Thursday, May 30, 2013

Everybody says don't (Harold Lloyd-style)




Everybody says don't
Everybody says don't
Everybody says don't, it isn't right,
Don't, it isn't nice.




Everybody says don't
Everybody says don't
Everybody says don't walk on the grass,
Don't disturb the peace,
Don't skate on the ice.



Well I say do, I say,
Walk on the grass, it was meant to feel.
I say, sail, 
Tilt at the windmill
And if you fail you fail.




Everybody says don't
Everybody says don't
Everybody says don't get out of line
When they say that then, maybe it's a sign
Nine times out of ten,
Baby you're doing just fine.




Make just a ripple, come on be brave
This time a ripple, next time a wave
Sometimes you have to start small,
Climbing the tiniest wall -
Maybe you're going to fall
But it is better than not starting at all.




Everybody says no, stop,
Mustn't rock the boat, mustn't touch a thing




Everybody says don't
Everybody says wait
Everybody says can't fight city hall
Can't upset the cart
Can't laugh at the King.




Well, I say do, I say,
Laugh at the King, or he'll make you cry
Lose your poise
Fall if you have to, but come on, make a noise!





Yes!
Everybody says don't
Everybody says can't





Everybody says wait around for miracles
That's the way the world is made





I insist on miracles
If you do them, miracles, nothing to them
I say don't...


Don't be afraid!




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