Stand Up

Stand Up
The Despicable Little Man
One Time
GemTone Records
TT – 3:33
BPM – 95
GENRE – Chill
ISRC – ushm91737329

The music for this sat for awhile, I’d played a bunch of things to it and nothing was really working. One day the lyrics made a little more sense to me, I cut and pasted some parts, moved the bass line over 2 beats and it got cool to me. It’s somewhat of a response to the response current events, leaning toward a more thoughtful expression of anger and living on a more personal level.

LYRICS

You got to stand up
In a quiet way
You don’t have to shout
What you have to say
If people will listen
You’ll catch their ear
If their mind is made up
They’ll never hear

All this talk
All this chatter
What you deserve
It shouldn’t matter
The Deceiver has passed
The false for the true
To see past the lies
Is up to you

You got to stand up
You got to stand up
You got to stand up
You got to stand up

Even though you can do it
Maybe you shouldn’t
Even though you can say it
MIght be best to delay it
There are other people
Different than you
Some times to stand down
Is the right thing to do

You got to stand up
You got to stand up
You got to stand up
You got to stand up

If you have some words
For the person next door
Remember what
restraint is for
If you make a mistake
you can set it right
Don’t go to sleep
Mad at night
Sitting down is standing up,
It’s all what’s in your head
Make sure in the future You won’t
Regret What you said

You got to stand up
You got to stand up
You got to stand up
You got to stand up

© 2017 George Matoian
Message at the Tone ASCAP