"Pulled Up" as written by and David Byrne....
Mommy, Daddy, come and look at me now
I'm a big man in a great big town
Years ago who would believe it's true
Goes to show what a little faith can do

I was complaining, I was down in the dumps
I feel so strong now 'cause you pulled me up!
Pull me up up up up up up up up

I slipped, and I got pulled
Pulled up, I tripped, and then you pulled,
You pulled me up
I slipped, and I got pulled,
Pulled up, I slipped, and then you pulled,
You pulled me up pull me up pull me up...
Pulled me up up up up up up up up

I drift away to another land
Sleeping dreaming such a simple thing
I think of things that I might be
I see my name go down in history

I was complaining, I was down in the dumps
I feel so string now 'cause you pulled me up!
Pull me up up up up up up up up
I slipped, and I got pulled,
Pulled up, I tripped, and then you pulled,
You pulled me up
I tripped, and I got pulled
Pulled up, I slipped, and then you pulled
You pulled me up! Pulled me up up, Pulled me up...
Pulled me up up up up up up up up

I got up
'cause you pulled me up
I stood up
'cause you pulled me up
I got up
And that was because you pulled me up
I got up
In a little while you pulled me up
Pull me up up up up, up up up up!
Pull me up up up up up up up up!

I cast a shadow on the living-room wall
Dark and savage with a profile so sharp
Keep that wonderful food on the table
There's really no hurry I'll eat in a while

I was complaining, I was down in the dumps
I feel so strong now 'cause you pulled me up!
Pull me up up up up up up up up!
I slipped, and I got pulled
Pulled up, I tripped, and then you pulled,
You pulled me up
I slipped, and I got pulled
Pulled Up, I slipped,
And then you pulled, you pulled me up!
Pull me up...Pull me up...Watch out!
Pull me up up up up up up up up!
Pull me up up up up up up up up!
Pull me up up up up up up up up!


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"Pulled Up" as written by David Byrne

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    General Commentrofl. i hate everybody on songmeanings.net.
    Boris the Spideron March 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCracker of a song! The best way to end their debut, with a bang!
    bkat004on June 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about how his parents raised him and it's probably sarcastic. For some reason it reminds me of the song Head Held High (the lyrics at least).
    thebodiesobtainedon April 18, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI think that this song is about mental illness and the ability of loved ones to "pull" you out of it.

    Mommy, Daddy, come and look at me now
    I'm a big man in a great big town
    Years ago who would believe it's true
    Goes to show what a little faith can do

    I was complaining, I was down in the dumps
    I feel so strong now 'cause you pulled me up!
    Pull me up up up up up up up up

    I slipped, and I got pulled
    Pulled up, I tripped, and then you pulled,
    You pulled me up
    I slipped, and I got pulled,
    Pulled up, I slipped, and then you pulled,
    You pulled me up pull me up pull me up...
    Pulled me up up up up up up up up

    this part of the song seems to me to be a reflection on something the character has recovered form with the help for parents or friends.

    Especially this line.
    I feel so strong now 'cause you pulled me up!

    Also I think this song refrences anorexia in this verse

    I cast a shadow on the living-room wall
    Dark and savage with a profile so sharp
    Keep that wonderful food on the table
    There's really no hurry I'll eat in a while

    It talks about the sharp/thin figure of the singer and they also are making excuses not to eat.
    henryjkson July 23, 2015   Link

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