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Go Do!

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So, leave it to a Ford commercial to make me feel like doing stuff.  Like fun stuff, canoeing, camping, hiking, skiing, living… Watching TV the other night I saw a commercial for a new Ford Explorer. At the time I didn’t notice what car it was but I remember the feeling I had watching it. I wanted to do everything in it, it all looked like so much fun.  I guess it’s not enough to just try and sell you the car anymore, now they’re trying to sell you the life to go with it. Well, I don’t need the car, but man, I need a life!! After four months of sitting around feeling lousy I’m seriously so freakin’ ready to go outside and do something. I’m up to brisk walks and ten minute rides around the block but I want more!

The song for this commercial really caught my ear, you know, to go with the life I was being sold. Thanks to google, my fingertips and the words “new ford commercial song” I instantly found the song I’d heard just moments earlier. The name? Go Do. If ever I needed a mantra that time would be NOW, and these simple words blew through me like a gust of wind on a mountaintop. Go! Do! Yes Please! I could use a lot more going and doing these days, and although I’m not quite there yet, I am bursting with just wanting to go and do!

Of course I bought the song by singer Jonsi on iTunes and I’ve listened to it many times.  It’s a feel-good song.  It’s also nearly impossible to understand the words he is singing.  So I googled that too and found the lyrics:

Go Do by Jonsi

Go sing too loud
Make your voice break – Sing it out
Go scream do shout
Make an earthquake…

You wish fire would die and turn colder
You wish your love could see you grow older
We should always know that we can do anything

Go drum do go out
Make your hands ache – Play it out
Go march through crowds
Make your day break…

You wish silence released noise in tremors
You wish I know it surrender to summers
We should always know that we can do everything

Go do you´ll know how to
Just let yourself fall into landslide

Go do you´ll know how to
Just let yourself give into low tide

Go do!

Tie strings to clouds
Make your own lake – Let it flow
Throw seeds to sprout
Make your own break – Let them grow

Let them grow (Endless summers)
Let them grow (Endless summers)

(Go do endless summers)

You will survive we´ll never stop wonders
You and sunrise will never fall under

You will survive we´ll never stop wonders
You and sunrise will never fall under
We should always know that we can do anything

Go do!

Sounds like fun to me.  I think I’m going to buy a drum.

One thought on “Go Do!

  1. Thanks for a great talk in Victoria last week Kristina! It really got me thinking about why I participate in sport and the answer I came up with is just this – I love being outside and experiencing nature, especially with people that I love. The competitive aspect is just about trying to improve and test my skills, and also a good excuse to travel and make friends and play outside as much as possible!

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