Say Something - Justin Timberlake ft. Chris Stapleton




The Experience: Maybe I'm looking for something I can't have... What you let yourself and push yourself to yearn for is at the root of everything you say and do...

Music video: Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton wander the basement, elevators and stairways of their concert hall under the eyes of their audience ad chorus, going... nowhere.

The Meaning of Say Something: Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton offer us a song about the unvoiced desires that drive our both our dreams and our transgressions. The problem? Too often even we don't know how to express what it is we yearn for. So we get caught up in the middle of our day to day lives. We give up - maybe I'm looking for something I can't have - and settle -  can't help myself - for the fleeting melody and harmony of tonight. Saying nothing can be the only way to express the depth our unmet desires... but it can also be the silent despair of someone who has stopped dreaming and yearning.

Ask yourself: How much energy do you spend deciphering your heart's deepest desires?

Album: Man Of The Woods (2018)

LYRICS:


[Justin Timberlake]
Ooh
Yeah, alright
Ooh

Everyone knows all about my direction
And in my heart somewhere
I wanna go there, still I don't go there

Everybody says say something, say something, say something
Let's say something, say something and say something
I don't wanna get caught up in the rhythm of it

But I can't help myself, no, I can't help myself, no, no
Caught up in the middle of it
No, I can't help myself, no, I can't help myself, no, no, no
Caught up in the rhythm of it

[Justin Timberlake (Chris Stapleton)]
Maybe I'm looking for something I can't have
(Maybe I'm looking for something I can't have)
Maybe I'm looking for something I can't have

[Chris Stapleton]
Everyone knows all about my transgressions
Still in my heart somewhere
This melody and harmony
For you and me, tonight
Whoa, I hear them call my name

Everybody says say something, say something, say something
Let's say something, say something and say something
I don't wanna get caught up in the rhythm of it

But I can't help myself, no, I can't help myself, no, no
Caught up in the middle of it
No, I can't help myself, no, I can't help myself, no, no, no
Caught up in the rhythm of it

[Justin Timberlake (Chris Stapleton)]
Maybe I'm looking for something I can't have
(Maybe I'm looking for something I can't have)
Maybe I'm looking for something I can't have
(Maybe I'm looking for something I can't have)
Maybe I'm looking for something I can't have
(Maybe I'm looking for something I can't have)
Maybe I'm looking for something I can't have
(Maybe I'm looking for something I can't have)

[Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton]
Sometimes the greatest way to say something is to say nothing at all
Sometimes the greatest way to say something is to say nothing at all
Sometimes the greatest way to say something is to say nothing

But I can't help myself, no I can't help myself, no, no
Caught up in the middle of it
No I can't help myself, no I can't help myself, no, no, no
Caught up in the rhythm of it

[Justin Timberlake (Chris Stapleton)]
Maybe I'm looking for something I can't have
(Maybe I'm looking for something I can't have)
Maybe I'm looking for something I can't have
(Maybe I'm looking for something I can't have)
Maybe I'm looking for something I can't have
(Maybe I'm looking for something I can't have)
Maybe I'm looking for something I can't have
(Maybe I'm looking for something I can't have)

[Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton]
Sometimes the greatest way to say something is to say nothing at all
Sometimes the greatest way to say something is to say nothing at all
Sometimes the greatest way to say something is to say nothing


review by Benjamin O'Loughlin
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