You've Got To Stand For Something

Album: You've Got To Stand For Something (1990)
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  • Now daddy didn't like trouble, but if it came along
    Everyone that knew him knew which side that he'd be on
    He never was a hero, or this county's shinin' light
    But you could always find him standing up
    For what he thought was right
    He'd say, "you've got to stand for something
    Or you'll fall for anything
    You've got to be your own man, not a puppet on a string
    Never compromise what's right and uphold your family name
    You've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything"

    Now we might have been better off or owned a bigger house
    If daddy had done more givin' in or a little more backing down
    But we always had plenty just living his advice
    Whatever you do today, you'll have to sleep with tonight

    He'd say you've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything
    You've got to be your own man, not a puppet on a string
    Never compromise what's right and uphold your family name
    You've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything

    I know that things are different than they were in daddy's days
    But I still believe what makes a man really hasn't changed

    You've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything
    You've got to be your own man, not a puppet on a string
    Never compromise what's right and uphold your family name
    You've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything

    You've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything

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