Commotion
Creedence Clearwater Revival Lyrics


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Traffic in the city turns my head around
No, no, no, no, no
Backed up on the freeway, backed up in the church
Everywhere you look there's a frown, frown

Com, commotion
Git, git, git, gone
Com, commotion
Git, git, git, gone

People keep atalkin', they don't say a word
Jaw, jaw, jaw, jaw, jaw
Talk up in the White House, talk up to your door
So much goin' on I just can't hear

Com, commotion
Git, git, git, gone
Com, commotion
Git, git, git, gone

Hurryin' to get there so you save some time
Run, run, run, run, run
Rushin' to the treadmill, rushin' to get home
Worry 'bout the time you save, save

Com, commotion
Git, git, git, gone
Com, commotion
Git, git, git, gone





Com, commotion
Git, git, git, gone

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Creedence Clearwater Revival's song, "Commotion," describe the chaos and noise of city life. The opening lines speak to the overwhelming nature of the city, with traffic and crowds causing a sensory overload that turns the singer's head around. The second verse expands on this sense of chaos, with the mention of the freeway and the church being backed up, and the resulting frowns on people's faces. The refrain of "Com, commotion, git, git, git, gone" emphasizes the urgency and frenzied activity of city life, suggesting that the only way to survive it is to keep moving and not get stuck.


The lyrics also touch on the problem of communication in this kind of environment. Despite all the talking and noise, no one is really saying anything of substance. The verse about people talking in the White House and at your door underscores the idea that even those in positions of power and authority are caught up in the whirlwind of meaningless chatter, unable to cut through the commotion to address real issues.


Finally, the lyrics touch on the idea of time and the importance placed on it in modern society. People are hurrying and rushing to save time, but the singer questions whether the time they save is really worth it in the end. The repetition of "Com, commotion, git, git, git, gone" throughout the song serves as a kind of mantra, a reminder that city life is all about movement and action, and that there's no time to waste.


Line by Line Meaning

Traffic in the city turns my head around
The heavy traffic in the city is quite disturbing


No, no, no, no, no
The singer is trying to refuse or deny something


Backed up on the freeway, backed up in the church
Even traffic is found everywhere, including the exit way from churches


Everywhere you look there's a frown, frown
People are unhappy and dissatisfied wherever you look


Com, commotion
it's a unique sound that summarizes the disorder and noise the artist is talking about


Git, git, git, gone
It's time to leave quickly, hurry up, and get out of here


People keep atalkin', they don't say a word
People keep talking excessively without saying anything meaningful


Jaw, jaw, jaw, jaw, jaw
It's a non-verbal sound indicating people keep talking drama without action


Talk up in the White House, talk up to your door
It refers to leaders who talk exclusively without any changes or actions


So much goin' on I just can't hear
There is much noise and disturbance, denying the artist the opportunity to think or act comprehensively


Hurryin' to get there so you save some time
Hurry up to save some time, sacrificing the current moment without being present


Run, run, run, run, run
It's a repetition of sounds indicating the hurry and speed the artist is calling for


Rushin' to the treadmill, rushin' to get home
People are always in a hurry, running to the next task without enjoying anything that feels present


Worry 'bout the time you save, save
People are always worrying about saving time instead of enjoying the moment itself.


Com, commotion
Again, returns to the main theme of noise and chaos


Git, git, git, gone
The solution or the only way to end the chaos, hurry up, and leave.




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Written by: John Cameron Fogerty

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Niv Sulimani

LYRICS:
Traffic in the city turns my head around.
No, no, no, no, no.
Backed up on the freeway, backed up in the church,
Ev'rywhere you look there's a frown, frown.

[Chorus:]
Com, commotion,
Git, git, git, gone.
Com, commotion,
Git, git, git, gone.

People keep atalkin', they don't say a word.
Jaw, jaw, jaw, jaw, jaw.
Talk up in the White House, talk up to your door,
So much goin' on I just can't hear.

[Chorus]

Hurryin' to get there so you save some time.
Run, run, run, run, run.
Rushin' to the treadmill, rushin' to get home,
Worry 'bout the time you save, save.

[Chorus]



All comments from YouTube:

Gugiri

The most underrated and uknown song of one of the greatest band of all time.

Susan Hudak

What a huge talent. Love that fuzz time on the guitar.

Dallas Noble

These guys are gonna make it big

Bako

Their last song was released in the 70s lol. They haven't made a song in 50 years.

And they're already well loved.

D R

@Bako fake news this song is from 2023

Random comment

Sure will! Great talents. 🎉

Michelle Hawkins

When I Was Growing Up I Didn't Pay Attention to The Lyrics to Most of These Songs Except the Main Choruses. Very Powerful Messages.

Annie Lanham

Same here, as a kid of maybe 5 or 7, those great melodies caught even Young kids attention!!! I LOVED have you ever seen the rain back as a kid

carlos baroni

Show da minha época, inesquecível

AthleteMusician

One of the greatest bands of the 1960s and the best group to perform at the Woodstock Festival 1969.

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