"Up Here" as written by and Terra Naomi Englebardt....
Roll into your town and I'm walking around
got some extra time think I'll throw some money down
And you follow me around, you're asking for the time
You're asking what I found, 'think I'm gonna rob you blind

Maybe it's the tattoo on my arm that I drew while I was bored, waiting tables in New York, well,
a heart and two flowers intertwined with a vine...
I can see your point, I can see your point.
But up here I am who I am
and if you don't like it, then fuck you man
I'm not a thief and a whore --
please don't follow me around next time I'm shopping in your store.
And up here I'm making you aware
that if you don't like me, well, I don't care.
I'll be exactly who I am and if you got a problem with me,
well that's your problem, man.

And after I've paid, count the money that you made,
then you go to the show, 'like to be entertained
and I get up on the stage, trained monkey in a cage,
it's just another day, just another day.

And I can see you from my place on the stage,
third row, center aisle, hot blond with you all smiles,
and you got another woman but that's in another town;
you can't wait til this is over -- gonna lay that honey down.

And up here I am who I am,
and if you don't like it, then fuck you man
I'm not a thief and a whore,
please don't follow me around next time I'm shopping in your store.

And up here I'm making you aware
that if you don't like me well I don't care
I'll be exactly who I am and if you got a problem with me,
well that's your problem, man.

And your good values taught you how to behave;
who to treat kindly and who to enslave.
And like all good men you still fall to the floor
when a great big rack and a ripe round ass
walk through that door... yea --

But up here I am who I am
And if you don't like it, then fuck you man.
I'm not a thief and a whore --
please don't follow me around next time I'm shopping in your store

And up here I'm making you aware
that if you don't like me well I don't care.
I'll be exactly who I am and if you've got a problem with me,
well that's your problem, man.


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    General Commentsounds like an ex whos still trying to rub stuff in her face with rebounds, and by insulting her. and she's just letting him know shes doing what she wants, regardless of his opinion.
    sweltryfetuson November 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's obviously about the whole performing to people - "And I can see you from my place on the stage," i mean not everyone's gonna like you are they?!
    thehumblebumblebeeon December 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's less literal than an actual stage. Shakespeare said "The world is but a stage, and the people merely players", I think when she's singing about her place on the stage, she means her place in public view of everyone, even as just another member of society.
    NoobixCubeon January 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a stripper who is confident with herself and her profession. I think she is just telling the world to fuck off and basically that she doesn't care what you think of her. The line, "And your good values taught you how to behave;
    who to treat kindly and who to enslave" makes me believe she is saying it to a man who may have taken advantage of her.
    stylin_shopaholicon February 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song is about sterotyping. She dresses and looks a certain way so the store owner is stereotyping her as a criminal. Ironically he is the one that is cheating on his wife...Also I believe it talks about men demeaning women not just in a stripper sense but as in every day....Most of those who are "religious" use their "morales" to dehumanize people.
    freeksteron March 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree with Freekster. It's about sterotyping. He sees her tattooand clothes, and thinks that she is a thief and a whore. That's why he fallows here around in the store, and carefully counts money she gave him. But he is cheating on his wife or girlfriend or something. So she thinks, that he has no rights to say something bad about her, because he isn't any better.
    Liivaon December 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. everybody labels me as being a rock-chick, an emo kid, a hippie and whatever crosses throu their minds at the moment. it's a single line that you say that stands for what you think, it's not a blouse you wear, a song you like to listen to...
    it's much more than that, and if you don't like it, then fuck you, man!
    (btw, i really like the "man" metaphor... the old school of rock used to name as "the man" everything that stands in front of your happiness)
    andleiaon January 09, 2008   Link

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