"Listen Up" as written by and Noel Gallagher....
Listen up
What's the time said today
I'm gonna speak my mind
Take me up to the top of the world
I want to see my crime

Day by day
There's a man in a suit
Who's gonna make you pay
For the thoughts that you think
And the words they won't let you say

One fine day
Gonna leave you all behind
It wouldn't be so bad
If I had more time

Sailing down a river alone
I've been tryin' to find my way back home
But I don't believe in magic
Life is automatic
But I don't mind being on my own
No I don't mind being on my own

Listen up
What's the time said today
I'm gonna speak my mind
Take me up to the top of the world
I want to see my crime

Day by day
There's a man in a suit
Who's gonna make you pay
For the thoughts that you think
And the words they won't let you say

One fine day
Gonna leave you all behind
Wouldn't be so bad
If I had more time

Sailing down a river alone
I've been tryin' to find my way back home
But I don't believe in magic
Life is automatic
But I don't mind being on my own
No I don't mind being on my own
No I don't mind being on my own
I said that I don't mind being on my own

Sailing down a river alone
I've been tryin' to find my way back home
But I don't believe in magic
Life is automatic
But I don't mind being on my own
I said that I don't mind being on my own
No I don't mind being on my own
I said that I don't mind being on my own
No I don't mind being on my own
I said that I don't mind being on my own


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"Listen Up" as written by Noel Gallagher

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    General CommentYASIR: excellant interpretation,
    but as in all music it can be tuned into own personal beleif system. i have bipolar disorder and i can relate to it as a bipolar record, it can also by an anti-soverign/government belief, or society in general.

    theres so many levels of interprtation its endless
    grizzlydandanson March 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlyrics are wrong!
    this is a great song tho..
    ty-leron May 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"i'm trying to find my way back home "should be "i've been trying"

    thats the only error i found
    all pre-Be here Now songs ownz
    Morviton March 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so beautiful. Nothing wrong with being alone. Bloody taxman in a suit who I have to pay. Best part is that little bassline in the chorus.
    bkat004on June 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmat2701, how the hell could you be bored? Masterplan is the second best Oasis album! They seem to write excellent B-Sides.
    muphinon August 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlol these lyrics are so wrong..
    listen up WATS THE TIME not father time!!
    and yeh wat morvit said
    reaaly good song.. 1 of the best on the masterplan
    saladfingers99on September 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentquality song! my personal favourite. few mistakes here tho.
    Oasis_fanon September 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlyrics are wrong,Good song in masterlan album.it makes me feel free :)
    Tarikon October 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes, rockin tune. I love that little lead riff on the chorus.

    I really can't say what it's about though. I guess being lonely is alright.
    muphinon January 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDo you call those lyrics right!?

    This is the proper version:

    Listen up
    What's the time said today
    I'm gonna speak my mind
    Take me up
    To the top of the world
    I wanna see my crime

    Day by day
    There's a man in a suit
    Who's gonna make you pay
    For the thoughts
    That you think and the words
    They won't let you say

    One fine day
    Gonna leave you all behind
    It wouldn't be so bad
    If I had more time

    Sailing down a river alone
    I've been trying to find
    My way back home
    But I don't believe in magic
    Life is automatic But I don't mind being on my own
    No, I don't mind being on my own

    (Repeat from top)

    Sailing down a river alone
    I've been trying to find
    My way back home
    But I don't believe in magic
    Life is automatic
    But I don't mind being on my own
    I said that I don't mind
    Being on my own
    No, I don't mind being on my own
    I said I don't mind being on my own
    ___________________________

    Quality Song!
    prickly_gorgeon February 05, 2006   Link

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