"Stand Up" as written by and Cester/cester....
Too bored to live, too young to die
If you get too tall, I'll cut you down to size
T.V. fear sells brand new cars
My love lives with my guitar

It's easy to feel that free
When you know what you want to be

[Chorus]
Stand up, your time has come back around
Stand up, there's nothing holding you down
Walk on, with your feet off the ground
How they gonna stop you now?
How they gonna stop you now?

So learn to live or learn to lie
Just don't sit and watch the world go by
T.V. fear sells brand new cars
My love lives with my guitar

It's easy to feel that free
When you know what you want to be

[Chorus]

How they gonna stop you now?
Never gonna stop you now

I said stand up; don't sit back down
I said stand up; don't sit back down
They got the mouth, we got the soul
Come on now, honey, will you let it roll?
You got the move; don't hang around
Come on now honey, can you hear me now?

Can you hear me now?
Can you hear me now?
Can you hear me now?
Can you hear me now?
Can you hear me now?
Can you hear me now?
Can you hear me now?
Can you hear me now?

Stand up,
Stand up,
Stand up, your time has come back around
Stand up, there's nothing holding you down
Walk on, with your feet off the ground
How they gonna stop you now?
I said, how they gonna stop you now?
How they gonna stop you now?


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"Stand Up" as written by Nicholas John Cester Christopher Cester

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    General Commentso any comments on what this means? i would appreciate it. thanks
    observer01on October 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti'm not totally 100 percent positive but i think it's about living your life the way you want to live and not taking shit from anyone. or at least he's telling someone to do that. whatever it is i love this song. it's one of my favorites on the new cd
    silentmelodyon October 20, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Too bored to live and too young to die"
    Life does not have enough to offer to this person.

    "You get too tall they'll cut you down to size"
    Everytime he or she goes after what he or she wants, there is someone in the way who cuts them back down to size and takes that away from him or her.

    "TV fear sells brand new cars"
    People want and expect this person to do something different with his or her life; in this case it's selling cars.

    "But my love lives with my guitar"
    However, this person has dreams of his or her own, and that is music.

    "Easy to feel that free
    when you know what you want to be"
    It should be easy to feel free if you're sure of what you want to do with you're life. This line seems to be a hint/implication that the person should completely disregard what people say and think if he or she is so sure of what his or her dream is.

    "Stand up, your time has come back around
    Stand up, there's nothing holding you down
    Walk on, with your feet off the ground"
    Again, this is telling the person to ignore what people say and think of his or her dreams and let nothing hold him or her back from following the dream he or she has.

    "How they gonna stop you now?
    How they gonna stop you now?"
    Once the person moves past whether or not people approve, nothing will stop him or her.

    "So you learn to live
    or you'll learn to lie
    Just don't sit and
    watch the world go by"
    This verse seems to be the songwriter telling the person to do whatever it takes to accomplish his or her goal, whether it means ignoring other people's judgements and doing what he or she wants, or resorting to lying to do what the person wants to do. Either way, the person should not sit and watch the world go by.

    "TV fear sells brand new cars
    But my love lives with my guitar
    Easy to feel that free
    When you know what you want to be"
    Again, it should be easy to be free if you know what you want to do, so the person must eliminate anyone who doesn't approve of his or her dream and be completely free.

    "Stand up
    your time has come back around
    Stand up
    there's nothing holding you down
    Walk on
    with your feet off the ground"
    Again, after the person gets rid of the people who have been trying to stop him or her from reaching that dream, the person can stand up with nothing holding them down.

    "How they gonna stop you now?
    How they gonna stop you now?
    How they gonna stop you now?
    Never gonna stop you now."
    And then, asks the songwriter rhetorically, how will anyone stop him?

    "I said stand up
    Don't sit back down
    I said stand up
    Don't sit back down"
    The songwirter is continuing to push the person to stand up and go for his or her dream.

    "They got the mouth,
    we got the soul
    Come on now honey
    won't you let it roll"
    All they've got are big mouths and they'll continue to tell the person what to do, but the person is the one who knows what's in his or her self, and that is the ability to reach his or her dream.

    "You got the move
    don't hang around
    Come on honey
    can you hear me now?"
    A continuation of the last four lines, this time asking if the person understands what he or she is being told. And the rest of the song is basically repetitions of all old lines.

    Can you hear me now?
    Can you hear me now?
    Can you hear me now?
    Can you hear me now?
    Can you hear me now?
    Can you hear me now?
    Can you hear me now?

    Stand up
    Stand up

    Stand up, your time has come back around
    Stand up, there's nothing holding you down
    Walk on, with your feet off the ground

    How they gonna stop you now?
    I said, how they gonna stop you now?
    How they gonna stop you now?

    This is a solid song, musically and lyrically. It's definitely one of my favorites of the album.
    michaelgoldmaon March 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think it is a motovation song to tell people to not to
    "You got the move
    don't hang around
    Come on honey
    can you hear me now?" keep sitting around and get up and do something with thier life
    Audioslavesetitoffon February 19, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think it is a motovation song to tell people to not to
    "You got the move
    don't hang around
    Come on honey
    can you hear me now?" keep sitting around and get up and do something with thier life
    Audioslavesetitoffon February 19, 2008   Link

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