We're not going crazy​.​.​. (we're just growing up)

by Chibi Kodama

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about

We're not going crazy... (we're just growing up) Is the second album from Chibi Kodama.

This is a fun romp through emotions, stubbornness, togetherness and the trials of growing up. 12 songs of big beats, synths, guitars and choruses that will keep you singing.

Watching our own batch of little ones growing up we've seen first hand that it's just no easy task, and sometimes we all feel just a little insane. So, I set out to make a soundtrack for that. And we are loving the finished product.

We long for this batch of tunes to encourage communication, understanding, love, and also that ever so powerful tool of being able to laugh at ourselves.

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released August 4, 2015

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Track Name: in my room
wait - i need a minute to, take a time out take a time out, take a few minutes to sit on my bed, and get a better grip on my head on my head

wait - i need a minute to
take a time out take a time out
take a few minutes to sit on my bed
and get a better grip on the thoughts in my head in my head

in my room I recharge my batteries
Take a little break from all things that can bother me
laugh at myself because it’s good for my health
to sing it all away

Wait I think you need a minute to
take a time out take a time out
take few minutes to sit on your bed
And get a better grip on the thoughts that are swirling around in your head


In my room i can get away from everything
Turn the music up, dance around and let it out and sing
laugh at myself because it’s good for my health to sing it all away

in my room I recharge my batteries
Take a little break from all things that can bother me
laugh at myself because it’s good for my health
to sing it all away
Track Name: i'm always right
I got into a fight with my sister yesterday
She wouldn’t see eye to eye on the game that I wanted to play
So I tried to talk to my dad, and she was oh so mad
because she was so wrong and I was still so glad

oh all the fun that you know I would have had
if only everyone would have understood the truth that...

They’re all wrong and I am always right
and I really do not want to have this big of a fight
i’m leaving this conversation right now
I don’t care when and I don’t care how
you all need to agree with me
right now right now

you all know how this situation ends
you’ve had it with your family and you’ve had it with your friends
I think I’m getting better at surviving times like this
but sometimes i find it so hard to resist

oh all the fun that you know the world could have
if only everyone would have understood the truth that...

Its ok and it’s gonna be alright
sometimes we get in really big and stupid fights
it’s just a thing that normal people go through
this is something everybody goes through
it will all be over soon
don’t waste your time believing
Track Name: going crazy
what is this i feel
it’s like my insides are spilling out
it’s like i’m always wanting to scream and shout
and then i want to run away, far away and hide
why does it seem so real
it’s like my insides are tied in knots
it feels like everyone is taking shots at me
and I want to run away, run away and hide

these thoughts won’t last forever
don’t give up right now
it’s okay to cry sometimes
it’s okay to feel a little nuts but…

We’re not going crazy, we’re just growing up
look me in the eye and take my hand
hold on tight together we can stand it
We’re not going crazy, we’re just growing up
And it’s okay to cry, but we can never
waste time giving up on our love

What is this you’re feeling
go ahead and let your insides out
I’m here if you want to scream and shout at me
you don’t have to run away, run away and hide
I know it feels so real
I can see your insides tied in knots
But you know that I won’t be taking shots at you
you don’t have to run away, run away and hide

these thoughts won’t last forever
don’t give up right now
it’s okay to cry sometimes
it’s okay to feel a little nuts but…

We’re not going crazy, we’re just growing up
look me in the eye and take my hand
hold on tight together we can stand it
We’re not going crazy, we’re just growing up
And it’s okay to cry, you’re safe inside
our friendship is the house to hide in

We’re not going crazy, we’re just growing up
look me in the eye and take my hand
hold on tight together we can stand it
We’re not going crazy, we’re just growing up
And it’s okay to cry, but we can’t ever
waste time giving up on our love
Track Name: real friends fight
Why is it that I never wanna hear it?
Why is it that I don’t wanna stay?
When I hear you talkin my feet start walkin away away away

But I can see you runnin faster runnin after me
I wonder if we’re headed for disaster
But You look me in the eye and say

“Is it okay to disagree with me?
Is it alright if we have a fight tonight?
Can we still be friends if we don’t know how it ends?
Do we have to think the same way all the time?”

