- 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?
Chorus: 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!!
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,
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,
Written by Peter Alsop, ©1987, Moose School Music (BMI)