Kluso
The Stand
Lyrics
THE STAND - music and lyrics by Richard C. (Kluso) Tollini © 2008

They said "well, don't worry ... it'll all pass"
A minor inconvenience ... these things they never last
A small price to pay for the freedoms we enjoy
So jus'sit down an' be quiet now, and dontcha make any noise

Well later on the come and put up a sign
"this place here is Off Limits" .. don't you dare cross that line
There dangers a lurkin' ... and people we don't trust
So jus' good folk now, and don't put up no fuss

(chorus)
The days move slow and sun sets low as a chill falls over the land
So put on your coat, turn up your collar and take me by the hand
The wind blows fear across your face as we march on up the hill
To find ourselves in the bright sunlight as we make the final stand

An' jus' the other day I saw 'em they was puttin' up a wall
"Don't get too close" they hollered... but don't you worry at all
This is jus'to keep the wrong kind out, or so'd they say
Mus't be true cuz I never was able to climb it all the way

An' the next year come and they took ol' Joe away
"He jus' didn't look right" or so that's what they'd say
An' don't you worry now ... it'll all pass
A minor inconvenience .... These things they never last

(chorus)
The days move slow and sun sets low as a chill falls over the land
So put on your coat, turn up your collar and take me by the hand
The wind blows fear across your face as we march on up the hill
To find ourselves in the bright sunlight as we make the final stand



Credits
Lyrics Credits: Richard C. (Kluso) Tollini
Music Credits: Richard C. (Kluso) Tollini
Producer Credits: Richard C. (Kluso) Tollini
Publisher Credits: N/A
Performance Credits: KLUSO
Label Credits: BotE Productions
Description
Short Song Description:
If we are not careful, our freedoms can be taken away by "Authority" in the cause of "protecting our greater needs."
Long Song Description:
Story Behind the Song:
This is a true protest song that I wrote while having my civil liberties unlawfully violated by the U.S. military authorities on Okinawa, Japan.
Because of this incident it became very clear how easy it is for those in authority to arrogantly and by di
Metadata
Song Length: 4:30
Primary Genre: Folk-Rock
Secondary Genre: Folk-Contemporary
Tempo: Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Freedom
Subject Matter 2: Protest
Mood 1: Outraged
Mood 2: Troubled
Similar Artist 1: Bob Dylan
Similar Artist 2: Neil Young
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later