Get Myself Together
Robyn Lyrics


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It's all over like steps in the first snow
Something's been building up and it's gonna blow
My momma called me last night, she said what nothing else fits
Pick up the pieces and move on
I see the flashing lights, just can't make sense of the bits
It's like my mind is gone

I got, got to get
Get my head back on
I got, got to get
Myself together
When this hurt is gone
I got, got to get
Myself together

I got, got to get
Can't tell what's right or wrong
I wish there's something could be done
I'm not that clever
When this hurt is gone
I got, got to get
Myself together

Can't stand to see you upset
But you already know
The more close it gets
The less I wanna go

I saw my brother last night
He said I know you too well
You can't pretend that's nothing wrong
I see the fuse that ignites, like I'm outside of myself
It's like my mind is gone

I got, got to get
Get my head back on
I got, got to get
Myself together
When this hurt is gone
I got, got to get
Myself together

I got, got to get
Can't tell what's right or wrong
I wish there's something could be done
I'm not that clever
When this hurt is gone
I got, got to get
Myself together

My daddy put me aside
Like when I was a child
He said I trust you decide
On what you know is right
And for whatever it's worth,
I am on your side
There's no denying the mess
That I got us in
And I've been trying my best
Not to make a scene
Just can't make a sense of it all
It's like my mind is gone

I got, got to get
Get my head back on
I got, got to get
Myself together
When this hurt is gone
I got, got to get
Myself together

I got, got to get
Can't tell what's right or wrong
I wish there's something could be done
I'm not that clever
When this hurt is gone
I got, got to get
Myself together

I got, got to get
Can't tell what's right or wrong
I wish there's something could be done
I'm not that clever
When this hurt is gone




I got, got to get
Myself together

Overall Meaning

The song "Get Myself Together" by Robyn is a reflective piece about a woman who is going through a difficult time in her life. The lyrics describe how she feels like her mind is in a fog and everything is building up to a breaking point. The song is open-ended and allows listeners to interpret it in their own way, but it seems to be about dealing with personal struggles and finding the strength to move forward.


The first verse sets the stage for the song's tone. The woman compares her life to "steps in the first snow," suggesting that everything is new and she doesn't yet know how to navigate it. She feels like something is building up that's "gonna blow" and doesn't know how to handle it. She receives advice from her mother and brother, both of whom acknowledge that something is wrong and encourage her to pick up the pieces and move on. Despite this, the woman feels lost and like her mind is gone.


The chorus of the song repeats the line, "I got, got to get myself together," as a mantra to motivate herself to overcome her struggles. She acknowledges that it will take time and that she can't tell what's right or wrong, but she wishes that something could be done to make it easier. The second verse brings in the woman's father, who offers his support and encourages her to make her own decisions. The song ends with the repeated chorus, leaving listeners with a sense of hope that the woman will be able to get herself together.


Line by Line Meaning

It's all over like steps in the first snow
The situation is coming to an end and it's happening abruptly, like the first snowfall that covers all the footprints in its path.


Something's been building up and it's gonna blow
A problem has been developing and it's about to reach a breaking point.


My momma called me last night, she said what nothing else fits
Robyn's mom called her to offer some motherly advice because nothing else seemed to work.


Pick up the pieces and move on
The only choice is to accept the situation, collect the broken pieces and start over.


I see the flashing lights, just can't make sense of the bits
Robyn is overwhelmed and confused by the chaos around her that she can't understand.


It's like my mind is gone
Feeling muddled and unclear, Robyn cannot focus on anything because her thoughts are scattered and confused.


Can't tell what's right or wrong
Robyn is unsure of what the correct course of action should be in this situation.


I wish there's something could be done
Robyn wishes she could find an easy solution, but there may not be one.


I'm not that clever
Despite her best efforts, Robyn doesn't have all the answers or solutions to this problem.


Can't stand to see you upset
Robyn is upset by the fact that her behavior is causing her loved ones pain.


But you already know
Her loved ones are aware of the situation and how it's affecting Robyn and themselves.


The more close it gets
The closer the situation gets to resolution, the harder it becomes for Robyn to handle it emotionally, and the less she wants to deal with it.


The less I wanna go
Robyn is finding it increasingly difficult to cope with the problem, and she simply wants to avoid dealing with it altogether.


I saw my brother last night
Robyn finds comfort in confiding in her brother, who can offer her sound advice and support.


He said I know you too well
Robyn's brother understands her personality and tendencies and can offer personalized advice and comfort.


You can't pretend that's nothing wrong
Robyn's brother is aware that something is bothering her, and she can't hide from it.


I see the fuse that ignites, like I'm outside of myself
Robyn is aware that her behavior is causing problems, but it's like she's watching it from outside her own body and can't control her actions or emotions.


My daddy put me aside, like when I was a child
Robyn's father offers her guidance and support like he did in her childhood.


He said I trust you decide, On what you know is right
Robyn's father empowers her to make the right choices on her own.


There's no denying the mess
Robyn is aware of the chaos around her and the role she played in it.


That I got us in, And I've been trying my best
Robyn takes responsibility for her actions and is making an effort to fix the situation.


Not to make a scene, Just can't make a sense of it all
Robyn is trying to handle the situation in a way that is calm and under control, but she still feels completely overwhelmed and uncertain.


I got, got to get Get my head back on
Robyn knows she needs to regain control of her thoughts and emotions to find a way out of this situation.


Myself together
Robyn knows she needs to be composed and rational in order to make the right moves to fix the issue.


When this hurt is gone
Once the pain caused by the situation has subsided, Robyn knows she will be better equipped to deal with everything else that comes her way.




Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: ALEXANDER ERIK KRONLUND, ROBIN CARLSSON, KLAS AHLUND

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