"Something's Gotta Give" as written by and John Charles Wiltshire Butler....
A little feeling in my gut that I get of late
When I think about these cats running the world with hate
I say: something's gotta give

Got the whole world fighting for the Texas tea
Got a little for you, I got a little for me
But the kettle's leaking like a sieve

There's a puddle on the floor
There's a puddle in the sky
The kettle's leaking so much man it's burning my eyes yeah
Can't you just throw that damper out

On the subject of throwing stuff away
I know some deaf men who can't hear a word we say
No matter, No matter how loud we do shout

And I say...

Something's gotta give right now boy
Something's gotta give right now for you
Something's gotta give right now man
Something's gotta give right now

I was reading the newspaper just yesterday
Got the headlines reading God bless the USA
And I thought: God Bless Everyone

God bless the people in New York when they were attacked
God bless the children being bombed there in Iraq
God bless the goddamn junkie with a monkey on his back
God bless everybody under the sun

Cause the world ahead will end if we don't got love
Do your job and pay attention to God above
But eventually the only guarantee will be that the tea in your tank will run dry

Because without love you know there ain't no life
You can duplicate it and bottle it up all you like
But it doesn't mean you're gonna get another try
Get another try boy

Something's gotta give right now boy
Something's gotta give right now P-Yoo
Something's gotta give right now man
Something's gotta give right now

I Said..
Something's gotta give right now boy
Something's gotta give right now (Yeah)
Something's gotta give right now
Something's gotta give right now.....






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"Somethings Gotta Give" as written by John Charles Wiltshire Butler

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    General CommentAnother fantastic song by the trio! (cant help but love the lyrics)
    Mattyon January 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love jbt... i also love songs about politics lol

    go aussie!
    jam jamon January 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commentbest video clip ever! Very political song with the title refering the farce our world has become and John wanting something done about it. The song isn't that vague which helps with interpretation
    long_live_INXSon May 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commentgotta love this song...
    I especially love the part of the song where it says:
    'I was reading a newspaper just yesterday
    got the headlines reading god bless the USA, and I thought, God bless everyone
    God bless the people in New York when they got attacked,
    God bless the children being bombed yeah in Iraq,
    God bless the god damn junky with the monkey on his back,
    God bless everybody under the sun'

    Aussi, Aussi, Aussi! Oi Oi Oi!
    Herenionon August 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI always thought it was "...when I trhink about this cancer running the world with hate". Any idea?
    bukowski/7upon March 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm not so sure this song is super political, but more about love for everyone. Our society is so ethnocentric. What makes America so special? Money? Power? Do people not feel pain in Iraq? So I think God could take a day off from blessing America and bless Iraq once and awhile. And as for these ignorant bumper stickers everywhere, God Bless America? How about God Bless Everyone. Thank you jbt.
    UtopianGnaron October 03, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"This song is dedicated to all the people in the world, who want peace on this planet, dont want a war in iraq or a war anywhere."
    THNDRon June 07, 2007   Link

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