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Small After Small
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"Small After Small":
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1. Small After Small
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9. I Can Be
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2. How Many Hugs
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10. Zeal Appeal
3. Earth Mama
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11. My Dad
4. I Am A Bright Light
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12. Another Name for Love
5. Let It Shine
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13. Made Of Love
6. I'm Just Right
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14. Love, Love, Love
7. In The Hand Of God
 
15. Soup Of The Soul
8. Troubles Like Bubbles
 

01. Small After Small
C 2005 Laurie Story Vela & Jeremiah Vela Murphy


V1:
One small hit
makes the whole world say “Ow”.
One small hope helps somebody see how.
One small thought
gives the whole world energy.
And one small anything
starts with you and me.

Chorus:
It doesn’t have to be big,
it doesn’t have to be tall.
The world is changed small after small.
It doesn’t have to be great,
it doesn’t have to be all.
The world is changed small after small…

V2:
One small fear
makes the whole world afraid.
One small faith helps somebody feel brave.
One small joy gives the world a happy dance.
And one small anything
starts with one small chance.
Chorus

Tag:
So no matter how tiny,
it’s important you see.
Small after small,
we’ll change the world, you & me …

03. Earth Mama
C 2006 Laurie Story Vela

V1:
My peaceful feet are standin’,
standin’ on Mama Earth.
They’re standin’ still for what she’s worth,
standin’ still for Mama Earth.

Chorus:
Earth Mama, Mama Earth,
Earth Mama, Mama Earth

V2:
My peaceful feet are walkin’,
walkin’ on Mama Earth.
They’re walkin’ peace for what she’s worth,
walkin’ peace for Mama Earth.

Chorus

V3:
My peaceful feet are dancin’,
dancin’ on Mama Earth.
They’re dancin’ joy for what she’s worth,
standin’ joy for Mama Earth.

Chorus

V4:
My helpful hands are reaching out,
reaching out for Mama Earth.
They’re reaching out for what she’s worth,
reaching out for Mama Earth.

Chorus

V5:
My helpful hands are planting seeds,
planting seeds for Mama Earth.
They’re planting seeds for what she’s worth,
planting seeds for Mama Earth.

Chorus

V6:
My helpful hands are giving thanks,
giving thanks for Mama Earth.
They’re giving thanks for what she’s worth,
giving thanks for Mama Earth.

Chorus

V7:
Earth Mama, we honor you
We honor you Mama Earth
With peaceful feet and helping hands,
we honor you Mama Earth ………

Chorus
Fade Out ...

 

02. How Many Hugs?
C 1992Lyrics Laurie Story Vela
Tune: Jenny Jenkins
How many hugs can you give, can you give?
How many hugs can you give?
Can you hug you like you're worth?
Can you hug the whole earth?
Can you hug a tree, hug the sea,
hug your mother, hug a brother,
hug another, hug a million,
billion, trillion, zillion more!
Can you hug some more?!

04. I Am A Bright Light
C 2004 Laurie Story Vela & SLC Kids

Chorus:
I am a bright light, that’s who I am.
I’m gonna shine as bright as I can.
I am a bright light, that’s who I am...
I’m gonna shine as bright as I can.

When I help mom, I’m shining my light.
My helping hands are shining bright.
I can take the trash out
or put the dishes away,
My helping light shines bright every day.
Chorus

When I make a new friend,
I’m shining my light.
My friendly hands are shining bright.
I can be kind to someone different than me.
My friendly light shines so brightly.
Chorus

When I stop a bully, I’m shining my light.
My peaceful hands are shining bright.
I may feel anger but I choose to talk it out.
My peaceful light shines what I’m about.
Chorus + repeat & fade:
I am a bright light …

05. Let It Shine
C 1998 Lyrics Laurie Story Vela
Tune: This Little Light of Mine


Would you stand for peace
if peace were calling you?
And if you stood for peace,
then what would you do?
Stand up now for peace,
put on some peaceful shoes!
Listen! Peace! Yes, peace!
It's calling you!

Chorus:
(*peaceful, loving, joyful)
That *peaceful light inside,
are you gonna let it shine?
That peaceful light inside,
I’m gonna let it shine!
That peaceful light inside,
come on, let’s let it shine!
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine!

