Be a Doer

Story Behind The Song

Be a Doer was originally a Christian Song (Gotta Be a Doer). For my new CD, I decided to rewrite it for a secular audience and direct the motivation to school children to work hard, stay focused and learn teamwork. I borrowed the rap section from a song of mine called Teamwork (Motivate with Mrs. Kate).

Song Description

Highly motivational, this song starts and ends with a powerful train sound. The driving beat and energy of this song will get kids revved up about working hard, doing their best, staying focused and cooperating as a team.

Song Length 2:33 Genre Unique - Children, Folk - Contemporary
Tempo Medium Fast (131 - 150) Lead Vocal Mixed Vocals
Mood Ecstatic, In High Spirits Subject Philosophy, Determination
Similar Artists Raffi, Laurie Berkner Language English
Era 2000 and later


You've gotta be a doer
Not just a listen to-er
You've gotta be a do do do do doer.
You've gotta be a doer
Not just a listen to-er
You've gotta be a do do do do doer.
You've gotta gotta work
And focus on your task
Make an effort to cooperate
We will achieve success
When we all give it our best
In everything we do and say.

RAP 1: We're teaming up our talent,
Our ideas and our skills.
No one's gonna stop us
Cuz we can and yes, we will

RAP 2: We believe in quality,
We're bound to make it great.
Here's how we work together
We are Team Cooperate!

Perfect song for kids. Pro production

All aboard! This train doesn't just sit still, it moves! As the train leaves, the chorus immediately gives its biggest hook and punch: the stuttering do-do-do-do-doer. The melody is almost silly but delightful and it works! We even have some children rapping out more motivational messages about cooperation, and does it get across? Yes, very w-w-w-w-well!

I have 5 kids age 2 - 13. I know a good bit of Laura Berkner and Raffi. This fights right in. Great quality of recording, great use of arrangement with the kids voices and the train idea. Connecting "doer" to the idea of a train that just keeps on chugging. Great guitar solo, great ending. Very good.

Mrs Kate does it again! I love the beat and all the instruments are mixed perfectly, great lead vocals and I love all the wonderful voices of the children as well, great recording!

Lyrics Kate Carpenter Music Kate Carpenter
Producer Jamie DeFrates Publisher Kate Carpenter
Performance Kate Carpenter Label Kate Carpenter
This track is on 4 Member Playlists
Playlist Creator Playlist Name Date Added
Ionut Mirel Udrea My Favourites Songs 6/10/2017
Ionut Mirel Udrea My Top Songs 6/10/2017
Ionut Mirel Udrea Best Unique 6/10/2017
Nick Fuse Songs of Inspiration 3/17/2017

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