You've Got to Do It

“You can make believe it happens,
Or pretend that something’s true.
You can wish or hope or contemplate
A thing you’d like to do.
But until you start to do it,
You will never see it through
‘Cause the make-believe pretending
Just won’t do it for you.

(Chorus)
You’ve got to do it.  Every little bit,
You’ve got to do it, do it, do it.
And when you’re through,
You can know who did it,
For you did, you did it, you did it.

If you want to ride a bicycle
And ride it straight and tall.
You can’t simply sit and look at it
“Cause it won’t move at all.
But it’s you who have to try it.
And it’s you who have to fall (sometimes)
If you want to ride a bicycle
And ride it straight and tall.

(Chorus)
You’ve got to do it.  Every little bit,
You’ve got to do it, do it, do it.
And when you’re through,
You can know who did it,
For you did, you did it, you did it.

*** This verse Fred wrote but  rarely sang ***

It’s not easy to keep trying,
But it’s one good way to grow.
It’s not easy to keep learning,
But I know that this is so:
When you’re tried and learned,
You’re bigger than you were a day ago.
It’s not easy to keep trying,
But it’s one way to grow. ”

Written by Fred Rogers
One of many songs written and song by Fred.
To listen to Fred  Sing it download it here.
You’ve Got to Do It.mp3

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