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Hold Your Ground

  • (James Keelaghan)

    Somewhere inside my soul there is an echo of my youth
    Some pithy little saying that contained a grain of truth
    If patience is a virtue, persistence is its mark
    It's better light a candle than stand and curse the dark
    But if we stand together we might turn this world around
    Hold your ground

    In the corridors of power where our voice is seldom heard
    The status quo is what they want, can get it with a word
    For us it takes a thousand voices, a million angry shouts
    To notify the ship of state to bring its course about
    But if we pull together we might turn this ship around
    Hold your ground

    Oh this world is changing
    Spinning out through space and time
    Oh it's rearranging
    All the things we thought were yours and mine
    You've got to hold your ground
    Hold your ground
    Hold your ground
    Hold your ground

    Sometimes it seems the motion is strictly retrograde
    There are so many reversals of advances that you've made
    The things you thought were changing have shuddered to a halt
    The only view is forward when your back's against the wall
    But if we stand together we might turn this world around
    Hold your ground

    You've got to hold your ground
    Hold your ground
    Hold your ground
    Hold your ground

    It isn't for the faint of heart to bet when odds are long
    And neither is it easy to be right in face of wrong
    You must proceed from strength to strength although the road is rough
    And sometimes human courage just isn't quite enough
    But if we stand together we might turn this world around

    Hold your ground
    Hold your ground
    Hold your ground

    Oh this world is changing

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  • [1993:] About the fight against Canada's Meech Lake accord, part of the country's ongoing constitutional battle. [...] Sometimes it's as simple as a phrase. 'Hold your ground' suggested a whole bunch of things to me. (James Keelaghan, Sing Out 38/2)

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