Get It Right Next Time

Album: Night Owl (1978)
Charted: 30 21

Songfacts®:

  • Gerry Rafferty tried to repeat his huge success with "Baker Street" and "Right Down The Line," and this was one of the follow ups. The song advises people not to despair their difficult circumstances, because they can have another shot at getting what they want, as long as they learn from their mistakes. >>
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    Mike - Santa Barbara, CA

Comments: 2

  • Alan from Joliet, IlI love this song! But how did it chart to number 21 in 1979? It's got a long instrumental lead in, it's nothing to dance to (this is the era of disco, after all), and it's melodically boring--basically repeat a verse four times, around a solo. But the message resonates and the solo (saxophone) is really quite good.
  • Jim from Pleasant Hill, CaQuite an inspirational song if you're in a down mood. I think this is one of Rafferty's five best, along with "As Wise As A Serpent," "The Ark," "The Garden of England," and of course "Baker Street."
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