Get Up Stand Up Lyrics

Bob Marley


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing, Alfred
writers: Ini Kamoze, Bob Marley, Damian Robert Nesta Marley, Stephen Marley, Peter Tosh
album: Track 3 in album Bob Marley
release date: 1998-6-8
popularity : 117 users have visited this page.
genres: Electronic Reggae Folk, World, & Country
styles: Roots Reggae/Rocksteady
length: 3:18
producer: Chris Blackwell and The Wailers
mixer: Phill Brown and Tony Platt
recorded by: Sylvan Morris
writer: Peter Tosh, Bob Marley

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Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights!
Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights!
Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights!
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;
'Alf the story has never been told:
So now you see the light, eh!
Stand up for your rights. Come on!

Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights!
Get up, stand up, don't give up the fight!
Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights!
Get up, stand up, don't give up the fight!

Most people think,
Great God will come from the skies,
Take away everything
And make 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 rights! (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 rights! (Lord, Lord!)
Get up, stand up! (Keep on struggling on!)
Don't give up the fight! (Yeah!)

We sick an' tired of-a 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, yeah, yeah!)

So you better,
Get up, stand up! (In the morning! Git it up!)
Stand up for your rights! (Stand up for our rights!)
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 rights! (Get up, stand up!)
Get up, stand up!
Don't give up the fight! (Get up, stand up!)
Get up, stand up!
Stand up for your rights!
Get up, stand up!
Don't give up the fight!


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Exodus
  • 2 Fussing and Fighting
  • 3 Get Up Stand Up
  • 4 I Shot the Sheriff
  • 5 Is This Love
  • 6 Kaya
  • 7 Lively Up Yourself
  • 8 Natty Dread
  • 9 Natural Mystic
  • 10 No Woman No Cry
  • 11 Rat Race
  • 12 Revolution
  • 13 Soul Captives
  • 14 Soul Rebel
  • 15 Stir It Up
  • 16 Trench Town Rock