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Do What You Gotta Do is a song featured in the film Descendants 3. It is performed by Dove Cameron and Cheyenne Jackson. The song expresses the two having it out at each other, as Mal tells her estranged father how angry she is at him for not being part of her life, while Hades tells her that she has been better off without him.

Lyrics[]

Hades:
Listen, little girl, you're talking to a god
And I don't wanna hear the drama
Kindness ain't my brand

Mal:
Oh, I guess, that's why you ran

Hades:
Try being married to your momma!

Mal:
You stink at being a dad

Hades:
Poor Mali, are you sad?

Mal:
Not as sad as you without your powers
I didn't come to fight
For once, do something right

Hades:
I steal souls, were you expecting flowers?

Mal (and Hades):
I only need you 'cause I came here for something
I've given you everything (by giving me (you) nothing)

Hades (Celia):
I did what I had to do (Ooh-ooh-ooh)

Mal:
No, you only did what's best for you

Hades (Celia):
Well, you could learn a thing or two (Ooh-ooh-ooh)
When push comes to shove, you do what you gotta do, yeah

Mal:
You were never there
Guess you don't have a phone
You never called to say "I miss you"

Hades:
Hahaha, are you kidding? Is this a joke?
You need to let it go
You're stronger with those daddy issues

Mal (spoken):
Oh! Thank you!

Hades:
Show me some respect
It ain't easy to neglect
My attention would've made you softer

Mal:
Oohoo!
Should I be proud?
Don't turn this thing around

Hades (spoken):
I guess you are your father's daughter, hahaha

Mal (and Hades):
Don't think I need you, I just came here for something
I've given you everything (by giving me (you) nothing)

I did what I had to do (Celia:Ooh-ooh-ooh)
I made it on my own, no thanks to you

Hades (Celia):
Well, you could learn a thing or two (Ooh-ooh-ooh)
When push comes to shove
You do what you gotta do

How 'bout I go with you and we'll spend some time?

Mal:
How 'bout you stay here 'cause you're out of your mind!

Hades:
Let's make new memories you can show me the town

Mal:
No, you can keep your memories now

Hades (spoken):
Get over it

Mal (spoken):
I am over it!

Hades and Mal (spoken):
I'm over you being over it!

Hades:
Let's dance

Hades and Mal (Celia):
I did what I had to do (Ooh-ooh-ooh)
No, you only did what's best for you
Well, you could learn a thing or two (Ooh-ooh-ooh)
When push comes to shove, you do
When push comes to shove, you do
When push comes to shove, you do what you gotta do

Mal:
Please

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Characters
Descendants: Mal β€’ Jay β€’ Evie β€’ Carlos De Vil β€’ Ben β€’ Audrey β€’ Uma β€’ Harry Hook β€’ Gil β€’ Chad Charming β€’ Doug β€’ Jane β€’ Celia Facilier β€’ Dizzy Tremaine β€’ Squeaky Smee β€’ Squirmy Smee
Disney Characters: Belle β€’ Beast β€’ Fairy Godmother β€’ Hades β€’ Dr. Facilier β€’ Queen Leah β€’ Lady Tremaine β€’ Mr. Smee
Original Characters: Dude the Dog β€’ Museum Guard
Music
Soundtrack
Songs: Good to Be Bad β€’ Queen of Mean β€’ Do What You Gotta Do β€’ Night Falls β€’ One Kiss β€’ My Once Upon a Time β€’ Break This Down β€’ Dig a Little Deeper β€’ Did I Mention (Reprise) β€’ Happy Birthday β€’ VK Mashup
Locations
Auradon β€’ Auradon Prep β€’ Isle of the Lost β€’ Curl Up & Dye β€’ Dr. Facilier's Voodoo Arcade β€’ Hades' Cave β€’ Museum of Cultural History
Objects
Maleficent's Scepter β€’ Hades' Ember β€’ Ursula's Necklace
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