Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Let me die standing up with my fist in the air
And not live on my knees enslaved or in fear
Let me die standing up living righteously
Resisting the laws of the oligarchy.
Let me die standing up in revolt against wrong
And not live passively while they wage unjust war
Let me die standing up and not bow to their greed
Let me answer their hate with my love and beliefs.
Let me die standing up living with dignity
And not sell my soul for the sake of money
Let me die standing up speaking out only truth
And not meekly submit to the lies of the brutes.
Let me go to my grave fighting to be free
And not try to survive by obeying the thieves
Let me die standing up, honest to myself
Yes, I’d rather not live if I have to bow down.
To listen to "Let Me Die Standing Up," you can click on the following music site link:
The Let Me Die Standing Up protest folk song was written in the late 1970s or early 1980s.
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