Stand Up Lyrics

from Fight With Tools

"Stand Up" is track #2 on the album Fight With Tools. It was written by Newton, Clifford / Trust, Paul F. / Durbin, James.
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Stand up, we shall not be moved
Except by a child with no socks and shoes
If you've got more to give then you've got to prove
Put your hands up and I'll copy you

Stand up, we shall not be moved
Except by a woman dyin from the loss of food
If you've got more to give then you've got to prove
Put your hands up and I'll copy you

We still don't understand thunder and lightnin
Flashback to when we didn't fund the dam
Didn't fund the damn levee? No wonder man
Now, our whole damn city's torn asunder man

Under water but we still don't understand
We see hurricane spills over on the land
Through gaps you couldn't fill with a 100 tons of sand
No, we still don't understand

We've seen planes in the windows of buildings crumbled in
We've seen flames send the chills through London
And we've sent planes to kill them and some of them are children
But still we crumblin the buildin

Underfunded but we still don't understand
Under God but we kill like the son of Sam
But if you feel like I feel like about the Son of Man
We will overcome

So stand up, we shall not be moved
Except by a child with no socks and shoes
If you've got more to give then you've got to prove
Put your hands up and I'll copy you

Stand up, we shall not be moved
Except by a woman dyin from the loss of food
If you've got more to give then you've got to prove
Put your hands up and I'll copy you

I said, "Put your hands up and I'll copy you"
Put your hands up and I'll copy you
If you've got more to give then you've got to prove
Put your hands up and I'll copy you

We shall not be moved
Except by a child with no socks and shoes
Except by a woman dyin from the loss of food
Except by a freedom fighter bleedin on a cross for you

We shall not be moved
Except by a system thats rotten through
Neglectin the victims and orderin the cops to shoot
High treason, now we, need to prosecute

So Stand up, we shall not be moved
And we wont fight a war for fossil fuel
It's times like this that you want to plot a coo
Put your hands up and I'll copy you

Stand up, we shall not be moved
Unless we're takin a route we have not pursued
So if you've got a dream and a lot to do
Put your hands up and I'll copy you

I said, "Put your hands up and I'll copy you"
Put your hands up and I'll copy you
If you've got a dream and a lot to do
Put your hands up

Now shake, shake, a Polaroid dream
Nightmare negatives develop on the screen
We sit back and wait for the government team
Criticize they but who the fuck are we?

The people want peace but the leaders want war
Our neighbors don't speak, peek through the front door
House representatives preach, Stay the course
Time for a leap of faith once more

Put your hands up high if you haven't imagined
Hope that the pen strokes stronger than the cannon
Balls to the wall, nose to the grindstone
My interrogation techniques leave your mind blown

Place your bets, lets speak to the enemy
Don't let em pretend that we seek blood
And who's we anyways, Kemo Sabe?
Mighty warlord, wannabe street thug

A threat for a threat leaves the whole world terrified
Blow for blow never settles the score
Word for word is time, need, clarify
We the people did not want war

So stand up, we shall not be moved
Except by a child with no socks and shoes
If you've got more to give then you've got to prove
Put your hands up and I'll copy you

Stand up, we shall not be moved
Unless were takin a route we have not pursued
So if you've got a dream and a lot to do
Put your hands up and I'll copy you

I said, "Put your hands up and I'll copy you"
Put your hands up and I'll copy you
If you've got a dream and a lot to do
Put your hands up

Songwriters
NEWTON, CLIFFORD / TRUST, PAUL F. / DURBIN, JAMES

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