"Stand Up and Be Strong" as written by and David Pirner....
You might be right
You might be wrong
You might just think your life has gone one far too long
Your knees go weak
And your heart grows cold
And you're tired of doing everything you're told

Nothing can take away from you
Wat you take and what you've been through
Stand up and be strong
Stand up and be strong
It won't take long
You can't go wrong
Stand up and be strong

You might have to fight
You might have to cry
You might have to cry
You might have to Fight
Stand up and be strong

If you live in the hills
You take to many pills
If you've lost the thrill
Against you own will
Stand up and be strong

Nothing can take away from you
What you take
You know what you've got to do

Stand up and be strong
Stand up and be strong
It won't take long
You can't go wrong
Stand up and be strong

If you get all depressed
When you get undressed
If you're life's a mess
Remember you're blessed

Stand up and be strong


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"Stand Up and Be Strong" as written by David Anthony Pirner David Pirner

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    General CommentMy favorite song from their latest album. It may be coincidence but when I have had rough times in my life Soul Asylum made an album that really spoke to me. The band makes music that is real.

    This song is inspirational. It is saying that if life gets you down, that you should believe in yourself, and stand up for what you believe. It is saying that we have the power of choice, that we do not have to just accept things the way they are. My favorite line is "If you're life's a mess, remember you're blessed". It is saying that things might be going wrong, but that you have the power to change them, the power to choose your destiny.

    This song has spoken to me at a time when my marriage is not going well. There were some things that I was just accepting and putting up with but that I was unhappy with. This song has inspired me to have the courage to change those things.
    metalandolpon September 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI hear ya Metalendolp. Their album "Dim Light" is the only reason I made it through a very rough bout of depression in the mid nineties. Its not the only reason I'm still here, but it is a big part of it.
    Custerfluxon December 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit's about not letting others tell you what to do, and stand up for what you believe in.

    another good song's success is not so sweet.
    it was written in 96 or 97.
    found this info on members.tripod.com/cagedrat/discography.htm
    would have made more sense if it was on candy from a stranger. it could be interpreted as why they are breaking up.

    people can only stand so much media. after a while some people just quite to get less attention.
    tenclub07on March 30, 2007   Link
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    MemoryI can nearly listen to it without crying now! I associate it with my Grandma dying, she had to let go and be strong, as she wasn't going to recover...
    manicpreachsisteron August 12, 2012   Link

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