Stand My Ground
Written by Jack Sundrud and Craig Bickhardt

She stands there waiting in the greyhound station
Sipping on a nickel coke
By the line that’s segregating
The whites from the colored folk

Bus pulls up, she climbs on board
Got a ticket for the ride
Some fool tries to take her seat
She sits in solemn pride
She sits in solemn pride

I’ll plant my feet against the wind
It won’t knock me down
I’ll defend what I believe in
And stand my ground
Raise my voice against the hatred
That swallows every sound
I listen only to my heart
And I will stand my ground

He walks to the edge of a few green acres
As tears begin to fall
Big dozer’s about to turn
His wheatfield to a mall
He turns around and sets his jaw
And he crosses two strong arms
Says, “Unless you want to run me down
You can’t take this farm,
No, you can’t take this farm"

I’ll plant my feet against the wind
It won’t knock me down
I’ll defend what I believe in
And stand my ground
Raise my voice against injustice
That swallows every sound
I listen only to my heart
And i will stand my ground

Thank god for everyday heroes
Who don’t give up when the odds are zero
They’re a lesson to us all
The mighty and the small
Everytime my back is to the wall…

I’ll plant my feet against the wind
So it won’t knock me down
I’ll defend what I believe in
And stand my ground
Raise my voice against injustice
That swallows every sound
I listen only to my heart
And I will stand my ground