"The Go in the Go-For-It" as written by and J Lytle....
The talk, it got so loud
The songs cut out
Well, that's when I'd had enough
Of all their talk n' stuff
I had to bring it down
To more level ground
Where my only company
Is wind blowin' through the leaves

My head they tried to wreck
But I just laughed and said:
Guess who lost the go in the go-for-it

When they expected that
They instead got this,
A broken but pretty mess
And what they cared I could care less
My farewell e-mail reads:
Farewell to thee
I'll pass through your world with ease
Like wind blowin' through the leaves

My head they tried to wreck
But I just laughed and said:
Guess who lost the go in the go-for-it

Despite the faxes sent
I shook my head and went,
Guess who lost the go in the go-for-it

The go in the go-for-it
Guess who lost the go in the go-for-it...


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"The Go in the Go-for-It" as written by Jason Lytle

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  • +2
    General CommentIt reminds me of the feeling I have when I walk out on a job. You buy into all the corporate bull, or at least give the appearance of so doing, you have a real 'go for it' attitude. Then it just leaves you one day and you walk down the road. The contrast of being free "Like wind blowing through the leaves" and existing in their world of emails and faxes is one I've felt and sure many have.
    I appreciate there's a metaphorical meaning beneath this too. But this is the immediate interpretation.
    stewwon February 26, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti always like to think of this song as being about society in general: the world tries to brainwash you, the best way to deal with it is just to laugh and say you don't care. i know that that isn't what the song really means, but that's what it means to me.
    findsomepeaceon August 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSeems to be about the way the media percieves Grandaddy.

    "when they expected that
    they instead got this-
    the broken but pretty mess
    what they care i could care less"

    Self explanatory - Grandaddy don't care what the media are saying, good or bad, they just do what they love and that's the way it's gonna stay.. one of the many things i love about this band.
    leonperkinon October 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe line where the questions marks are is:
    "Despite the faxes sent"
    blisseon May 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment...and by "questions marks" I mean "question marks."

    oops.
    I promise I'm literate.
    blisseon May 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe lyrics contain a few references to earlier Grandaddy....

    "A broken but pretty mess" = A Pretty Mess by This One Band (early E.P.)

    "Farewell to thee" = "Fare Thee Not Well Mutineer" (rare g'diddy track)

    also, I think the line is "Despite the fax I sent"....
    unchienandalusiaon February 27, 2009   Link

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