"give it up" as written by and Joey Molland....
Well I made my way back down to the valley, right on past 83rd St.. That's where we once belonged, but I'm gone, I swear I'm long gone.

(Chorus)So give it up throw your hats in the air, and change just as they land, your saying “We'll get out of here” but something tells me your to scared to go.

So the stairs that you could climb are the ones you've left behind and your eyes light up when we talk about the past. God I miss those songs we used to sing. Talking like getting away would be the greatest thing. Well me, I got out, and you singing to me like that's really gunna set this free.


Like a ghost you've been haunting all these dusty old roads and old homes. The ones we swore we'd never go, never go. As for Joe, oh I've seen him around. Then there's Adam, he's afraid to go out. I don't blame him I just wanted to go out to eat. Then there's Mark, goddamn I wish him the best. We were kids back then as if we could progress. But sometimes I just can't sleep, thinking of everything we could have been.


Lyrics submitted by Staywhatyouare, edited by ohmahon0903

"Give It Up" as written by Joey Molland

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    General Commenti wanna find out if this is song is about to arizona or not cuz it kinda refrences to it with, back down to the valley, right on past 83rd street, i dont know besides that i really like the song. about how change is bittersweet
    2emo4meon March 03, 2003   Link
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    General CommentDoes any one know where I can downloading anything by The Format? I love the two songs that I've heard... and I want mmmorrrreee. <3
    pseudo_kisson March 05, 2003   Link
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    General Commentin answer to your questions the format is from az an dsum of their songs reference to the state an u can Dl sum of their stuff on Kazza or go to their site theformat.com thanks
    Staywhatyouareon March 08, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthe format freaking rocks. arizona pride! i talk to nate ruess and they are recording their new album right now in cali. they have a tour date at asu coming up on april 4th @ 4 pm. the format is the best new band around and they are gonna kick butt. download every song!
    MUSICFREAKKon March 20, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthsi is not the same words as the acoustic version jsut so u wont all yell when u hear that version and call me the dumb gurl who doesnt know the lyrics haha this is the original one off of their site i got all the lyrics direcctly from thier site so they r all accurate
    Staywhatyouareon March 26, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti am the dumb gurl, lol the lyrics r exactly the same
    Staywhatyouareon April 26, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI love the format with all my heart. They rock my world. if you guys haven't heard them live you need to they will rock your socks off. and this song is one of my favorite it means alot right now because i'm about to graduate and this song is igsactly how its gonna be....
    Nothing To Loseon April 11, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthe acoustic version sounds much better than the regular version.. i kind of think the horns sound cheesy.
    jessayon April 19, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti wonder if he really means 83rd Ave but used street because it flows better? Nate and Sam used to always hang out at the Denny's at 83rd Ave and Bell
    sickwayneon April 19, 2004   Link
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    General Commentim glad i found the format, they are so good, and i hope they dont change or sell out. This song is about graduation, i think you all know that though cause its obvious
    goodmusic44on May 11, 2004   Link

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