, so they won’t forget

Chorus
I was here, I lived, I loved
I was here, I did, I’ve done
Everything that I wanted
And it was more than I thought it would be
I will leave my mark so everyone will know
I was here

2nd Verse
I wanna say I lived each day, until I die
And know that I meant something in somebody’s life
The hearts I have touched will be the proof that I leave
That I made a difference, and this world will see

Chorus (2x)

Hook
I just want them to know
That I gave my all, did my best
Brought someone some happiness
Left this school a little better just because
I was here

Chorus

Final Chorus
I was here, I lived (I lived), I loved
I was here, I did (I did), I’ve done
I was here, I lived (I lived), I loved (I loved)
I was here (oh), I did, I’ve done
I was here

 

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