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Ben Howard – Keep Your Head Up lyrics

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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    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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    For me, its about a guy who misses someone he loves so much that it affected him negatively. He was trying to look for answers why they cannot make it right again only to find out he was weak. So he was telling or giving advices base on what he realised to the person he loves to start being strong. No matter how its going to be even if they will stay together or not she gotta not lose herself bec. He will always adore her/love her, will remember her the same. He hope that they will both stay the same and feel the same, actually. Bec change cqn be bad sometimes. Also he realised that he missed someone so much that when he saw a friend smiled at him he felt better again and then he started singing the chrous again to stay strong n never lose hope.
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    I always associated keep your hair long with Samson in the Bible who when he kept his hair long was really strong but when he cut it off he got weak. I think he's trying to say you should stay strong and not just give up and cut your hair off, a.k.a. lose your strength.
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