It’s easy to think that being best friends
means you’ll never disagree with me
And what a sad world it would be if everybody walked and talked like me
And if I’m honest with myself
I know that I can’t see myself
And we could always use a bit of perspective and help
We can’t do it on our own
And we’re never better off alone



friends - take the time to fight!
friends - take the time to make it right!
friends - hear each other out!
friends - even if they have to scream and shout!
Track Name: think too much
It’s so easy to believe my mind
when I feel like I’m in the way
It’s so easy to believe my thoughts
they shout at me every day
They say
You’re just a boy who’s in the way
You don’t have a thing to say
You don’t know nothing…
It’s so easy to believe my mind
In my bed at the end of the day

But just because it’s what I feel
doesn’t mean that it’s real
It doesn’t have mean anything now
If I rely on you
You can show me what is true
And then the lies disappear somehow

Sometimes you gotta tell your mind to be quiet
Sometimes you need a friend to tell you brain to hush
Sometimes we all doubt who we are
But it won’t get us very far now
Sometimes we all just think too much…
Track Name: take it outside
Something’s on my mind I think about it all the time
It runs around inside my head and makes me wonder if I’m going crazy
Talking, running, singing, jumping while my heart is all a thumping
I run around I run around - my mother thinks I’m going crazy

(B PART)
Sit - down my child
Your mind is running wild
Let me hold you in my arms
snuggle for a while
calm down little one
I know you’re having so much fun
Let me hold you in my arms
be still


there is…
something in my bones it makes me run around my home
and dance and jump and shout and scream
oh mama, can we have some more ice cream now
dancing, shouting, laughing, fighting - now my little sister’s crying
we’re falling down we’re falling down - can we have some more ice cream now

(sing B part over top)

If we don’t calm down right now
we’re gonna pop we’re gonna pop there’s gonna be a melt down
or maybe run around the house and let it all out
we’re gonna pop we’re gonna pop there’s gonna be a melt down


Take it outside
Mama’s gettin fried
Grab your little sister - time to go out and play
Got our shoes tied tight - we’re gonna run the night away!
Take it outside
Mama’s gettin fried
Grab your little brother - time to go out and play
Got our shoes tied tight and we’re gonna get it right today!
Track Name: not always fine
my mind isn’t always just fine
sometimes it’s hard to brush the sad away
my heart isn’t always just fine
sometimes it’s hard to brush the tears away

the rain comes down and we feel it all around
works its way deep into the ground
the rain comes down and we feel it all around
let it wash away that frown


the sun will come to dry these tears away
we’ve got to hold each other tight until that day


The rain falls down and we don’t mind
the storm clouds make the sun feel brighter
the tears fall down and we don’t mind
they only make our little hearts lighter
Track Name: 20 more dollars
So many things come flashing on the screen
and they’re all so shiney and they’re all so neat
And I think about just how happy I would be
if I just had 20 more dollars in my hand

So many things when we’re walkin through the store
and it’s all so cool and it’s all brand new
And I think about just how happy I would be
if I just had 20 more dollars in my hand

I gotta buy one of these to be happy now
I gotta get one of those to be happy now
I gotta see that movie to be happy now
Will it ever end?

Mama you don’t have to buy that thing for me
cuz I got more than I want
and more than I need
There’s a world to enjoy for all us girls and boys
We’ve got more than we want
and more than we need

So many toys in my room that I don’t know what to do
and I get so bored and I just want more
And I think about just how happy I would be
if I just had 20 more dollars in my hand

take a look around and I’m sure that you will see
we’ve got more than we want
more than we need
I think about just how happy we could be
if we gave it all away and went dancing in the street

I gotta give more love to be happy now
I gotta take care of others to be happy now
lift up my sisters and brothers to be happy now
This is where it begins

Mama you don’t have to buy that thing for me
cuz I got more than I want
and more than I need
There’s a world to enjoy for all us girls and boys
We’ve got more than we want
and more than we need
Track Name: weirdos on parade
Have you ever looked at yourself and felt all weird at what you see looking back at you
A funny face with funny hair and eyes
why do we believe all these stupid lies
Where did these ideas come from?
Are you trying to look like what you saw on TV?
Where did these silly thoughts come from?
Will I be okay with just being me?

