No time, no time for kneeling
Wipe the dirt off your face and the pity
Wake yourself from the stupor
Carry your weight and the world
Break and break but get up
Bones might be dust, but get up
Heart in your mouth, get up
Trembling fingers in a grip
Push off the ground
Make a stand
Just get up, this is no place to fall
Nowhere is a place to fall and stay
Get up, every time, anyway.
What for? I don't know
That is why I wish to go
Further from the last place I fell
Before I'm pulled into earth's embrace
Before I'm rock and stone and dirt
Before I bear someone's feet on my person
Before I'm unmoving, paralyzed, bound
Before I'm robbed of sight and sound.
I must move, yes, but first
I must stand though my feet hurt
Weary, tired, happy, sad
It does not matter, I must stand.
I get up today so I can walk the next
And then run and maybe fly
Those wings would never grace my back
If I sunk to my knees at the first attack
So get up, rub the pain from the eyes
This step you take will earn you the skies.