Music for the Try Harder podcast series.
Hosted by Justin Matson & Katie Low Strandberg
Vocals by Analise Nelson & Dax Schaffer
Rap Vocals by Amontiock (aka Chris Bramante)
Instrumentation by Analise Nelson
Check out Analise's music under her band moniker Anabot
Check out Dax's solo work
Listen to more raps and jams by Chris Bramante!
Artwork by Marie Muravski. View more of her lovely illustrations
Music & Lyrics written by Analise Nelson/Dax Schaffer
Thank you to Justin Matson for lyric prompts and feedback
Special thanks to Chris Bramante for wordsmithing a few lines
Recorded/Mixed by Dax at Stay at Home Studios in Los Feliz, CA
Arranged in Garage Band, Recorded/Mixed in Adobe Audition
Oh my friend, do you think that we're hopeless?
I present my mis'ry magnum opus
I've asked for some help for so long
Here's a list of the things I get wrong
My test results say I can't adult
Well that's ok, we're gonna Try Harder!!!
My dreams were squished when I got catfished
We'll find the one, you're gonna Try Harder!!!
It's just my fate to always be late
Keep two eyes on the time and Try Harder!!!
'Steada confrontation, I go on vacation
You can't run from everything, so Try Harder!!!
Seeking help, well you might find this handy
(When you ever think you lost your way,
You gotta start to make a change today)
To change up your modus operandi
(Don't you ever be content to mope
You should never really give up hope)
If you're ever stuck in this mode
Tune in for this week's episode
My 1099s are all outta line
Don't BS the IRS, and Try Harder!!!
I'm totally oblivious when I'm lascivious
Just read the room next time and Try Harder!!!
I only cook cereal for most of my mereals
Get a cook book, 'cause you should Try Harder!!!
I JUST WANNA PARTY, YAAAAASSS!!!
...Ugh, try harder
If you think that no one really gets ya
We'll give you a brand new raison d'être
I keep on thinkin' that I'm never really where I wanna be
Or I'm never gonna see all the things I wanna see
But I'm gonna do it all and I'll worry 'bout it less
In the hopes that one day I'll finally get this off my chest
And I'll always try my best, even if I'm at my worst
And we'll pick each other up at the end of every verse
Next step, extrospect, time to get out of my head
And I'm not gonna stop 'til the day I drop dead
My bank account's an abysmal amount
So get off of Amazon, and Try Harder!!!
Twelve packs a day, well that's not ok
Don't smoke your life away, let's Try Harder!!!
I chose the wrong career, well there's no need to fear
Spend a day on your résumé and Try Harder!!!
My dog talks more to me than most of my family
Well ring up that family tree and Try Harder!!!
We'll whether the weather, we're in this together
Believe me when I say we're gonna Try Harder!!!