A Place to Call Home

by dana

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A Place to Call Home
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Migration
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Rainforest Symphony
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Honey Bee Bee Bop
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Bluebird
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Dog On My Head
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Movin' Day
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Animal Hide and Seek
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Home

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Every living being, from honey bees to humans, needs a safe place to call home. Dana’s seventh recording explores the different places animals live… in the sky and sea, in wetlands, underground tunnels and more. Featuring numerous musical genres ranging from rock to reggae, bluegrass to bossa nova, the album is designed to educate and engage young listeners while planting seeds of care for the planet we all call home.

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releases June 6, 2020

All songs written by Dana Cohenour (BMI) ©2020 Dana Cohenour
Produced and engineered by EJ Ouellette
Recorded at EJO Whole Music Studios; Byfield, MA
Mastered by Jeff Lipton & Maria Rice at Peerless Mastering; Boston, MA
Dana Cohenour: Lead & Background Vocals, Piano/Keyboard, Synth Steel Drums
EJ Ouellette: Bass, Guitars, Fiddle/Violin, Viola, Dobro, Banjo, Mandolin
Dave Mattacks: Drums and Percussion
Steve Baker: Saxophone
Albert Lamar: Flute
Children's Chorus: Samantha Bender, Aylin Jurta, Ana Knapczyk, Benji Lochtefeld, Jaye Nichols, Marissa O'Connor, Sam Wellehan
Associate/Assistant Engineer: Shane Pender
Apprentice Engineers: James Witham, Sinjon Holmes, Atticus Chaisson
Cover Art: Emily Zimmerman
Photography: Jack Cohenour

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dana Bellingham, Washington

Dana’s music introduces children to a wide range of genres from jazz & country to pop, rock, reggae & bossa nova. Winner of 22 national awards and wide critical acclaim, Dana's songs are interactive fun for young children.

Dana’s newest release explores the different places animals live and is designed to educate and entertain children while planting seeds of care for the planet we all call home.
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Track Name: Underground Traffic Jam
UNDERGROUND TRAFFIC JAM
By Dana Cohenour ©2020 Dana Cohenour

Diggin’… Diggin’… Diggin’… Diggin’

There’s a whole lot happening underneath the ground
You really wouldn’t know it, ‘cuz you never hear the sound
But there’s digging being done, hidden from the sun
All kinds of creatures movin’ dirt by the ton
Tunnels heading east, tunnels heading west
All of them are leading to a burrow or a nest

Diggin’… Diggin’… Diggin’… Diggin’

Here’s your traffic report from beneath the lawn
Coming to you twice a day at dusk and dawn
Everybody’s movin’ it’s time to get some eats
Rush hour is pickin’ up on underground streets
Bunnies heading east, Gophers heading west
All of them are comin’ from a burrow or a nest

We got a traffic… underground traffic jam!
Traffic! Things are moving slow
We got traffic, traffic down below
Honk honk, beep beep! Come on, let’s go!

Diggin’… Diggin’… Diggin’… Diggin’
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There’s a bottleneck backin’ up squirrels over here
They’re carrying acorns to last ‘em all year
The hamsters are heading for a hold up down south
‘Cuz the chipmunks are chilling, stuffing nuts in their mouth
We got nose to tail traffic from a whole bunch of moles
They all keep stoppin’ to dig more holes

We got a traffic… underground traffic jam!
Traffic! Things are moving slow
We got traffic, traffic down below
Honk honk, beep beep! Come on, let’s go!

Diggin’… Diggin’… Diggin’… Diggin’

TRAFFIC REPORT:
Yeah, we got a snake tying things in knots over on Gopher Way… Try Meerkat Road instead.
And avoid the chipmunk interchange… we have reports of a skunk spray… best to steer clear of the area until—well, until the area, uh… clears.
And we have a burrowing owl over on route 20 invading a prairie dog burrow… hoot knows when that one will clear up.
Oh! And red fox alert in the rabbit warren district… Use alternate routes!

Diggin’… Diggin’… Diggin’… Diggin’

OK… Things are moving nicely, everybody’s up top
Picking up dinner at Mother Nature’s shop
Oh, no… here we go, it’s starting to rain
Everybody’s dashing back to the HOV lane
Bound for their burrows where it’s safe and sound
We got another gridlock underground!

We got a traffic… underground traffic jam!
Traffic! Things are moving slow
We got traffic, traffic down below
Honk honk, beep beep! Come on, let’s go!

Got a traffic, underground traffic jam!
Traffic! Things are moving slow
We got traffic, traffic down below
Honk honk, beep beep! Come on, let’s go!

Diggin’… Diggin’… Diggin’… Diggin’

TRAFFIC REPORT:
We got a woodchuck chucking wood & piling things up on Groundhog Lane
And the worms are winding down their evening wiggle under the Earthworm underpass… best to take exit 7 and use the Burrow Beltway
And, just a reminder… Ant Hill Boulevard is closed due to the annual ant march. Follow the new traffic pattern signs and stay in line.
A family of ferrets is distracting downtown traffic with their traditional weasel war dance. Those guys do know how to put on a show, but seriously folks, keep your eyes on the road.
Yep… There’s a raccoon blocking up the north bound high occupancy lane. Backs ups are building…
Track Name: Let's Build A Dam
LET’S BUILD A DAM
By Dana Cohenour © Dana Cohenour; 2020

When the sun sinks low, it’s time to get up and go
That water wants to move, we gotta stop the flow
We all work together in this beaver colony
To make a lodge a home for our friends and family

We need sticks and stones
Leaves and logs
Mud, mud, mud to build a dam
We use our iron teeth
To chew, chew, chew
Through big tall trees… they fall and

Timber! We’re busy beavers hard at work
Boom, boom, bam! Let’s build a dam!
We know how to get things done, we’re nature’s engineers
Boom, boom, bam! Let’s build a dam!

We sleep all day and we work all night
Our home is a construction site
We can hide inside our dam, safely in our den
But if we hear a leak has sprung, it’s back to work again!

We need sticks and stones
Leaves and logs
Mud, mud, mud to build a dam
We use our iron teeth
To chew, chew, chew
Through big tall trees… they fall and
Timber! We’re busy beavers hard at work
Boom, boom, bam! Let’s build a dam!
We know how to get things done, we’re nature’s engineers
Boom, boom, bam! Let’s build a dam!

Dams can stop a stream and make a water habitat
For fish & ducks & frogs… yeah, they’re happy about that!
We share our beaver pond and make a neighborhood for all
Watch out for falling trees if you ever hear us call…

Timber! We’re busy beavers hard at work
Boom, boom, bam! Let’s build a dam!
We know how to get things done, we’re nature’s engineers
Boom, boom, bam! Let’s build a dam!

Timber! We’re busy beavers hard at work
Boom, boom, bam! Let’s build a dam!
We know how to get things done, we’re nature’s engineers
Boom, boom, bam! Let’s build a dam!
Boom, boom, bam! Boom, boom, bam!
Boom, boom, bam! Let’s build a dam!