In this democracy I as a citizen reserve the right to stand up for what I believe in
In this democracy I as a citizen am not accountable to the government
In this democracy the government is accountable to us, the people
In this democracy the government is elected by us, the people
To represent us, the people
In our best interests, on a national and international scale
And if they’re not doing so, In this democracy, I as a citizen reserve the right
To raise up

I will not move, I will not change
I will not bend or play their games
I will stand tall with a full frame
I will take pride
I will stake a claim

I swear, as a citizen of this country
To stand up for what I believe in
I swear, as a citizen of this country
To not just sit around, bitching and moaning
I swear, as a citizen of this country
To take action if action be needed
I swear, as a citizen of this country
To realize that the power is with us
And no one else…

I will not move, I will not change
I will not bend or play their games
I will stand tall with a full frame
I will take pride
I will stake a claim

I will stake a claim
I will stake a claim
I will stake a claim
I will stake a claim

I will not move, I will not change…


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    General CommentWell the meaning to this one is plainly obvious. He's saying how he will basically take an active role in this country's politics instead of simply moaning all the time. I make the assumption that the intention behind this song is to inspire others to do the same.
    Purespoonageon April 09, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI believe the opening beat is an allusion to Leonard Cohen's "First We Take Manhattan."
    Natcrazzon March 28, 2011   Link

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