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Patti Jo Roth-Edwards – I Choose To Stand lyrics

It's better to stand up and shout than lie down and whimper
With the heal of the 1% trying to hold you down
I can't just stand here and do nothing, so I'll join the 99% downtown.

Stand with the many on the courthouse steps
Wishing the law wasn't broken - Hoping we can fix it.
But I don't know - I just hope so
I know that I must stand so brothers here I am

It's better to stand up and shout than lie down and whimper
With the heal of the 1% trying to hold you down
I can't just stand here and do nothing, so I'll join the 99% downtown.

I'm really not a fighter - I'm a lover of this country
Not of the government, but a lover of the land
There's so much that's broken - I'm not sure how to fix it
But I do have faith and that is why I stand

It's better to stand up and shout than lie down and whimper
With the heal of the 1% trying to hold you down
I can't just stand here and do nothing, so I'll join the 99% downtown.

I stand for freedom - I stand for justice
I stand for honesty, integrity and all that we hold dear
I pray for the future - for our children
It's for the future that I stand

It's better to stand up and shout than lie down and whimper
With the heal of the 1% trying to hold you down
I can't just stand here and do nothing, so I'll join the 99% downtown.

I'm choosing to stand up and shout
Not lie down and whimper
This is my choice. I choose to stand.



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    I wrote this song after I signed up for Netflix and saw my first documentary on gmos, then one insane corporate endeavor after another - all destroying my water, my forests, my air. Chemtrails in my skies spreading out and mucking the blue away. So, much that is wrong.
    About the same time I went through a civil law suit that took two years and nearly all of my money to endure. I represented myself, often working over 40 hours a week to meet the demands of opposing counsel and won the suit. Two weeks after I won, in a judgement authored by the prosecutor and signed by the judge, I was found guilty of a technicality out of context that I was not allowed to speak to and had to pay all of the legal fees from the beginning. I had kept excellent records and had shown conclusively that the plaintiff was lying. My brother, the plaintiff, received only $10, 000 more than he would have received anyway, but I had to pay all of his legal fees - on a technicality on an amended judgement.
    Until then, I was a proud American who believed in our legal system, that if you lived lawfully and honestly, you had nothing to fear from the law. I now agree with one of the three attorneys I had worked with: the law is broken.
    When Occupy came to my attention, I was excited and enthusiastic. I believe in the people and that we are part of a world community that includes Nature and all it's diverse creation. I can not lie down and do nothing. I choose to stand.
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