Stand Sly & the Family Stone Album: Stand! (1969) [Verse 1] G Cm G Stand! In the end, you'll still be you C G F One that's done all the things you set out to do E Am E Stand! There's a cross for you to bear A E D Things to go through if you're going anywhere G Cm G Stand for the things you know are right C G F It's the truth that the truth makes them so uptight E Am E Stand! All the things you want are real A E D You have you to complete, and there is no deal [Chorus] G A D Stand! Stand! Stand! G A D Stand! Stand! Stand! [Verse 2] G Cm G Stand! You've been sitting much too long C G F There's a permanent crease in your right and wrong E Am E Stand, there's a midget standing tall A E D And a giant beside him about to fall [Chorus] G A D Stand! Stand! Stand! G A D Stand! Stand! Stand! [Verse 3] G Cm G Stand! They will try to make you crawl C G F And they know what you're saying makes sense and all E Am E Stand! Don't you know that you are free A E D Well at least in your mind, if you want to be. Everybody! [Outro] G A Bm Stand! Stand!