I Got Mine
The Black Keys Lyrics


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I was a movin' man
In my younger days
But I've grown out
Of my ramblin' ways

I left that road
So far behind
And now I know

I got mine
I got mine
I got mine
Oh baby I got mine

So baby when I rolled
I rolled deep
So much so
I couldn't get no sleep

Rock and roll hustle
All the time
And now I know baby

I got mine
I got mine
I got mine
Oh baby I got mine

I got mine
I got mine




I got mine
Oh baby I got mine

Overall Meaning

The Black Keys' "I Got Mine," featured on their album Attack & Release, is a song about self-discovery, self-reliance, and the end of a journey. In the lyrics, the singer reminisces about his past as a traveling man, always on the move, but now he's grown out of his rambling ways and left that road far behind. The line "And now I know" suggests that he's found what he's been searching for, and that he's content with what he has - he's got his, and that's enough.


The second verse tells us more about the singer's past experiences, specifically his rock and roll hustle. He and his band worked tirelessly, rolling deep and barely getting any sleep, but now he knows that all that hard work was worth it - he's got his. The repetition of the phrase "I got mine" throughout the song adds emphasis to this idea of self-reliance and contentment.


Overall, "I Got Mine" is a powerful and introspective song with a deep message. It encourages listeners to reflect on their own journeys and search for contentment within themselves.


Line by Line Meaning

I was a movin' man
I used to be a restless person who was always on the move.


In my younger days
This was a characteristic of mine that was more prominent when I was younger.


But I've grown out
However, I have now matured and changed my ways.


Of my ramblin' ways
I no longer feel the need to wander aimlessly without a clear sense of direction.


I left that road
I have consciously made the decision to abandon that path I was on and moved on.


So far behind
I have put a good amount of distance between that past and me.


And now I know
And as a result of that decision, I have acquired some important knowledge.


I got mine
I have gotten what I was looking for or what I needed, regardless of what other people may think or have done.


Oh baby I got mine
My success or gain is something that I feel good about and that I want to celebrate with others.


So baby when I rolled
When I used to live a more reckless lifestyle.


I rolled deep
I really committed myself to that lifestyle and went all in.


So much so
To the extent that it impaired my ability to function properly.


I couldn't get no sleep
I was so consumed with that lifestyle that I had trouble getting rest or peace of mind.


Rock and roll hustle
This lifestyle was characterized by a lot of energy, ambition, and drive.


All the time
I was constantly on the go and consumed with that pursuit.


And now I know baby
But now, reflecting back on it, I have gained some clarity and understanding.




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: DANIEL QUINE AUERBACH, PATRICK JAMES CARNEY

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