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I met a man of 2 feet tall.
This man was quite ambitious
In a world that is so vicious
To us all.
I said "hi."
As he replied, he said
"Listen to these words that I have lived by my whole life."

You're only as tall
As your heart will let you be.
And you're only as small
As the world will make you seem.
And when the going gets rough,
And you feel like you may fall,
Just look on the bright side;
You're roughly six feet tall.

I met a man of 12 feet tall.
He towered like a giant
In a world that was defiant of his height.
I said "hi"
As he replied, he said,
"Listen to these words that I have dreaded my whole life."

You're only as tall
As your heart will let you be.
And you're only as small
As the world will make you seem.
And when the going gets rough,
And you feel like you may fall,
Just look on the bright side;
You're roughly six feet tall.

I am a man of 6 feet tall.
Just looking for some answers
In a world that answers none
Of them at all.
I'll say "hi."
But not reply to the letters that you write
Because I found some peace of mind.

Cause I'm only as tall
As my heart will let me be.
And I'm only as small
As the world will make me seem.
When the going gets rough,
And I feel like I may fall,
I'll look on the brightside;
I'm roughly six feet tall.



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  • c
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    Cassidee13Mar 19, 2010 at 12:44 am
    The Meaning of this song is that no matter how tall you are, or any of you're insecurities, you should be happy of you're flaws and When it says, "Just look on the brightside;you're roughly 6 feet tall", means to always look on the brightside of you're flaws(:
  • selfinflicted
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    selfinflictedApr 15, 2009 at 12:57 am
    In my opinion, he's saying that if you allow people to tell you you're nothing, that you're useless to the world, then you'll be exactly as they say. But if you do the best you can and you believe in yourself and know that you're the best you can be, then you can do whatever you want.
  • u
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    UnregisteredSep 29, 2013 at 10:33 pm
    when he says:
    "You're only as tall As your heart will let you be. And you're only as small As the world will make you seem." it means that you can be as confident as you can possible allow yourself, and that you can only be as bad as other people say you are.
    "And when the going gets rough, And you feel like you may fall, Just look on the bright side; You're roughly six feet tall." it means when life sucks and you think your at rock bottom, be positive because your human ("roughly 6ft. tall" = average human), your a person and everyone goes through this at some point in time.
    "Just looking for some answers In a world that answers none Of them at all." dont go looking for a way to resolve your problems perfectly, because you will never find it. just relax and live your life, lay back and go with the flow.
    "I'll say "hi." But not reply to the letters that you write Because I found some peace of mind." meaning he will listen to criticism other give him but he wont care because he is happy with himself
    in the official video ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zm6i-C0p1Y ) the boy does on a journey through life with insecurities, judgement, and regular life problems weighing him down. the 2 foot tall man if funny looking and doesnt have much but he is happy, he lives by these words because they helped him through life. the 12 foot tall man has a his looks and a luxurious life ($ eyes, cigar, top hat, diamond ring) but he is unhappy and dreads these words because he hates himself for not letting himself to be confident, and he let other people's judgment get to him. in his journey the boy walks around him problems (hills) and at certain moments he gets scared and can't help it or void it (alligator). In the end the boy gets to a happy place and drops all of the burdens life has weighed him down with, relaxes for a moment, and leaves everything behind, but not without a moment of doubt when he looks back before continuing like "should i, itll be hard" but then decides to move on. he feels better with this advice/ self-finding, is more confident, optimistic and feels he can take on his problems head first (him on top of the hill)he feels at home in this world (house on the planet). he looks on the bright side and lives his life to the fullest.
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    x3Anniex3Aug 13, 2009 at 4:48 am
    I absolutely love the lyrics to this song.
    I do have to give him credit for the lyrics.
    He is an awesome song writer.
    The lyrics (in my opinion) can mean more than one thing,
    and it can come from any point of view.
    But I think what we are all getting from this is that,
    in your mind you're always 6 feet tall; aka, the average human being.
    you're just a normal person, no matter how different you are from the world.
    Saying you're 2 feet tall is just a metaphor.
    I just absolutely love this song though.
    And His voice is amazing.
    I've listened to his (and the other 2 band members) music from blonde hair
    to brown.
    And I'm glad I did because his music has inspired me soo much.
    And he's inspired other as well I bet.
    And I'm glad he's becoming so popular now.
    Myspace ? ;
  • u
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    UnregisteredAug 29, 2012 at 2:55 am
    My meaning of onthe brightside by nevershoutnever i unspeakable thi song its so full of life, and inspiration. Its full of hope, and self respect. The words are so deep, with an even deeper meaning. This song is my tug on life. This song is what pulls me out of those sad moods and lfts me up and far away from them. This song isjust amazing. This song is ife.

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