Would you stand for love
if love were calling you?
And if you stood for love,
then what would you do?
Stand up now for love,
put on some lovin' shoes!
*Listen! Love! Yes, love!
It's calling you!
Chorus * loving

Would you stand for joy
if joy were calling you?
And if you stood for joy,
then what would you do?
Stand up now for joy,
put on some joyful shoes!
*Listen! Joy! Yes, joy!
It's calling you!
Chorus * joyful

This peaceful light inside,
yes, we let it shine!
This loving light inside,
yes, we let it shine!
This joyful light inside,
yes, we let it shine!
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine!
Peace and love and joy – we…….shine!

06. I'm Just Right
C 2005Jeremiah Vela-Murphy & Laurie Story Vela
Tune of I'm Not Scared by Bob Blue

Chorus:
I'm just right, I'm just right,
See the way I fit inside,
that proves that I,m just right

V1:
One day at school, I asked some kids
if I could join their game.
But they just laughed and told me, "No!"
and then they called me names...
I walked away, my head was low,
I started feeling bad
but then I stopped and looked inside
at everything I had.
I said ... Chorus

V2:
My friend and I were in a game
with our baseball team.
When I got up, I hit a home run
and the crowd began to scream...
We slapped high five, my friend and I,
but then my friend struck out.
You might think that she felt bad
when the crowd began to shout...
But she said.... Chorus

V3:
I know the man who wrote this song
when it said I'm not scared.
It's true this man is very brave
even when he's dared....
He is alive and mostly well
but his body can't sing or play.
Still I know when he looks inside
he has this to say....
He says... Chorus
(Repeat last line slowly)

08. Troubles Like Bubbles
C 1992 & revised 2006 Laurie Story Vela

Chorus:
Blow your troubles like bubbles
floating through the air ...
Troubles like bubbles:
float your every care!
For just as surely as tear drops,
need a place to plop.
Your troubles, when they're bubbles,
they will guickly POP!

V1:
Sometimes life feels bad,
sometimes you feel sad. Sometimes your day
feels like the worst you’ve ever had.
So what do you do so you can feel glad?
Just let go of all that makes you mad.
Chorus

V2:
Sometimes life feels rough,
sometimes things get tough.
Sometimes you feel like you’ve had enough.
So what do you do
with all that stressful stuff?
Just let it go in one little puff!
Chorus

07. In The Hand of God
C 2006 Laurie Story Vela
Tune of Down By The Bay

In the hand of God, where everything grows,       I put my cares and feel Love’s flow
And when I do Mother/Father will say …

* Did you ever feel fear
and wish an angel was near?

Let go and pray!

* Did you ever just cry
and wonder all the reasons why?

* Did you ever give a shove
when what you wanted was love?

* Did you ever have to wait
with just nothin’ but faith?

* Did you ever grow a dream
out of nowhere it seems?

09. I Can Be
C 1999 Laurie Story Vela

Chorus:
Oh I can be whoever I see.
It’s up to me … my imagination’s free

V1:
Oh I’ll be like Spider Man
or Oscar in the garbage can
But I won’t be as mean
and I’ll be a lot more clean.
I’ll skate or I will surf all around my turf.
I’ll be as good as I can
when I’m a hero like spider man.
Chorus

V2:
Oh I’ll be a queen or king
in charge of everything.
All my people will be free
and happy just to be.
We will have enough to eat
and our streets will be neat.
Yes our kingdom will be green
when I’m the king or queen.
Chorus

V3:
Oh I’ll be an athlete with really fast feet.
I’ll always play fair whenever I compete.
I will run fast and jump so high,
even touch the sky.
My Spirit won’t be beat when I’m an athlete.
Chorus
Tag:
It's up to meeeeeeeeeeeee........
(slowly) my imagination's free!

10. Zeal Appeal
C 1993 Laurie Story Vela
Tune of John Jacob (get softer 'til last line)

I am Life's child full of zeal!
I have zeal appeal!
Whenever I go out, the people always shout,
"What's the deal?
Where'd you get that zeal appeal?
Godda dada dada da da!

