"Locked Up" as written by and Ingrid Michaelson....
I have taken a wrong turn?
When will I learn, when will I learn?
Shall I show them all my scars?
Cherry red bleeding burn

Like an angry apple tree
I throw my apples if you get to close to me
But if I look to my right
Will I see the one I fight for?
If I look to my right or if I turn to my left
Will I see that I've kept my heart locked up?
Locked up so tight

Love, love, love, love is everywhere
But not a drop for me to drink
Tie me up and bind my feet
Drop me in and watch me sink

Like an angry apple tree
I throw my apples if you get to close to me
But if I look to my right
Will I see the one I fight for?
If I look to my right or if I turn to my left
Will I see that I've kept my heart locked up?
Locked up

If I was seventeen, I could find it in between
The cushions of somebody's couch
I could find it, I could find it
If I was seventeen, I could find it in a dream
A dime-a-dozen kind of love
I could find it I could find it

But I'm not seventeen
And I lost it in between the birthday cakes
And past mistakes that roll on by

But if I look to my right
Will I see the one I fight for?
If I look to my right or If I turn to my left
Will I see that I've kept my heart locked up?
Locked up so tight


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"Locked Up" as written by Ingrid Michaelson

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    General CommentThis stanza is pure genius:

    "If I was 17 I could find it in between
    The cushions of somebody's couch
    I could find it
    I could find it
    If I was 17 I could find it in a dream
    A dime a dozen kind of love
    I could find it I could find it
    But I'm not 17
    And I lost it in between the birthday cakes
    And past mistakes that roll on by"

    I love that concept, of the teenage thought that everything is love, and then growing older just to find that you can't find love anywhere anymore. The general school of thought is that teenagers don't know what love is, but this song gives it a different light: it feels better to fall in love all the time than to not be able to find it at all.
    icesk8ngurlon August 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI completely agree...those lines are amazing.
    missmeon October 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes anyone else get a love triangle type vibe from the chorus:

    But if I look to my right
    Will I see the one I fight for
    If I look to my right
    Or if I turn to my left
    Will I see that I've kept my heart locked up
    clafounton October 07, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI've interpreted the song as someone who has gotten out of a bad relationship or a string of bad relationships bringing them to be a bit sour and negative towards love and relationships
    southpawon December 24, 2011   Link

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