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This too shall pass (OK Go)

An alternative rock song by OK Go from the album Of the Blue Colour of the Sky. The single was released in January 2010. The video features a giant Rube Goldberg machine, constructed to operate in time with the song. No camera tricks, it all happens in real time.

You know you can't keep letting it get you down
And you can't keep dragging that dead weight around
Is it really all that much to lug around
Better run like hell when you hit the ground

When the morning comes
When the morning comes

Can't stop those kids from dancing but why would you want to
Especially when you are already getting good?
'Cause when your mind don't move then your knees don't bend
But don't go blaming the kids again

When the morning comes
When the morning comes
When the morning comes

When the morning comes
When the morning comes
When the morning comes

Let it go, this too shall pass
Let it go, this too shall pass

(Let it go, this too shall pass)
You know you can't keep letting it get you down
No, you can't keep letting it get you down

(Let it go, this too shall pass)
Oh, is it really all that much to lug around
And you can't keep letting it get you down

When the morning comes
Oh, you can't keep letting it get you down
No, you can't keep letting it get you down
(When the morning comes)

Oh, you can't keep letting it get you down
No, you can't keep letting it get you down
(When the morning comes)

Oh, you can't keep letting it get you down
No, you can't keep letting it get you down
(When the morning comes)

Oh, you can't keep letting it get you down
No, you can't keep letting it get you down
(When the morning comes)

GET YOU DOWN= If something gets you down, it makes you feel sad or depressed.

DRAGGING= To move (or pull along) slowly or with effort.

DEAD WEIGHT= Something very heavy and probably difficult to move.

ALL THAT MUCH= So much.

TO LUG AROUND= To drag from place to place.

BETTER= You’d better, you should.

RUN LIKE HELL= Run as fast as you can.

DON’T GO BLAMING= Don’t say or think it’s their fault.

LET IT GO= Stop holding to it; separate from it. In a figurative sense, stop thinking about it, don’t let it affect you any more.

SHALL= Will (emphatical)

The lyrics to "This Too Shall Pass" are written to encourage its audience, burdened with some figurative weight, to "let it go, this too shall pass" in the near future instead of continuing to let the weight keep them from enjoying life, akin to the meaning of the original phrase.

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