New Food Attitude

from by Jay Mankita

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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 song ‘cause 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

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from Eat Like A Rainbow, released March 3, 2007
New Food Attitude
Jay Mankita c 2005

Jay Mankita - vocal
Jen Middaugh - vocal, harmony vocal
Robby Baier - all instruments

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Jay Mankita - Eat Like A Rainbow Amherst Center, Massachusetts

Jay Mankita is an American songwriter, guitarist, recording artist, and dad. He's based in the Northeast, but travels all over.
Jay writes and performs songs for kids about animals, ecology, and healthy food, in schools, libraries, fairs, and festivals. He also writes and performs for adults.
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