Yes Means Yes!

by Ms. Cacie

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"Yes Means Yes!" AKA "The Mommies on the Bus Say: Smash the Patriarchy" is a progressive, empowering album for children and the adults they love. Each song seeks to entertain while providing the opening for a dialogue about feelings, experiences, and confusing but important topics. Some include: consent, ableism, anxiety, empathy, and non-binary gender, all while incorporating fun, singable, danceable, playable tunes.

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released June 7, 2016

Acacia Sears: vocals, guitar, ukulele
Chris Freeland: drums, guitar
Walker Teret: guitar, bass, piano, keyboards
Ruby Fulton: trombone

All songs written and performed by Acacia Sears (AKA Ms. Cacie) except "The Princess Who Saved Herself," written by Jonathan Coulton (www.jonathancoulton.com) and used with permission granted by Bill Childs of Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child (sparetherock.com/wordpress/).

"The Princess Who Saved Herself" was originally produced as part of "Many Hands, Family Music for Haiti," a benefit project to raise money for survivors of the 2009 Haitian Earthquake (sparetherock.com/wordpress/releases/many-hands-family-music-for-haiti/).

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Acacia Sears Baltimore, Maryland

Acacia Sears performs as a progressive, empowering, compassionate children's musician as "Ms. Cacie." Her album, "Yes Means Yes!" AKA "The Mommies on the Bus Say: Smash the Patriarchy" was released in June of 2016.

She also write profoundly personal, poetic, percussive original songs, intended for passionate empaths and also everyone.
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Track Name: Even Dinosaurs Have Problems
"Even Dinosaurs Have Problems"

Tyrannosaurus Rex has a giant mouth
With lots of pointy teeth
And a great big gleaming smile
But he has tiny arms
That don't reach to his head
T-Rex can't eat tacos,
He eats meat kabobs instead

Yes everyone has worries,
No one likes to be embarrassed
Even dinosaurs have problems
Even dinosaurs get nervous

You might have seen Hadrosaurid
The duck-billed dinosaur
She's a vegetarian, known as an herbivore
Hadrosaurid can't whistle
But she loves her honking noises
So at every sports game.
She's the loudest of the cheering voices

Yes everyone has worries,
No one likes to be embarrassed
Even dinosaurs have problems
Even dinosaurs get nervous

Stegosaurus is so clumsy
With big armor on his back
And a long, whipping tail with spikes
He can't help but whack
He keeps his head down low
And is very very shy
His friends give him some extra room
And smile when he comes by

Yes everyone has worries,
No one likes to be embarrassed
Even dinosaurs have problems
Even dinosaurs get nervous
Track Name: Dance it Out
"Dance it Out"

It's hard to pay attention
When you have so much energy
So here's a game we all can play
If we listen carefully
Get on your feet get ready to dance
That's what this song is about
We're gonna shake it up, we're gonna move around
It's time to dancey-dance it out

Jump up, jump up and down
Spin around, spin spin around
Clap your hands, clap clap your hands
Now sit back down
Jump up, jump up and down
Spin around, spin spin around
Clap your hands, clap clap your hands
Now sit back down

Now that you're sitting,
Wiggle all your toes
Now tickle the air with your fingers
Now touch your nose
Do it again, do it again
Wiggle all your toes
Now tickle the air with your fingers
Now touch your nose

Jump up, jump up and down
Spin around, spin spin around
Clap your hands, clap clap your hands
Now sit back down
Jump up, jump up and down
Spin around, spin spin around
Clap your hands, clap clap your hands
Now sit back down

Sometimes you'll be so bored
And you won't know what to do
You'll have to entertain yourself
And this song is just for you
Practice all your dance moves
And hear the words in your head
You don't have to be so bored
When you can dance it out instead

Jump up, jump up and down
Spin around, spin spin around
Clap your hands, clap clap your hands
Now sit back down
Jump up, jump up and down
Spin around, spin spin around
Clap your hands, clap clap your hands
Now sit back down
Track Name: Only Yes Means Yes
"Only Yes Means Yes"

Did someone ever ask you for a hug
But you really didn't want a hug?
Well that's ok and it's ok to say
"No thank you."
Did you ever want to give someone a hug
But they really didn't want a hug?
Well that's ok too, and it's ok for them to say
"No thank you."

