Do It Yourself

from Total Hero Team by MJ Hibbett (and Steve)



The big finale for "Total Hero Team" - I sometimes think this would be better if it had more GAGS in it, but then again maybe i should trust to the EMOTIONAL TRUTH of it. It certainly seemed to work at gigs, ESPECIALLY the bit towards the end where we explain "what happened next". That was FUN!

My favourite bit, however, is the line "the only way to start is to start". I think that might be the BEST THING what i have ever written!


What's the point in wasting time, waiting to be discovered
Auditioning for the future, desperate for the Judges smile?
Finally I've realised that I should not have bothered
From now on I'm gonna do whatever I like
I've decided not to wait for anyone's permission
I've decided not to care if no-one gives a toss
I've decided not to base any more decisions
On the opinions of the boss

I've listened to my heart
It says: the only way to start is to start
So let's start:

We're gonna do-do-do-do do it ourselves
We're gonna do-do-do-do do it ourselves
Don't need a sponsorship deal
Because we're keeping it real
We're gonna do it - do it ourselves

When Captain Oates decided that he didn't want his biscuits
His decision to nip out was made independently.
John Snow ignored convention and deduced the source of cholera
He saved lives and invented epidemiology
The world wide web was invented in one office in Switzerland
Fox hunting is illegal partly 'cause of the Hunt Sabs
Einstein had a full-time job when he was first published
Mike Nesmith's mum invented Tippex at home in the bath

They listened to their hearts
Which said: the only way to start is to start
So let's start:

We're gonna do-do-do-do do it ourselves
We're gonna do-do-do-do do it ourselves
They didn't wait for The Man
To tell them all right, you can
They went and did it - they did it themselves

Ladies and Gentleman, boys and girls, thank you very much for coming to see Total Hero Team, starring Mr Steven Hewitt...
And the international Rock Star MJ Hibbett!
We hope you enjoyed it, and in case you were wondering what happened next – here's what happened next!
Chester Champion inspired a whole range of local independent pubs, destroying Weatherspoons forever!
IT Guy went on to become a hero to millions by creating a version of iTunes that actually works.
The Woman-Droid is doing Strictly this year..
And The United Statesman is in the audience for every episode.
Smart Alex now runs a Doctor Who fansite.
And Boris Johnson became the next leader of the Conservative Party.
And, within a week, the final leader of the Conservative Party.
And Fufu The Future Kitten... will be back to try again the same time tomorrow.

We're gonna do-do-do-do do it ourselves
We're gonna do-do-do-do do it ourselves
And if you enjoyed the show
Please tell people that you know
Because we did it - we did it ourselves!


from Total Hero Team, released February 28, 2014


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MJ Hibbett & The Validators have performed live on Radio One, had a Record Of The Year in Rolling Stone, an Album Of The Day on 6Music, released one of the first ever viral videos, toured the UK and Europe, featured in an Edinburgh Fringe Festival show, and recorded a science fiction rock opera, all while maintaining their complete independence from outside record labels. ... more

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