The Dick & Jane Project

Fridays, 11:55am during Ante Meridiem

The Dick & Jane Project is a non-profit organization based in Columbus, Ohio. We host workshops where middle school students are partnered with professional musicians to create radio ready songs.

The students write the lyrics, the musicians compose and record the music, and together they collaborate with student designers and journalists on the production of a professionally recorded song. To date, the Dick & Jane Project has worked with over 250 students throughout Columbus, and has professionally produced 32 songs, all of which have been played on the radio. Tune in every Friday at 11:55am during Ante Meridiem to hear a new song from the Dick & Jane Project!

Visit the Dick & Jane Project website for more information.

Dick and Jane Song of the Week: Rampage

Jun 2, 2014

You don't know me and I don't know you 
You look at me and I'm looking through you 
But as you can see there is nothing you can do 
Because I am me and you are who? 

I'm trying to make it to the top 
So stop trying to make me feel bad 
for the things you couldn't do 
I'm trying to make this flow 
So when the time comes I can make the dough 

Dick and Jane Song of the Week: Lost Thoughts

May 30, 2014

 La-la-la-Lost, lost, lost, lost 
All of these Thoughts, thoughts, thoughts, thoughts 

In a dream, 
In the wild-wide open country 
My only friend 
The sun was shining 

(Ba-bum-ba-bum-bum) 
Bumble-jumble 
All of these thoughts, thoughts, thoughts, thoughts 

Help them out, 
write it down- 
but first, 
I'll put them to good use... 

La-la-la-Lost, lost, lost, lost 
All of these Thoughts, thoughts, thoughts, thoughts 

Dick and Jane Song of the Week: Change My Stars

May 28, 2014

My baby blanket was a quilt

Of stars stitched into silly shapes
I wish that iIcould see them now
While darkness falls onto my chest

I can't find my Northern Star
To guide me through the night
I see twisted reflections of the moon
That try to lead me astray 

I can't change my stars,
Can't change my stars.
No matter how far I fly,
I am alone in the sky.
I can't see what's ahead, so
How can I find it beautiful? 

Dick and Jane Song of the Week: Raindrops

May 28, 2014

It’s time to find where you want to be. 

It’s time to be who I want to be. 
It’s time to find where you want to be. 
It’s time to be who I want to be. 
I'm not some stranger on the street. 
A lot of people know me. 
I’m not just another face. 
It’s time for me to take my place. 

Oh, it’s time to be me. 
What I do, it’s all a mystery to you. 
What I like, who I love, 
you don’t know what I want to do. 
I am not like those others. 
No, I’m not another one of those… 

Dick & Jane Song of the Week: "Party With Me"

Dec 4, 2013

Dick & Jane Song of the Week: "Trains"

Dec 4, 2013

Dick and Jane Song of the Week: "Photosynthesis"

Nov 13, 2013

Photosynthesis

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Hip Hop

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LYRICS

Yo, yo listen up. I’m gonna tell you ‘bout the process of photosynthesis.

I’m a tall green plant sitting in the sun, absorbing nutrients and having fun! You may think it’s boring, you may think it’s lame, but I’m a plant and that’s my name. Now, how I got green that’s a story to tell. It’s my little friend called chlorophyll.

Dick and Jane Song of the Week: "No Me Gustan Pantalones"

Nov 6, 2013

No Me Gustan Pantalones

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Rock

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LYRICS

We like shorts because we have great legs and we can’t do splits in our pants. We like shorts because it gets too hot and we can’t express ourselves.

Gymnasts wear shorts, not pants. Climbers wear shorts, not pants. Old dudes wear pants.

Dick and Jane Song of The Week: "Beauty and the Black Sky"

Oct 28, 2013

Beauty in the Black Sky

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Folk

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LYRICS

I wake to the sound of the seagulls calling. The sun is still below the mountain range. I hear the captain yelling orders, and the day I know is here again.

I Love You Too

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Swing

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LYRICS

He looks at her and she looks at him. She wonders where, where he’d been. He hopes her heart’s not taken. She hopes she won’t end up breaking again.

He takes her hand, and she can’t stand to think he’d ever leave her. He says the day he leaves is the day he stops to breathe. He never wants to see his baby cry.

