Wordplay

by Will Stroet

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released April 17, 2016

All songs written by Will Stroet except “La récréation” and “Un sourire” written by Will Stroet & Cynthia Ramamonjisoa.

Produced by Steve Dawson
Recorded by Sheldon Zaharko at The Henhouse Studio, Nashville
Additional recording by Steve Dawson at The Henhouse
Mixed by Steve Dawson at The Henhouse
Mastered by Graemme Brown at Zen Mastering
Photography by Anick Violette, Vancouver
Album design by Lisa Thé, Vancouver
Cover art by Tim Nugent, Cowichan Bay
Management: Kim Thé at Pebble Star Productions, Vancouver

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Will Stroet, the star or Will's Jams on Kids' CBC, is an award-winning bilingual children’s entertainer and educator from Vancouver, Canada. Will connects with kids through high-energy, interactive and educational music in English and French. From folk to rock to pop songs about active living, sports, animals and the environment, Will’s guitar-driven music appeals to kids of all ages. ... more

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Track Name: Wordplay
Chorus
I just love doing wordplay
I can do it with all that I say
Hip, hip hooray for wordplay

My mom’s from Spain, she drinks café olé
My dad’s bald, he has bills toupée
In Hawaii on the beach is where I lei
Strumming on my ukulele
Chorus

Even when I cook, I love to rhyme
Curry in a hurry, often out of thyme
I’ll eat all the olives and a bun, it’s fun to pun
I like Chinese, sometimes one ton wontons!
Chorus

Here comes the funny part, it’s like a punny fart
Tickle your funny bone, call it in on your bunny phone
You can eat a bowl of salad, listen to my soulful ballad
As we watch the butterfly flutter by

I just can’t delay, all my wordplay
I need more airplay, for all that I say
Don’t lead me astray, it’s the rhyme I obey
Colours like a bouquet, choices like a buffet
Like a horse chewing hay, mouth keeps moving all day
Words dance like ballet, drink it up in my café
Do you want to play, your choice yay or nay
Join me all the way, t’s more fun anyway
Chorus

When it comes to words, I’m the king of nerds
And if I get angry, I say crosswords
I’ve overheard some say, my puns are absurd
My preferred way to speak, I’m undeterred
Track Name: Scott Spell
Chorus
Scott Spell, you know him very well
He is really swell and he likes to S-P-E-L-L
Scott Spell, at S-C-H-O-O-L
He does very well

My name is Scott S-C-O-T-T
A speller is what I’m meant to B-E
No one can spell more words than M-E
The best speller in grade T-H-R-E-E
Chorus

Doesn’t waste time watching T-V
Prefers to read, won’t S-T-O-P
It’s his one true L-O-V-E
He’s studying for the Scripps Spelling B-E-E

When he doesn’t know how to spell a
W-O-R-D
He doesn’t worry he just looks it up
In his favourite dictionary
Chorus

Gets tired later in the day
So he takes a B-R-E-A-K
He eats a S-N-A-C-K
With a crossword then he feels A-O-K
Track Name: Robots and Tots
Chorus
Robots and tots, robots and tots
Robots and tots, robots and tots

Robots, they are just machines
They may have legs but don’t wear jeans
Well tots, they are not machines
But they are often full of beans
Chorus

Robots, they will often beep
And never have to go to sleep
Tiny tots, when they sleep
They do not beep, but often peep
Chorus

Robots have a huge memory
Computer programs, circuitry
Tots are learning ABCs
And how to count 1, 2 and 3
Chorus

When I was just a little tot
I wished that I was a robot
But now that I am growing up
I see that being a kid ‘s what’s up!
Chorus

Robots may go up to the moon
And others are just small vacuums
But tots can play all afternoon
Be anything, wearing costumes
Chorus

Robots, they don’t have feelings
They can’t love people they’re just things
But tots have friends now are you seeing?
They’re lucky they are human beings
Chorus
Track Name: Boris Thesaurus Tyrannosaurus
There is a T-Rex, and his name was Boris
He knows so many words, doesn’t want to bore us,
But he was like a Thesaurus
They called him Boris Thesaurus, he was a tyrannosaurus
In this song this is the chorus

Chorus
Boris Thesaurus Tyrannosaurus
Boris Thesaurus Tyrannosaurus Rex!

