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Remaking "Let It Go" as "Have It All": A Monta Ellis theme song

Sometimes, popular songs just need to be rewritten for Monta.

Something broke inside my brain Friday morning. Perhaps, like many adults, I'd simply heard "Let It Go" from Disney's Frozen one too many times (let's ignore the fact that I don't have kids yet, okay?). I messaged Jason Gallagher on G-chat and asked the following pivotal question:

"What if we rewrote 'Let It Go' for Monta Ellis? The title writes itself: 'Have It All'!"

So now Monta has a theme song, of course named after his infamous interview answer a couple years ago. The original, inferior version is below if you want to follow along. Alternatively, you could listen to the instrumental version right here and just sing it yourself. Enjoy!


Have It All

By Jason Gallagher and Kirk Henderson

The light glows white on the basket tonight
Not a dust print to be seen
Carlisle called an isolation
And it looks like it's for me

The crowd is howling like a swirling storm inside
Couldn't keep it in, Cuban knows I tried

Don't let them in, don't let them see
Be the good guard you're always told to be
Conceal don't feel, don't let them know
Well know they know!

Have it all, have it all
Can't hold me back anymore
Have it all, have it all
Fade away and have some more.

I don't care
What they're going to say
Let the blogs rage on
Don Nelson never bothered me anyway


It's funny how Tyson Chandler
Makes every team seem small
And the hate that once controlled me
Can't get to me at all!

It's time to see what I can do
To test the limits and break through
No right, no wrong, no rules for me ... I'm free!

Have it all, have it all
I am one with the pick and roll
Have it all, have it all
The Finals is the goal

Here I drive
and here I'll score
Let the crowd rage on.


Dirk Nowitzki scurries sets a screen, doesn't let me down
The ball is spiraling in a fading jump shout from down town.
And one thought crystallizes like an icy blast
I'm never passing back,
The past is in the past!

Have it all, have it all
And I'll rise from the break I'm on
Have it all, have it all
That perfect guard is gone.

Here I drive
Flying down the lane
Let the clock tick on
The hate never bothered me anyway


photoshops by Jason Gallagher