Songwriting Workshop at Samaritan House Makes the Grade with Kids

Kudos to Songwriter Tina Micula!

At her TAO program on March 6 by the children at Samaritan House with Tina Micula and Julie Clark, Tina skillfully coaxed a group of five initially reluctant children at Samaritan House to write, sing and enthusiastically record an original song together. (Samaritan House is a shelter in Virginia Beach that serves victims of domestic violence and homelessness.) Below are the lyrics they wrote together about the importance of getting back up after you fall down. Once the mp3 is available we’ll post that too, these kids were soooooo cute!

“You Got to Get Up”

Chorus:
Sometimes you fall down, but you gotta get up, you gotta get up
Sometimes you fall down, but you gotta get up, you gotta get up
You got to get up. You got to get up.
You got to get up. You got to get up.
Get up. Get up.

Did you ever fall down and skin your knees?
You know it hurts; sometimes it bleeds
You feel embarrassed cause somebody laughed
Put it behind you move on from the past
(Suck it up now!)

Chorus

You didn’t make the team. Someone treats you mean
You thought they were your friend. Was it just pretend?
We all get booboos. We all cry boohoo
It’s part of life, you’ll be all right
(Shake it off now!)

Chorus

Dry your tears and catch your breath
You’re still alive – there’s been no death
Put on a bandaid and brush yourself off
Telling a friend helps you shake it of
(Come on now!)

Chorus x 2

Click to hear the song.