The lyrics in the song “Should I Do It?” deal with ethical thinking. Simply put, ethics is about right and wrong. But when we think about ethics, we find that there is a lot more to it. Ethics has many dimensions.
What is the right thing to do? How does one know what the right thing to do is? Is there an inner moral sense, a feeling of some kind, that tells us what to do? Even if you do have an inner feeling that something is right, though, it still makes sense to ask, is it right, should I do it? Ethics has this unique quality to it. `Should I do it?’ is an inescapable ethical question that we face. Strangely, no matter what we’re faced with, this question always makes sense!
In making ethical decisions, critical thinking is always involved. We must critically examine whether our ethical reasoning is sound. And even if we are using a sound ethical principle, we can question whether the principle is appropriate to the unique situation we are facing at a particular moment.
The lyrics in the song “Should I Do It?” incorporate many basic ethical concepts, and the song encourages the listener to think about the relationship of ethics to happiness, logic, feelings, God, and society’s laws and rules.