Randy Stonehill Album: Return To Paradise Track: Stand Like Steel
Stand Like Steel Lyrics
Martin Luther King in Alabama Faced a howling mob with just a Bible in his hand He could hear the distant thunder He knew his days were numbered But he believed in freedom And so he never ran
He said You've got to stand Stand like steel And carry your cross through the fire That's part of the deal You've got to stand Stand like steel Nobody ever promised a garden of roses Nobody gets to heaven without a fight That's right Stand like steel
A South African named Stephen Biko Spoke against Apartheid And the tyrants in his land They locked him up to their own disgrace But he told the truth as they slapped his face He said, "You can take my life But there'll be someone to take my place"
Now we all must fight our private battles To tear away this darkness That enslaves us from our birth It takes more than guts To be strong enough It's an act of faith in the power of love And we dare not talk of freedom Until we're free from our own curse