Can You Feel It

by Jessa Campbell & the Saplings

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Can You Feel It We’re in the Redd Mom used her tail to build a nest And now we rest Until we hatch We’re alevins and we eat Our yolk sac Oh and we try Oh we try Oh we try To emerge from the gravel as small fry Can you feel it Oh oh oh oh oh Comin’ at ya And now we swim To the surface Fill our bladders with oxygen We feed and hide From predators As hearty smolts We shall survive Oh and we try Oh we try Oh we try To grow up strong because the Ocean’s on our Hearts and minds Can you feel it Oh oh oh oh oh Comin’ at ya We spend a year swimming in the ocean Some stay for two or maybe five But then one day we get that feeling To go back home and start new life Oh and we try Oh we try Oh we try To swim upstream because our home is on our Hearts and minds Can you feel it Oh oh oh oh oh
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Well I Wish I was a mole in the ground Wish I was a mole in the ground, as a Mole in the ground, I'd root that mountain down
 Wish I was a mole in the ground Wish I was a lizard in the spring I'd hear my darlin sing Wish I was a turtle in the pond I’d stay there all day long Wish I was squirrel in the tree you bet I would be free Wish I was a bee in the hive Give me clover and I’ll thrive Wish I was a fox at the gate Hen’s run for heaven’s sake Wish I was a bear in the den I’d stay till winters end Wish I was a mole in the ground I'd root that mountain down

