This England made me
Between the war and a rockets flying
You found the crib that saves me
And teach me wrong and right

Then the world was talking
It never got it's chance to say
When there's too much talking
Nobody hears the words you say

You won't see
Baby now I want you
These blind communications
Only last throughout the year
And half of what we're saying
Is halfway in a truth
And blind communications
For a million hearts and fools

I am a witness
To a land of a million fools
All placing bets on life
Then hate the ones you lose
And all the lonely
Never get the chance to say
That their one and only
Would be the chance to even play


Hello Monday
The week is just a blur
I've been burning bridges
And now I'm begging at your door
So I keep on working
'cause it's a chance for me to pay
But too much talking
When you believe the words I say


Lyrics submitted by black_cow_of_death

"Up on the Downside" as written by Oscar Lloyd Harrison Damon Minchella

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentWhat an amazing guitar riff in this song- so bluesy and so rock 'n roll. This song cannot help but make you smile, it's just got that vibe. This song's about going through life, taking chances, but also learning what's wrong and what's right and moving ahead with the new knowledge. It's also about having fun (as most of their songs are). This one and "Mechanical Wonder" will be my songs of this coming spring no doubt! :)
    tigertour02on January 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is a class song. I bought this album just before a uni interview years ago I listened to this song moments before going in to lift my spirits.Didnt get into that one it turned out lol....anayways...

    I kind of agree with what tigertour is saying
    To me it starts with how we are born in to a crazy world with no knowledge of right/wrong and unaware of what we will later become.

    Then it explains how we believe in what we hear, without looking at the bigger picture ourselves "blind comunications" and dont have chance to voice what we deeply feel, which inturn sends us down crazy paths in life inwhich we are judged and judge others

    Then it explains how he now feels, being older and much more life experienced ..."Hello Monday The weekend’s just a blur".

    "I've been burning bridges And now I'm begging at your door"...Is all about how hes turning a new leaf.
    cookie4on September 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is the greatest song ever writtain by the ocs boys, I feel so energetic when i hear it and it is a really cheerful song! What des it mean tho??????? v good song
    98birchjon July 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentApparently its a drinking song. Which fits. It says that in the sleeve of "Songs from the front row" so yeah. Love the tune. Song is great also.
    Andaahon August 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah, deffinately one of the best. the tune just rocks.
    sOCS479on October 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this song has a lot of references to stages of life.

    First verse is being born and taught right from wrong.
    Second verse is about the teenage years of looking for love.
    Last verse is about being an adult and working to get by.
    robertfnwon July 18, 2020   Link

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