It Is What It Is
Thundercat [feat. Pedro Martins & Pedro Martins] Lyrics


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When the gold becomes dough
And the magic starts to fade
When it all comes to an end
When there's nothing left to say
It is what it is

I tried to make it work
My best just wasn't enough
It couldn't be helped, Leanne
The things I would do for you

After all that's said and done
And I'm all alone
When I sit back and reflect
From a broken heart
Sometimes there's regret
It is what it is

It couldn't be helped, Leanne
So many things I wanna say
This is the end





Hey, Mac (whoa)

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Thundercat's song "Is It Love?" explore the feeling of a relationship coming to an end, despite efforts to make it work. The first verse talks about the realization that the "gold" in the relationship has turned into something ordinary, and the magic that once existed has faded away. The singer acknowledges that sometimes relationships don't work out and there's nothing left to say. The repeated phrase "it is what it is" reinforces the idea that the end of the relationship is inevitable and final.


The second verse reflects on the singer's efforts to save the relationship and the regret he feels knowing it wasn't enough. He addresses his partner, Leanne, specifically, expressing the things he would do for her, but ultimately accepting that sometimes things just don't work out. The final lines of the song, "This is the end," confirm the end of the relationship and the singer's acceptance of it.


Overall, "Is It Love?" communicates a feeling of resignation and acceptance of the end of a relationship, despite the disappointment and regret that comes with it. The lyrics capture the emotional weight of a difficult breakup and the inevitability of coming to terms with it.


Line by Line Meaning

When the gold becomes dough
When something that was previously valuable or magical loses its worth or appeal.


And the magic starts to fade
When something that was once exciting or special starts to lose its charm and appeal.


When it all comes to an end
When a situation or relationship reaches its conclusion or final outcome.


When there's nothing left to say
When everything that needed to be communicated has already been said and there's nothing left to talk about.


It is what it is
Accepting the reality of a situation, even if it's not ideal or preferable.


I tried to make it work
I put in effort and attempted to improve or repair the situation.


My best just wasn't enough
Despite my efforts, I was unable to make the situation better.


It couldn't be helped, Leanne
There was nothing more that could have been done to change the outcome of the situation.


The things I would do for you
Expressing the deep level of love and affection I have for you, and the lengths I would go to make you happy.


After all that's said and done
After all the effort and communication that has taken place.


And I'm all alone
When I am by myself without anyone else.


When I sit back and reflect
When I take the time to think about and examine the situation or relationship.


From a broken heart
From the pain and sadness I'm feeling after experiencing heartbreak or loss.


Sometimes there's regret
Sometimes I feel remorse or wish I had done something differently in the past.


It is what it is
Accepting that the situation cannot be changed and must be dealt with as it is.


It couldn't be helped, Leanne
There was nothing more that could have been done to change the outcome of the situation.


So many things I wanna say
There are so many thoughts and emotions I want to express about the situation or relationship.


This is the end
This is the conclusion of the situation or relationship, and the beginning of moving on.


Hey, Mac (whoa)
An exclamation expressing surprise or shock, possibly directed towards Mac.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, PFIVE Entertainment Mexico, Peermusic Publishing
Written by: Stephen Lee Bruner, Pedro Martins

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