If you are terminally cynical, aka suicidal, do not click the play button to this music video - the placement of that comma in the song title has meaning. Justin Currie wrote this after hearing that the UK was entering yet another war, and it’s full of bitter cutting cynicism. If however you have the spine, the spiritual fortitude, and the plain old moxie to pull yourself out of despair, click play, wallow in it, then cry, have a beer, stand up, shake it off and Stand again.
Currie’s lyrics are masterfully written, they construct an accurate picture that portrays most of what is wrong in our times, and this poem will certainly last the ages. It’s especially fitting in these times. So listen but don’t let the bitter take you, don’t become that paranoid and hopeless one. Never surrender.