If You Don't Step Up

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Written by Chris Purdum, Bill Mishler, and Tom Thompson

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Human goodness doesn't get very far
The Dark Ages don't seem to far from where we are
People fighting for their "sacred belief"
People dying. No one giving relief

Those that could help can only think of me, me
Rather spend time wishing for a bigger SUV
If you don't step up, do you think anybody else will?
They're too busy seeking the next thrill

We're all worried about the terrorists
Do you ever wonder why it's come to this?
We're not looking at the root cause
If we did, it might give us pause

People living in squalor and abject poverty
Paradise is the only hope they see
If you don't step up, do you think anybody else will?
They're too busy seeking the next thrill

For the triumph of ignorance and evil
All that's required is good people sitting still
If we really want freedom to ring
We the people should stand up and sing

No one makes a change if they don't try
Those that don't have no business asking why
If you don't step up, do you think anybody else will?
They're too busy seeking the next thrill

What kind of planet will we leave the kids?
Will they be proud -- or ashamed of what we did?
Will we choose war, greed, paranoia and hate?
Or heed the preacher who gave his life on a torture stake?

After all, it's really up to you and up to me
We can choose freedom or national insecurity
Yea, we must step up and have faith, knowing time will tell
If we don't step up, there's no chance in -- well

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from Resist, released May 26, 2017

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The Stragglyrs San Jose, California

Original songs featuring harmony vocals and rootsy, guitar-driven folk-rock and country rock are the hallmark of the Stragglyrs. Members are Jim Barnes on lead guitar and vocals; Bill Mishler on drums, harmonica and vocals; Chris Purdum on bass, rhythm guitar, flute and vocals; Autumn Rose on banjo and vocals; and Hank Van Buren on 6- and 12-string acoustic rhythm and lead guitar and vocals. ... more

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