"On the Brightside" as written by and Christofer Drew....
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 towered 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 peace 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.


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"On the Brightside" as written by Christofer Drew

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    General CommentThis song is actually brilliant and it really sets life out and makes it clearer.

    I think its about the main person who is quite confused about life. He then meets two people who are basically on different ends of the spectrum in life. One is basically a nobody but yet he struggles to make ends meet and keeps a smile on his face because of the saying, which is the chorus. The second is a somebody who is rather big in life and everyone knows, basically he lives the high life, but he always gets down when he is reminded about the saying (the chorus). Both people, who the main person meets, comment that he is neither too big or too small and so he should keep it that way because that is how life looks best at, neutral.

    The chorus is basically saying that "You may be one person but you can still help but don't become big headed about it"
    Jillikon July 12, 2009   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningIn the music video, the 2-feet-tall-man is little, cute and happy. He sleeps on the ground, a sign of poorness.
    The 12-feet-tall-man is big, overwealming and unhappy. He has $'es as eyes. A diamond ring. Obviously rich.

    I think that although you aim for succes, it isn't the way wich makes you most happy. The size of the men, (2-6-12) does represent their psychologic state, it has nothing to do with height.

    Very good song. iLike!
    WeaGaNon May 29, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDoes anybody else hear the similarities between the melody of this song and the verses of "I Will Play My Game Beneath the Spin Light" by Brand New?
    foundthevelvetsun7on September 18, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is "Spin Light" by Brand New. This songs is okay, but honestly, if you steal a hook, try to a.) Not steal it from one of the biggest names in the genre, and b.) Don't steal it if it's as complicated as "Spin Lights". 5 chords in the same order is a bit much.
    JackFron December 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is adorable:) i love knowing that i knew about Nevershoutnever! before my friend Angel did cause now she's in loooooooove (as am i) with Christofer Drew Ingle!
    KarolStump15on January 19, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is about not letting anyone tell you what you can do or not do just bc of what you have or dont have, bc there are people out there who has it way worse than we do but still do what they have to do.
    zombiebrandyon April 23, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment<33!
    RahRahRawrron May 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI Love You Cristofer Drew!
    purpledazeeon May 31, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTHIS is my FAV song on the entire album
    brandonsuicideon June 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is PURE genious. i wish more people would listen to it...i think they might find what theyve been looking for!

    it mixes the old folkish sound with the new "emo sound" and the outcome is one of a kind.

    this song talks about two unfortunate men - one who is too short and one who is too tall. the narrator is feeling very down, which is why the men gave him some advice. when they talk to him, he realizes that he has it better off than most people - "ill look on the brightside, im roughly six feet tall" when he comes to this peace of mind, he decides he doesnt need to answer or read any "letters" to make himself feel better because he is alright now. i think this song is about a girl who broke his heart and he needs a reminder that he has it good anyways....thoughts?

    IM HOOKED ON THIS SONG!
    Year2020on June 12, 2009   Link

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