Everything Goes On: inside the lyrics and the meaning

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Everything Goes On is the song Porter Robison released on July ’22 for the video game League of Legends and its event Star Guardian. The track was appreciated by both LOL players and Porter’s fans, and it has lyrics full of meaning that deserve a profound explanation. In this article, we will analyze the song and its content.

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Porter Robinson, Everything Goes On: the meaning of the lyrics

Everything Goes On talks about love and death. In the song, a guy is talking to his girlfriend, but apparently, he’s dead. Thus, he’s trying to console his girl, helping her move on and manage her feelings best. The song’s chorus suggests she pretend he was just a story they told her and to acquire the awareness that when people are gone, everything still goes on.

Don’t try to make yourself remember
Darling don’t look for me
I’m just a story you’ve been told
So let’s pretend a little longer
’cause when we’re gone
Everything goes on

To reinforce this message, he describes everything that keeps being the same even after our significant ones die, like the waves or the sunset. He’s aware that the girl is in pain, and he regrets all his promises.

Well, you were staring at the window
And said, “i wanna take you to the sea”
And when i’m better, we’ll do everything
I gotta stop making promises i can’t keep

But in front of death, we cannot do anything, and we must move on and focus on the world, on everything that goes on.

But if i was gone tomorrow
Won’t the waves crash on?
Is it selfish that i’m happy as
We pass the setting sun?
Someday i’ll bе overcast
But you won’t have to cry
Cause wе’ll do the grieving
But i’m by your side

At the core of Everything Goes On lyrics, there is a significant meaning: we are born to love, and it’s natural to get involved so much in this feeling. But death is part of life; when we face it, it’s necessary to go on. Like all the other things that populate this world.

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The complete lyrics

Don’t try to make yourself remember
Darling don’t look for me
I’m just a story you’ve been told
So let’s pretend a little longer
’cause when we’re gone
Everything goes on

Well, you were staring at the window
And said, “i wanna take you to the sea”
And when i’m better, we’ll do everything
I gotta stop making promises i can’t keep

But if i was gone tomorrow
Won’t the waves crash on?
Is it selfish that i’m happy as
We pass the setting sun?
Someday i’ll bе overcast
But you won’t have to cry
Cause wе’ll do the grieving
But i’m by your side, i said:

Don’t try to make yourself remember
Darling don’t look for me
I’m just a story you’ve been told
So let’s pretend a little longer
’cause when you’re gone
Everything goes on

And i’m so scared of getting used to this
All the vines that keep you tethered in your room
Someday both of us are leaving here
But for now i’ll just bring the sea to you, oh

When you meet me in the daylight
Like we did before
Then i felt you on my shoulder
And you weren’t suffering anymore
You said, “i’m sorry that you worry
But don’t apologize”
I told you to forget me
But you stayed by my side
When i said:

Don’t try to make yourself remember
Darling don’t look for me
I’m just a story you’ve been told
So let’s pretend a little longer
’cause when you’re gone
Everything goes on