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Song – This To Shall Pass

You know you can’t keep lettin’ it get you down
And you can’t keep draggin’ that dead weight around.
If there ain’t all that much to lug around,
Better run like hell when you hit the ground.

When the morning comes.
When the morning comes.
You can’t stop these kids from dancin’.
Why would you want to?

Especially when you’re already gettin’ yours.
‘Cause if your mind don’t move and your knees don’t bend,
well don’t go blamin’ the kids again

The song continues much of the theme of  Of the Blue Colour of the Sky, which, according to Damian Kulash, was about “searching for hope in hopeless times”; “This Too Shall Pass” and other songs from the album were written at the onset of the late-2000s recession

The lyrics to “This Too Shall Pass” are written to encourage its audience, burdened with some figurative weight, to “let it go, this too shall pass” in the near future instead of continuing to let the weight keep them from enjoying life, akin to the meaning of the original phrase.

Billboard considered the song to be a “psych-pop anthem”, similar to MGMT’s “Kids”; this is in part due to the album’s producer Dave Fridmann who had also worked with MGMT and The Flaming Lips and brought some of the same musical stylings along.

The song’s repeating four-note motif is reminiscent of the opening moments of Bob Marley’s song “Mr. Brown”.

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