#01297
When I'm Up (I Can't Get Down) (Great Big Sea) videos
#161: YouTube video by GreatBigSeaOfficial
©2011 ~ Used with permission ~

I am the fountain of affection,
I'm the instrument of joy,
To keep the good times rolling,
I'm the boy, I'm the boy;
You know the world could be our oyster,
You just put your trust in me,
We'll keep the good times rolling,
Wait and see, wait and see....
Oh, wait and see!

His exaltation, a sweet disintegration,
A few discolorations, then it comes along;
Up is why he chooses the kisses and the bruises,
There ain't nothing he refuses, then it comes along,
It comes along, and I am lifted,
I am lifted, I am lifted!

When I'm up I can't get down,
Can't get down, can't get level;
When I'm up I can't get down,
Get my feet back on the ground.
When I'm up I can't get down,
Can't get down, can't get level;
When I'm up I can't get down,
Get my feet back on the ground.

He just needs something to blind him,
Something to wind him up;
It won't take long to find him,
When it comes on strong.

Wise guys are grinning,
street lights are spinning,
The night is just beginning,
and then it comes on strong;
It comes on strong, and I am lifted,
I am lifted, I am lifted!

When I'm up I can't get down,
Can't get down, can't get level;
When I'm up I can't get down,
Get my feet back on the ground.
When I'm up I can't get down,
Can't get down, can't get level;
When I'm up I can't get down,
Get my feet back on the ground.

Oh, oh, oh, I can't get down.

Oh, no, no, no, no, I can't get down.

Oh it comes on strong, and I am lifted,
It comes on strong, and I am lifted,
I am lifted, I am lifted!

When I'm up I can't get down,
Can't get down, can't get level;
When I'm up I can't get down,
Get my feet back on the ground.
When I'm up I can't get down,
Can't get down, can't get level;
When I'm up I can't get down,
Get my feet back on the ground.

Oh, oh, oh, I can't get down.

Oh, no, no, no, no, I can't get down.

Oh, no, I know, oh, oh, oh, oh, I can't get down.

####.... Ian Teller, Alan Prosser, John Jones of Oysterband (Holy Bandits, 1993) ....####
This variant arranged and recorded by Great Big Sea (Play, trk#2, 1997, Warner Music Canada, Scarborough, Ontario); and (Road rage, trk#2, 2000, Rounder Records, Cambridge, Massachusetts); and (Courage And Patience And Grit: Great Big Sea In Concert, trk#13, 2006, Warner Music Canada, Scarborough, Ontario).

See more songs by Great Big Sea.

The Great Big Sea fan video below features clips from three Harry Potter movies.

#1450: YouTube video by gr8gbc
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~


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