"Back Up" as written by Eric Weaver, Kevin Dorr, Patrick Quave and Anthony Mccoy....
I hear the words you say to me
I see the way you look at me
I know what's on your mind so
Stand up get up back up now
Just stay away

I know the fear you hold inside
I know what's weighing on your mind
There's nothing you can do so
Stand up get up back up

You're reaching out just to be like me
But you've fallen short
Still you're following me
You had the chance to bring me down
But there's nothing left
So just stay away from me

You can't stand to see my face
To know you'll never take my place
There's nothing you can do but
Stand up get up back up now
Just stay away

I feel the hate you push on me
I see the things that you can't see
I know what's on your mind so
Stand up get up back up

It's not the things you say to me
It's not the things that I believe
You try to bring me down
So stand up get up back up now
Just stay away


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"Back Up" as written by Anthony Paul Mccoy Kevin W. Dorr

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    General CommentI wonder...

    Is this song about a guy talking to his female friend who wants to be "more" than just friends and he doesn't want that kind of relationship?

    "I hear the words you say to me
    I see the way you look at me
    I know what's on your mind so
    Stand up get up back up now
    Just stay away..."

    Kiwiddon July 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI dont think so because he also says

    "You can't stand to see my face
    To know you'll never take my place"

    And

    "I feel the hate you push on me"
    SnickerGlishon July 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWell given 12 Stones religious standpoint I THINK (this is just MY opinion) that this song is referring to the daily struggles with temptation and satan pulling at your feet. He is describing how at once in his life he was at a point where he would have followed satan but now he knows the truth and won't let the devil taken him back. It also speaks of falling short of the glory of God which we all do from time to time. I am currently at a point in my life where I am viewing the world through different eyes. Some of the things I am doing I know I shouldn' be doing, and I know I need to get back on the right track. I know with some time and disapline I will get back on the right path once again. I just hope it won't be too late.

    Its a good song but it is kind of vague in is meaning, but that also makes it a good song so you can inturperate as you will. This is just what it means to me, its probably not the same to you. Thats what makes music so great, its diversity...

    What do you think its about?
    dnask8on October 15, 2002   Link
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    General Comment*agrees with dnask8*this song was used in wwe and so was another stone classic
    hackychipon February 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFrom what I read, this song was originally made for the WWF Forceable Entry album, but was left on the cutting room floor; it was supposed to serve as The Rock's entrance music. Makes sense, as the main riff of the song has been present, in some form or another, in every theme he's used since he was billed as "Rocky Maivia"...
    HeartBurn Kidon June 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with dnask8. In the first 2 groups of lyrics, first 3 lines each: it's the devil talking to the person, the forth line is the person saying to himself: "Stand up get up back up now". Telling himself to stand up for Jesus, walk away from the situation, back up or back away, now. Then the last line, he tells the devil (or the temptation the devil is offering) to: "Just stay away". The second group of lyrics follow the same formula. The last four groups of lyrics, the person has gained confidence and an understanding of a commitment or re-commitment to follow Jesus and in all lines, he is pushing the devil back. We as humans suffer thoughts of the flesh and thoughts the devil puts in our minds to strain the connection we have with God and sometimes we need to push the devil back and say "I'm not going to entertain those thoughts or even allow my mind to go there, You try to bring me down. So stand up get up back up now Just stay away"
    dogpartyon August 14, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionAlthough many 12 Stones songs have a spiritual meaning, I'm not sure this is one of them.It sounds to me like someone else is jealous/hateful towards the singer(maybe he got the girl they both wanted or won some other sort of competetion)and he's telling them to back off because they already missed there chance
    "You had your chance to bring me down
    But there's nothing left
    So just stay away from me"
    Wildcat2289on October 26, 2009   Link

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