Think About It
Patrick Sweany Lyrics


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When love is new, steady occupies your mind
When love gets older something happens over time
Maybe I'm jaded, maybe love like that is gone
Think about my past life how everything just turned out wrong

(REPEAT×8)
Try not to think about it
Once I got married a little child came with her mom
Tears my heart out to think I'd do that poor child wrong
Lord it's a shame man, and it's nobody's fault but mine
It's goddam crazy and I think about it all the time

I try not to think about it

Nobody's waiting for you when you're not around
It knocks your socks off how a memory will bring you down
Lord it's the night life and daytime people just don't know
Just how to stand there, when every night you got to go





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Overall Meaning

Patrick Sweany's song Think About It is a poignant reflection on the complexities of love and the lasting impact it can have on one's life. The lyrics open with a somber tone, hinting at the disillusionment that can come from a love that has lost its spark. The imagery of a mind preoccupied with thoughts of a love that once consumed it sets the stage for the rest of the song.


As the song progresses, the lyrics delve deeper into the complications that come with love. Sweany speaks about his past life, where he feels that everything just turned out wrong. It shows a painful insight into the singer's feelings that experience can alter how we view relationships. He sings about trying not to dwell on it, but the memories haunt him, and there's almost a sense of regret or grief that lingers just beneath the surface of the lyrics.


Ultimately, the song offers a cautionary tale about the consequences of our choices and how they can impact those around us. The lyrics are open to interpretation, but it's clear that Sweany is grappling with some profound and difficult emotions.


Line by Line Meaning

When love is new, steady occupies your mind
When love is new, you're consumed by it and it takes over your thoughts


When love gets older something happens over time
As love matures, things change and it's not always as simple as it once was


Maybe I'm jaded, maybe love like that is gone
I might be cynical, but perhaps that kind of love is a thing of the past


Think about my past life how everything just turned out wrong
I reflect on my past and how nothing seemed to go right


Try not to think about it
I attempt to avoid dwelling on these thoughts


Once I got married a little child came with her mom
When I got married, my spouse had a child from a previous relationship


Tears my heart out to think I'd do that poor child wrong
The thought of hurting that child devastates me


Lord it's a shame man, and it's nobody's fault but mine
It's regrettable, and I take responsibility for it


It's goddam crazy and I think about it all the time
It's insane to think about, yet it's constantly on my mind


Nobody's waiting for you when you're not around
When you're not there, nobody is anticipating your arrival


It knocks your socks off how a memory will bring you down
Memories have a way of knocking you down emotionally


Lord it's the night life and daytime people just don't know
The nightlife is different, and people who are only active during the day don't understand it


Just how to stand there, when every night you got to go
How to endure being stationary when you're used to constantly moving around at night




Writer(s): patrick sweany

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