Sleater-Kinney - Good Things Lyrics




Got this feeling
When I heard your name the other day
Couldn't say it
Couldn't make it go away
It's a hard place
Can't be friends we can't be enemies
It's just too much
I feel the weight crushing down on my face

The hardest part is things already said
Getting better worse I cannot tell
Why do good things never wanna stay
Some things you lose some things you give away

Broken pieces
Try and make it good again
Is it worth
It will it make me safe today?
It's a dumb song
But I'll write it anyway
It's an old mistake
But we always make it why do we

This time it'll be alright
This time it'll be okay





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Sleater-Kinney Good Things Comments
  1. Tee Petz

    Probably my favorite from SK phase one. But, wow, really hard to get through now - the fact that it is pre-JW somehow makes it harder.

  2. moviekid42

    Didn't expect to find a song that so perfectly describes where Im at right now.

  3. Hello Vanna

    It’s 2019 and I’m barely getting into them. Thanks for posting the lyrics. :)

  4. Hello Vanna

    It’s 2019 and I’m barely getting into them. Thanks for posting the lyrics. :)

  5. Nadia Noury

    Someone should make a music video for this song

  6. Little Yeti

    Forever a favorite song.
    Some things you lose some things you give away

  7. Jared Hill

    Best band of my generation. Corin has the most powerful voice.

  8. theo wickenden

    Brilliant

  9. Shyanne Vasquez

    I’m so gay and this is my theme song… I know for girls in this band arbor sexual but still…

  10. Dave Ross

    This was the first vinyl album I ever bought in the late 90s at In Your Ear records in Boston. That day, I purchased the vinyl for Heaven or Las Vegas by the Cocteau Twins and fucking never looked back.

  11. Heather SYo

    It's fieieiene.. and it's all mine... lol

  12. Heather SYo

    One of my favorite songs from this era.

  13. European Brother

    My fave song, I'm getting a quote from this as a tattoo

  14. willdakill71

    Awesome song

  15. adam collins

    this versus the end of you forever

  16. Jim Kipila

    Got this feeling
    When I heard your name the other day
    Couldn't say it
    Couldn't make it go away
    It's a hard place
    Can't be friends we can't be enemies
    It's just too much
    I feel the weight crushing down on my face

    The hardest part is things already said
    Getting better worse I cannot tell
    Why do good things never wanna stay
    Some things you lose some things you give away

    Broken pieces
    Try and make it good again
    Is it worth
    It will it make me safe today?
    It's a dumb song
    But I'll write it anyway
    It's an old mistake
    But we always make it why do we

    This time it'll be alright
    This time it'll be okay

    mata hari

    I think it’s “will it make me sick today”

    AfterYouKnowMe

    @mata hari its actually
    A O RIVER!!!!

  17. Matthew Devine

    This song captures how I feel about my recent breakup. I lost myself and gave her away.

  18. The Burnetts

    sweet jesus Corin x

  19. Rui Carvalho

    LIKEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  20. Evilushka

    Some things you lose, some things you give away...

  21. bilbosilbo

    L7 was better.

  22. Disappointment Choir

    Just adore this song so much.

  23. Jenny Chapman

    go back on tour!!!

  24. Monika Kohl

    I love this song and her voice.

    sandrsmom

    The instant I hear her voice, a happiness washes over me!

  25. The1977Punk

    If you like Sleater-Kinney, check out TED DUCHAMP - TIME BOMBS, think you'll enjoy it, cheers!

  26. PeepsILoveEllie

    this song is so good. the lyrics and her voice make you feel it all again.

  27. PeepsILoveEllie

    what makes this song so good, among other things, is the frustration in her voice.

    Amanda Bongiorno

    PeepsILoveEllie so good live, may you experience it

    Chris Mannion

    That's pretty much the through line in all my favourite music, a kinda passion and desperation.

  28. Faustina xvi

    the lyrics are good, just not the rhythm maybe if it strong acoustic it would be better? Idk

  29. Charles Kramer

    Route 108, the Old Annapolis road that led to the ocean in the 70's. The old Piscataway in headdress at Angel Falls. Every hard decision I've made in my life.

  30. Josh Hatfylld

    one of the few songs that illicit tears that I'll admit to.

    Lyle Rosen

    *elicit

  31. sean devine

    The hardest part is things already said.

    PeepsILoveEllie

    so true.

  32. magdiel

    very good song!