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Trillium bracts count them... 1, 2, 3 Trillium sepals...1, 2, 3 Trillium petals...1, 2, 3 In Red, Purple, Pink, Yellow, White or Green I see the ants count them... 1,2,3 One, it was larvae...1,2,3 The second had fallen... 1,2,3 But his friend dragged him home...1,2,3 Trillium seeds have Elaiosomes Say it with me now, Elaiosomes Full of lipids and proteins, Elaiosomes Food for the larvae, Elaiosomes When the larvae are done the seeds are taken away To where the soil is rich from the frass and decay From the ants who had fallen to pave the way For Trillium seeds to germinate So come see the waltz of Trillium and ant It occurs every spring and will always enchant All of the children who witness the dance Of Trillium seeds dispersed by ants! Trillium bracts count them... 1, 2, 3 Trillium sepals...1, 2, 3 Trillium petals...1, 2, 3 In Red, Purple, Pink, Yellow, White or Green
4.
I’ve heard the big T-Rex lived over here A long long time ago He ran through the forest He ate lots of meat He drank from the water that flows Hear Him Roar: ROOOOAAARRR I’ve heard the big T-Rex lived over here A long long time ago He looked very sleepy He laid on the earth He closed his eyes and he doze Hear him snore : ZZZZZZZ
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I have a friend and he runs a little HOT At 9,941 degrees (Fahrenheit) And when I ask him to come out and play He’s only 93 million miles away If you ask him to let his light shine 8 minutes is all it’ll take For his light to reach your smiling face Just in time to hear you say How I love you Sun (how I love you) How I love you Sun (how I love you) How I love you Sun He’s got joy, joy, joy down in his heart Some call it nuclear fusion And if you ask me, well, he’s a star There’s no room for confusion How I love you Sun (how I love you) How I love you Sun (how I love you) How I love you Sun So when there’s a day that rainy and grey You can call up to my friend Known as Mr. Golden Sun My love for you will never end
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All the shadows sing this song Do da do da All the shadows sing along Oh de do da de Somebody give us light So we can come out to play Emma’s shadow was 20 feet long at the end of the day All the shadows sing this song Do da do da All the shadows sing along Oh de do da de Somebody give us light So we can come out to play Abel’s shadow was 1 foot long after lunch today All the shadows sing this song Do da do da All the shadows sing along Oh de do da de Somebody give us light So we can come out to play, Conner’s shadow was long gone, a cloud got in the way All the shadows sing this song Do da do da All the shadows sing along Oh de do da de Somebody give us light So we can come out to play Shadow tag is so much fun You better run away All the shadows sing this song Do da do da All the shadows sing along Oh de do da de Somebody give us light So we can come out to play With a flashlight you will find That in the night we stay All the shadows sing this song Do da do da All the shadows sing along Oh de do da de Somebody give us light So we can come out to play All the shadows come along And sing with us today
7.
She wonders when they all gave up, When apathy ruled the day, When it is what it is became the phrase That we all mutter to ourselves Just to get through the day So come and play among the trees Won't you feel the needles and the leaves between the toes of your feet We’re all ordinary and we miss the beauty Won’t the striving cease to be There is a time there is a line When we cross it we all find That we’ve been there all along and we inherit Generations of mistakes But our families try to build a better life And were all starving for connection As the wolves begin to pray For one more run into the wild Before it’s lost to pave a way Just so somebody gets there faster today So we gotta' laugh real hard We gotta' love real deep Nobody owes us anything We get the chance to bring Our gifts to the party It’s already happening WOAH OH OH WOAH OH OH OH She looked around and saw that it might fall apart Instead of throwing in the towel She responded with her heart Made a way for all the rest of us To do our part None of us have any clue About what is to come Oh these seven generations We’re focused on the ones we’re giving birth to Making sure their world wont come undone So we gotta' laugh real hard We gotta' love real deep Nobody owes us anything We get the chance to bring Our gifts to the party It’s already happening WOAH OH OH WOAH OH OH OH And I believe that if we dream it we will find That we’ve been there all along There’s someone on our side And when we live the joy The rest will all unwind
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Fractals 04:33
There are rings in the forest that tell The years of the tree And when we throw Red Agates Into the stream Rings around You Rings around Me Tell me, where are the rings that you see? Where are the rings that you see? I see the spiral on the Sideband Snail’s shell And in the dance of the Bull Kelp Pacific waters swell Spiraling You Spiraling Me Tell me, where are the spirals you where are the spirals you see? But there’s one shape that we just cant name It doesn’t fit into our shape game Fractals yea We call them Fractals And I see an arrow in the Dandelion leaves Flint-knapping hands make arrows fly free Arrows by You Arrows by Me Tell me, where are the arrows you see where are the arrows you see I see Stars exposed on the coast And Big Leaf Maples with big leaves to boast Stars next to You Stars next to Me Tell me, where are the stars you see where are the stars you see But there’s one shape that we just cant name It doesn’t fit into our shape game Fractals yea We call them Fractals In Queen Anne’s Lace and Sword Fern In the Cascade Mountain Range In Cedar Branches, my how we’ve learned That these patterns make sense of the strange Fractals in You Fractals in Me Tell me, where are the fractals you see? Where are the fractals you see? But there’s one shape that we just cant name It doesn’t fit into our shape game Fractals yea We call them Fractals In Queen Anne’s Lace and Sword In the Cascade Mountain Range In Cedar Branches, my how we’ve learned That these patterns make sense of the strange
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Water Worth 02:31
We fly up from the rivers with the help of the sun The we make shapes in the sky as Dinos and bears we blow on Until we fall back down, my oh my is it fun Then we sink into the earth, the groundwater you depend on Evaporation, Condensation, Precipitation, Percolation Evaporation, Condensation, Precipitation, Percolation Circulation So remember the water, we’ve travelled so far To come back to ya, here we are In your bodies, and all through the earth Please protect us, for what we’re worth Evaporation, Condensation, Precipitation, Percolation Evaporation, Condensation, Precipitation, Percolation Circulation
10.
Goodnight Pacific Shrew Goodnight Mountain Goat Time to Dream Time to Sleep Just like me Goodnight Grizzly Bear Goodnight Bald Eagle Time to dream Time to sleep Just like me Hello Hoary Bat Hello Mountain Lion Time to rise Time to play But not me I’ll be dreaming I’ll be sleeping Goodnight Black-tailed deer Goodnight to the Elk Time to dream Time to sleep Just like me Goodnight little one Goodnight lovely children Time to dream Time to sleep Just like me

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released June 7, 2019

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Jessa Campbell & the Saplings Portland, Oregon

MUSIC & ECOLOGY FOR KIDS
Jessa Campbell is an Oregon-based performer who bridges the worlds of music and ecology by enchanting young audiences with the wonders of nature through her songs. Caregivers can expect a blend of familiar folk children's songs mixed with original tunes written about what it's like to grow up in the Pacific Northwest! ... more

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