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Seesaw Rider

John Cannon

Seesaw Rider

Words and Music by John Cannon


I’ve been down, yes I’ve been down

I’ve been down and out, I’ve been down and dirty

Been down by the river, been down in the dumps,

I've Been down on my luck, I've been really let down

I’ve been down


I’ve been up. Yes, I’ve been up

I’ve been up and coming, I’ve been up to the task

been up the creek , been up against the wall

I've been up all night, I’ve been all shook up

Oooooooh.. Oh


I’ve been up, I’ve been down, I’ve been lost I’ve been found

With my head in the clouds and my feet on the ground

I’ve been down so low everything was up

Now I’m up so high, I’m afraid to look down.

Oooooooh.. Oh


I’ve been down, yes I’ve been down

 I’ve been downtown, I’ve been down on Maggie's farm

Been down to the sea, Hell, I had to batten down

Now I’m so down with it, I can really get down

Yes, I’m down


Still I'm up, yes I am up

I’m on the up and up and I’m up front about it

But it’s been an uphill climb just to catch up

Now I’m up in the ratings, yes it’s time to dress up

 Oooooooh.. Oh


I’ve been down, I’ve been up, been looked down upon

I don’t let it get me down and I don’t let up

Though the world pushes down, hard on my shoulders

I could give it up, but instead I get bolder

Oooooooh.. Oh