Stand or Fall

Album: Shuttered Room (1982)
Charted: 54 76
  • Crying parents tell their children
    If you survive don't do as we did
    A son exclaims there'll be nothing to do to
    Her daughter says she'll be dead with you

    While foreign affairs are screwing rotten,
    Line morale has hit rock bottom

    Dying embers stand forgotten
    Talks of peace were being trodden

    Stand or fall, state your peace tonight
    Stand or fall, state your peace tonight

    Is this the value of our existence
    Should we proclaim with such persistence
    Our destiny relies on conscience
    Red or blue, what's the difference

    Stand or fall, state your peace tonight
    Stand or fall, state your peace tonight
    It's the Euro theatre
    It's the Euro theatre
    It's the Euro theatre

    An empty face reflects extinction
    Ugly scars divide the nation
    Desecrate the population
    There will be no exhaultation

    Stand or fall, state your peace tonight
    Stand or fall, state your peace tonight
    It's the Euro theatre
    It's the Euro theatre
    It's the Euro theatre

    Stand or fall
    Stand or fall
    Stand or fall
    Stand or fall Writer/s: ADAM WOODS, CHARLES H BARRETT, CYRIL CURNIN, JAMES WEST-ORAM, PETER GREENALL
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Larry Young from 55079,mn.I just saw the Fixx Saturday, dec.21 in mpls at the cedar cultural center. a great show, the band was on point and never faltered giving us the songs we wanted to hear. thanks guys!
  • Stephen from Temecula, Ca@Jim, I believe this song setting is in Europe during WWII. The Euro Theater is a term used to describe Europe which was being consumed by and involved in war. Stand or Fall is likely a reference to Hilter's march on the surrounding countries and how they either stood up to him or fell to his military power. The rest of the songs meaning takes off from there.
  • Jim from Pleasant Hill, CaIs this song about anything specific, or just general notions of rebellion in Europe? I always thought they were saying "stand up for" (which didn't make sense) when I hadn't seen the title or lyrics. But the meaning is still elusive.
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