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Bob Marley — Get Up Stand Up
Album: Burnin'
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Released: 1973
Length: 3:07
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Get up, stand up: stand up for your right
Get up, stand up: stand up for your right
Get up, stand up: stand up for your right
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
It's not all that glitters is gold
Half the story has never been told
So now you see the light, eh!
You 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
Get up, stand up: stand up for your right
Get up, stand up: don't give up the fight

Most people think
Great God will come from the sky,
Take away everything
And make-a everybody feel high
But if you know what life is worth,
You will look for yours on earth
And now you see the light,
You stand up for your rights, jah!

Get up, stand up (Jah, jah)
Stand up for your right (Oh, hoo)
Get up, stand up (Get up, stand up)
Don't give up the fight (Life is your right)
Get up, stand up (So we can't give up the fight)
Stand up for your right (Lord, Lord)
Get up, stand up (Keep us struggling on)
Don't give up the fight, yeah

We sick an' tired of your ism-skism game
Dyin' 'n' goin' to heaven in-a 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 (What you gonna do?)
We gonna stand up for our rights (Yeah, jah, jah!)

So you better
Get up, stand up (In the morning, get it up)
Stand up for your right (In the night)
Get up, stand up
Don't give up the fight (Don't give it up, don't give it up)
Get up, stand up (Get up, stand up)
Stand up for your right (Get up, stand up)
Get up, stand up (Don't be a nigger in your neighborhood, yeah)
Don't give up the fight (Get up, stand up)
Get up, stand up (I don't think that should be very good, Lord) (Get up, stand up)
Stand up for your right (Get up, stand up)
Get up, stand up (I said, don't be a nigger in your neighborhood, yeah)
Don't give up the fight
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 BoFiS wrote:
This song has been my anthem since the 2016 election...you can fool some people sometimes, but you can't fool all the people all the time, get up, stand up, stand up for your rights!
 

"... you can't fool all the people all the time"

We'll see about that in November. 
We all gotta get up stand up in this day and age and 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
This song has been my anthem since the 2016 election...you can fool some people sometimes, but you can't fool all the people all the time, get up, stand up, stand up for your rights!
 ok buddy wrote:

I am intimately familiar with both songs and cannot remotely see a connection between them.

....other than they are both great tunes.

{#Ask} 

 


 1wolfy wrote:
Too much like War...Slippin into darkness.

 
I am intimately familiar with both songs and cannot remotely see a connection between them.

....other than they are both great tunes.

{#Ask} 
 1wolfy wrote:
Too much like War...Slippin into darkness...a far better song

 
{#Snooty}
Too much like War...Slippin into darkness.
best thing they did
 
Marley was the first to American-Euro ears. The message was timely but not necessarily the best reggae of the last 50 years. 
 tonispizzeria wrote:
Uffstehen - Net sitze bleiwe {#Yes}

 
May I translate? "Get up, stand up, move away, clear your seat as soon as you 'ave finished your pizza."

Never mind, Toni, nix für ungut {#Whipit}
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:

You see, the press in the USA seems to 'love' our royal parasites more than we do by some considerable margin.
 
Here in the U.S. we have our own useless, parasitic quasi-monarchy that the press seems to love just as much - called the Bush and Clinton clans.
Finally a run of music to calm me on a hot summers day.
Loving Robert Nesta Marley too many good memories to mention.
The Police brings back my teenage years thanks for the set.
Uffstehen - Net sitze bleiwe {#Yes}
 stegokitty wrote:
I simply loathe reggae.
Every now and then, perhaps on a Summer night, sitting outdoors, with a beer in hand, I can take one.
But play two in a row, and I'm looking for a way to stop the madness.
I'm sure this opinion will go over like a lead balloon in this forum.
Oh well. 

