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Up above in my head

Posted by Smokey Stover on March 26, 2006

In Reply to: Up above in my head posted by Alan on March 26, 2006

: My doubt is the sentence 'up above in my head'. Is it correct?

: Cause I'm in too deep and I'm trying to keep
: up above in my head, instead of going under.

If you can figure out what it means, and it's not ungrammatical, it's probably correct. The meaning here is plainly figurative. I'm in too deep, figuratively speaking (that is, I don't actually mean too deep in water), and I'm trying to keep [my head] above [water] in my head (that is figuratively), instead of going under (emotionally). What's to understand? This is a song, after all, or so I suppose, where poetic license is often required for the sake of the rhythm. SS