Tom Rosenthal - What's Getting You Down, James? Lyrics




You ask me for my name
But not who I am
What would I like?
Happiness, no whipped cream, and a purpose

What's getting you down, James?
What's getting you down?
I don't know who you are
But I know your, I know your, I know your name

Get a coffee for the road
Get a coffee for the train
Get a coffee real quick before we leave for outer space
And when we finally reach those pearly gates
I say hello to God... and he asks me for my name

Solomon steps out for a coffee
Stayed up all night crying softly
Rachel needs a little pick me up
She runs down the road and is hit by luck
Abbi's a nurse and you won't see her worries
Liquified inside that coffee

You ask me for my name
But not how I am
What would I like?
Big love, big hugs, sunsets, and a miracle

What's getting you down, James?
What's getting you down?
I don't know who you are
But I know your, I know your, I know your name

Get a coffee for the dead
Get a coffee for the pain
Get a coffee real quick before we leave for outer space
And when we finally reach those funny gates
I say hello to Rob, and he asks me for my name





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Tom Rosenthal What's Getting You Down, James? Comments
  1. Helina Solomon

    How about you stay out of my life

  2. unknown people

    take like if your favorite song of Tom Rosthal its ,,all of them dreams"

  3. James Sparrow

    Lots is Tom

  4. Miss Lady Shana

    Imagine how long it took to put all of this together.

  5. zelie m

    thank you for your music, tom

  6. martha

    This song is my favourite thing at the moment. It's so beautiful and clever

  7. Pharah Main

    I love how he just writes about whatever is on his mind. There's no sex, drugs, or sexualization of anything. Just, what's getting James down, and the only good thing about Bad Bob. These are important things to know, people!

  8. N A V I

    Your music is so influential to me! You are one of the people who inspired me to write music, and now I never want to stop ,thank you.

  9. Nina

    The first time I heard this song I thought the lyrics said "Rachel needs a little pick me up, she runs down the road and is hit by a truck"... I like yours much better.

  10. Emily Young

    This is so incredibly well-made! Really suits the song :)

  11. ChillySunny

    I think this one slowly but surely becomes my favorite Tom's song... Until the next one comes

  12. George Styants

    Can you please add seasons under my bed to the play store please!!!!!!

  13. Leonardo Domingues

    Obrigado à Isabella e ao Felipe, do Fotografando à Mesa, por apresentar essa preciosidade.

    Pisa menos, FAM!

  14. Jinx Tonks

    A few things Tom...a few things. Your music helps though so thanks :)

  15. Brii

    Can you do an acoustic version of this song too?

  16. ATRAPS

    ear candy

  17. Dominika Zawiązalec

    What is the name of this kind of music? 😔 it's beautiful ...

  18. Faith Jones

    How do I relate to all your music so much?!

  19. Professional Third Wheel

    Um duh it's because he just got dunked on

  20. deadeye pool

    I thought new music was supposed to be good

  21. James Cousins

    I'm not sure tom ? :(

  22. Sunil Pawar

    amazing video....

  23. Gottfried Lenz

    I wana your collaboration with Ben Copper (Radical Face)

    ailecsor

    Yersultan Ashirbek dude yessss that'd be so amazing they're both some of my favorite singers and will always hold a special place in my heart

    Gottfried Lenz

    rose I always get relaxed listening to his songs. So warm and touchable) Especially after all popular pop songs:)

    ailecsor

    samee everything about them is so soothing. I love laying in bed and play all their songs and just really listen to every detail. It makes my shriveled heart feel a little better <3 they should also do a collab with Keaton Henson. That'd be so great idk how that'd work but I'd die and revive if it ever happened

  24. Shawshank Redemption

    You ask me for my name
    But not who I am
    What would I like?
    Happiness, no whipped cream, and a purpose <3

    What's getting you down, James?
    What's getting you down? Ahhhhh ah ahh ahh ahhhooowwwnnnn
    I don't know who you are...
    But I know your, I know your, I know your name

    Get a coffee for the road
    Get a coffee for the train
    Get a coffee real quick before we leave for outer space
    And when we finally reach those pearly gates
    I say hello to God... and he asks me for my name...