Because only yes means yes
And no always means no
You can be polite but true
Because your body belongs to you and only you

You can share your toys with friends
And sharing is really great
And hugs can be so wonderful
But don't ever hesitate
To say "no" when you mean no
And "yes" when you mean yes
Feelings can get hurt sometimes
But no one should ever have to guess
Because only yes means yes
And no always means no
You can be polite but true
Because your body belongs to you and only you
Track Name: Princesses are for Everyone
"Princesses are for Everyone"

Dave wanted to play princess with the crowns and castles crowd
They frowned at him and said "I'm sorry you're not allowed"
So Dave found some dress-up wings and brought them to share and play
And everyone agreed to take turns being princess for the day

Princesses are for everyone
Make believe is for everyone
Getting dirty playing outside is for everyone
We do the things we like to do
Because everyone likes to have fun
And having fun is for everyone

Amy wanted to catch frogs by the lake in all the mud
The kids said "no, your shoes'll get dirty, you can't keep up with us"
So she reached into her backpack and pulled her rain boots on her feet
That day they caught the most frogs, and later they set them free

Princesses are for everyone
Make believe is for everyone
Getting dirty playing outside is for everyone
We do the things we like to do
Because everyone likes to have fun
And having fun is for everyone

Playing together is the best way to have fun
Leaving someone out only hurts everyone
You might be surprised to find what someone else will bring
When you just give them a chance, anyone can do anything

Princesses are for everyone
Make believe is for everyone
Getting dirty playing outside is for everyone
We do the things we like to do
Because everyone likes to have fun
And having fun is for everyone
Track Name: The Transportation Song
"The Transportation Song"

What does the car say? "Vroom vroom!"
What does the train say? "Choo choo!"
What does the plane say? "Bpppppppppppp!"
What does the boat say? "Ah-OOOOOOO"

Cars and busses drive around
They take us all through the town
When the light is red they stop
And when it's green they go

Trains go fast on a track
For traveling by land
There's subways and commuter rails
When we board you can hold my hand

You can see the planes in the sky
The fastest way to travel is to fly
But if you're going far away
The plane can get you there in one day

Boats on the water used to be
The only way people could cross the sea
But now they're mostly just for fun
For traveling the rivers and the oceans

You don't have to take a car or bus
Or train or plane or boat
You can ride your bike or walk or run
And on a pretty day it's much more fun

What does the car say? "Vroom vroom!"
What does the train say? "Choo choo!"
What does the plane say? "Bpppppppppppp!"
What does the boat say? "Ah-OOOOOOO"
Track Name: The Super Cleanup Game
"The Super Cleanup Game"

What a fun time we just had
And now we want to play some more
But first we'll put away the toys
All scattered on the floor
It's not our favorite thing to do,
But we have to just the same
So let's break it down and play
The Super Cleanup Game

It's time to clean up, clean up
Let's play the super cleanup game
It's time to clean up, clean up, clean up, clean up,
Let's play the super cleanup game

First let's get the biggest toys,
The easiest to find
Pretend that we're superheroes
With our powers all combined
And these toys are the treasures
That the villains all just stole
We'll return them to their proper places
To meet our super goal

It's time to clean up, clean up
Let's play the super cleanup game
It's time to clean up, clean up, clean up, clean up,
Let's play the super cleanup game

Next we'll find the middle sizes,
Toys like balls and books
Pretend that we're deep-sea divers,
Exploring everywhere we look
And these toys are the little fishies
That miss their families
We'll help them find their way back home
As we travel through the sea

It's time to clean up, clean up
Let's play the super cleanup game
It's time to clean up, clean up, clean up, clean up,
Let's play the super cleanup game

