Star Tom's Original Song Lyrics

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Air in Your Hair

Chickens Have Two Legs

Childhood's Ending

Dancing Stars

Fairy Ring

Giving And Receiving

High-Flying Dreamer

How Can I Tell You?

I Like A Lot of Things

It’s A Gray Day

Jack the Lantern

Magic Circles

Newhope

Sad Fish Song

The Hawk in My Tree

The One to Change Your Life

The Zucchini Song

What If I Meet Him Tomorrow? (A Beggar with Gifts)

Why Are You Bald? (The Bald Song)

Wooly Bears

You Have Your Gifts




 

Fairy Ring

 

Sweet heart your poet's pen hath wrought

Rose air with just this kiss

Your skin and all your senses

Were made for times like this

Your dreamer's eyes are fine and keen

Yet waking we can sing

So come and be my Fairy Queen

And I will be your King

 

Yes come and be my Fairy Queen

And I will be your King

Our hearts will beat the magic song

That makes the fairy ring

 

For love can cast its circle

Wherever there are two

Yet love could never dream a heart

More full of warmth for you

The moon in rainbowed glory

Adorns a sparkling sky

So do not sleep, my lover dear

And let your life slip by

 

Do come and be my Fairy Queen

And I will be your King

Our hearts will beat the magic song

That makes the fairy ring

 

Yes let us seize the moment now

From sleepy night and days

And let us ever be the ones

To challenge tired ways

Your dreamer's eyes are fine and keen

Yet, waking we can sing

So come and be my Fairy Queen

And I will be your King

©2000 Thomas Luther McCurry aka Star Tonm


 

How Can I Tell You?

 

How can I tell you the things that I’ve learned when they’ve taken a lifetime to know

How can I show you the things that I love when there are some places words never go?

 

Worlds that are shining inside crystal spheres

Treasures are hiding inside all your tears

Sunlight in forests, as ancient as old

Dancing with rainbows that all lead to gold

When you let them

Please won’t you let them?

 

How can I tell you the things that I know when I’m still finding out for myself?

How can I speak of the life  that I love when there are some things that words cannoit tell?

 

Games like the ones that you knew in your youth

Hide and Seek riddles that lead to the truth

Dances that leave you all breathless inside

Laughter like children who race with the tide,

And they smile.  

Oh how we’ll smile.

 

How can I tell you the things that I’ve learned when they’ve taken a lifetime to know?

How can I show you the world  that I love when it’s hidden where words cannot go?

 

Pains that are bitter as spices and Myrrh

Deserts to cross when you’ve no clothes to wear

Times when you’ll feel that you haven’t a friend

And I’ll hold you

Please let me hold you

 

How can I tell you the things that I know when I’m still finding out for myself?

How can I speak of the life  that I love when there are some things that words never tell?

 

Music that reaches inside of your soul

Notes run together to songs that are whole

Lives that are moving like harmony lines

Growing and turning and always in time

‘Cause we’re lovers

We love each other

 

How can I tell you the things that I’ve learned when they’ve taken a lifetime to know?

How can I show you the world  that I love when it’s hidden where words cannot go?

 

How can I tell you the things that I know when I’m still finding out for myself?

How can I speak of the life  that I love when there are some things that words never tell?

 

©1982 Thomas Luther McCurry aka Star Tom



 

 

 

 

Dancing Stars

Based on an original poem by Kathryn Jurik, music by Star Tom

 

If all the galaxies of space and rhyme

While hurling out to be apart

Give light that shines the origin of time

Where can I stand to look inside the heart?

And is it something that I want to see?

The start of all that can be known

Immeasurable and small infinity

Before the life of time was sown

Before the life of time was sown

Before the life of time was sown

 

Yet all the elements of you and me

Began inside that deepest space

Somehow it's true that in your eyes I see

An ancient star turned to a human face

An ancient star turned to a human face

An ancient star turned to a human face

 

Dancing stars thrown apart

Everywhere I stand, I see your heart

(repeat with joy)

 

©1999 Thomas Luther McCurry aka Star Tom


 

 

 

 

Childhood's Ending

 

All my life,

don't want to see

just let me be

Don't know why

Don't want to know

just let me grow

 

Now is childhood's ending

Trees the wind is bending

Fears and dreams are blending

Now is childhood's ending

 

Now a man

Changed from a boy

Grown up with joy

Here I am

Just look at me

What do you see?

