Rainbow Lyrics

More transcriptions coming! Please send in your own transcriptions for any of the songs on the album, for any instruments and in any key. I also welcome performance videos and lessons of these songs!

We also have Spanish lyrics to these songs, and will post them to this site after they’ve been double checked. Let us know if you need them now.

Eat Like A Rainbow in C
Eat Like A Rainbow in E

All Lyrics from the Eat Like A Rainbow Album:

(Please forgive the rough formatting)

New Food Attitude

Jay Mankita c 2005

When I was just a tiny little pup
Back in the day when I was growing up
I learned how to do a whole lot of stuff Learning new things, I just couldn'
t get enough How to tie my shoes, how to button my shirt How to cross the street so I wouldn't get hurt
I didn't know nothin' about healthy food
But now healthy food is my new attitude

I'm singing this songcause I want to be strong I want healthy energy all day long
I
'm happy, yay! when I work and play
I eat healthy, natural, foods all day

I always pigged out on TV dinners,
Then I went on a diet trying to get thinner I ate 10 portions, like there were 10 of me Now I wouldn'
t do that to my worst enemy Greasy junk food, sugary stuff
Stuffing my face like I couldn'
t get enough I didn't know nothin' about healthy food But now healthy food is my new attitude

I ate cake for breakfast, and ice cream for soup Chocolate by itself was it's own food group.
Brushed my teeth with soda, and flossed with candy. I ate whatever junk food was handy

No oats or brown rice or whole grain bread No fruits or veggies, I ate sugar instead.
I didn't know nothin' about healthy food
But now healthy food is my new attitude

So now, here I am, a grown-up man
I eat healthy food whenever I can
Tastes better than eating all of that junk
And I
?m fast as a chipmunk, strong as a tree trunk So I'm all grown up and now I'm takin?my turn I'm going to sing about everything I learn

I didn't know nothin' about healthy food But now healthy food is my new attitude

Try New Foods

Jay Mankita c 2005

Try new foods you haven
?t tried before

They'll wake up your tastebuds, open up the door To a whole lot of flavor, so do yourself a favor And try new foods

So many things I just don't know
I try new foods wherever I go
(make new friends, think new thoughts, sing new songs)
Livin'my life in a different way
I try new foods every day

Make new friends that you haven?t made before They?ll wake up your heart, and open up the door To a whole lot of fun, once you've begun
To make new friends

Think new thoughts that you haven?t thought before They'll wake up your mind and open up the door To a whole lot of wonder, over and under
When you think new thoughts

Sing new songs that you haven?t sung before They?ll wake up your voice and open up the door To a whole lot of music, once you choose it and Sing new songs

Sun, Wind, Soil, And Rain


Jay Mankita c 1997

Sun and wind and soil and rain
make fruits and veggies, seeds and grains Fruits and veggies, seeds and grains Come around, and around again

Fruits and veggies, seeds and grains
Make happy people who are links in the chain Happy people who are links in the chain Come around, and around again

The circle of life, is a beautiful one Around the earth, as we circle the sun It circles around and then
Comes around again

Happy people who are links in the chain Work together help the Earth sustain Work together help the Earth sustain Come around, and around again

Work together help the Earth sustain bring sun and wind and soil and rain Sun and wind and soil and rain Come around, and around again

The circle of life, is a beautiful one Around the earth, as we circle the sun It circles around and then
Comes around again

Sun and wind and soil and rain
make fruits and veggies, seeds and grains Fruits and veggies, seeds and grains Come around, and around again
Come around, and around again

STRONG BONES


Jay Mankita c 2005

Got bones in my fingers, bones in my toes Bones in my head, well, everybody knows Bones in my hands, bones in my feet Keeping' 'em healthy with the food I eat

Give me strong bones,
give me healthy bones
Not sticks and stones,
but healthy bones....
Give me strong bones,
give me healthy bones
Not sticks and stones,
but healthy, flexible skeleton bones

Skeleton bones like to run and play
They don't much like sittin'
around all day Exercisin' in the light of the sun
Skeleton bones gonna have some fun

They can't help themselves; its not their fault But skeletons don't like too much salt
Too much soda or junky food,
Puts your skeleton bones in a frightening mood

Exercise when I work and play
The bones in my skeleton like it that way
They like to run and jump and stretch and move My skeleton bones like to dance to the groove

Calcium helps your skeleton grow
Milk'
s not the only place to get it though
Calcium that your skeleton needs

Is in rutabaga, raisins, and sesame seeds

In Broccoli, Bok Choy, Black turtle beans Butternut Squash and Mustard greens
Fruits and veggies, seeds, beans, and grains Have Calcium for bones and brains

Plants Dance

Jay Mankita c 2005

I eat tofu, tomatoes, and tangerines
Pasta, potatoes, and pinto beans
Apples and oranges, onions and oats
Garlic and grapefruit, and green beans and groats
I'
m takin'a chance, doing a little dance


About healthy foods that come from plants

I drink peppermint tea for passing the time Lettuce and lentils and lemon and lime Parsley and pineapples, peppers, and peas Roots from the ground, and fruits from the trees

