"Elevate Myself" as written by and Jason Lytle....
I don't want to work all night and day
On writing songs that make the young girls cry
Or playing little solos on the keyboard
So the kids will ask me how and why

I just want to, I just want to
I just want to elevate myself
I just want to, I just want to
I just want to elevate myself

And maybe for a little
Get to where I find it really hard to hate myself
I just want to, I just want to
I just want to elevate myself

I don't want to stare at stacks of paper all the while
While the world goes by
Tradin' out the weather for a clever lyric
Written by an IKEA light

I just want to, I just want to
I just want to elevate myself
I just want to, I just want to
I just want to elevate myself

And maybe for a little
Get to where I find it really hard to hate myself
I just want to, I just want to
I just want to get up off the shelf

I don't want to be a part of all the quality that falls apart these days
I'd rather make an honest sound
And watch it fly around
And then be on my way

I just want to, I just want to
I just want to elevate myself
I just want to, I just want to
I just want to elevate myself

And maybe for a little
Get to where I find it really hard to hate myself

I just want to, I just want to
I just want to, I just want to
I just want to, I just want to
I just want to, I just want to
I just want to, I just want to
I just want to elevate myself


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"Elevate Myself" as written by Jason Lytle

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    General Commenti agree with hulelam
    tinaloveon August 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is a good song about writing songs.
    brainseatloseron May 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentpoor ol' Jason Lytle got sick of writing songs, and doing all this hard work to make WONDERFUL music that we all love to see no decent rewards come out of it, thus the band is alll done, and i am sad. he wants to "elevate himself" move up, and beyond the little pit he was stuck in while in grandaddy. :(
    Heather200408on June 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti disagree withhulelam
    barronson September 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about elevating himself out of his current position in life.
    Perhaps he wants stardom.
    He wants to rise up from being an obscure indie rock band and be known.
    Livid poweron October 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's about why he writes songs. It's not for stardom or fame. It's not to keep busy. He does it because he loves music. Making an honest sound is what he does to elevate himself and if it's not honest, he'll be on his way and do something else with his life.
    wraton November 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHe's talking about writing because he wants to, not because he wants to seem cool or move people. And he doesn't want to waste his life writing songs either, he'd much rather go outside and have a good time then spend all his time writing clever lyrics.
    jellypopon December 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure he's basically saying that he's okay with what's going on because He's doing what HE wants to...and not relying on other people to make him feel good.

    He is doing this music stuff because he wants to be doing it. He doesn't want to be classified with all the shitty one-hit-wonders. Sometimes it sucks...but...

    He's doing what he should be doing with his life..and he feels good about it.
    outofsightoutofmindon May 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhen i first heard this song i thought right away it was about getting high but it didnt really make sense
    after reading the lyircs over i def agree with what everyones saying that he wants to 'elevate'- if you will - his music
    tinypinkdancer27on August 31, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwell I agree with all that stuffabout moving to something else, but I think he's also talking about simple but great music,to make music that satisfies himself, and elevates him, as you may agree music is a wonderful drug, it can make you fly high, but he also says his music is just for him and whoever wants to enjoy it, he doesn't make music to sell, "to make the young girls cry" like backstreet boys or something, he just makes music for the pleasure music brings and to "get to where I find it really hard to hate myself", where you feel so good listening to music that you forget everything else, and you forget your problems.
    Great band, too bad they had to split, is hard to make relly good music this days and succed, companies won't allow you unless you sell yourself.
    remir1284on March 06, 2008   Link

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