"Stay Positive" as written by and Michael Geoffrey Skinner....
'Cause this world swallows souls
And when the blues unfold
It gets cold silence burns holes
You're going mad
Perhaps you always were
But when things was good you just didn't care
This is called irony
When you most need to get up you got no energy
Time and time shit'll happen
The dark shit's unwrapping
But no-one's listening your mates are laughing
Your brethren's fucking and then you start hating
Your stomach starts churning and you mind starts turning.
So smoke another draw
It won't matter no more but the next day still feels sore
Rain taps on your window
Always did tho but you didn't hear it when things were so-so
You're on your own now
Your little zone you were born alone and believe me you'll die alone
Weed becomes a chore
You want the buzz back so you follow the others onto smack

Just trying to stay positive
Just trying to stay positive
Just trying to stay positive
Just trying to stay positive

Feels nice and still
Good thing about brown is it always will
It's easy, no-one blames you
It's that world out there that's fucked you
You know less of a person and if God exists
He still loves you
Just remember that - the more you sink the further back from that brink
Maybe you've lifetime scars and you think tattoos might be more fitting
But who's picking?
Searching for yourself you find demons
Try and be a freeman and grasp that talisman
'Cause your the same as I am
We all need our fellow man
We all need our Samaritan.
Maybe I'm better looking than you tho
Maybe I've got more dough - but am I happier... no.
Get the love of a good girl and your world will be much richer than my world
And your happiness will uncurl

Just trying to stay positive
Just trying to stay positive
Just trying to stay positive
Just trying to stay positive

Stop dreaming
People who say that are blaspheming
They're doing nine to five and moaning
And they don't want you succeeding when they've blown it
And you idols - who are they?
They too dreamt about their day
Positive steps will see your goals.
Whether it's dollars or control, feel the gold.
I ain't helping you climb the ladder
I'm busy climbing mine.
That's how it's been since the dawn of time
If you reach a cul-de-sac
The world turns it's back
This is you zone, it's like blackjack
He might get the ace or the top one
So organize your two's and three's into a run then you'll have fucked him son
And for that you'll be the better one
One last thing before you go though
When you feel better tomorrow you'll be a hero
But never forget today. you could be back here
Things can stray
What if you see me in that window?
You won't help me I know.
That's cool, just keep walking where you go.
Carry on through the estate, stare at the geezers so they know you ain't lightweight
And go see your mates
And when they don't look happy
Play them this tape

Just trying to stay positive
Just trying to stay positive
Just trying to stay positive
Just trying to stay positive

I hope you understand me
Just trying to stay positive
I ain't no preaching fucker and I ain't no do-goody-goody either
This is about when shit goes pear-shaped
And if you aren't or ever have been at rock bottom then good luck to you in the big wide world
But remember that one day shit might just start crumbling
Your bird might fuck off or you might loose your job
It's when that happens that what I'm talking about will feel much more important to you
So if you ain't feeling it, just be thankful that everything's cool in your world
Respect to BC
Positivity
Positivity

Just trying to stay positive
Just trying to stay positive
Just trying to stay positive
Just trying to stay positive


Lyrics submitted by Elin

"Stay Positive" as written by Michael Geoffrey Skinner

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  • +1
    General Commentthis song is about staying positive
    incuon May 06, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is awesoem!!
    hpw good are the lyrics "This is about when shit goes pear-shaped,
    and if you aren't or ever
    have been at rock bottom then good luck to you in the big wide world.
    but remember that one day shit might just start crumbling.
    Your bird might fuck off or you might loose your job.
    It's when that happens that what I'm talking about
    will feel much more important to you."
    those have the bigest effect in me.
    blur ATDI libertineon October 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlol. right on.
    tophoril_razon May 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwho's BC?
    pumkinhedon December 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti'm thinking about giving this to my roomate at the end of the schoolyear. What does anyone think?
    pumkinhedon December 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbasically it seems to be saying things'll go down the shitter at some point, but you always gotta tell yourself, "it could be a whole lot worse.' Just tryin' to stay positive.
    pumkinhedon March 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFantastic. The bit about organising your 2s and 3s is about taking joy from simple pleasures, small steps to improving yourself. The humane nature of things like "What if you see me in that window? You won't help me I know. That's cool" and "Maybe I'm better looking than you tho, maybe I've got more dough - but am I happier... no" is particularly touching.
    JackofHeartson October 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentExcellent song. I have to disagree with the last poster though, I think the line about organising your 2s and 3s into a run is saying that even though you're the underdog, if you play it right, you can still be triumphant over someone who started off in a better position than you.
    Regardless, perfect song to end the album on, and probably the song I have listened to more than any on the album. Great for when you're feeling down on your luck.
    eris13on October 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe 2s and 3s is about a game of 21. the only thing that beats an ace and a top one is a 5 card trick, so organise your 2s and 3s into a run and u'll beat anybody even those who draw the top cards, so to speak.
    tomsaeon February 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis remains my favourite Streets song.

    The message he sends out is so true.
    Sirius1on May 25, 2006   Link

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