I'm takin'a chance,doing a little dance

About healthy foods that come from plants

I eat basil and beets, and broccoli is nice Watermelon, wasabi, and wild rice Cabbage and cauliflower, carrots and kale Blueberries and strawberries filling my pail

I'm takin'a chance,doing a little dance


About healthy foods that come from plants

I eat spinach and salad and soup and seaweed My whole grain cereals help me succeed Sauerkraut, snow peas and sunflower seeds Healthy foods are all that I need

I'm takin'a chance,doing a little dance

About healthy foods that come from plants

My Food Is Made From Sunshine

Jay Mankita c 2005

The sun shines down without a soundFeeds the plants growing on the ground

Helps them grow in every wayMy food is made from sunshine

I got energy to work and play
Helps me feel good every day
Sleep better at night when I hit the hay My food is made from sunshine

The sun shines down upon my fruits, and veggies, grains, and beans
Fills my life with sunshine through my berries, seeds, and greens

The colors in my food seem brighter
every time I dine
When I remember
that my food is made from sunshine

Vitamins, minerals, every day
A little bit goes a long, long way
Phyto-nutrients on my tray
My food is made from sunshine

Healthy, flexible, skin and bone
Strong, athletic, muscle tone
A happy heart and an open mind
My food is made from sunshine

Junk Food Man

Jay Mankita 2006

Who's makin' money tellin' children lies?
About happy clowns eatin' burgers and fries
Puts the fast food in the children's hand
"Its good for you", says the junk food man. Don't believe the junk food man

They put 10 or 12 teaspoons of sugar
in a can
That's the junk food company plan
He puts the can of soda
in the childrens' hand
"Its good for you", says the junk food man. Don't believe the junk food man

The junk food man is gonna hook you in - He'll play you kid, just like a violin And just like drugs or cigarettes, he makes more money the more kids he gets

The junk food man he gets his pay
To tell you lies - lead you astray
Puts the candy in the children's hand
"Its good for you", says the junk food man. Don't believe the junk food man Junk food man, junk food man, he
?ll try to get you if he can...

Junk food man, junk food man,
don't believe the junk food man

You spend your money to pay his due
But he's got no respect for you

Puts the fake food in the childrenshand, "Its good for you", says the junk food man. Don't believe the junk food man

The junk food man is gonna hook you in - He'll play you kid, just like a violin And just like drugs or cigarettes - He makes more money - the more kids he gets

Who's makin' money tellin' children lies?
About happy clowns eatin'
burgers and fries
Puts the children in the company's hand
(Its good for you) says the junk food man - don't believe the junk food man

Hey, you want this toy? It's the real McCoy
You'll just have to eat more junk food, boy
Got your playground here ? and your action gear Watch your money disappear
More shakes and pies, more burgers and fries Eat that junk food, swallow those lies

Everybody Likes Fruits and Vegetables

Jay Mankita c 2005

Everybody likes fruits and vegetables Fruits and vegetables fresh and true Everybody likes fruits and vegetables Fruits and vegetables are good for you

Somebody likes carrots Somebody likes broccoli Somebody likes brussel sprouts Somebody likes watermelon

Somebody likes oranges Somebody likes apples Somebody likes guava Somebody likes blueberries

Somebody likes tomatoes Somebody likes sweet potatoes Somebody likes avocados Somebody likes bananas

Somebody likes black beans Somebody likes collard greens Somebody likes celery Somebody likes plantains

Somebody likes grapefruit Somebody likes spinach Somebody likes tangerines Somebody likes artichokes

Eat Like A Rainbow
Jay Mankita c 2005

I like to eat like a rainbow
Builds my body and it makes my brain grow Helps my heart beat and my blood flow,I like to eat like a rainbow

Red, orange, yellow, and green,
The tastiest colors I'
ve seen
I like to eat food that'
s purple and blue;colorful foods are healthier too

Colorful food makes a colorful meal And that really colors the way that I feel I'm livin'in a colorful way
I eat like a rainbow every day

Colorful sunsets, and colorful jokes Colorful flowers and colorful folks
Colorful shirts, colorful pants
I eat from the rainbow of colorful plants

Chopsticks

Jay Mankita c 1990

I never thought chopsticks were easy to use, when I usedem my noodles fell onto my shoes.
And the floor was soon covered with noodles and pineapples Mushrooms and tofu and rice

I learned to play this song on piano I must have been about five or six.It's pretty short and very famous,This composition is called chopsticks

This song on the piano requires two hands
But you only use one when you write with a pen This utensil'
s like having two pencils in one hand Like writing this song and then writing it again

Now maybe I'm just making excuses
Or maybe I need a better brand
And yes, it
?s true; there are some people Who play the piano with just one hand

Now noodles and pineapples, mushrooms and rice, And tofu are some foods that I think are nice
But there
?s food in my hair and without silverware,I feel like my meal has been eaten up twice

It would be good to learn the secret and eat with chopsticks by and by
So fill my plate and pass the chopsticks
And maybe I'
ll giveem one more try

Jay Mankita Productions 2011