The closing track of Los Angeles rootsy quartet Dawes' second album, Nothing Is Wrong, finds the band trading their guitar-driven sound for upright piano. Frontman Taylor Goldsmith discussed the inspiration for the song with UK newspaper The Sun: "I wrote down the title in my notebook, unsure if I was gonna use it for anything. I was just excited about taking a phrase that I could use for a guy who was trying to explain how the world weighs on him and at the same time, for a guy explaining what he wants to eat. Everything else came out of that."
Stevo from Los Angeles, Ca"A Little Bit Of Everything" is a song of hopelessness and hopefulness. The first verse concerns a young guy about to commit suicide, and the second has an older man who has lost some hope but is optimistic regarding his future. The third verse finds a fiancee who is confident about her marriage. All three have a different sense of what "a little bit of everything" means to their lives.
Taylor Goldsmith (the writer) said in UK's The Sun newspaper that "I was just excited about taking a phrase that I could use for a guy who was trying to explain how the world weighs on him and at the same time, for a guy explaining what he wants to eat." (G., Bill) "The song is very meaningful, the music is very quiet" (Haroun) and a couple of appropriate minor-key chords simply add to the melancholy. The lifetime results of accumulated experiences on the characters in this song briefly cause a comparable reaction with the listener. When I first heard this song, it had a very powerful effect on me, too.
Dawes - A Little Bit Of Everything (Live from Rhythm & Roots 2011) Youtube N.p., n.d. Web. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vin0U-ej1L8
G., Bill. "A Little Bit Of Everything" So Much Great Music N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Sept. 2018 https://somuchgreatmusic.com/2018/09/24/dawes-a-little-bit-of-everything-2011/
Goldsmith, Taylor. Dawes lyrics "A Little Bit Of Everything" N.p., n.d. Web. https://songmeanings.com/songs/view/3530822107858853296/
Haroun, Asaad. "DISCUSS My Music" 21 June 2019 https://ilearn.laccd.edu/courses/74531/discussion_topics/724163