"Here It Goes" as written by and James Christopher/burch Adkins....
On, it’s on; I declare my room a scene.
Gone, then gone; it’s too much that they say you need.
It’s not perfection, yeah —
how boring if it is nothing new for me.

Light on up with everybody watching you;
lights go down, everything is yours to lose.
First dancer takes the floor;
laugh, but you can’t ignore what you’re gonna do.

Waiting for attention, I’m not.
Cut it to the left and I rock.
Need an invitation, I don’t.
Slide it to the right and I roll.

Here it goes; the crowning of the cool kid queen.
Here it goes; the competition show their teeth.
I’ll let them fight it out —
it’s just my party, now, what I want to be.

Stand on up; everyone in queue in costume.
Step on out; don’t get sucked in for a second.
Bright lights might say your name, but they only light the stage —
nothing there to prove.

Waiting for attention, I’m not.
Cut it to the left and I rock.
Need an invitation, I don’t.
Slide it to the right and I roll.

Waiting for attention, I’m not.
Cut it to the left and I rock.
Need an invitation, I don’t.
Slide it to the right and I roll.

Hey hey hey hey..
Don’t accept critique or credit.
Hey hey hey hey..
The definition always changes.
It’s not the same as yours;
you could be so much more the closer that you get.


Waiting for attention, I’m not.
Cut it to the left and I rock.
Need an invitation, I don’t.
Slide it to the right and I roll.

Waiting for attention, I’m not.
Cut it to the left and I rock.
Need an invitation, I don’t.
Slide it to the right and I roll.


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  • +2
    General CommentI get the feeling of a high school dance or a disco back in the 70s or 80s where circles used to form around single dancers who would show off their moves. Saturday Night Fever sure comes to mind.
    I picture a kid who's been trying out all his new dance moves in his room all week between work or school or whatever - and he's been waiting to become a star for those 15 minutes on the dance floor at the local club or whatever.
    In a much broader sense: practicing over and over again to make your debut with confidence, almost cockiness and then nailing a performance of some kind. The title of the song seems to suggest that "Here It goes".
    blitzmuton August 10, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt seems like he has finally figured out who he is, and he realizes that people who criticize him don't really matter.
    "Definition always changes
    It's not the same as yours"

    He's pretty much saying that he knows that people appreciate him for who he is, and he doesnt need the approval of other people to feel good about himself.
    V8 Muscleon October 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't know why but I can see this song in a pub as a dance mis or in a movie where everyone is doing the same dance!!
    ieatworldon October 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSlight correction:

    "Stand on up, everyone who can,
    We've got to stare on out, don't get sucked in for a second.
    Grownups might say your name, they only light the stage,
    Nothing there to prove."
    crimsondawnon October 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI LOVE this song.
    KairiGurlon October 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song makes me want to dance.
    It's so upbeat and fresh.
    Nothing like anything on Futures.
    davidprevailson October 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsmall correction:
    "Laugh, but you can't ignore"
    And apologies to crimsondawn but it is most definitely "Robots might say your name, they only light the stage"

    It's like the main character is a kid who's always been looked down upon for being different. Then one day, he has an epiphany. He owns up to his flaws alone in his room and to the fact that life can't be perfect. He attends his first dance and he's the first one to take the stage. He doesn't do it for attention, and he just begins to move oblivous to what people may think of him or his dance moves. It's like that moment Dane Cook said guys will never do... "I just wanna dance!" He wants to dance and he'll let the "cool kids" fight over the accolades all he wants is to express himself the only way he knows how... by rocking the shit out of that dance floor.

    That's how I feel anyway. Amazing song. And such a welcome departure from the JEW norm. It makes me want to throw concern and caution to the wind and move. Great album as well.
    thecrowing83on October 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with davidprevails. This song makes me wanna dance so much! And I can definitely imagine a choreographed group dance to this. it's just calling for it. This is an awesome song on an awesome album!
    angelsnlullabieson October 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh, and it's "It's not perfection yet. How boring if it is." makes more sense than a random interjection. Thought that does happen a lot in music...
    angelsnlullabieson October 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentProbably my favorite song on the new album. So much fun.
    StrikerObion October 13, 2007   Link

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