Gotta Lotta Lemons
Groove for Thought Lyrics


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Grass is never green'r on the other side of the fence
It just seems that way
At the end of ev'ry rainbow there's just colours
To bright'n the day (ya dat)
Nothin' is impossible (nothin' at all)
Cept' everythin' you never tried (one day at a time)
Good things (good things come to those who wait)
You've got (you've got what it takes)
Right there (right there in the palm of your hand)
Just give
Just give a little squeeze
If you gotta lotta lemons
Just make lemonade

Ev'ry dark cloud has a silver linin'
Just look beyond the grey
Gotta lotta lemons
Make lemonade
A lotta lemons
Make really good lemonade
Oo oh

A little cup o' somethin' is better than nothin'
Is it half empty or full?
Did you know that when it rains
It really only pours, sometimes, oh oh oh

You can do anythin' that you put your mind to
Reach up and touch the sky
All you gotta do, take a chance
Shake it up and roll the dice

You've got what it takes
In the palm of your hand
Oh! just give a little squeeze
If you gotta lotta lemons
Just make lemonade

Ev'ry dark cloud has a silver linin'
Just look beyond the grey
If you gotta lotta lemons
Make lemonade
A lotta lemons make really good lemonade

Really good lemonade
Really good lemonade
Really good lemonade
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(Instrumentals)
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If you got, got a lot
Got a lot of lemons
If you got, got a lot
Got a lot of lemons
If you got, got a lot
Got a lot of lemons
A lot of lemons make really good
(Slurp)




Really good lemonade
Oh-oh

Overall Meaning

The song "Gotta Lotta Lemons" by Groove for Thought is an uplifting and motivating piece that uses the metaphor of making lemonade from lemons to inspire listeners to turn challenges into opportunities. The first verse asserts that things are not always as bad as they seem and that the grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence. The focus then shifts to the idea that anything is possible, and that good things come to those who wait. The line "You've got what it takes, right there in the palm of your hand," emphasizes personal agency and encourages listeners to take action.


The second verse continues the positive message, offering the idea that every dark cloud has a silver lining and that rain can be seen as an opportunity for growth. The chorus, "If you gotta lotta lemons, just make lemonade," ties everything together and reinforces the idea that even when life hands you lemons, you can turn them into something sweet and enjoyable. The final repetition of "really good lemonade" serves as a reminder that the result of our efforts can be even better than we imagined.


Overall, "Gotta Lotta Lemons" serves as a reminder to stay positive, take action, and make the best of any situation.


Line by Line Meaning

Grass is never green'r on the other side of the fence
The idea that things are always better somewhere else is an illusion.


It just seems that way
Our perceptions are not always accurate reflections of reality.


At the end of ev'ry rainbow there's just colours
Sometimes, the outcome is not as great as we think it will be.


To bright'n the day (ya dat)
Despite the outcome, there are always things that can bring joy and happiness to our lives.


Nothin' is impossible (nothin' at all)
Everything is possible if we believe in ourselves and our abilities.


Cept' everythin' you never tried (one day at a time)
The only thing that is truly impossible is the thing we never try to achieve.


Good things (good things come to those who wait)
Patience and perseverance are key to achieving good things in life.


You've got (you've got what it takes)
Each individual has unique talents and abilities that can be used to achieve great things.


Right there (right there in the palm of your hand)
We already possess the tools we need to achieve our goals.


Just give
Take action to turn our dreams into reality.


Just give a little squeeze
Put in a little effort to make progress towards our goals.


If you gotta lotta lemons
If life gives us challenges or difficulties.


Just make lemonade
Take life's challenges and turn them into something positive.


Ev'ry dark cloud has a silver linin'
Even in the darkest times, there is always hope and something positive to look forward to.


Just look beyond the grey
Don't let obstacles or challenges cloud our vision of the good things in life.


A lotta lemons
A lot of challenges or difficulties.


Make really good lemonade
We can use our challenges as opportunities to grow and thrive.


A little cup o'somethin' is better than nothin'
Small progress is still progress that should be celebrated.


Is it half empty or full?
Our perspective on life and its challenges determines our level of happiness and satisfaction.


Did you know that when it rains
Even in bad situations, good things can still come out of them.


It really only pours, sometimes, oh oh oh
Seeming negative events can sometimes have a disproportionately large impact, but they are still opportunities for growth and learning.


You can do anythin' that you put your mind to
With dedication, focus, and hard work, we can achieve great things.


Reach up and touch the sky
Dream big and aim high in our aspirations.


All you gotta do, take a chance
To reach our goals, we must be willing to take risks and try new things.


Shake it up and roll the dice
Embrace the unknown and take bold actions to achieve our dreams.


Really good lemonade
By turning our challenges into opportunities and thriving, we can make something positive out of even the most difficult situations.




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