"Stand Up (For It)" as written by David John Matthews, Mark Christopher Batson, Carter A. Beauford, Leroi H. Moore, Stefan K. Lessard and Boyd C. Tinsley....
Something I can't understand and talking

Stand up [Repeat: x 4]

I woke up to the angels
They're singin' in my head
You look so good naked next to me
An angel in my bed

Stand up [Repeat: x 4]

Feel like a drug
That's cookin' in my veins
So out of my mind
I'll shoot you up

Stand up [Repeat: x 4]

Water save my soul
Stand up

Like smokey fire
It's burning in us all
You drop me in the water
Lift me out
Save my soul

Stand up [Repeat: x 4]

(lots of mumbling, lie in our graves-ish stuff throughout song)

Water save my soul
Stand up [Repeat until fade]


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"Stand Up (For It)" as written by Mark Christopher Batson David John Matthews

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    General CommentIt sounds like this about Dave's favorite topics, drugs sex and salvation. What else is there?
    ( Just what is he trying to get to stand up?)
    storkeddieon May 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commentdreamgirl comes to mind as the idea is very similar. its the revelations we get either before we go to bed or early before we rise...woke up with that angel in my bed.
    my dreamgirl
    Me2on May 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentStill on the fantasy angle--see Dreamgirl--the guy wakes up to the angels singing in his head.
    You look so good naked next to me. The angel in my bed.
    It's the dreamgirl and she is the guy's angel
    which is why he feels like she's a drug cookin' in his veins and she's so intoxicating that he'd shoot her up again ... (love is a drug ...)
    The Stand Up part refers to the guy and his dreamgirl, his angel, being asked to stand up by her angel, who is the smoke and fire burning, and there is more than one angel. A group has arrived. He (her angel) drops the guy in the water and lifts him out to save his soul. The guy and his dreamgirl are asked to stand up to bring peace.
    sillybunnyon June 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think I'm one of the only people who thinks this is one of the better songs from the new album (of the same name)
    deathbearon June 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSillybunny, I like your interpretation, but I disagree.

    I'm pretty sure Stand Up is referring to a penis, as in an erection.

    "Feel like a drug cooking in my veins" referring to the veins in a penis filling up with blood, making the erection.

    "Stand Up" referring to it actually being erect...
    mikedevoss6on March 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMike—I could go with the penis analogy—and certainly I am tossing it around in my head but sb—being her usual nervous-Nellie-self didn’t mention she has the angels referred to in this song, right with her and in fact, we asked her to stand up. She’s still kicking around thinking—okay, I’m up. I’m up! Now what?! But that’s angels for you … a word to the wise …
    sillybunnyon October 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentstand up is similar to wake up... dave gets a revelation from God in his dreams...elation of receiving these dreams is what to dave is similar to sex..or love..

    God comes to us. gives us wisdom via revelation (dreams) and we live our day to day struggles as if one day were on "fire" and others like being drenched with a cool spring "rain"..(or being dunked in water)

    sex is mentioned symbolically many times in reference to Gods spirit having intercourse with our souls...(remember jesus being the groom and the church the bride...well...)

    stand up means wake up..become aware..at attention
    Me2on May 19, 2005   Link

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