The Lips Engagement

Welcome to the sing-a-long with our great big lips! It’s so exciting to have you with us.

This webpage has everything you need to join us…

There are 2 different song tracks for you to learn.

Things to think about when singing is to…

1. Enjoy it!

2. Breathe deeply – this doesn’t mean puffing your chest out-breath low and into your stomach. You can practise this by putting your hands on your stomach and feeling it expand as you breathe in – you also breathe in at the back – try putting one hand on your stomach and one hand on your lower back – do you feel them both move out as you breathe in? This means you are breathing properly for singing!

3. Think about the words you’re singing – what is the mood of the song?

4. Smile and dance!

Happy Song Lyrics

Lead Singer

VERSE 1
It might seem crazy what I’m about to say
Sunshine she’s here, you can take a break
I’m a hot air balloon that can go to space
With the air, like I don’t care baby by the way

CHORUS
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do

VERSE 2
Here comes bad news talking this and that
Well, give me all your got, and don’t hold it back
Well, I should probably warn you, you’ll be just fine
No offence to you, don’t waste your time

CHORUS
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do

MIDDLE SECTION
Bring me down, can’t nothing
Bring me down, my level’s too high
Bring me down, can’t nothing
Bring me down

CHORUS
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do

Backing Singers

VERSE 1
(clapping and stepping side to side with the beat)

CHORUS
Because I’m happy
Because I’m happy
Because I’m happy
Because I’m happy

VERSE 2
Yeah
Yeah
Yeah
Yeah

CHORUS
Because I’m happy
Because I’m happy
Because I’m happy
Because I’m happy

MIDDLE SECTION
Happy, happy, happy, happy
Happy, happy, happy, happy

CHORUS
Because I’m happy
Because I’m happy
Because I’m happy
Because I’m happy

Happy Song Notes

The first song is Happy which comes from the movie Despicable 2. Do you know it already?

This song you and your class will sing on your own – you will be the stars! It is split into 2 parts – you can decide which you prefer to sing (or maybe your teacher will guide you).

There two vocal parts are…

1. The main line – we call this the lead vocals. This is the voice that comes in at the beginning of the song and sings most of the words.

2. The chorus lines – we call this the backing vocals. This comes in at the chorus.

You can choose to learn one of these lines or both of them!

There are 3 sing-a-long tracks for you to practise with…

1. Full track – this has both parts

2. Lead vocal track – this has both parts, but the main line is louder. This makes it easier to learn that line.

3. Backing vocal track – this also has both parts, but the chorus lines are now louder.

Find these tracks in the link below & try them all out!!

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1K-cW-0E8nSLhM1W6OE8KbBEAl4tvo-PG?usp=sharing

Notes:
For the lead vocals, there are a lot of words – practice speaking them through first in time with the song – this is always a good way to practice.

For the backing vocals in the chorus “Because I’m Happy” hear how the singer sings happy all the way through to the end of the phrase – make sure you do too! It’s a long-phrase – see if you can do it in one breath!

It is a Happy song (the clue is in the title) – remember to sing out LOUD, have fun and dance around.

The Lips Finale Singalong Songs

When the words are in BOLD you sing!
Don’t forget to have the backing track / audio track ready to play!

1. I WANT TO BREAK FREE
I want to break free
I want to break free
I want to break free from your lies
You’re so self satisfied
I don’t need you
I’ve got to break free

God knows
God knows I want to break free

I’ve fallen in love
I’ve fallen in love for the first time
And this time I know
It’s for real
I’ve fallen in love
God knows
God knows I’ve fallen in love

2. ALL THE SINGLE LADIES
All the single ladies
All the single ladies x4

Now put your hands up

…..club
….. up

….dip
….trip

….him
….me
….attention
….tears
….years

Cause if you liked it
then you shoulda put a ring on it
If you like(d) it
then you shoulda put a ring on it
Don’t be mad
once you see that he want it
If you liked it
then you shoulda put a ring on it

Woh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh

Woh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh

(Repeat chorus)

3. SISTERS ARE DOING IT FOR THEMSELVES
Now there was a time
When we used to say
That behind ev’ry great man
There had to be a great woman

Oh in these times of change
You know that it’s
no longer true
So we’re comin’ out of the kitchen
‘cause there’s somethin’ we forgot
To say to you it’s that

Sisters are doin’ it for themselves
Standin’ on their own two feet
And ringin’ on their own bells
Sisters are doin’ it for themselves
YEAH

4. LET’S DANCE
Aaah, Aaah, Aaah, Aaah

Let’s dance
Put on your red shoes and dance the blues
Let’s dance
To the sound they’re playin’ on the radio
Let’s sway
While colour lights up your face
Let’s sway
Sway thru the crowd to an empty space

If you say run
I’ll run with you
if you say hide
We’ll hide

Because my love for you
Would break my heart in

Aaah, Aaah, Aaah, Aaah

Lets Dance

(Repeat from Verse)