  33. Blank Space

    I want this song played at my funeral. It's completely 100% excellent.

  34. Norbert Szyszka

    becuse alll good thigs will die (this times) "there is no wagon, that can;t be attaheed..."

  35. Beth O'Reilly

    Why do good things never wanna stay?

    subnerdo

    can't be friends, we can't be enemies...

  36. Earth Water Air Spirit Fire Lebanese Buffalo

    mystical jews for antidisestablishmentarianism - (everything is god!)

  37. yolee aku

    Yin (not in an unbalanced way :))

  38. ZeroGrowth

    Some things you lose/Some things you give away

  39. Earth Water Air Spirit Fire Lebanese Buffalo

    LOVE TO ALL BEINGS!!! WE LOVE THE UNIVERSE!!!! WOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! - THROAT CHAKRA CHANNELING HEART CHAKRA

  40. Earth Water Air Spirit Fire Lebanese Buffalo

    I LOVE SLEATER KINNEYS MUSIC!!! THE TREES ARE LOVING IT!!! EARTH SMILES!! EVERYTHING IS HASHEM!

  41. Earth Water Air Spirit Fire Lebanese Buffalo

    loving kindness for Africa - thank you divine kundalini energy, you are benevolent and wise, thank you for leading me to druidry, thank you for giving me trust in my intuition, letting the energy which had solidified to grow, becoming the river, no longer masons, we are just energy fluid organic energy, earth wisdom, imbued in all creation, druid wisdom part of all cultures.. druids were prominent in the ancient African tribes like the kung people, the san, the dogon, and the ashanti, the druids maintained a nameless democracy, while the kings and queens actually had little power, these were (AND STILL ARE) much like American society today, except a lot more nature based, the druids especially knew the corresponding plants for all theirs and developed personal relationships with them, druids travelled the world, even in those times, through magical portals, and set up small shrines and healing areas, which still exist today, the African druids are deep rooted and have great wisdom,they did practice nature spiriruality and believed in a pantheon or various but did not use manipulative forces or voodoo by matter of virtue, the druids shunned slavery and worked against it even in Africa, and also America and all over the world

    Arno Nühm

    @Mayyim Ruach Hayyim whats that to do with S-K

    r0sybaby faerie

    +Mayyim Ruach Hayyim nice

  42. Max F

    I just think of the pixies when i listen to this , love it

  43. Chris Nemec

    Something seems to be missing here... like the song. I don't know if youtube yanked it for permission issues or what, but all I see is a blank screen and I hear nothing.

  44. mshara1

    What a gorgeous song by Sleater-Kinney.

  45. Sister Sister

    I am sorry for sharing my opinion, but this is really; really good

  46. Molly S.

    Haha, @HeGivesSalvation - no offence to JC, but wtf does He have to do with Sleater - Kinney?! I mean they're really good, but... =]

  47. dreastar

    it's an old mistake, but we always make them, why do we?

  48. checkersf

    SLEATER KINNEY RULEZ!

  49. MrHippobippo

    a perfect song.

  50. Rommz

    the hardest part if the things already said.

  51. jmbrunner33

    Perfect.

  52. Johnford

    How good is thing song? Seriously?

    Really, really, REALLY good !

  53. mymindisgoo

    i like that their songs don't have a lot of views.

    keep it for the people who know

  54. regulargonzalez

    I love love love Janet Weiss on drums but I gotta say Lora did some great work here, especially 1:12 - 1:19, adds so much to the song.

  55. gutstotake

    Glad I got to see them back in the day in Tucson.

  56. Patrick Stanton

    i have seen this sign many times, don't know the band well but its cool to see local musicians succeed.

  57. MrHippobippo

    science has determined this song to be perfect at the molecular level...and then they play the shit out of it. they're the greatest...and terribly nice people.

    LuridDawn

    It's a chemical formula, I hold these secrets inside of me

  58. Kravis63

    Damn good song!

  59. cherokeesven

    i thought this band sounded familiar......driven by that offramp many a time.

  60. MelTek

    I used to drive past this sign when I was going down to Olympia, WA last year. Nostalgia. Gogo go gog

  61. Elizabeth Barnett

    I love Corin Tucker, Janet Weiss, and Oksana, the raddest drummer in the whole world.

  62. beatnik995299

    so good

  63. jarenlove

    I forgot how fucking amazing this song is, some of the best lyrics too that make so much sense.