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From: Pacific Princess (Kidmagnet) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostAug-5 4:04 PM 
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From Wikipedia... read next post too :D

Meaning

Singer Michael Stipe has said of the song's meaning, "It's about making decisions and actually living your life rather than letting it happen"[6] Stipe has said of the song's origin that he and the other band members were discussing The Banana Splits, The Archies, The Monkees, and similar 1960s’ pop groups. "They threw these super bubblegummy songs at me, and I said, 'I'll raise you and see you one.' And I wrote the most inane lyrics that I could possibly write. Now, it was a very intentional thing to do that. I really like most of those songs, in fact."[7] Guitarist Peter Buck described "Stand" as "without a doubt, [...] the stupidest song we've ever written. That's not necessarily a bad thing though", comparing the song to "Louie Louie" by the Kingsmen in terms of 'stupid' lyrical content.

 

 
From: Pacific Princess (Kidmagnet) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostAug-5 4:10 PM 
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Kidmagnet said...

It's about making decisions and actually living your life rather than letting it happen"

So who did this? I mean I always thought I just let life happen but when I was in the middle of my longest work gig (well, longest so far lol) I looked back on my education and realized that everything I had done benefited my career. So planned? I don't think so but perhaps unintentionally geared. lol

Here are the lyrics which may or may not make sense to you ;)

Stand

 
Stand in the place where you live
Now face north
Think about direction, wonder why you haven't before

Now stand in the place where you work
Now face west, think about the place where you live
Wonder why you haven't before
 
If you are confused, check with the sun
Carry a compass to help you along
Your feet are going to be on the ground
Your head is there to move you around
 
So, stand in the place where you live
Now face north
Think about direction, wonder why you haven't before
Now stand in the place where you work
Now face west, think about the place where you live
Wonder why you haven't before
 
Your feet are going to be on the ground
Your head is there to move you around
If wishes were trees the trees would be falling
Listen to reason
Season is calling
 
Stand in the place where you live
Now face north
Think about direction, wonder why you haven't before
Now stand in the place where you work
Now face west, think about the place where you live
Wonder why you haven't before
 
If wishes were trees the trees would be falling
Listen to reason
Reason is calling
Your feet are going to be on the ground
Your head is there to move you around
 
So stand (stand)
Now face north
Think about direction, wonder why you haven't before
Now stand (stand)
Now face west
Think about the place where you live
Wonder why you haven't
 
Stand in the place where you live
Now face north
Think about direction, wonder why you haven't before
Now stand in the place where you work
Now face west, think about the place where you live
Wonder why you haven't before
 
Stand in the place where you are (now face north)
Stand in the place where you are (now face west)
Your feet are going to be on the ground (stand in the place where you are)
Your head is there to move you around, so stand

 

 

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