in a lyric of a song by QOTSA have the sentence below:

"Does anyone ever get this right?"

Is it the same meaning of this sentence?

"Does no one ever understand this correctly?"

  • Saying what song you are listening to, and providing a link to lyrics can be very helpful. The meaning of lyrics in songs can be very difficult to say correctly even with the full song. – Phil May 12 '14 at 20:19
  • the link to lyric lyricsfreak.com/q/queens+of+the+stone+age/… @Phil – user6167 May 12 '14 at 21:33

Get [something] right often means understand [something] correctly, but it can also mean do [something] correctly.

The Supremes got it right on affirmative action = The Supreme Court rendered the proper decision in the case involving affirmative action.

In another song, Keith Urban sings that he believes he has finally succeeded in establishing a sound relationship with the woman he sings to:

All of my life I've been lookin' for someone
Who believes in love the way I do
And I know I've make my share of big mistakes
But girl I promise you
That we can make this work out baby, I know it's true
Can't picture myself with no one but you
And I think I got it right this time

The singer in your song appears to be unable to deal successfuly with love and life, and asks plaintively whether anybody can do so.


Does noone ever understand this correctly?

First in a question, in simple present you must have the verb in the present tense -not understood- but understnad.

I think it depends on the content of the song, as it could mean what you wrote, so if anyone understands it correctly and as well if anyone can do things the right way.

  • This isn't very clear - do you mean the meaning depends on the cotext in the song? – jimsug May 23 '14 at 3:11

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