 

Now is childhood's ending

Trees the wind is bending

Fears and dreams are blending

Now is childhood's ending

 

Life expands

I like this place

Goodness and grace

My new plan

Love what I do

Share it with you!

 

Now is childhood's ending

Trees the wind is bending

Fears and dreams are blending

Now is childhood's ending

 

©1989 Thomas Luther McCurry  aka Star Tom


 

 

 

 

Newhope

 

Newhope is warm, Newhope is kind

Loving all the world, everyone she finds!

We believe in dreams. Won't let them die.

We believe in love. You don't need to ask us why.

 

Because there's hope in every night, hope in every day

Won't you open up your heart to some new hope this way?

Yes there's hope in every night, hope in every day

Won't you open up your heart to some new hope this way?

 

She healed the sick. She helped the poor.

But she could only heal when they opened up the door.

Wishing you new hope, wishing you new light

Wishing you new joy, that's why we're here tonight!

 

Because there's hope in every night, hope in every day

Won't you open up your heart to some new hope this way?

Yes there's hope in every night, hope in every day

Won't you open up your heart to some new hope this way?

 

Hope can bring you joy, and joy can bring you light.

Light can bring you rainbows. Won't you thank the Lord for light?

Hope can bring you joy, and joy can bring you light.

Light can bring you rainbows. Won't you thank the Lord for light?

 

Because there's hope in every night, hope in every day

Won't you open up your heart to some new hope this way?

Yes there's hope in every night, hope in every day

Won't you open up your heart to some new hope this way?

 

©1982 Thomas Luther McCurry aka Star Tom


 

 

 

 

Giving And Receiving

 

These words are etched upon your mind

You've heard the phrase a thousand times

It's holier to give, It's holier to give than to receive

Can you believe?

 

And now I'm here to say to you

These words are part of what is true

It's holy, YES, to give

It's holy, YES, to give

And to recieve is holy too.

 

Giving and receiving

Are two sides of one coin

Giving and receiving

Oh what a joy

I said that giving and receiving

Are two sides of one coin

Giving and receiving

Oh what a joy!

 

When we receive we give a chance

To all our friends who want to dance

A chance for them to give

A chance for them to give

What we receive

Can you believe?

 

Giving and receiving

Are two sides of one coin

Giving and receiving

Oh what a joy

I said that giving and receiving

Are two sides of one coin

Giving and receiving

Oh what a joy!

 

So here's that newer phrase for you

Repeat the words until they're true

It's holy, YES, to give

It's holy, YES, to give

And to recieve is holy too.

Is holy too,

Is holy too…

 

©1995 Thomas Luther McCurry  aka Star Tom



 

High-Flying Dreamer

 

We need someone to give us something that's worth living for.

Your life shows us how it's done.

We can see that there is really something that's worth giving for.

Your love shines with the light of a million bright-burning stars,

Helps us look in to find out who we really are.

 

High-flying dreamer, OH, you dance with the stars and the sun

High-flying dreamer, WELL, your time has come.

High-flying dreamer, YOU KNOW, you dance with the stars and the sun

High-flying dreamer, WELL, your time has come.

 

This world's forgotten what it can do.

This world is looking for something true.

So many people, searching for home.

That's why I'm telling you, your time has come.

 

High-flying dreamer, OH, you dance with the stars and the sun

High-flying dreamer, WELL, your time has come.

High-flying dreamer, YOU KNOW, you dance with the stars and the sun

High-flying dreamer, WELL, your time has come.

 

High-flying dreamer, OH, you dance with the stars and the sun

High-flying dreamer, WELL, your time has come.

High-flying dreamer, YOU KNOW, you dance with the stars and the sun

High-flying dreamer, WELL, your time has come.

Your time has come. Your time, your time, your time

Your time has come!

