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In May 2012, Cool Mom Tech named "Lover Not a Fighter" the Kids' Music Download of the Week.

"...a 70's era, Jackson Five-esque song that will have you and the kids dancing....Lover Not a Fighter begins with sounds reminiscent of The Jackson Five's I Want You Back. From there though, the three-minute bit of funky deliciousness is made modern with the mad-skills rap of tween Ava Flava and clever word play of Mista Cookie Jar.

Besides, the "just get along" lyrics are way cooler than me telling the kids to stop fighting for the hundredth time on a Sunday. Let's hope they get the message."

-Cool Mom Tech

Read more: www.coolmomtech.com/2012/05/kids_music_download_of_the_wee_22.php#ixzz2KDVZHcc2

lyrics

I got swag to click my clack
And I don't back down from nada.
But trust these words
Now, first things first.
See I’m a lover not a fighter.
Ain’t too cool to break lame rules.
Cuz I know new school's the brighter.
But old school eyes
and wisdom's why
I be a lover not a fighter. Oh!

Kid, try to step to me?
I try to put it down gent-a-ly
If ya can't GET with it
Ya gots to STICK with it.
Nothing comes with e-a-s-e.
Ya gotta learn how to spell out ya dreams.
Don't just leave it for the birds to sing.
Cuz in high definition ya can't help but listen.
No one messing with a melody.

Becuz, I got swag to click my clack
And I don't back down from nada.
But trust these words
Now, first things first.
See I’m a lover not a fighter.
Ain’t too cool to break lame rules.
Cuz I know new school's the brighter.
But old school eyes
and wisdom's why
I be a lover not a fighter.

So now, here's the deal.
Ya gotta stop ur whinin’.
(Just stop ur whinin’.)
And I mean, for real!
There's no use for cryin’.
(No use for cryin’.)
Ya got to be a lover or be quiet.
(Be a lover or shut up!)
I tell ya now ya got to feel it,
baby, feel it! U can't fight it!

Ava:
When I was just a kid I wouldn't make my bed.
I would throw my stuffed dino at my brother's head.
But don't call me evil. He would throw em back.
Poor mom, she would almost have a heart attack.
My best friend, Mikyla--I call her sister.
One time she tried to pocket all my Polly Pockets.
So I pinched her. (Oh no!)
I can't say I wouldn't do it again.
But now I'm older. And now I know how to be a friend. Yep!
So now I've learned how to play the game. Yep!
Now big sista gotta lead the way. Yep!
Show my brotha how to make the change
to be a lover on the day to day.
Face to face, we all just the same inside.
We show responsibility to build our pride.
Stay proud! No reason why u should hide it.
Sing loud! Gotta feel it, baby, u can't fight it. Cmon!

So now ya feelin’ like your soul is free
cuz u been hustling like an athlete.
Now that u feel strong go sing ur song
cuz little homie u put in your t-i-m-e.
Sometimes u gotta fight for peace,
but when ur strong u just love and lead.
So all u boys and girls go show this world
just how the good life's meant to be.

Now lookie here, becuz
I got swag to click my clack
And I don't back down from nada.
But trust these words
Now, first things first.
See I’m a lover not a fighter.
If u can't make peace with this funk
Ya better pump that sanitizer.
It’s not just words behind these germs.
See I’m a lover not a fighter.

Now, here's the deal. Ya gotta stop ur whinin’. (Just stop ur whinin’.)
And I mean, for real! There's no use for cryin’. (No use for cryin’.)
Ya got to be a lover or be quiet. (Be a lover or shut up!)
I tell ya now ya got to feel it, baby, feel it! U can't fight it!

credits


Written by Cesar Jason Carandang Pizarro, Inner Child Rock Publishing
Production: Mista Cookie Jar,
Peachy Keen
Vocals, Beat, Guitar, Bass, Organ,
Tenor and Alto Saxophone:
Mista Cookie Jar
Additional Vocals: Ava Flava
Special Thanks: Erica, a fine vocal
coach (and choreographer too)!

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Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips Los Angeles, California

Mista Cookie Jar is a children's music performer/multi-instrumentalist/video producer extraordinaire. His family band, Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips, have toured the US promoting their blend of Urban-Island-Folky-Rock & Roll for the Inner Child. Fusing audio style & visual lyricism, tradition & innovation, Mista Cookie Jar unites a rockstar excitement with the warmth of family music. ... more

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