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.

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Dick and Jane
12:00 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Dick and Jane Song of the Week: Lost Thoughts

 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 

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Dick and Jane
9:28 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Dick and Jane Song of the Week: Change My Stars

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? 

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Dick and Jane
9:19 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Dick and Jane Song of the Week: Raindrops

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… 

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Dick & Jane
2:28 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

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

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Dick & Jane
2:23 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Dick & Jane Song of the Week: "Trains"

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Dick and Jane
2:56 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Dick and Jane Song of the Week: "Photosynthesis"

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.

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Dick and Jane
2:47 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

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

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.

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Dick and Jane
3:37 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

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

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.

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Dick and Jane
3:20 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Dick and Jane Song of the Week: "I Love You Too"

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.

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Dick and Jane
2:48 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

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

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.

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Dick and Jane
3:29 pm
Sun October 13, 2013

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

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.

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Dick and Jane
2:33 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

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

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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Dick and Jane
4:51 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Dick and Jane Song of the Week: "What If I Did"

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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.

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Dick and Jane
2:44 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Dick and Jane Song of the Week: "A Train Ride to the Zoo"

CREDITS

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

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Dick and Jane
2:22 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

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

CREDITS

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

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Dick and Jane
2:01 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

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

CREDITS

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

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Dick and Jane
2:00 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

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

CREDITS

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

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Dick and Jane
2:20 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

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

 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.

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Dick and Jane
2:40 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

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

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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Dick and Jane
3:44 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Dick and Jane Song of the Week: "Ode to Mothers"

LYRICS

If I am a hand, then you are a ring that shines in the light. If I am a hand, then you are a glove that keeps me warm in winter.

If I am a seed, then you are the dirt that keeps me warm and safe. If I am a seed, then you are the water that pours on me and keeps me growing.

CREDITS

written by Rowen H / music by The DewDroppers / produced by Andy Dodson / additional mixing by Josh Landis / recorded at the Jazz Academy 

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