 
I understand you, I wouldn't go as far as using the term "loath" but I can't stand it and totally agree with this "madness" you're mentioning. Reggae tends to make me aggressive as I feel it's drowning me in a lethargy or apathy, that it's filling me with sleepy, weak and empty energy. A song is already too much to listen to ! 
 PeterMC3 wrote:
One of the greatest memories of my life was when I was an impoverished student in the late 70's and I walked past the concert hall in Glasgow one evening bitterly regretting I did not have the money to attend the Bob Marley concert that everyone was queing for. I walked disconcertedly toward the bus station passed the side of the concert hall when I spied a fire door slightly ajar. I stepped through and gropped my way in the darkness up a staircase until at the top I found myself above the stage. I traveressed a gangway across the top able to see the gathering audience below through a grill. I came to a stairwell at the other side and gingerly descended until I came to a door out of which burst a Rasta trailing a cloud of marajuana smoke. I could see members of the band sitting inside getting high. I followed the rasta out of a set of double doors onto the upper teir of the concert hall where a bouncer was preventing people getting in, but didn't prevent me from walking past him as I was coming out. I then proceeded to enjoy the whole concert dancing in the aisles. Unforgettable.

 
Very cool anecdote.
I simply loathe reggae.
Every now and then, perhaps on a Summer night, sitting outdoors, with a beer in hand, I can take one.
But play two in a row, and I'm looking for a way to stop the madness.
I'm sure this opinion will go over like a lead balloon in this forum.
Oh well. 
One of the greatest memories of my life was when I was an impoverished student in the late 70's and I walked past the concert hall in Glasgow one evening bitterly regretting I did not have the money to attend the Bob Marley concert that everyone was queing for. I walked disconcertedly toward the bus station passed the side of the concert hall when I spied a fire door slightly ajar. I stepped through and gropped my way in the darkness up a staircase until at the top I found myself above the stage. I traveressed a gangway across the top able to see the gathering audience below through a grill. I came to a stairwell at the other side and gingerly descended until I came to a door out of which burst a Rasta trailing a cloud of marajuana smoke. I could see members of the band sitting inside getting high. I followed the rasta out of a set of double doors onto the upper teir of the concert hall where a bouncer was preventing people getting in, but didn't prevent me from walking past him as I was coming out. I then proceeded to enjoy the whole concert dancing in the aisles. Unforgettable.
Wow, what a thread!

Anyway, great song, shame his career/life ended so early.  
 oldfart48 wrote:
TO RDO...SHO IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD ....., I grew up eating idiots like you......{#Dance} that would be boulder creek ca.the B.C. stands for before chumps.....

 
You are an enigma Mr. Fart.  Why on earth are you getting up and standing up for the monarchy now?  What is the principle there I wonder.
 Poacher wrote:

It goes fine thanks. You would be surprised how many British people are opposed to having a (German reptile family) Monarchy, but with the lack of a real alternative and their being so imbedded in our Land it is difficult to see how we could get rid of them save someone killing the lot of them in one go. . . rather like a badger cull. 

You see, the press in the USA seems to 'love' our royal parasites more than we do by some considerable margin.

Which fits in nicely with Bob's Lyrics. . . I for one will Get Up Stand Up and oppose the unnecessary takeover of our Land by a common family who pronounce themselves our rulers. Fuck the lot of them. 

 
Did not know you are (such a ) revolutionary!
Father of Damian!
 rdo wrote:
Poacher:  How goes it in the Monarchy?  Have you sucked a nice big fat fart out of the queen's ass today!  {#Moon} {#Ass}  {#Crown}  {#Cheers}  {#Lol}

 
It goes fine thanks. You would be surprised how many British people are opposed to having a (German reptile family) Monarchy, but with the lack of a real alternative and their being so imbedded in our Land it is difficult to see how we could get rid of them save someone killing the lot of them in one go. . . rather like a badger cull. 

You see, the press in the USA seems to 'love' our royal parasites more than we do by some considerable margin.

Which fits in nicely with Bob's Lyrics. . . I for one will Get Up Stand Up and oppose the unnecessary takeover of our Land by a common family who pronounce themselves our rulers. Fuck the lot of them. 
TO RDO...SHO IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD ....., I grew up eating idiots like you......{#Dance} that would be boulder creek ca.the B.C. stands for before chumps.....
IT'S WAY TO LATE, BUT IT'S FUN TO THIK IT'S STILL POSABLE TO CHANGE THE fact THE Nazi's WON...if you do not think I am telling the truth, google Prescott Bush, then get a clue....
 Poacher wrote:

What? You seriously believe that? FFS I despair. 

