Who Sang Stay Positive? The Hold Steady

The Hold Steady Stay Positive cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2008-7-14
Genre: Rock
Style: Indie Rock
length: 2:59
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i've got a lot of old friends that're getting back in touch
and it's a pretty good feeling yea it feels pretty good
i get a lot of double takes when im coming round the corners
and its mostly pretty nice its mostly pretty alright
'cause most kids give me credit for being down with it
when it was back in the day back when things were way different
when the youth of today and the early seven seconds
taught me some of lifes most valuable lessons
there's gonna come a time when the scene'll seem less sunny
it'll probably get druggy and the kids'll seem to skinny
there's gonna come a time when shes gonna have to go
with whoevers gonna get her the highest
there's gonna come a time when the true scene leaders
forget where they differ and get big picture
cause the kids at their shows, they'll have kids of their own
the sing-a-long songs'll be our scriptures
we gotta stay positive
we gotta stay positive
we gotta stay positive
we gotta stay positive
when the chaperone crowned us the king and the queen
i knew that we'd arrived at a unified scene
and all those little lambs from my dreams
well they were there too
cause its one thing to start it with a positive jam
and its another thing to see it all through
and we couldn't of even done this if it wasn't for you
we gotta stay positive
we gotta stay positive
we gotta stay positive

CD 1
  • 1 Constructive Summer
  • 2 Sequestered in Memphis
  • 3 One for the Cutters
  • 4 Navy Sheets
  • 5 Lord, I'm Discouraged
  • 6 Yeah Sapphire
  • 7 Both Crosses
  • 8 Stay Positive
  • 9 Magazines
  • 10 Joke About Jamaica
  • 11 Slapped Actress
  • 12 Ask Her for Adderall / Cheyenne Sunrise / Two Handed Handshake

  • Release information
    label: Rough Trade
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 883870146029
    script: Latin