Singalong! Stompa by Serena Ryder

Thursday night was opening night of Hunger Games: The Musical!!!  If you don't live in (or near) Vancouver, then you are missing out.  I did the choreography for this musical parody of The Hunger Games, going up in the Vancouver Fringe Festival RIGHT NOW!  The song features parodies of a whole host of pop songs, and one of my favourites in the show is our rendition of Serena Ryder's "Stompa", re-dubbed "Smile-a" for the scene where Effie and the stylists make over Katniss.  It's hilarious.  Since our recording isn't out (yet), though, I present you with the Serena Ryder original.


STOMPA
by Serena Ryder

There's a light and I can see it in your eyes
There's a memory of the way you used to be
Nothing's gone it still shines evey time you turn it on
And when you slow it down...

People, working every night and day
Never give yourself no time
Got too many bills to pay
Slow down, nothing's gonna disappear
If you give yourself some room
To move to the music you hear

Gotta get up, listen to me
Clappa your hands, stompa your feet

People, looking for the great escape
Looking to the greener side
Trying to find a better way
Slow down; open up your big brown eyes
Feel the rhythm in your heart
You don't even need to try

Gotta get up, listen to me
Clappa your hands, stompa your feet
Nothing is wrong, if you move to the beat
Clappa your hands
Stompa your feet
Stompa your feet

When you can't seem to shake off all the feelings that are breaking

Little pieces of the music that's in you
All the pain that you feel
I can prove it's not real
There's just one thing you gotta do

Gotta get up, listen to me
Clappa your hands, stompa your feet
Nothing is wrong, if you move to the beat
Clappa your hands
Stompa your feet
Stompa your feet

(OMG!  The music video even features some lady-archers!  It's like it was meant to be put into The Hunger Games!)


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