 

©1982 Thomas Luther McCurry aka Star Tom



 

Magic Circles

 

The colors moving in the sky tonight

Are fading in and out an ancient tune

A thousand auras in one dancing flight

Of magic circles playing ‘round the moon

Magic Circles playing ‘round the moon

Weaving colors on the night sky's loom

Magic Circles playing ‘round the moon

Fading in and out and ancient tune

(Twinkle, Twinkle melody)

 

The clouds that pass explode the color dance

Enfolding rainbows into deepest blacks

Expanding and reflecting they enhance

The brightness bouncing onto billow backs

 

Of Magic Circles playing 'round the moon

Weaving colors on the night sky's loom

Magic Circles playing 'round the moon

Fading in and out and ancient tune

(Twinkle, twinkle melody )

 

Awake I weave into this wondrous play

Of colors, clouds and folding in the sky

Oh come with me so you might see the way

The moon's bright game invites your dreamer's eye

 

To Magic Circles playing 'round the moon

Weaving colors on the night sky's loom

Magic Circles playing 'round the moon

Fading in and out and ancient tune

(Row, Row, Row melody)

 

I reach for you and we are one

Ah the moon and you and me

I reach for you and we are one

Ah the moon and you and me

Ah the moon and you and me

Ah the moon and you and me

 

©1999 Thomas Luther McCurry aka Star Tom



 

THE ONE TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE

 

Imagine there's a magic force in back of everything

Imagine you can change the world by things you think and sing

Imagine that the life you want is just a thought away

Imagine how you'd use that power if you had it today

 

Then you would be the one to change your life

And you would be the one to make it right

There is a force that touches every part of everything

There is a way that you can choose the blessings that it brings

There is a power that we call God that's with us every day

There is a time that we call now to pick a better way

 

Cause truth is, you're the one to change your life

And truth is, you're the one to make it right

Cause God loves you

God loves you

Yes God loves you

 

Now you might think that everything would change in such a flash

And you might think that you'd be King, with love and cars and cash

But you might think a moment now before you buy that car

‘Cause you might think of reasons why you've made things how they are

 

And you are still the one to change your life

And you are still the one to make things right

 

Imagine that you've used the power the very best you can

There is a time that comes when you still need a bigger plan

Now you might think that your first choice is good as it can be

Know the truth that God's advice can help you to be free

 

‘Cause God loves you

God loves you

Yes God loves you

 

©20001 Star Tom Music/Thomas Luther McCurry  aka Star Tom



 

The Hawk in My Tree

 

One night I lay struggling in misery and pain.

I made a decision to not stay the same.

I thought, Tom you can choose what your future will be.

In the morning I found I had new strength in me.

 

Well I changed my life and the hawk came to me.

Opened my window, he was there in my tree.

It's common enough to see hawks up above,

But this hawk was bringing me love,

This hawk was bringing me love.

 

I sought out a woman whose words I've found wise

To see what she'd think of this hawk from the skies.

She said, “Spirit's reminding you, you can see far,

And use your best powers, whatever they are

Use your best powers, whatever they are.”

 

So I picked up a pencil, guitar and my book

I'm close by the window where I can still look

At the now-empty branch where hawk sat in my tree

And I'm giving my thanks for the love he brought me.

I'm giving my thanks for the love he brought me.

 

Now I'll use my best powers whatever they are

I'll SING, LOVE and WRITE from first light to last star.

And wherever I look, you can be sure I'll see

The beauty and power of the Hawk in my tree,

The beauty and power of the Hawk in my tree,

The beauty and power of the Hawk in my tree!

 

©2000 Thomas Luther McCurry  aka Star Tom



 

What If I Meet Him Tomorrow?

(A Beggar with Gifts)

 

I lived in a small country valley

Where people were set in their ways

But times were a-changing,

the world rearranging

And looking for happier days.

 

One day I heard tell of a stranger,

A curious, half-naked man

No name would he give,

but he knew how to live

A son of his mother earth's land.

 

And what if I meet him tomorrow?

What if he greets me this morn?

Who is this man with the bowl in his hand?

And what has he really come for?

 

He frightened the folk of the village

For their hearts knew nothing but fear

he hurt not a soul, he said peace was his goal

But those who won't listen can't hear

 

They called him a rogue and a wanderer

They chased him and beat him like hell

They taunted and teased him, but that wouldn't please them,

They wanted to see blood as well.

 

And what if I meet him tomorrow?

What if I meet him today?

What would I do if he asked me for food

I sure wouldn't turn him away.

