there was a time when I thought that I would never be
this close with anyone
a leather lesson in the harshest words
I was abused at ten out in the hot pacific sun
there was the time I came to your side, it was 3 am
and you were begging me to die
another year was all it took for you
to forget the best friend that always carried you

so why are you still saying I'm not when I already am?
(you keep on kicking me down.)
(you keep on kicking me down.)
and why are you still saying we won't when we already are?
(you keep on kicking me down.)
(you keep on kicking me down.)

ain't it a shame to be so young and insane?
ain't it a shame to be so young and insane?

I used to love what I used to love
moving on was a chore I was never quite ready for
they used to say I was a cautious man
it's been weeks since I looked both ways or gave a damn
there was the time I came to your side, it was 3 am
and you were begging me to die
another year was all it took for you
to forget the best friend that always carried you

so why are you still saying I'm not when I already am?
(you keep on kicking me down.)
(you keep on kicking me down.)
and why are you still saying we won't when we already are?
(you keep on kicking me down.)
(you keep on kicking me down.)

ain't it a shame we're so young and insane?
(we're so young and insane.)
(we're so young and insane.)
ain't it a shame we're so young and insane?
(we're so young and insane.)
(ain't it such a shame.)
ain't it a shame we're so young and insane?
(we're so young and insane.)
(we're so young and insane.)
ain't it a shame we're so young and insane?
(we're so young and insane.)
(ain't it such a shame.)

was there something I said?
cause there sure as hell will be now.
was there something I said to make you doubt
I could get back up?
cause I can get back up.

Yeah I can get back up!
Yeah I can get back up...


ain't it a shame we're so young and insane?
(we're so young and insane.)
(we're so young and insane.)
ain't it a shame we're so young and insane?
(we're so young and insane.)
(ain't it such a shame.)

why are you still saying I'm not when I already am?
ain't it a shame to be so young and insane?


Lyrics submitted by TSostarich

I Can Get Back Up Now (Feat. Max Bemis) song meanings
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  • +1
    My InterpretationWhats with the 3am stuff, 3am is sometimes considered to be the devils hour, i really dont understand the line "there was the time I came to your side, it was 3 am and you were begging me to die" does anyone have an interpretation of this?
    llGARRETTllon November 09, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlooooove this song.
    i'm so excited for their new ep.
    there's a few mistakes in the lyrics, but nothing majorr.
    danyellxon September 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment@danyellx

    Better now?

    =)
    TSostarichon September 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its
    "to forget the best FRIEND that always carried you"
    xalixoon September 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah it really does sound like "to forget the best friend that always carried you"
    Zac-Monteon September 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about a boy who likes a girl and she says she likes him too, but she's never quite sure if she wants to be with him. Sometimes she likes him a lot and sometimes she doesn't. And since she's never sure eventually she says that they should move on...

    She's afraid of commitment, but in his mind and everyone elses they might as well already be together. "Why are you still saying we won't when we already are." And he knows he has to move on but doesn't want to...He used to be cautious, but lately he hasn't cared about getting hurt because of her.

    I think in the end he knows he'll be fine without her...even though he does want her.
    "was there something I said to make you doubt
    I could get back up?
    cause I can get back up"

    And so young and insane probably just means that they are young and this relationship is insane.
    thats my opinion. good band!=]
    fredastaireon October 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a guy whose best friend has abandoned him (or whose girlfriend broke up with him, but the "forget the best friend who always carried you" line leads me to believe it's probably not a romantic relationship). At one point he was so depressed that he had begun to change as a person ("it's been weeks since I looked both ways and gave a damn"). Then finally he decides, "I don't get why you've done this, but it shouldn't be my problem any more - you want this to end, then it does, right here and right now." ("Was there something I said?/Because there sure as hell will now/Was there something I said to make you doubt that I could get back up?/Because I can get back up now").
    musikingon November 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwas there something I said?
    cause there sure as hell will be now.
    was there something I said to make you doubt
    I could get back up?
    cause I can get back up.

    (cause I can get back up)


    that part is it sung by Max from say anything? it sounds like him alot
    ripkirlon December 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes, that part mentioned above was sung by Max Bemis of Say Anything =)
    Zac-Monteon December 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentkudos to you
    ripkirlon December 04, 2008   Link

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