Last we'll get the smallest things
And find them where they hide
Underneath the chairs and tables
And the rest all in plain sight
Now we're detectives
And the small things are our clues
And the mystery we're solving is
How to make our cleanup cool

It's time to clean up, clean up
Let's play the super cleanup game
It's time to clean up, clean up, clean up, clean up,
Let's play the super cleanup game
Track Name: Different Families, Same Love
"Different Families, Same Love"

Once there was a lion and a tiger
And an orange cat and a blue cat
And they all took naps together in a sunbeam
Two were big, two were small,
They all had four legs and four paws
They were pretty much the same
And they were a family

Families sometimes look like each other
And that's all right
Families sometimes like to do the same kinds of things
And that's all right

Once there was a cowboy, a red monster,
Several monkeys and a shark
They all lived in different places, but they loved each other
See, sharks need water, monkeys trees, cowboys cattle,
Monsters... I don't know
How they met is a funny story for another song
Back to the point, they're a family,
But they don't look the same
Or live together
But they love each other very much
The cowboy and the monkeys and the monster
Take a boat to visit shark
Every weekend to catch up and share a meal and such

Families sometimes look very different
And that's all right
Families sometimes like to do different kinds of things
And that's all right

No matter what your family looks like
It's the same kind of love
Whether you were born with them or you chose each other
It's the same kind of love
Track Name: Make a Face
"Make a Face"

Everyone has feelings
There are lots of ways to show them
If we can, we use our words
But we don't always know them
Some feelings aren't so simple
As "happy," "sad," or "mad"
So how do we identify the feelings that we have?

Make a happy face
Make a sad face
Make a silly face
Make an angry face
Make a scared face
Make a surprised face
Now make any face you want to make to show how you feel now

When we make these faces
We learn what they all mean
About our different feelings
And how they can be seen
So if you can't express yourself with words so easily
Try to show your feelings
In your face and your body


Make a happy face
Make a sad face
Make a silly face
Make an angry face
Make a scared face
Make a surprised face
Now make any face you want to make to show how you feel now

Feelings don't just happen all inside our minds
Our faces and behavior can be all sorts of signs
So if you see someone is sad
And want to do a favor
You can ask them what is wrong
And help them to feel better

Make a happy face
Make a sad face
Make a silly face
Make an angry face
Make a scared face
Make a surprised face
Now make any face you want to make to show how you feel now

Make a shy face
Make an embarrassed face
Make an excited face
Make a sleepy face
Make a nervous face
Make a loved face
Now make any face you want to make to show how you feel now
Track Name: Wheelchairs are for Wheelies
"Wheelchairs are for Wheelies"

We all have things we're good at doing
And some things that we're not
Some things take a lot of practice
And others can't be taught
One person might sing a thousand songs
And another will never hear
But the things that people can and can't do
Are not a thing to fear

Yeah Wheelchairs are for Wheelies
Everybody has their own abilities
It's normal to be curious when you see something different
But in the end, no one's alike,
It's what we can do that's important

Wheelchairs aren't for everyone,
Some folks need other tools
Have you ever seen a service pet
And thought they look so cool
Well-trained working animals
Help people get around
They do all different jobs
Like watch for dangerous sights and sounds

Yeah Wheelchairs are for Wheelies
Everybody has their own abilities
It's normal to be curious when you see something different
But in the end, no one's alike,
It's what we can do that's important

Not all disabilities can be seen right away
Service pets and wheelchairs can be as clear as day
Even if someone appears healthy and just fine
You should still have patience
And give them some extra space and time
Track Name: We Are Who We Are
"We are Who We are"

We have a new friend coming today
A friend named Alex who moved from far away
That's all our teacher told us so far
But hopefully, hopefully
Alex will want to play with me

Uh-oh, we have a problem
There are differences we see
Alex has long hair and wears jeans just like me
And bright red shirt with a big blue truck
And pink and purple shoes
Is Alex a boy or a girl?
I can't tell and I'm confused

I am who I am
And you are who you are
All that matters is that we're friendly to each other
We might like some of the same things
But we don't always have to agree
Whether boy or girl or something else
You're still you and I'm still me

Someone asked "are you a girl?
You wear your hair long just like mine"
Alex smiled and said
"People ask me all the time.
Sometimes I feel like wearing dresses
And sometimes fancy ties
The truth is I've decided
I don't have to decide."

