"Back on My Feet" as written by and Glen Phillips Craig William Andrew Northey....
I've been angry
And I have strayed
I said words i never thought that I could say
You were sadly sweet
Like an old bar song (or a Wilco song)
But I'll be back up on my feet before too long
You could say you wanted me
If I said it first
Words rang hollow
And the emptiness became a thirst
Now I could drink those words
And they would make me strong
I'd be back up on my feet before too long
I'd be back up on my feet before too long
Before too long
If you'd met me now
You never would have stuck around
No, you never would have stuck around
So I will lay me down
By the salty sea
And let the water pull the sand over my body
To wash me clean
Like a river stone
And I'll be back up on my feet before too long
Yeah, I'll be back up on my feet before too long
Back on my feet
Back up on my feet
Back on my feet
Back on my feet


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"Back on My Feet" as written by Craig Northey Glen Phillips

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    General Commenti love this song... he sings it with so much emotion.. it has become one of my favorites
    utsoccer22on July 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentLive, Glen usually sings "like a Wilco song" instead of "like an old bar song." Also, at the end of the song, he tends to say "back on my feet before you know it" at least once.
    supertweak15on April 17, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"If you met me now, you never would have stuck around"

    I think one of the most powerful lines Glen has written and he sings it with such emotion.
    rewc27on July 14, 2007   Link

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