Swingset Mamas

Swingset Mamas

 Detroit, Michigan, USA
BandPop

The Swingset Mamas are two rockin’ moms, whose music has spawned an avid network of fans including children, parents and educators. This award-winning group performs their playful, inspiring and educations music at festivals, schools and community events across the country.

Biography

The Swingset Mamas take the rhythms of everyday life and playfully weave them into song for kids and parents of ALL ages to enjoy! People all over the world are grooving to the music of the Swingset Mamas - and you will too!

Whether making sun safety fun with the "Sunscreen Dance", eating healthy with the reggae-inspired "Colors of the Rainbow", or fastening your seatbelt to a hip-hop beat with “Buckle Up” (now played on SIRIUS Satellite Radio); the music of the Swingset Mamas appeals to kids and parents of all ages. 2008 AWARDS include: Parents Choice, NAPPA , iParenting Media & Dove Foundation.

Lyrics

Dance around the House

Written By: Marlowe Bechmann and Lizzie Swan

DANCE AROUND THE HOUSE

Just Hanging Around, and you don’t what to do. Just roll up the rug, And kick off your shoes.
You can dance all night, with all your friends, Gonna get up in the morning, and do it again.

Pick out your favorite song, and turn it up real loud.
Make your Daddy and your momma feel mighty proud.

Dance around the house, everybody Dance around the house
Dance and spin, right on in, All night long.

Can you dance like a monkey? Jumpin’ up and down?
You’re gonna get so tired, you’re gonna fall to the ground.
Can you dance in a circle? Can you dance in a square? Dancin’ in a triangle.
Dancin’ in your underwear!!!!!!

Dance around the house, everybody Dance around the house
Dance and spin, right on in, All night long.

Can you dance real high high high? Can you dance down low, low, low?
Can you dance real fast? Can you dance so slow?
When you wiggle your hips child, Oooh you know you got soul.
& When you dance real crazy . . . . that’s rock ‘n’ roll

Dance around the house, everybody Dance around the house
Dance and spin, right on in, All night long.

Dance around the house, everybody Dance around the house
Dance and spin, right on in, All night long.
We’re gonna do it All night long. All . . .all night long

Sunscreen Lotion

Written By: Marlowe Bechmann & Lizzie Swan

SUNSCREEN LOTION

playing outside is so much fun,
Laughin’ and playin’ out in the sun,
But don’t forget to protect your skin
It’s the part of the body that you’re living in, so . . .

Grab a bottle from the top of the shelf (grab a bottle)
We’ll show you a way to protect yourself
From New Jersey to Hawaii to the South of France
Everyone’s doin’ the sunscreen dance

Chorus
Sunscreen lotion, get the notion
Sunscreen lotion, it’s a magic potion
Sunscreen lotion, doin’ the motion
Sunscreen lotion, causin’ a commotion
Reapply after you swim in the ocean
We’re Doin’ the Sunscreen dance.

Spoken: Ok Everybody. Grab your sunscreen. Here we go …
Rub it on your arms and rub it on your shoulders,
Rub it on your cheeks your ears and your nose,
Rub it on your lips, your tummy and your hips.
Glide your fingers from your legs to your toes.
We’re almost done now that’s a fact
Sooo grab a partner and rub it on your back Yeaaah.

Instrumental

The sun shines strongest from 10 to 4
Put on a hat and shades before you walk out the door
And Don’t forget that even on cloudy days
You’re still exposed to ultraviolet rays . . .

Sunscreen lotion, get the notion
Sunscreen lotion, magic potion
Sunscreen lotion do the motion
Sunscreen lotion, causin a commotion
Reapply after you swim in the ocean
Come on We’re doin’ the Sunscreen dance.

Rub it in, save your skin
Rub it in, save your skin.
We’re doin’ the Sunscreen dance.
Rub it in, save your skin
Rub it in, save your skin.

Bugs

Written By: Marlowe Bechmann & Lizzie Swan

BUGS

Bugs, I see Bugs, crawling next to me.
Bugs, I see Bugs, crawling down the tree
I see Bugs, Bugs, creeping everywhere.
I see Bugs, Bugs, flying through the air.
Caterpillars, Ants, and Beetles too,
Ladybugs and cricket living all around you.. . .

