Friday, June 01, 2007

SoNG: You've Got to Stand Up

 Women's Video Collective. All Rights Reserved. Copyright 1983.

J'amie and Cassie singing in Lafayette Park, August 27, 1983 as part of the Women's Encampment for a Future of Peace and Justice contingent of the Jobs, Peace & Freedom march commemorating the 20th Anniversary of Martin Luther King's historic march on Washington.
 

You've Got to Stand Up
Origin unknown

PeHP Source: Songsheets 1983-84

You’ve got to stand up and speak your mind,
Because no one else can do it for you.
You’ve got to stand up and speak your mind.
You’ve got to do it all by yourself.

But once you’ve made the move, you’ll feel much better,
Because there are thousands who’ve gone before you.
They’re out there waiting to take your hand
to join their strength with yours to make this a better world.

You’ve got to stand up and speak your mind,
Because no one else can do it for you.
You’ve got to stand up and speak your mind.
You’ve got to do it all by yourself.

An end to sexism, an end to racism,
An end to ageism and human chauvinism,
An end to money-ism, petty, petty, petty money-ism,
An end to all the needless suffering in this world.

You’ve got to stand up and speak your mind,
Because no one else can do it for you.
You’ve got to stand up and speak your mind.
You’ve got to do it all by yourself.

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