Nipple Confusion

by Aly Halpert & Friends

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1.
Ease In 02:34
Ease in, move slow There's nowhere you have to go (x2) Ease in, move slow There's a whole world for you to know Ease in, move slow The flowers and the trees and you will grow The love around you Doesn't look like a certain way But the seed in the earth Takes the wind and the water and the sun any way they come And moves in the most beautiful shapes, the most beautiful shapes Never does she ask from why and where it comes There is life everywhere in the roots where love is from (ease in, move slow chorus) The love around you Doesn't look like a certain way But love has surely found you From the east coast to the midwest The candles light your way (repeat)
2.
I don't know where I put my mouth I was looking for milk and I have to shout singin milk or bounce, could I get an ounce? But I can't find my way, no I can't find my way Singing nipple confusion, nipple confusion, nipple confusion (x2) Is it my mama's, it my papa's, is it my margot's, is it my dogs? (x2) Singing nipple confusion, nipple confusion, nipple confusion (x2) Wondering how, wondering why? All I can do is try Wondering how, wondering why? All I can do is cry Singing nipple confusion, nipple confusion, nipple confusion (x2)
3.
You got one leg warmer You got one leg warmer You got one leg warmer And the other leg is bare X2 But you don't care, No you don't care You got one leg warmer And the other leg is bare You don't care You don't care You got one leg warmer And you're a bear RAWR You got two teeth You got two teeth You got two teeth and the rest of your mouth is bare (x2) But you don’t care no you don’t care You got two teeth and the rest of your mouth is bare But you don’t care no you don’t care you got two teeth, and you bite me like a bear You got three farts you got three farts you got three farts that you’re happy to share you got three farts you got three farts you got three farts and the first is just a scare but you don’t care no you don’t care you got three farts and the second is just air you don’t care no you don’t care you got three farts and the third will come to bear! you got four cheeks, you got four cheeks, you got four cheeks and all of them are bare (x2) but you don’t care, no you don’t care you got four cheeks and all of them are bare you don’t care, no you don’t care, you got four cheeks and all of them are bare you got five parents got five parents got five parents who never brush their hair (x2) but you don’t care, no you don’t care you got five parents, just as long as they are there but you don’t care, no you don’t care you got five parents and your head is bare you got seven days of the week you got seven days and you often sleep (x2) but you don’t care, no you don’t care you got seven days and one is shabbat! you don’t care, no you don’t care you got seven days and you hibernate like a bear you got all the diapers all the diapers all the diapers that you never wear (x2) but you don’t care, but you don’t care, you got all the diapers and you poop into the air you don’t care, no you don’t care you got all the diapers and your butt is bare!
4.
Elimination communication! (x3) That's how we're gonna pee Elimination communication! (x3) That's how we're gonna pee [nigun] Elimination communication! (x3) That's how we're gonna poo Elimination communication! (x3) That's how we're gonna poo [nigun] Elimination communication! (x3) That's how we're gonna pee Elimination communication! (x3) That's how it's gonna be [nigun] Elimination communication! (x3) That's how we're gonna poo Elimination communication! (x3) That's what we're gonna do [nigun]
5.
A few things in life are important to me I'm gonna tell you how it needs to be I like to sleep and I like to feed And if that doesn't happen, you'll hear from me... Milk or bounce!
6.
It’s not so bad To put something over your head It’s not so bad To put your arms through your sleeves It’s not so bad To put on your bear suit So you can go out and play But you can still cry Yeah, you can still cry You can still cry When we put on your clothes It’s not so bad To be strapped in your seat We’ll sing you songs And feed you boiled beets It’s not so bad To be in a car to meet your friends and see the world But you can still cry Yeah, you can still cry You can still cry When you are buckled in It’s not so bad When we put on your sunscreen It’s not so bad If it makes you scream (Just some face, legs, arm, cream) it’s pretty sad We broke the ozone so you Need protection from those sun beams But you can still cry Yeah, you can still cry You can still cry When we lotion you up Every feeling you have, baby You can tell it like it is This world is full injustice, baby We need your voice loud and clear When we take your toothbrush away Or your mama’s not near You can scream, shake, laugh, shout, baby Our love will always be here And you can still cry Yeah, you can still cry You can still cry When we won’t share their apple with you But you can still cry Yeah, you can still cry You can still cry When we won’t let you touch your poo Whatever other things we do
7.
The wheels on the bus go round and round... all through the town The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish... all through the town The horn on the bus goes honk honk honk... all through the town The driver on the bus says everyone is welcome! come on in, come on in! The driver on the bus says everyone is welcome! All through the town The baby on the bus says no border walls! Everyone is free, large and small The baby on the bus says no border walls, all through the town The Jews on the bus say Free Palestine, no antisemitism, let's bless this shabbes wine! The Jews on the bus say Free Palestine, all through the town The daddies on the bus say end the patriarchy, let's talk less and cry together! The daddies on the bus say end the patriarchy! All through the town The doors on the bus go open and shut, open and shut! All through the town The engine on the bus says no fossil fuel! Feed me veggie oil, the earth is too cool! The engine on the bus says no fossil fuel, all through the town The cats on the bus say meow meow meow! All through the town The chickens on the bus say no factory farms! We love linke fligl, why are we on a bus? The chickens on the bus say no factory farms! All through the town The white people on the bus say Black Lives Matter! Let's end racism in our generation. The white people on the bus say Black Lives Matter! Al through the town The money on the bus goes out the window, we'll barter instead, capitalism is dead! The money on the bus goes out the window, all through the town The artists on the bus say revolution now, sing a song, hip hooray! The artists on the bus say revolution now! All through the town. The wheels on the bus go round and round... all through the town
8.
There's no one just like you There's no one just like you There's no one just like me, there's no one just like me But I can still be sad, and I can still be mad And I can still be jealous, and I can still be mad (Parts over each other) So if you feel scared that someone's gonna leave, remember you're the only you that could ever be!
9.
I feel sad for the butterflies where do they go when it storms? Yeah I feel sad for the butterflies where do they go when it storms? (with their delicate wings when the rain comes down) Yeah I feel sad for the butterflies, where do they go when it storms? (when the rain comes down on their delicate wings) Do they find shelter in a tree? I hope they have some place to be I hope I see their colors tomorrow when the sun comes out They can't go back in their cocoon maybe they'll fly o'er the rain clouds, and up to the moon would they turn around, if they hurt this tune? I feel sad for the butterflies where do they go when it storms? Yeah I feel sad for the butterflies where do they go when it storms? (with their delicate wings when the rain comes down) And butterflies are so free, they don't know borders And butterflies are so free, they just know beauty (x2)
10.
You can splash the water You can splash the water You can splash the water with your hands You can kick the water You can kick the water You can kick the water with your feet

