DON'T BE SURPRISED

lyrics by JILL ABRAMOVITZ

music composed, orchestrated and conducted by DAVID DABBON

Recorded live at the 2012 BLUMEY AWARDS

17 piece orchestra, 40 High School Kids in Charlotte, North Carolina 

Videos below lyrics

EVERY STORY STARTS WITH SOMEONE
WANTING SOMETHING TRAVELING SOMEWHERE
SOMEONE ON A JOURNEY TOWARD THE PLACE HE HAS TO GO

EVERY STORY STARTS WITH TAKING

ONE BIG BREATH AND ONE STEP FORWARD
HOISTING UP THE SAIL AS SUMMER WIND BEGINS BLOW



WE’RE THE PEOPLE IN THE STORY 

GETTING STARTED HEADING SOMEWHERE

WE’RE THE ONES ABOUT TO CHANGE THE WORLD

YOU THINK YOU KNOW



DON’T BE SURPRISED WHEN YOU SEE US
DOING ALL THAT WE SET OUT TO DO
DON’T BE SURPRISED WHEN YOU SEE US
TAKING OUR HITS BUT GETTING THRU
WHEN WE LOOK IN YOUR EYES BETTER BE NO SURPRISE
WE’LL BE MAKING OUR DREAMS COME TRUE



WE’RE THE TRAVELERS, WE’RE THE TEACHERS
INNOVATORS AND INVENTORS
POETS, DOCTORS, WRITERS AND WE’VE GOT A LOT TO SAY
(BETTER BELIEVE WE DO!)

WATCH ME AS I RUN FOR OFFICE

WATCH ME AS I RUN A BUSINESS
WATCH ME WRITE, DIRECT AND STAR IN SOME FANTASTIC PLAY



WE’VE BEEN WATCHING, WE’VE BEEN WAITING
EAGERLY ANTICIPATING
HONING ALL THE SKILLS WE NEED TO GET US TO THAT DAY!



DON’T BE SURPRISED WHEN YOU SEE US
RAISE OUR VOICE IN THE NEXT SENATE RACE
DON’T BE SURPRISED WHEN YOU SEE US
WHEN YOU SEE US CLEAN UP THE EARTH AND MAYBE SPACE
WHEN WE LOOK IN YOUR EYES BETTER BE NO SURPRISE
WE’LL BE MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE

WE'LL BE HUMMING ALONG, BA BA BA DA DA

WE’LL BE STOMPING OUR FEET [Stomping]
SINGING ALONG AS WE’RE BUILDING OUR SONG
SHOWING THE WORLD
SHOWING THE WORLD
HOW TO FEEL OUR BEAT


[Stomping/beatbox awesomeness on stage]
NA NA NA…
NA NA NA…
NA NA NA…
NA NA  NA…


DOO DOO DOO…
DOO DOO DOO..
DON’T BE SUURPRISED…
[Building]

DON’T BE SURPRISED WHEN YOU SEE US
DOING ALL THAT WE SET OUT TO DO
DON’T BE SURPRISED WHEN YOU SEE US
TAKING OUR HITS BUT GETTING THRU
WHEN WE LOOK IN YOUR EYES BETTER BE NO SURPRISE
WE’LL BE MAKING OUR DREAMS COME TRUE
COME TRUE…
COME TRUE…
COME TRUE…
HERE WE GO!

A random youtube video someone recorded of the song

A collection of clips from the BLUMEY AWARDS, using selections from "Don't Be Surprised" pulled from the official website