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Saturday, July 15, 2006

get up, stand up

Get up, stand up: stand up for your rights!
Get up, stand up: dont give up the fight!

Most people think,
Great God will come from the skies,
Take away everything
And make everybody feel high.
But if you know what life is worth,
You will look for yours on earth:
And now you see the light,
You stand up for your rights. jah!

Get up, stand up! (jah, jah!)
Stand up for your rights!
Get up, stand up! (get up, stand up!)
Dont give up the fight! (life is your right!)

The Jamrocker crooned this in a very different context, but out in the streets they still call it murder!


  • Is that the Aggrieved Mumbaikar speaking? :-)
    This song is one of my favorites, I'm not sure about the lyrics - is it "Stand up for your rights" or "Stand up for your right"? Not that it matters a lot but I had this debate with someone before, sounds like right w/o the s in teh song. But you've copied the lyrics from somewhere so you might be right.

    Whatever, don't give up the fight :-)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 16, 2006 4:12 am  

  • Anon: you maybe right or maybe not, i'm too lazy to google on the lyrics again...ya believe me most Mumbaikars are aggrieved. And the song was somehow in my head.

    By Blogger Deep, at July 16, 2006 10:43 am  

  • I'm wondering if the rights you refer to those that the Government has neglected to provide or safeguard or the ones that the terrorists (were they even?) violated or rights that induviduals believe they can exercise vis-a-vis society at large...

    By Blogger blr bytes, at July 21, 2006 11:58 pm  

  • BB: Yes, I'm referring to rights like infrastructure and security which the Govt thinks the highly spirited and super-resilient people of this great city can do without.
    No city has faced as many terror attacks as Mumbai has, and unfortunately there's lot of rhetoric and very little action each time.

    Lets put that in perspective. The Home minister's single biggest achievement has been banning dance-bars to cleanse the moral fiber of the city. And the Opposition's biggest talking points in recent times have been about defiling of a particular statue and of late - a political masterstroke -'illegal' ration cards of 'Bangladeshi immigrants'...poor slum dwellers who struggle hard to make ends meet.

    By Blogger Deep, at July 22, 2006 3:09 am  

  • worng post to comment...but send u a mail...saw no response...ok join this

    By Blogger Sujith, at July 27, 2006 3:53 am  

  • Sujith: never got ur mail, check out my team Devils of Deep - I had to compromise a bit on the midfield to keep Mourinho in.

    By Blogger Deep, at July 29, 2006 5:47 am  

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