Best Day Ever

by Rissi Palmer

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Best Day Ever features 10 songs---all happy, all light, all “comfort food” for the soul and is what Rissi calls “a sophisticated children’s album” while also being melodic nostalgia for adults. The entire project is filled with songs from the perspective of a child--the simple-yet-profound things that makes life the “best day ever” for children in so many ways.

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released January 15, 2013

Best Day Ever, Not Afraid of the Dark, Be Me, & Take You With Me
Written by Rissi Palmer, Deanna Walker, Rick Beresford, & Blue Miller
Published by Rissi Palmer (BMI), Deanna Walker Music (ASCAP), Main Squeeze Music (BMI), and blue.on.blue Music (BMI)

Dear to Me, Goodnight, Pretend, Some Hearts, & You Could Be Dancing
Written by Rissi Palmer, Deanna Walker, & Rick Beresford
Published by Rissi Palmer (BMI), Deanna Walker Music (ASCAP), Main Squeeze Music (BMI)

Album Lyrics and more can be found at
www.rissipalmermusic.com

Produced by The Protons (Deanna Walker & Rick Beresford)
Co-Produced by Blue Miller
Executive Producers: Rissi Palmer & Bryan Stypmann for Baldilocks LLC
Recorded & Mixed by Blue Miller at BlueMan Recording Nashville, TN
Mastered by Jim Lightman for JL Productions Nashville, TN

Musicians:
Blue Miller – Guitar, Papoose
Doug Kahan – Upright Bass
Nir Z – Percussion
Rissi Palmer, Bryan Stypmann, Grace Stypmann, Deanna Walker, Rick Beresford, Bella Stypmann, Tavian Woods, Marissa Calcagno- Background Vocals

Art Direction and Design by Anna Valencia-Bruch
Photography by Kristin Barlowe

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Rissi Palmer Durham, North Carolina

Since releasing her self-titled CD in October 2007, singer-songwriter Rissi Palmer has received widespread media attention including The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, People Magazine, New York Post, VIBE, CBS Saturday Early Show, Extra, CNN, and much more. Palmer's singles "Country Girl,” “Hold On To Me,” and “No Air” were all charted Billboard hits and her videos fan favorites on CMT and GAC. ... more

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Track Name: Best Day Ever
Waking up in the morning
To the best day ever
Can’t stop smilin’
Gonna be the best day ever
Yeah it’s the bestest
Eatin’ my breakfast
Got to run and go get dressed
Gonna be the best day
Best day (ever)

Everything’s going my way (Ahhhhhh)
Feels like my birthday (Ahhhh)
It’s the best day ever (Best Day Ever)
Feeling so fine (Ahhhh)
Lovin that sunshine (Ahhh)
Gonna have a good time (Ahhh)
Gonna be the best day ever

First stop is the playground
It’s the best place ever
Gonna kick it in the sandbox
All my kids are gonna be there
Gonna do a little swinging (swinging)
A little hide and seeking (hide & seeking)
All the birds are singing (singing)
Gotta be the best day best day (ever)

Everything’s going my way (Ahhhh)
Feels like my birthday (Ahhhh)
It’s the best day ever (Best Day Ever)
Feeling so fine (Ahhhh)
Swinging so high (Ahhhh)
With all these friends of mine (Ahhhhh)
Yeah, it’s the best day ever

Hanging in the bathtub
With my bubbles & and my ducky
Dinner in the kitchen
How’d a kid get so lucky
Laughing with my family
Chillin in my jammies
Never been so happy
Cause it was the best day best day

Everything went my way
Felt like my birthday
It was the best day
Now it’s bedtime
Gotta/gonna say goodnight
But I had such a good time
it was the best day ever

(Best Day Ever) 4x out
Track Name: Dear to Me
If you were a bunny you’d be the hoppiest
If you were a Joe you’d sloppiest
If you were a smile you’d be the happiest
If you were a joke you’d the laughiest
Hahaha

Of all the things that you might be
Most of all you’re
Dear to me
You’re dear to me
It’s plain to see
So plain it seems
You’re dear to me

If you were a bear you’d be the huggiest
If you were a bee you’d the stingiest zing zing zingiest
If you were a worm, you be a squiggler
If you were a feather you be a tickler
Hahaha

