In Transit the Musical - Do What I Do Lyrics

A New A Cappella Musical on Broadway (2016)
In Transit the Musical - Do What I Do Lyrics

"Do What I Do" is a song performed by Margo Seibert (Jane) from the musical IN TRANSIT.

JANE
I AM AN ACTOR...OR AN “ACTRESS”...OR “WHATEVER”
GOT A FANCY COLLEGE THEATRE DEGREE
I TOLD MYSELF I’D BE ON BROADWAY BY THIRTY
BUT I BLINKED, AND POOF! I TURNED THIRTY-THREE

IT'S A GAME OF SURVIVAL, BUT HEY, THAT’S THE BIZ
AND NEW YORK IS MAD EXPENSIVE, BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS
I GOT TEMPING SKILLS
TO PAY MY BILLS
THAT'S MY SCHEME 'TIL MY DREAM COMES TRUE
SO I DO WHAT I DON’T REALLY DO
SO I CAN DO WHAT I DO DO

THAT’S WHAT I DO
UH HUH
DOOBIE DOOBIE DO


JANE
IT’S NOT SO BAD, I ANSWER CALLS, I PRINT REPORTS
WHEN NO ONE’S LOOKING, USE AN OFFICE SUPPLY

Booya!

JANE (CONT’D)
I TYPE AND FILE WHILE I HUM STEPHEN SCHWARTZ
CRAMMED IN MY CORNER OF THE CORPORATE SKY
EV'RY JOB’S GOT SOMETHIN’, MAKES IT EASY TO BEAR
LIKE THIS SWANKY MIDTOWN OFFICE
OVERLOOKING TIMES SQUARE
OUT MY WINDOW I SEE
A BROADWAY MARQUEE
AND TO ME, THAT'S A HELL OF A VIEW
REMINDING ME I DO WHAT I DON'T REALLY DO

BOXMAN
(TICKS A CLOCK)

JANE
...SO I CAN DO WHAT I DO...DO

A SURVIVAL JOB IS A STEPPING STONE
BEFORE YOU BECOME WHO YOU ARE
I MEAN, MADONNA WAS A COAT CHECK GIRL
BEFORE SHE BECAME A GLOBAL STAR
MERYL STREEP WAITED TABLES
MARLON BRANDO –- HE DUG DITCHES
LIZA AND BARBRA AND PATTI LUPONE
NEVER HAD A DAY JOB...

ALL
BITCHES!

JANE
BUT HARRISON FORD AND JESUS CHRIST
BOTH SURVIVED ON CARPENTRY
THEY PAID THEIR DUES ON THE ROAD
TO GREATNESS JUST LIKE ME!


MS. WILLIAMS
Morning Jane! 
JANE
Morning, Ms. Williams.


MS. WILLIAMS
I need you to channel your powers, and proof the entire annual report by 1pm.

JANE
I got it. I’ll work through lunch.

MS. WILLIAMS
Gettin’ it done, Jane.

JANE
You bet! That’s what I do. I’m gonna miss my audition.

WHAT AM I DOING?...I’M AN “ACTOR”...OR “WHATEVER”
BUT I’M MAKING SELF DELUSION AN ART
AND I’LL GO CRAZY IN AN OFFICE ONE MORE SECOND
I’LL BUST OUT OF HERE BY GETTING THIS PART!

I SEE PEOPLE WHO GIVE UP AND
LEAVE THE BIZ EV’RY YEAR
AND YEAH, I’M THIRTY-THREE,
BUT BABY -- I'M STILL HERE!
THOUGH I’M NOT THERE YET
I CAN’T FORGET THAT I BET
ON MYSELF COMING THROUGH 
JANE (CON’T)
I’M NOT GONNA DO WHAT I DON’T REALLY DO
I GOTTA DO WHAT I DO...DO
OH YEAH,
I GOTTA DO WHAT I DO…DO
WHOA…WHOA
I GOTTA DO WHAT I DO
DOO N DOO DOO N DOO DOO N DOO
DO WHAT I DO DO DO
I GOTTA DO WHAT I

ALL
DOO!

[Thanks to James Allen Ford and Nicole K for lyrics]

In Transit the Musical Do What I Do Lyrics

Other Album Songs: In Transit the Musical Songs
Do What I Do lyrics from IN TRANSIT the musical