"Do What You Do" as written by and Shaant Timothy/czum Hacikyan....
No one is telling me the speed I should be traveling
So watch me take the lead
No one is telling me the speed I should be traveling
So watch me take the lead, yeah

There is an engine in my body
With every beat it lets me breathe
There is a machine within my body
If I could keep up with that machine that's in my body
I could do anything, be anything, see anything
I can feel the beat within my body
If I keep up with it could I catch myself?

[Chorus: Repeat 2X]
Have you ever been fake for the sake of saving face?
You can work, you can play
From the cradle to the grave
Doesn't matter what they say

Quick, quick, quick, come fix me up
I need to make my move (make my move)
This damn machine doesn't work the way that it used to
But that's what I get for taking it for granted
(I never even meant it, never even meant it)
That's what I get for taking it for granted
(No, I never even meant it, never even meant it)
If I keep up with it can I catch myself?

[Chorus]

No one is telling me the speed I should be traveling
So watch me take the lead (watch me take the lead)
No one is telling me the speed I should be traveling
So watch me take the lead (watch me take the lead)
No one is telling me the speed I should be traveling (no one, no one)
So watch me, watch me take the lead

[Chorus]
Doesn't matter what they say


Lyrics submitted by fedorov1fan

"Do What You Do" as written by Jeffrey Martin Czum Shaant Timothy Hacikyan

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General Commentwell when i first heard this song, i thought it meant like he'll do what he wants and be who he wants to be, but then when i thought about it, could it be about a relationship? I know people get tired of people always thinking song are about love or relationships, but this part...

    Quick, quick, quick, come fix me up
    I need to make my move (make my move)
    This damn machine doesn't work the way that it used to
    But that's what I get for taking it for granted
    (I never even meant it, never even meant it)
    That's what I get for taking it for granted
    (I never even meant it, never even meant it)


    seems to me like hes trying to make a move on a girl. so lets see if i can break it down farther...





    No one is telling me
    The speed I should be traveling
    So watch me take the lead
    No one is telling me
    The speed I should be traveling
    So watch me take the lead
    Yeah...




    Okay, this could mean no one is telling him he can't take the relationship too fast, so he'll take it as fast as he wants, and basically control the girl.

    however, it could also mean he can be the lead of whatever (become president etc) because no one told him otherwise




    There is an engine in my body
    With every beat it lets me breathe
    There is a machine within my body
    If I can keep up with that machine that's in my body
    Well, I can do anything, be anything, see anything
    I can feel the beat within my body



    The machine could be his heart and he sees a girl that takes his breath away, but if he can keep up with it he can say anything to her, once again, basically have her wrapped around her finger.

    It could also mean if he follows his heart he can do anything...




    If I keep up with it, could I catch myself?



    This line could be hes wondering if he could catch himself before he makes a mistake if he keeps up with his heart






    Have you ever been fake
    For the sake of saving face?


    Could mean being a fake to impress a girl or being fake to get out of trouble...



    You can work, you can play
    From the cradle to the grave
    Doesn't matter what they say
    Have you ever been fake
    For the sake of saving face?
    You can move as you may
    From the cradle to the grave
    Doesn't matter what they say




    He doesn't care what people say, he gonna do what he wants from birth til the day he dies.






    "Quick, quick, quick, come fix me up
    I need to make my move (make my move)
    This damn machine doesn't work the way that it used to
    But that's what I get for taking it for granted
    (I never even meant it, never even meant it)
    That's what I get for taking it for granted
    (I never even meant it, never even meant it)"




    This is what really got me thinking it was about the girl. it seems to me like his heart skipped a beat because he found a girl he really likes, and now hes nervous about making a move on her, when it normally comes easy.


    However, it could also mean somethings getting in the way of him following his heart or he comes to realize that maybe hes not always right.



    and the rest is just repeating



    So it could be taken either way...
    CaleiaRoxon July 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfrom cradle to the grave: birth to death
    so it's like about, doing what you want because you can
    devinxdisasteron June 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI personally take this song as basically be yourself instead of trying to be something else just because people might not "like" the real you.
    xSingxUsxAxSongxon June 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentis it see anything? or say anything?
    dec0rated_emergencyon July 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti strongly agree with xsingxusxaxsongx. be yourself. and dec0ratedemergency its correct already.
    atticusflame182on July 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is totally about being who you want to be and not being fake just so that everybody will like you more. Be true to yourself and dont worry about what others think.
    theatreandbutterroxon July 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like this song... but this website dosent have my fav song of this awesome band :( if you like them listen to thier song, curse of the curves
    pbc_girlon August 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti feel like it could just be about life in general. be what you are really about, follow your own instincts. the engine in the body is you, your mind, instinct. its not working because so many people are being controled by the people around and not being true to themselves.

    the song is like saying, dont worry about what other people say or think, you only live once, so you have to live true to yourself.

    making your move doesnt have to be on a girl, it could just be making a move to better yourself in life.

    and taking it for granted, is just taking granted for the life we are given, so why be fake just to please others?

    surprised at the little comments this song receives. i really dig this song because I'm 19 and know what it feels like to be fake just to be please others. i've done it, i've seen it... this is a very uplifting song and i absolutely love it :)
    donnyz89on September 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti personally think the beginning of this song sounds like who wont get fooled again by the who


    just my opinion but it does...
    agirlfromohioon February 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt sounds like Shaant is saying that you cant please everybody, so literally; do what you do, because you can only ever make yourself happy in this life.


    "You can work, You can play,
    From the cradle to the grave,
    Doesn't matter what they say"

    Also, Don't listen to what others have to say, because it really doesn't matter. :)
    MissInformedon February 08, 2009   Link

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