1. Reading Rainbow Theme Song

Butterfly in the sky
I can go twice as high
Take a look
It's in a book
A Reading Rainbow

I can go anywhere
Friends to know
And ways to grow
A Reading Rainbow

I can be anything
Take a look
It's in a book
A Reading Rainbow
A Reading Rainbow

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2. Ancient Places, Sacred Lands

Come sit beside me, and hear a story
Of long ago when the people lived free
And named the waters, and all the places
High and low

There was a plain they called Chicago
It meant a place where strong things grow
And Kentucky meant the land
Of green meadows

Refrain:
Ancient Places, Sacred Lands
Names we know so well
But no one understands

Mississippi means big river
And Miami means great water
Arizona means a place where
Small springs flow

(Repeat Refrain to end)

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3. Living in America

Many voices
One chorus
Many rhythms
One drum
Many notes
One melody
Many people
One world

Refrain:
Many lives
Come together
Many faces
From many lands
Everyone
Part of a rainbow
Shining bright
Living in America

Many lives
Come together
Many faces
From many lands
Everyone
Part of a rainbow
Shining bright
Living in America

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4. Reach For Your Dreams

It's hard to be courageous
When what you want
Seems so far away
Still you imagine yourself a winner
Reaching the top someday
So you don't give up
And try even harder
Keeping your goals in sight
Every day
You get a little bit closer
'Cause you never give up the fight

Refrain:
Reach for Your Dreams
And know in your heart
You can do anything that you want to
Reach for Your Dreams, and
Right from the start you'll find
They're not as far away as they seem, so
Reach for Your Dreams

You've got to believe
You're good enough
To be anything you want to be
Give it all that you've got
And soon you'll be heading toward victory
You don't give up
And you try even harder
Keeping your goals in sight
And every day
You're just a little bit closer
'Cause you never give up the fight

(Repeat Refrain to end)

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7. The Transcontinental Railroad

They started in the East layin' down the rails
And out in California, they were blazing out a trail
Toward the center they did strive
No one knew when they would arrive
Building 'The Transcontinental Railroad'

They cleared the way and blasted through the mountain side
And built big trestle bridges stretching over valleys wide.
And it's a fact they laid more than three-thousand miles of track
To build 'The Transcontinental Railroad'

It took six years, and in the Spring of 1869.
In Promontory Utah they connected the two lines.
And across this growing nation
Folks joined in the celebration
Of 'The Transcontinental Railroad'

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9. Wheels

They've been moving us along for years
Going places without walking
Rolling tires and spinning gears
Don't you know we're talkin'
Talkin' 'bout

Refrain:
(Wheels) They take you up in the air
(Wheels) They steer you 'cross the ocean
(Wheels) You can find them everywhere
(Wheels) Movin' in a circular motion

Up and down and along the ground
They take away the friction
They make it easier to get around
It's a fact not fiction

Refrain:
(Wheels) You can ride them here to there
(Wheels) If you get the notion
(Wheels) Yeah, you can find them everywhere
(Wheels) Movin' in a circular motion

Turning by themselves or working in pairs
We're talkin' circles not squares!

(Repeat Refrain to end)

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13. Dream A Dream

Sunlight on the water
Reflections on the world below
The Manatee
So peacefully
Swimming in the shallows.

Refrain:
Dream a dream
Of the way the world could be.
(Save the Manatee)
Dream a dream
Where everything lives free.

Darkness on the water
Casting shadows on the world below
The Manatee
So helplessly
Have no other place to go, let's

Refrain:
Dream a dream
Of the way the world could be.
(Save the Manatee)
Dream a dream
Where everything lives free.

Graceful gentle giants
Side by side so peacefully
Can we learn to live together?
We've just got to live together
It won't be easy, until we

(Repeat Refrain)

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16. A Family is Where You Find Love

I hear a lot of talkin' 'bout families
Seems like everyone's telling me
How they're s'posed to be
Been doing a lot of lookin' and what I see
All different kinds of ways to be
Be a family

Bridge:
It's all in the way
You care about each other
Whether your family's big or small
Day by day
Doin' things together
You know they're there for you, and most of all

Refrain:
A Family is Where You Find Love
(The Ones Who Love You)
A Family is Where You Find Love
(The ones that you love too)
A Family is Where You Find Love
A Family is Where You Find Love, love, love

Moms and Dads and sisters 'n brothers too
Aunts 'n Uncles, cousins,
Just to name a few
Friends can be a part of your family
Anyone you want can be
You know it's up to you!

Repeat Bridge

Repeat refrain to end

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17. Hand To Hand, Heart To Heart

Hand to Hand
Heart to Heart
Everybody needs
Just a little head start
On and on
The circle goes
Sharing all the things you know
And growing together
Hand to Hand
Heart to Heart

It feels so good to give
A little help from time to time
Giving is as easy as it seems
Try to find that special someone
To share your heart and mind
And guide them to their dreams

Hand to Hand
Heart to Heart
Everybody needs
Just a little head start
Round and round
The circle goes
Sharing all the things we know
And growing together
Being together
Always together
Hand to Hand

(Growing together)
Being together
(Being together)
Always together
(Always together)
Hand to Hand
Heart to Heart

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20. You Mean the World to Us

Come you dreamers
Close your eyes
Dream a dream of cloudless skies
Dream of oceans pure and clean
Of the Earth alive and green
Dream of fields of morning dew
Of the world when it was new
Dream of how it might have been
Could it be that way again?

Refrain:
You mean the world to us
And we who call you Earth
Are holding to a dream
The dream of your rebirth
For all you give to us
What's left for us to do
But take you in our hands
And give life back to you

For all you give to us
What's left for us to do
But take you in our hands
And give back life to you

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