Of all the things that you might be
Most of all you’re
Dear to me
You’re dear to me
It’s plain to see
You’re dear to me

If you were the sky, you’d be the starriest
Because you’re mine I am the luckiest

Of all the things that you might be
Most of all you’re
Dear to me
You’re dear to me
It’s plain to see

(If you were a color you’d be my favorite one
If you were a puppy you’d be my puppy love)

Why wouldn’t you be
So dear to me

If you were a clown you hilarious
If you were a monster you’d be the scariest
Track Name: Take You With Me
Little one
I won’t be gone too long
Before you know it
I’ll be back
Little one
You don’t have to cry
Cause goodbye is never goodbye

Whenever I leave
I’m never that far away
Wherever you are
Baby I’m home
You and me can never be apart
I pack you in my heart
So you’ll know
I take you with me when I go

Little one
I have some things to do
But you won’t miss me
Cause you’ll be busy
Having fun
Time is gonna fly
Cause goodbye is never goodbye

Whenever I leave
I’m never that far away
Wherever you are
Baby I’m home
You and me can never be apart
I pack you in my heart
So you’ll know
I take you with me when I go

Little One
Just know that I miss you
I’m counting the minutes
Until I see you again

You and me can never be apart
I pack you in my heart
So you’ll know
I take you with me
Whenever I leave
I’m never that far away
Wherever you are
Baby I’m home
You and me can never be apart
I pack you in my heart
So you’ll know
I take you with me when I go
Track Name: Some Hearts
Some hearts love
like they never will be broken
Like they'd never give up hoping
Like the door is always open
Like an answered prayer
you never had to pray
I love you that way

My heart
Used to be afraid to go too far (too far)
Too far (too far)
But your heart (
Always loves so fearlessly
So sweetly and completely
That you’re changing me cause

Some hearts love
like they never will be broken
Like they'd never give up hoping
Like the door is always open
Like an answered prayer
you never had to pray
I love you that way
Baby I love you that way

I'm in
This love is like freckle on my skin
its like we've always been
No way
anything or anyone
could be the anything that we can't
overcome

Cause some hearts love
like they never will be broken
Like they'd never give up hoping
Like the door is always open
Like an answered prayer
you never had to pray
I love you that way

Darlin' don't you ever question
Dontcha have a doubt
Don't need a dream
Cause we're living it out
Everyday, yeah everyday
We got the kind of thing that's sweet and sticky
Put you in my pocket and take you with me
Everywhere, yeah everywhere

Some hearts love
like they never will be broken
Like they'd never give up hoping
Like the door is always open
Like an answered prayer
that you never had to pray
I love you that way
Baby I love you that way
Track Name: You Could Be Dancing
Hey you, where’d the sparkle in your eyes go?
Rough day, little something gotcha ya feeling low
Rain clouds messing up your rainbow
All the colors start to run, and
You’re not having any fun but

We’ve got this happy groove
You’re body loves to move
You could be dancing
The blues can get you down
Just turn that beat around
You could be, you could be, yeah you could be, you could be dancing

This world has a melody it loves to sing
In the breeze in the way the leaves are rustling,
Or the hustle and the bustle on a busy street
If you listen there’s a song
You can’t help but hum along cuz

We’ve got this happy groove
You’re body loves to move
You could be dancing
The blues can get you down
Just turn that beat around
You could be, you could be, yeah you could be, you could be dancing

It’s the faucet, dripping dripping out a tiny tune. It’s the squeaky rhythm living in your tennis shoes. It’s the chhchhh when you brush your teeth, it’s the thumping of my heart when you look at me

(You could be dancing, you could dancing yeah)

We’ve got this happy groove
You’re body loves to move
You could be dancing
The blues can get you down
Just turn that beat around
You could be, you could be, yeah you could be dancing

It’s in the shaking of the Laundromat washing machine, its the rice inside the jar that’s like a tambourine. It’s the clanking of the spoon inside your cereal bowl, as your happy crunching munching on your Cheerios.
(you could be dancing, you could be dancing yeah)

We’ve got this happy groove
You’re body loves to move
You could be dancing
The blues can get you down
Just turn that beat around
And you could be, you could be, yeah you could be dancing
Track Name: Pretend
I’M ON A SPACESHIP
IN FOR A LONG TRIP
CHASING A COMET
AROUND THE SUN
THE WORLD IS IN DANGER
SOMEONE MUST SAVE IT
I’M THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN
MAMMA DON’T YOU UNDERSTAND

