"Stand Up" as written by Johnny Andrews, Mike Martin, Rob Graves, Philip Labonte, Oliver Herbert and Jason Costa....
I know, no one had ever dreamed that
We were this strong and we'd achieve this
So long the doubt and all believed it
And now it's come for all to see yeah

We've worked, so hard
Pushed every day now
See the blood sweat and tears on our face
We've never been stronger
There's no holding back now
So you can hear us say

Stand up, stand up we were right
You know we can't be more justified
And they can't deny it
Stand up, stand up we were right
We've come to far just to fade away
And they can't deny it

I've hear the words those in the circle say
So what, they're done, don't matter anyway
Well here's your proof, they're all silent today
And there's no way they can take it away

We've worked so hard
Pushed every day now
See the blood sweat and tears on our face
We've never been stronger
There's no holding back now
So you can hear us say

Stand up, stand up we were right
You know we can't be more justified
And they can't deny it
Stand up, stand up we were right
We've come to far just to fade away
And they can't deny it

We never said it was easy
And no one gave us a thing
Now that last part is so pleasing
We're stronger than you think

Stand up, stand up we were right
You know we can't be more justified
And they can't deny it
Stand up, stand up we were right
We've come to far just to fade away
And they can't deny it

Stand up, stand up we were right
(They can't deny it)
Stand up, stand up we were right


Lyrics submitted by MetallicaToTheEnd

"Stand Up" as written by John Marc Benson Chris Arnold

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, THE BICYCLE MUSIC COMPANY

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    General Commenti pretty much think hes talking about the band itself

    nobody thought they would get where they were...they wasnt a big hit when they started out until they got on the radio and they had to go through alot to get where they are now
    FoxFireon March 29, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song to me, seems to be speaking of maybe a relationship / love that was born out of a good friendship or at first being put in the "Friend Zone" and then becoming united into a relationship, but it has been a tough and rough road and hasn't been easy.

    "I know, no one had ever dreamed that, We were this strong and we'd achieve this" perhaps stating that the general public and friends may have said that there is no hope, maybe they themselves didn't have too much faith at first, but they still made a go for it and they have both shown their strength through it all.

    This song really hits home to strong couples. It speaks about how hard and long the fight has been, but still maintains the moral fact of "Fighting for which thou loves". If you are happy together and you have those people that try to ruin it, or life hands you both lemons, you shouldn't give up, but keep the faith and strength every day, through even the roughest of times.

    The reason I made the "Friend-Zone" reference is because of this:
    "We've worked so hard
    Pushed every day now
    See the blood sweat and tears on our face
    We've never been stronger
    There's no holding back now"
    Perhaps meaning that they have always been there for each other as friends. Maybe they were both in bad relationships, but they have always given each other great advice, always been there for each other and basically have supported one another as a couple, even though they weren't together. Now perhaps the "Blood, Sweat, and Tears" are in reference to the fight that is ongoing to keep the relationship alive, including the scars of past stories, that they both now share with each other.

    I could go further, but I think everyone knows what I am getting at here. This song is speaking in terms of always fighting for what we believe / know is right. I take it to heart as a relationship-based song. This album is truly a great one, and many songs on this album are relationship-oriented, so it would not surprise me if ATR was shooting to reach out to "Young Lovers" with this one. If you have someone great in your life, you know you love them, and you feel it will be worth it, never give in and always keep the fight and faith. We are said to be "Lovers not fighters, but we fight for what we love". Never let anyone or anything come in the way of you and what you seek, especially if you already have what you seek. I speak from experience. Hope I was of some help.
    TMan91on January 15, 2013   Link

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