Riddle #1 (half-spoken over bass line)
Well I saw a bug, he had 8 legs, and right from his middle came a silky thread.
Going up and down, and back and forth, Spinning a web of a circular sort.
A fly got caught in it, she pulled the fly to her,
What kind of bug was it . . . . . (everyone screams) a Spider!!

Bugs, I see Bugs, crawling next to me.
Bugs, I see Bugs, crawling down the tree
I see Bugs, Bugs, creeping everywhere.
I see Bugs, Bugs, flying through the air.
Caterpillars, Ants, and Beetles too,
living all around in your backyard zoo.. . .

Riddle #2
Well I heard a bug, it seemed very near.
Goin’ zzzz zzzz (whining skeeter noise) in my ear,
First it was here and then over there,
Flying in circles all through the air.
It landed on my arm for a bite to eat-0,
What kind of bug was it . . . . . (everyone screams) a Mosquito!

Bugs, I see Bugs, Crawling next to me.
Bugs, I see Bugs, crawling down the tree
I see Bugs, Bugs, creeping everywhere.
I see Bugs, Bugs, flying through the air.
Caterpillars, Ants, and Beetles too, ladybugs and crickets living all around you.
Caterpillars, Ants, and Beetles too, living all around in your backyard zoo,
Caterpillars, Ants, and Beetles too, if you get too close, they’re gonna crawl all over you . . .
They’re gonna crawl all over you . . . crawl all over you

Colors of the Rainbow

Written By: Marlowe Bechmann & Lizzie Swan

COLORS OF THE RAINBOW

The colors of the rainbow look so sweet.
Pretty and bright, they’re good enough to eat.
They keep me healthy or so I’m told,
If I eat them all I’ll get a pot of gold. (see pot of gold)

Picking red strawberries from a field,
I eat a yellow banana with every meal
Oranges full of vitamin C, keep a runny nose (nose runs away) far away from me.

Don’t you know, I eat the colors of the rainbow.
I love the colors of the rainbow.
I eat the colors of the rainbow.
We’re all colors of the rainbow.

Pass the green peas if you please,
And make a mushy avocado into guacamole.
I like blueberry pancakes at breakfast time,
And sucking purple plums in the hot sunshine.

Don’t you know, I eat the colors of the rainbow.
I love the colors of the rainbow.
I eat the colors of the rainbow.
We’re all colors of the rainbow.

Looking up high, in the sky, it’s a piece of pumpkin pie

Oh the colors of the rainbow look so sweet.
Pretty and bright, they’re good enough to eat.
They keep me healthy or so I’m told,
If I eat them all I’ll get a pot of gold.

Don’t you know, I eat the colors of the rainbow.
I love the colors of the rainbow.
I eat the colors of the rainbow.
We’re all colors of the rainbow.

Red, Orange, Yellow, Green and Blue, Indigo and Violet come shining through
Red, Orange, Yellow, Green and Blue, Indigo and Violet, they all come shining through.
They all come shining through.They all come shining through

TAKE A WALK IN SOMEONE ELSE'S SHOES

Written By: Marlowe Bechmann & Lizzie Swan

TAKE A WALK
By the Swingset Mamas

Take a walk, in someone else’s shoes
and understand another person's point of view

Look around, and you will see
many faces and different personalities

Why don't you try (WHY DON’T YOU TRY), to think about
if you had something to say, but couldn’t get the words out

you might feel sad (YOU MIGHT FEEL SAD), and frustrated too,
but so much better with a friend next to you
so take a walk (TAKE A WALK) in somebody else's shoes.

CHORUS:
Take a walk in someone elses shoes
just take a walk in someone elses shoes
We're all standin' around on common ground
so take the first step you've got nothing to lose
start looking at each other like a sister or brother
find what’s special inside me and you
everybody join hands all over the land
and take a walk in someone else's shoes.

Just image (just imagine)
if you opened a book, and the letters on the pages didn't really look

how you thought (how you thought)
that they should go, but you turned around a found a friend to show.

To show you how (show you how), to make sense of it all
cuz everybody needs a hand whether big or small.

so take a walk (TAKE A WALK)
in somebody else's shoes.

CHORUS
FINAL Chorus

Discography

Swing, Dance and Sing- DVD
Music for the Whole Family - LP
Dance Around the House - LP

Set List

Swingset Mamas Performances usually last about 45-50 minutes and are a mix of original songs with a few covers. Music is geared to promote audience and family participation through call and response, dancing, American Sign Language and more.