Get Up, Stand Up

Composers: Bob Marley & Peter Tosh        Original performers: Bob Marley & the Wailers (1973)
First release: The Biggest Bang (DVD), June 2007
Recording date: August 2005
       Recording location: Pheonix Concert Theatre, Toronto, Canada (live)
Producer: Ed Cherney         Chief engineer: Ed Cherney
Performed onstage: 2005


Line-up:

Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Darryl Jones
Acoustic guitar: Blondie Chaplin
Electric guitars: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards & Ron Wood
Lead vocal: Mick Jagger
Backing vocals: Keith Richards, Blondie Chaplin, Lisa Fischer & Bernard Fowler
Organ: Chuck Leavell
Saxophones: Bobby Keys & Tim Ries
Trombone: Michael Davis
Trumpet: Kent Smith

 

Get up, stand up
Stand up for your rights
Get up, stand up
Don't give up the fight


Get up, stand up
Stand up for your rights - uh huh
Get up, stand up
Don't give up the fight


Preacherman, don't tell me heaven is under the earth
I know that you don't know that heaven is here on earth
All that glitters is not gold, half the story has never been told
Now you see the light, stand up for your rights

What'd I say?

Get up, stand up
Stand up for your rights - what I say?
Get up, stand up
Don't give up the fight

Get up, stand up
Stand up for your rights - oh yeah
Get up, stand up
Don't give up the fight


Most people think the great God is up there in the sky
Take away everything and make everybody feel high
But if you know what life is worth, you'll find your heaven right here on earth
So now you see the light, stand up for - that's what I say

Get up, stand up
Stand up for your rights - oh no
(Get up, stand up)  That's what I say
(Don't give up the fight)
  Oh no no no no

(Get up, stand up)
Stand up for your rights -
well well well well well well well
(Get up, stand up)  Yeah
(Don't give up the fight)


What we say?

We're sick and tired of your ism-ism game, dying and going to heaven in Jesus' name
We know, you understand, almighty God is a living man
You can fool some people sometime but you can't fool all the people all the time
So now you see the light, stand up (for your rights) - that's what I'm saying

I say get up, stand up
Stand up for your rights - oh yeah
Get up, stand up
Don't give up the fight
- oh no, oh no, oh no

(Get up, stand up)
Stand up for (your rights)
Get up, stand up
Don't give up the fight


Don't give up the fight

Don't give up the fight

Don't give up the fight

Don't give up the fight - that's what I'm saying

(Don't give up the fight)  Whoa no no no no no
(Don't give up the fight)  No no no no no no no no no no no no

(Don't give up the fight)

Yeah yeah yeah    (Yeah, yeah, yeah)
Yeah yeah yeah    (Yeah, yeah, yeah)
Yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah - oh

No no no
No no no
No no no
That's why we, that's what we, that's what, that's what, that's what, that's what, that's what I said

Get up, stand up
Stand up for your rights
Get up, stand up - ooh-ooh
Don't give up the fight -
that's what I'm asking you, who I'm asking

(Get up, stand up)  Yeah
Stand up for your rights
Get up, stand up
Don't give up the fight

Don't give up the fight

Yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah - yeah yeah yeah
Whoa whoa whoa
Whoa whoa whoa
No no no
No no no

I want to say get up, stand up
Stand up for your rights
Get up, stand up
Don't give up the fight -
oh no no no no

Don't give up the fight - whoa
Don't give up the fight


 
 
 

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