"What I Got" as written by Lindon Roberts, Bradley James Nowell, Floyd I. Gaugh Iv and Eric John Wilson....
Early in the morning, risin' to the street
Light me up that cigarette and I strap shoes on my feet
Got to find a reason, a reason things went wrong
Got to find a reason why my money's all gone
I got a dalmatian, and I can still get high
I can play the guitar like a motherfucking riot

Well, life is too short, so love the one you got
'Cause you might get run over or you might get shot
Never start no static I just get it off my chest
Never had to battle with no bulletproof vest
Take a small example, take a tip from me
Take all of your money, give it all to charity

Love is what I got
It's within my reach
And the Sublime style's still straight from Long Beach
It all comes back to you, you'll finally get what you deserve
Try and test that you're bound to get served

Love's what I got
Don't start a riot
You'll feel it when the dance gets hot

Lovin', is what I got, I said remember that
Lovin', is what I got, I said remember that
Lovin', is what I got, I said remember that
Lovin', is what I got, I said remember that

Why I don't cry when my dog runs away
I don't get angry at the bills I have to pay
I don't get angry when my Mom smokes pot
Hits the bottle and goes right to the rock
Fuckin' and fightin', it's all the same
Livin' with Louie dog's the only way to stay sane
Let the lovin', let the lovin' come back to me

Lovin', is what I got, I said remember that
Lovin', is what I got, I said remember that

Lovin', is what I got, I said remember that
Lovin', is what I got


Lyrics submitted by The Big Andowski

"What I Got" as written by Eric John Wilson Bradley James Nowell

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +2
    General Commenti got a dalmatian... sadly, his name isn't louie... i was too little to know about sublime back then and named him beethoven... the one regret in my short life
    stonetemplechickon September 14, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is possibly the greatest song ever written by sublime, it is my favorite of thiers and i have all of the sublime cd's. who ever "jakester7603" is should seriously rethink the music they listen to because as we all know sublime is the best band ever!
    sublime9117on May 30, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is an awsome song
    to mean it means to what you want to do in life because its not gonna last forever you might get ran over or you might get shot
    punkrockron June 02, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSUBLIME IS THE GREATEST BAND OF ALL TIME.....RIP BRAD....YOU FUCKIN ROCK
    halffaston June 20, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is a great song to start a road trip with...its just a fun song. It gets me ready for a road trip.
    CKF929on December 11, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationOk, I have to ask this here:
    Am I the only person who thinks the vocalist sings "I can play the guitar like a motherfucking Vai", In reference to Steve Vai? Sorry but I can't hear the "R" sound in the "riot" word that every lyric's website shows. Am I just tripping balls?
    ivankoon March 08, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy god, i can't believe no one's commented on this song before. it's incredible!! one of those songs you just have to sing along to.

    always puts me in a good mood!!!
    pumpkingirlon March 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti know, really
    the guy's like life is screwed...so what? smile!
    hehe
    smallthoughtson March 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love that part (and the sublime style is still straight from Long Beach) . I wish i lived in long beach.:o)
    holysweeton April 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentheh yeh same here! i love Sublime!! when Brad died it was so sad! i mean yeh i guess in a way LBDA (long beach dub allstars) kind of keeps the sound of sublime going, but its just not the same... ya know?
    evol stairwellon April 27, 2002   Link

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