"Only God Knows Why" as written by and R.j./shafer Ritchie....
I've been sittin' here trying to find myself
I get behind myself I need to rewind myself
Looking for the payback listening for the playback
They say that every man bleeds just like me

And I feel like number one yet I'm last in line
I watch my younger son and it helps to pass the time
I take too many pills that helps to ease the pain
I made a couple of dollare bills still I feel the same

Everybody knows my name they say it way out loud
A lot of folks fuck with me it's hard to hang out in a croud
I guess that's the price you pay to be some big shot like I am
Out stretched hands and one night stands

Still I can't find love
And when the walls are tumbling down
I will always be around
Yeah

And when the walls are tumbling down I will always be around
People don't know about the things I say and do
They don't understand about the shit I've been through
It's been so long since I've been home

I've been gone, I've been gone way too long
Maybe I've forgotten all the things I miss
Oh, somehow I know there is more to life than this
I've said it too many times and I still stand firm

You get what you put in and people get what the deserve
Still I ain't seen mine, no I ain't seen mine
I've been given but just ain't gettin' I've been walkin' that thin line
So I think I'll keep a walking with my head held high

I'll keep moving on and only God knows why
Only God, only God, only God knows why
Only God knows why, why, why, why
Only God knows why

Take it to the river, hey
Take me to the river, hey


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"Only God Knows Why" as written by Matthew Shafer John A. Travis

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  • +1
    General CommentOne of the best kid rock songs by far in my opinion. It's obvious that the song is about his rise to fame, and trying to deal with it. And also even though life gets hard sometimes, theres always things that can make life easier and make you feel better
    iangraham316on June 10, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"A stellar production" - David Lee Roth.
    If you've never seen Kid Rock in concert you have to, its your homework assignment. Even if you dont like him, go, its an event. He plays every instrament. Amazing. And when he plays this song ever lighter in the place is burning.
    metallicblinkboyon March 07, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfinchizzle89... lick my balls, son. Kid Rock is a bad ass, you are like, what, a sophomore in high school? Shouldn't you be listening to Avril Lavigne or something? Seriously, dude, get a driver's license, then talk to me.
    Jeff
    jokerdrozon July 12, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think the songs about some one whos just simply in a dark place in there life.

    because of an addiciton, relationships, death. etc

    And when your in that dark place you feel know one understands you. And you dont even understand your self.
    You dont feel like you use to (its been so long sense i've been home i've been gone i've been gone for way to long)

    No body knows why things like this happen turns out
    ONLY GOD KNOWS WHY.
    ajslikes2argueon March 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm not religious by any means. I think this song is about depression and how life gets you down. But somehow you find the will to carry on through any means, god or whatever. I also think this is a song about wanting to find a soul mate but somehow can't.
    camaross0000on July 30, 2008   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI believe this song is about the First Law of Thermodynamics and karma.

    "You get what you put in, and people get what they deserve."
    votewithabulleton September 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just have to say that to me and my girl, this is our song...the first song that we slow-danced to and god does it make me think of the times that we have shared and the times that will come...
    babytexon January 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a deep song. I'm not sure I understand it, but it's deep anyway. I like it. Yes... Excellent... *steeples fingers*
    damionignison February 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah im sitting here trying to find my self! life is full of shit things but its ok cause God knows why! so i think i'll keep a walking with my head held high! Take it to the river!
    weirdoon May 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy dad used to listen to this song all the time it was his favorite song and one day he told me that he really realated to this song "i take to many pills it helps to ease the pain" he was sick and he had to take like 20 pills a day "i watch my youngest son and it helps to pass the time" i was his youngest son and he used to love to watch me skate...then a couple of days before fathers day, maybe like a week, he died...."Its been so long since I've been home
    I've been gone, I've been gone way too long"
    dyingtoliveon May 25, 2002   Link

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