Tom Morello

Stand Up (feat. Shea Diamond, Dan Reynolds & The Bloody Beetroots)

Tom Morello

Stand up
'Cause you are standing for nothing
Just shut up
'Cause your words mean nothing

Everyone is at each other's throats
Everyone thinking that they know things that they don't know
Everyone painting the third coat on the wall of belief
Send me relief

When I call the police will they just kill me?
Will they just kill you?
When I call the police will they just protect me cause I'm white skinned too?

Every time you talk the system knows
Everywhere you walk the cameras go
Everything I say you already know
Everything in state is about to blow
Way back before Jim Crow

When I call the police will they just kill me?
Will they just kill you?
When I call the police will they just protect me cause I'm white skinned too?

Stand up
'Cause you are standing for nothing
Just shut up
'Cause your words mean nothing

Everybody stares like I'm just my gender
But I'm a living soul with my own agendo
Tell me how you are the priest and the prosecution
Tell me how you have a God who loves executions

Corruption in the blue line ripples out
Eruption in the streets bring the few and proud
Attention when the knees fall to the ground
Silently loud

When I call the police will they just kill me?
Will they just kill you?
When you call the police would they just protect you cause you're white skinned too?

Every day that passes I'm angrier
Every time the cops get a hall pass - build another barrier
Now it's stereotypical
No I'm not cynical
Political hypocritical

Corruption in the blue line ripples out
Eruption in the streets bring the few and proud
Attention when the knees fall to the ground
Silently loud

Stand up
'Cause you are standing for nothing
Just shut up
'Cause your words mean nothing

If you walked a mile in my shoes
You'd probably take 'em off wouldn't you?
If you had to live in my truth
You'd probably tell a lie wouldn't you?

When I call the police will they just kill me?
Will they just kill you?

Stand up
'Cause you stand for nothing
Nothing
You stand for nothing
Stand up
'Cause you stand for nothing
Just shut up
'Cause your words mean nothing
Stand up
'Cause you stand for nothing
Just shut up
'Cause your words mean nothing
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