Between Main Street and Neverland

by Chibi Kodama

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about

Chibi Kodama is the musical creation of the Cullimore family. (That’s us!) We're a family of 7: mom, 5 girls and dad. Conceived in 2013 by me, John (dad) to make encouraging rock for our daughters to listen to, Chibi Kodama has morphed into an unflinching expression of our family life.

What you're holding is the the result of our non-stop, roller coaster year that began with a showcase performance at KindieComm and ended with uprooting and restarting our lives in Knoxville, TN. (heck, we even enrolled the kids in public school for the first time in their homeschooled lives - gulp!)

Between Main Street and Neverland is the soundtrack of how our family lived and loved while breaking through our walls of fear, questioning our beliefs no matter how frightening, dealing with trauma, criticism, anxieties and searching for who we really are... We learned together as a family to let love, and NOT fear, have its way

Our world needs these songs right now.

We want to share our story. We want you to dance with us, look in the mirror, smile, laugh and know that it’s ok to be you. We want to give you this energetic and non-stop album, full of big guitars, beats, synths and fun melodies so you can rock out with your family too.

Press play and listen from start to finish. Sing with us! (www.chibikodamamusic.com/lyrics)
Talk with us! (links facebook.com/chibikodama)
Tell us what you think and if this helps you out!

credits

released April 1, 2017

Written, recorded and produced by John and Yvonne Cullimore.
Guest producers and moral support by Liz DeRoche, Lucy Kalantari, Kevin Kammeraad, Sarah Nova, Heather Rosenberg Hirshfield, and Jason Didner.

Liz (the singing lizard) DeRoche appears
on “The Flow” .

Cover Art graciously supplied by Fantasy Wire. (we SERIOUSLY appreciate it!) visit them at www.fantasywire.co.uk

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Track Name: Believe
I do believe in fairies,
I do, I do,
I believe in a LIFE
that’s connecting me to you
I believe in the magic
that I see behind your eyes
I do believe in fairies
because I believe in you

I do believe in magic
I do, I do
I believe we pull the dust
from the air and make it true
Somehow here you are
but you were born from a star
I do believe in magic
because I believe in you

I do believe in fairies
I do, I do,
Just because it’s make believe
doesn’t make it untrue
I believe in the light
that I see behind your eyes
I do believe in fairies
because I believe in you
Track Name: Between Main Street and Neverland
Oh to live is the greatest adventure
Oh to let go of making life for your plans
Oh to wake up with the courage to let it go
Oh to know that you don't have to be alone

walk outside and see the things we try to hide
All the little broken pieces of our hearts
We all twist and turn, to fight against the lies
We all know inside that we were born to be a little piece of the art
And give the world a Little heart

oh to dream is the greatest excitement
Oh to pull the Stardust from the sky and make it come alive
Oh to dance out in the crowds without a fear
To shake off all the shame and leave no doubt that you were here

Dance into the night
Look and see the hidden lights
Terrified of shining bright for fear of being snuffed out
We all twist and turn, weary with the fight
But we all know inside that we were born to be part of the art
give the world a little heart

You don't know, no you don't know
Just how far your light can go
You don't know no you don't know
Oh the places you will go
You don't know, no you don't know
The answers to everything
And that's okay
Look out to the unknown, don't be afraid to dream

Dare to dream, but don't go to sleep
Track Name: Tea Time
Would you like your adventure now or would you like to sip your tea?
it’s fun to sit in a comfy chair
But if it’s all that you want it’ll never get you anywhere
Do you want to live right now or would you like to sip your tea?
Today is the only day that we got
It’s time to give it all you got
Can you give it all you got?

I see you sitting there, fingers in your ears
Closing your eyes so tight don’t let in the light of day
I see you sitting there, do you see my hands waving in the air
Look in my face, this place is dragging you down

So set on being Safe you can’t get off the ground
So set on being Safe there's no friends to be found

You’ve got comfort in everything and it all keeps you from living
Open your eyes - and the light will break through the lies and it all starts with forgiving

Locked in your room it’s becoming a tomb full of monsters that you blame
Such a lonely life in the cave that you crave all alone with what you made
Track Name: All That
She's got the right hair
She's got the right teeth and she's got that stare
She knows all the right things to say
You know that she can make all the haters go and run the other way

He's got that charm
He's the kinda guy you wanna have on your arm
And he knows all the right things to say
You know that he can make all the haters go and run the other way

Oh oh - they must be so happy
Oh oh - it must feel so light
Oh oh - when everybody loves you
Oh oh - isn’t that right?

