Peter Alsop

Music for Children and Adults

I Can If I Wanna

From the album Pluggin' Away Buy Now

- ignoring the negative voice inside us

I CAN IF I WANNA!

Inside ev’rybody, way down deep inside   

There’s a little Neggy, ... who’s never satisfied 

You try your best when life gets rough  

The Neggy says,  (Not good enough!)

You won’t make it!  You’re unfit!      

You can’t do it!  You should quit!)   

Know what I say?

 

Cho:  Well I     

Can if I wanna!  (Can not!)  Can too!         

Yes I can if I wanna, I can do it!       

I can if I wanna!  (Can not!)  Can too!     

Yes I can if I wanna, so can you!!   

Chorus

 

A Neggy needs to stop you, when you try something new

Because you might learn something, and every time you do,

Your Neggy starts to shrink away

It hates to go, so it may say,

(Y’can’t try that!  You’re bound to flop!

For your own good, you better stop!)

Know what I say?  Well,

Chorus

Whistling Chorus

 

Don’t believe a Neggy, they tell the biggest lies

If you think you can’t do it, they grow to twice their size!

Then you haven’t got a chance,

Won’t learn to sing or cook or dance

So don’t be scared that you might fail

Just grab that Neggy by the tail, ... and

You know what to say!  Well,

Chorus (x2)

 

Written by Peter Alsop, ©1987, Moose School Music (BMI)

On Pluggin’ Away & Songs On Recovery and Addictionwww.peteralsop.com

 

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