What I Got
Sublime Lyrics


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Fuck, you can't even

Early in the mornin', risin' to the street
Light me up that cigarette and I'll strap shoes on my feet
Got to find a reason, reason things went wrong
Got to find a reason why my money's all gone
I got a dalmatian, and I can still get high
I can play the guitar like a motherfuckin' riot

Well, life is (too short), so love the one you got
'Cause you might get run over or you might get shot
Never start no static, I just get it off my chest
Never had to battle with no bulletproof vest
Take a small example, take a ti-ti-ti-tip from me
Take all of your money, give it all to charity-ty-ty-ty
Love is what I got
It's within my reach
And the Sublime style's still straight from Long Beach
It all comes back to you, you finally get what you deserve
Try and test that, you're bound to get served
Love's what I got
Don't start a riot
You'll feel it when the dance gets hot

Lovin', is what I got
I said remember that
Lovin', is what I got
And remember that
Lovin', is what I got
I said remember that
Lovin', is what I got
(I got, I got, I got)

Why I don't cry when my dog runs away
I don't get angry at the bills I have to pay
I don't get angry when my mom smokes pot
Hits the bottle and goes right to the rock
Fuckin' and fightin', it's all the same
Livin' with Louie Dog's the only way to stay sane
Let the lovin', let the lovin' come back to me

Lovin', is what I got
I said remember that
Lovin', is what I got
And remember that
Lovin', is what I got
I said remember that
Lovin', is what I got
(I got, I got, I got)

We're not that far off
So that's




See, but
Yeah, we're done there

Overall Meaning

The song "What I Got" by Sublime starts off describing a typical morning of the singer rising from bed and attempting to make sense of things that went wrong in his life. He sings about his dog, dalmatian, and about still being able to get high and play the guitar "like a motherfuckin' riot." The chorus emphasizes the importance of love and not taking life for granted as it can end at any moment. The lyrics suggest that the singer has been through some tough times, but has learned to find peace in his life by focusing on what really matters - love.


The second verse of the song talks about the singer's perspective on life. He doesn't get angry or upset about things he can't control, such as his dog running away or his mother smoking pot. He emphasizes that love is what he has and it's what's important to him. The song ends with the chorus repeating the importance of love in his life.


"What I Got" by Sublime is a powerful song with a deep message. It emphasizes the importance of love and how it can bring peace and happiness to an individual. The lyrics suggest the singer has been through some tough times, but by focusing on love and not letting anger or frustration take over, he's been able to find peace in his life. This song has become an anthem for many people who have struggled with depression, addiction, or other personal issues.


Line by Line Meaning

Early in the mornin', risin' to the street
Every morning, I wake up and head straight outside to start my day


Light me up that cigarette and I'll strap shoes on my feet
I start my day by smoking a cigarette and getting ready to tackle whatever comes my way


Got to find a reason, reason things went wrong
I'm searching for the reason why things aren't going right for me lately


Got to find a reason why my money's all gone
I need to figure out why I'm always broke


I got a dalmatian, and I can still get high
Despite everything else going on in my life, I can still have some fun and get high with my dog


I can play the guitar like a motherfuckin' riot
I'm really good at playing the guitar and can get a crowd going with my talent


Well, life is (too short), so love the one you got
Life is too short to waste time not appreciating what you already have


'Cause you might get run over or you might get shot
You never know when life will take a turn for the worse and you may not have another chance to show love


Never start no static, I just get it off my chest
I don't like confrontations, so I just speak my mind and get things out in the open


Never had to battle with no bulletproof vest
I'm lucky to have not faced any life-threatening situations


Take a small example, take a ti-ti-ti-tip from me
Let me give you a little advice


Take all of your money, give it all to charity-ty-ty-ty
I recommend donating all of your money to charity, it will make you feel really good


Love is what I got
Love is the most important thing in my life


It's within my reach
I know that I can always find love no matter where I am in life


And the Sublime style's still straight from Long Beach
My music will always be representative of where I come from


It all comes back to you, you finally get what you deserve
Karma is real, what goes around comes around


Try and test that, you're bound to get served
If you try to challenge the laws of karma, you'll get what's coming to you


Love's what I got
Love is the most important thing to me, always


Don't start a riot
Avoid conflict when possible


You'll feel it when the dance gets hot
You know when things get really intense, that's when you feel the true power of love


Why I don't cry when my dog runs away
I don't let little things bother me anymore


I don't get angry at the bills I have to pay
Even though bills are a hassle, I don't let them get me down


I don't get angry when my mom smokes pot
I don't judge or criticize my mother for doing something that makes her happy or helps her relax


Hits the bottle and goes right to the rock
She may drink or use drugs sometimes, but that doesn't change how much I love and care for her


Fuckin' and fightin', it's all the same
People always seem to be arguing and fighting, but ultimately it's not worth it


Livin' with Louie Dog's the only way to stay sane
Living with my dog, Louie, is the only thing that keeps me grounded


Let the lovin', let the lovin' come back to me
I want to let go of negative emotions and let love fill my life again




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Lindon Roberts, Bradley James Nowell, Eric John Wilson, Floyd IV Gaugh

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Comments from YouTube:

KrakenAcoustix

For all the guitarists out there, this song is literally D and G through the entire song 👍

Shane Hall

except for the solo

itslovehere

at the very start for the notes it’s doing that chord shape d and playing string four three two and three
then do chord shape g and do string six three two and then three.

J&E

But he can play the guitar like a MF riot 😂😂

Tessa

I was driving to this internship I had to do for college. It was early morning, hard time for me to wake up. I had just learned how to drive (yes, in college) and was still nervous about it. The car had problems and they were acting up. Traffic was especially bad. I was broke. The internship was boring. And then this song came on the radio. And it just distracted me from everything, not just because it's generally a good song for a bad day, but also because of nostalgia. Reminded me of early childhood. So I just sat in the parking lot and enjoyed it. The rest of the day wasn't that bad.

Lisa Fanning

Lovin is what you got!

Charles-John Jenerou

He isn't embracing violence, he states in the song he never had to fight, he talks about just taking things and live on with life instead of being bugged by everything. He is giving love not hate.

Scrambled memes

If music stayed like this the world would be a better place

Green Garlicski

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lowlandrogue

When I played SR3 for the first time, and I heard this, I was overcome with great joy and memories.

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