By the way. . . why to you think one never hears about the USA as being the land of the free anymore? 

(Oh and Mr Ray does not live in England, please keep up) 

 

Poacher:  How goes it in the Monarchy?  Have you sucked a nice big fat fart out of the queen's ass today!  {#Moon} {#Ass}  {#Crown}  {#Cheers}  {#Lol}
 Sasha2001 wrote:

It happened a dozen times or so. Our government came to their senses and realized it was wrong. They haven't done it sincee. Democracy isn't always pretty but it is the best of all the alternatives.

How's that British police state treating you?
 
What? You seriously believe that? FFS I despair. 

By the way. . . why to you think one never hears about the USA as being the land of the free anymore? 

(Oh and Mr Ray does not live in England, please keep up) 
Good song for an historic day!
 k-man wrote:
Family Man lays down that bass line, making this a real pressure cooker of a tune.

And yes, Tosh, I love his verse. What voice. With Bob, what a full-fueled band. Solid.

  This is Peter's song, he wrote it.


 Stingray wrote:

Standing up for your rights in Jamaica is one thing

but try to do the same in USA - the land of the free.

 

WATERBOARDING - if you are lucky!

 

Don't give up the fight, Julian!



 
It happened a dozen times or so. Our government came to their senses and realized it was wrong. They haven't done it sincee. Democracy isn't always pretty but it is the best of all the alternatives.

How's that British police state treating you?

This song is soooo good for the ears... and the heart...
 
Family Man lays down that bass line, making this a real pressure cooker of a tune.

And yes, Tosh, I love his verse. What voice. With Bob, what a full-fueled band. Solid.

Why do you say something like this? You know it is not true, at least you should.

 

Stingray wrote:

Standing up for your rights in Jamaica is one thing

but try to do the same in USA - the land of the free.

 

WATERBOARDING - if you are lucky!

 

Don't give up the fight, Julian!

 

only 100 %!!!
Yet another great song from a genius.  Tosh contributed a lot to the band at this time.
:08 This is how long it takes for me to be DONE with this tune. A little goes a LONG way in this regard. Like reggae, but not more than about a minute of it.

Standing up for your rights in Jamaica is one thing

but try to do the same in USA - the land of the free.

 

WATERBOARDING - if you are lucky!

 

Don't give up the fight, Julian!


Great segue from Master Blaster to Bob!!  The Legend album was THE one to have during my school days—or was it "daze"...aahhhhh...{#Dancingbanana_2}
 Shaken_Bake wrote:
How has this song not been in the RP rotation until now?  Ja!
 

Jah
 Giselle62 wrote:
"We're sick and tired of your ism schism game" my feelings exactly.
 
As sung by the author - Peter Tosh
Now this is the version, with the opening chorus and a later verse by the author of this great piece, the late great Peter Tosh
Hahaha - brilliant!

From Stevie Wonder's fake-reggae "Master Blaster" straight into the full-octane real thing!
A musical prophet of our time!

Roger Waters, Nick Mason, Mike Rutherford and Eric Clapton - Marley´s Get Up Stand Up


Pink at highclere live at highclere castle 21-05-2006.
Bob Marley & The Wailers cover.


Back in the days when i used to smoke i didn`t like bob, but now (in the meantime i quit smokin) i really like his music!! Strange thing...

 suesblues wrote:

well I don't really like Bob Marley, and I'm OK {#Tongue}
 


 flapser wrote:
If you don´t like Bob Marley there is something really wrong with you
 
well I don't really like Bob Marley, and I'm OK {#Tongue}


"We're sick and tired of your ism schism game" my feelings exactly.
Get up,stand up Libya and other Nations from Africa. I wish you the best. Fight the dictators,don't give up the fight.
Working late and the reggae is making it a lot more fun.
If you don´t like Bob Marley there is something really wrong with you
Okay, I recognize greatness when it crawls in my ear.
Great song!{#Meditate}
How has this song not been in the RP rotation until now?  Ja!
First commentor?  Woot!  This is a classic - most enjoyable to reconnect with! {#Dancingbanana}