"Uprising Down Under" as written by and Sam Lewis Roberts....
You feel the weight of the weight on your shoulders
'Cause everyday gets shorter and colder
And hand in hand we walk through leather fire
The mountains bleed red as the sun gets higher

All the things that you are I provide
'Til your footprint is swept away by the tide
I can wait for awhile I don't mind
Yeah I can wait for awhile 'cause I got time

Wish you was less of a way his
With it were more of the way you could be
And you could put your faith in me for a while
In the end I hope you're free 'cause I'll be out of style

All the things that you are I provide
'Til your footprint is swept away by the tide
And I can wait for awhile I don't mind
Yeah I can wait for awhile I got time (I got time)

Whoever said you can't be saved by a song
Whoever said that is stringing you along
We're all afraid to be dead and gone
This will live on it will live on it will live on

And all the things that you are I provide
Til your footprint is swept away by the tide
And I can wait for awhile I don't mind
Yeah I can wait for awhile I got time

And all the things you're looking for I hope you'll find
Before your footprint is swept away by the tide
And I can wait for awhile I don't mind
Yeah I can wait for awhile I got time
And I can wait for awhile I don't mind
Yeah I can wait for awhile I got time (I got time)


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"Uprising Down Under" as written by Sam Lewis Roberts

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    General Commentwoohoo! first comment!
    first of all, love the new album. every last bit of it. this is one of my favorites- perfect for driving with the windows down

    cuz everyday gets shorter and colder - fall? turning into winter?
    the mountains bleed red as the sun gets higher- sunrise? bleeding red is the sun shining on them?

    thats really all i got but this is such a beautiful song!!
    if all goes well, i will be seeing him (plus matt mays and the tragically hip) in pei on the 30th of june.
    im almost shit myself when i heard that lineup. all its missing is a little plaskett
    kienappon May 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about waiting for someone, for as long as this person needs to learn to love again or to open up to them. Even if they've been through trying issues or experiences. So cute.
    They played this live a couple days ago, and I just...fell in love, right there. I couldn't take my eyes off him while he sang it. They are amazing, and I bought their cds the very next day. I cannot stop listening to this song. It's one of the most gorgeous songs I've heard in a long while.
    Misseveruson May 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYou feel the weight of the world on your shoulder
    As every day gets shorter and colder
    And hand in hand we walk through a land of fire
    The mountains bleed red as the sun gets higher

    All the things that you want I'll provide
    Till your footprint is swept away by the tide
    I can wait for a while, I don't mind
    I can wait for a while, 'cause I got time

    I wish it was less of the way it is
    I wish it were more of the way it could be
    You can put your faith in me for a while
    In the end I hope you're free 'cause I'll be out of style

    All the things that you want I'll provide
    Till your footprint is swept away by the tide
    And I can wait for a while, I don't mind
    I can wait for a while, I got time, I got time

    Whoever said you can't be saved by a song?
    Whoever said that was stringing you along
    We're all afraid to be dead and gone
    This will live on, it will live on, it will live on

    And all the things that you want I'll provide
    Till your footprint is swept away by the tide
    And I can wait for a while, I don't mind
    I can wait for a while, I got time

    And all the things you're looking for, I hope you'll find
    Before your footprint is swept away by the tide
    I can wait for a while, I don't mind
    I can wait for a while, 'cause I got time
    geekusaon August 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIs this song possibly religious?
    Is Sam Roberts religious....?
    This song kind of in a way sounds religious.
    Thernandoon August 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is a song of longing. About someone that has experienced the love of another only to have it slip or taken away for a reason that is beyond their control or knowledge. A person that has found completely what they want, yet with no means or reason or recourse to get it back, other than to wait. To have found your dream only to lose it. The old test, if you love something set it free, if it comes back, it loves you.
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    f@#kyougentlyon February 21, 2008   Link
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    My Opinioni think its a song to his wife, and to in a way thank her for sticking around while he goes out and does his thing throughout the years...

    about all his traveling and partying, how that will one day come to an end, and he hopes she will still be around "In the end I hope you're free 'cause I'll be out of style"

    Sam knows his music means alot to people (me included)and i think as long as we're listenin' he'll keep making it! "Whoever said you can't be saved by a song?"
    el torped0on April 03, 2009   Link

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