You hide inside, so not okay
(keep on, keep on livin')
What if you remember more today?
(keep on, keep on livin')

The phone rings but there's too much to say
(keep on, keep on livin')
You tell them to go when you wish they would stay
(keep on, keep on livin')

You gotta keep on (keep on livin')......

Disproportionate reactions just won't fade
(keep on, keep on livin')
Every dude you see puts you in a rage
(keep on, keep on livin')

Or stupid shit keeps making you cry
(keep on, keep on livin')
Your friends are worried you won't tell them why
(keep on, keep on livin')

You gotta keep on (keep on livin')......

Look up to the sky sky sky.
Take back your own tonight.
You'll find more than you see.
It's time now now get ready.
So you can taste that sweet sweet cake
and feel the warm water in a lake (y'know).
What about that nice cool breeze?
And hear the buzzing of the bumble bees.

Just live beyond those neighborhood lives
and go past that yard outside
and push through their greatest fears
and live past your memories tears
cuz you don't need to scratch inside.
Just please hold onto your pride and...

so don't let them bring you down
and dont let them fuck you around
cuz those are your arms, that is your heart
and no no they can't tear you apart.
They can't take it away, no!
This is your time this is your life and.....
(keep on livin!).....


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    General Commenti totally love this song.. when i heard it i was so blown away by the lyrics because it's all so positive. every person has to deal with so many problems in life.. and when i saw them singin' live on stage "don't let them bring you down and don't let them fuck you around" it woke me up. it was like they hit me in the face and told me "hey stop being suicidal.. never let them bring you down".. i owe le tigre for this..
    insectkinon May 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about how Kathleen Hannah is learning to go on with life after she was raped. "Every dude you see puts you in a rage" for instance.
    perfectandslowon June 25, 2003   Link
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    General CommentJD sang this to me at the show on June 21. <3
    antispeciesismon June 29, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song has become my anthem! it fills me with so much energy.
    ourfirstkisson May 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazing. One of the best Le Tigre songs.. Ever.
    so_0ver_iton October 05, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI read somewhere that this song is about 'coming out' as being gay or as abuse surviors and overcoming depression, and to not be afraid of moving forward or what the future holds and not letting past experiences or sucky people keep you from being free and happy. what an awesome song
    Doobie Beeon February 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so awesome coz its so positive and is just saying 'keep on livin!'
    Hysteriaon April 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commentle tigre rox, and yeah they made a vid for this (its on the website) its about comming out...but really deals with many problems
    Vee_Sweeton April 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSimple as the lyrics say. Keep on livin' !
    Amazing song. I seriously love it
    UnderagedxThinkingon March 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentabout going out a bad period of your life..
    "Your friends are worried you won't tell them why " remind me a good friend that wrote to me about wanting to start again to know me..and a new friend I let enter in my life after she said that she'll never ask me about that thing.
    birba.mozzon January 22, 2008   Link

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