Dick and Jane Song of the Week: "Don't Tell Me"

Oct 14, 2013

LYRICS

Just so you know, I cry myself to sleep from night to night. I fear the sunrise because I don’t want to face the world. I’m not what you think I am. I’m about to break. Now I let the night take me away.

No, don’t tell me that you just don’t care because you know that it will break me. Don’t tell me that you feel my pain when you never shed a tear. No, you don’t know what’s good for me. You’re not the thing I need. You’re never there for me.

Take me away. Now I’ll let the night take me away.

Dick and Jane Song of the Week: "Soar Like a Bird"

Oct 13, 2013

LYRICS

I spread my wings to fly, but all they do is die. My brother already soars, yet I’m behind closed doors.I look up into the sky. Everything seems so high.

But if you don’t quit. It’s your goal you’ll get. But if you don’t quit

Just like a baby bird who’s falling, your life it might be stalling. The bird will soon succeed. Just follow its lead. But if you don’t quit.

Dick and Jane Song of the Week: "Meant To Be"

Oct 7, 2013

LYRICS

I’ve been hurt before. There are scars on my heart. I put all my faith in you, praying you wouldn’t tear me apart. You seemed different in every way. You never ever ran from me. You never played those stupid games. It was easy to fall for you.

I think you knew why I looked at you that way. I tried to hide and make it go away. I tried to stop and put on the brakes. But my heart wasn’t listening. You stopped my heart and I couldn’t breathe. And I was left wondering. Do you feel it too? Or is it just me? Or maybe you and I are meant to be.

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Ska / Reggae

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LYRICS

I saw you running around with her this summer, her honey blonde hair billowing around her face. I should have known you were a playa, boy. You’re laughing and hugging and I want to cry.

What about the sweet memories of you and I? I guess none of that matters now. You made your choice.

CREDITS

lyrics by Senuru / music by Trains Across the Sea / mixed by Andrew Dodson / recorded at the Jazz Academy

Dick and Jane Song of the Week: "Hair Like Yea"

Apr 12, 2013

CREDITS

lyrics by Angelique, Nakita, & Noela / music by The Town Monster  

Dick and Jane Song of the Week: "Red Carpet"

Mar 29, 2013

CREDITS

lyrics by Dayon, Tracy, & Eric / music by Speak Williams

Dick and Jane Song of the Week: "If You Start Crying"

Mar 29, 2013

CREDITS

lyrics by Destiney, Alana, & Anthony / music by Johnny Newman

Dick and Jane Song of the Week: "You are Who You are"

Mar 22, 2013

 LYRICS

 Lost inside the fog and doubt in a world I don’t know, I’m scared that if I try and fail, there’s only me to blame, searching for the real me. Who am I? I am alone. I find strengths within my fears and courage in my pain. When you’re lost, you have to look for the light. When you believe in yourself, you’ll be alright. Times can be tough, but so can you. This is your chance, just keep pushing through. Yeah, you are who you are. The fog is clearing in my mind and I’ll make it if I try. I’m scared that if I never try, there’s only me to blame, searching for the real me. And I wonder who I’ll find. I find the light within myself, and I’ll never be the same. When you’re lost, you have to look for the light. When you believe in yourself, you’ll be alright. Times can be tough, but so can you. This is your chance, just keep pushing through. Yeah, you are who you are. Here I am. I’ve found myself in a place I’ve always known. I made it here because I’ve tried and look at all I’ve gained. Searching for the real me and, oh, look how I’ve grown. ‘Cause I am who I am and I found I can’t be changed.

Dick and Jane Song of the Week: " We are Strong"

Mar 15, 2013

LYRICS

 You tried to take me down. You took out my legs. You made me fall to the ground. You took the light away. But you didn’t know that I’d stand back up. And you didn’t know that I’d be stronger. You thought that you could bring us down. You thought that you could break us. But little did you know that we’d grow stronger. Little did you know that we are strong. I tried to see the light. I tested out my legs. Above me was the moon shining in the dark, but I didn’t know how to stand back up and I didn’t know how to be stronger. You thought that you could bring us down. You thought that you could break us. But little did you know that we’d grow stronger. Little did you know that we are strong. Now I am standing up and I can see the light. You back away because I am growing as one. Now we are standing up and we can see the light. You back away because we are growing as one. We are growing as one. 

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