Run Free

by Animal Farm

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released June 1, 2016

DAVID LADON Vocals, Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, Percussion
SETH ADAMS Vocals, Bass, Keyboards, Percussion
CHRIS BELDEN Vocals, Sax, Banjo, Percussion
DERIK KENDALL Violin
JOSH KIGGANS Drums
KIRSTEN LAMB Vocals

PRODUCED by SETH ADAMS and DAVID LADON
ENGINEERED by ARIEL BERNSTEIN
MIXED and MASTERED by MIKE HAGLER at KINGSIZE Sound Labs

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Animal Farm Chicago, Illinois

ANIMAL FARM is a Chicago-based quartet of musicians and educators whose lively performances entertain and engage children of all ages. Our stage show is a colorful blend of music, storytelling, hilarious antics and audience participation.

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Track Name: Animal Farm (Theme Song)
Animal Faaaaaaaaarm

There's a place where you can go and always find a friend,
Think of all the different faces waiting just around the bend,
Reptiles, mammals, fish and birds in one big community,
'cause at the farm you can be you and at the farm I can be me.

Farmer Dave will feed us.
And Sheriff knows the way.
Together we will find a new adventure everyday.
at the Animal Faaaaaaaaaaarm

There's more than cows and roosters here,
not just horsies, sheep and hens
an exotic ecosystem of colorful new friends
we've got a dancing heard of hippos, peacocks wearing snazzy threads
a vegetarian spider and a tortoise with two heads.

Every boy and girl is welcome
don't need feathers to get in
so leave your worries at the gatepost and get comfy in your skin.
at the Animal Faaaaaaarm.

Through rain and snow and sunshine
together we are strong
so don't be shy
lift your voices high
and join us in our song

at the Animal Faaaaaaaaarm
Animal Faaaaaaaaarm
Animal Farm
Track Name: Glitter Bug
I’m not a worker bee
I’ll move at my own speed
I’ll find my own honey
and the sweeter it will be

I’m so sparkly
And I’ll shine so bright the whole wild world will see.
(It’s a part of me)

Mambo and jitterbug
You know this glitterbug can swing
Now watch me cut a rug (breakdown)
I want to hear you sing that (do re me fa so la ti do ti la so fa me re do)

I’m so sparkly
And I’ll shine so bright the whole wild world will see.
(It’s a part of me)

You can’t squish me
Or my creativity
I’m livin life so glittery
I’m free

I’m so sparkly
And I’ll shine so bright the whole wild world will see.
(It’s a part of me)

I’m so sparkly
I’ll be shining like the stars of the galaxy
(It’s a part of me)
Track Name: Vegetarian Spider
I’m a vegetarian spider
I’m a lover not a fighter
‘stead of moths I’ll eat some carrots
‘stead of skeeters I eat squash
In my web I catch tomatoes
How I love french fried potatoes
Onions, beets, and peppers
Are my favorite things to nosh

No Flies, No Ants
Feed me, Juicy Plants
Stop by anyday
And grab a side of cole slaw on the way

Oh, my friends tell me I’m strange
For a spider I’m deranged
I’d rather drink V8
Than feast on flee or bee.
Other spiders are judgmental
When I’m eating curried lentils
But they can have their insects
I know what’s best for me

No Flies, No Ants
Feed me, Juicy Plants
Stop by anyday
And grab a side of cole slaw on the way

Part 1: Brussel sprouts make me want to shout
Part 2: Rutabaga rutabaga rutabaga Root
Part 3: I go bananas for bananas, I like leeks I like leeks

No Flies, No Ants
Feed me, Juicy Plants
Stop by any day
And grab a side of Cole Slaw on the way
Track Name: The Hippo Song
I woke to take a walk
The sun was still asleep
I wandered towards the bay
And slowly dragged my feetot

At once a felt a pulse
A groovy beat in five
I heard a joyful roar
And felt the funky jive of

