"Get Down" as written by Kasseem Dean, Marvin Bernard, Christopher Charles Lloyd, David Clayton Thomas and Curtis James Jackson....
Lavishly our lives are wasted
Humbleness is left untasted
You can't live your life to please yourself, yeah
That's a tip from my mistakes
Exactly what it doesn't take
To win you've got to come in last place
To live your life you've got to lose it
And all the losers get a crown

CHORUS:
I get down and He lifts me up
I get down and He lifts me up
I get down and He lifts me up
I get down

All I need's another day
Where I can't seem to get away
From the many things that drag me down
I'm sure you've had a day like me
Where nothing seems to set you free
From the burdens you can't carry all alone
In your weakness He is stronger
In your darkness He shines through
When you're crying He's your comfort
When you're all alone He's carrying you

CHORUS:
I get down and He lifts me up
I get down and He lifts me up
I get down and He lifts me up
I get down

This valley is so deep
I can barely see the sun
I cry out for mercy, Lord
You lift me up again

CHORUS:
I get down and He lifts me up
I get down and He lifts me up
I get down and He lifts me up
I get down


Lyrics submitted by Cecil4029, edited by ClockworkOctopus

"Get Down" as written by Mick Cripps Kelly Nickels

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentThis song is about when your depressed in your life, you always have the lord there to "lift you up" and help you get through the tough times
    ruppert_6on July 20, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is really self explanatory... it's such a great song though, always touches me. Man I can't believe there's only one comment though!
    UrLiLrainGurLon June 22, 2003   Link
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    General CommentPart of it is about depression (verse 2), but also a big part of it (verse 1) is about humbling yourself and not being greedy/selfish, as in "the first shall be last and the last shall be first". Great song.
    deathbearon October 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love dancing to this song. It always puts me in a good mood. : D
    loveisleeping0630on October 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe chorus means, i think, god lifts us up, the guy gets down again etc, or it could mean humbiling himself by getting down and waiting for god to lift you up again.
    Matthew15on January 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI see the whole God lifting us up thing, but is the focus on us messing up, or God lifting us up? It seems to be more focus on us messing up...
    andrew_buschon September 26, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationWell, the lyrics are the ones to "Big House," but I sent the actual ones.

    I think a lot of this song is about humbling yourself
    (Humbleness Is Left Untasted)
    and knowing that however far you fall, God will always accept and help you back up.
    ClockworkOctopuson June 13, 2013   Link

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