    Solomon steps out for a coffee
    Stayed up all night crying softly
    Rachel needs a little pick me up
    She runs down the road and is hit by luck Abbi's a nurse and you won't see her worries
    Liquefied inside that coffee

    EEEeeeeeeeEEEEEEEE

    You ask me for my name
    But not how I am...
    What would I like?
    Big love, big hugs, sunsets, and a miracle ( This is my personal fav, means alot to me <3 )

    What's getting you down, James?
    What's getting you down ah ah ha ahhhhhhaaadown
    I don't know who you are
    But I know your, I know your, I know your name :)

    Get a coffee for the dead
    Get a coffee for the pain
    Get a coffee real quick before we leave for outer space
    And when we finally reach those funny gates
    I say hello to Rob, and he asks me for my name...

  25. Sophia Knudsen

    ok I almost screamed when I saw my name on one of the coffee cups

  26. S.F.Lemanski

    Such a beauty ^^ Very Creative and love the song

  27. johniguess

    This was simply delightful.

  28. Piyush Ochani

    love this!

  29. abbeyetc

    all your videos are rly unique its satisfying my creative needs

  30. xylofiso

    Get a coffee I only slipped the LSD that will let me control you and your new name in it James.

  31. Mrcolacao96

    calvo hijueputa meta a james

  32. Carlos Campos

    Everything about this is just ABSOLUTELY brilliant.

  33. I can explain.

    Why was this recommended to me? :S

  34. BIG CHUNGUS

    LIKE IF YOUR STILL WATCHING IN 2017!!!!!!!!

  35. Rochelle Edna

    *likes right away bc tom*

  36. James

    Everything Tom

  37. molly malone

    Wow it's awesome :o Great job Tom <3

  38. James Hargreaves

    I was feeling down until I watched this video.

  39. Thalexios

    You are the best Tom in the world.

  40. U St

    Hey Tom, I really love your music! Will there also be a vinyl version of your newest album? Greetings from Germany :)

    U St

    Great! Do you already know the release date? :)

  41. Maximilian undco

    like ya voice dude dont stop doing those songs

  42. grabwithtwohands

    I'm happy you made this, making the mundane more special and all

  43. lychee lychee

    another legendary song

  44. tomatopickle

    I can't imagine how much fun the girl had putting on so many clothes and just being random AAH

    Emily Magpie

    loads of fun

  45. Aydan Jane

    Love it as always!

  46. Jackie House

    This is one of my favorite songs from the new album! Really excited about this new video!!!

  47. Kayli Burton

    A few minutes ago I was very not okay, now I am smiling. Is Tom Rosenthal a joy wizard?

  48. Acadia B

    this was so lovely

  49. musty max

    I love this

  50. prettymuchjoanne

    you make me feel things

  51. Bonnie

    Does it remind anyone else of that Balloon Lagoon mini game where you'd press a thing a you had to get all four parts the same person but there was like a mermaid and an octopus and stuff? Maybe it's just an aussie thing haha

  52. Joëlle Weetjewel

    "Rachel needs a little pick me up, she runs down the road and is hit by a truck" okay

    ChillySunny

    By luck*

    Joëlle Weetjewel

    ChillySunny ohh fuck 😂

  53. Emily Martin

    HoW cAn EvErY sOnG bY ToM bE fAnTaStIc

  54. Ola Miśkowiec

    Thank you for everything Tom 💗 you are amazing and your music is very beautiful ❤ greetings from Poland

  55. Fiend God

    Before I even clicked on the video I assumed it was about Crywank. It most likely is not, but I just thought it would be funny if it was lol. It doesn't matter what it's about. Tom is amazing no matter what

  56. Bry The Overthinking Pigeon

    Tom stop hiring geniuses to do your videos, you're putting all us other musicians to shame 😂 great job on this one, both the music and videos are consistently outstanding 😊

  57. Blue River

    absolutely wonderful

  58. eli

    watching this without sound would be
    interesting

  59. Slothiger Wawawa

    Ci sono italiani? :)
    just curious

  60. Serenadoodle_

    I just want to know what is your inspiration for writing this song ? Is there a story behind it ? Because when I listen to it I can think of reasons why. But I just wanna know your reason (s) .


    I know most of all the questions above will most likely not be answered but I just had to ask. - Serena


    P.s I love your music. It's my go to music for when I'm feeling anything.

  61. Anna Ciano

    I love your art

  62. Lilly Wren

    Man those lyrics hit me in a place in my heart that not many lyrics hit

  63. AmiCestLaVie

    Just when I thought I couldn't possibly love Tom's music more. Excuse me while I listen to this on repeat for a week.

  64. Black Limeade

    This is the kind of song you listen to and smile, listen to and mouth the lyrics and then listen to and cry.