He knows all the big words
To help us describe dinosaurs
Like the ones who eat meat are carnivores
And the ones who eat plants are the herbivores
Chorus

Boris knows dinosaurs were huge
They were humongous, yes they were giants
The scientists who now study them
They are called paleontologists
Chorus

He knows the tricky names of the dinosaurs
He can list them off non-stop
Like a brontosaurus, a pterodactyl
A stegosaurus, a triceratops
Chorus

He has an amazing vocabulary
Use impressive words quite regularly
Only one friend knows more of the dictionary
A megalosaurus and her name is Mary
Special Chorus
Megalosaurus Mary Dictionary
Megalosaurus Mary Dictionary
Megalosaurus Mary Dictionary
Boris Thesaurus Tyrannosaurus

The dinos didn’t last forever
Boris knows lots of words
That mean they were done for
They went extinct, their time expired
Perished, departed, they were no more
Chorus
Track Name: Grama An's Anagrams
Ooh, my Grama An, Ooh my Grama An
Ooh my Grama An, loves to anagram
Ooh, my Grama An, Ooh my Grama An
Ooh my Grama An, loves to anagram

Won’t cheat on anagrams, they’re a chance to teach
So be silent and be sure to listen
She’s a schoolmaster in the classroom
And twelve plus one equals eleven plus two
Chorus

She is candidly neat, yes clean and tidy
Can’t stand a dirty room, a messy dormitory
Clean your bedroom, no boredom cry
Read a bedtime story, say “I’m most tired, bye.”
Chorus

She treats her dog, like a god
And she treats her cat, like a real class act
She says a bear without hair
Looks pretty bare but please don’t stare. Yeah!
Chorus

She’s an astronomer, a moon starer
Looking for a sky thing in the night sky
You know the eyes, they see far
What soars tonight is a shooting star
Chorus
Track Name: Swining on the Swing Set
Chorus
Well I’m swinging on the swing set
You want to swing on the swing set
Have a turn on the swing set
We can all swing on the swing set

The playground is the place for fun
We can hop and skip and run
Check out a bumpy slide
If you want you can slide beside
Chorus

Cross a bridge and climb some stairs
So much fun, don’t have no cares
A great place for hide and seek
I could play here all week
Chorus

There’s a tunnel we can go through
I hope you’re wearing a running shoe
We’ll keep moving and never stop
We’ll play and play until we drop
Chorus
Track Name: La récréation
Je suis impatient
Le temp passe lentement
Dans deux minutes seulement
Je vais m’amuser
Driiing! j’entends la cloche sonner
En fin c’est la récré

Refrain
C’est la récréation
Mangeons notre collation
Ensemble, nous jouons
C’est la récréation

On joue et on rit
On cours et on crie
Avec nos amis
Tom, il vient d’arriver
De la Nouvelle-Guinée
Hé Tom! Viens jouer
Refrain

Dehors, c’est nuageux
Sur le terrain de jeu
Soyons courageux
Oh non! Il y a un dragon
Sorti de son donjon
Notre imagination
Refrain

Driiiing, la cloche sonne encore
Annonce la fin des sports
On ne tient pas compte du score
Madame, je suis épuisé
Je me suis dépensé
J’ai perdu un soulier
Refrain
Track Name: Honky Tonka
Dump Truck
I’ve got a front loader
I’ve got a backhoe
And a bulldozer
I’ve got a big ol’ steamroller
Gonna roll all over my dad’s shoe
I’ve got the honky tonka toy truck
Got the honky tonka toy truck blues

In my backyard
In my sandbox
Wear my hard hat
Take off my shoes and socks
Gonna dig a giant hole
And I’m the entire crew
I’ve got the honky tonka toy truck
Got the honky tonka toy truck blues

I move a lot of dirt
I make a big tower
I love all my trucks
They pack a lot of power
I can do this for hours
Yeah and not just one or two
I’ve got the honky tonka toy truck
Got the honky tonka toy truck blues

Dump Truck
I’ve got a front loader
I’ve got a backhoe
And a bulldozer
I’ve got a big ol’ steamroller
Gonna roll all over my dad’s shoe
I’ve got the honky tonka toy truck
Got the honky tonka toy truck blues
Track Name: Let's Have Fun
Chorus
Let’s have fun
Let’s have fun, yeah we’ve just begun
Ooh, let’s have fun
I want to have fun with you friend, ‘cause you’re the one