about

Nipple confusion: the tendency of an infant to unsuccessfully adapt between drinking milk from a parent’s body and bottle-feeding... after a bottle nipple, infants can forget the proper suction technique for a human nipple and/or be frustrated at the slower flow of human milk.

Conceived on a random afternoon hanging out with lots of queer friends and a baby, Nipple Confusion is inspired by a little one and the joyful mish-mosh of bio and queer family spread out over the U.S. and Canada who love them. (Conception - “Hey, Nipple Confusion would be a great band name! Let’s write a title track.”)

With songs written over a fourteen-month period, beginning with their mama’s labor and ending a little after their first birthday, Nipple Confusion addresses a breadth of topics, from parenting methodologies, to farts, to the importance of feeling your feelings. Unapologetically Jewish, queer, and political, you & your little friends and big friends can jam to niggunim about pooping, enjoy songs about bears, and envision a world without capitalism all on the same album. The songs on this album are for everyone, large and small, and are especially for families where “the love/around you/doesn’t look like a certain way”. This album is for you, in celebration of you, in a world that is better because of your light and goodness -- for queer families, and the child inside all of us.

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credits

released December 2, 2018

Produced by Aly Halpert & Ian McGuire
Recording, editing, mixing, & mastering by Ian McGuire
Cover art by Aly Halpert in collaboration with Rachel Beck
CD Design by Tommy Kubitsky

Back-up vocals: Margot Seigle, Nicole Bauman, & Zettie Shapey
Back-up baby noises: LoolisTown Bauman

Appreciations:
To Ian, for taking on this amazingly bizarre project with so much generosity!
To our many families, I am so glad we get to do so much together, support each other the whole way through, and sing together!
To Loolistown, who lights up a whole city’s worth of joy in my heart.

CD Production sponsored in part by "S.T.E.V.E. -- So That Eden Village Employees (Can Do Anything)"

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Aly Halpert Millerton, New York

Aly writes songs for community, collective liberation, & visioning different worlds.

Raised in Michigan, she splits her time between Millerton, NY middle schoolers, and teaching music at a camp in Putnam Valley, NY.

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