Try It Again
The Hives Lyrics


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Doo wacko!

Here's to you honey
But I'm out of your league
You're never gonna pass me
'Cause I'm out of your league
Your league, your league
Lookie here, baby
You're coming my way
But I move like a landslide
So get out of my way and stay away

Up from the floor on the count of ten
Oh, you get up, you get down and you try it again

Up and down and around again
Oh, you get up, you get down and you try it again
Up and down and around again
Oh, you get up, you get down and you try it again
Oh, you get up, you get down and you try it again
Yeah, alright

Ooh, ooh, ow, ooh

Time to learn a lesson
Like Pavlov's dog
If same-in' isn't working
Why don't you different instead, instead, instead

Like Samson and Delilah
Attila and the Hunns
You're ready for a new round
Don't it look like it's gonna be fun, be fun

Up from the floor on the count of ten
Oh, you get up, you get down and you try it again

Up and down and around again
Oh, you get up, you get down and you try it again
Up and down and around again
Oh, you get up, you get down and you try it again
Oh, you get up, you get down and you try it again
Ow

They say the definition of madness
Is doing the same thing and expecting a different result

That's right

Doo wacko! Up and down
Doo wacko! Down and up
Doo wacko! Round for round
Doo wacko! Hit the ground
Doo wacko! Up and down
Doo wacko! Oh, you get up, you get down and you try it again
Down and up, doo wacko!
Oh, you get up, you get down and you try it again
Round for round, , doo wacko!
Oh, you get up, you get down and you try it again
Hit the ground, doo wacko!
Oh, you get up, you get down and you try it again
Oh, you get up, you get down and you try it again




Oh, you get up, you get down and you try it again
Oh, you get up, you get down and you try it again

Overall Meaning

In "Try It Again," The Hives sing about being out of someone's league, but they also encourage that person to keep trying anyway. The chorus repeats the phrase "up and down and around again" to emphasize the idea that if something doesn't work the first time, you should keep trying until it does. The band relates this to the common saying that the definition of madness is doing the same thing repeatedly but expecting a different result.


Throughout the song, The Hives use a lot of allusions and metaphors to drive their message home. They reference Pavlov's dog, Samson and Delilah, and Attila and the Hunns to remind listeners that even famous historical figures have had to try and fail before succeeding. They also compare themselves to a landslide, emphasizing how difficult it will be for someone to catch up to them.


Line by Line Meaning

Here is to you honey
A toast to you, my dear


But I'm out of your league
You are not at my level


Never gonna pass me
You will never be better than me


'Cause I'm out of your league, your league, Your league
Because you are not at my level


Lookie here baby
Look here, my dear


You're coming my way
You are approaching me


But I move like a landslide
I move very quickly and powerfully


So get out of my way and stay away
So move away from my path and stay away from me


Up from the floor on the count of ten
Get up from the ground when I count to ten


Oh you get up, you get down and you try it again
Get up, get down, and try again


Up and down and around again Oh you get up,
Up and down and around again, get up


You get down and you try it again Up and down and around again Oh you get up,
You get down and try again, up and down and around again, get up


You get down and you try it again Oh you get Up, you get down and you try it again
You get down and try again, get up, get down, try again


All right!
Okay!


Time to learn a lesson
It is time to gain knowledge


Like Pavlov's dog
Like the experiment with Pavlov's dog


If something isn't working
If something is not functioning well


Why don't you different instead, instead, instead
Why not try something different instead?


Like Samson and Delilah Attila and the Hunns
Like the stories of Samson and Delilah and Attila and the Huns


You're ready for a new round
You are prepared for a new phase


Don't it look like it's gonna be fun, be fun
Doesn't it seem like it will be enjoyable?


They say the definition of madness is doing
It is said that madness is defined by doing


The same thing and expecting a different result...
Repeating the same action and hoping for a different outcome


Doo wacko! - Up and down
Onomatopoeic phrase representing up and down movement


Doo wacko! - Down and up
Onomatopoeic phrase representing down and up movement


Doo wacko! - Round for round
Onomatopoeic phrase representing circular movement


Doo wacko! - Hit the ground
Onomatopoeic phrase representing hitting the ground


Ah you get up, you get down and You try it again
Getting up, getting down, and trying again


Down and up - Doo wacko!
Onomatopoeic phrase representing up and down movement


Ah you get up, you Get down and you try it again
Getting up, getting down, and trying again


Round for round - Doo wacko!
Onomatopoeic phrase representing circular movement


Ah you get up, You get down and you try it again
Getting up, getting down, and trying again


Hit the ground - Doo wacko!
Onomatopoeic phrase representing hitting the ground


Ah you get up, you get down and you try it Again
Getting up, getting down, and trying again




Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Randy Fitzsimmons

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@javierrestrepo1720

The Hives Greates Hits
1. Hate To Say I Told You So
2. Walk Idiot Walk
3. Won't Be Long
4. Try It Again
5. Tick Tick Boom
6. Supply And Demand
7. The Hives Are Law, You Are Crime
8. B Is for Brutus
9. Main Offender
10. T.H.E.H.I.V.E.S.
11. A.K.A. I-D-I-O-T
12. Two Timing Touch And Broken Bones
13. Go Right Ahead
14. Die, All Right
15. Untutored Youth
16. Knock Knock
17. Bigger Hole to Fill
18. You Up Dress For Armaggedon



@PedroArnoldoMachadoDuran

Here is to you honey
But I'm out of your league
Never gonna pass me
'Cause I'm out of your league, your league, your league

Lookie here baby
You're coming my way
But I move like a landslide
So get out of my way and stay away

Up from the floor on the count of ten
Oh you get up, you get down and you try it again

Up and down and around again
Oh you get up you get down and you try it again
Up and down and around again
Oh you get up you get down and you try it again
Oh you get up you get down and you try it again
All right! Oh Oh Oh

Time to learn a lesson
Like Pavlov's dog
If same-ing isn't working
Why don't you different instead, instead, instead

Like Samson and Delilah
Attila and the Huns
You're ready for a new round
Don't it look like it's gonna be fun, be fun

Up from the floor on the count of ten
Oh you get up you get down and you try it again

Up and down and around again
Oh you get up you get down and you try it again
Up and down and around again
Oh you get up you get down and you try it again
Oh you get up you get down and you try it again

They say the defenition of madness is doing the 
same thing and expecting a different result...

That's right!

Doo wacko! Up and down
Doo wacko! Down and up
Doo wacko! Round for round
Doo wacko! Hit the ground
Doo wacko! Up and down
Doo wacko! Ah you get up you get down and you try it again
Down and up 
Doo wacko! Ah you get up you get down and you try it again
Round for round
Doo wacko! Ah you get up you get down and you try it again
Hit the ground
Doo wacko! 
Ah you get up you get down and you try it again [x4]



@SolidSnakeYT

Doo wacko!
Here is to you honey
But I'm out of your league
Never gonna pass me
'Cause I'm out of your league, your league,
Your league
Lookie here baby
You're coming my way
But I move like a landslide
So get out of my way and stay away
Up from the floor on the count of ten
Oh you get up, you get down and you try it again
Up and down and around again Oh you get up,
You get down and you try it again
Up and down and around again Oh you get up,
You get down and you try it again Oh you get
Up, you get down and you try it again
All right!
Time to learn a lesson
Like Pavlov's dog
If something isn't working
Why don't you different instead, instead, instead
Like Samson and Delilah
Attila and the Hunns
You're ready for a new round
Don't it look like it's gonna be fun, be fun
Up from the floor on the count of ten
Oh you get up, you get down and you try it again
Up and down and around again Oh you get up,
You get down and you try it again
Up and down and around again Oh you get up,
You get down and you try it again Oh you get
Up, you get down and you try it again
They say the definition of madness is doing
The same thing and expecting a different result...
That's right!
Doo wacko! - Up and down
Doo wacko! - Down and up
Doo wacko! - Round for round
Doo wacko! - Hit the ground
Doo wacko! - Up and down
Doo wacko! - Ah you get up, you get down and
You try it again
Down and up - Doo wacko! - Ah you get up, you
Get down and you try it again
Round for round - Doo wacko! - Ah you get up,
You get down and you try it again
Hit the ground - Doo wacko!
Ah you get up, you get down and you try it
Again



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@jessicag4428

12 years after this song still makes me so happy

@moonytheloony6516

Ya can say that again.

@elijahwerling4668

The perfect blend of classic and modern rock

@javierrestrepo1720

The Hives Greates Hits
1. Hate To Say I Told You So
2. Walk Idiot Walk
3. Won't Be Long
4. Try It Again
5. Tick Tick Boom
6. Supply And Demand
7. The Hives Are Law, You Are Crime
8. B Is for Brutus
9. Main Offender
10. T.H.E.H.I.V.E.S.
11. A.K.A. I-D-I-O-T
12. Two Timing Touch And Broken Bones
13. Go Right Ahead
14. Die, All Right
15. Untutored Youth
16. Knock Knock
17. Bigger Hole to Fill
18. You Up Dress For Armaggedon

@elizabethreifur1952

YEEEES! I FINALLY FOUND THIS SONG!

@MrLouisrogers

It was never lost, it was just waiting for you :)

@spyder-man0462

Me too

@Pontiac127

😂😂😂sometimes its like that.

@SchoolBully-yt5fy

LET'S DO THIS

@gregjones3678

I Love This Indie Rock Song 🎸

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