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Kacey Musgraves on Doing Good Is Hard, So Do Your Own Thing

If you save yourself for marriage
You’re a bore
If you don’t save yourself for marriage
You’re a hor … rible person
If you won’t have a drink
Then you’re a prude
But they’ll call you a drunk
As soon as you down the first one

If you can’t lose the weight
Then you’re just fat
But if you lose too much
Then you’re on crack
You’re damned if you do
And you’re damned if you don’t
So you might as well just do
Whatever you want
So

Make lots of noise
Kiss lots of boys
Or kiss lots of girls
If that’s something you’re into
When the straight and narrow
Gets a little too straight
Roll up a joint, or don’t
Just follow your arrow
Wherever it points, yeah
Follow your arrow
Wherever it points

If you don’t go to church
You’ll go to hell
If you’re the first one
On the front row
You’re self-righteous
Son of a-
Can’t win for losing
You’ll just disappoint ’em
Just ’cause you can’t beat ’em
Don’t mean you should join ’em

So make lots of noise
Kiss lots of boys
Or kiss lots of girls
If that’s something you’re into
When the straight and narrow
Gets a little too straight
Roll up a joint, or don’t
Just follow your arrow
Wherever it points, yeah
Follow your arrow
Wherever it points

Say what you think
Love who you love
‘Cause you just get
So many trips ’round the sun
Yeah, you only
Only live once

So make lots of noise
Kiss lots of boys
Or kiss lots of girls
If that’s what you’re into
When the straight and narrow
Gets a little too straight
Roll up a joint, I would
And follow your arrow
Wherever it points, yeah
Follow your arrow
Wherever it points


One thought on “Kacey Musgraves on Doing Good Is Hard, So Do Your Own Thing

  1. Compare to Kent M. Keith’s “Paradoxical Commandments”:

    1. People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
      Love them anyway.
    2. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
      Do good anyway.
    3. If you are successful, you win false friends and true enemies.
      Succeed anyway.
    4. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
      Do good anyway.
    5. Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
      Be honest and frank anyway.
    6. The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
      Think big anyway.
    7. People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
      Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
    8. What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
      Build anyway.
    9. People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
      Help people anyway.
    10. Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
      Give the world the best you have anyway.

    These commandments were made famous by Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity. Their version ends: “Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway. In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.”

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