It's something unattainable
That you can't live without
And now the unexplainable
Has you riddled with doubt

Things began, things decay
And you've gotta find a way to be okay
But if you wanna spend the day
Wondering what it's all about
Go and knock yourself out

Why we're put in this mess
Is anybody's guess
It might be a test
Or it might not be anything
To be too worried about
But if you're still in doubt
Go and knock yourself out

Lyrics submitted by femmesofrussia

Knock Yourself Out Lyrics as written by Jon Brion

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    General CommentA great song, only just a bit too short. The meaning is simple. People wonder about the meaning of their lives, the point of everything, the reality of the world and for the most part, they will never know what it really is, but it is necessary to them, to think of these things, and that if they want to spend the day they can. People have to find a way to be okay.
    Occams_Harmonyon June 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits thing decay after things begin....
    mulmoon October 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis reminds me of Elliott Smith songs
    man on tvon November 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentya eh, apparently they have jammed out with each other. that pumped me up
    mulmoon November 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is wonderful.
    moldbyhandon November 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. Every time I hear it, it makes me feel at peace...
    Danitaon February 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about existentialism
    jakebarkeron April 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentre: It's a song about love, with existentialism as a reason. Or it's a song about getting knocked out, with existentialism as a reason.
    theriteofspringon April 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis guy is actually ridiculously talented.

    and he's been writing soundtracks for some of the best movies (ie, i heart huckabees, eternal sunshine, punch drunk love).

    my newfound love.
    mrs-mojo-risinon April 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI like this song a lot. I thought it was very fitting on the "Raymond" retrospective.
    DustyMurphyon May 17, 2005   Link

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