"Get It Togehter" as written by India Arie, Andrew Ramsey, Shannon Sanders, Dana Johnson and Mel Johnson....
One shot to your heart without breaking your skin
No one has the power to hurt you like your kin
Kept it inside, didn't tell no one else
Didn't even want to admit it to yourself
And now your chest burns and your back aches
From 15 years of holding the pain
And now you only have yourself to blame
If you continue to live this way

Get it together
You want to heal your body
You have to heal your heart
Whatsoever you sow you will reap
Get it together

You can fly fly

Dark future ahead of me
That's what they say
I'd be starving if I ate all the lies they fed
Cause I've been redeemed from your anguish and pain
A miracle child I'm floating on a cloud
Cause the words that come from your mouth
You're the first to hear
Speak words of beauty and you will be there
No matter what anybody says
What matters most is what you think of yourself

Get it together
You want to heal your body
You have to heal your heart
Whatsoever you sow you will reap
Get it together

The choice is yours
No matter what it is
To choose life is to choose to forgive
You don't have to try
To hurt him and break his pride
To shake that weight off
And you will be ready to fly

One shot to your heart without breaking your skin
No one has the power to hurt you like your friends
Thought it will never change but this time moved on
An ugly duckling grew up to be a swan
And now your chest burns and your back aches
Because now the years are showing up on your face
But you're never be happy
And you'll never be whole
Until you see the beauty in growing old

Get it together
You want to heal your body
You have to heal your heart
Whatsoever you sow you will reap
Get it together


Lyrics submitted by jenazabab

"Get It Together" as written by Andrew Ramsey India Arie

Lyrics © TUNECORE INC, BMG Rights Management, Songtrust Ave, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentI love this song--to me it's about overcoming whatever awful pain of the past, things that happened to you that were so bad they affect the person you become later in life. It's about healing yourself by overcoming the fear and negativity of it, consciously choosing to rise above it. Choosing love and forgiveness over hate and negativity. "Dark future ahead of me that's what they say, I'd be starving if I ate all the lies they fed"

    Some people are dealt a rough hand in life, but that doesn't mean you have to be a victim of that. YOU have the power to be more than a victim. Her words are so heartfelt and honest; she's empowering.
    meliaon March 31, 2009   Link
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    General CommentLOOOOOVE IT! I think it's very meaningful.
    jenazababon March 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is amazing - but the lyrics are wrong - they are actually "one shot to your heart without breaking the skin" - anyone know what it means??
    finallyfreeon March 07, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"one shot to your heart without breaking the skin" my friend helped me understand what it means. if you literally shot someone in the heart, the bullet would go through the skin then into your heart. in the metaphorical sense, your heart can be hurting or can be broken without a literal "shot".
    you don't have to be physically hurt to have pain in your heart.
    kappbusta2527on August 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree - this song is amazing. Its one of my favorites.
    teardrp92on June 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti LOVE this song!!!!!!! beautiful meaning!
    huryaon March 30, 2009   Link

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