Teva Tunes

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Songs

Decomposition (Words and music by Steve VanZandt)

Verse 1
E                                      A7
Is this waste? Well I don’t know;
E                                      A7
One thing dies to let another grow.
E                                       A7
This circle we see almost every day;
E                                   D              E
The name we call it is…… decay.

Chorus:
G                                                             D
Well come on all you people, gather ‘round;
G                              D
Breakdown and listen…..
E                        A7     E      A7……
To decomposition:
Group 1: Muncha, muncha, muncha….
Group 2: Decomposition, Decomposition, Decomposition….
Group 3: I get down, I break down, I get…

Verse 2
There are many kinds of bugs;
Worms and snails and slimy slugs.
They are useful for me and you;
They help to make the soil…. Renew.

(Chorus)

Verse 3
Decomposition it deserves more fame;
A tree drops its leaves, but they don’t stay the same.
A bug chews them up and spits them back out;
Making the soil for a new tree to sprout.

 

Blame Not (Words by Cara Silverberg; Melody by Peter Tosh)

C                                                          F                             C                                                           G
You teach the youth about bal taschit, you teach the youth about tzar ba’alei chayyim.

C                                                      F                                            C                                         G
You teach the youth about no psolet, you teach the youth to keep the Earth clean.

C                          F                                                  C                                   G
So you can’t blame the news of today, you must learn to choose.

C                              F                                    C                                         G
You must be the change you wish to be, you must be the change.

You teach the youth about tikkun olam, and to be Shomrei Adamah.
We are Keepers of the Earth, l’ovdah u l’shomrah.
Remember in the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve were given life to protect.
Now we must heed these mitzvoth, and on Shabbat we let the land rest.

 

So you can’t blame the news of today, you must learn to choose.
You must be the change you wish to be, you must be the change.

 

So go and ride your bicycle to the market or to school.
Don’t have to drive you can take a walk to the movies or to shul.
And you can plant an urban garden to attract the birds and the bees,
in the city you can still create a forest, just start with some love and some seeds.

 

So you can’t blame the news of today, you must learn to choose.
You must be the change you wish to be, you must be the change.

 

Heschel teaches radical amazement.  Creation happens every single day,
Awareness is our greatest tool to make discoveries all along our way.
Hitbodedut in the forest, Reb Nachman tells us where to start.
Light comes from the mind, fire comes from the heart.

 

So you can’t blame the news of today, you must learn to choose.
You must be the change you wish to be, you must be the change.

 

The Media is all around us, trying to trick us and tell us what we need.
They tell us what to buy and how to act, if we want to succeed.
You must be wise and independent, question what they claim on TV.
Let your decisions be reflections of how you live and what you believe!

 

So you can’t blame the news of today, you must learn to choose.
You must be the change you wish to see you must be the change.

 

 

Bicycle Song (Words and music by Mat Tonti)

CHORUS:
I want to ride my bicycle, my bicycle, my bicycle, I
want to ride my bicycle, ride it all around.
I want to ride my bicycle, my bicycle, my bicycle, I
want to ride my bicycle, RIDE IT RIGHT NOW!

I got a shiny bicycle, it takes me where I want to go
I can pedal really fast, or I can pedal really slow
The kids around the neighborhood all think I’m a real cool cat
Mom and Dad stop the car, the bicycle is where it’s at!

[Chorus]

I like to pedal ‘n smell the trees so you can chuck your
SUVs They spit out gnarly chemicals like carbon dioxide
The farmland is all getting dry, greenhouse gases in
the sky We must take part and lend a hand, we cannot run and hide

[Chorus]

The atmosphere is not so clear, we put a lot of smoke up there
Breathing’s harder every year, there’s some cause for alarm
So if your distance isn’t far, take the bike and leave the car
‘Cause we’re running out of time and it’s getting pretty warm!

 

Deep Inside My Heart
G
Deep inside my heart I’ve got this everlasting light
It’s shining like the sun, it radiates on everyone
C                       G                   D                          G
And the more that I give, the more I’ve got to give
C                   G                                     D                     G
It’s the way that I live, it’s what I’m living for!

 

 

Psolet on my Planet  (To the tune of “Teenager in Love.” Words by Daniel Kieval
and Gavriel Meir-Levi, with credit to our ancestors Adam Berman,Jodi Cohen, and Ben Landman)

G        Em     C      D

OO WA OO WA OO WA OO OO ( x 2  )

Each day I go to breakfast, Pile up my pancakes high
Two scoops of scrambled eggs, Hash browns and toasted rye
I can’t believe I took more than I ate, That’s why I have so much psolet on my plate.

OO WA OO WA OO WA OO OO ( x 2  )

Get bored of all my jeans, Buy myself three new pairs
Toss out my year-old iPod, Leave lights on everywhere
Each night I ask the stars out in space, (Hey stars)
Oh why so much psolet from our human race?

OO WA OO WA OO WA OO OO ( x 2  )

But now I’m feelin’ happy, Smilin’ the whole day long
Teaching about Bal Tashchit, Each time I sing this song
It’s true! I’ve learned how to, rethink my waste
That’s why you’ll NEVER find my resources misplaced!