Well we can go and play
Well, we can play all day
No matter what the weather, we can go and play together
We can go and play
Chorus

Well we can jump around
Get those feet up off the ground
No matter what the weather, we can jump around together
We can jump around
Chorus

Well we can sing and dance
We can dance, let’s take a chance
No matter what the weather, we can sing and dance together
We can sing and dance
Chorus
Track Name: Rock It Ship
Chorus
We’re heading out, to outer space
Taking along our guitar, drums and bass
It’s going to be an amazing trip
Blasting off in our rock it ship

The first verse is about our universe
It will take a long time to traverse
It’s made up of galaxies
Planets, stars and other things
In fact it’s basically everything!
Chorus

The stars on a night when it’s clear
In my dreams each night of the year
Nothing piques my imagination
More than the constellations
Space, the final frontier

Floating in space
It’s so easy
Nothing to hold us down,
There’s so much less gravity
Chorus

When I grow up I want a spot
On a spaceship as an astronaut
It will take lots of dedication
To get to explore an alien nation
But if I try, I might get my shot
Chorus
Track Name: Share With You
Chorus
I’ll have a turn on the bike
You can have one too
I’ll have a turn on the swing
You can have one too
I’ll have a bite of our snack
You can have one too
Well we can share everything
I want to share with you

It’s not always easy to share
But if you want to show someone you care
And if you have the only one
Well if you share it, it’ll be twice as fun
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!
Chorus

If you are at the playground
You see a kid with no friends around
You can invite him to play with you
You’ll have a friend that’s brand new
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!
Chorus

Your sister would like something to eat
You are both sitting in the back seat
Well, you can do something sweet
And share your special treat.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!
Chorus
Track Name: Un sourire
Refrain
Quand je reçois une carte postale – un sourire
La fin de semaine du festival – un sourire
La fierté de devenir grand – un sourire
Une crème glacée avec mes grandparents – un sourire

Ça fait deux mois que mon amie, en voyage, elle est partie
Elle me manque énormément. Des nouvelles j’en attends
J’aperçoi de ma fenêtre, le facteur apporte les lettres
Sa carte postale est arrivée; je suis excité!
Refrain

Cette fin de semaine, c’est le festival, c’est un événement spécial
Ça se passe chaque été, et c’est toujours ensoleillé
On écoute des concerts. C’est agréable, c’est en plein air
Tout le monde se met à danser, c’est comme un souffle de liberté!
Refrain

À la piscine avec maman, j’étais fier de devenir grand
À deux mètres de hauteur, le plongeon me faisait peur
Cette fois là, j’avais grimpé, j’ai décidé de plonger
Je n’ai pas remis à demain, j’ai pris mon courage à deux mains!
Refrain


Un moment avec mes grand-parents, c’est toujours rafraîchissant
On décide de marcher, on va manger une crème glacée
Mon grand-père aime le chocolat, la vanille, c’est pour moi
On parle de tout et de rien, et je me sens bien
Refrain
Track Name: Fishing for Dreams
Fishing for dreams tonight
Fishing for dreams tonight
Going to hope for a bite
As we turn out the light
Fishing for dreams tonight

Fishing for dreams with a book
Fishing for dreams with a book
Put some bait on my hook
Close my eyes and I’ll look
Fishing for dreams with a book

Fishing for dreams from my bed
Fishing for dreams from my bed
As I lay down my head
A dream waits just ahead
Fishing for dreams from my bed

Fishing for dreams after nine
Fishing for dreams after nine
Going to reel in my line
Catch a dream that’s just mine
Fishing for dreams after nine

Fishing for dreams as I sleep
Fishing for dreams as I sleep
Heading down in the deep
I know these dreams I can’t keep
Fishing for dreams as I sleep

Fishing for dreams of you
Fishing for dreams of you
Well I might catch a few
And you know if I do
I’ll be thankful for dreams of you

Well I might catch a few
And you know if I do
I’ll be thankful for dreams
I’ll be thankful for dreams
I’ll be thankful for dreams of you