Notion
Kings of Leon Lyrics


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I got a notion to say what doesn't feel right
Got an answer in your story today
It gave me a sign that didn't feel right, no

So don't knock it, don't knock it, you've been here before
So don't knock it, don't knock it, you've been here before

I just wanted to know if I could go home
Been rambling in day after day
And everyone says I don't know

So don't knock it, don't knock it, you've been here before
So don't knock it, don't knock it, you've been here before

Got a notion to say what doesn't feel right
I just wanted to know if I could go home

So don't knock it, don't knock it, you've been here before
So don't knock it, don't knock it, you've been here before

So don't knock it, don't knock it
So don't knock it, don't knock it





So don't knock it, don't knock it, you've been here before
So don't knock it, don't knock it, you've been here before

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Kings of Leon's song Notion communicate a sense of restlessness and dissatisfaction with one's current situation, accompanied by a desire for change. The opening line, "I got a notion to say what doesn't feel right," suggests a sense of discomfort or unease, and the subsequent lines speak to the singer's attempts to find answers and signs that will help them move forward. The repetition of the phrase "don't knock it, you've been here before" seems to be a reminder to the singer to avoid dismissing potential opportunities for growth or change just because they may feel familiar or uncomfortable.


The lines "I just wanted to know if I could go home / Been rambling in day after day / And everyone says I don't know" convey a sense of longing for a place of stability or belonging, and frustration at not being able to find it. The final lines of the song continue to emphasize the importance of embracing new experiences and possibilities, rather than simply settling for what feels safe or familiar.


Overall, the lyrics to Notion suggest a desire for growth and change, mixed with a certain level of uncertainty and fear of the unknown. The repetition of certain phrases and the use of simple, direct language help to convey the urgency and clarity of the singer's emotions.


Line by Line Meaning

I got a notion to say what doesn't feel right
I have an instinct to speak up about something I think is wrong


Got an answer in your story today
I heard something in your explanation that struck me


It gave me a sign that didn't feel right, no
What I heard didn't resonate with me, it felt off


So don't knock it, don't knock it, you've been here before
Don't dismiss my feelings or opinions, you've experienced something similar in the past


I just wanted to know if I could go home
I'm tired of being on the road, I want to go back to my comfort zone


Been rambling in day after day
I've been traveling a lot and it's wearing on me


And everyone says I don't know
People around me are uncertain about what the right move is


So don't knock it, don't knock it, you've been here before
Once again, don't discount my feelings because you've been in a similar situation yourself


So don't knock it, don't knock it
Repeating the importance of not disregarding my perspective


So don't knock it, don't knock it, you've been here before
Final reminder that you have insight into this situation and should be more understanding of where I'm coming from




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill, Nathan Followill

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