Something You Get Through

Album: Last Man Standing (2018)

Songfacts®:

  • This slow and sentimental waltz was written by Willie Nelson with his longtime co-producer Buddy Cannon. The producer explained the genesis of this song lay in him overhearing Nelson consoling a friend who had lost a loved one.

    "She had obviously lost someone very recently-her husband, or somebody-and she was talking to Willie about it…I heard the woman say, 'I don't think I'll ever get over this.'" Cannon recalled, "And Willie looked at her and he said: 'It's not something you get over, but it's something you'll get through.' That just stuck in my brain. I tried but I couldn't get that thought out of my head for two or three years. I knew there was a song in there. Finally, one day I texted him about it, and we kicked it around. It ended up being one of my favorite songs."

Comments: 1

  • Sherrine from AnonThis is a wonderful message to someone who has lost a love one no matter the reason.
    If this song does not touch your heart you have become so cold all of their feelings have left them.
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Rock Revenge SongsMusic Quiz

John Lennon, Paul Simon and Lynyrd Skynyrd are some of the artists who have written revenge songs. Do you know who they wrote them about?

Kip WingerSongwriter Interviews

The Winger frontman reveals the Led Zeppelin song he cribbed for "Seventeen," and explains how his passion for orchestra music informs his songwriting.

Weird Al YankovicFact or Fiction

Did Al play on a Beach Boys record? Did he have beef with George Lucas and Coolio? See if you can spot weird but true stories.

Don FelderSongwriter Interviews

Don breaks down "Hotel California" and other songs he wrote as a member of the Eagles. Now we know where the "warm smell of colitas" came from.

Chris Fehn of SlipknotSongwriter Interviews

A drummer for one of the most successful metal bands of the last decade, Chris talks about what it's like writing and performing with Slipknot. Metal-neck is a factor.

Steven Tyler of AerosmithSongwriter Interviews

Tyler talks about his true love: songwriting. How he identifies the beauty in a melody and turns sorrow into art.