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2014 John Lennon Songwriting Contest for Children’s Music

DEBUT ALBUM "BE MY FRIEND" AVAILABLE NOW

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Longtime friends Kyler England and Laura Crane (aka "Lalo") create family friendly music inspired and approved by their toughest critics/most appreciative fans: their young kids. Like their audience, Freckles' sound is uniquely beautiful and filled with sun-kissed smiles. Their debut album, "Be My Friend", features Kyler's gorgeous vocals, Lalo's shimmering vibes, and Freckles' clever, sometimes-silly-sometimes-soulful lyrics.

About Kyler (co-writer, vocals and ukelele):

Kyler EnglandKyler started writing songs as a child while swinging on the swing set in her backyard and serenading the trees and sky. She's been writing grownup songs for more than a decade.

Kyler cowrote and is featured on Tiesto's latest single "Take Me" which has been #5 on Billboard's and FMBQ's dance charts for weeks; is a member of the LA band The Rescues which signed to Universal Republic and had a featured iTunes single of the week; has had numerous placements of songs on shows such as Grey's Anatomy, Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, Private Practice, Drop Dead Diva, One Tree Hill, Switched At Birth, etc. as well as in Words With Friends and Special K commercials. She also won first place in the Electronica category in the International Songwriting Contest.

When Kyler's daughter arrived in January 2013, lullabies and children's songs naturally started arriving too. Mama friend Lalo moved into the neighborhood with loads of ideas and inspiration from her two girls, and boom! Freckles was born.
www.kylerengland.com

About Lalo (co-writer, vibraphone and other mallets):

LaloLalo has loved hitting bars with mallets ever since she came across a vibraphone being used as a storage table in her middle school jazz band closet. This unusual fascination has led her on tours throughout the U.S., Mexico, and Europe performing her original compositions to the accompaniment of rave reviews in numerous jazz, percussion, and other music publications for her playing, composing and recording. Jazziz lists Lalo among the top 20 Fine Vibists; Jazztimes, Downbeat, JazzWeek, the Village Voice, etc. have given kudos for her albums; and NPR did a feature interview with her on their Weekend Edition Sunday. She has traveled to numerous colleges and universities throughout the U.S. as both a performer and clinician and often as an artist-in-residence. Lalo has recorded on commercials such as AT&T, Cheerios, Lysol, Vonage and films such as Joseph Gordon-Levitt's "Don Jon". After playing all of this "serious" music for years, one songwriting session with brilliant musician Kyler was all it took for Lalo to fall in love with making music for kids!

www.lalovibe.com

1. be my friend

i like the faces that you make
i like the cookies that you bake
you make me smile when you dance and shake
will you be my friend?

i like the way you laugh out loud
i like the way you paint the clouds
you always stand out in the crowd
will you be my friend?

will you be my friend?
will you be my friend?
we'll jump and we'll play
and we'll laugh the day away
will you be my friend?

i like the way you sing in the hall
i like the way you're tough when you fall
no matter what you stand up tall
will you be my friend?

i like it when you hold my hand
and the adventures that you plan
it'd be such fun to have our own band
will you be my friend?

will you be my friend?
will you be my friend?
we'll jump and we'll play
and we'll laugh the day away
will you be my friend?

cause everything is better
when we're together
nothing's quite the same in my heart
when we're apart

i like it how you're always fun
and how you're nice to everyone
hey hey you're my number one
will you be my friend?

will you be my friend?
will you be my friend?
we'll jump and we'll play
and we'll laugh the day away
will you be my friend?


2. nothing's funner than summer

i wanna be barefoot in the backyard
swinging on the playground
marching in our very own parade
i wanna be singing in the sandbox,
playing chase and hopscotch
oh so hot let’s drink some lemonade

let's count the freckles on our noses
and the petals on our roses
add up all the sunkissed mess
there’s never too much happiness

nothing’s funner than summer
we got blue sky days
we got sunshine rays
let’s fly a kite, let’s ride our bikes
until the sun goes down
cause nothing is funner than summer
summer summer summer
nothing's funner than summer

i wanna just let my hair down lose my sneakers
sift the sand between my fingers
we’ll stay silly long as summer’s here
i wanna hang out and be best friends forever
build a secret fort together
we’ll fill up every day like it’s a year

let's count the freckles on our noses
and the petals on our roses
add up all the sunkissed mess
there’s never too much happiness

nothing’s funner than summer
we got blue sky days
we got sunshine rays
let’s fly a kite, let’s ride our bikes
until the sun goes down
cause nothing is funner than summer
summer summer summer
nothing's funner than summer


