Get Up
Juliette Lyrics


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All the pretty girls are on fire, burned up by this city
I been told, I'm a real live wire, who broke the rules of the game
I picked up like a rolling stone and I hit the towns up north
Every tune I sung became home and now I'm calling 'em yours

You gotta get up, get up, get up, get up, get up, get up, get up
Get up, get up, get up, get up
So you got yourself a rock 'n' roll band
And you're playing with the queen of hearts in your hand
And my father told me, yeah, you're the only one
Who can shake up the midnight sky and bring it the sun

You can't tiptoe across the stage of your brother's sacred playground
You gotta show 'em how to really light it up
And watch out when the roof comes down
I know a few things about love and blues and loss
It's just a thrill to stay alive, no matter what you think it costs

You gotta get up, get up, get up, get up, get up, get up, get up
Get up, get up, get up, get up

So you got yourself a rock 'n' roll band
And you're playing with the queen of hearts in your hand
And my father told me, yeah, you're the only one
Who can shake up the midnight sky and bring it the sun

Hey, hey, get up, get up
Hey, hey, hey
Hey

So you got yourself a rock 'n' roll band
And you're playing with the queen of hearts in your hand
And my father told me, yeah, you're the only one
Who can shake up the midnight sky and bring it the sun

So you got yourself a rock 'n' roll band
And you're playing with the queen of hearts in your hand




You know my father told me, yeah, you're the only one
Who can shake up the midnight sky and bring it the sun

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Juliette and the Licks's song "Get Up" express a sense of defiance and a desire to break out of convention. The singer claims to be a "real live wire" who has broken the rules of the game, and sings about the burning passion and energy of the rock 'n' roll lifestyle. She sings about travelling from town to town and singing every tune like it's her own, creating connections with each new place she visits. The chorus encourages listeners to get up and rise to the challenge of performing live, urging them to show the audience how to "really light it up" and dance until the roof comes down. The song ends with a repetition of the chorus phrase, "you're the only one who can shake up the midnight sky and bring it the sun," emphasizing the idea that living a bold and authentic life is not only exhilarating but also inspiring.


Line by Line Meaning

All the pretty girls are on fire, burned up by this city
The city is full of attractive women who are struggling with the hardships and pressures of urban life.


I been told, I'm a real live wire, who broke the rules of the game
The singer is a dynamic and rebellious force who refuses to conform to society's expectations.


I picked up like a rolling stone and I hit the towns up north
The singer has traveled extensively and has made many stops in northern towns.


Every tune I sung became home and now I'm calling 'em yours
Through music, the singer has found a sense of belonging in these towns and is now sharing that experience with her audience.


You gotta get up, get up, get up, get up, get up, get up, get up
The singer is urging listeners to take action and not give up in the face of adversity.


So you got yourself a rock 'n' roll band
The singer is addressing someone who has formed a rock band.


And you're playing with the queen of hearts in your hand
The person addressed is taking a risk by pursuing their music career, but has the potential for great reward.


And my father told me, yeah, you're the only one
The singer's father believes in her and her potential for success.


Who can shake up the midnight sky and bring it the sun
The singer has the power to bring light to darkness and inspire hope in others.


You can't tiptoe across the stage of your brother's sacred playground
The singer is emphasizing that anyone pursuing their dreams should do so with confidence and take ownership of their own journey.


You gotta show 'em how to really light it up
The singer is urging others to be bold and make an impact in their pursuits.


And watch out when the roof comes down
The path to success may have challenges and setbacks, so one should be prepared for the unexpected.


I know a few things about love and blues and loss
The singer has had experience with difficult emotions and understands the complexities of life.


It's just a thrill to stay alive, no matter what you think it costs
Despite the challenges and risks, the joy of pursuing one's dreams makes it worthwhile.


Hey, hey, get up, get up
The singer repeats the chorus to reinforce the message of not giving up and continuing to push forward.


So you got yourself a rock 'n' roll band
The singer once again addresses the person who has formed a rock band.


And you're playing with the queen of hearts in your hand
The risk and potential for success is reinforced.


You know my father told me, yeah, you're the only one
The importance of having supportive people in one's life is emphasized.


Who can shake up the midnight sky and bring it the sun
The power of music and perseverance to change lives and bring hope is reiterated.




Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Fintage House Publishing
Written by: JASON WOMACK, JULIETTE LEWIS, KEMBLE WALTERS, TODD MORSE

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