The Offhand Band - Do It (duet)

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A duet that's not a love song.

More info on this song can be found here: theoffhandband.com/2010/09/do-it-duet/?postTabs=1

lyrics

Player: The board games are out, the markers and paints
The buildings, cars and animals, too
I've run outta room, so off I will go
To someplace where there's more I can do

Worker: Just wait, not so fast, we've got to clean up
Player: Not now, I'm in the mood to keep playin'
Worker: That's always your mood, to put the work off
Player: You know I just don't care what you're sayin'

Player: Don't do it
Worker: When do I get my turn?
Player: Don't do it
Worker: When will we ever learn?
Too many people don't clean up after themselves
Don't want to be afraid of our closets and shelves

Worker: Just do it
Player: Worried 'bout what gets done
Worker: Just do it
Player: I'd much rather have fun
Both: There's something that I really wanna do, so let's just hop to it
Please
Player: Don't
Worker: Just
Both: Do it

Worker: When we leave a mess, bad things can occur
A trip could mean a hospital stay
And even if not, it might break our stuff
Thus leaving us with nothing to play

Player: You worry too much, you just need a rest
Worker: From what, when you just string me along?
Player: I've got just the thing, now, where did it go?
Worker: If we'd cleaned up, it wouldn't be gone!

Worker: Don't do it
Player: Worried 'bout what gets done
Worker: Don't do it
Player: I'd much rather have fun
Too many people living too bored and too sad
Don't wanna be like them, I just wanna be glad

Player: Just do it
Worker: When do I get my turn?
Player: Just do it
Worker: When will we ever learn?
Both: There's something that I really wanna do, so let's just hop to it
Please
Worker: Don't
Player: Just
Both: Do it

Both: I want one thing, you want another
But perhaps we two can find common ground
What if both things could help each other?
Could some sugar help the medicine go down?

Player: Hey, board game, watch out, right there in your box
Worker: A black hole sucks your pieces right in
Player: And here's a T-Rex who eats art supplies
Worker: And looks just like an art supply bin

Player: There's still so much left, all over the place
As if hit by ten meteorites
Work: Well, lucky for us, Space Rescue Team's here
Heroically setting all back to rights

Both: Let's duet
Worker: We'll get everything done
Both: Let's duet
Player: While we have lots of fun
Both: The puzzle's now complete where before there were pieces
Like peanut butter and chocolate makin' a Reese's

Both: Let's duet
Player: We can both share a turn
Both: Let's duet
Worker: That's the best thing to learn
Both: There's something that we really wanna do so let's just hop to it
Player: Sure
Worker: Yes
Both: Let's duet

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from Songwriting Cycle #1, released October 1, 2010
The Offhand Band

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