"Up And Up" as written by and Matthew Arnold Thiessen....
Yesterday
Is not quite what it could've been
As were most of all the days before
But I swear today
With every breath I'm breathing in
I'll be trying to make it so much more

Cause it seems I get so hung up on
The history of what's gone wrong
And the hope of a new day
Is sometimes hard to see (what you see)
And though I'm finally catching onto it
And now the past is just a conduit
And the light there at the end is
Where I'll be

[Chorus]
Cause I'm on the up and up
I'm on the up and up
And I haven't given up
Given up on what
I know I'm capable of
And I'm on the up and up
I'm on the up and up
Yeah there's nothing left to prove
Cause I'm just trying to be
A better version of me
For you
A better version of me
For you

To be prosperous
Would not require much of me
You see contentment is the one thing
It entails
To be content with where I am
And getting where I need to be
I'm moving past the past
Where I have failed

But I'm finally catching onto it
And now the past is just a conduit
Right there at the end
Is where I'll be
Oh

[Chorus]

You never cease
To supply me with
What I need
For a good life
So when I'm down
I'll hold my head up high
Cause you're the reason why

[Chorus]


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"Up and Up" as written by Matthew Thiessen

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    General CommentThis song is pretty self-explanatory, just trying to be a better person for God, every day, what is the reason? He is.
    sheshaw3on March 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is sooo inspiring....I luv it!!!
    RKfan4lifon March 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsheshaw3 I agree. I think that is what he is trying to say. I think that it also has to do with putting things done in the past behind him and trying to be a better servant of God. The first couple of lines remind me of some things that I have gone through, they remind me of when I was trying as hard as I could to be what God wants me to be, but sorta realizing that whenever I don't try so hard it just happens. Anyways, Relient K is one of the biggest driving forces in my life. Great album, more than I had expected from it, I bought 5 copies to super support the band, since they don't play here much.

    ~Wade
    WARADEon March 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is really relevent in my life right now, and it helped put a few things in perspective for me. I think the album stinks though, and this is pretty much the only song worth anything (except Deathbed).
    swft24on March 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentCorrections.

    "contentment is the all that it entails" should be "contentment is the one thing it entails

    "me with what I need to be" should be "me with what I need for a good life"
    swft24on March 19, 2007   Link
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    General Comment@ swft24: Why do you think the album stinks? Don't just say it does and not give a reason why. I think it shows their progression from a bunch of kids singing blatantly about Jesus to a group of open minded talented adults making their music hit the airwaves, while still sending out the message that they wanted to. My friend Dan was not a Christan most of his life, but I gave him this CD on my school trip on Spring Break, because he had nothing to listen to. Well on the last day at about 2 A.M. he came up to me in tears (NOTE: this is a guy who NEVER crys) and said, "I don't get it, but I want to get it." I guess out of context that would make no sense to most of you, but he wanted to learn about God and Jesus, and so on, and it was because of this album, had he listened to the S/T album he would have disregarded it and not cared. So in my opinion this is their best album, it shows progress, intelligence, energy, and still speaks for what they were trying to speak about from the beginning. Just my 2 cents on the album.
    WARADEon March 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commentgood song, but not the best on the cd. Deathbed is one of the best well written songs i've heard in awhile. Then there is Devastation and Reform, which is just simply rockin.

    As far as best album goes, im not sure about that. Im still liking MHMM, but this is album is in a close second. And actually their Apathetic EP is truly great also.
    brad89on April 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwarade: if it touched someone, then I am wrong. It just didn't touch me like Mmhmm. And I disagree with you about how they progressed, I think most of this album was a digression. They had really shed their happy go lucky teen face and really grew up with deep meaningful lyrics on Mmhmm, and the Apathetic EP seemed like they could go even further. But then I listened to Five Score and it seemed like they took a step backwards to where they had been with Two Lefts. I just don't get how they changed that much from Apathetic EP to this, and for me it's a dissapointment
    swft24on April 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think the album was a digression as well, but i feel like there were some real highlights where they really shined, the problem is... my favorite wasn't on the CD, Fallen Man was amazing, one of my favorite songs yet from Relient K, also Death Bed, I Need You, Forgiven and Devestation and Reform were all highlights in my own opinion. I thought Come Right Out and Say It was the catchiest song and should have been the second single, but also felt they fell far short of what they could have accomplished... Forgiven was a weak slow song compared with (The Moments I Feel Faint, Getting Into You, and When I Go Down), and songs like Must Have Done Something Right, The Best Thing (although there are some good riffs there), this song, are all a little too sugar coated for me, also I have personally never liked Faking My Own Suicide, it just never sounded good to me. This is just my own opinion, not to offend anyone, if u have any comments i'd love to hear them! Man... I can't believe Fallen Man wasn't on the album!
    SwimAndy013on July 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis album is in my opinion their best album so far, they have gone from beeing somewhat silly to beeing serious, but still with humour. This is actually the first album in which I have liked all of the songs!
    boffboffon November 12, 2007   Link

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