I’ll Get By: A Song Lyric

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Summary: The writer tells the things she hates about Jatinangor: a place where she lives now, especially because it is too far but she encourages herself that she’ll get by for she still has to live there for few more years.

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"I’ll Get By"

Verse 1

Here you won’t get birds’ chirping to wake you up

Instead you’ll get the noise of the trucks and buses passing by

Here you won’t get the cold weather you were expecting

Instead you’ll get the sun ray that will burn you up

And what’s worse it’s an alienated place

Chorus
Whoa I don’t think I can stay any longer

But I’ll get by

It’s a land in far far away but it’s unlike those in fairy tales

Still have few more years for me to live in this place

But I’ll get by

Verse 2

Taking the bus, it’ll take a long time

Taking the shuttle, it’ll cost your whole dime

(It’s that difficult to go here)

But Thank God there are still cheap foods we can buy

Also mountain view that makes you wanna fly

But still it’s too too far away

Final Chorus

Whoa I don’t think I can stay any longer
But I’ll get by
It’s a land in far far away but it’s unlike those in fairy tales
Still have few more years for me to live in this place
Yes I will, ’cause I have to,
I’ll get by

(without my friends I wouldn’t survive)

I’ll get by

(Here I am trying my best)

I’ll get by…

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Thank you to:

1. Tubagus Firmansyah for lending me his laptop–it is my true rescuer, really.

2. Muhammad Haikal Firdaus who adds beats to this song with is superdupermegafirethunderstormamazing beatboxing talent

3. Dani Muhamad Iqbal and Muhammad Haikal Firdaus for proofreading this lyric

4. My cousin Gandes as the first listener to this song and for saying ‘seru’ after being asked about her opinion about the song, also my brother Rizki as the second listener.

5. Andina Ayu Pusparini, Amanda Gita, Seruni Morena, Opi Audila for we encourage and cheer each other up on these hard days of flooding final assignments and other things we should do.

6. Friends I knew since "Jatinangor life" for they helped me survive living in Jatinangor

7. My Mom, of course, for always asking me to go home and for her endless love and support.

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Reference:

The Bird and The Worm by Owl City

Word count: 208

Link for work dramatization: https://soundcloud.com/rbtyas/ill-get-by

23 thoughts on “I’ll Get By: A Song Lyric

  1. WOOAAAAA
    it’s finally out. Does that really what you feel about Jatinangor? you’ve been living here since 6 months ago, right? Because I think Jatinangor still better than Jakarta. The lyrics are so simple, but you did good job at arranging them with some melodies. Adding beatbox effect to your song was really a good idea. I fell in love to your voice. It is cute :3. So yeah, great job, Tyas! I love your song, and I’m sure many people will love it too :)

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    • Hi Dan, yes it’s exactly what I feel about Jatinangor since I began to study there. I know in many cases Jatinangor is still better than Jakarta but still Jakarta is where my family and home are now :’D. Thank you for the comment Dan!

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  2. Your voice is just amazing as always, you are unpredictable! When I hear it on the first time the song reminds me with Owl City, but I can say that this song is better than owl city – the bird and the worm. Overall you did a great job! but what I love the most is your crystal voice can’t stop admiring your voice huhu and one thing, teach me how to record with your app please I want mine as good as yours:(. good luck! I know you can survive and get out from this place soon hahahah.

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    • aweee thank you Rian that’s very kind of you! naah you’re exaggerating it’s still far from the cuteness and every goodness of owl city’s the bird and the worm has ahaha. Well, I do my recordings with my phone–I believe your phone’s recording result is better than mine, and then I edit it with audacity application and yes, I strongly suggest that you learn audacity because it’s like the true rescuer for amateur song makers like us ahaha. I really hope so, really hope so! :’D thank you so much Rian!

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  3. First of all, what I want to say is, you’re welcome Yash. Well your voice is really nice in this enjoyable song, very lovable. I don’t know what else to say beside I like this song from the beginning until the end (okay this is lebay), but it’s true. You have to stay strong Yas, I know you can make it. Jatinangor indeed is a harsh place, however this place contains many memory for many people. Do you?

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    • Ehehe your help comes in the most perfect time Be. So you like it? I never know that you can actually like this kind of song hahaha. Yes indeed ‘Jatinangor keras’, it couldn’t be more true. Of course I have memories from this place, from the bad to the good ones. Anyway thank you so much Be! Glad that you like it.

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  4. I love the vocal harmonization and the story on the lyrics you present. Great Work! amazing voice! keep it up buddy! hhahaha

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  5. FOR THE SAKE OF THE HOLY GOD it is beautiful!!!!! It truly represents my feeling about Jatinangor. God you got me! “Taking the shuttle, it’ll cost your whole dime” cannot be truer! Ha ha. I think it’ll be more amazing if you record it it studio (?) cause your voice is too expensive to be recorded amateurishly :D

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    • Ehehehe we have the same opinion about jatinangor then! *high five*awee that’s very sweet of you. Recording in studio will make the best result but it’s too expensive, unfortunately :’D but thank you so much, Rahmat!

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  6. THIS IS SUPEDUPER AMAZING!!!! I agree with every word in your lyrics. As usual your words are simple but they have deep meaning and I reallyyyyy love the lyric “It’s a land in far far away but it’s unlike those in fairy tales”. Also the dramaization is super WOW it’s beautiful with those guitar, beatbox and the backsounds, and it sounds professional. Grrreat job, Yas!

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  7. Ih lucu banget….. since all of those comments above admiring your voice, music, lyrics, and how you put them in together ro become a song, let me say, IDEM.

    Plus– you do put Owl City’s The Bird and The Worm as your reference, let’s make a cartoon movie about Jatinangor and put this song as the soundtrack- it’ll be cute!

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  8. I wonder, what things keep you strong to stay in Jatinangor, beside to graduate from unpad?? Btw sorry for the beatbox, I think your song is better without it.

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    • This maybe sound cliche and cheesy but really, what makes me strong is all my friends, including you, because living in Jatinangor means being far from my real family, so I consider friends in Jatinangor life as my other family. OMG OF COURSE NOT HAIKALLL this song wouldn’t be as good (hopefully) as it is now if it wasn’t because of the help of your beatbox, thank you thank you thank you soo much!! *bow*

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  9. No word can describe how much I love this song. I really really really like when you started to sing the chorus, it enjoys me even more. I suggest you to put this song on Itunes ;D

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    • Woww itunes, first, I don’t know how to do it, second, I don’t know if anyone would really buy–or at least click on it ahaha but thank you Unyuu glad you enjoy the song :D

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  10. What a beautiful voice yas! this lyrics is simple and ya…. every words in your lyrics are true hahaa. You always makes a good song yas, you’re such a professional. I wish that someday you can make an album of the collection of your songs that you’ve created. Great job, Yas!!!

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    • Haha because it’s just Jatinangor right :)) wowww album, such a big dream that I’ve dreamt about since a longgg long time :’D thank you Opiii :D

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