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This Way Up



 Genre: Alternative Rock

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This song is about two people who have been together for ages. It's about how one person in a relationship can suddenly find that they've changed where the other has remained the same.

It's about realising that the other person no longer feels the same way about you as they used to and that they've been living by routine through fear of change. It's about the helpless feeling that there's nothing you can do to change this and the uncertainty of what lies ahead. One side is torn between wanting to do everything they can to keep the other, whilst at the same time knowing that they have no control over the situation and not really knowing how things are going to turn out, but knowing that a decision has to be made one way or the other.
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You look within me, hello?, hello.
To see what's in me, don't know, don't know.

I can't think clearly this way up.
You're pushing and pulling me I can't keep up.
You find it so hard to stand up, and admit when you've had enough.

I've tried to find it, alone, alone.
While you decide which way to go.

I can't think clearly this way up.
You're pushing and pulling me I can't keep up.
It might be time to give it up. Sometimes that way is easier.

The edge is blurring, I can't see.
Makes it hard for me to breathe.

I can't think clearly this way up.
You're pushing and pulling me I can't keep up.
Don't let me drift far from the ground.
Open waters drown...
Need to turn me around...
This way up and safe and sound...
This way up and safe and sound...
Safe and sound.
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Uploaded: Apr 25, 2005 - 08:52:55 AM
Last Updated: Apr 25, 2005 - 06:08:19 AM Last Played: Jun 22, 2019 - 09:41:29 AM
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TobinMueller said 5195 days ago (April 25th, 2005)
Summer sadness
Such sweet summer sounds you get in your style, as if a
window is open and the breeze is moving the curtain
gently in the background, nothing hurried, everything
casual and heartfelt. Really nice emotion in the layered
vocals, the drum hits, the close feel. The arrangement
could use a bass to finish it off in my ears, lift it from a
demo feel. Nice use of solo strings to add a layer. Very
solid free floating ballad. Solid track.
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jgurner said 5195 days ago (April 25th, 2005)
Captures the feeling
Very emotional. Great vocals and lyrics. A great feel of
melancholy. I agree with TobinMuller that a bass line
might be a good addition. Excellent song.
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EdensEve said 5195 days ago (April 26th, 2005)
Nice song
This is a really good song. I feel like I need a moment
with just you singing, a space where everything falls out
and I can feel your thoughts. Something keeps me at a
distance in this song and I want to be drawn in more, and
that might do it. Very nice song writing and you care
about the presentation, I can tell.
ronnielong said 5194 days ago (April 26th, 2005)
Cool Si...
Nice tune man... your voice is great as always...nice
harmonies and a calm guitar...great mix too!

Where did ya get the drums? hehehe...they sound
familiar... ;)

Cheers mate!

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kevin_stone said 5194 days ago (April 26th, 2005)
Great Vocal
Another great vocal and good harmonies.. Get that studio
back on line!
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thetiler said 5191 days ago (April 30th, 2005)
good singing and more
Nice tune

Good style and playin singin.

Thanks for sharing
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AquilA said 5189 days ago (May 2nd, 2005)
Sounds Like the Real Thing...
...just like the description you gave. Tons of feeling
coming through, and both the production and
performance are very good. Well done. Looking forward
to hearing more of your stuff.
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The terms alternative rock and alternative music[1] were coined in the early 1980s to describe punk rock-inspired music genres which didn't fit into the mainstream genres of the time. At times it was used as catch-all phrase for rock music from under

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