3. my fairy

i will be your secret fairy if you believe in me
i have magic powers and little golden wings
i can turn monsters into friends
i can turn your tears into a grin
i will be your secret fairy if you believe in me

and everywhere you go i'll follow
while you sleep i'm never far
i will meet you 'round the corner of your dreams

so let's tip toe tip toe while the world is sleeping
flutter flutter fly right through the ceiling
look around us everything is magic
diamond dust is falling on your lashes

i will be your story keeper if you come play with me
with our imaginations we can do anything
we can fly faster than a plane
we can make rainbows out of rain
i will be your story keeper if you come play with in me

and everywhere you go i'll follow
while you sleep i'm never far
i will meet you 'round the corner of your dreams

so let's tip toe tip toe while the world is sleeping
flutter flutter fly right through the ceiling
look around us everything is magic
diamond dust is falling on your lashes

tiptoe tiptoe back into your bedroom
rest my wings on the pillow right beside you
dreaming waiting for the next adventure
you'll be amazed by where we'll go together

i may be very small
but my wand can conquer all
only you can see me
but i'm there when you need me

so let's tip toe tip toe while the world is sleeping
flutter flutter fly right through the ceiling
look around us everything is magic
diamond dust is falling on your lashes

tiptoe tiptoe back into your bedroom
rest my wings on the pillow right beside you
dreaming waiting for the next adventure
you'll be amazed by where we'll go together


4. more than all of these

more than all the sunshine
more than moonlight
more than all the stars hanging in the night

more than all the rainclouds
more than rustling leaves
more than lullabies that whisper in the breeze

more than all of these
more than all of these
i love you darling more than all of these

more than all the daydreams
more than i can tell
more than all the pennies in the wishing well

more than all the laughter
more than memories
more than all the picnics shaded by the trees

more than all of these
more than all of these
i love you darling more than all of these

more than all the seasons
more than all the snow
more than my dear sweetheart, you will ever know

more than all the songbirds
more than melodies
more than all the voices joined in harmony

more than all of these
more than all of these
i love you darling more than all of these


5. splish and splash time

i love bathtime
splish and splash time
i love bath time
let's get wet

look at me, i'm a little submarine
put my head under and i'm getting squeaky clean
up i go, down i go, speeding through the sea
let's get wet

look at me, i'm a humpback whale
blowing bubble kisses and shaking my tail
i'm the biggest creature but i wouldn't hurt a snail
let's get wet

CHORUS

look at me, i'm a motorboat
when i'm feeling lazy drop my anchor down and float
when i'm feeling zippy better hold on to your coat
let's get wet

look at me i'm a silly seaturtle
stay in too long just swimming in circles
that's why i'm wrinkled like your old Aunt Myrtle
let's get wet

CHORUS

drip, drop
drip, drop
drip drop drip drop
pitter patter pitter patter pitter patter splash!

CHORUS

look at me i'm a shiny mermaid
exploring the ocean, i am oh so brave
come visit me in my underwater cave
lets get wet

look at me, i'm a giant alligator
ferocious is my name, you don't want to be my neighbor
if you don't swim away you'll be in my tummy later
let's get wet

CHORUS

drip, drop
drip, drop
drip drop drip drop
pitter patter pitter patter pitter patter splash!

CHORUS


6. magic spaceship

10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
blast off, blast off, blast off

let's jump in our magic spaceship
let's go for a ride
let's jump in our magic spaceship
come on let's fly

first stop is the moon
we're following my red balloon
what on earth should we wear to the moon?
our orange space suits and gravity boots
and don't forget to pack the freeze-dried ice cream

let's jump in our magic spaceship
let's go for a ride
let's jump in our magic spaceship
come on let's fly

second stop's our neighbor Mars
i hope the martians like candy bars
'cause when we land it'll be time for a snack
we'll picnic tell stories and do jumping jacks
and next weekend we'll see them on our video chat

ohhhhhh look out the window
count the shooting stars
ohhhhhh look out the window
hey we've come so far

let's jump in our magic spaceship
let's go for a ride
let's jump in our magic spaceship
come on let's fly

third stop's the Great Red Spot
it's a place i'd really hate to get caught
it's Jupiter's infamous hurricane
it blows so hard it's got its own name
let's leave before it messes up my hair do

let's jump in our magic spaceship
let's go for a ride
let's jump in our magic spaceship
come on let's fly

last stop's saturn's rings
oh how they make me sing
cause they're the biggest and brightest in our solar system
wow i'm glad that we didn't miss 'em
it must be fun to be a planet's hula hoop

ohhhhhh look out the window
it's the Milky Way
ohhhhhh it's time to go home
countdown and we'll be on our way

10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
blast off, blast off, blast off


7. monkey dance

let's pinch like a crab
lumber like an elephant
sing like a lark
hop like a kangaroo
slither like a snake
now do what you want to do

the monkey dance the monkey dance
shaky wiggle jiggle like a monkey dance
the monkey dance the monkey dance
ee ee ah ah ooh!

if you're feeling cranky and drab
pinch pinch pinch get down like a crab
wiggle your tush from side to side
snap snap till you're smiling wide

orrrr……

if you're feeling slow and spent
lumber like an elephant
clasp your hands and sway your trunk
clomp your feet down thump thump

but if you're feeling fine
wanna shake your behind
got ants in your pants

do the monkey dance the monkey dance
shaky wiggle jiggle like a monkey dance
the monkey dance the monkey dance
ee ee ah ah ooh!