 

Now some people cried for his vengeance

he said, “I'll have naught of the kind.”

They said, “We'll get even, those drunkards will see then,”

But that thought was far from his mind.

 

He told us that peace was his motto

He proved he was true to his word.

As I have grown older, his story's been told me

His teachings I have often heard.

 

And what if I meet him tomorrow?

What if I meet him today?

Would he still be just as loving and free

As he was in my youngest days?

Would he still be just as loving and free

As he was in my youngest days?

 

©1984 Thomas Luther McCurry  aka Star Tom



 

You Have Your Gifts

 

You have your gifts,

I have mine

Truth be told,

We can let them shine

Shine all night

Shine all day

Everything's gonna work out OK

 

©2000 Thomas Luther McCurry  aka Star Tom


 

Star Tom Children's Originals

 

Air in Your Hair

By Star Tom and the Fitch Mountain School Daycamp CILTS

 

Hanging at the skate park, having some fun

Gonna do some tricks in the hot, hot sun

Gonna do a Pop Shove it and kick back to a grind

I know I'll get it right, give it one more try

 

And the air in your hair

Feels like you're flying

And the air in your hair

When you bring it down

And the air in your hair

Feels like you're flying

Gonna take it over the top

All over this town

 

Finally got a grab on my newest trick

360 with a kickflip, it was slick

Good thing I was wearing all my gear today

'Cause one time when I tried it someone got in my way

 

And the air in your hair

When you bring it down

And the air in your hair

Feels like you're flying

Gonna take it over the top

All over this town

 

Chilling out at Daycamp with some kid

"Did you see Tony Hawk and that 900 he did?”

"I busted a 540 down at Carson today.”

"Did you really do it? NO WAY!”

 

And the air in your hair

When you bring it down

And the air in your hair

Feels like you're flying

Gonna take it over the top

All over this town

Gonna take it over the top

All over this town

Gonna take it over the top

All over this town

 

©2002 Thomas Luther McCurry  aka Star Tom



 

Chickens Have Two Legs/ Hard Boiled!

 

Chickens have two legs

And they are not pigs

They are Lord of Eggs

HARD BOILED

 

Big ol' hairy man

With a frying pan

"Catch me if you can"

HARD BOILED

 

When will this all end?

Chickens are our friends

Cows and pigs are too

We'll put them in a zoo!

HARD BOILED

 

"Let me go please."

"I'll scramble you with cheese."

"No, no, no, no, please."

HARD BOILED

 

When will this all end?

Chickens are our friends

Cows and pigs are too

We'll put them in a zoo!

HARD BOILED

 

Chickens fighting back

Making their attack

Eggs are going "SMACK!"

HARD BOILED

 

When will this all end?

Chickens are our friends

Cows and pigs are too

We'll put them in a zoo!

HARD BOILED

HARD BOILED

HARD BOILED

 

©2001 Thomas Luther McCurry  aka Star Tom



 

I Like A Lot of Things

 

I like a lot of things

I like the happiness they bring

And I like a lot of people, too

And you know I really like you

 

(All verses ad-libbed on the spot by Star Tom :-)

 

©2000 Thomas Luther McCurry aka Star Tom


 

Jack the Lantern

 

Jack the Lantern was a Jack-o-Lantern

He came to see us play.

Well he had two eyes and a big old smile

And he watched us both night and day.

 

Jack the Lantern was a Jack-o-Lantern

He was a grinning fool.

He would smile like he knew everything

But he never did go to school.

 

Jack the Lantern was a Jack-o-Lantern

He stayed awake all night.

When the dark came down all over the town

That's when you would see his light.

 

Jack the Lantern was a Jack-o-Lantern

He was a smiley guy.

He would grin and grin like telling a joke

But he never would tell you why.

 

Jack the Lantern was a Jack-o-Lantern

He started turning green.

Well he may not be around today

But he made our Halloween.

No, he may not be around today

But he made our Halloween.

 

©1998 Thomas Luther McCurry aka Star Tom


 

Sad Fish Song

 

I'm just a fish in the sea

Trying to be the finest fish that I can be

But there's a million things a-worrying me

Please pity me

 

I want to whine, I want to wail

I want to thrash around my tail

I want to be the finest fish in the sea

Poor little me

 

I'm so sad, I'm so blue

I've got so many things

I'm going through

All the other fish

Are crying too

What can I do?

