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From the Literacy CD: "I CAN READ"

I CAN READ  ©2003, Purly Gates

Lyrics & Music by Purly Gates

  When I read a book you know,           
It’s printed in black and white

            The most amazing thing takes place             
As I read what the author writes

          The words make pictures in my mind          
With colors bright and new

        And then my eyes will begin to see           
An awesome, different view

Chorus: ‘Cause I can read, read, read   I can read, read, read,
        Words and pictures dancin’ in   color the world I see
         (Yes) I can read, read, read     I can read, read, read
        Every page I turn will color the world for me

  Now anytime it’s raining,   
Or I’m stuck in my room,
   I can travel anywhere        
And paint away the gloom
Repeat chorus

Rainbows are full of colors  
Colors are full of light
When I fill up on stories,       
It makes my world so bright
Repeat chorus
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WRITE A STORY ©2006, Purly Gates
Lyrics by Purly Gates; Music by Sally Rogers

Chorus:  I’m gonna write a story , nobody but me could write  (2x)

1) I’ve got a good idea, gonna think it through
    Fill in details, so it’s clear to you  
 Repeat chorus
2) I can pull you in, if I use a hook
    With a twist and an end, organize like a book
  Repeat chorus
3) The words  will talk  so my voice shines through
    Comin’  from my heart from me to you
  Repeat chorus
4) Find the very best words  have to pick and choose  
    Exactly what I need  precisely what I use
  Repeat chorus
5) My sentences will  be good to read aloud
    Some long some short  gonna do me proud
  Repeat chorus
6) Check the spelling now  punctuation too
    Use paragraphs  to make it clear to you
   Repeat chorus