It’s okay to look yourself in the eye and smile, it’s okay to like what you see

Put your hands in the air it’s time we celebrate
all the different ways that we can relate
So do up your craziest hair
turn the music up and dance around like you don’t have a care

Don't let them tell you that you have to be like them, and not yourself
Don’t let them tell you that you have to look like them, and forget who you are
We come in all shapes and sizes
and it’s about time that we say what a lie it is
it’s not about skinny, it’s not about fat
Seeing true beauty is where it’s at

Put your hands in the air it’s time we celebrate
all the different ways that we can relate
So do up your craziest hair
turn the music up and dance around like you don’t have a care
Lift your hands to the sky it’s time to get this party started
for all the broken hearted
No one’s getting left behind
so turn the music up and let love blow your mind

being free to be who you are
sets others free to be who they are

I DARE YOU TO
LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND SMILE
Track Name: mother dearest
I have to…
Work all day
but I want to play
It’s no fun for me
when the room has to be cleaned and I just
Want to play
I want to run all day
But my mom says “Hey…
you have to stay and put your stuff away”

Oh…

Mother dearest mother can you please turn up the radio
I cannot clean my room without the music playing, don’t you know?
I want to give it all I have
I want to get it clean
But I just can’t seem to do it quietly
Track Name: who you are
Smile for me, kiss me on the cheek
daddy’s had a rough day, and your eyes are so sweet
wrap your arms around my neck
stay there for a while
There’s nothing that i’d rather see right now than your smile

Don’t ever ever let me go
oh my little girl there’s one thing I want you to know
that even in my darkest days
you shine brighter than the sun above me
your love for me can…

Melt this grumpy grown-up heart
you make sadness fall apart when you’re with me
just being who you are
don’t you ever ever change
I love it that you’re oh so strange
when you’re with me just being who you are

be with me, I’ll kiss you on the cheek
I know you’ve had a rough day, your tears are bittersweet
put your heart inside of mine
you’ll be safe inside
there’s nothing else to do right now
I will let you hide

I’ll never ever let you go
oh my little girl there’s one thing I want you to know
that even in your darkest days, you shine brighter than the sun above me
your love for me can…


I know that one day you will be off on your own
just know wherever you are my heart can be your home

I am yours forever
Track Name: that way
Daddy’s got a lot of work to get done today
(but it doesn’t have to be that way)
Mama’s got a lot on her plate today
(but it doesn’t have to be that way)

If I can take a little time to get this last thing done
Then we’ll finally be free to have lots of fun
I swear that it will only take five more minutes
and then we can head outside

I’m a grownup I’ve got grownup things to do
(but it doesn’t have to be that way)
You know I wanna make more time for you
(but it doesn’t have to be that way)

If I can take a little time to get this last thing done
Then we’ll finally be free to have lots of fun
I swear that it will only take five more minutes
and then we can head outside

Mom and dad put down what you’re workin on
Time ticks by and life keeps movin on
Let us join in before we’re gone
Turn that work into a song
Mom and dad put down what you’re workin on
Days go by and the years keep movin on
let us join in before we’re gone
turn that work into a joyful song

We’ve got a lot to get done today
(and we know it’s gonna stay that way)
We will work together and find a new way
(and we know it’s gonna stay that way)
We’re a family and we’ve got family things to do
(and we know it’s gonna stay that way)
You know we’ll work together and you know we’ll get through
(and we know it’s gonna stay that way)

Hand in hand get the next thing done
Singin as we work and having lots of fun
No one is alone and no one is too little
to do this side by side

(chorus)