Album: Stand! (1969)
Charted: 22
  • Stand!
    In the end you'll still be you
    One that's done all the things you set out to do
    There's a cross for you to bear
    Things to go through if you're going anywhere

    For the things you know are right
    It's the truth that the truth makes them so uptight
    All the things you want are real
    You have you to complete and there is no deal

    Stand! Stand! Ooh!
    Stand! Stand! Ooh!
    Ooo ooo stand!

    You've been sitting much too long
    There's a permanent crease in your right and wrong
    There's a midget standing tall
    And a giant beside him about to fall

    Stand! Stand! Ooh!
    Stand! Stand! Ooh!
    Ooo ooo stand!

    They will try to make you crawl
    And they know what you're saying makes sense and all
    Don't you know that you are free
    Well at least in your mind if you want to be

    Stand! Stand!

    Stand! Na na na na na na na na na nah
    Stand! Na na na na na na na na na nah
    Stand! Na na na na na na na na na nah
    Stand! Na na na na na na na na na nah
    Stand! Na na na na na na na na na nah Writer/s: NATALIE STEWART, SALEM BROWN, NOLAN DION WEEKES
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 5

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn April 6th 1969, "Stand!" by Sly and the Family Stone entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #80; five weeks later on May 11th, 1969 it would peak at #22 {for 1 week} and spent 8 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #23 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
    The record's B-side, "I Want to Take You Higher", also made the Top 100, it peaked at #60 and stayed on the chart for 7 weeks...
    Between 1968 and 1974 the Bay-area group had sixteen Top 100 records; five made the Top 10 with three reaching #1, "Everyday People" for 4 weeks in 1969, "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again)" for 2 weeks in 1970, and "Family Affair" for 3 weeks in 1971...
    They just missed having a fourth #1 record when "Hot Fun in the Summertime" peaked at #2* for 2 weeks in 1969...
    * The two weeks that "Hot Fun in the Summertime" was at #2, the #1 record for both those weeks was "I Can't Get Next to You" by the Temptations.
  • Matt from Galway, IrelandI love the way it gets all funky in the end.
  • Melissa from The Acerage, FlThis song is amazing. I love how the message is getting bihind your beliefs and holding them to yourself! Not wimping out just because someone bigger is telling you that you are wrong. Letting people know that you are you and nobody else.

    "I am me.
    I am just me.
    I am a little like other cats but mostly i am just...
  • Farrah from Elon, NcThis song so speaks to me.
  • Dave from Scottsdale, Az"You,ve been sitting much too long, there's a permanent crease in your right and wrong."
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