Get What Its About
Jon Brion Lyrics


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I may be slower than some folks
But I always make my way
I move forward with my hopes
And I sometimes save the day

Where do I begin?
Cause there?s a whirl pool of information
That you?ve got to sort through
To get to where it?s at

It falls flat and it makes you crazy
But I get the feeling
That I get what it?s about
It?s just a feeling
I can?t really spell it out
I get the feeling
That I get what it?s about

>From the bar to the car park
Theories fly about
They fall short for the most part
But I?m not keeping count

And why should I begin?
Cause there?s a whirl pool
Of people who will stop
And they will tell you
The things that you will not
They roll their eyes and they call you crazy

But you get the feeling
That you get what it's about
It?s just a feeling
You can?t really spell it out




You get the feeling
That you get what it?s about

Overall Meaning

The song "It" by Jon Brion is a reflective piece on the idea of understanding and perception. The opening lines reveal a sense of self-assurance and resilience, with the singer noting that although they may not be as quick as others, they still find their way and sometimes even save the day. The following lines suggest that the singer is attempting to navigate through a convoluted and overwhelming array of information to find meaning and understanding. There is a sense of frustration in the lines, "It falls flat and it makes you crazy," suggesting that the process of trying to understand can be maddening at times. However, despite this, there is an underlying sense that the singer has grasped something important, although they cannot quite put their finger on it. This is demonstrated in the repeated line "I get the feeling that I get what it's about," suggesting that although they cannot articulate it, they have a sense of understanding that comes from within.


The second verse of the song shifts focus to the outside world and the various theories and opinions that can be found there. The singer seems to be questioning why they should bother engaging with these ideas, noting that they often fall short and do not provide the depth of understanding that they are seeking. Despite this, the singer acknowledges that there are others who will attempt to impart their knowledge on them, even if they consider that advice to be misguided or incorrect. The repeated line "You get the feeling that you get what it's about" suggests that although there are many competing ideas and opinions, each person ultimately has their own unique sense of understanding that cannot be fully articulated or explained.


Overall, "It" is a song about the nature of perception and understanding. It acknowledges the difficulty of navigating through a world of competing ideas and opinions, but also suggests that each person has their own innate sense of understanding that comes from within.


Line by Line Meaning

I may be slower than some folks
While I may not be as quick as others, I still manage to navigate my way through things.


But I always make my way
Despite any setbacks or obstacles that may arise, I always find a way to move forward.


I move forward with my hopes
I remain optimistic and hopeful as I progress forward in life.


And I sometimes save the day
On occasion, my efforts make a significant positive impact on a situation or those around me.


Where do I begin?
I'm faced with a daunting amount of information and I'm not sure where to start.


Cause there's a whirl pool of information
There's an overwhelming amount of data I need to sort through.


That you've got to sort through
There's a process of sifting through and organizing the information to extract what's important.


To get to where it's at
Only then can I truly understand the situation as it stands.


It falls flat and it makes you crazy
The situation can seem frustrating and overwhelming at times.


But I get the feeling
Despite this, I have an intuition that helps me to comprehend what's going on.


That I get what it's about
I understand the underlying message or essence of the situation.


It's just a feeling
This understanding is instinctual rather than being based on concrete facts or analysis.


I can't really spell it out
It's not something that can be explained in exact terms or language.


From the bar to the car park
People converse and share theories across a wide range of settings.


Theories fly about
Rumors and conjecture are rampant in many different conversations.


They fall short for the most part
However, these ideas often don't have much substance or fail to truly capture what's going on.


But I'm not keeping count
Regardless, I don't worry too much about keeping track of all these theories.


And why should I begin?
There's not much point in joining in with all these wild theories and discussions.


Cause there's a whirl pool
It's just more information to wade through and try to make sense of.


Of people who will stop
These people have strong opinions and are not open to other viewpoints.


And they will tell you
They are very vocal and forceful in sharing their perspectives.


The things that you will not
However, their ideas may not align with your own or be useful in making sense of the situation.


They roll their eyes and they call you crazy
If you don't agree with them, they may dismiss your views or label you as being unreasonable.


But you get the feeling
Despite this, you still have intuition guiding you.


That you get what it's about
You still understand the essence or underlying message, even if others do not.


It's just a feeling
Again, this understanding is intuitive and not necessarily based on concrete details or logic.


You can't really spell it out
It's difficult or impossible to articulate this understanding using concrete terms or language.


You get the feeling
Your intuition continues to guide you through the situation.


That you get what it's about
You continue to comprehend the underlying essence of the situation despite the chaos around you.




Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: JON BRION

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Comments from YouTube:

@alexkuhn5078

I've listened to this a hundred times and I just now noticed the whispering at 2:55 between the two channels: "Creation... Destruction... Creation... Destruction..."

@MimichoRaider

This is a masterpiece.

@handyuchiha

Jon brion is underrated

@albertanosantacruz496

Jon Brion is the best musician

@handyuchiha

+Albertano Santa Cruz indeed

@koino7716

WAY too underrated. here i am, a year late.

@rianmeir

I wish I would see more of his work. Magnolia is overlooked for the most part (my favorite, as well as it is for most fans. There simply aren't many that hold so much emotion. Also, I like Howard Shore's The Game and Panic Room.

@handyuchiha

It was Eternal Sunshine what made me like Jon Brion.

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@tuanjim799

Jon Brion is great. A hint of Beatles-esque pop wistfulness, also some loungey, jazzy strains.

@josuadevries

Jon Brion is a modern day one-man beatle. Just like Harry Nilsson was back in the day.

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