Who Sang Get Up Stand Up? Big Youth

Release information
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Reggae
Style: Roots Reggae/Dancehall/Dub Poetry
length: 3:23
Some other versions of "Get Up Stand Up"

Lyrics
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!

Preacherman, 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!)

Oh, 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! /fadeout/

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Whats Going On
  • 2 Hit the Road Jack
  • 3 Wake Up Everybody
  • 4 Get Up Stand Up
  • 5 Jah Man of Syreen
  • 6 Ten Against One
  • 7 Hotter Fire
  • 8 The Way of the Light
  • 9 Dread High Ranking
  • 10 Dread Is Best
  • 11 Hit the Road Jack (version)
  • 12 Touch Me in the Morning
  • 13 Keep Your Dread
  • 14 I Love the Way You Love
  • 15 The Day I Laid My Eyes on You
  • 16 I Light and I Salvation

  • Release information
    label: Trojan Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 766126113276
    script: Latin