Stand !    (video)

 

       G                Cm                       G

1. Stand, in the end you'll still be you,

                       C                 G                   F

    one that's done all the things you set out to do.

       E                      Am                      E

    Stand, there's a cross for you to bear,

                     A                    E                D

     things to go through if you're going anywhere.

 

       G                 Cm                           G

2. Stand for the things you know are right

                 C                   G                              F

    it’s the truth that the truth makes them so uptight.

       E                  Am                           E

    Stand, all the things you want are real,

                      A                E                    D

    you have you to complete, and there is no deal.

 

         G        A         D         G         A       D

+   Stand, stand, stand ! Stand, stand, stand !

 

       G                          Cm                      G

3. Stand, you've been sitting much too long,

                     C                 G                  F

    there's a permanent crease in your right and wrong.

       E                      Am                     E

    Stand, there's a midget standing tall,

                   A          E               D

    and the giant beside him about to fall.

 

         G        A         D         G         A       D

+   Stand, stand, stand ! Stand, stand, stand !

 

       G                   Cm                       G

4. Stand, they will try to make you crawl,

                       C                       G                     F

    and they know what you're saying makes sense and all.

       E                        Am                        E

    Stand, don't you know that you are free ?

                   A                  E                D

    Well, at least in your mind if you want to be.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                            G        A        - B7 - A - B7 - A

+   Everybody ! Stand, stand !

 

   B7     A       - B7                 A                  B7      A    - B7 - A

+       Stand !        Na na na na na na na, na na na.

B7   A       - B7                 A                  B7      A    - B7 - A

    Stand !        Na na na na na na na, na na na.

B7   A       - B7                 A                  B7      A    - B7 - A

    Stand !        Na na na na na na na, na na na ….

 

(orig. = capo 1st)    (Sly & The Family Stone)