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This is a grand adventure story tale about saving the day when the sun doesn't rise, the moon doesn't wax, and the stars don't shine! This one is so fun to dance to. Lots of running, flying, marching, twirling. The Amazing Rocket Ship always uses its powers for good, never for evil, in case you were wondering.

Huge thanks to Daryn for hearing the rock in this song and transforming it into the anthem it now is. It started out as a bouncy bluegrass thing, and he heard my misunderstanding of where this song was supposed to go, and consequently musically maneuvered it into its rightful shape and groove.

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one fine day the sun failed to rise
we all woke up to black and lonely skies
how would we see and how would we grow?
we all need the sun to live, you know!

so we climbed into our amazing rocket ship
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blast off! we’re headin’ for the sun

so we flew into space and finally reached the sun
and with our space megaphone, said, “shine, shine!”
well that didn’t work ‘cause he was sleepin’ pretty deep
so we got a runnin’ start and we jumped on him
‘til he laughed a belly laugh and opened up his eyes
and brightened up the skies with his fire
he said, “I guess I’m bone-tired from risin’ in the morn
every single day since the universe was born!”

we and our amaaaaaaaaazing rocket ship
saved the day!

one fine eve the moon failed to wax
stayed a skinny little crescent while a whole long month passed
who would bring the tides and who’d light up the night
we need the moon to be full, that’s right!

so we climbed into our amazing rocket ship
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blast off! we’re headin’ to the moon

so we flew into space and finally reached the moon
with our space megaphone yelled, “shine, shine!”
well that didn’t work she was too empty to fill up
so we called the dish and spoon and said, “feed her!”
and we got the dog to laugh and the cat to the play the fiddle
and we even got the cow to jump over her
until she filled right up into her chubby round self
singing, “I was sad and lonely but the party’s sure here now!”

we and our amaaaaaaaaazing rocket ship
saved the day!

one fine night the stars failed to come out
nothin’ up there to twinkle about
how would we wish, and navigate our way
we need the stars to shine, we say!

so we climbed into our amazing rocket ship
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blast off! we’re headin’ to the stars

so we flew into space and finally reached the stars
with our space megaphone yelled, “shine, shine!”
well that didn’t work the sky was still black as pitch
so we closed our eyes and wished for a light switch
and right then and there one materialized
so we flicked it on the sky was filled with diamonds
they said, “we love to blink and twinkle all night long
but someone’s gotta remember to turn us on!”

we and our amaaaaaaaaazing rocket ship
saved the day!

credits

from Party Like a Twinkle Star, released January 1, 2010
Vocals & keys: Charity Kahn
Guitars: Daryn Roven
Bass: Paul Lamb
Drums: Jake Wood
Engineering, mixing and production: Daryn and Charity

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Fermenting fun amidst the organic and inspirational environment of San Francisco, Charity and the JAMband have spent the past decade-and-a-half serving up delightfully groovy tunes for young ones and their big people. Come join the JAM! www.jamjamjam.com ... more

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