Devin Townsend Wikia
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"Stand" is the second song from the Devin Townsend Project album Deconstruction, released in 2011.

It was feature previously in a D'addario promo video called "Unleashed." The "Unleashed" promo had also featured parts of "Heart Baby." "It is referenced lyrically at the end of "Poltergeist" and musically in "Watch You."

Song Credits[]

  • Words and music: Devin Townsend
  • Drums: Ryan Van Poederooyen
  • Guest vocals: Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth)

Appearances[]

  • Deconstruction (original studio recording)
  • Contain Us (remastered original studio recording, demo)
  • By a Thread (live recording)
  • Unleashed (live recording)

Versions[]

Stand[]

The original album version. The exact recording, remastered, is republished as part of Contain Us. It proceeds directly out of "Praise the Lowered" by fading in under a keyboard pad, and immediately into "Juular."

Unleashed[]

A promo video with D'addario that included Stand and Heart Baby

Stand (Demo)[]

Available in the Contain Us bonus audio content.

Stand (Live)[]

Available on the By a Thread box set, it features in the Deconstruction night.

Lyrics[]

    Some may sever
    Some may never...
    Some may take their needs then go...
    Some find heaven,
    ...In sevens and elevens
    Some may chase the even flow.
    But some may never…some may never even know.
    
    Some may leave us
    …Take us or leave us.
    Some must face their fears to grow.
    Some mind heaven,
    ...Through sevens and elevens
    Some must taste their heathen glow.
    But some may never,
    Some of you will never even know…
    
    ...Ready?
    
    I'VE COME FACE TO FACE WITH MYSELF, MAN.
    SANCTIFY THE EARLY LIGHT JUST LIKE THE OLD MAN CAN, BOY!
    CHANGE THE WORLD?? YOU BETTER CHANGE YOURSELF MAN, BOY…MAN
    CHALLENGE THE MIND TO BE MORE LIKE THE ROLLING OCEAN MAN!
    
    And BURN! BURN!!!
    
    Thou now behold us: The souls of those who anger overcame
    
    SOME FIND JESUS
    SOME MAY NEVER EVEN STAND!!!
    STAND!
    
    I WILL NOT, I WILL NOT GO!
    (I want to know why we are metal…)
    I WILL LET, I WILL LET GO!
    I I I I I (harmony, harmony…walk to war)
    
    I STAND!!! STAND!!!
    I WILL LET GO! I WILL GO!!!
    
    I fall now… I'm letting go.
    I call tonight, I'm letting go.
    I crawl…but now, I'm letting go.
    I fall tonight…I'm letting go...
    I'm letting go
    (I will let go babe…)
    
    To thine own selves be true…show me
    I'm not afraid... I know myself…
    SHOW YOURSELF!!
    
    Do not pretend to know…there's NEVER a time but now
    And I will never back down…DO YOU HEAR ME ?!?!?
    
    I STAND!!! STAND!!!
    (no more hate, no more hate!!!)
    STAND!!!
    
    I WILL NOT, I WILL NOT GO!!!
    (I want to know why we are metal…)
    I WILL LET, I WILL LET GO!
    
    FALL OUT, THEN FALL BACK IN LINE…SHUT IT!!
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