A Little Bit Of Everything

Album: Nothing Is Wrong (2011)
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  • With his back against the San Francisco traffic,
    On the bridges side that faces towards the jail,
    Setting out to join a demographic,
    He hoists his first leg up over the rail.
    And a phone call is made,
    Police cars show up quickly.
    The sergeant slams his passenger door.
    He says, 'Hey son why don't you talk through this with me,
    Just tell me what you're doing it for.'

    'Oh, it's a little bit of everything,
    It's the mountains,
    It's the fog,
    It's the news at six o'clock,
    It's the death of my first dog,
    It's the angels up above me,
    It's the song that they don't sing,
    It's a little bit of everything.'

    An older man stands in a buffet line,
    He is smiling and holding out his plate,
    And the further he looks back into his timeline,
    That hard road always had led him to today,
    And making up for when his bright future had left him,
    Making up for the fact that his only son is gone,
    And letting everything out once, His server asks him,
    Have you figured out yet, what it is you want?

    I want a little bit of everything,
    The biscuits and the beans,
    Whatever helps me to forget about
    The things that brought me to my knees,
    So pile on those mashed potatoes,
    And an extra chicken wing,
    I'm having a little bit of everything.

    Somewhere a pretty girl is writing invitations,
    To a wedding she has scheduled for the fall,
    Her man says, 'Baby, can I make an observation?
    You don't seem to be having any fun at all.'
    She said, 'You just worry about your groomsmen and your shirt-size,
    And rest assured that this is making me feel good,
    I think that love is so much easier than you realize,
    If you can give yourself to someone,
    Then you should.

    'Cause it's a little bit of everything,
    The way you choke, the way you ache,
    It is waking up before you,
    So I can watch you as you wake.
    So in the day in late September,
    It's not some stupid little ring,
    I'm giving a little bit of everything.

    Oh, it's a little bit of everything,
    It's the matador and the bull,
    It's the suggested daily dosage,
    It is the red moon when it's full.
    All these psychics and these doctors,
    They're all right and they're all wrong,
    It's like trying to make out every word,
    When they should simply hum along,
    It's not some message written in the dark,
    Or some truth that no one's seen,
    It's a little bit of everything. Writer/s: Taylor Goldsmith
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • 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.

    Works Cited

    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
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