Let It Happen

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[Verse 1]

I have a ringing in my head

And no one to help me answer it

Even with you close enough to kiss

Every minute is arranged

Every moment lasts a day

But thinking about it can't help me let go, I know

[Chorus]

Talk, talking a lot, but it's still talk

Gotta love how it's somehow all on me

All the petty scenes

And all the pretty things

Say whatever you want, cause I can laugh it off

Ha, ha, ha-ah, ha, ha-ah-ah

I can laugh it off

Ha, ha, ha-ah, ha, ha-ah-ah

[Verse 2]

I must look like I'm running away

To you at your faster pace

Wonder what it is you could have seen, in me

Yeah, I'm the evil one who said

Gonna let everything just happen

And like my chest, my ears are proud

Collision is such an ugly sound

I can hear ya now

[Chorus x2]

Talk, talking a lot, but it's still talk

Gotta love how it's somehow all on me

All the petty scenes

And all the pretty things

Say whatever you want, cause I can laugh it off

Ha, ha, ha-ah, ha, ha-ah-ah

I can laugh it off

Ha, ha, ha-ah, ha, ha-ah-ah

[Bridge]

Ha, ha, ha-ah, ha, ha-ah-ah

Ha, ha, ha-ah, ha, ha-ah-ah

I can hear ya now

[Chorus x2]

Talk, talking a lot, but it's still talk

Gotta love how it's somehow all on me

All the petty scenes

And all the pretty things

Say whatever you want, cause I can laugh it off

Recording Details

Reflecting on Let It Happen Jim Adkins said "l always wanted to write an “I ain’t missing you”-- feigning strength as a defense song." [1]

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Jimmy Eat Pod Episode Link: https://www.jimmyeatpod.com/026-let-it-happen/

https://genius.com/Jimmy-eat-world-let-it-happen-lyrics

  1. http://bbs.jimmyeatworld.com/blog/index.php, Band Blog, Jimmy Eat World, 2007-10-09, Jimmy Eat World, Jimmy Eat World, 2021-05-16, 10.09.07 vancouver, bc. day off. i was asked to write a blurb for journalists ( is "blurb" in the book?) about each of the songs. here is as concise as i can get about each tune without trampling on what you might make of it for yourself. we have never thought it was our job to explain songs. that is a rant for another time. but, after a few people asking me questions about the tunes and having really, really off base interpretations i thought it may be a good idea to at least point people in a closer direction. so, spoiler alert. i guess. 1. Big Casino-A loser anthem. Song about disgruntled burn-out dreams of success and what they would do with it. 2. Let It Happen-Always wanted to write an “I ain’t missing you”-- feigning strength as a defense song. 3.Always Be- about co-dependancy; vulnerability exploited. 4. Carry You-With distance and time, it becomes easier to invent qualities that may not have existed in a relationship. And to falsely believe those qualities could be included in a current version of the relationship. 5. Electable (Give It Up)-Frustration with the lack of intelligent political discourse in America. Why is attempting to polarize such an effective distraction from accountability? 6. Gotta Be Somebody’s Blues-A song about apathy. Oppression is an abstraction and thought of as someone else’s problem… until it’s you that finds yourself defending your rights. 7. Felling Lucky-A bar brawl song. Another loser anthem. yup. 8. Here It Goes-Know what is truly important to you. Don’t lose sight of that in the face of opportunity OR in the face of desperation. 9. Chase This Light-Becoming self-aware in the middle of a special experience. The “chase” is trying to find that feeling of discovery. of challange. 10. Firefight-Because it is new, everything is a big deal. 11. Dizzy-Unspoken awkwardness when two people are faced with their past. jim back to topPosted On: Oct 09, 2007 by Jim, https://web.archive.org/web/20071012192957/http://bbs.jimmyeatworld.com/blog/index.php?varDay=all, 2007-10-12