Clay Aiken – You’re In For A Pleasant Surprise


I was looking for a picture in my photobucket account. BIG MISTAKE!! What should have taken a few minutes ended up taking up much too 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










Which picture is your favorite?

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7 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – You’re In For A Pleasant Surprise

  1. Oh wow, this song will always hit me in the heart. I have it on a couple of CD's in my car. My 22 year old son passed away in 2009. I think of him when I hear this song. No, he was never a bad boy. The main title "Proud of Your Boy" has enormous meaning. LOVE this song! Thank you musicfan! Sorry you couldn't post him singing it. Clay sounded amazing!

  2. I love Clay singing Proud if Your Boy. Definitely a perfect fit of singer and song. Picture #7 is my favorite but they are all cute of course! 🙂

  3. Thank you, thank you! These are all such wonderful pictures. Hard to pick a favorite, but I think I'll go with #8! What's interesting is that Clay can look so different depending on the lighting and angle. It's like he can shape shift! LOL!

  4. Picture #1 is my favorite. It has everything – studio mike, headphones, watch, water bottles, and most of all, an animated Clay with profile. Also love #2 – great color shirt for him, plus I like his relaxed stance while working on the song and as an aside, the colorful background wall posters.

    I bought the Aladdin DVD just to see Clay singing the Proud of Your Boy song and other than that, the grandkids really loved the movie. I enjoyed actually reading the lyrics. In the end, I am positive that Clay's mom is certainly *proud of her boy*!

  5. Clay needs to sing more Disney songs. I'd love for him to do a voice over too for Disney. The first photo is my favorite.

  6. #6 is my favorite.I will try to buy Aladdin also so I can hear Clay.Thank you Musicfan and thank you to all the fans who make this site so wonderful!

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