Peter Alsop

Music for Children and Adults

My Body Runs

From the album Did You Walk? Buy Now

- a hip-hop song about how amazing our bodies are

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MY BODY RUNS

My body runs, my body goes!

I don’t know how, but my body knows!

How to smell and hear and see

How to move and sleep for me

How to eat and have some fun

I’m so glad my body runs!

 

My heart runs, my heart goes

I don’t know how, but my heart knows

How to beat without a sound

How to pump my blood around

How to thump and have some fun

I’m so glad that my heart runs!  -(let’s do some heart thumping)

 

My lungs run, my lungs go

I don’t know how, but my lungs know

How to breathe and hold my breath

How to cough and run my chest

How to laugh when I have fun

I’m so glad that my lungs run! -(short breathing)

 

My legs run, my legs go!

I don’t know how, but my legs know

How to climb and crawl and dance

How t’fit my feet into my pants!

How to jump and have some fun

I’m so glad that my legs run!  -(c’mon let’s dance legs)

 

My arms run, my arms go!

I don’t know how, but my arms know

How to shrug my shoulders with a jerk

How to make my elbows work!

How t’wave and hug someone!

I’m so glad that my arms run!  -(wave ‘em around!)

 

My hands run, my hands go!

I don’t know how, but my hands know

How to make my fingers snap

How t’wiggle, point and clap!

How t’work my opposin’ thumbs!

I’m so glad that my hands run!  (gimme five!)

 

My nose runs, my nose goes,

I don’t know how, but my nose knows

It sniffs and wiggles, smells things sweet,

Smells things gross, like socks and feet

It smells the flowers and fresh baked buns

I’m so glad that my nose runs!  -(sniff, sniff)

 

My mouth runs, my mouth goes!

I don’t know how, but my mouth knows

How t’chew and work my lips!

How to swallow, whistle, talk, and spit

How t’make my teeth just miss my tongue

I’m so glad that my mouth runs!  -(let’s do some tongue singing

C’mon stick your tongue and sing like this!)

 

Well, my ears run, my ears go!

I don’t know how, but my ears know

How to hear what people say

Birds and music, that’s okay

They let me know when someone comes,

Yeah, I’m so glad that my ears run!

 

My eyes run, my eyes go!

I don’t know how, but my eyes know

How to blink and see the light

How to cry and squint and close real tight

How to shine when I love someone

I’m so glad that my eyes run!  -(look at me!  'Cause I’m lookin at you!  I see you.)

 

My brain runs, my brain goes!

I don’t know how, but my brain knows

Exactly where to grow my hair

How to pull ideas out of the air

How to organize everything at once

I’m so glad that my brain runs!  -(quiet, I’m thinking!)

 

My stomach runs, my stomach goes!

I don’t know how, but my stomach knows

How to digest all my food

And sometimes, well,  my stomach’s rude

It hiccoughs, gurgles, burps, it’s fun!

I’m so glad my stomach runs!  -(c’mon, hiccup! hiccup! Gurgle, burp!  Ooh yeah!)

 

My body runs, my body goes!

I don’t know how, but my body knows!

How to smell and hear and see

How to move and sleep for me

How to eat and have some fun

I’m so glad my body runs!  -(Yeah!  Take it on home.)

 

Written by Peter Alsop, ©Copyright 2001, Moose School Music (BMI)

On Did You Walk? - www.peteralsop.com