Do What You Love

Do What You Love

Amanda Rose Riley's picture



Do What You Love (50/90 - Children's Song Album Challenge)

Liner Notes: 

I haven't written much since February and I've felt like I've been blocked because I only want to write great songs (which is an impossible requirement to put on yourself), so I just freeze up and never finish anything. As a warm-up to start off 50/90, I set a challenge to myself to write an album of children's songs as quickly as possible, ideally in 1-2 days. I thought it would be a good challenge since I've always wanted to try children's songs (I love kids and for some reason many become obsessed with my singing even though I don't write kids songs), and they are *supposed* to be lyrically and musically simple, so I don't have to chastise myself for not being creative enough. Although I think I managed to make some of them too long and lyrically complicated anyway, haha.

I'm doing pretty well so far; July 6th was the first day I worked on it and I finished 6 songs and I'm at least moderately proud of most of them! Just need to record them. I came up with concepts for 11 songs in total so I'm aiming to finish those other 5 today or tomorrow, or at least get to 10 which is a decent sized album. Then onto the next challenge I set for myself, TBA!


Don't give up
When someone tells you it's impossible
They only say that because they failed
Or didn't even want to try
Just like they said it
About every great invention
And every great idea that came before your dream

But do what you love, do what you love
Four simple words to live by
It's all you're gonna need for the rest of your life
Do what you love, do what you love
Do what you love

Don't give up
When you're starting to get really tired
Or even if you're taking a risk
And you're starting to get scared
Remember the dream
And the future that your mind can see
As long as you know it's what you want
You gotta keep that fire burning

And if you love to write, you need to write
And if you love to sing, you need to sing
And if you want to work with numbers, if you want to cure a disease
Or play a sport on a field, you can do anything

Now there might be times when you have to wait
But every time you get the chance in any way
Do what you love, do what you love...

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


TheTau's picture

Love Inspirational songs, they work especially good in Children songs.
You've got it in this one.