But does he ever say what's really on his mind?
Does she really like how She's spending her all of her time?
Would he rather be writing poetry than sitting there at the mall
Would she rather read a book than stand there complaining with the girls in the hall

She's got the right hair
Take a look does she have a single care
She wears perfect clothes every single day
You know that she can make all the haters go and run the other way

He's got that style
He's the kinda guy that makes everybody go wild
The world seems to always go his way
You know that he can make all the haters run the other way

But does he ever say what's really on his mind?
Does she really like how She's spending all of her time?
Dreaming of a life so far away from sitting there at the mall
Dreaming of so much more than to stand there complaining with the kids in the hall

He doesn't want to live like that
She doesn't want to live like that
Nobody wants to live like that
So forget about that
Forget about all that
Track Name: Face and Fade
It can hit you below the knees
And sometimes all those little things go deeper than they seem
I'd rather laugh it off than look it in the eye
But it'll always chase you down
It'll chase you down until you ask it

Why do you haunt me?
Why do you taunt me?
Why do keep such a close watch on me?
Always there to ruin my party
Wait, why do I keep you around?

But fear can have a thing to say
The trick is to let it speak its mind then politely go away
It talks about the little things we all like to ignore
So stare it in the face and ask “What are you hear for?”

Why do you haunt me?
Why do you taunt me?
Why do keep such a close watch on me?
Always there to ruin my party
Wait, why do I keep you around?

Let your arms fall to your side
You don’t have a thing to hide
We don’t have to dread the night
Drag your fear into the light
Track Name: Straight On Till Morning
My fingers twitch and my heart is racing
I've Been staring at the same four walls for far too long
Wasting time all stuck in my mind in my room and pacing
I’ve been hearing out my fear for far too long

I’ve got a life to lose
And a whole wide world to gain
There’s no way anyone could keep inside this cage another day

Just open that door
I know it seems so big
But just open that door
Everyone Out there feels the way you do

Straight on till morning
Dance through any storm that comes our way

My mind over thinks and I start to sink
Been staring at the walls and I'm on the brink
I’ve wasted too much time all trapped inside my head
Adventure is waiting beyond the safety of my bed

I’ve got a life to lose
And a whole wide world to gain
There’s no way anyone could keep
Inside this cage another day

Just open that door
I know it seems so big
But just open that door
Everyone Out there feels the way you do

By living, by giving up the panic about tomorrow
Today is for living - my fear won’t change a thing about tomorrow

Straight on till morning
Dance through any storm that comes our way
Straight on to the dawn
Shake the night until it breaks for the light of day
Track Name: Beginning of the End
Once upon a time in a land not so far away lived a funny little boy
He loved to run and play
And spend all day being wild (how wild?)
Running oh so wild
He’d play in the trees with the fireflies
And from the morning to the night
The world was a playground and everything would be alright

But every little boy has to turn into a man one day
And when this little boy heard the news
He plugged his ears and shouted “no way” (No WAY!)
“Will they send me off to school?
And then send me to work?
No way! No way will they ever ever catch me and make me a jerk!”

But little one - This is not the ending
A suit and tie doesn’t mean that you have to say goodbye
To all the magic days
This is not the ending
Hold on tight to the light that shines on everyone around you
This is not the beginning of the end (it’s not the end)
It’s not the end

So… if… you…
See a grown man walking down the street
All nice in a suit and tie
Look close at the sneakers on his feet because the suit can be a lie
Look for the smirk in the corner of his smile
He may look grown on the outside but inside he’s running wild
Track Name: Demogorgon (fear monster swamp stomp)
What do you think you know?
Do you trust your mind or trust what you see?
Do you trust the things you feel when they come creeping up inside?
Do you step outside yourself?
Observe your heart and mind
Ask yourself some questions and you might be shocked at what you find

