"Live It Up" as written by Maurice Jordan and Carlos Marcelo....
The sun don't set in Gettysville
The place that I call home,
A thousand people walk these streets
But we're still all alone,

This city's isolation
Like the drug that paves the roads.
Take the subway uptown
To my mother's place.

She's got a thousand friends
But all they know of her's, her face,
All alone inside her head
Her thoughts begin to race.

Live it up
Live it up they say
Live it up
No time to waste your life away.

Next door to me the ceiling leaks
Cracks stretch across the walls,
Like skeletons of dreams deceased
Too brittle to evolve,

He lies beneath his plastic sheets
Bitter and blind to all,
Shadows beneath his sunken eyes
Now taint all that he sees,

Like burned and blackened photographs
Life's easier a dream,
He settles for a cheap escape
Forgets all he believed.

Live it up
Live it up they say
Live it up
Things haven't always been this way.

I watched my whole world crumble
As I dried my mother's tears,
And learned to never stumble
As I calmed my father's fears,

They say I've seen a lot
They say I'm wise beyond my years,
Though my castle may have crumbled
I won't face the world alone,

The youth has seen the rubble
And we're ready for the load,
As this city burns
My generation's shouting in the roads.

Live it up
Live it up they say
Live it up
Things havn't always been this way

Live it up
We better turn this boat around
If we keep on following the gold
Someday we are gonna run aground

Live it up
Live it up we say
Live it up
'Cause now its in our hands to make change


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"Live It Up" as written by Maurice Jordan Carlos Marcelo

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    General CommentWhat excellent lyrics.
    Songmeaningsuseron January 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentA+
    ImetLazzaraon February 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBeautifully melancholy. So sad and pretty.
    mizchiffon February 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentlike skeletons of dreams deceased
    too brittle to evolve

    amazing, and he wrote this at sixteen! (my age)
    tigersroamfreeon September 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is amazing, truely. woah, i can not believe he was only 16 when he wrote this. must be a true genious. no matter which age he was its amazing. Its so sad and yet has real hope.
    wellwhiskeyon July 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is amazing, truely. woah, i can not believe he was only 16 when he wrote this. must be a true genious. no matter which age he was its amazing. Its so sad and yet has real hope.
    wellwhiskeyon July 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI just think its slightly dystopic. Beautifully Haunting.

    He is genius.

    Everything about this song is amazing. Every word so measured and holding a wealth of menaing. The alliteration gives me goosebumps (I have a thing for poetry)
    I_heart_lyricson July 30, 2007   Link

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