Song for “April” – Work It Out Yourself

In my list of 50 goals and plans for 2010 I wrote “6.1 Write an album’s-worth of new songs and record them by the end of the year” which I’m interpreting as one song per month.

Here is the song from “April” — meaning I didn’t write a song in April, and I’m now catching up. I wrote this song last night, and recorded it just this afternoon. I’ve not played the guitar much, due to being away all of April, and my fingers now hurt quite a bit.

The song is called Work It Out Yourself, and was inspired by someone on the internet asking how me to do something quite simple. It made me think of the XKCD “Tech Support Cheat Sheet” comic.

So I wrote a song, not about computers specifically, but about the idea of doing the work yourself, so next time you have the same problem you’ll just know what to do.

The song is less than a day old, so I’m sure it will change and improve over time. Maybe, with a bit more practice, I’ll even be able to sing it properly.

XKCD 627: 'Hey Megan, it's your father. How do I print out a flowchart?'


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