You've Got to Stand for Something Lyrics

Aaron Tippin


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Aaron Tippin, William Brock, William Calhoun Jr. Brock
album: Track 3 in album You've Got to Stand for Something
release date: 1991-1-29
popularity : 19 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country
length: 3:04

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Aaron Tippin You've Got to Stand for Something cover art
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Now Daddy didn't like trouble, but if it came along
Everyone that knew him knew which side that he'd be on
He never was a hero, or this county's shinin' light
But you could always find him standing up
For what he thought was right
He'd say you've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything
You've got to be your own man not a puppet on a string
Never compromise what's right and uphold your family name
You've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything

Now we might have been better off or owned a bigger house
If Daddy had done more givin' in or a little more backing down
But we always had plenty just living his advice
Whatever you do today you'll have to sleep with tonight

He'd say you've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything
You've got to be your own man not a puppet on a string
Never compromise what's right and uphold your family name
You've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything

Now I know that things are different than they were in Daddy's days
But I still believe what makes a man really hasn't changed

You've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything
You've got to be your own man not a puppet on a string
Never compromise what's right and uphold your family name
You've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything

You've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything.


Track Listing

  • 1 In My Wildest Dreams
  • 2 I've Got a Good Memory
  • 3 You've Got to Stand for Something
  • 4 I Wonder How Far It Is Over You
  • 5 Ain't That a Hell of a Note
  • 6 The Man That Came Between Us
  • 7 She Made a Memory Out of Me
  • 8 Up Against You
  • 9 The Sky's Got the Blues
  • 10 Many, Many, Many Beers Ago