Do It Anyway (4:23)

Cover of The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind

From The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind and 1 other release

According to the Do It Anyway Songfacts there were two inspirations for this song - the birthday cards that Ben Folds mom used to give him and the response from the member of the crowd to how he introduced a ballad he was about to play.

“OKAY! Let’s try once again.

Have an unmastered track from the new Ben Folds Five album. It’s called “Do It Anyway”. The intensity of the track is typical of the rest of the album, but each song is quite different. That always was the way with our records I suppose. We’re nearly done and I think it’s a cracker.

Posting this track, preaching to our online choir along with a few select interviews - I’m thinking Nerdist - will be the extent of the album promotion for the run up to the September release.

I realize that it’s a luxury for us to promote only to fans. We’ve had the help of labels for years which gave us a leg up. The years of traditional promotion, soul draining as they might have been, affords us that luxury now. A start up band cannot easily do it this way. Our intention is not to ‘stick it to the man’. He’s quite stuck enough. We don’t care to create a new model. We’re just doing it the way it feels best this time around and quite honestly, making it up as we go along.

Please consider joining our label as Vice President of Promotion - There’s unlimited room for vices. We’ll credit you each in the LP vinyl album art somehow and if it won’t all fit then we’ll make poster art of names.


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  • siriusthinking

    "I used to not like you, now I think you're okay" is pretty much how I feel about most people.

    31 May 2013 Reply
  • ataritouchme

    (perhaps an insult to fans of both bands) this sounds like Phish. Rift, maybe.

    16 Apr 2013 Reply
  • acdcgnrrock

    Love this song. Just absolutely love it

    10 Jan 2013 Reply
  • theory_of_mind


    2 Oct 2012 Reply
  • richardneal

    And they're back!

    21 Sep 2012 Reply

    5 more weeks and i get to see them live in Pensacola!!! Been way too long

    14 Aug 2012 Reply
  • fakehead

    Midgetto speaks the truth.

    12 Jul 2012 Reply
  • shug94

    Heard this on the radio this morning, and it seems awesome!

    18 May 2012 Reply
  • MaxPizza

    This is only a demo? Hot shit!

    12 May 2012 Reply
  • phoenix528

    Reminds me a lot of "The Last Polka"

    10 May 2012 Reply
  • Midgetto52

    I'm so excited for this new album. THIS is the Ben Folds I love. Way to Normal wasn't that bad and the Hornby collab had some gems, but this is Ben Folds that has grown on me. His lyricism and quick paced piano, its all here.

    6 May 2012 Reply
  • Lennart111

    I realy like it. I think the new album will be awesome.

    6 May 2012 Reply
  • joely84

    Awesome track! Cannot wait for the new album.

    5 May 2012 Reply

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