Theme Songs

Go Wild…Read! by Lucas Miller

Go Wild…Read! by Sally Meyers

Appropriate Use of the Theme Song, “Go Wild…READ!” by Lucas Miller

The theme song, “Go Wild…READ!” by Lucas Miller, the “Singing Zoologist!” may be used by Texas librarians to promote the 2005 Texas Reading Club, “Go Wild...Read!”, the library, and reading. Librarians may play or perform the song on public Library premises in the State of Texas, and in Texas schools and childcare centers for the purpose of promoting the Summer Reading Club, and at any free outreach programs. Texas librarians who play the audiorecording or perform the song must provide credit to Lucas Miller to all audiences.

The song may be used only for non-profit purposes. Libraries may not reproduce the sound file for distribution or sale. To use the song for broadcast purposes with PSA’s, commercials, etc., permission must be obtained from Lucas Miller. To request permission, please contact Lucas Miller at lucas@lucasmiller.net or (800) 755-4415.

The song may be uploaded onto individual library Web sites, provided that the following statement is included.

Words and Music by Lucas Miller, ©2004. For more information on Lucas Miller, the “Singing Zoologist!” and his library/school programs, contact lucas@lucasmiller.net or 800.755.4415.

Go Wild: READ!

By Lucas Miller

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Do you want to go wild?


Do you want to step back in time and party with a T. Rex?


Or do you want to sail away with pirates who have peg legs?


Yea, that’s what I call going wild, child.

Do you want to go wild?


Do you want to blast off in a rocket and put a child on Mars?


Or go underground with the bunny rabbits in your own backyard?


Well, I know how to be that wild.

Chorus:


Well open up a book


On the couch or in the car.


In the pages of a book


That’s where the wildest things are!





You can go loco, down at your loco library.


You can go solo, or bring the whole family.


When you want to go wild, wild, wild --


R-E-A-D Read! (Repeat)

Do you want to go wild?


Do you want to dive down to the ocean floor without a submarine?


Do you want to ride a camel ‘cross the desert without a canteen?


Now that’s pretty wild, child.

Do you want to go wild?


Do you want to climb from limb to limb with some monkey friends?


Or go the speed of light with some little green men?


I know how to be that wild.

Chorus:


Just open up a book


On the couch or in the car.


In the pages of a book


That’s where the wildest things are!





You can go loco, down at your loco library.


You can go solo, or bring your loco family.


When you want to go wild, wild, wild --


R-E-A-D Read! (Repeat)

Go Wild…READ!

By Sally Meyers

(Sing to the tune of "Take Me Out to The Ballgame")

Take me out to the jungle,


Take me out to the zoo.


Read about monkeys and elephants,


Giraffes, gazelles, birds, and kangaroos.

Chorus:


We turn the pages together.


There’s lots of fun we will share.


With a ROAR, a GROWL, a SCREECH in the jungle,


Reading takes us there!

Snakes that crawl in the tall grass,


Hyenas that laugh in the night.


Monkeys swinging from tree to tree,


So many animals we can see.

Chorus

Take me on a safari,


Turn pages, come read with me!


Get wild with imagination.


Let’s read together and have some fun!

Chorus

 



Texas Reading Club 2005 Programming Manual / Go Wild...Read!


Published by the Library Development Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Page last modified: June 14, 2011