"Get Up" as written by Jo Bogaert and Manuela Kamosi....
And when the body finally starts to let go
let it all go at once
not piece by piece
but like a whole bucket of stars
dumped into the universe
Whoh! Watcb it go!
Good-bye small hands, good-bye small heart
good-bye small head
My soul is climbing tree trunks
and swinging from every branch

They're calling on me
they're calling on me

Do you think I'm an animal?
Am I not?
Do you like fur
Do you wanna come over
Are we captive only for a short time
Is there splendor, I'm not ashamed
Desire shoots through me
Like birds singing
(The way you move no ocean's waves were ever as fluid)

They're calling on me
they're calling on me

I hit the mark!
I target moon, I target sky, I target sun
Fall down on the world before it falls on you

Like beggars, like Stars
like whores, us all
Like beggars, like dogs
Like Stars, us all

Shoot straight for my heart
(And when you were near no sky was ever quite so clear)

Like stars, so small
Like us, when we fall
Like beggars, like whores
Like lovers, Get Up!
Get up, too far


Lyrics submitted by OwnPersonalDemon

"Get Up" as written by Manuela Kamosi Jo Bogaert

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +2
    General Comment"Do you think I'm an animal?
    Am I not?
    Do you like fur?"


    definitely referring to sex, i take this lyric as.. basically we are all animal, we are all human.. women should not have to pretend that they are something they are not.. e.g. shaving off hair, and other sexist, hyper-feministic practices
    courtx33on December 01, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis has to be my fav song ever i think this song just increable lyrics wise and the sound i think it's about having an openes about feeling like desire and such it's beautiful but still somewhat "shaaming" for a woman
    ladii bon April 18, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy favorite SK song. It seems to me to be about being our true selves, transcending the box society builds for us, and not being ashamed of that, whether we are whores or stars or both. I love the part where she talks about "the body finally starting to let go" and just going with it and dumping it into the universe "like a whole bucket of stars". Makes aging (something many of us come to fear) sound so beautiful and natural.
    jadepnk06on December 07, 2004   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song is about emracing life as well as death (let it all go at once) and not dreading the latter (her soul is singing from every branch). "Like beggars, like Stars, like whores, us all" --> we're all going to die no matter who you were.

    Could "Get Up" mean get up to heaven?

    Anyway, great song, great band.
    DAS JETSon April 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is probably my favourite song on the entire
    album (though you know the rest of the album
    is just as good). i think its about letting go of all
    restraints like some of you said. and also something
    about love maybe? and that we're connected to
    each other.
    the_modest_jerkon June 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI thought the song was about death and dying than about love and desire:

    "And when the body finally starts to let go...
    Good-bye small hands, good-bye small heart
    good-bye small head"

    As in reference to the soul leaving the body which is then free:
    "My soul is climbing tree trunks
    and swinging from every branch"

    I saw the line "They're calling on me" as spirits calling her, maybe not to heaven but to join them, where everyone, no matter who they are are together. Even the video clip plays on this with everyone picking everyone else up, holding hands.
    amberbreathon January 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really cannot stop listening to this song,
    "fall down on the world before it falls on you"
    just really fucking great.
    precipitateon June 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is more about letting yourself go to someone else than death and dying. It's all about desire and I think the line "I hit the mark!
    I target moon, I target sky, I target sun." refers to the person climaxing. Something or someone is calling on her in the background, but she's so far gone, it's too late. It's about sex.
    thehotttrockon September 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah I agree with the person who posted above me.
    Its about sex.
    It becomes especially clear to me at the start of the 2nd verse. (Do you think I'm an animal?)
    Its saying how animalistic it is, but there's no need to be ashamed of it, because its just apart of everyones nature.
    Nova_Crashon April 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYup, I think its referring to sex as well.
    Schlafon February 19, 2008   Link

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