if you're feeling flighty and free
spread your wings and head to a tree
build your nest from twigs and bark
tweet tweet tweet sing like a lark

orrrr……

if your legs just need a break
slither on your belly like a snake
bask in the heat of the sun, it's bliss
stick your tongue out hiss hiss

but if you're feeling fine
wanna shake your behind
got ants in your pants

do the monkey dance the monkey dance
shaky wiggle jiggle like a monkey dance
the monkey dance the monkey dance
ee ee ah ah ooh!

let's pinch like a crab
lumber like an elephant
sing like a lark
hop like a kangaroo
slither like a snake
now do what you want to do

if you've got new springy shoes
hop hop hop like a kangaroo
store your treasures in your pouch
just no jumping on the couch

but if you're feeling fine
wanna shake your behind
got ants in your pants

do the monkey dance the monkey dance
shaky wiggle jiggle like a monkey dance
the monkey dance the monkey dance
ee ee ah ah ooh!


8. how i’m made

like the flower blooms
like the horses run
like the airplane flies
like the hummingbirds hum
i was made to love you

like the sailboat sails
like the sparrows sing
like the children play
like the wind chimes ring
i was made to love you

from winter to summertime
we're changing every day
but i will always love you
cause that is how i'm made

like the raindrops fall
like the river flows
like the butterfly flutters
like the babies grow
i was made to love you

from winter to summertime
we're changing every day
but i will always love you
cause that is how i'm made

like the flower blooms
like the horses run
like the airplane flies
like the hummingbirds hum
i was made to love you

from winter to summertime
we're changing every day
but i will always love you
cause that is how i'm made

ohh i will always love you cause that is how i am made
ohh i will always love you cause that is how i am made

 

9. why

why do the leaves fall from the trees?
why does honey come from bees?
why do i have to put on my shoes?
why is the blue sky blue?
ohhh why why why why?

why can't i stay up all night?
why don't two wrongs make a right?
why do i have to get out of bed?
why does sunburn make me red?
ohhh why why why why why why why why
why why why why why why why why
kadooga, beezabah, pookapahkah, lakah
these are the answers to why

why can't i have ice cream for lunch?
why does cereal make a crunch?
why does the car horn make a beep?
why don't fish have feet?
ohhh why why why why?

why can't i tear apart your $20 bill?
why do windows need windowsills?
why does broccoli make you strong?
why do car trips take so long?
ohhh why why why why why why why why
why why why why why why why why
kadooga, beezabah, pookapahkah, lakah
these are the answers to why

why do the clouds turn into rain?
why aren't there more choo choo trains?
why's a giraffe's neck stretch so long?
why is hitting wrong?
ohhh why why why why?

why do we have to go back home?
why can't i do it all alone?
why can't we just stay home?
why won't you let me hold your phone?
ohhh why why why why why why why why
why why why why why why why why
kadooga, beezabah, pookapahkah, lakah
these are the answers to why

why does a dog bark?
why can't i put my mouth on the grocery cart?
why's it so hard to walk up a hill?
why would i ever ever want to stay still?
ohhh why why why why why why why why
why why why why why why why why
kadooga, beezabah, pookapahkah, lakah
these are the answers to whys

 

10. winter dream

snowflakes are dancing
landing in my hair
the whole world is quiet
there’s magic in the air

i’m dreaming a winter dream
it’s full of jingle bells and lights
i’m dreaming a winter dream
i hope it all comes true tonight

we’ll build a snowman with a button vest
puff like dragons with our icy breath
put our ice skates to the test
drink hot chocolate when we need a rest

then we’ll go sledding, racing two by two
laugh together till the day is through
these are all the things we’ll do
when my winter dream comes true

snowflakes are dancing
landing in my hair
the whole world is sparkling
there’s magic in the air

i’m dreaming a winter dream
it’s full of jingle bells and lights
i’m dreaming a winter dream
i hope it all comes true tonight

we'll bundle up till we’re warm and cozy
make snow angels till our cheeks are rosy
snowball rockets fly from our mittens
frosty lashes make the whole world glisten

jump in snowdrifts till we are chilly
pretend we’re penguins cause we’re so silly
these are all the things we’ll do
when my winter dreams come true

i’ve been waiting for so long
i hope the snow clouds hear my song

i can’t wait to sit by the fire
at the snow day’s end we’ll be happy and tired
we’ll sing songs and roast marshmallows
and build a fort with quilts and pillows

then we’ll put on PJs, the ones with feet
and dream that it snows again while we sleep
these are all the things we’ll do
when my winter dream comes true

 

11. little lion lullaby

go to sleep my little lion
go to sleep my little love
i'll be waiting in the morning
you're the one i dream of

i'll be here my little lion
i'll be here my little cub
while you're sleeping, when you need me
i'll be right here my love