I’ll Get Along Fine
Luther Vandross Lyrics


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How am I gonna get along
After loving you for so long?
How am I gonna find good times when you're gone?
How am I gonna fill
This emptiness that sure enough
Will leave me hungry for your love?
I'll get along fine without you, baby
Oh, yes, I will get along somehow
I've made up my mind
To try and keep trying and trying
I guess I'll do fine
I guess I'll be alright

Seems I should be sad
But somehow separating ain't that bad
I'd love for you to see me cry
But the tears won't come to my eyes
I'm really glad
That we can break up peacefully
You'll be glad to know. Don't you worry, 'cause
I'll get along fine without you, baby
Oh, yes, I will get along somehow
I've made up my mind
To try and keep trying and trying
I guess I'll do fine
I guess I'll be alright
Sometimes it seems kind of strange
To call your name
And then look around and you're not there
Everything is fine
'Cause I've made up my mind to get along twice as well
I'll get along fine without you, baby
Oh, yes, I will get along somehow
I've made up my mind
To try and keep trying and trying




I guess I'll do fine
I guess I'll be alright

Overall Meaning

In Luther Vandross's "I'll Get Along Fine," he sings about the struggle of moving on from a lost love. Vandross muses about the difficulties he will face in finding happiness without his former lover. He describes the feeling of emptiness and hunger for love that he experiences in her absence. Despite this pain, he has decided to keep trying to find happiness, and he is confident that he will eventually "be alright."


The lyrics suggest some hopefulness, despite the ending of the relationship. While Vandross acknowledges that his life will be different after his break-up, he assures the listener that he will find a way to move on. This song could be interpreted as an anthem for those who have experienced heartbreak, as it speaks to the universal feeling of learning to move on from lost love.


Overall, "I'll Get Along Fine" is a beautiful and deeply emotional song that speaks to the human experience of loss and heartbreak. It highlights Vandross's talent for crafting lyrics that are meaningful and relatable to his audience.


Line by Line Meaning

How am I gonna get along
I am unsure how I will adjust and move forward from this point on


After loving you for so long?
After being in a long-term loving relationship with you


How am I gonna find good times when you're gone?
How will I find happy moments without your presence?


How am I gonna fill
How will I occupy


This emptiness that sure enough
This feeling of being incomplete and alone that definitely


Will leave me hungry for your love?
Will make me crave the love that only you provided


I'll get along fine without you, baby
Despite all these, I will be okay without you.


Oh, yes, I will get along somehow
I will find a way to move forward from our relationship.


I've made up my mind
I have decided


To try and keep trying and trying
To continue to put in effort


I guess I'll do fine
I suppose I will be okay


I guess I'll be alright
I presume I will be fine.


Seems I should be sad
One might assume that I would be upset


But somehow separating ain't that bad
But parting ways isn't as terrible as it may seem


I'd love for you to see me cry
I would want you to witness my sadness


But the tears won't come to my eyes
But I can't seem to cry despite feeling sad.


I'm really glad
I'm actually content instead


That we can break up peacefully
That we can separate without hostility


You'll be glad to know. Don't you worry, 'cause
You will be relieved to hear that you need not worry


Sometimes it seems kind of strange
At times it can be perplexing


To call your name
To say your name


And then look around and you're not there
And realize you're no longer around


Everything is fine
Despite this, everything is okay


'Cause I've made up my mind to get along twice as well
Because I have decided to push myself to move forward even better




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Carter Tlhabi

Luther feat Luther vandross. ......I'll get along fine

Comments from YouTube:

@ROTTYLUV4ME

My husband died from ALS and stage 4 kidney failure. One night I was talking out loud, I found this on one of my Luther CDs and cried my ass off. I then met someone new and thanked my husband for sending him into my life and sent husband this song in a Facebook message to let him know I was in good hands and moving forward instead of depressed and hopeless.

@user-hl6ju1kc9s

These albums were recorded on Cotillion Records (a subsidiary of Atlantic Records). I was an FM Radio Announcer when the album arrived at the Radio Station, and it went right into the rotation to be played. We pushed them in the Northeast (USA) and sold a lot of copies. The only problem with them was they didn’t have the best Sound engineers & producers that Luther later had as a solo artist. It would be nice if whoever owns the masters to the albums, it they would have them remastered or maybe re-engineered now that we have A.I.

@mpumeleloenhlemtshali1224

Who's here 2022 oow luther 😰continue to rest in peace ♥️♥️♥️

@kaioken87

I jus found this song tonite
Omg this is so graceful
I never heard of 70s Luther before but I love it. RIP LUTHER!!!!

@anthonybrooks4325

we lost something that can never be replaced.

@handl3869

This is by far the most gripping ballad/duet I've ever experienced. A man and a woman laying all the emotion out there!RIP MR. VANDROSS.

@thembisilenkosi9353

I miss my husband and my mom ❤ hopefully one day i will be able to get along fine without them

@phindandabula6010

44 years later we are still here, 23/03/2020 we will get along fine with Coronavirus.

@user-ox3df2gf9v

Wow what a great classic ❤❤

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