Who Sang When I'm Up (I Can't Get Down)? Great Big Sea

Great Big Sea Play cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Alan Prosser, Ian Telfer, John Jones
release date: 1997-5-20
genres: Rock
styles: Folk Rock
length: 3:24
guest background vocals: Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor
I am the fountain of affection
I'm the instrument of joy
And 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,
Cause we'll keep the good times rolling
Wait and see, wait and see, oh wait and see!

His exhalation, 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!

[Chorus]
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!

[Chorus]

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

[Chorus]



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Ordinary Day
  • 2 When I'm Up (I Can't Get Down)
  • 3 The Night Pat Murphy Died
  • 4 How Did We Get From Saying I Love You...
  • 5 Donkey Riding
  • 6 Haven't Seen You in a Long Time
  • 7 End of the World
  • 8 General Taylor
  • 9 Seagulls
  • 10 Recruiting Sargeant
  • 11 Greenspond
  • 12 My Apology
  • 13 Jakey's Gin
  • 14 Something I Should Know
  • 15 Jolly Roving Tar
  • 16 Rigadoon

  • Album Information
    label: wea
    country(area): Canada
    format: CD
    barcode: 0706301859223
    script: Latin