The Playground Zone (EP)

by Alphabet Rockers

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    The Playground Zone
    In The Playground Zone (EP), Alphabet Rockers sing out proud on skin color, neuro-diversity, and how to be an ally on the playground.

    The songs were recorded at Zoo Labs, Alphabet Rockers' music accelerator program in Oakland, CA with Producer Brad Dollar, and mastered by Colin Leonard (Leona Lewis, Justin Bieber, Ludacris).

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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of The Love (GRAMMY®-nominated), Throw Shine on Black History, My Holiday (Single), Rise Shine #Woke (GRAMMY Nominated), Yummy Yummy Fresh (Single), The Playground Zone (EP), Back to School: The Remix (Album), and Go! (Album). , and , .

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Players’ Life © School Time Music LLC 2016 Written by Kaitlin McGaw, Tommy Shepherd, Aaron Horowitz Chorus: HEY - i just want you to know i wanna PLAY - don’t stop just go - gonna STAY - in the playground zone- live that life til the street lights come on Verse 1: All my players - together - whatever the whether We play wall ball, kickball, baseball, tether - We’re all instant friends and we’re down for each other No kingdom on the playground we’re kings and queens forever Like swinging with your sisters, and sliding with your brothers We all are the jam and It’s all peanut butter It’s what it is - It’s how we get down It’s the player’s life out on the playground! Chorus Verse 2: Here’s the rules: there’s only one kind Be courteous, cool, no one gets left behind Take turns everything’ll be fine, and we can sort it out when it’s clean up time ‘Cause what’s yours is yours, and what’s mine is mine, and we can laugh together in the monkey bar line It’s what it is - It’s how we grind In the players’ life- it’s always playtime! Chorus Verse 3: Tag! You’re it! - We’re back and we’re racing This time we’re all in outer space, chasing Check the swings they’ll fly you to the moon - HEY, bring back a kick ball, we’ll need one soon! Who’s up? Me! It’s my turn to swing I pushed you, can you push me As high as you can? Underdog, please? Watch us as we do our thing! Chorus credits
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That’s Your Name Wear it Out © School Time Music LLC 2016 Written by Kaitlin McGaw, Tommy Shepherd Hey what’s your name? Kaitlin Hey what’s your name? Kaitlin Hey what’s your name? Kaitlin Yeah that’s your name - wear it out. Hey what’s my name? Kaitlin Hey what’s my name? Kaitlin Hey what’s my name? Kaitlin Yeah that’s my name - wear it out. Like this: Kangaroo kitten kiss Hey now - kick kick kick Kangaroo kitten kiss Hey now - k- k- kick CHORUS: Do the sandbox Stack the blocks up Do the spinning top Put your rocks up Do the meatball & the Spaghetti All my rock stars Are you ready? Hey what’s your name? Tommy Hey what’s your name? Tommy Hey what’s your name? Tommy Yeah that’s your name - wear it out. Hey what’s my name? Tommy Hey what’s my name? Tommy Hey what’s my name? Tommy Yeah that’s my name - wear it out. Like this: Tiger tag turtle top Hey now - talk Tiger tag turtle top Hey now - t- t- talk Chorus [Your turn!] Hey what’s your name? _______ Hey what’s your name? _______ Hey what’s your name? _______ Yeah that’s your name - wear it out. Hey what’s your name? _______ Hey what’s your name? _______ Hey what’s your name? _______ Yeah that’s your name - wear it out. [Dance break] Chorus x2 Breakdown: Say your name wear it out - out Say your name wear it out - out Walk around the block Walk around the block Walk around the block We OUT!
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Wiggle Jiggle © School Time Music 2016 Written by Bosco Kante Wiggle Jiggle Bounce Pop Lock it Rock it Don’t Stop!
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Oddball © School Time Music LLC 2016 Written by Kaitlin McGaw and Tommy Shepherd Introduction: This song goes out to all the brains of the world We all got them, they all work differently. You feel like you don’t fit in? Well… CHORUS: I’m odd I’m weird I’m out of place I’m a retro head from outer space if you’re here and a weirdo just like me Put an elbow up in the place to be Verse 1: You might not hear me, ‘cause I speak with my eyes If you listen closely you might recognize There’s a story being told so try to understand If you can’t hear my eyes I can speak with my hands Slide up to the sun, swim back down Land in the kitchen, my food is pure sound Carrots are kinda loud, peas are quite quiet The beat it made when I bit down?------- I liked it. Pre-chorus: When I’m walking to school it’s just me When I sing in my head it’s just me I can do it, I can do it! Look it! Look it, I can do it! Yea, you see all this right here? Well, that’s me. When I’m dancing and swaying, it’s me When I’m running from shade, it’s just me The way that I laugh, or draw or do math I’m-a I’m-a I’m-a I’m-a do me Chorus Verse 2: When I’m feeling stuck or kind of out of luck I put on my favorite shoes, which are really rubber ducks Then I set out to take a long walk -- you know why? Every step I take puts me closer to the sky! And on top of all that? I land on the ground with a boom and a quack I’m here - stuck - counting colors on our shoes If I had it my way, I would paint them all blue That’s the only color that makes me feel right Otherwise I’m frustrated -- can’t see the light Woah ----- it’s like this everyday! All my odd family, let me hear you say -- Ho! Prechorus Bridge Run on the sand Jump off the rock Swing through the tree Jet through the clouds Float through the atmosphere Up to outer space Bounce off a crater Crash into Mars Spin into stars Slip through the milky way On the rise now let’s take a ride and You can drive my mind! Now take us to the finish line…. Chorus (repeats)
