"Stay on the Ground " as written by Ben Jorgensen, Nash Breen, Peter James Decicco and Anthony Diionno....
I started looking out for myself today
But then I stopped cause I don't care
I'm feeling bored of feeling numb
So now I'll stop cause I don't care

I started looking out for myself today
But then I stopped cause I don't care
I'm feeling bored of feeling numb
So now I'll stop cause I don't care

So get it get it get it right
I'm not holding on to a thing here
Get it get it get it right
I'm not holding on and can't say no

Holding your head up
Is hard when you just want
To stay on the ground
To stay on the ground

Holding your head up
Is hard when you just want
To stay on the ground
To stay on the ground

I started feeling bad for myself today
But then I stopped cause I don't care
I'm dreaming less and sleeping more
But I sold my soul for the dream you stole

So get it get it get it right
I'm not holding on to a thing here
Get it get it get it right
I'm not holding on and can't say no

Holding your head up
Is hard when you just want
To stay on the ground
To stay on the ground

Holding your head up
Is hard when you just want
To stay on the ground
To stay on the ground

Of my fifty years left I'm just waiting around
Put your heart on your sleave I won't speak pull it down
Of my fifty years left I'm just waiting around
Put your heart on your sleave I won't speak pull it down

Holding your head up
Is hard when you just want
To stay on the ground
To stay on the ground

Holding your head up
Is hard when you just want
To stay on the ground
To stay on the ground


Lyrics submitted by Engines on Mute, edited by pixelcreme

"Stay on the Ground" as written by Ben Jorgensen Anthony Diionno

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    General CommentLOVE THIS SONG :]
    sounds good, different from their old album
    dpaslon February 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits about giving up on trying to get his ex back.
    picneec13on June 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWell not only does it seem to be about giving up on his ex, because the way it sounds, he hasn't given up.
    He just can't get over her and it's putting him in a depression where he doesn't care about anything or anyone, including himself anymore.

    Most people that end up in a state of depression, don't want to look up (holding your head up)
    because they know they'll get shot down everytime. (is hard when you just want to stay on the ground)

    It's pretty much saying he's not content with the way things are, but he'd rather be hurting on the "ground" than getting his hopes up and being shot down again.
    Lespaulsmithon January 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think that Lespaulsmith is right. But there's more to it than that. The entire album is a concept on a journey from a suicide to the afterlife. This is the time in between him killing himself and making it up.

    "I started feeling bad for myself today". This is him being hit by all the bad stuff that happened in his life.
    "But then I stopped 'cause I don't care". All that stuff leads him into the suicide, and him ignoring everything else.


    "About fifty years left of just waiting around". This is saying that he still has 50 years of life left, but to him, it's going to be nothing more than waiting for the end. And, even though someone out there might love him, he's still going to end it all. ("Put your heart on your sleeve and watch me pull it down.")

    calebrobinson1on July 04, 2010   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionThis bothered me so much I had to make an account. It's "About 50 years left of this waiting around. Put your heart on your sleeve I WISH PEOPLE WERE DEAD. not and watch me pull it down. Are you people deaf?
    andrew102693on September 14, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningI think this is the narrator's denial with everything after his suicide. He regretted what he did and now he's denying everything even his feelings.
    guitarghoston March 18, 2013   Link

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