"Upside Down" as written by and Barbara Cameron....
I'm not surprised it's come to this
Sooner or later there must be another's kiss
Behind that kiss a promise of a life of bliss
Yeah, great-I won't be takin' the bait
I'd rather drown
And I will not turn my whole life upside down

Imagine everything you've done
Under a microscope on view for everyone
And if the king of circumspection's here
He's come in vain-I won't be sharing the blame
I wear the crown
And I will not turn my whole life upside down

Nothing's good enough for me
To shake me from complacency
I make my mind up and I'll never be

The kind of man who'd make a choice
For if I hold my tongue I'll never lose my voice
If each attempted act of sabotage destroys all hope
I won't be needing a rope
I'm gagged and bound
And I will not turn my whole life upside down

And if the genie were set free
And by the laws of things like that, he's indebted to me
I'd bury my three wishes deep down in the ground
So I will not turn my whole life upside down

Though I appreciate the aim
Tell Andy Warhol's ghost that he can keep his fame
I'd only use it to make everything the same again
So don't applaud 'til the end when I'm not around
'Cause I will not turn my whole life upside down

Nothing's good enough for me
To shake me from complacency
I've made my mind up
I won't make a sound
And I will not turn my whole life upside down


Lyrics submitted by neko-chan

"Upside Down" as written by Ed Robertson Steven Page

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentI love this song!!! it's so great im not sure if im right but i think that its about a guy who wont change the way he lives just for other people and things
    BNL ROX!
    bnlcrazeon May 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentHe won't change his life for fear of screwing it up. He wants to keep things the way they are. Even if he's not happy, he's complacent.
    wrionon September 20, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwell put, wrion. sort of the situation i'm going thru now.
    TwistedSmileon October 10, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwrion = right. Love this song. It's like an old tango gone rock. Awesome song.
    zBladeon October 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentCan anyone explain the Andy Warhol line? I know who he is but I don't know enough about him to catch the reference.
    wrionon November 16, 2004   Link
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    General Commentandy warhol was famous for taking ordinary things (like campbells soup cans) and changing them into something weird, wasn't he? so he doesn't want to change things around in his life? hi wrion
    alanisisathiefon November 20, 2004   Link
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    General Commentactually the andy warhol line is referring to the famous quote of warhol's "everyone gets their 15 minutes of fame", i think the song is about changing everything about yourself because you're famous, something the band is totally against.
    stacilovesdmbon December 14, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti love this song, i love this band...
    i only brought everything to everyone 3 days ago, weirdly enuff that when it comes out here in aus, and i coudlnt quite get the jist of this song, but now, i now, and love it even more
    inaison May 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love the bridge, where it sounds like a bunch of midgets singing
    Thanksthatwuzfunon January 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe actually Warhol quote is "In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes"
    Mr. Blue Skyon March 08, 2006   Link

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