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I spent my time, watching
The spaces that have grown between us.
And I cut my mind on second best,
Oh the scars that come with the greenness.
And I gave my eyes to the boredom,
Still the seabed wouldn't let me in.
And I try my best to embrace the darkness
In which I swim.

Now walking back, down this mountain,
The strength of a turnin' tide.
Oh the wind so soft, at my skin,
Yeah the sun so hot upon my side.
Oh lookin' out at this happiness
I searched for between the sheets,
Oh feelin' blind, to realize,
All I was searchin' for... was me.
Oh oh-oh, all I was searchin' for was me.

Oh yeah, keep your head up, keep your heart strong.
No, no, no, no, keep your mind set, keep your hair long.
Oh my, my darlin', keep your head up, keep your heart strong.
Na, oh, no, no, keep your mind set in your ways.
Keep your heart strong.

Now I saw a friend of mine, the other day,
And he told me that my eyes were gleamin'.
Oh I said I'd been away, and he knew...
Oh he knew the depths I was meanin'.
And it felt so good to see his face,
All the comfort invested in my soul,
Oh to feel the warmth, of his smile,
When he said, 'I'm happy to have you home.'
Oh oh-oh, I'm happy to have you home.

Oh yeah, keep your head up, keep your heart strong.
No, no, no, no, keep your mind set, keep your hair long.
Oh my, my darlin', keep your head up, keep your heart strong.
No, no, no, no, keep your mind set in your ways.
Well keep your heart strong.

'Cause I'll always remember you the same.
Oh eyes like wildflowers, oh with your demons of change.

(Keep your head up)
(Keep your heart strong)
(Keep your head up)
(Keep your heart strong) May you find happiness here.
(Keep your head up)
(Keep your heart strong)
(Keep your head up)
(Keep your heart strong) May all your hopes all turn out right.

Keep your head up, keep your heart strong.
No, no, no, no, keep your mind set, keep your hair long.
Oh my, my darlin', keep your head up, keep your heart strong.
No, no, no, no, keep your mind set in your ways.
Keep your heart strong.


'Cause I'll always remember you the same.
Oh eyes like wildflowers, oh with your demons of change.



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    UnregisteredMar 12, 2012 at 5:21 pm
    This is exactly what im going through. I think... To me it sounds like the one he loves is slowly changing for the worse but wants to remember the old her to keep strong
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    UnregisteredAug 8, 2012 at 4:51 pm
    It meens if u look down den all u will c is da grnd but if u look upwards den u will c da sky, so u shuld alwais look up as dere is lots more posssibilitys in da sky xoxoxox lyk da moon nd da stars nd mayb da sun, but onli if u r lucky on dat day xo.. X
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    UnregisteredAug 7, 2012 at 6:42 am
    He has broken up with someone after they fell out of love, and went soul searching himself, while also telling his old love to stay strong.
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    UnregisteredJul 23, 2012 at 1:29 pm
    Absolutely this is about love lost and not finding it with anyone else. "oh i said i had been away" is that place we go when we are sad after losing love and ourselves for awhile. The song is about the hope you need to keep searching for and waiting for. I love the line "oh eyes like wildflowers". Such a beautifully vivid image of the colors of one's eyes. I can fully envision this in my lover's green eyes. Such a beautiful song and talented artist.
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    UnregisteredJul 10, 2012 at 1:12 pm
    For me, and i'm sure to many others, this is about finding happiness in yourself, and what you do have rather than complaining about what you dont have.

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