Hi-po-pa-to-mus, Hi-po-pa-to-mus

Now any hippo knows
That dancing sooths the soul
In hours before the sun
The hippos have their fun

The day’s to hot to dance
The sun will scorch the skin
But when the dusk arrives
The thundering waltz begins with

Hi-po-pa-to-mus, Hi-po-pa-to-mus

You mustn’t get to near
You’re better to stay clear
A hippo dance is not
A human social spot


Kiboko kiboko kiboko kiboko
Hi-po-pa-to-mus, Hi-po-pa-to-mus
Track Name: Shed Your Skin
Everyone's got something they eventually outgrew
Everybody's gotta shed a skin or two
Yes it's out with the old and in with the new
Everybody's gotta shed a skin or two

Well, sometimes you feel so cooped up, you're just about to burst
So itchy in your skin you want to climb out head first
But wait! This skin's familiar; it's the only one I know
Relax, that's just called growing, and everyone must grow

Everyone's got something they eventually outgrew
Everybody's gotta shed a skin or two
Yes it's out with the old and in with the new
Everybody's gotta shed a skin or two

Sometimes you get to itchin', and that itch won't be denied
Then a part of you says: "Give up!" before you've even tried
But then another part says: "Come on, you can do it, friend!
It'll all end up ok and if it's not, it's not the end."

Everyone's got something they eventually outgrew
Everybody's gotta shed a skin or two
Yes it's out with the old and in with the new
Everybody's gotta shed a skin or two

If you've ever shed your skin
then you'd be in the know
it doesn't take a scientist
to see that all things grow
you can tell your friends
changing ain't no thing
Just stomp your feet and clap your hands
together we will sing.

Everyone's got something they eventually outgrew
Everybody's gotta shed a skin or two
Yes it's out with the old and in with the new
Everybody's gotta shed a skin or two
Track Name: When Pigs Fly
If fish can glow deep in the sea
And crocodiles can climb up trees
If dolphins laugh and monkeys sing
A hog can do most anything

My mind is set
I’ll soar away
I’ll be a flying pig one day

When people say: “That’ll happen when PIGS FLY!”
They mean a time that won’t come by
But you will see. I’ll go so far.
This pig will be a shooting star.

My mind is set
I’ll soar away
I’ll be a flying pig one day

My mind is set
I’ll soar away
I’ll be a flying pig today
Track Name: Run Free
I feel the ground beneath
I’m Soaking in the rays
Wind whipping at my mane
I could run for days

I run free
From lock and chain
You will see
I will not be tamed

I play across the plains
No fence but the horizon
A cloud of dust behind us
The tumbleweeds remind us

That we run free
From lock and chain
You will see
We will not be tamed

we run free
From lock and chain
You will see
We will not be tamed
Track Name: Why Be a Pigeon When You Can Be a Peacock?
Why be a pigeon
When you can be a peacock
Why entertain the thought of being drab
Look into my eyes
And you’ll soon realize
That I’m ecstatic to be
Living fab

It’s a real pleasure
My natural treasure
Counting immeasurable hues
There is crimson and silver
Forest green runs down the quiver
Fusia AND magenta
And a streak of royal blue

I love colors, Yes I do!
Won’t you be a peacock, too?
I love colors, take my advice
Maybe one day I’ll be A bird of paradise (and I’ll dance real nice)

Why be boring
Why be trite
Why not show some color now and then
You’re not a pidgeon
You’re not a crow
And you’re certainly not a hen

A peacock such as you
Should never be subdued
Strut and prance your feathers to and fro
It’s no shame to strut your train
Like a lion with his mane
A tail will tell your tale
No two peacocks are the same

I love colors, Yes I do!
Won’t you be a peacock, too?
I love colors, take my advice
Maybe one day I’ll be A bird of paradise.

Why be a pigeon when you can be a peacock?
Why be easy listening, WHEN YOU CAN ROCK!