"Jerry, Stand Up" as written by Paul Anthony Dempsey, Stephanie Ashworth and Clint Wesley Hyndman....
You're not the first to think
That everything has been thought before
I spoke to an echo and he said (I spoke)
I'm not satisfied I want something more

'Cos I am bored with three dimensions
I'm in love with three dimensions
And if I listen to the seconds
Reminds me of Echolalia

What now?
Fragments are found
In the mess and in the sound

'Cos I am bored with three dimensions
I'm in love with three dimensions
And if I listen to the seconds
Reminds me of Echola-la-la-la-la-la-lalia

La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la

Your not the first to think (Your not the first to think)
Your not the first to think (Your not the first to think)

That I am bored with three dimensions
I'm in love with three dimensions
And if I listen to the seconds
Reminds me of Echola-la-la-lia
Echola-la-la-lia
Echola-la-la-lia
Echola-la-la-lia
Echolalia
ooh...


SONG: JERRY, STAND UP

Jerry stand up
Pull back the curtains and let some light in
Quit your job
Because you hate it and it's wasting you

Once upon a time you were running
Singing to the crowd every morning
Once upon a time you were...

Jerry stand up
Am I the only one whose noticed that you've been missing?
Remember yourself man
Remember that you have chance and possibility

Once upon a time you were running
Singing to the crowd every morning
Once upon a time you were crazy
ooh...

Jerry
You're not getting any younger
All you need is fresh air
A nice new suit
A walk in the park every day or two
Fresh air
A nice new suit
A walk in the park every day or two
Fresh air
A nice new suit
A walk in the park every day or two
Every day
In every way
Every day

Once upon a time you were running
Singing to the crowd every morning
Once upon a time you were crazy
Crazy (Once apon a time you were)
Crazy (Once apon a time you were)
Crazy (Once apon a time you were)
Crazy


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    General CommentTo me, this song is about a man who is depressed and living life in a sad, pittied-way. He lives alone in a dark room, excluding himself from others in an anti-social behavoir because he's so angry at the world and the mindless people that walk it. He quits his job because life just doesn't seem worth it anymore. He asks himself what the use of working is if he's so unhappy with life. It seems at this point that he becomes suicidal, and just just starts running away. Running from his fears, his friends, his "life". Just trying to escape. At this point it seems like Paul is sending out a warning message, saying that he knows somethings not right with Jerry, and he notices that he's missing. He trys to offer advice to make "life better"... "Fresh air, a nice new suit, a walk in the park every day or two". Alltogether it seems like depression and suicidal feelings made "jerry" run from the horrible things in his life and they turned him crazy. It seems like Paul wrote this to warn all of us about suicide and depression and too look out and "notice who's been missing"...
    ourtimeisfadingon April 19, 2003   Link
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    General Comment(why are the three dimensions lyrics included in this song?)

    this song seems to me like paul reaching out to jerry to discontinue the monotonous way of life he is living. it is "wasting him", and he "isn't getting any younger" - to paul, it is not the life he should be living, especially since at one point in time he was free, happy and unchained ("running, singing, crazy"). his older self has gone "missing".
    paul is appealing to jerry to "stand up" and take control of his life again, make it what it once was, escape from his current life, "remember himself" - return to his better days.
    meg;on June 24, 2008   Link

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