The Double Life of Amphibians

Two of a Kind

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I lead a double life (I lead a double life)
First in the water and then on the land
I lead a double life (I lead a double life)
I am an amphibian.

I'm a cold-blooded creature so I like to stay warm
I'm born in the water and then I transform
Metamorphosis is the name of this change
from gills to lungs, you know my parts rearrange


The very first animals that swam in the sea
adapted to survive, changing gradually.
It took millions of years until they walked on the earth
But this story is re-told with each amphibian birth


[spoken: Who are these amphibians, anyway?]
There's the Harlequin frog, with its brilliant yellow spots
Caecilians look like worms, and they can tie themselves in knots
The giant salamander can grow up to 5 feet long
and the Narrowmouth Toad sings a wailing song -

(Instrumental of Chorus)

I breathe and I drink through my delicate skin
which may help explain the mess that I'm in
The poisons people put in the water and air
They end up in me, so I get more than my share

(Chorus 2:)
I lead a troubled life (I lead a troubled life)
with pollution in the water, and trash on the land ...

We're watching the forests go up in smoke
We're losing our homes and it's making us croak
So leap to the cause, it's time to hop to it
If you don't help out, tell me who's gonna do it?

(Chorus 3:)
I lead a troubled life (I lead a troubled life)
with boats in the water, and malls on the land ...


Two of a Kind

About the Artist:
TWO OF A KIND delights audiences of all ages with their music, good humor and audience participation. David and Jenny Heitler-Klevans of TWO OF A KIND love bringing people together and building community through music. Their beautiful harmonies accompanied by David's powerful, rhythmic guitar playing and Jenny's multi-ethnic percussion instruments create magic on stage. An award-winning husband-wife duo, TWO OF A KIND presents concerts for families and children of all ages, including songs, puppets, movement, and stories - all with an emphasis on interaction and participation. Themes of songs and stories range from reading & books, friendship and animals to social issues such as the environment, conflict resolution and diversity. TWO OF A KIND helps audiences of all ages feel that they can create music and that they can make a difference in the world. “Our songs are written out of great respect for children - their experiences, their sophistication and their desire to explore big issues. Our goal is to provide quality music that speaks to children and adults, and helps them to become people who make a positive contribution to the world - and to have fun at the same time!”
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