Before Coffee: Bad First Draft

June 4, 2016 § Leave a comment

(With deepest apologies to Lady Gaga)

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh! Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh!
Go write a bad first draft
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh! Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh!
Go write a bad first draft

Nah Nah ah-ah-ah!
No vah no-vah-vah
Gag gag oh-la-la!
Want your bad first draft

Nah Nah ah-ah-ah!
No vah no-vah-vah
Gag gag oh-la-la!
Want your bad first draft

I want your bad prose
I want your weak scenes
I want your characters
As flawed as you please
I want your words
Words, words, words
I want your words

I want your drama
The pen in your hand
Don’t want your Moleskine
Sitting on the nightstand
I want your words
Words, words, words
I want your words

Don’t say that you’re blocked now
I need you to rock now
To write it bad
Your bad first draft

Stories of love or
A tale of revenge
I don’t care, just write a bad first draft
(Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh!)
Murder and mayhem
Some wrongs to avenge
Get it down, just write that bad first draft

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh! Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh!
Just write a bad first draft

Oh-oh-oh-oh-ooh! Oh-oh-ooh-oh-oh-oh!
Just write a bad first draft

Nah Nah ah-ah-ah!
No vah no-vah-vah
Gag gag oh-la-la!
Want your bad first draft

I want your horror
I want your sci-fi
I want your criminal
To dress like a mime
I want your words
Words, words, words
I want your words

Write your own Psycho, your Vertigo script
Write a pastiche of Shakespeare
Make those keys click
I want your words
Words, words, words
I want your words

You know that I’ll read you
And you know that I need you
I want it bad, a bad first draft

Try writing fanfic
A poem about vans
It’s okay, just write a bad first draft
(Oh-oh-oh-oh-ooh!)
A superhero
Who’s powered by spam
Make it up, just write a bad first draft

Oh-oh-oh-oh-ooh! Oh-oh-ooh-oh-oh-oh!
Just write a bad first draft

Oh-oh-oh-oh-ooh! Oh-oh-ooh-oh-oh-oh!
Just write a bad first draft

Nah Nah ah-ah-ah!
No vah no-vah-vah
Gag gag oh-la-la!
Want your bad first draft

Write, write something, baby; blank white pages are the enemy
Write, write something, baby; blank white pages are the enemy
Write, write something, baby; blank white pages are the enemy
Write, write something, baby; a bad first draft’s the only remedy

Go give your pen
Or your keyboard some use
Write something down
I don’t want an excuse

I don’t want an excuse
I don’t want an excuse
I don’t want an excuse
Want your bad first draft (go write a bad first draft)
Want your bad first draft

Stories of love or
A tale of revenge
I don’t care, just write a bad first draft
(Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh!)
Murder and mayhem
Some wrongs to avenge
Get it down, just write that bad first draft

Oh-oh-oh-oh-ooh! Want your bad first draft
Go write a bad first draft
Want your bad first draft
Oh-oh-oh-oh-ooh! Want your bad first draft
Go write a bad first draft

Nah Nah ah-ah-ah!
No vah no-vah-vah
Gag gag oh-la-la!
Want your bad first draft

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