i'm about to get on a plane to new york city
i'm about to leave this town that's left me feeling so empty
its just me and my guitar and my words
yeah, together we can take on the world
now i've been dreamin bout this since i was young
to get on that stage, i'll show them just where i'm from
and i'll show i'm only alright when i'm up there
i'm only me when i'm up there
as i pack my things i check both my empty pockets
and there's still nothing there
no, there's still nothing there
i turn to my left i see my mother crying
she says to me "why couldn't you have been a doctor or a lawyer?"
i say "come on, you know we've been through this before"
i turn and smile to her as i walked out her door
and i said i'm only alright when i'm up there
i'm only me when i'm up there


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    General Commentkind of obvious. being a musician is the only thing craig feels right about, and even though he doesn't make a lot of money and isn't what society deems "successful", he's happy sharing his music with the world.
    afflictionateon September 30, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti think the title is big apple big heart. thanks for the lyrics though.
    my opinion has been skewed by the recent news but just consider it.

    "i'm about to leave this town that's left me feeling so empty"...reference to problems w/ chiodos, maybe?
    "and i'll show i'm only alright when i'm up there, i'm only me when i'm up there"...he forgets about all his problems when he performs thus being "alright"
    "as i pack my things i check both my empty pockets, and there's still nothing there, no, there's still nothing there"...since we keep important things in our pockets, things that are/were important to him have disappeared and in his heart, he hopes they haven't so he seems to check again (sounds like he checks twice in the song).

    "i turn and smile to her as i walked out her door and i said i'm only alright when i'm up there,
    i'm only me when i'm up there" draws so much emotion from me. it feels like he tries to communicate both bliss and despair. so far, fav song off the debut.
    konichiwa8eon October 07, 2009   Link
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    General Commentagreed with afflictionate

    and btw, its titled "big apple big heart"
    stftkon August 26, 2010   Link

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