"It Just Won't Quit" as written by and Jim Steinman....
And I never really sleep anymore
And I always get those dangerous dreams
And I never get a minute of peace
And I gotta wonder what it means
And I gotta wonder what it means
Maybe it's nothing and I'm under the weather
Maybe it's just one of those bugs going round
Maybe I'm under a spell and it's magic
Maybe there's a witch doctor with an office in town

Is this a blessing? Or is it a curse?
Does it get any better? Can it get any worse?
Will it go on forever? Is it over tonight?
Does it come with the darkness? Does it bring out the light?
Is it richer than diamonds?
Or just a little cheaper than spit?

I don't know what it is but it just won't quit
I don't know what it is but it just won't quit
I don't know what it is but it just won't quit
I don't know what it is but it just won't quit

And there used to be such an easy way of living
And there used to be every hope in the world
And I used to get everything that I went after
But there never used to be this girl
No there never used to be this girl

Maybe I'm crazy and I'm losing my senses
Maybe I'm possessed by a spirit or such
Maybe I'm desperate and I got no defenses
Can you get me a prescription for that one perfect touch?

Is this a blessing? Or is it a curse?
Does it get any better? Can it get any worse?
Will it go on forever? Is it over tonight?
Does it come with the darkness? Does it bring out the light?
Is it richer than diamonds?
Or just a little cheaper than spit?

I don't know what it is but it just won't quit
I don't know what it is but it just won't quit
I don't know what it is but it just won't quit
I don't know what it is but it just won't quit

There was a time when nothing ever really mattered
There was a time when there was nothing I didn't know
There was a time when I knew just what I was living for
There was a time and the time was so long ago
There was a time and the time was so long ago
And I never really sleep anymore


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"It Just Won't Quit" as written by Jim Steinman

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  • +1
    General CommentHe is with a girl, that's probaly got him hooked on her and he can't stop. She might even be doing things that are casuing him to worry, maybe how she acts, or what they do together. He wants to know if his love is worth it.
    Oh is this a blessing or is it a curse?
    Does it get any better? Can it get any worse?
    Will it go on forever or is it over tonight?
    Does it come with the darkness? Does it bring out the light?
    It's a stairway to heaven or a subway going down to the pits

    He oblivously doesn't know if she if bad for him or good. I'd say hes just worried, happened to me before.
    WhySoModestMrMouseon July 13, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI have always thought this song was about someone who is going through a rough time. The whole song describes it but I think it really shows in the chorus.

    "Oh is this a blessing or is it a curse?
    Does it get any better? Can it get any worse?
    Will it go on forever or is it over tonight?
    Does it come with the darkness? Does it bring out the light?
    Is it richer than diamonds or just a little cheaper than spit?
    I don't know what it is
    I don't know what it is but it just won't quit"
    MysteryLZ81on October 09, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think its a man who fell in love with a girl, but after some time he just stops feeling anything....he doesn't know if hes happy or sad or what hes feeling for that matter

    "Maybe I'm crazy, and I'm loosing my senses"

    and i think the "It" is the feeling of feeling no emotions at all.......and that feeling just isn't quitting


    I think its an amazing song but i never rly understood it until i started feeling like i had no emotions towards anything anymore, then it all came to me....but luckly for me it did quit:):)
    XmeatXloafXfreakXon July 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI do think it's a time in his life where everything is coming to the forefront and a sense of anxious surrounds him. It's a song about his mental status and he desperately wants it to Leave.
    schlegon May 31, 2015   Link

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