"I'm Good I'm Gone" as written by Bj�rn Daniel Arne Yttling and Lykke Li Timotej Zachrisson....
Working in the corner
Peeking over shoulders
Waiting for my time to come
Working in the corner
One day to the other
Butter for my piece of bun

Working in the corner
Peeking over shoulders
Waiting for my time to come
Working in the corner
One day to the other
Butter for my piece of bun

Stepping, I'm stomping, I'm all gone
Give me the tone and I'm all gone
Yeah, I'm walking by the line
Not here, but in my mind

I'm working, I sweat but it's all good
I'm breaking my back but it's all good
Cause I know I'll get it back
Yeah, I know your hands will clap
Yet, I'm looking, yet, I'm working
To make butter for my piece of bun

And if you say, I'm not okay, we must go
If you say there ain't no way that I could know
If you say I aim too high from down below
Well, say you're not cause when I'm gone
You'll be calling but I won't be at the phone

And you hanging around 'til it's all done
You can't keep me back once I had some
No wasting time to get it right
And you will see what I'm about

Good, I'm working, I sweat, but it's all good
I'm breaking my back but it's all good
Cause I know I'll get it back
Yeah, I know your hands will clap

And if you say I'm not okay, we must go
If you say there ain't no way that I could know
If you say, I aim too high from down below
Well, say you're not cause when I'm gone
You'll be calling but I won't be at the phone

Working in the corner
Peeking over shoulders
Waiting for my time to come

And if you say I'm not okay, we must go
If you say there ain't no way that I could know
If you say I aim too high from down below
Well, say you're not cause when I'm gone
You'll be calling but I won't be

If you say I'm not okay, we must go
If you say there ain't no way that I could know
If you say I aim too high from down below
Well, say you're not cause when I'm gone
You'll be calling but I won't be at the phone


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"I'm Good, I'm Gone" as written by Lykke Li Zachrisson Bjoern Yttling

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  • +3
    General Commentits about the struggle of working hard even if it is a shitty situation... people are hating on what you are doing but they aren't doing any better for themselves, keeping in mind that you will get somewhere in the future,

    DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO SO YOU CAN DO WHAT YOU WANT TO DO
    kellyvilla08on February 17, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAbout being independent? I get the idea she's a dancer, but I suppose that could be metaphorical. Either way, it seems to be pushing aside everything enybody else says about her doing whatever it is, believing she'll prove her weight one day, and biding her time until then. Or the phone thing could be to do with a relationship (she won't pick up the phone no matter how many times he/she calls)
    polkadot.peekabooon June 03, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love this!

    i think she had a fling but she didnt want it anymore, she wanted more and something better .
    "You can't keep me back once i had some
    No wasting time to get it right"



    she seems arrogant or stuck up to him "If you say i aim too high from down below".
    aliciasaidsoon July 02, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI saw the video and from it, I think the boxing thing was metaphorical (you know, fighting to the top). From the dancers she used, especially all in business attire, I think that this was not a personal message about her life or trying for just her to get ahead. It was more about everyone aiming high in their jobs and careers. If you want to get more specific, the women in the video were all following and fighting the men, so it could be a comment about sexism in the workplace. At the end, it seemed that everyone spinning on the floor was carving out their own place.

    I want to add that the video is being offered free on itunes until 10/20/08.
    melophiliacon October 18, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti'm pretty sure these are the right lyrics:

    Working in the corner
    Peaking over shoulders
    Waiting for my time to come

    Working in the corner
    One day to the other
    Butter for my piece of bun

    Stepping a stone
    and I'm all gone
    Give me the tone
    and I'm all gone
    Yeah, I'm walking by the line
    Not here, but in my mind

    I'm working a sweat, but it's all good
    Breaking my back but it's all good
    'Cause I know i'll get it back
    Yeah, I know your hands will clap

    I'm working,
    I'm working
    To make butter for my piece of bun

    And if you say I'm not okay with miles to go
    If you say there ain't no way that I could know
    If you say I aim too high from down below
    Well say it now 'cause when I'm gone
    You'll be calling but I won't be at the phone

    And I'm hanging around 'til it's all done
    You can't keep me back once I had some
    Wasting time to get it right
    And you will see what I'm about

    'Cause I'm working a sweat, but it's all good
    I'm breaking my back but it's all good
    'Cause I know I'll get it back
    Yeah, I know your hands will clap

    And if you say I'm not okay with miles to go
    If you say there ain't no way that I could know
    If you say I aim too high from down below
    Well, say it now 'cause when I'm gone
    You'll be calling but I won't be at the phone

    (Working in the corner
    Peaking over shoulders
    Waiting for my time to come)

    And if you say I'm not okay with miles to go
    If you say there ain't no way that I could know
    If you say I aim too high from down below
    Well, say it now 'cause when I'm gone
    You'll be calling but I won't be at the phone

    And if you say I'm not okay with miles to go
    If you say there ain't no way that I could know
    If you say I aim too high from down below
    Well, say it now 'cause when I'm gone
    You'll be calling but I won't be at the phone
    victimofgravityon July 25, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFor me, the interpretation is simple. "I'm doin' me, and I'm going after what I want! Doubt me if you want to, I don't care."
    LittleBlackbirdGirlon September 21, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI wonder if it's not:

    Working in the corner
    peeking over shoulders
    waiting for my time to come...
    Jedicamon March 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's definitly "Peeking over shoulders"
    Pinnen_on March 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with polkadot except due to the video, I think she's a boxer, not dancer. Also, it's definitely 'working in the corner', I think.
    deltasunlighton July 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've heard her interviewed (and also met her in person!) and she used to be a back-up dancer for other swedish artists. So If there's anything that could be about something like that it's dancing. But I'm pretty positive it's about her music career because I know she's worked really hard to get as far as she has, especially with such an unusual singing style.
    bohemianrocker16on August 29, 2008   Link

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