Stand and Cry Freedom

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words and music by Paul Spencer, 1999
arranged and sung by Paul Spencer and Karen Spencer, 2001

1. We cannot face the enemy alone,
Stand here together and cry when it hurts,
We won’t destroy a castle with just one stone,
Freedom’s gonna take a lot of work

2. We owe it to the beings yet to be,
Stand here together and cry when it hurts,
Give our lives to fighting the treachery we see,
Freedom’s gonna take a lot of work.

3. The pressure to betray can be severe,
Stand here together and cry when it hurts,
Protect one another from the toxic spread of fear,
Freedom’s gonna take a lot of work.

4. We don’t walk past the tyrant in the street,
Stand here together and cry when it hurts,
People like ourselves are the people who we meet,
Freedom’s gonna take a lot of work.

5. Remember how to live with those we love,
Stand here together and cry when it hurts,
In recess from the combat, liberate the dove,
Freedom’s gonna take a lot of work.

6. Trust ourselves to govern us instead,
Stand here together  and cry when it hurts,
There can be no better leader than the people being led
Freedom’s gonna take a lot of work.