Because I am who I am
And you are who you are
All that matters is that we're friendly to each other
We might like some of the same things
But we don't always have to agree
Whether boy or girl or something else
You're still you and I'm still me

I went up to Alex and asked
"What do you like to do?"
Alex said "I like to draw"
And then asked me "What about you?"
I still don't know if Alex is a boy or a girl
But the more we get to know each other
The more I realize it doesn't really matter

Because I am who I am
And you are who you are
All that matters is that we're friendly to each other
We might like some of the same things
But we don't always have to agree
Whether boy or girl or something else
You're still you and I'm still me
Track Name: The Alien and His Robot Friends
"The Alien and His Robot Friends"

Once upon a time there was an alien named Tiger
And he lived on a far away planet
You probably haven't heard of before
Tiger was very lonely
So he built himself two robot friends
And he named them Cali and Biff
And every day he loved them more and more

Cali liked to say "whirr"
And Biff only said "beep"
And they whirred and beeped and beeped and whirred
And when Cali said "whirr," Biff replied with "beep"
"Beep beep beep beep beep"
"Beep beep beep beep beep"
"Beep beep beep beep beep"

One day they went on an adventure
And they packed themselves a picnic
Tiger made a sandwich
And brought batteries and oil for his friends
This planet had an ocean
Just like we have on earth
So they laid out their blankets and sat in the sun
On the lovely sandy beach beach beach beach beach
beach beach beach beach beach
beach beach beach beach beach

Now robots are not fond of water
But they love to play in the sand
So the robots built a sandcastle
While Tiger the Alien went for a swim
And after they had their picnic
The sun was starting to set
So they packed up their things and headed back home
And read a story and went right to sleep
Sleep sleep sleep sleep sleep
Sleep sleep sleep sleep sleep
Sleep sleep sleep sleep sleep
Sleep sleep sleep sleep sleep
Track Name: Time to Rest
"Time to Rest"

It's time to be quiet now,
We've had to so much fun
You might not know you're tired
But it happens to everyone
We played all day, we learned so much
We tried to do our best
But quiet time is so important
And now it's time to rest

Take a deep breath in
Now slowly let it out
Gently stretch your arms up high
Now softly bring them down
Do it again, do it again
Breathe in deeply, then breathe out
Stretch your arms up high again
Now softly bring them down

If you can't get calm
When you know it's quiet time
Try to pay attention to your breath
And close your eyes
Think of things that make you feel
Comfortable and sweet
Sit down and find your happy place
Close your eyes and breathe

Take a deep breath in
Now slowly let it out
Gently stretch your arms up high
Now softly bring them down
Do it again, do it again
Breathe in deeply, then breathe out
Stretch your arms up high again
Now softly bring them down
Track Name: Pretty Isn't Everything
"Pretty Isn't Everything"

I don't like the color blue
I don't think that it's pretty
And I can't even tell you why
But if you think it's pretty
Well that's no concern of mine
And anyway pretty isn't everything
Let's face it, that's a lie

Pretty is like armor some people get to wear
It's the first thing that other people see
They can be strong or smart or brave or good at lots of things
But sometimes all we notice is only that they're pretty

You have to be pretty in your own way
And not get stuck on what other people say
Being kind can show anyone you're pretty
And everyone has their very own beauty

Pretty is a word you might think is just for looks
But that leaves so much beauty out
Try to think of pretty as being a lot like lucky
And everyone has something they feel lucky about

You have to be pretty in your own way
And not get stuck on what other people say
Being kind can show anyone you're pretty
And everyone has their very own beauty

I don't like the color blue
I don't think that it's pretty
And I can't even tell you why
But if you think it's pretty
Well that's no concern of mine
And anyway pretty isn't everything
And really, that's just fine