"Always Something" as written by Matt Shultz, Brad Shultz, Jared Champion, Daniel Tichenor and Lincoln Parish....
Early in the morning
Your eyes meet the sun
Work so hard to feed your wife
And time is so alone.
The madness in the evening
With diamonds in your hand
Came home and hour early
Caught her with another man

It's always something before the late night
Around the corner, there's always something waiting for you
Can't hold their hands back, can't make the sun rise
It's always something, you know it's always something

On your way back home again
Good to smear it in
You see a man stuck in the range, stranded with no friends
From the goodness of your heart, you saved him from the flood
A couple miles down the road, he's covered in his blood

It's always something before the late night
Around the corner, there's always something waiting for you
Can't hold their hands back, can't make the sun rise
It's always something, you know it's always something

Moving around, to never see it coming
Burnt by the light, she thought that she would run you
Blinded again, floating like a feather
Why can't you see you can't control the weather

Sometimes I caught myself looking in the mirror
With my eyeballs out, looking at the fear
In the bottom of the chains, saw them growing like a plant
But it never works out like I wrote it in my hand

I tried

(It's always something)

It's always something before the late night
Around the corner, there's always something waiting for you
Can't hold their hands back, can't make the sun rise
It's always something, you know it's always something
You know it's always something, you know it's always something


Lyrics submitted by awholelottabang, edited by Bmiller92, primal23, Stealthheart

"Always Something" as written by Daniel Tichenor Brad Shultz

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  • +5
    Song MeaningClearly a pessimistic view of things; no matter how much good you do, something always is gonna turn around and bite you on the ass.


    Love this new album.
    HandsomePeteon January 13, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHe sings about what he genuinely believes in and I completely love that about Matt. This song is haunting my brain.
    vy16nnon March 29, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is deliciously pessimistic. Its not depressing or a downer, its sounds more frustrated to me. I feel like this a lot, and here the singer is just venting about it. He points out that sometimes there are just things out of your control "can't make the sun rise," references to weather, etc.
    peachykeen1315on August 22, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song has one of the most paranoid sounds to it...you gotta love the direction the band took with this album.
    Walruscanonon October 27, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Song ComparisonThis song is obviously a pessimistic view on how life never goes the way you want it to, and no matter how hard you try to change things, no matter how good life is going at the moment, something else will always step in the way and ruin it.

    This song is pretty similar to Hopeless Opus by Imagine Dragons. This song is a bit more dark, however, blaming fate for everything that goes wrong, whereas Hopeless Opus is mostly blaming themselves for ruining their own lives, though fate does take part in it. In other words, Hopeless Opus is more regretful than pessimistic.
    Stealthhearton June 16, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCouldn't of said it better myself, Pete.

    One of the best songs on the new album.
    awholelottabangon January 14, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song couldn't be more upfront about the performer's disdain for human nature. Despite it's pessimistic thee this song is not to be missed.
    sabresfan4on January 14, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Lyric Correctionhere are the correct lyrics:

    early in the morning
    rise to meet the sun
    work so hard to feed your wife
    no time to show her loving
    and in the madness of the evening
    with diamonds in your hand
    came home an hour early
    caught her with another man

    it's always something
    before the late night
    around the corner
    there's always something waiting for you
    can't hold the hands back
    can't make the sun rise
    it's always something
    you know it's always something

    on your way back home again
    a good samaritan
    you see a man stuck in the rain
    stranded with no friends
    and from the goodness of your heart
    you saved him from the flood
    a couple miles down the road
    he's covered in your blood

    it's always something
    before the late night
    around the corner
    there's always something waiting for you
    can't hold the hands back
    can't make the sun rise
    it's always something
    you know it's always something

    moving around you never see it coming
    burned by the light you thought that you were running
    blinded again you're floating like a feather
    why can't you see you can't control the weather?

    sometimes i caught myself
    looking in the mirror
    with my eyeballs
    and i'm looking at the fear
    in the bottom of the drain
    saw it growing like a plant
    but it never worked out
    the way i wrote it in my hands
    i tried, i tried, i tried, decide, decide, decide...

    it's always something
    before the late night
    around the corner
    there's always something waiting for you
    can't hold the hands back
    can't make the sun rise
    it's always something
    you know it's always something

    niacitaon November 26, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just wanted to point out the second verse. "You save him from the flood - a couple miles down the road, he's covered in your blood." This is talking about offering a homeless man a ride because you feel bad and want to help him. Then, after generously inviting him into your car, after driving a few miles he kills you, hence the line, "covered in your blood." It is a good message of not hitchhiking.
    Stealthhearton June 29, 2017   Link
  • -4
    My OpinionI really wish they didn't put songs like this on the album. The lame murder ballad lyric part is infantile. I feel these guys have promise, but this is a horrible opening track, and lyrically it's pathetic.
    fogon July 28, 2011   Link

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