Clay Aiken – “I’ll Do My Best, What Else Can I Do?”

I was looking for a picture in my photobucket account.  BIG MISTAKE!!  What should have taken a few minutes ended up taking up much to much time.   I should have been doing something else but I got hooked! I would imagine that has happened to many of us…………But……………..I did find some great pictures that reminded me of  Clay Aiken in September, 2004.    Clay sang a special song for the  Special Disney DVD of Aladdin.   Proud of Your Boy has become one of my favorite Disney songs.  I hope you don’t mind me sharing with  you!

“Proud Of Your Boy”

Proud of your boy
I’ll make you proud of your boy
Believe me, bad as I’ve been, Ma
You’re in for a pleasant surprise

I’ve wasted time
I’ve wasted me
So say I’m slow for my age
A late bloomer, Okay, I agree

That I’ve been one rotten kid
Some son, some pride and some joy
But I’ll get over these lousin’ up
Messin’ up, screwin’ up times

You’ll see, Ma, now comes the better part
Someone’s gonna make good
Cross his stupid heart
Make good and finally make you
Proud of your boy

Tell me that I’ve been a louse and loafer
You won’t get a fight here, no ma’am
Say I’m a goldbrick, a goof-off, no good
But that couldn’t be all that I am

Water flows under the bridge
Let it pass, let it go
There’s no good reason that you should believe me
Not yet, I know, but

Someday and soon
I’ll make you proud of your boy
Though I can’t make myself taller
Or smarter or handsome or wise

I’ll do my best, what else can I do ?
Since I wasn’t born perfect like Dad or you
Mom, I will try to
Try hard to make you
Proud of your boy



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  1. Love the song, "Proud of Your Boy". Love the guy who who sings it.

    One of the things I love about Clay, he always does his best. Always puts his all into everything he does, whether it be in relation to his music, public appearances or philanthropy. I can always count on being entertained or emotionally touched.

  2. Loved watching this video of Proud of Your Boy. Clay Aiken does a fantastic version of it.
    I've never seen a couple of those pictures before…Thanks CANN.

    It's hard to believe that it's been almost 6 years ago now….Eeeeekk! Where does the time go…and Clay just keeps getting better and better…. Let's hope that one day Clay gets to sing a fantastic song for a movie….I'm sure that will happen down the road….


  3. I remember being so excited when I learned that Clay was singing this song. It is one of my favorites too.

    I hope that sometime soon, Clay will be able to play a bigger role in a Disney film.

  4. I love that song "Proud of your Boy." I just watched that video again on my Alladin DVD. I actually only bought it way back when because it had Clay singing that song. Of course, I have watched it with the grand daughters. Yes, I would love to see Clay sing a song for a Disney movie. I am sure that just might happen down the road.

  5. I know exactly what you mean about getting lost in time looking for certain pictures of Clay. It has happened to me a bunch of time! LOL
    Love – love that video. Thanks for posting it!

  6. Musicfan,

    Thank you for a thorough rewind of this glorious "Proud of Your Boy" recording. Nobody sings like Clay Aiken, and we are definitely proud of our Singer Man!

    Many thnx to all who support the Internet Clay blogs. Have a great weekend!


  7. I LOVED watching Clay Aiken perform "Proud of Your Boy." One day we will hear him on a big movie IMO.

    Thanks for this walk down memory lane!

  8. I loved Clay singing "Proud of your Boy". I wish it would have been included in the movie. He always makes us proud!

  9. AWWWWW! how well I remember that video od Clay Aiken singing Proud of Your Boy for Disney's Aladdin DVD

  10. There have been so many great photos taken of Clay Aiken, many of them by fans. He reallly does a wonderful job singing "Proud of Your Boy".

  11. I always get lost when looking through photos of Clay and times flies.
    I remember how beautifully he sang Proud of Your Boy!!

  12. When I first heard Clay singing this song on my computer I was so blown away to heard his amazing voice. It sounded so fantastic.

  13. I love "Proud of Your Boy." Clay's voice is a perfect match for these type of Disney songs and I hope it won't be long until we hear his glorious voice on another one.

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