Sherrill
Mac DeMarco Lyrics


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Getting hard to remember
Getting hard to recall
Getting laid off and pushed out
And it ain't my baby's fault

So if you go, don't cry
I'll be right there at your side
Sherrill, Sherrill

Getting laid on the lifeline
Getting tired, time for bed
And there's no use getting worked up
I'll remember all you said

And if you go, don't cry




I'll be right there at your side
Sherrill, Sherrill, Sherrill, Sherrill

Overall Meaning

Mac DeMarco's song "Sherrill" is a melancholic reflection on the struggles of memory and the hardships of life. The lyrics touch upon the difficulties of maintaining memories as they fade away with time. As memories fade away, life becomes harder and harder to recall. The repetition of the refrain "getting hard to remember, getting hard to recall" highlights the frustration that comes with trying to hold onto something that is slipping away.


The song seems to be addressed to someone named Sherrill, who may have been a romantic partner or a close friend. The singer acknowledges the hardships they have faced, including being laid off from work and feeling pushed out, but makes it clear that they don't blame their current situation on Sherrill or anyone else. The singer reassures Sherrill that they will be there for them, even as memory fails and time moves on.


Overall, the song reflects on the inevitability of change and the challenges of holding onto our pasts. It is a poignant reminder of the importance of cherishing the people and moments we have in the present.


Line by Line Meaning

Getting hard to remember
It's becoming difficult for me to recall things accurately


Getting hard to recall
I'm struggling with my memory and finding it hard to remember things


Getting laid off and pushed out
I lost my job and was forced to leave


And it ain't my baby's fault
My partner is not to blame for my situation


So if you go, don't cry
If you have to leave, don't worry or be upset


I'll be right there at your side
I'll support you and be there for you


Sherrill, Sherrill
Repeating her name to show affection and importance


Getting laid on the lifeline
My survival is dependent on the help of others


Getting tired, time for bed
I'm getting exhausted and need to rest


And there's no use getting worked up
It's not worth getting upset or anxious over the situation


I'll remember all you said
I'll hold onto the advice and knowledge you've given me


Sherrill, Sherrill, Sherrill, Sherrill
Continuing to show affection and importance towards her with repetition




Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: MacBriare Samuel Lanyon DeMarco

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