"Go It Alone" as written by John Robert King, Michael S. Simpson, Beck David Hansen and Jack White....
I'm comin' over
See me down at the station
By the lane
With my hands in my pocket
Jingling a wish coin
That I stole from a fountain
That was drowning all the cares in the world
When I get older
Climbin' up on the back porch fence
Just to see the dogs runnin'
With a ring and a question
And my shiverin' voice is singing
Through a crack in the window

I better go it alone

Down on the corner
See me standin'
On a makeshift road
With the dust storm blowin'
In a long black shadow
Pull a hammer from a coal mine
Down where your daddy was workin'
Comb my hair back
Strike a match on a bathroom wall
Where my number was written
Drivin' on the sidewalk
Lookin' back and the sky is burning
In my rear view mirror

I better go it alone


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"Go It Alone" as written by John Robert King, Michael S. Simpson, Beck David Hansen, Jack White

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  • +2
    General CommentI'm probably wrong, but I think this song is about realizing that you're no good for other people...that maybe you should take a break from interacting with them -- that you're some kind of liability.

    Love it -- Beck just continues to put out great stuff.
    catherinekson May 11, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about how the man is going over to his GF house and he desides he would rather "go it alone"
    bradtheman1on January 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with the above comment. Jack White from the White Stripes played bass on this song and co-wrote it, for those who didn't know.
    Stoneyon June 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, Jack White played bass on this song. It sounds pretty cool. A good song
    neongreen44on December 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI sorta agree with the first poster. The narrator realizes that it's better off for himself and everyone if he walks his path in life alone.
    YanYan108on February 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think I will go it alone, thank you Beck.
    suclid003on June 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentahhh! This song is so sexy. It sort of reminds me of Grease or something.
    hey brown bearon November 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love that Jack White co-wrote this song. But I think it's about independence and one person can manage themselves without people. It's a big "F' you," if I say so myself.
    crankypantson December 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"see the dogs runnin' with a ring and a question"

    could be about a proposal or something.
    The Tallest Manon January 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"lookin back and the sky is burning
    in my rearview mirror"

    The way he sings that... fucking WOW.
    farouhkon January 07, 2007   Link

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