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When I'm Strong
Children's Song Lyrics and Sound Clip
Two of a Kind

David and Jenny wrote this song to illustrate the concept of “making good choices.” Their sons inspired the specific stories.

I feel good - when I’m strong
I don’t have to follow, or just go along.
I feel good - when I’m strong
When I decide for myself, what’s right and what’s wrong.

Out in the yard, we were playing tag;
some boys said, “No girls allowed.”
I said, “It’s not fair if girls can’t play;
I won’t go along with the crowd.”
I said, “We can play a different way;
find a game for everyone.
Then no one will have to feel left out,
and we’ll all have a lot more fun.”


One day I was playing with my friend
He got his collection out
I could tell he was really into those cards
It was all he talked about.
He said I'd have to start buying cards,
or else our friendship would end.
I said, "It's not about the things we own;
That's not what it means to be a friend."


My friend came over to my house
We were playing hide and seek.
We found a present wrapped up in a drawer
She said, "Let's take a peek."
She wanted to unwrap the gift
She said, "No one will know."
But I knew inside that it was wrong,
and so I told her "No!"


Sometimes it’s hard to stick up for yourself.
You’ve gotta be brave to stand your ground.
You might be afraid, that you’ll lose a friend;
but if they’re true, they’ll come around.



© David Heitler-Klevans. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

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