Is it real or is it fiction?
Could it Just be a little friction?
Can you breathe in deep and let it pass
Or does it seem to last?
Is it making any sense?
Or is it like touching an electric fence?
Back away take your time
Read the warning signs

Just because you think it doesn't mean it's you
A thought can be like a stranger passing by
And some of them ask for a lot of attention
And if you feed them they will eat up everything in sight
This is how a thought comes to life

What will you bring to life?
Thoughts of joy or thoughts of strife?
It’s easy to get sucked into the ones that drag you from the light.
But remember it’s up to you
And whether they stay is something you choose
You have the power to create a beast or stomp it out of sight

Just because you think it doesn't mean it's you
A thought can be like a stranger passing by
And some of them ask for a lot of attention
And if you feed them they will eat up everything in sight
This is how a thought comes to life

Breathe in deep and stomp it out
Track Name: The Flow
It’s easy to go with the flow
But does it go where we need to go

Child let go, it’ll be okay
Swim to the shore and see what you want to be
Track Name: Once Again... With Feeling
It’s a myth that we can be alone,
It’s a myth than we can have an island of our own
It’s a selfish lie that i can get whatever i can dream
And never have thought for the way it comes to me

Even walking down my street
I affect the way that the particles meet
Through the air from my skin and my lungs to yours
Like it or not we all have open pores
And if I take care of mine, And if I have no concern for yours
Bit by bit I’m going blind
Little by little I closing up the door

It’s not that one life matters more than the other
But some lives get kicked around more than the others
You can stay where it’s safe on the other side - if that’s your choice
But I don’t want to hide my eyes anymore

Don't turn around
When you see another falling down
Don't do it half way
Open up your eyes today

No half hearted attempts at loving my neighbor anymore
Try it once again, with feeling… once again with feeling (x3)
I can’t sit and be still
And be so content to have my fun and my fill
When my neighbor is next door fighting for his life

I can’t lay down on my bed
Believing that everything’s ok, I’m warm and well fed
When my neighbor is next door fighting for her life
Track Name: Me?
Close my eyes
Breathe in deep the air around me
I’m alive and I am free
Close my eyes
Stretch my arms in the air around me
I’m alive and I am free

Who are you?
I don’t have a thing to prove
Who are you?
I don’t have a thing to lose,
but me…
so what do I want to be today

Breathe it in
Feel the energy under my skin
A joy is growing deep within
I start to smile
I’m alive and I am wild
An energy growing deep with in

Free

I am not the sum of my mistakes
I am who I choose to make myself today
And I choose to see the world this way
Fresh and new with every step
Live this moment with forgiveness on your breath
Track Name: Eleven
What did they do to you?
Was it so wrong
What did they do to you?
Did they steal your song?
What did they do to you?
Did you go along?
it's so easy to go with the throng

What did you see in them?
Were they beautiful?
Did you call them a friend?
With your heart full?
Did you open up a little too far
Do you wonder what you really are?

Look in the mirror and see that the world is upside down
Look in the mirror and see that even
When you feel this Afraid
that the world keeps spinning round

Oh oh it doesn't take long to forget who you really are
Oh oh but it doesn't take long
to reclaim your name and shout it back to the stars

So what will you do
Now that you see it?
What will you do
How will you defeat it?
So what will you do
You know that if you feed it
It will only grow
To be another monster freak show

Look in the mirror and see that the world is upside down
Look in the mirror and see that even
When you feel this Afraid
that the world keeps spinning round

Oh oh it doesn't take long to forget who you really are
Oh No don't let them tell you that it's wrong
to reclaim your name and shout it back to the stars
Track Name: To Live
There’s a magic
On the air in the morning breeze
Feel the crunch of the leaves
Feel the ice cold dew on the bottom of your feet
Feel the energy, feel alive

inside -
the energy is alive
Outside -
feel it moving to the leaves and the trees as it grows and thrives

There’s a Life
It spins around you like the wind
Both without and within
Like magic on the end of your fingers and your toes
It moves, it breathes and grows

Inside -
the energy is alive
Outside -
feel it moving to the leaves and the trees as it grows and thrives

Oh, to LIVE it is the greatest of adventures
Oh, to let go of forcing LIFE to fit your plans
Oh, to face this crazy world and not forget our names
Oh, to let LOVE have it's way in everything