"Good to Go" as written by and Steven P. Smith....
A low riding junkie girl
Rode down south to yr little world like a dream
You can do it if you want to
You can do it if you want to

You can do it if you want to be like me
I wouldn't need a hero if I wasn't such a zero
If I wasn't such a zero
Good to go

All I ever see around here is things of hers that you left lying around
It's all I ever see around here
She kicked new york like a curse
And you traced her footsteps in reverse up to queens

You can do it if you want to
You can do it if you want to
You can do it if you want to be like me
I wouldn't need a hero if I wasn't such a zero

If I wasn't such a zero
Good to go
All I ever see around here is things of hers that you left lying around
It's all I ever see around here

Some empty envelopes from some other town
It's all I ever see around here
I'm waiting for something that's not coming


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"Good to Go" as written by Steven P. Smith

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    General CommentThis song is one of his best vocally... The symbolism is excellent. Sounds like it's about not knowing when to let go of someone and let the memory of them gradually decline.
    Sinfantile76on February 27, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI was thinking maybe the girl is ''drugs/heroin''

    A low riding junkie girl
    Rode down south to yr little world like a dream
    (this is drugs coming to his world, and kicking in like a dream)
    ''You can do it if you want to''
    (social pressure into talking drugs by a friend or close one)
    I wouldn't need a hero if I wasn't such a zero
    (he takes them because he has low self esteem)
    She kicked new york like a curse
    And you traced her footsteps in reverse up to queens
    (the heroin became a trend in new york between his friends? because someone from Queens introduced them to (the one that says ''you can do it if you want to''))
    All I ever see around here is things of hers that you left lying around
    (the effects of taking them is what's left maybe)
    Some empty envelopes from some other town
    It's all I ever see around here
    (envelopes = empty needles?)
    I'm waiting for something that's not coming
    (the real happiness he was promised or to be like the first person (''you can do it if you want to''))
    Alegoloon January 22, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo beautiful.
    NishFetson November 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPerhaps my favorite off of his self-titled album.
    ThisKidLovesLifeon November 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPerhaps my favorite off of his self-titled album.
    ThisKidLovesLifeon November 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsomeone he was with whom he never really knew, i guess she haunts his memories, shes someone who he thinks might have the answers he's looking for but kind of faded away and left. he wonders if she was the person he imagined.
    nopoeticon December 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentelliott's been quoted in an interview as saying that when he uses the phrase "good to go" or "ready to go" he's talking about being ready to walk out on his life (yes, the s word).
    jillycon February 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I wouldn't need a hero if I wasn't such a Zero, such a Zero-o, good to go..."

    Definetly about suicide in my mind...
    doyou missmeon January 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is probally wrong, but i have a feeling that it was the way he was feeling because of his fans, there trying to be like him, but he thinks that is a bad thing to try to do, because in his mind, he was a bad person...
    idk, just a guess
    tyboisfunon January 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpoor elliott
    his heart was broken too many times
    Weird0awakening7on February 13, 2007   Link

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