Aren't you going to come along?
Aren't you going to fight?
Aren't you going to hold your hands up to the light?
If you feel an emptiness, if you want to hide
Think about the blood that's pumping keeping you alive
We've got it all worked out, the plans all made
If we believe in the fight then we're all saved
It's gonna hurt for a while but it would anyway
Let us stand resolute with our voices raised
We have a right to insist to be free and brave
If that should cease to exist i'd throw my heart away
It's a long long way to the promised land
So try where you are, do what you can
You belong to what you understand
So teach yourself how to demand the monument that you deserve
For rising up in a beaten down world
Aren't you going to come along?
Aren't you going to fight?
Aren't you going to hold your hands up to the light?
If you feel an emptiness, if you want to hide
Think about the blood that's pumping keeping you alive


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    General Commentits about the struggles associated with the gay rights movement and the "emptiness" and "hurt" they have had to go through in what is for her and others a "beaten down world."

    taken to a wider meaning it can be attributed to voicing your opinion in pursuit of "the promised land" for whatever values you think need to be expressed and for your own right to be "free and brave," regardless of your grievance.
    imsosorryon October 14, 2008   Link

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