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The Stand

This song was created for Game of Bands round 119 : "Protest Songs"

Lyrics:

So many things are wrong with this world.
God damn!

Verse 1
Everywhere I look, all I see is hate.
Pain and suffering, I'm going to suffocate.
Leave it all behind me, oh, I'm at the gate.
I want to save this world, but is it too late?
Everywhere I go, one thing is indiscriminate.
Hatred for religion, culture and race,
I'm so tired of trying to set the fucking record straight.
So when I get on the Mic all I want to do is berate.

Verse 2
The hate, the pain, the sorrow and confusion.
The anger, the frustration, the goddamn delusion.
That the colour of one's skin determines their worth, the illusion
Of power, now real, and for your amusement.
A forced infusion of so called culture, an intrusion.
People's beliefs? Fuck that, here's a profusion
Of guns, knives, death and destitution.
In the name of freedom, please, heed my effusion.

Chorus 1
I make a stand here today.
No more, is what I say.
Listen. Learn. Adapt and change.
Let's make this a world worth living in.
It's a cruel world, but it'll be okay.
What is acceptable always starts as strange.
The only sin is not standing for what you believe in.

Verse 3
I used to believe in the good of mankind,
No matter what, no one would be left behind.
And then I grew up, saw the reality and cried
There's so much violence in this world, why?
I'm tired of the bombs, the horror and the phobia.
An air of fear controlled by the media.
The stagnant air of avaritia and acedia
For the love of everything, hear my plea

Verse 4
Let the people in, the tired, sick refugees
Impeach the president, let's finally be free
Let humanity shine, and stand for good once more
Let us take from the rich and give to the poor!
Let the people in, the tired, sick refugees
Impeach the president, let's finally be free
Let humanity shine, and stand for good once more
Let us take from the rich and give to the poor!

Chorus 2
I make a stand here today.
No more, is what I say.
Listen. Learn. Adapt and change.
Let's make this a world worth living in.
It's a cruel world, but it'll be okay.
What is acceptable always starts as strange.
The only sin is not standing for what you believe in.

Break
I believe that we can be with who we want to be,
Who's with me?
I believe that women are not inferior to men, and just as free.
Who's with me?
I believe that colour is irrelevant, and we're all human beings.
Who's with me?
I believe we're unique, and that's amazing, see?
Who's with me?
I believe that we can be with who we want to be,
Who's with me?
I believe that women are not inferior to men, and just as free.
Who's with me?
I believe that colour is irrelevant, and we're all human beings.
Who's with me?
I believe we're unique, and that's amazing, see?
Who's with me?

Chorus 3
Let's make a stand here today.
No more, we stand together and say.
We hear, we learn, we adapt and change.
Taking a step toward a world worth living in.
It's a cruel world, but it'll be okay.
What is acceptable always starts as strange.
The only sin is not standing for what you believe in.
[Exit]

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