Stand reckless, stand rowdy…Stand true

Not sure why, but I’ve noticed that melancholy music often lifts my spirits more than an otherwise happy alternative. And one of the best options when I’m looking for something a bit brooding is the band Lambchop.

Here are the lyrics to Please Rise, which is on their OH (Ohio) release:

Stand about, stand aloof
Stand aside, stand apart
Stand back, stand away
Stand up

Stand over, stand to
Stand against, stand before
Stand with, stand alone
Stand in

Stand it out
Stand it out
Stand it out
Stand it out

Stand up, stand through
Stand down, stand around
Stand ready, stand inside
Stand me

Stand them, stand hurt
Stand strong, stand along
Stand reckless, stand rowdy
Stand true

Stand it out
Stand it out
Stand it out
Stand it out

Stand down, stand down
Your shoulder to the sea
Stand down, stand down
Your shelter from the rain

Stand down, stand down
Stand beside your enemy
Stand over me
Stand over me

Stand down, stand down
Your shoulder to the sea
Stand down, stand down
Your shelter from the rain

Stand down, stand down
Stand beside your enemy
Stand over me
Stand over me

You know, I could easily go through and pick the words apart. Discuss what the words might mean the same way I did when I was younger and would desperately try to discern what on earth Michael Stipe was talking about.

Instead, I’m just going to let the words wash over me. Put the song on endless repeat and let the words soak into my skin. Somedays trying to figure out what it all means is truly overrated.

 

 

 

 

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