Get Better Lyrics – Alt J

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"Get Better" is a song by the English indie rock band Alt-J from their album "The Dream". The lyrics depict a deeply personal and emotional journey, revolving around themes of love, loss, hope, and healing. Let's break down the meaning of the lyrics paragraph by paragraph: ...Read More

Get Better Lyrics

[Verse 1: Joe Newman]
Hallelujah, I'm listening to
A recording of you sleeping next to me
A cappella, I'm listening to you cover
Elliot Smith's "Angeles"
It's these times I'll need if you go
It's these times I'll need if you go, so

[Chorus: Joe Newman]
Get better, my darling
I know you will
Get better, my darling
I know you will get better

[Verse 2: Joe Newman]
I'm drawn to the motorway
The cold whoosh of trucks passing
This nighttime under sodium light
The orange spread is soul-quietening

[Refrain: Joe Newman]
A younger you and a younger me
Meeting at The Serpentine
I am yours, you are mine

[Verse 3: Joe Newman]
Happy birthday
Staff smuggled in a card I made
It rests under your pillow
When out of ICU
You'll cringe at all the "I love you"s
The card retired the life of one biro
At this time, I wanted you to know
At this time, I wanted you to know

[Chorus: Joe Newman]
Get better, my darling
I hope you will
Get better, my darling
I hope you will get better

[Verse 4: Joe Newman]
I'll start the day with tiramisu
Raise a spoon to frontline workers
An underfunded principle
They risk all to be there for us

[Refrain: Joe Newman]
A younger you and a younger me
Meeting at The Serpentine
I am yours, you are mine

[Verse 5: Joe Newman]
You were the baker, I'll christen this new era
With the smell of freshly baked bread
Your Nutella, I'll keep it in the cellar
You were always a fan of that spread
Six months on, there's a car crash outside
The fire brigade using the jaws of life
No flush at night to sound your return
I still pretend you're only out of sight
Front garden bouquet, I threw it at the fire brigade
I was admonished and told to go back inside
From the living room window
I stand and watch the white sheet go
Over the family car and I close my eyes

[Chorus: Joe Newman]
I still pretend you're only out of sight in another room
Smiling at your phone
I still pretend you're only out of sight in another room
Smiling at your phone
I still pretend you're only out of sight in another room
Smiling at your phone
I still pretend you're only out of sight in another room
Smiling at your phone, I still pretend

[Verse 6: Joe Newman]
A younger me, a younger you
Meeting at The Serpentine
The beginning of spring
You wore those yellow ripped jeans
Your look defined my 2009
Your shyness stoked my boldness
"Shall we go in?" I smiled
Your hand warmed walking through the gallery

[Outro: Joe Newman]
Get better
I know I will
Get better
My darling, I know I will

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Get Better Lyrics Meaning

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Cast & Crew

  • Artist / Band
  • Lead Vocalist
  • Producer(s)
  • Charlie Andrew
  • Writter(s)
  • Thom Sonny Green, Gus Unger-Hamilton & Joe Newman
  • Released On
  • November 3, 2021

The Dream Songs


Alt J Albums


FAQs & Knowledge

Who is the singer of "Get Better" song?

"Get Better" song is sung by Alt J (Joe Newman is the lead vocalist).

Who is the lyrics writer of "Get Better" song?

"Get Better" song lyrics written by Thom Sonny Green, Gus Unger-Hamilton & Joe Newman.

Who is the music producer of "Get Better" song?

"Get Better" song music composed & produced by Charlie Andrew.

When was "Get Better" song released?

"Get Better" song was released on November 3, 2021.