What I Got

Album: Sublime (1996)
Charted: 71 29
  • Early in the morning, risin' to the street
    Light me up that cigarette and I strap shoes on my feet
    Got to find a reason, a reason things went wrong
    Got to find a reason why my money's all gone
    I got a dalmatian, and I can still get high
    I can play the guitar like a motherfucking riot

    Well, life is too short, so love the one you got
    'Cause you might get run over or you might get shot
    Never start static I just get it off my chest
    Never had to battle with no bulletproof vest
    Take a small example, take a tip from me
    Take all of your money, give it all to charity

    Love is what I got
    Within my reach
    And the Sublime style's still straight from Long Beach
    It all comes back to you, you'll finally get what you deserve
    Try and test that you're bound to get served

    Love's what I got
    Don't start a riot
    You'll feel it when the dance gets hot

    Lovin', is what I got, I said remember that
    Lovin', is what I got, I said remember that

    (That's) why I don't cry when my dog runs away
    I don't get angry at the bills I have to pay
    I don't get angry when my Mom smokes pot
    Hits the bottle and goes right to the rock
    Fuckin' and fightin', it's all the same
    Livin' with Louie dog's the only way to stay sane
    Let the lovin', let the lovin' come back to me

    Lovin', is what I got, I said remember that
    Lovin', is what I got, I said remember that

    Lovin', is what I got, I said remember that
    Lovin', is what I got, I said remember that

    Lovin', is what I got, I said remember that
    Lovin', is what I got, I said remember that

    Lovin', is what I got, I said remember that
    Lovin', is what I got, I got I got I got I got

Comments: 29

  • Rachel from Annapolis, MdDid anyone else ever notice that the first verse or whatever is the exact same tune as lady madonna by the beatles? I just realised this . Still, One of my favorite songs by anyone ever.
    I can play the gui-tar like a mother f--king riot! ah. classic.
  • Kane from Wytheville, Vait's true about the f--- you kenney part i got the richard pryor Cd
  • Pedro from Chula Vista, CaActually, Izzie, it's titled (Reprise) but it's actually done by a different producer (David Kahne) because MCA decided that Paul Leary wasn't good enough. Assholes. In any case, the reprise was never supposed to happen, but they were forced to make it. It was a big waste of time and money for Sublime. Also, it's "F**k, you can't even sing." that Brad says in the beginning of the Leary version. And Jordan, you're both wrong. In the Leary version, Miguel played the solo and the lead guitar and Brad played rhythm guitar. In the Kahne version, Brad didn't play at all. Miguel played the solo and lead and Paul Leary played electric. For the last time, the beginning is not a sample! Bradley says "F**k, you can't even sing!"
  • Connor from Lansing, Miin the begginning of the song you can here really softly before any music plays "ooh F*** you jenny" this is also heard at the very beginning of the song "shimmy shimmy" by old dirty B******
  • Laura from Bham, United KingdomBrad and Lou Dog

    This song is about never giving up no matter what gets thrown at you, and they'll always be something. :D
  • Susan from Westchestertonfieldville, Vathis song does remind me of a time when it came out and a generation of kids, but IMO Sublime had waaaaay better songs on their 40oz. to Freedom album, as well as Robbin the Hood, those albums kick ace!!
  • Jarrett from Friendswood, Txthis song just is perfect, tells hey life can suck at times but love it its all you gonna get
    this is why the lyrics are tattood on my back
  • Elmo from La La Land, WaI agree with Charles from Iowa
  • Jonathan from Macon, GaMy name is Hudson Brown and I like hugging my father, especially when i get cold and my toes curl up. My fathers warm hands wrapping around me so tightly makes my toes curl back down and become relaxed.
  • Madalyn from Greensburg, Pagood summer song...awesome...it makes you think of the good old days
  • Anna Mullin from Atlanta, GaI LOVE THIS SONG! it's amazing, it's been my ringtone forever cause when I hear it i get really relaxed and at eeaaaseee....
  • Ryan from Lanesborough, MaListening for when he starts singing is the hard way to figure out which is the reprise...

    If you here the line 'take a small example, take a tip from me' then its the reprise
  • Josh from Los Angeles, Cathis was the first song i heard by sublime, and i loved it. i heard it on dave mirras game.
  • Jayme from Waipio, Hiive only listened to the reprise...what exactly is a REPRISE? sorry maybe its stupid but i really dont know!
  • Jena from Bonner Springs, KsThis song rocks!!! As do most, if not all, of Sublime's music. Typical of most true talent, who are often fighting their own demons of mental illness, or (in Brad's case), drug addiction, Bradley Nowell left us too early.
  • Andy from Chicago, Ilall i know is this song is pretty sweet to get messed up to and just relax
  • Izzie from Lala, Hiactually andy, the "rough version" is the actual "what i got". the original. the "more polished one" is the what i got reprise.
    does the first one have a few instrumentals at the beginning before the singing begins? then thats the real what i got.
    does the second have his voice and the instruments starting at the exact same time? thats the reprise. hope that cleared it up for you :)
  • Andy from Arlington, VaThere are two versions of this song on the Sublime album. The second track on the album sounds like a rough version of this song, like they're rehearsing it. The next-to-last track is a more polished version. The rough version is the one I always hear on the radio, for some reason.
  • Josh from London, Chinau all r really bad smelling people who smell bad
    my name is josh hungfo dont make fun
  • ¿? from Gold Beach, OrThis song kicks ass its probly one of their best songs ever to bad he had to die
  • Jordan from Philadelphia, PaActually, Ryan's last fact is somewhat incorrect. Miguel did do some guitar work for "What I Got", but the main solo doesn't belong to him. Brad is responsible for the main solo...a way of checking up on this is simply listening to the song. During the first solo you can hear him humming it in the background ("do do do do, do do dooo.."), a common practice among guitar players.
  • Calvin from Kyle, Txthis song is awesome. if im ever feeling down i just pop this song in and bam i start looking at the brighter side of life. you cant always feel down about stuff look at your problems laugh at em and move on. this song taught me that because it is wicked sweet.
  • Izzie from Lala, Hithis is my 2nd fave song and the lyrics are my manual on how to live my life....
  • Madison from Atlanta, Gais it just me or is this song on the self titles record?
  • Izzie from Lala, Hii love this song its great. it reminds me of my low key, souhern california life. i live in a shack on the beach. im living in hawaii jsut for the moment.
  • Thierry from Brea, CaIn the first 2 seconds on the song the very first spoken lyrics of Shimmy Shimmy Ya by Ol' Dirty Bastard are sampled.
  • Maggie from Austin, Txnot only is it pretty much the same rift chirs from ames iowa... but it is shamelessly coped from lady mondonna. the similarites are quite remarkable... have a listen
  • Chris from Ames , IaThis song is pretty much the same riff as Lady Madonna by the beatles. Check it out.
  • Craig from Chester, Vasong was on dave mirras freestyle BMX
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