In 10 days, on Thursday, January 9, 2014, at 10 a.m., some 500 teachers, students, administrators, community stakeholders, and cast members will gather at Cushing Elementary in Delafield, Wis., to see the “We ALL Fit” music video by The Figureheads for the first time. Following the world premiere event, the video will be available on YouTube and the single (featuring Noelle Budde, Evelyn Barta, and Regan Carter) will be available through online music outlets. Like our Facebook page to get the links after the premiere.
Since space is limited for the premiere and reception to follow, attendance is by invitation and registration only. If you did not receive an invitation but wish to come, we would be happy to put you on stand-by, notifying you on Tuesday, January 7, if we still have space available. Please send an email with your first and last name, title, and organization (if applicable) to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject: I want to come to the “We ALL Fit” premiere.
Whether or not you’re able to see the video with us live, you’ll want to sing along. Here are the lyrics, which by themselves are powerful poetry; and with the music, they’re unforgettable.
When you look down on the world from a plane in the sky,
you can see that we’re all part of a picture. You and I
are the pieces of a puzzle. Yeah, we’re all connected;
leaning on each other – so much beauty unexpected.
We’re all looking for a good friend – someone that we
can be ourselves with, who will encourage us to be
like one family. That’s it!
The secret to the puzzle is knowing we all fit.
My favorite puzzles are pictures of people, plants, and the places
I’ve never been to. They’re like portals into worlds and I’m waiting
for magic trees to invite me into the picture and take me
into a story about how I saved the world from a fire-
breathing dragon over lava. That’d be awesome, I know!
What if the planet was a puzzle? Where would all of us go?
I mean, what if you were a piece trying to fit in a spot,
and every time that you try, somebody tells you there’s not
enough room for you – like you don’t belong in the puzzle. What?!
That’d be tough, and that’s why every one of us stands up
for the person and people looking to fit in this puzzle.
We ALL Fit. That’s it! It shouldn’t be such a struggle.
Autism isn’t something that you catch.
It’s not an itch than you can scratch.
It’s like a hidden treasure, and here’s a map
to help us all understand where we’re at.
As we learn how to respond and react
to our friends with autism and the ways they may act.
As we learn to recognize the gifts they’ve been given
so that We can move together in one rhythm with ‘em –
back and forth, up and down.
We can rock our bodies and dance around.
We can try to see through each other’s eyes.
It can be hard to do, but if we try –
Well, then we’re one step closer to the treasure
of being a community and moving on together.
So find out all the ways that you can help.
And in the process you may even find yourself.
Good friends, let’s go!
Sometimes I feel lost and alone.
Wish I had a place that felt like home.
And if I had a friend –
someone who understood –
then that would make a difference,
a difference for the good.
Good friends, let’s go!
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