 

I want to whine, I want to wail

I want to thrash around my tail

I want to be the finest fish in the sea

Poor little me

 

I've got an ache in my fin

I can't believe this is happening again

Maybe soon I will forget how to swim

Prospects are dim

 

I want to whine, I want to wail

I want to thrash around my tail

I want to be the finest fish in the sea

Poor little me

 

©2001 Thomas Luther McCurry aka Star Tom

 


 

Why Are You Bald? (The Bald Song)

 

Everybody wants to know "Why are you bald?'

"Did you do something wrong? Did you grow too tall?'

No, I didn't do anything wrong at all

And I'm happy with my hair.

 

Everybody's hairs fall out one by one

If you brush your hair and look then you'll see some

And you grow some new ones in when those are done

But where my head is bare, that's where new ones never come.

 

But why's your head so shiny up on top?

Did you put some polish on it from the furniture shop?

No I didn't wax or rub it and I hope it doesn't stop

'Cause I like that skin up there.

 

On the radio and TV there are ads

And they tell me that losing my hair is bad.

And they go on talkin' 'bout it like I am sad

What I guess they didn't know is that I am really glad

 

'Cause I like my shiny head, it makes me smile

And I'm planning to keep it for a really long while...

When I get out of the shower I am dry and ready while

Everybody else is wet and drippy, dripping for a mile

 

But if you have a hairy head that's OK

'Cause there need to be some people who look that way

And you really never know, it could happen one day...

That when your hairs fall out that's the way that they will stay!

 

©2001 Thomas Luther McCurry aka Star Tom



 

The Zucchini Song

(Tune of Ric Masten's Barbie Doll song, use granted by Ric Masten)

 

Well you start with one small seed,

that is all you really need,

With zucchini, once that vine is freed!

Oh you don't plant very many zucchini

'cause their growth is guaranteed!

 

Zucchini, zucchini!

Oh what a perfect world this word would be

If the only food we ate was zucchini!

 

Oh zucchinis grow just fine, you can find them anytime

On a healthy, sturdy, indestructible vine.

No I don't need any of your zucchini

'cause there's more than enough of mine!

 

Zucchini, zucchini!

Oh what a perfect world this word would be

If the only food we ate was zucchini!

 

World hunger at an end, every nation is our friend

'Cause there's always plenty left for us to send.

No, you can't go to war over zucchini

Cause we're happy to give some to them

 

Zucchini, zucchini!

Oh what a perfect world this word would be

If the only food we ate was zucchini!

 

When zucchini season's through there is little you can do

But through away a slimy one or two.

No you can't save any of your zucchini

'Cause they always just turn into goo.

 

Zucchini, zucchini!

Oh what a perfect world this word would be

If the only food we ate was zucchini!

 

©1995 Thomas Luther McCurry aka Star Tom


 

It’s A Gray Day

 

It’s a gray day

It’s a gray day

It’s a run around inside the house and play day

It’s a tell me what you really want to say day

It’s a gray, gray day

©1997 Thomas Luther McCurry aka Star Tom

Wooly Bears

Written by Marilyn McCurry for Tommy McCurry aka Star Tom at 4yrs old ;-)

 

Wooly bears, wooly bears

Wooly bears climb up the stairs.

Wooly bears, wooly bears

Wooly, wooly bears

 

Wooly bears climb up the stairs

Wooly bears climb up the stairs

Wooly, wooly bears

 

Wooly bears, wooly bears

Wooly bears go to the fair.

Wooly bears, wooly bears

Wooly, wooly bears

 

Wooly bears go to the fair.

Wooly bears go to the fair.

Wooly, wooly bears

 

Wooly bears, wooly bears

Wooly bears crawl in your hair.

Wooly bears, wooly bears

Wooly, wooly bears

 

Wooly bears crawl in your hair.

Wooly bears crawl in your hair.

Wooly, wooly bears

 

Wooly bears, wooly bears

Wooly bears wear underwear!

Wooly bears, wooly bears

Wooly, wooly bears

 

Wooly bears wear underwear!

Wooly bears wear underwear!

Wooly, wooly bears

 

©2000 Star Tom Music

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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