I met a man of two feet tall
This man was quite ambitious
In a world that is so vicious
To us all
I said "hi"
As he replied
He said listen to these words that I have lived by my whole life
You're only as tall
As your heart will let you be
And you're only as small
As the world will make you seem
And when the going gets rough
And you feel like you may fall
Just look on the bright side
You're roughly six feet tall

I met a man of twelve feet tall
He toward like a giant
In a world that was defiant of his height
I said "hi"
As he replied
He said listen to these words that I have dreaded my whole life
You're only as tall
As your heart will let you be
And you're only as small
As the world will make you seem
And when the going gets rough
And you feel like you may fall
Just look on the bright side
You're roughly six feet tall

I am a man of six feet tall
Just looking for some answers
In a world that answers none of them at all
I'll say "hi"
But not reply
To the letters that you write
Because I found some piece of mind
Cause I'm only as tall
As my heart will let me be
And I'm only as small
As the world will make me seem
And when the going gets rough
And I feel like I may fall
I'll look on the bright side
I'm roughly six feet tall


Lyrics submitted by eerickx, edited by xxnudgexx

Six Feet Tall song meanings
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    General Commentthis song is called on the brightside, not six feet tall. haha. just saying!
    FreezerBrnon July 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentBasically, I'm pretty sure that this song is saying that you can't judge a book by it's cover.
    A persons height can't determine what they are like on the inside.
    'You're only as tall, as your heart will let you be, and you're only as small as the world will make you seem.'
    It's saying that you get to choose how tall you actually you want to be, tall meaning how big of a person you are, and that if you listen to the world comment about what you are on the outside, then you'll start to look as small as they are calling you.
    catttcityyon May 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it's showing not only do you get to chose to be what height you want to be, but that everyone, no matter how good they have it in life, they always see themselves short of something. they always want to be in a kind of balance, not too tall, ot too short. the guy who was six feet didn't like being six feet and thought that people who said he got to chose to be what he wanted inlife, didn't understand him at all because he couldn't just shrink down to the size he wanted to be. the guy who was 2 feet, felt like he needed to do extra to make up for what he lacked. him in the end, being actually 6feet, felt like he if he shouldn't worry about how tall or how short he was because he found his piece of mind, he couldn't care about who was suffering or else it would make him discomforted, ignorance is bliss.
    Karma666on July 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentNot trying to be mean but you should know what the songs called before you add it on here.:)))
    Yeah it's called on the brightside but i see how you got six feet tall. ITS ALL GOOD! :D
    heartify247on August 19, 2010   Link
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    General Commenthe changed the name to on the brightside
    mrschristoferdrewingle18on December 31, 2010   Link

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