Every Night Every Day
Patrick Sweany Lyrics


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Every night
Every day
Wonder how we barely
Get by
Every night
Every day
Wonder how we barely
Get by
Walk like a dog
Wonder why we even
Try
Many hour
Little baby
Frustrates a man
In his mind
Many hour
Little baby
Frustrates a man
In his mind
Lost in the jungle
Doing anything to
Survive
Oh, yeah

Morning comes
Morning goes
Never seem to last
That long
Morning comes
Morning goes
Never seem to last
That long
Get ahead
Get a square
Anything to spare
Is gone
Lord it's gone
Some night
Some way
Things gonna come my way
Some night
Some way
Things gonna come
My way
Keep holding on
Sun shine
Through the rain
Every night
Every day
Wonder how we barely
Get by
Every night
Every day
Wonder how we barely
Get by
Walk like a dog




Wonder why
Even try

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Patrick Sweany's "Every Night Every Day" depict the struggles of everyday life and the constant battle to make ends meet. It begins with the repetition of "Every night, every day, wonder how we barely get by" which sets the mood of the song as a constant state of worry and frustration. The next line "Walk like a dog, wonder why we even try" portrays a sense of hopelessness and the feeling of being trapped in a never-ending cycle of survival.


The lyrics then move to "Many hours, little baby, frustrates a man in his mind" which can be interpreted as the daily grind of work, bills and taking care of a family that weighs heavily on the mind. "Lost in the jungle, doing anything to survive" further emphasizes the struggle and the lengths that people go to in order to get by. The lyrics later say "Get ahead, get a square, anything to spare is gone" which represents the fact that, despite working hard, one can never seem to catch a break.


The chorus repeats the initial lines of "Every night, every day, wonder how we barely get by" and "Walk like a dog, wonder why even try" again, underlining the hopelessness and frustration of the situation the song describes. However, the song ends on a hopeful note with "Some night, some way, things gonna come my way" and with the line "Keep holding on, sunshine through the rain", indicating the perseverance and determination to keep trying and hold on to hope.


Line by Line Meaning

Every night
Reflecting on the struggles faced each night


Every day
Reflecting on the struggles faced each day


Wonder how we barely
Questioning how we are able to just scrape by


Get by
Just barely making ends meet


Walk like a dog
Feeling like we are stuck in a habitual routine


Wonder why we even
Questioning the purpose and meaning of our lives


Try
Putting in effort to improve our situation


Many hour
Enduring long and difficult times


Little baby
A source of stress and worry in one's life


Frustrates a man
Causing a man to feel upset and powerless


In his mind
Internalizing these feelings of frustration and stress


Lost in the jungle
Feeling lost and overwhelmed by the struggles of life


Doing anything to
Taking drastic measures to stay afloat and survive


Survive
Getting through each day by any means necessary


Morning comes
Starting a new day


Morning goes
The new day quickly slips away


Never seem to last
The good times never seem to stick around


That long
For very much time at all


Get ahead
Trying to make progress in life


Get a square
Trying to get a stable and safe life


Anything to spare
Anything extra beyond just the bare minimum necessities


Is gone
Quickly disappearing or being taken away


Some night
Someday, at any point in the future


Some way
In any manner possible


Things gonna come my way
Good luck and success will eventually come my way


Keep holding on
Keep persevering and holding out hope for better times


Sun shine
Positive and happy moments in life


Through the rain
Despite the difficult and trying times




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Ashutosh Pandey

Every Night Every Day
Wonder how we barely get by

Every Night Every Day
Wonder how we barely get by

Work like a dog, wonder why we even try

Many hours, little pay
Frustrates a man, in his mind

Lost in the jungle
Doing anything to survive ohhh yeah

Money comes, money goes
Never seem to last that long

Get ahead, get square
Anything to spare, is gone

Some night, some way
Things gonna come my way

Keep holdin' on
Sunshine through the rain
Every Night Every Day
Wonder how we barely get by

Work like a dog
Wonder why even try



All comments from YouTube:

Dave Donovan

Sweany got style for days. His voice is like the perfect blend of Chris Cornell and John Fogarty

Corey Collins

Seeing this guy in November. One of the most underrated performers you'll ever encounter

Ollie Foxx

This is a mixture off hell yeah, mixed with a little damn straight served in a glass of ummm hmmmm. Best chilled with bourbon and an optional j

Nolan G

Amazing! I'm finding all these amazing artists I didn't know about before!

David Hightower

What a voice! Great band. Howlin' Wolf and John Lee Hooker would be proud!

GoodpixelProductions

outstanding voice and rift- don't give up making awesome soulful music please we the people need it more than ever

Michael Bowyer

So damn real made me have to air out the bar smell from from my apartment. That song’s fire.

Adam B

The ferocity of Howlin Wolf and Elmore Janes came back to life, and kicked down the door and knocked out all the windows!

peter jeneliunas

He deserves a Grammy!

M Dixon

Patty my man, you tell my story like no artist before. YOU ARE of my generation.

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