I'm on top of the world
I can see it all around me
Such beautiful words
Leaving in oceans
I can feel it
Never felt this before
Yeah, yeah

I got a beautiful woman
We're coming off of
The hard end of harder times
Gonna be startin' something
That gets us straight up outta here

I can fix it
Let me take us away
Yeah, we leave at night
We stay by day

Say you're with me
There's gold ahead
There's golden dreams
And life's hills and valleys
Yeah, will you hold on with me?
Let me take us
Let me take us away
All right

We drove out to California
Straight through the desert of Arizona
Sweet Texas, I'll kiss ya
Hope to be back
But now I gotta leave ya

I can fix it
Let me take us away
Yeah, we leave at night
We stay by day

Say you're with me
There's gold ahead
There's golden dreams
And life's hills and valleys
Yeah, will you hold on with me?
Let me take us
Let me take us away

I wouldn't know just how sweet this tastes now
No, if at first I did not go
The bitter times, the bitter places
I'll stay and learn the new battles
But, for now, we're here

Say you're with me
There's gold ahead
There's golden dreams
And life's hills and valleys
Yeah, will you hold on with me?
Let me take us
Let me take us away
Let me take us
Let me take us away
Let me take us
Let me take us away


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  • +1
    General CommentI've been in love with The Rocket Summer for a long time, and this is already one of my new favorite songs. It completely fits what my fiance and I are going through right now. He and I are trying really hard in this economy to find a steady income so we can get married. We got engaged Christmas of '07 and we're still waiting for him to get a good job so we can really support ourselves. It's a frustrating wait. We're so ready to start our life and it's completely stupid that something like money is the one thing preventing us from that. I cry often because I just want to be his wife, I want us to build a home together! And this song is such encouragement. I listen to this song and I see my fiance's hopeful face.
    redwrangler63on October 29, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Say you're with me, there's gold ahead, there's gold in dreams"
    Those are the best lines

    I think it's about having hard times, the ups and downs of life, aka the hills and valleys. But he's asking to hold on with him. That he'll take you away with him.

    Such a great song, Bryce is amazing!
    varsityfc16on December 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this new song,
    basically i think bryce is saying he is been through hard times, but now he is at his high time,
    life has it's ups and downs or "hills and valleys" but just to stay with him through them.
    i think this song also really shows his love of texas.
    audge22on October 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAhhh how nice to hear a new song. Like mentioned before, Its about being through hard times, and feeling on top of the world after it all. In the last powerful verse,
    "I wouldn't know how sweet this tastes now
    No, if at first I deny, girl
    The bitter times, the bitter places
    I'll ... the new battles
    But, for now, we're here"
    it seems he is glad that there is hills and valleys in life, cause he appreciates what he has now that the hard times are over.
    And for the blank, i believe he says "ill stay alert for new battles"

    And yeah he does show his love fore texas... but who wouldn't :D
    Merszon October 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a really good new song.

    Also it's "Leaving in oceans" not "Leaving oceans".
    MCSmateon October 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlso Bryce says "over" the first "let me take us, let me take us away"

    and this part is the correct one of above:
    "I wouldn't know just how sweet this tastes now
    No, if at first I did not go
    Through bitter times, through bitter places
    I'll stay and learn the new battles
    But, for now, we're here"
    MCSmateon October 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis makes more sense:

    "Say you're with me
    There's gold ahead
    There's gold IN dreams
    IN life's hills and valleys
    Yeah, will you hold on with me?"

    Are there confirmed lyrics anywhere?
    prettyplanon October 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing song yess this is about him going through hard times and he knows that he will have endure through them
    kewlestkidOroundon February 27, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits definitely "IN life's hills and valleys" and its "gold IN dreams"

    "I wouldn't know just how sweet this tastes now
    No, if at first I did not go
    THROUGH bitter times, THROUGH bitter places
    I'll stay and ALERT for new battles
    But, for now, we're here"

    these are right, i read through the lyric book the other day.
    audge22on August 03, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti'll stay alert for new battles*
    audge22on August 03, 2010   Link

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