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Ben Howard - Keep Your Head Up


This song was last played at 9:19am on Monday 30th of March 2020 & the first time we seen it played was at 6:18pm on Tuesday 5th of August 2014. In total we've seen it being played 78 times.


Lyrics

I spent my time watchin'
the spaces that have grown between us.
And I cut my mind on second best
or 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 tried my best to
embrace the darkness in which I swim.
Now walkin' back down this mountain
with the strength of a turnin' tide.
Oh the wind's so soft on my skin
the sun so hard upon my side.
Oh lookin' out at this happiness

I search for between the sheets.
Oh feelin' blind and realize
All I was searchin' for was me.
Ooh ooh all I was searchin' for was me.
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.
I saw a friend of mine the other day
and he told me that my eyes were gleamin'.
Oh I said I had been away, and he knew
oh he knew the depths I was meanin'.

And it felt so good to see his face
or the comfort invested in my soul.
Oh to feel the warmth of a smile
when he said "I'm happy to have you home.
Ooh ooh I'm happy to have you home."
Yeah, keep your head up, keep your heart strong.
No, no, no, no.
Keep your mind set, keep you hair long.

Oh my my darlin', keep your head up, keep you 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 wild flowers within demons of change.
May you find happiness there
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 you hair long.
Oh my my darlin', keep your head up, keep you 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 wild flowers within demons of change.



The "total plays" shown on this page simply refers to the total number of times our archiving system has seen it being played since it was launched on the 28th of July 2014. It should not be relied upon as an exact figure for total all-time plays as the true figure could vary by quite a substantial amount.