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Gimme Some Skin © School Time Music LLC 2016 Written by Kaitlin McGaw and Tommy Shepherd with Music by Bosco Kante Chorus I need a hand - UP UP UP Can I get a little help now? UP UP UP Don’t let me down... Can you be down, down, down? I need help! UP UP UP Can I get a little hand now? UP UP UP Don’t let me down... Can you be down, down, down? VERSE Once upon a time all lands were united One world one life one sun was provided One people - skin so beautiful Tones like jewels - each one original Flash to the future, story’s still the same Reflections of the past - gifts that we claim One legend that was passed around “Everyone’s skin was a different shade of brown.” my skin color is your skin color is my skin color is your skin color is my skin color is your skin color is my skin color is your skin color is CHORUS VERSE 2 Skin color is a spectrum we know that fact Highlight its beauty through high five contact Human is human we have the same parts Skin tones are different but not too far apart Every high-5 is special because we are The colors, together they raise the bar Bringing us together, dropping that guard Give me that rock - I’ll show you that star CHORUS Bridge (x2) We stick together Thick or thin So gimme some Gimme some skin Breakdown (x2) Let them know you’re alive Put your hands up to the sky Look somebody in the eyes Rock that ultimate High 5 CHORUS
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Change the World © School Time Music LLC 2016 Written by Kaitlin McGaw, Tommy Shepherd, Brad Dollar Verse 1 Wishing for the day where we don’t have to hide -- who we are, how we pray, how we love -- it’s all right Everyone gets the chance to speak their mind And people stand up - stand up for what’s right How about you- would you make that change? How about me - will i do the same? Oh-oh-oh-- Verse 2 Wishing for a time when the world’s safe for all And no matter who it is there’s help when we fall No one feels alone - love is the call And people feel safe without borders, or walls How about you - would you make that change? How about me - will I do the same? Oh-oh-oh-- Chorus: Wishing we could change the world One by one we’ll change the world! Yes, you know you - you change the world So what will you do - you change the world Bridge: Wishing is hoping all our dreams come true When things are broken I wish they were new Wish I could fly, wish I could touch the sky Wish you could hear me wish Chorus Outro I wish we could change it, change it What will you do? Yea, yea, yea yea Let’s change it, change it, change it One by one - we can change it! Yea, yea, yea yea Change it, change it, change it I believe I believe I believe we can change it Change it, change it, change it Together we change it! Together we change it.
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That’s Your Name Wear it Out © School Time Music LLC 2016 Written by Kaitlin McGaw, Tommy Shepherd Hey what’s your name? ______ Hey what’s your name? ______ Hey what’s your name? ______ Yeah that’s your name - wear it out. Hey what’s my name? ______ Hey what’s my name? ______ Hey what’s my name? ______ Yeah that’s my name - wear it out. Freestyle Instrumental Break CHORUS: Do the sandbox Stack the blocks up Do the spinning top Put your rocks up Do the meatball & the Spaghetti All my rock stars Are you ready? Hey what’s your name? _______ Hey what’s your name? _______ Hey what’s your name? _______ Yeah that’s your name - wear it out. Hey what’s my name? _______ Hey what’s my name? _______ Hey what’s my name? _______ Yeah that’s my name - wear it out. Freestyle Instrumental Break Chorus [Your turn!] Hey what’s your name? _______ Hey what’s your name? _______ Hey what’s your name? _______ Yeah that’s your name - wear it out. Hey what’s your name? _______ Hey what’s your name? _______ Hey what’s your name? _______ Yeah that’s your name - wear it out. [Dance break] Chorus x2 Breakdown: Say your name wear it out - out Say your name wear it out - out Walk around the block Walk around the block Walk around the block We OUT!

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In The Playground Zone (EP), Alphabet Rockers sing out proud on skin color, neuro-diversity, and how to be an ally on the playground.

The songs were recorded at Zoo Labs, Alphabet Rockers' music accelerator program in Oakland, CA with Producer Brad Dollar, and mastered by Colin Leonard (Leona Lewis, Justin Bieber, Ludacris).

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released June 6, 2016

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