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Ink (Dance-A-Long)


We all know how important music can be in the classroom. It is a great mood lifter, memory aid, and is great for physical movement among many other benefits. Sometimes, as teachers, those songs can get really annoying, let’s be real. Sometimes we just need a silly song that is just for dancing that actually sounds good. I submit to you, Ink by Koo Koo Kanga Roo. Aside from being about a squid and having application in a unit on aquatic animals, this song is best used as a fun dance song in the classroom. It is a great way to relieve stress before or after a test. Use it to transition between activities. It could also be used at a specific time of day to signify its time to clean up or go home. This song doesn’t teach anything complicated. It simply is for dancing and smiling. I think we could all use more of that. Lyrics are below the video.

Lyrics

[Chorus]
Hey! There’s a squid and he’s chillin in the water!
Hey! There’s a squid and he’s chillin in the water!
Don’t scare him – don’t scare him or he’ll ink!
Don’t scare him – don’t scare him or he’ll ink!

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh SQUID!
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh SQUID!
(He’s chillin’ in the water)


[Verse 1]
In the water’s where I live, where I live, where I live
The ocean’ is the crib, is the crib, is the crib
I got tentacles, who you know got tentacles?
They’re identical, every one’s identical!

Invertebrates, no spine, no spine
I’m still super brave, that’s fine, that’s fine
Really fast swimmer, Mike Phelps, Mike Phelps
Zoomin’ jet propulsion, that helps, that helps

Yeah, what you know about that ink?
It’s much blacker than you think
Yeah, what you know about that ink?
We’re in the ocean, baby, swim or sink

[Chorus]
Hey! There’s a squid and he’s chillin in the water!
Hey! There’s a squid and he’s chillin in the water!
Don’t scare him – don’t scare him or he’ll ink!
Don’t scare him – don’t scare him or he’ll ink!

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh SQUID!
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh SQUID!
(He’s chillin’ in the water)

[Post Chorus]
Cephalopod, pod, pod
This is my squad, squad, squad
Cephalopod, pod, pod
This is my squad, squad, squad

[Verse 2]
Octopus and I’m in the spot
My name will tell you just how many arms I got
Cuttlefish chillin’ in the ocean
Movin my body with this wavy fin

Lot to list, big joke, debut
I’m the OG of the mollusk crew
Squid, squid, squid in the deep blue sea
This entire song is all about me

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