Give Some Back

Tami Mulcahy
Mulcahy/Santa Rita School


This is the second song I wrote with kids...a group of 80 third graders. It's a very powerful piece. I knew it the moment I finished it. I had the honor to sing Give Some Back under the stars to an audience of 500 in support of a sustainable living and ecological program in our area. This song is a premiere example of what kids can come up with.  Be sure to check out the powerful ending!


Dad and I just couldn’t wait

Had our fishin’ poles and bucket of bait

Trout were biting so fast it was hard to keep up


Some were big and some were small

Dad said we can’t keep them all

Between the two of us there’s more than enough



Give Some Back

Some of it’s yours

Some of it’s mine

Some of it we’ll leave

For another time

Imagine a world

Where we all did that

Take what we need and

Give Some Back


On our way hiking home

We looked out over the land we own

He said, it’s more than one family can use


We could keep it all to ourselves

Or share some of this incredible wealth

If it were up to you, what would you choose?


Chorus repeat



That’s how my Dad left his mark

They put a statue of him in the park

On the bottom there’s a plaque that reads

Life’s too short for greed


Chorus repeat


Give Some Back - Kids Rock Project

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