Bob Marley – Get up Stand up – lyrics about speaking up for your rights as a human being.

Nobody will do it for you.

All human beings are equal. No right that we have has been achieved without a fight. People have had to stand up in the face of violence and intimidation. History is littered with the causes.

Democracy was fought for long and hard. The vote was won in blood.

The Enlightenment was the result of brave people standing up and speaking out for the right to believe in whatever god or none.

The injustices in the world will not just go away. No god will come from the sky to make things right, there will be no heaven to rectify the injustices, no karma to reward or punish actions; we have to do it ourselves.

Equality and freedom are powerful words. Whether it is the economic injustice created by unfair systems, the political injustices of tyrants or the religious fanaticism and intolerance of ISIS; it has to be opposed.

We have to make our voices heard if we want to make the world a fairer, harmonious place.

That does not require violence; it only needs brother and sisterhood, one voice and a democratic vote.

Bob Marley – Get Up, Stand Up Lyrics

Get up, stand up, stand up for your right (3 times)
Get up, stand up, don’t give up the fight

Preacher man don’t tell me heaven is under the earth
I know you don’t know what life is really worth
Is not all that glitters in gold and
Half the story has never been told
So now you see the light, aay
Stand up for your right. Come on

Get up, stand up, stand up for your right
Get up, stand up, don’t give up the fight
(Repeat)

Most people think great God will come from the sky
Take away ev’rything, and make ev’rybody feel high
But if you know what life is worth
You would look for yours on earth
And now you see the light
You stand up for your right, yeah!

Get up, stand up, stand up for your right
Get up, stand up, don’t give up the fight
Get up, stand up. Life is your right
So we can’t give up the fight
Stand up for your right, Lord, Lord
Get up, stand up. Keep on struggling on
Don’t give up the fight

We’re sick and tired of your ism and skism game
Die and go to heaven in Jesus’ name, Lord
We know when we understand
Almighty God is a living man
You can fool some people sometimes
But you can’t fool all the people all the time
So now we see the light
We gonna stand up for our right

So you’d better get up, stand up, stand up for your right
Get up, stand up, don’t give up the fight
Get up, stand up, stand up for your right
Get up, stand up, don’t give up the fight

Songwriters: BROWNE, CLEVELAND/JOHNSON, WYCLIFFE/GORDON, REXTON

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