Friday, September 20, 2013

The 14 Fibs of Gregory K. Theme Song - book theme song lyrics

The 14 Fibs of Gregory K. Theme Song
lyrics and music by
Andrew Huang

Gregory K., Gregory K.
One day you'll have your day.
You're getting through sixth grade in most creative ways....
It's the 14 Fibs of Gregory K.

Here is a boy
With a mom and dad
And a brother and sister,
And they all love math.
But he...
He has a little trouble with numbers

There's also a girl -
A girl in his class.
Her name is Kelly,
And she's always kicking him the calves.
It's sweet...
To keep him from the things he might blunder.

Gregory K., Gregory K.
One day you'll have your day.
You're getting through sixth grade in most creative ways.
All the things you face, just take it day by day....
It's the 14 Fibs of Gregory K.

If you haven't actually HEARD the song, take a listen in the trailer embedded below. I am biased, but I think it's just happy-making. I have always found song lyrics and poetry closely related, so I figured for this Poetry Friday, I'd share the former for a change. 

A lot of people have assumed I wrote the lyrics. I didn't. Andrew did. It actually never occurred to me not to have him do it - I mean, there was a reason I wanted him to write this song! Still, I gotta admit that I was amazed at how well he captured the feeling of my book by picking a couple simple details. And how it fits to the music? Yeah. Like this:

Happy-making, I tell you! Well, at least for me :-) I'll share more about Andrew/the song process another day. If you've never heard his music, though, don't wait for that post. Go listen to him now.

Today's Poetry Friday roundup will be over at The Opposite of Indifference. Will there be other lyrics? Go check and see!


Catherine said...

Happy-making, indeed! And a math-phobic, pie-eating sixth grader sounds like a character lots of kids (and adults) will enjoy getting to know. Can't wait to read your book.

By the way, I think you're absolutely right about song lyrics and poetry being close cousins. Thanks for sharing!

Margaret Simon said...

The song is adorable! Very sing-along-able. I can't wait to show my students. My order is placed and I am waiting...

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

Congratulations on your book baby and the happy announcement! Looking forward to reading it. :)

jama said...

How much do I love that you have a theme song to go with your new book??!!

I am compelled to eat 14 pies just to celebrate :).

Joy said...

Awesome. I love the song, the music and the trailer. Congratulations on your book.

Pam said...

I just got my copy of The 14 Fibs of Gregory K. from Amazon. And even though I may be one of the few people who could probably get away with reading it for work (I am a children's librarian), I shall wait to engulf myself in my favorite reading chair at home. Nothing like a first day book:) Congratulations Greg!