Standing Tall

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STANDING TALL
Social, Communication, and Independent Living Skills
through the Arts Curriculum

Activity Plan
(Song lyrics and audio & bibliography included)


SONGS BY BRIAN MUNI

photoSTANDING TALL
© Brian Muni and ABS

You’ve got to
Speak to be heard
Write to be read
Sing to be listened to
You’ve got to
Walk with a hop
Go on don’t stop!
Til you get where you’re going to

With your head held up high
Reach for the sky
And lo and behold!
In no time at all
You’ll be Standing Tall
In no time at all
You’ll be Standing Tall

Now if you open your ears
Listen real hard
You could learn a thing or two
You could go very far
Swing on a star
If that’s what you want to do

If you try your best
You could climb Mt. Everest
Just to take in the view
In no time at all
You’ll be Standing Tall
In no time at all
You’ll be Standing Tall

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2-WAY STREET STRAIGHT TO OUR HEARTS
© Brian Muni and ABS

It's a 2-way street
Between us and understanding
A 2-way street
From our heads to our hearts
You’ve got to give to get love
If the love is gonna happen
2-way street
Straight to our hearts

Now I bet sometimes, you think that no one’s listening oh, but don’t your actions Speak louder than words?
If you say what you mean, mean what you say hey, dont play,  and you’ll be heard

Cause it's a 2-way street
Between us and understanding...

Now people can seem so cold
Like snowy winter streets with shut-down stores but up the stairs a fire glows and if You make make the climb who knows what you'll find?
All you gotta do is try!

It's a 2-way street
Between us and understanding
A 2-way street
From our heads to our hearts
Gotta give to get love
And the love will surely happen
2-way street
Straight for our hearts
2-way street
Here's where it starts
2-way street....

It’s a 2-way street between us and understanding

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WHAT 2 WEAR?
© Brian Muni

What 2 wear?
What to wear?
How to choose?
What to wear?
What’s the weather like?  Is it wet or dry?
What’s my mood like?  Silly or sly?
Should I be dressy or messy?
Or should I even care?

What 2 wear?
How to choose?
Black or white?
Sneakers or shoes?
If I’m going to the cotillion
Gotta look like a million!
But I don’t know what to wear
Gotta find a mirror
Do something ‘bout this hair!

Now satin may work in Manhattan
But if its Queens it’s gonna be jeans!
Can it be a party without Ed Hardy?
Am I a bore in Christian Dior?
Or just another zombie in Abercrombie?

Gold or silver? Rings or chains?
Need something bold
Let ‘em know my name
I guess it don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that bling!
I’m looking for something to wear
I’m peering in the mirror
And liking who’s waiting there!

What 2 wear?  What to wear?  Ooh
What 2 wear?  What to wear?

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2 B U
© Brian Muni and ABS

If you worry what I'm thinking
And I worry what you'll say
Me oh my
That's a big sigh
And if i try to impress you
And you try to be "fly"
Me oh my
Don't wanna cry

2 B U is all you need 2 do
2 B U is good enough 4 me

If you open your emotions
If I tell something real
Well, well, well
That could be swell
And if you show me that you’re listening I’ll show you what's inside well, well, well you got me under your spell

2 B U is all you need 2 do
2 B U is good enough 4 me
2 B U what else can we do?
2 B U then we won't have to worry
Will we?  I don't think so!

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Grand Slam
© Brian Muni and ABS

You can do it, you can do it! Grandslam!
You can do it, you can do it! Grandslam!

If the bases are loaded,
You’re three runs down,
The bottom of the ninth,
Johan Santana’s on the mound.

The count’s 0 and 2
What’s left to do
But hold that bat steady and wait for your pitch
Take a deep breath and let it rip!

Yes you can do it, do it, Grand Slam!
Nothing to it, to it, Grand Slam!
With the wind at your back hear your cheering fans,
You can do it, you can do it, Grand Slam!
You can do it, you can do it, Grand Slam!

Now nothing can beat a positive thought,
Trust in yourself and the lessons you’re taught.
Believe in your team and you won’t be stopped
Heart beats fast at a quickening rate,
All eyes on the prize as you stop up to the plate.

Yes you can do it, do it, Grand Slam!
Nothing to it, to it, Grand Slam!
With the wind at your back hear your cheering fans,
You can do it, you can do it, Grand Slam!
You can do it, you can do it, Grand Slam!

Though we all may be on different teams,
We are all in this game together!
Playing hard, but playing by the rules,
May the best team win and you know we’ll be back again.

Do it, do it, Grand Slam!
Nothing to it, to it, Grand Slam!
With the wind at your back hear your cheering fans,
You can do it, you can do it, Grand Slam!
You can do it, you can do it, Grand Slam!

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