settle down is a widely used phrasal verb that means relax or calm down. this playlist contains some musical examples that will help u understand it better and remember how to use it.
(if u haven’t seen the other playlist of settle down songs on richyrocks.com, click here.)
the beginning of eminem‘s rap (1:15) on the track one day at a time with 2pac and outlawz is a good example
we can only learn to take, our anger and our hate; control our mental state, settle down, and just set it straight
set straight means put in order, make correct.
same idea in the song main offender by the hives. twice the lyrics say
i’m on my way, can’t settle down.
dutch indie pop band the real youth isn’t about settling down either. the chorus of their song running along says
we won’t settle down. we won’t settle till the walls come falling down.
settle by itself means accept less. also listen for the line figure it out that can be heard various times. figure out means analyze and solve.
does the saxophone solo on baker street sound like settling down? (wikipedia)
settle down can mean a significant lifestyle change like in the song baker street by gerry rafferty that says at 2:40
he’s got this dream about buyin’ some land, he’s gonna give up the booze and the one night stands, and then he’ll settle down, it’s a quiet little town and forget about everything.
booze is alcohol. a one night stand is a sexual relationship that only lasts one night. give up means stop doing.
and it can mean getting married and starting a family like in cat stevens‘ song father & son that two times says
find a girl, settle down, if u want u can marry.
similarly, the first line of steady as she goes by the raconteurs recommends
find yourself a girl and settle down
additionally, steady as she goes suggests settling for a world and settling for a girl.
before kimbra faced off with (confronted) gotye on the global smash hit somebody that u used to know, she explored the theme of settling down on this song.
what do u think no doubt‘s song settle down is about?
do u like any of these songs? which song has the most memorable application of settling down? share your opinion under leave a reply