Week 160 // Don’t Get Down Get Up

December 9th, 2013

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Just got to get through December
You feed the engine, it’s a breeze
And everything you remember
Will be hiding up in the trees

And my skin got hard like a diamond
Been tapping on it, what’s the use?
Been lighting up like a siren
And I’m likely to run out of juice…

I’m telling you
Don’t you get down…
You get up!
We’d really hate to leave you behind
And anything you tore to the ground
We’ll make right
We’re stacking up whatever we find

And scheming everyone get out of here fast
Like we could hitchhike to the county line
And dreaming everything is simple at last
And waking shaken by the strangeness you find

And what’d you think in November?
Was there a glimmer there? I think there was
But it’s getting hard to remember
So you’re fixing on it just because

I’m telling you
Don’t you get down…
You get up!
We’d really hate to leave you behind
And anything you tore to the ground
We’ll make right
We’re stacking up whatever we find

Notes
I got the title for this week’s song from Becca Horton, my badass roommate, who uttered it perhaps without realizing that she was saying one of the most poignant and encouraging things ever. I’ve been holding on to it for a long time, because I wanted to wait until I could do something with dance beats, thereby making ‘get down’ a double entendre. If you think about it, saying you’re ‘getting down’ when you’re dancing is weird, because dancing usually requires both an upward mood and an upright body position. So in this tune we’re getting up instead of down.

I’m exhausted. A lot of people I know are exhausted, physically or emotionally. This song is about people being on the edge of collapse and deciding to pick each other up instead of letting everyone fall. People do that for each other because they are amazing. To get all of this across, I made up bleak verses, and a chorus that will lift you up again. So if you’re feeling at the end of your rope, don’t get down, get up! You can do it! I know you can! Because you’re great!

Also, please excuse the laziest artwork ever this week. I’m in the middle of finals at grad-school, which I believe says it all.

Here’s hoping your Monday doesn’t totally suck.
~M.E.

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§ 2 Responses to Week 160 // Don’t Get Down Get Up"

  • sk says:

    thanks for helping me ‘get up’ with this new one! always a great inspiration.

    kill those finals

  • oldman says:

    Your positivity is an inspiration alone not to mention some intriguing lyrics, vocals and what ever it is you are playing. Don’t get down get up is my new mantra!

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