Rock Cycle

3 kinds of rock

Song #9 :  Three Kinds of Rock

 

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Three Kinds of Rock (Lyrics below)

Here’s another song from my new CD with Piti Theatre, ‘Piti Theatre’s Greatest Bits, Vol. I’. (For the whole story about this project, please see my preceding post).

‘Three Kinds of Rock’ was written for a Piti residency at the Ryan Road School in Florence, MA.  Jon and Godelieve spent a week at the school teaching third graders about rocks and creating a play.  This song was performed by the students (accompanied by me wearing a long curly black wig, gold boots and horn-rimmed glasses) in the final show for the school and parents.  I hope you enjoy it!

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Three Kinds of Rock
by Jonathan Mirin and Carrie Ferguson

Piano and vocals: Carrie Ferguson
Recorded and Mixed by Garrett Sawyer at Northfire Studio, Amherst, MA
Co-produced by Garrett Sawyer and Carrie Ferguson
Mastered by Angelo Quaglia at Northfire Studio

We are three kinds of rock
One two three
We are three kinds of rock
That make our planet be
Metamorphic and igneous and sedimentary
Three kinds of rock
One two three!

My name is sedimentary and I love to settle down
I’m the kind of rock where fossils can be found
Sediment is mud and sand and gravel and clay
It washes down the rivers and out into the bays
Millions of years go by and sediment gets compressed
Oceans dry up and real Mount Everest

We are three kinds of rock
One two three
We are three kinds of rock
That reveal Earth’s history
Metamorphic and igneous and sedimentary
Three kinds of rock

My name is igneous and igneous means fire
I’m the second kind of rock and I never grow tired
Deep in the Earth there’s magma, melting rocks that blow your mind
Spat out by volcanoes as lava all the time
Or it bubbles up to the crust and there it slowly cools
Then it turns into igneous
Those are the rocky rules!

We are three kinds of rock
One two three
We are three kinds of rock
Found on land and sea
Metamorphic and igneous and sedimentary
Three kinds of rock

My name is metamorphic, heat and pressure press on me
And change me from igneous or sedimentary
Sometimes I’m swirly and sometimes I’m smooth
It depends on how I was cooked and hot the other rocks
made their grooves

We are three kinds of rock
One two three
We are three kinds of rock
That reveal Earth’s history
Metamorphic and igneous and sedimentary
Three kinds of rock

We are three kinds of rock
One two three
We are three kinds of rock
That make our planet be
Metamorphic and igneous and sedimentary
Three kinds of rock
One two three!

2 thoughts on “Rock Cycle

    1. Hey Laurie! I’m so glad you like it! Please do share it! The next song is also about rocks, from the same show. Piti Theatre and I have just put out our CD for kids. I’ll be posting songs from that collection for the next few months. You can get it by following the link above, or here: https://pititheatre.bandcamp.com/album/greatest-bits-vol-1
      I’m going to be releasing my own album for kids hopefully in Fall 2018 or early 2019. I will definitely keep you posted. Thanks so much for reading/listening!

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