I got troubles, Lord, but not today.
Cause they're gonna wash away.
They're gonna wash away.

And I have sins, Lord, but not today.
Cause they're gonna wash away.
They're gonna wash away.

And I had friends, Lord, but not today.
Cause they done; washed away.
They done; washed away.

And oh, I've been cryin'.
And oh, I've been cryin'.
And oh, no more cryin'.
And oh, no more cryin' here.

And we got lonely, Lord, but not today.
Cause we gonna wash away.
We gonna wash away.

And I got troubles, Lord, but not today.
Cause they're gonna wash away.
This old heart is gonna take them away.


Lyrics submitted by lily(myoneandonly), edited by vaysym

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    Well, I'm not sure what it meant to Joe Purdy but I feel like I can relate to this song. My interpretation is that he's had all these trouble and he's lost friends and has sinned and he's just been miserable and crying but he's decided he's going to let his hurt go and I don't think it's about suicide. I think it's more about even though he has troubles he's going try and let go of them and be happy. I think it's more about overcoming his problems then the problems disappearing...and even though they are still there he was able to let go of them and be happy. well that's my take on it. Well, I love this song and it always makes me feel better.

    FireflyKon March 28, 2008   Link
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    i think it's just him saying all this crap is going on and he's been caring so much so now he's just going to turn himself off and take a step back from everything. just take a time out.

    could easily be a suicide song, but i don't really think it is.

    inbetweenmoleculeson March 22, 2006   Link
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    Heard this on lost as well. Surprised it's not more well known... It's hard to tell whether this is a happy or sad song, the music itself cheers me up but theres some sad element to it as well...

    chakra8on September 01, 2006   Link
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    It isn't "We get along Lord, but not today"

    He is saying "We get lonely Lord, but not today"

    carlypaigeon August 16, 2009   Link
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    basically, its about finding the strength to move on. the song lists all of the things he has in his life, but now are "wash[ing] away"-- he is moving on from these various aspects.

    dansleauon August 20, 2009   Link
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    i dont think this song is about suicide at all. i think its about how even when times are bad you can just enjoy a moment or a day: "i got troubles Lord, but not today". its forgetting your troubles for a moment and just enjoying yourself. i also think this was the intention when the song was used in Lost, even though they were in a really bad situation, in that moment everything was ok

    FiFiCaton April 18, 2010   Link
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    They played this song on the end of the third episode of lost. The song is so shiney!

    Halkatlaon February 18, 2005   Link
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    yeh, i think that it is a good song, i saw it on lost too, i really like it. I dunno why it isn't bigger then it is.

    J0K3Ron April 03, 2005   Link
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    Excellent song! Reminds me very much of Jack Johnson. I heard it on Lost too, I like being introduced to music via. TV shows, there's some good stuff I'd never hear otherwise!

    And Lost is a great show :)

    chriswarneon August 14, 2005   Link
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    This is an amazing song! i heard it on lost to! i think it should be really popular!

    x_becky_xon August 19, 2005   Link

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