Keep your head up
Your colors are beautiful
When they say give up
Turn up your radio
All the sentimental memories you own
When they say grow up
It’s just like a funeral

And it feels like
It feels like you’re lost
And it feels like
It feels like you’re lost

Keep your head up
It’s all right in front of you
When they say wake up
You’re braking ridicule
When all the sentimental memories you own
Keep you trapped inside your room there all alone

And it feels like
It feels like you’re lost
And it feels like
It feels like you’re lost

Is there some way you can be out on your own?
Trust yourself
Don’t waste another day at home

On your own

Keep your head up
Your colors are beautiful

And it feels like
It feels like you’re lost
And it feels like
It feels like you’re lost

Is there some way you can be out on your own?
Trust yourself
Don’t waste another day at home

Watch this fade away
Everything fades away
Keep your head up
Your colors are beautiful


Lyrics submitted by prayingmantis84

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    General Commentwow i'm the only person that has said something about this song.....
    AlyssaPelkyon June 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentNot for long....
    it's a really beautiful song about just not giving up and holding your head high even in the toughest times.
    mY_sUgAr_HiGh69on October 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song always makes me feel better when I'm feeling low. When it feels like I'm lost all I have to remember is look up! I love uplifting songs. Though if you think about it...this song may also be a little rebellious. Like don't listen to anyone else, just live your life the way you want to. But then again, I'm just a simpleton....
    gustergusheron March 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe original idea of this song was written backstage at a show in Belgium. We were deep on tour in Europe and I was trying to figure out how to use my new mini disc recorder, a Christmas present given to me by my dad. The opening band was playing upstairs and I was downstairs playing chords on my electric guitar into the recorder. I couldn't figure out the key of the chords because the noise was so loud upstairs. I recorded what I could and listened to the tape later on the bus ride. The next day we had a soundcheck and I played the riff while the band jammed along. When it came time for the chorus I just kept the same chords and started singing a new melody. It shaped up very quickly and we had enough of an idea to work with. After the tour was over I sat down with an acoustic and figured out proper chords and worked out a bridge. "Head Up" is similar to "Crying" in that it is a little difficult to play and sing at the same time. The lyric of the song reflects what it's like trying to stay positive doing something that others around you don't approve of. This is very much the way I felt after I dropped out of school to play music. Earlier drafts of this record excluded this song. We all voted the song back onto the album after a show outside of Houston, Texas.

    (From sugarcult.com)

    This song is so catchy. I love it =)
    so_long_sohoon January 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe lyrics just made me cry...
    i'm a little bit sentimental at the moment...
    PureHedonismon March 11, 2007   Link

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