Stand Up (Ferron)

there's love in the corners and love down the straight highway there's danger in the outskirts of town and in what you don't say you're either sinking or thinking the dark's your romance or a special one's shining a light on a chance that it's all very worthy to ache in the middle of the night sometimes i can't sleep i can't keep all these feelings at bay i am rage, i am sorrow and grief all alone in my way i know humor and heartbreak and people are life if i keep my eyes closed i'll be open to strife because the powers that be send their love in the middle of the night i'm gonna stand up and let myself be counted for stand up now i've got my one life and what's it to amount to if i don't learn how to love you and love myself beside you mix the gentle and proud i want to love life. the vision in the window told me -- stand up. to my mother my father my witnesses live in my jagged heart that for years has been running like fire as though that was its part from lover to cover and ocean to sky from desert to mountain and promise to lie i can say that i've prayed to forgiveness in the middle of the night i'm gonna stand up and let myself be counted for stand up now i've got my one life and what's it to amount to if i don't learn how to love you and love myself beside you mix the gentle and proud i want to love life. the vision in the window told me -- stand up. now i can see love in the woman and love in the man in myself i see how most people just ache to be good at expressing themselves and i wish i could tell you just right what i mean about the light shining down, if i'd only come clean but for now i live with myself in the middle of the night. i'm gonna stand up and let myself be counted for stand up now i've got my one life and what's it to amount to if i don't learn how to love you and love myself beside you mix the gentle and proud i want to love life. the vision in the window told me -- stand up.