Rhythm Is Gonna Get You
Gloria Estefan & The Miami Sound Machine Lyrics


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At night when you turn off all the lights
There's no place that you can hide
No no, the rhythm is gonna get'cha

In bed, throw the covers on your head
You pretend like you are dead
But I know it, the rhythm is gonna gey'cha
Rhythm is gonna get'cha
Rhythm is gonna get'cha
Rhythm is gonna get you

The rhythm is gonna get you tonight
No way, you can fight it every day
But no matter what you say
You know it the rhythm is gonna get'cha

No clue, of what's happening to you
And before this night is through
Ooh baby the rhythm is gonna get'cha

Rhythm is gonna get'cha
Rhythm is gonna get'cha
Rhythm is gonna get you
The rhythm is gonna get you tonight

Rhythm is gonna get'cha
Rhythm is gonna get'cha
Rhythm is gonna get you
The rhythm is gonna get you
Rhythm is gonna get'cha
Rhythm is gonna get'cha

(Na na na na na na na na)
The rhythm is gonna get you
(Na na na na na na na na)

Rhythm is gonna get'cha (na na na na na na na na)
Rhythm is gonna get'cha (na na na na na na na na)




(Na na na na na na na na)
The rhythm is gonna get you tonight!

Overall Meaning

The song "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You" by Gloria Estefan is a danceable tune that plays with the idea that rhythm is a powerful force that can ensnare you, drive you to dance, and ultimately take over your body. The first verse likens the rhythm to a monster hunting for its prey, and the chorus repeats the warning that "the rhythm is gonna get you." The rhythm is so strong that it can even find you in your own bed, where you might try to hide from its clutches. Throughout the song, the singer describes the way the rhythm might make you feel out of control or disoriented, but ultimately, it's an exhilarating force that will make you want to move.


Though the song is undoubtedly catchy and fun, there's a deeper meaning to the lyrics as well. "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You" is a celebration of the power of music to bring people together and overcome anything. Regardless of your background or struggles, music has the ability to transport you to a place where you can feel free and joyful.


Overall, the song is an ode to the sheer pleasure of dancing, letting go, and surrendering to the beat. It speaks to the way music can lift our moods and give us a respite from the stress of daily life. In "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You," Gloria Estefan captures both the danger and the thrill of letting yourself be carried away by the rhythm.


Line by Line Meaning

At night when you turn off all the lights
When you turn off all the lights at night


There's no place that you can hide
There's nowhere that you can hide


No no, the rhythm is gonna get'cha
The rhythm is going to catch up to you


In bed, throw the covers on your head
In bed, cover your head with the blankets


You pretend like you are dead
You pretend to be dead


But I know it, the rhythm is gonna gey'cha
But I know that the rhythm will find you


Rhythm is gonna get'cha
The rhythm will catch up to you


Rhythm is gonna get'cha
The rhythm will catch up to you


Rhythm is gonna get you
The rhythm will catch up to you


The rhythm is gonna get you tonight
The rhythm is going to catch up to you tonight


No way, you can fight it every day
You cannot fight it every day


But no matter what you say
But no matter what you say


You know it the rhythm is gonna get'cha
You know that the rhythm will catch up to you


No clue, of what's happening to you
You have no idea what's happening to you


And before this night is through
Before this night ends


Ooh baby the rhythm is gonna get'cha
Oh baby, the rhythm will catch up to you


Rhythm is gonna get'cha
The rhythm will catch up to you


Rhythm is gonna get'cha
The rhythm will catch up to you


Rhythm is gonna get you
The rhythm will catch up to you


Rhythm is gonna get'cha
The rhythm will catch up to you


Rhythm is gonna get'cha
The rhythm will catch up to you


(Na na na na na na na na)
(Instrumental)


The rhythm is gonna get you
The rhythm will catch up to you


(Na na na na na na na na)
(Instrumental)


Rhythm is gonna get'cha (na na na na na na na na)
The rhythm will catch up to you (instrumental)


Rhythm is gonna get'cha (na na na na na na na na)
The rhythm will catch up to you (instrumental)


(Na na na na na na na na)
(Instrumental)


The rhythm is gonna get you tonight!
The rhythm is going to catch up to you tonight




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: GLORIA M. ESTEFAN, ENRIQUE ELIAS GARCIA

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Comments from YouTube:

Eg CooN

My dad was the audio engineer for this album I'm shure I remember sitting in the studio while he mixed these tracks I was prob 4 to 5 years old . He just lost his battle to cancer . Doug Grover was a good father and musician including one of the best at what he did when It came to audio engineering

Marilyn King

Eg CooN Condolences - I know the sorrow and grief of losing loved ones to that dreaded disease.

Carlos Flores

Es fue un privilegio

A D

the final audio result of this song is more that outstanding! God bless him

PS: Actually when i first listened this song in a simple stereo player it was the first time i realized how a song should be listened

TGD Scenes

i’m so sorry for your loss❤️

E J

Sorry for your loss, amazing song and music. ⚘

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Pat Tharp

48 year old man with muscular dystrophy and this song still makes me move..love you Gloria

kimmyfreak200

same...!

j h

I guess the rhythm finally got you

Catia Lamanna

❤️🌹

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