11.My Dad
C 2005 Laurie Story Vela
Chorus:
My dad, my dad!
I’m so glad that you’re my dad!
God, he’s a good idea that you had.
Thank you God for making my dad.

V.1:
Sometimes my dad works a lot.
But I know I’m never forgot.
Even though he keeps busy making money,
My dad always takes time for me.

Chorus

V.2:
My dad is big and strong.
He teaches me that I belong
And that I’m loved no matter what.
My dad is made of all the right stuff.
Chorus

Bridge:
Dad you’re the best, dad you’re a king,
Dad, you can do almost anything.
I love you so and that’s why I sing …

Chorus
(Repeat last line and fade out)

13.Made Of Love
C 2006 Laurie Story Vela

Chorus:
If God made me out of just one thing
I think that thing is Love
Love, Love, that’s what I'm made of
God made all of me out of Love

Love in my heart (touch heart),
love in my hips (“cha cha cha”!)
Love in my arms (hug self),
love in my lips (kiss!)
Love in my fingers (wiggle),
love in my toes (touch them)
Love in my hair (fluff),
love in my nose (pinch)
Love is inside of me
and my love just grows and grows
Chorus

Love when I feel happy (“Yay!”)
Love when I feel sad (“Waah!”)
Love when I feel angry (“Ggrr!”)
Love when I feel bad (“Uh!”)
Love is inside of me so it’s in
every single feeling that I’ve ever had!
Chorus

Love in my words
(“Quiet whisper” “Happy Shout!”)
Love in my thoughts
(“You can do it, have no doubt.”)
Love in my hands
(“Let me help you out!”)
Love in my smiles and all of my hugs ….
I am Love!
Yes, God made me to be loving and kind
(“Good friends”)
Kind to everyone and everything that I find (“Like a bug”)
And if I make a mistake (“Ooops”),
God doesn’t mind,
Just cuts me a break and reminds me
I am Love!

Love, Love, that’s what I am made of
God made all of me out of Love
Love, Love, Love, Love, Love, Love
I am Love

 

 

 

 

12.Mother Is Another
Name For Love

C 2005 Laurie Story Vela
V.1:
When I’m feeling scared,
and I’m all out of brave,
mom is there to tell me I’m safe.
She holds me tight in the day or the night.
When I’m all out of brave,
mom let’s me know I’m all right.

Chorus:
Thank you mom for taking good care of me.
Thank you mom,
you’re the best that can be!
And thank you God
for everything mom’s made of.
Mother is another name for love.

V.2:
When I’m feeling mad
and I’m all out of nice,
Mom gives space instead of advice.
She lets me cry or pout
or even shout it all out.
When I’m all out of nice,
mom shows me what love’s about.
Chorus

V.3:
When I’m feeling good
and I’m all full of God,
Mom is there to celebrate and applaud.
We dance a dance of joyful glee,
When I’m all full of God,
mom is right there with me.
Chorus
(Repeat last line and go down instead of up)

14. Love, Love
Lyrics C 2006 Laurie Story Vela
Tune of many traditionals like Rose, Rose

Love, Love, Love, Love
Each of us is God’s breath of Love
I am Love. You are Love.
Love is what we’re all made of.

(Repeats & is a great Round!)

15. Soup Of The Soul
Lyrics C 2005 Laurie Story Vela
Tune: When The Saints Go Marching In

Chorus:
We’re serving soup (repeat),
soup of the soul (repeat),
It’s Spirit soup, come have a bowl.
We are nourishing our Oneness.
Our Spirit soup will make us whole.

V1:
We’re putting thoughts (repeat),
into our pot (repeat),
Just put in one or put in a lot.
Our Spirit soup is what we make it.
From your heart, add what you’ve got.
Chorus

V2:
We’re putting faith (repeat),
and lots of love (repeat),
And all things good that we’re made of
Our Spirit soup is a celebration
for God’s gift of life and love.
Chorus

Bridge:
The story of stone soup
is a far reaching fable,
It’s the teamwork and the Oneness
of which we’re able.
It puts our Spirit Soup upon God’s table …

Chorus

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