How to Do The Thing! A Pep Talk! …no. SONG!

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Hello Brains!

Okay, so, appaaaarently it wasn’t enough to just WRITE the song…I also had to learn it, record it, shoot like 68 scenes of me doing things you said you’d do…3 weeks later, ENJOY!!! Hope you like it!
(If it gets annoying, you can turn it off as soon as you do the thing 😉 )

Capo 3

G
Hello Brains! For this New Year
D
I wrote a silly song for you
Em
To encourage and annoy you into
D
Doing things you said you’d do


150 BPM
G
Brush your hair, make your bed
D
Get a job that you don’t hate
Em
Practice cursive every day
Bm D
Don’t forget to meditate

G
Actually get out of bed
D
and be less self deprecating
A
Use a pomodoro timer
D
Spend 5 hours animating

G
Say some mantras, do some pull-ups
D
Exercise your chest and core
Em
Be more honest ‘bout your feelings
Bm D
Take yourself to movies more

G
Only eat out once a month
D
Write 3 pages every day
A
Get to sleep before midnight
D
Play piano on Tuesdays

Bridge:

G
Goals can be intimidating
Am D
Falling short can be frustrating
A
But here’s a simple Brain-proof method
D D7
That I’ll share with you


CHORUS:

Super cheery, 170 BPM
G
Do it badly
D
Do it terribly
C D
Write 3 pages that no one would read
G D
You have so many reasons to do these things
A D
And none of you said you’d do them perfectlyyyyy

So —

G
Get a ukulele, play it,
D
Use your planner every day
Em
Dance like no one’s watching you
Bm D
Do your laundry every Sunday (alt: on Sundays)
Opt:Read your bible, keep the faith
G
Pack your bag and pick out clothes
D
The night before so you’re not late
A
Exercise 3 days a week
D
Sing cause it makes choir way…
Easier…

G
Practice oboe, do your push-ups
D
Brush your teeth and wash your face
Em
Ignore your phone until you’re ready
Bm D
So you don’t procrastinate

G
Drink some water, take a selfie
D
And do not forget to eat
A
Wash the dishes every night
D
Program at least twice a week

And
G
Do it badly
D
Do it terribly
C D
Take a selfie that no one will see
G D
You have so many reasons to do these things
A D
Way more important than doing them perfectlyyyyy

So

G
Stick to the routines you’ve built;
D
Reach out to friends and family
Em
Write a little every day.
Bm D
So you’ll finish that book, Leigh!

G
Work before your boyfriend gets home
D
Take an hour just for you
A
Pray and read devotionals
D
walk 10 minutes, hula hoop

G
Do your homework after school and
D
Get rid of toxicity.
Em
Adventure every Thursday so you
Bm D
Don’t resent all your routines —

G
Take your meds, draw before bed
D
Walk up 8 whole flights of stairs
A
Daily coding challenges and
D
Be more present with your kids

And
G
Do it badly
D
Do it terribly
C D
Code a solution that won’t work gen’rally
G D
You have so many reasons to do these things
A D
And seriously, please don’t do them perfectly —
You’ll make the rest of us look really bad and we don’t like that —

CODA? SECOND BRIDGE?:
G
I understand perfectionism
Am D
I even made this video
A
But sometimes being perfect can mean
D
Just doing it at all
G
So if you want to ever be good
Am D
Don’t let perfect get in your way
A
Make lots of pots
Like Hank Green
D
And you know someday

G
It won’t be badly
D
Might not be perfectly,
C D
But you’ll write something that someone will read
G D
You have so many reasons to do these things
A D
And next year you’ll be proud of you, just wait and see —

If you

G
Journal, tap dance, walk your dog
D
More often, study Arabic
Em
French or Japanese, Italian
Bm D
Write down your accomplishments

G
Put your phone down after work
D
Go outside, eat a vegetable
A
Practice watercolor painting
D
Don’t end all your texts with “LOL”

G
Start your projects when you get them
D
Tweet and post on Instagram
Em
Buy a wig and wear it daily
Bm D
— stick to your study plans

G
Find accountabili-buddies
D
Be creative every day
A
Start your blog or YouTube channel and
D
Iiiii’ll be here to say…(?)

G
Do it badly
D
Do it terribly
C
Write a song for your viewers

And mess it up entirely
G D
You’ve got so many reasons to do these things
A D
And don’t worry, cause there’s no such thing as perfectly —
G
Just done.

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WE WROTE A SONG!!
Get the “The Fish Song” on…
…iTunes: http://bit.ly/fishsongitunes
…Google Music: http://bit.ly/fishsonggp
…Amazon: http://bit.ly/fishsongamazon

(let me know if you guys want this one on iTunes and such too!)

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