Fall down seven times, stand up eight. This ancient Chinese proverb is what Get Up Again is all about. It’s the ‘never say die’ attitude, meaning getting back up every time you get knocked down, fall down, and/or trip along the way. Even if you start feeling down and out, you have to get back up on your feet physically, mentally and emotionally.
This is not always easy to do but songs like this from Flaw help make it possible. They were lumped in with a massive group of Nu Metal bands that gained mainstream success in the early 2000’s, but I always felt they stood out from many in that sub-genré. Yes, their sound can be dark but they are more uplifting which is nice to hear amongst so many “depressing” metal bands. I always thought their sound to be well balanced somewhere between Tool, Nothingface, Disturbed and Sevendust.
Here we go again
A very temperamental process,
beginning with all of our excess
Affecting our very own ingest,
this side of you is speechless
Overwhelmed with an abscess, creating new diseases
And infecting whomever it pleases,
we’ve been living this way for too long, too long
Then I noticed a difference,
in the way that I saw other insects
Who were living a life of indulgence,
sheltered by their parents
Such an unlucky existence,
not given a chance to experience
And make their own decisions,
I wouldn’t trade my own mistakes at all
Reach out your hands
Out for the ones who, aid when the going gets rough
Until the end.
These are the ones who, help when the times get tough
And times will get tough.
Get up again.
Times will get tough.
Get up again
Here it comes once again