Keep It Up, Child

Keep It Up, Child

Amanda Rose Riley's picture



Keep It Up, Child (50/90 Challenge)

Liner Notes: 

I wasn't going to finish/post this because I knew it would be a short song, or at least not use many words, and I've been trying to only count fully realized songs. (There is one that was a reprise of an earlier song which I definitely won't count, so I've gotta get to 51 here at least!) But then I decided it *is* a fully realized song, because I tried to brainstorm some ways to make it a longer song with more parts to it, but I actually only liked this version.

I had the idea for the first line (and the little D chord hook) for ages and finally decided to do something with it. In the end I think I envision this as being either the intro or outro to the album I'll make of some of these songs - as a lot of them relate to following your dreams, being bold, and growing up. (Side note: I've always liked this closing track: Which I felt like I was channeling a bit, though mine obviously lacks all the bells and whistles, and involves more complete sentences/ideas, haha.)


Keep it up child because you're doing all right
Don't let them discourage you, you're doing all right

Give it everything you've got and stay up all night
When everybody's sleeping just stay up all night

I used to be like you
Never chasing after the world that I saw in my dreams
But now they're starting to come true
I'd never go back to that life knowing I could be free

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


metalfoot's picture

A song is always the length it's supposed to be. From 4.8 seconds to 48 minutes, the song will find its own length. This is fine, length-wise (a number of singles in the 1960s were just under 2 minutes long.

The lyric is very encouraging. I enjoyed this one!

Chip Withrow's picture

I've written plenty of what I consider to be whole songs of this length!
This one of yours is charming, comforting, encouraging. Guitar and vocal make it sound like you're singing right to the person you're writing about, and to me.