    I Love The Outsiders

    +Tom Rosenthal :)

  65. Hayley Oliver

    This is so sincere. Love it as always.

  66. Marilaine Fourie

    It's like none of this ever makes sense, yet I understand it too easily

  67. Utieed

    But how about Bob?

    Utieed

    And Tom, please stop dislike your own video.

  68. Sophieandyou

    First girl looks like 2016 Simply_Kenna lol

  69. frank madone

    Well done. Lovely concept

  70. jamesllewellyn7

    I ask myself the same question. Great vid tom

  71. About a movie

    Ok, but how cool is this?!! I REALLY want to make a video like this myself now!! Loved it <3

  72. NicolasCageGang

    I listened to your Fenn album whilst I was in Berlin back in May. Thank you for giving my holiday a great soundtrack, Tom.

  73. Fabiola de leon

    You always make me have a wonderful day

  74. Līga Š.

    Great work, Alice!

  75. kath

    i love your music because i listen to it when i'm sad and it cheers me up, but i also listen to it when i'm happy and it makes me smile even wider. so thanks for that c:

  76. Svea Barck

    ahhhhh this is one of my favorite songs of yours Tom, this is so beautiful!

  77. Micah Richmond

    absolutely love this channel

  78. teagan

    seeing this video was the best part of my day

  79. blnk

    She drinks a lot of coffee.

  80. Shawshank Redemption

    You're pretty awesome Tom.

  81. Miriam Gallacher

    the line 'what would i like? happiness, no whipped cream and a purpose' gets me every time. this is lovely.

  82. liliatos

    it's my favourite song! *writing this comment on every Tom's song*

  83. mat ilde

    Awww,I love your music,Tom!

  84. Christiyana V

    Thank you for making my night amazing!

  85. Tom Bridge

    i always get excited for new music videos, especially when such creative directors are involved! 😍👌

  86. cody hughes

    my love

  87. Kit Kat

    I need an explanation

  88. Generic Name

    That moment when your name is james and you think youtube is looking out for you..

    Alba ricoque

    Generic Name "Generic name" omg 😂😂

    James Li

    Generic Name oh I got scared when I saw the name of this song

  89. Lian Zambrano

    such a lovely song

  90. Molly Flora

    It took me way too long to realize they were all the same woman

    Sarah DS

    Molly Katherine Oh god, I'm stupid hahaha

  91. Frances Bruinsma

    This was beautifully made! Love you Tom!

  92. Kamilaa21

    your music is awww <3 awesome ♡ greetings from Poland 😉

    Kamilaa21

    Janusz Płci Pięknej co ty! to chyba jedyny gościu z takimi arcydziełami na całym yt :D

    mat ilde

    do tego nie mam watpliwości,męska wersja björk. Ale nie sądziłam że znajdę tu jakiegoś polaczka, podczas gdy inni słuchają jakiś polskich raperów ja siedzę na zagranicznych, mało sławnych geniuszach muzycznych.

    Leech Slayer

    Tom rosenthal to wybitny muzyk <3

    Dominika Zawiązalec

    +Anna Arlet 💗💗💗 kocham tą muzyke ale gdy ktos sie pyta jakiego rodzaju muzyki słucham nie umiem odpowiedziec ... help me!!!

    Holly MonsterKite

    Dołączam się do tego komentarza

  93. stxphany

    now i want coffee

  94. Kaia Butler

    One of my favourite songs off the album 💞

  95. Sophia Castle

    i c a m e a s s o o n a s i h e a r d (i freakin love this video's editing)

    Greta Zewe

    Sophia Castle Hamilton is everywhere

  96. Ariel Procope

    and i thought it ra the the sun God instead of Rob

    ChillySunny

    Same here. Was kinda miffed when found out.

  97. Ariel Procope

    i always thought rachel was hit by a truck T.T

  98. Paul Knop

    I guess that's one of my favorite Songs.

  99. Ash Roberts

    dID THE ASTRONAUT HAVE A PANSEXUAL FLAG ON HIS CHEST OR AM I JUST INCREDIBLY GAY ?

    oh itsjustphoebe

    Kurt Cocaine OKAY BUT ME 🌈

    Anne Margrete Myraunet

    I saw that too haha

    émilie f.

    Kurt Cocaine I think it's blue white and red, unfortunately... don't worry, I see pride flags everywhere too

  100. frankiiee

    me deciding what to wear every morning

    cody hughes

    okay but honestly

    Low Quality Shitposts

    a t shirt Jeans and the one pair of shoes