"DIY" as written by and Suzanne Powell Delia Gaitskell....
Don't take, don't take, don't break my amateur art
Ne te moques pas, te fous pas, te fous pas, casses pas
Ne plaisantes pas avec mon art

We're the Blue Peter generation
Brought up on amateur creation
Check our hobbies and collections
Our lower middle class directions

My work's won kiddie competitions
Filled leisure time with my inventions
Read books that stretched imagination
I loved my breaktime education

Don't take, don't take, don't break my amateur art

I heart my art

Don't make, don't make, don't make a joke of my heart
Ne plaisantes pas avec mon art

DIY - Do or die
(Why don't you, sing write paint make?)
DIY - Do or die
DIY - oh why
(Why don't you, DIY)
DIY - do do do
DIY - why not

I heart my art
Ne plaisantes pas avec mon art

We're the pre-mixed generation
Buy into quicker-fix emotion
Grown up, want only-child attention
Fed up on going through the motions

Dress up and kill the television
Play names and word association
Paint sounds, electro conversation
Go games and adult education

Don't take, don't take, don't break my cut and paste art
I heart my art

Don't make, don't make, don't make a joke of my art
Ne plaisantes pas avec mon art

DIY - Do or die
(Why don't you, sing write paint make?)
DIY - Do or die
DIY - oh why
(Why don't you, DIY)
DIY - do do do
DIY - why not

Don't take, don't take, don't break my amateur art
I heart my art

Don't make, don't make, don't make a joke of my art
Ne plaisantes pas avec mon art

DIY - Do or die
(Why don't you...sing write paint make?)
DIY - Do or die
DIY - oh why
(Why don't you, DIY)
DIY - do do do
DIY - why not

I heart my art
Ne plaisantes pas avec mon art

DIY


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"Diy" as written by Suzanne Emma Powell Delia Gaitskell

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    General Commenti've been told that this is referencing their music (they do it by themselves) and people not respecting it. whatever it means, it's now my favorite song. so sad.
    babaorileyon February 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is talking about how today, kids don't live how they used to. society is too controling and we have less freedom now. i think thats what it means anyway... (:
    izzyr.i.don April 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentanybody knows what D I Y means?? maybe stupid question, but I can't imagine...
    cakeYon July 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDIY means 'do it yourself'.

    i love this song.
    sparklefaerieon July 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commenten.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    there you can get informations about DIY :P
    btwn such a lovely song. one of my favs...
    debaser.barbieon October 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis might be stupid. but does anyone know what the "Blue Peter generation" is?

    (L)
    jo.anna_bananaon October 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentblue peter is a television show created by bbc. this may or may not be what they are talking about, but i dont really like this song haha
    scottelyon November 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commentin blue peter, they had competitions on who made the best things...out of stuff like toilet roll tubes and yoghurt pots. when this generation were growing up, they all wanted their stuff on the show, and were really proud of their stuff etc...
    i think it's a nostalgic song, but also talking about their music at the moment...don't want their style stolen now, don't want their amateur blue peter creations made fun of :P
    sayonarasunshineon November 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentumm...i think it's just making fun of pretentious people. i can't imagine any other proper justification for the line "i heart my art"
    also they're saying "my work's won kiddie competitions" much like many pretentious people who are all like "well, i'm obviously better than you, pecause i was in so & so magazine, i mean yeah, it was when i was 9, but still, i am sooooo cool".
    and then they say: "grown up, want only child attention" which is a pretty perfect desription of the mentality of all those pretentious 20somethings that grew up in such sheltered environment, they don't know how to deal with the worl, and just push everyone away by being such a snob.
    also, they talk in french, and all the pretentious kids where i'm from are always like: "oh look i can say this in french, i totally tought myself. wow, watch me like, french inhale my cigarette. wow, i am so cool and french."
    trixie-trashon December 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love the way in the chorus everything that is said in English is said in French. made me really love French

    Don't take (ne prends pas)
    Don't take (voles pas), don't break (casses pas) my amateur art
    I heart my art
    Don't make (ne te moques pas)
    Don't make (te fous pas), don't make (te fous pas) a joke of my art
    (Ne plaisantes pas avec mon art)
    ebyrne288on April 27, 2008   Link

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