I WANNA RUN I WANNA JUMP
I WANNA PLAY I WANNA STAY
OUTSIDE
NO TIME TO EAT NO TIME TO SLEEP
PEOPLE TO MEET SOMEWHERE TO BE
TONIGHT
I DON’T WANNA GO TO BED
Do I have to GO TO BED
I JUST WANNA PRETEND

Mom I’m not stalling
The president’s calling
I’ve got to be solving president stuff
See I’m a big deal, riding my big wheel
I’m the hero on this block
Mom I don’t have time to talk

I WANNA RUN I WANNA JUMP
I WANNA PLAY I WANNA STAY
OUTSIDE
NO TIME TO EAT NO TIME TO SLEEP
PEOPLE TO MEET SOMEWHERE TO BE
TONIGHT
I DON’T WANNA GO TO BED
Do I have to GO TO BED
I JUST WANNA PRETEND

Cause I’m a fireman now
Putting out fires
I know its getting dark
But I’m not tired I’m not tired

I WANNA RUN I WANNA JUMP
I WANNA PLAY I WANNA STAY
OUTSIDE
NO TIME TO EAT NO TIME TO SLEEP
PEOPLE TO MEET SOMEWHERE TO BE
TONIGHT
I DON’T WANNA GO TO BED
Do I have to GO TO BED
But if you make me go to bed
I’ll JUST have to PRETEND
Track Name: Be Me
Wonder what a tree is thinking
Does she wish she could fly in the sky
Cuz she’ll be here in my backyard
For all her life
Oh, Does she know
how important she is
With every leaf that grows
With every seed that she gives
She makes the world so much better
By being who she was meant to be
All a tree has to be is to be a tree
And all I have
to be
is me

Wonder what the rain is thinkin’
When he has to leave his home in the clouds
Does it ever get scary
Falling to the ground?
Oh does he know
How important he is?
He helps the seeds to grow
Help the tree to live
He makes the world so much better
By being who he was meant to be
All the rain has to be is rain
And all I have
to be
is me

All I have to be
All I have to be
Is me
All I have to be
Is me

I wonder what your thinkin?
So many choices so many things to do
Do you wish you were different
Or do you like being you
Oh do you know
How important you are
Whether you’re dreaming on a cloud
Or dreaming from your backyard
You make the world so much better
By being who you were meant to be
All you have to be is you
All I have
to be
is me

All I have to be
All I have to be
Is me
All I have to be
Is me

All I have to be
All I have to be
Is me
All I have to be
Is me

All I have to be
Is me
Track Name: Good Night
The sun is yawning
Going to bed
You’ve been busy
Little sleepy head

Stars are sparkling
And the moon is bright
Everything everywhere is saying good night

All is well all is right
Sweet child close your eyes
And say Good night

Your dreams are waiting
Sunny and sweet
Even your Teddy Bear
has gone to sleep

Just one more story
One more page
Then we close the book
On this wonderful day

Ooooooooo
Ooooooooo

All is well all is right
Sweet child close your eyes
And say Good night

The sun is yawning
Going to bed
You’ve been busy
Little sleepy head

Stars are shining
And the moon is bright
Everything everywhere is saying
good night
Track Name: Not Afraid of the Dark
Sometimes the night
Can play tricks on my mind
And make me forget
That everything’s fine
I can start to believe in scary bad dreams
In monsters and shadows and things I can’t see but

I got the light of moon
I got stars in the sky
Someone who loves me all of the time
Someone who hears the prayers of my heart
So I’m not afraid of the dark
No I’m not afraid of the dark

There’s light coming through
A crack in the door
The things I imagined
Aren’t there anymore
I can see just enough
That I’m not scared of that stuff
I remember I’ve always
Been wrapped up in love

I got the light of moon
I got stars in the sky
Someone who loves me all of the time
Someone who hears the prayers of my heart
So I’m not afraid of the dark

I’m not afraid
No I’m not afraid
Cause the sun’s gonna rise
And I’ll be just fine
Cause there’s someone who hears the prayers of my heart
So I’m not afraid of the dark
No I’m not afraid of the dark