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“Today is a Very Special Day” Song

Bix, a young soft-shelled turtle, sings this song one morning. I composed the melody, lyrics, and produced the song with a talented instrumental arranger named Andy Ellis Valdini. He also played the live violin and piano. The singer–Gideon Nasby–has the cutest voice! Tarik Ghiradella played the drums; Andrew Timothy, the guitar. Peter Duff and Ziv mixed the sound recording. I hired everyone through Airgigs.com.

TODAY IS A VERY SPECIAL DAY by G. A. Kowatch

 I love today! It’s gonna be a great day!

 Verse 1

The sun warms my face

The rain tickles my nose

It doesn’t matter what the weather holds

’Cause I’m gonna have a great day

Verse 2

I swim to first place

I can bumble the race

It doesn’t matter if I win or lose

’Cause I’m gonna have a great day

Prechorus

I feel terrific! I feel amazing!

I’m going to give, my smile, to everyone

I meet and greet today!

Chorus

Today, today is a very special day

Today, today is going my way

It’s one of a kind

It’s here then it’s gone

And so, I’m going to make today the best day ever!

Verse 3

Some kids make me smile

Some kids squabble with me

It doesn’t matter how they are to me

’Cause I’m gonna have a great day

Verse 4

I can run and play

I have sniffles today

It doesn’t matter what my body feels

’Cause I’m gonna have a great day

Prechorus

I feel terrific! I feel amazing!

I’m going to give, my smile, to everyone,

I meet and greet today!

Chorus

Today, today is a very special day

Today, today is going my way

It’s one of a kind

It’s here then it’s gone

And so, I’m going to make today the best day ever!

I’m going to give my smile to everyone,

I meet and greet today!

Have a great day everyone! Love you!

 

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Thank you. With love,

Gail

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“Thank You” song

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In this scene, Gumbo prances around thanking various animals and insects as they trek through the Everglades. Can you imagine this in your mind as an animation movie and musical?

Ezemdi Chikwendu sang it, and Andy Ellis Valdini arranged and performed the instrumentals. Andy also arranged the “Today is a very Special Day” song. Ziv mixed and mastered the song. I thank all of them for doing such a wonderful job. I hope you enjoy it and sing along.

THANK YOU by G. A. Kowatch

Verse 1

I am grateful for my friends and family

I am grateful for our beautiful world

I am grateful for everything in my life

Chorus

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank all of you

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank everything

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank all of you

Verse 2

I am grateful for all the lessons of love

I am grateful for the challenges I face

I am grateful for another day to live

Chorus

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank all of you

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank everything

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank all of you

Bridge

I thank everyone who protects us, who care for us

I thank everyone, who do what’s right,

who fight for rights and cares for our land

Chorus (2x)

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank all of you

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank everything

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank you (Thank you)

Thank all of you

 

Illustration on this post by Terry Pavlet.

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