I'm Still Here
Juliette Lyrics


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Everybody says don't
Everybody says don't
Everybody says don't it isn't right
Don't is isn't nice
Everybody says don't
Everybody says don't
Everybody says don't walk on the grass
Don't disturb the peace
Don't skate on the ice
Well I say do, I say,
Walk on the grass it was meant to feel
I say sail till to the windmill
And if you fail you fail!
Everybody says don't
Everybody says don't
Everybody says don't get out of line
When they say that then lady that's a sign
No times out of ten
Lady you are doing just fine.
Make just a ripple come on be brave
This time a ripple next time a wave
Sometimes you have to start small,
Climbing the tiniest wall
Maybe you're going to fall
But it is better than not starting at all.
Everybody says no stop
Musn't rock the boat musn't touch a thing
Everybody says don't
Everybody says wait
Everybody says can't fight city-hall
Can't upset the court
Can't laugh at the king!
Well I say try,
I say,
Laugh at the king or he'll make you cry
Loose your poise
Fall if you have to but lady make a noise...
Yes!
Everybody says don't
Everybody says can't
Everybody says wait around for miracles
That's the way the world is made
I insist on miracles if you do them,
Miracles might come true,




Then I say don't...
Don't be afraid!

Overall Meaning

In Juliette's song "I'm Still Here," the lyrics are a call to action for listeners to push back against societal norms and restrictions. The refrain of "Everybody says don't" is a nod to the numerous rules and constraints people face in their day-to-day lives. These rules include not walking on the grass, not disturbing the peace, not skating on the ice, not getting out of line, not rocking the boat, not upsetting the court, and not laughing at the king. Juliette urges the listener to break free from these constraints and take action.


She encourages the listener to be brave and to start small, climbing the smallest wall. People will likely encounter failures along the way, but it's essential to move forward despite these setbacks. Juliette tells the listener not to wait around for miracles but to push for them actively. She insists that if we do them, miracles might come true. Juliette wants the listener to overcome fear and be unafraid to make some noise. She encourages people to laugh at the king because if they don't, he'll make them cry.


Overall, Juliette is urging people not to be afraid to go against the norm, to take chances, and to be proactive in their lives. By pushing beyond societal constraints, people can achieve extraordinary things.


Line by Line Meaning

Everybody says don't
People often advise against doing certain things


Everybody says don't it isn't right
The common refrain is that doing these things is morally or ethically wrong


Don't is isn't nice
Being told not to do something is often unpleasant


Everybody says don't walk on the grass
People discourage exploring new areas (both literal and metaphorical)


Don't disturb the peace
People discourage ruffling feathers or causing any disturbance


Don't skate on the ice
People discourage taking risks or pushing boundaries that are considered unsafe


Walk on the grass it was meant to feel
Explore your world and take chances; don't be afraid to experience something new


I say sail till to the windmill
Pursue your dreams, even if they seem impossible


And if you fail you fail!
Don't be afraid to take risks, even if failure is a possibility


When they say that then lady that's a sign
Listen to advice, but don't allow it to control your life


Lady you are doing just fine.
Trust yourself and know that you are capable of making the right choices for yourself


This time a ripple next time a wave
Small actions can lead to big changes over time


Climbing the tiniest wall
Challenges may seem small, but they're still worth the effort of overcoming


Maybe you're going to fall
Failure is always a possibility, but it's still worth trying


But it is better than not starting at all.
Taking action, even if imperfect or potentially unsuccessful, is better than being too afraid to start


Musn't rock the boat musn't touch a thing
Don't upset the status quo or make waves


Everybody says wait
People often advise putting things off until later


Can't fight city-hall
It's often seen as futile to try to change things that are already established or institutionalized


Can't upset the court
Don't upset the people in power or those perceived to have authority


Can't laugh at the king!
Don't mock or challenge people in power


Laugh at the king or he'll make you cry
It's important to speak truth to power, even if it may come with risks or consequences


Loose your poise
Don't be afraid to be vulnerable or lose your composure


Fall if you have to but lady make a noise...
Taking risks can lead to failures, but it's still important to speak up or make an impact


Everybody says wait around for miracles
People often suggest waiting for things to happen on their own, rather than actively seeking change or improvement


I insist on miracles if you do them
It's possible to create your own luck or good fortune through effort and perseverance


Miracles might come true
Taking action and pursuing your dreams can lead to positive outcomes


Then I say don't... Don't be afraid!
Don't let fear or doubt hold you back from pursuing your goals and dreams




Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: STEPHEN SONDHEIM

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