You Got That Right
Lynyrd Skynyrd Lyrics


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Well I've heard lots of people say
They're gonna settle down
You don't see their faces
And they don't come around
Well I'm not that way
I got to move along

I like to drink and to dance all night
Comes to a fix not afraid to fight
You got that right
Said, you got that right
Sure got that right

Seems so long I been out on my own
Travel light and I'm always alone
Guess I was born with a travelin' bone
When my times up, I'll hold my own
You won't find me in an old folks home

You got that right
Said you got that right
Well, you got that right
Sure got that right

I tried everything in my life
Things I like I try 'em twice
You got that right
You sure got that right

Travelin' around the world, just singing my song
I got to go, Lord I can't stay long
Here comes that ol' travelin' jones once again

I like to drink and to dance all night
Comes to a fix not afraid to fight
You got that right
Said, you got that right




Well you got that right
Sure got that right

Overall Meaning

The opening lyrics in Lynyrd Skynyrd's "You Got That Right" question those who say they will settle down but never follow through. The singer of the song, however, admits he is not that way and must keep moving. The lyrics convey his love of living wild and free, never tied down to one place or person. He likes to drink, dance, and come to the aid of others without fear. These lyrics embody the sense of adventure, independence, and rebeliousness that rock music represents to many listeners.


The chorus emphasizes the song's message: "You got that right. Sure got that right." This repetition underscores the importance of the song's central themes - the importance of being true to oneself, living life on one's own terms, and having the courage to take risks in the face of adversity. The lyrics also incorporate a sense of nostalgia for past experiences, and the promise of the adventures that await the traveler.


The song's imagery of travel and adventure is matched by its music, which features a driving beat, powerful guitar riffs, and a distinctive vocal style. These elements combine to make "You Got That Right" a classic rock song that continues to resonate with audiences today.


Line by Line Meaning

Well I've heard lots of people say
I've heard many people talk about settling down


They're gonna settle down
People want to have a stable life


You don't see their faces
They are not present, physically or emotionally


And they don't come around
They are not accessible or visible


Well I'm not that way
But I am not like them


I got to move along
I need to keep moving forward


I like to drink and to dance all night
I enjoy partying and having a good time


Comes to a fix not afraid to fight
I am not afraid to get into trouble or fight my way out of it


You got that right
You understand me


Said, you got that right
I want to make sure you understand me


Sure got that right
Absolutely, you understand perfectly


Seems so long I been out on my own
I have been alone for a long time now


Travel light and I'm always alone
I don't carry much and I don't have anyone with me


Guess I was born with a travelin' bone
I was born with the urge to travel


When my time's up, I'll hold my own
When I die, I will be satisfied with my life


You won't find me in an old folks home
I will not end up in a retirement home


I tried everything in my life
I have experienced a lot in life


Things I like I try 'em twice
If I like something, I will give it another go


Travelin' around the world, just singing my song
I am traveling the world and sharing my music


I got to go, Lord I can't stay long
I have to leave, I can't stay for very long


Here comes that ol' travelin' jones once again
I feel the urge to travel again




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: RONNIE VAN ZANT, STEVE GAINES

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