Do Your Best and Don’t Worry

Morrissey is a musician I really know nothing about, but I caught today’s song on a weekend radio program. 

“Do Your Best and Don’t Worry” guided me through some stressful times and helped me focus my intentions on those things that I could control or influence. (And, as I explained in my post on Arkells’ song “Deadlines”: If preparing for a particularly busy day, I would likewise begin the day early by playing today’s song on my iYiYi iPod dock.

Today, the song came into my mind when I thought of some of the excellent and factual advice we’ve been getting from dedicated, hard-working government officials who are leading COVID-19 responses, specifically a line from one public health leader: “Take this seriously. But don’t panic.” To me, the title of today’s song is synonymous with that directive.

Also, it’s a great song if you’re feeling cooped up today, like many of us are; I challenge you not to feel like getting your air-band on with the guitar or drum parts. The drum part is my favourite, though not by a considerable margin.

Now you know a little about why this is my song of the day for today. Thanks for joining me here, and please enjoy. (But if you’re still at work and have an office, you might want to close the door first.) 

Here’s the audio of the song. It’s not an official version, but it has the option for 1080p playback. Ready, band? 1, 2, 3, 4…

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