Standing Up for Nothing Lyrics

Caedmon’s Call


album: Track 6 in album Caedmon's Call
release date: 1997-3-25
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length: 4:59
drums: Todd Bragg
vocal: Derek Webb, Cliff Young and Danielle Young
guitars: Derek Webb
Hammond organ: Randy Holsapple
cello: Jane Scarpantoni
strings arranger: Don McCollister
bass guitar: Aric Nitzberg
composer: Derek Webb
lyricist: Derek Webb

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My face reflected in this empty plate
I can't decide if it's the devil
Or if it's just something I ate
'Cause he's been down there all morning
He's patiently waiting at my gate
He's throwing rocks at my window
"Hey won't you come on out and play with me"

And everyday when I get up
I see folks trading in their crowns
For all the paper of plastic lives
An opiate for the masses' hounds
And pride like a vestige of lives lost
The stench of the old folks coming around
Now with the news I heard today
I can't tell if this world is lost or found

You go, I'll be waiting here
And I'm awake, no I cannot sleep
So I'll sit upon this rock is you
I ain't standing up for nothing

I've never seen my congressman
But I can't deny that he exists
'Cause I've seen his legislation pass
I've seen his name on the ballot list
Same I can't deny this fallen world
Though not my home it's where I live
How can I preserve and light the way
For a world that I can't admit I'm in

'Cause I know who you say you are
But these crows can't be made to stop
So I'll sit denying by this fire
I ain't standing up for nothing

Lack of interest leads to
Lack of knowledge leads to
Lack of perspective leads to
Lack of communication leads to
Lack of understanding leads to
Lack of concern leads to
This complacency denotes
This approval denies
The truth

But I can't stop staring at myself
It's my face reflected in this empty plate
And I know that it's the devil

So you lead, I'll be close behind
So you speak, I'll hang on your words
You gotta lift me from this hardened tree
'Cause I ain't standing up for nothing




Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Lead of Love
  • 2 Close of Autumn
  • 3 Not the Land
  • 4 This World
  • 5 Bus Driver
  • 6 Standing Up for Nothing
  • 7 Hope to Carry On
  • 8 Stupid Kid
  • 9 I Just Don't Want Coffee
  • 10 Not Enough
  • 11 Center Aisle
  • 12 Coming Home