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I always thought this was a cool title. The most popular version is performed by Elvis Costello and the Attractions. The writing credit goes to H. Banks and A. Jones. In the liner notes for the Costello album, Get Happy, it says: "I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down". This song was a Sam and Dave b-side which we changed from a ballad into an up-tempo number...

Without further ado, here's the lyrics:

I'm the living result 
Of a man who's been hurt a little too much 
And I've tasted the bitterness of my own tears 
Sadness is all my lonely heart can feel 

I can't stand up for falling down 
I can't stand up for falling down 

Simple though love is 
Still it confused me 
Why I'm not loved the way I should be 
Now I've lived with heartaches 
And I've roomed with fear 
I've dealt with despair 
And I've wrestled with tears 

I can't stand up for falling down 
I can't stand up for falling down 

The vow that we made 
You broke it in two 
But that don't stop me from loving you 

I can't stand up for falling down 
I can't stand up for falling down 

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