"Raise the Roof" as written by and Barry Thomas Privett Scott Andrew Milstead....
Raise the roof, that I might see the stars
To gain wisdom, to see things for what they are
Please, I need proof

Dance till you fall
Love till you die
Shut your mouth
Raise the roof

Trapped in the snare with too much dreaming to bear
Fearful and frantic, hopeless and a romantic
Inspired but tired, I run this wide-open course
Like the sagging spirit of an older horse

Dance till you fall
Love till you die
Shut your mouth
Raise the roof

Dance till you fall
Love till you die
Shut your mouth
Raise the roof

Peel back this backdrop, like the lids from my eyes
Put you in plain view, let me visualize
Touch me again in my dreams till I feel
Touch me again till I wake and it's real

Dance till you fall
Love till you die
Shut your mouth
Raise the roof

Dance till you fall
Love till you die
Shut your mouth
Raise the roof

The wisest advice to me that I didn't reach
Was to lock up the heart, but keep the key within reach
Touch me again in my dreams till I feel
Touch me again till I wake and it's real

Dance till you fall
Love till you die
Shut your mouth
Raise the roof

Dance till you fall
Love till you die
Shut your mouth
Raise the roof

Dance till you fall
Love till you die
Shut your mouth
Raise the roof

Dance till you fall
Love till you die
Raise the roof

Dance till you fall
Love till you die
Raise the roof


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"Raise the Roof" as written by Carter Gravatt Barry Thomas Privett

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    General CommentI had never heard this song before I heard them live last night. This song is so pretty, I love it. It must be really personal - during the instrumental part the singer went off to the back and looked kind of sad.
    ChloeGirldieon September 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI believe the "dance till you fall, love till you die" are examples of just doing it and the "shut your mouth, raise the roof" lyrics are getting a kiss from a girl. Raise the roof because the kiss will make you high. The guy's been through multiple relationships, he's getting older, and his spirit is sagging. He's singing about the time when he can unlock his heart again. That's my take.
    singlebarrel94on July 17, 2010   Link

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