Just Stand Up!!! ~ To Breast Cancer   Leave a comment


Let’s go back in time for a minute. September 5, 2008. Does it ring a bell? Probably not for most people. Look at the list below of female musical artists, maybe this will help jog your memory:

Mariah Carey, Beyoncé Knowles, Rihanna, Fergie, Carrie Underwood, Miley Cyrus, Carrie Underwood, Mary J. Blige, Sheryl Crow, Fergie, Ashanti, LeAnn Rimes, Nata sha Bedingfield.

Still not sure? On this date there was an An All-Star Charity Single broadcasted on television called – JUST STAND UP TO CANCER. All of these women came together for a cause. With their collective voices a message was sent out that was loud and clear. These are the strong and extremely powerful lyrics sung that night with a subtext of feminism shining through. It is not only in the lyrics, but also in the actions of these talented women. It is the empowerment of the women, the coming together and asking for help for those who can’t speak. It is a message not to give up on yourself and to remember, “Don’t you know…You can go…Be your own miracle.”

A positive message sent out from women to women. And let’s not forget who wrote the song, Miley Cyrus, a female artist.

My grandmother was struck with breast cancer when she was 52 years old. I was only a child and could not understand the severity of the disease. It spread like wild fire through her body and 6 months later she was gone. As an adult, I spread the word of the importance of breast exams to my friends and follow my own advice. The cause is a good one and the women who brought it up to the public with their beautiful voices need to be commended on a job well done!

Beyoncé: The heart is stronger Than you think It’s like it can go Through anything And even when you think It can’t it finds a way To still push on Though

Carrie Underwood: Sometimes You want to run away Ain’t got the patience For the pain And if you Don’t believe it Look into Your heart The beat goes on

Rihanna: I’m tellin’ you Rihanna/Miley Cyrus: Things get better Through whatever

Rihanna: If you fall Dust it off Don’t let up

Sheryl Crow: Don’t you know You can go Be your own miracle

Beyoncé: You need to know

Chorus (Sheryl Crow): If the mind Keeps thinking You’ve had enough But the heart Keeps telling you Don’t give up

Sheryl Crow/Beyoncé: Who are we to be Questioning & Wondering what is what Don’t give up Through it all Just stand up

Fergie: It’s like We all have better days Problems getting all up In your face

Leona Lewis: Just because You go through it

Fergie: Don’t mean it got To take control, no

Leona Lewis: You ain’t gotta find No hiding place

Keyshia Cole: Because the heart Can beat the hate

Leona Lewis: Don’t wanna Let your mind Keep playin’ you

Keyshia Cole: And sayin’ you Can’t go on

Rihanna: I’m tellin’ you that

Miley Cyrus: Things get better Through whatever

Rihanna: If you fall

Miley Cyrus: Dust if off Don’t let up

LeAnn Rimes: Don’t you know you

Natasha Bedingfield: You can go

LeAnn Rimes: Be your own

Natasha Bedingfield: Miracle

Carrie Underwood: You need to know

(Chorus-All) If the mind Keeps thinking You’ve had enough But the heart Keeps telling you Don’t give up

Mary J. Blige: You don’t gotta be A prisoner In your mind

Ciara: If you fall Dust it off

Mary J. Blige: You can live your life

Rihanna/Carrie Underwood: Yeah

Mary J. Blige: Let your heart Be your guide

Rihanna/Carrie: Yeah, yeah, yeah

Mariah Carey: And you will know That you’re good If you trust in the good

Ashanti: Everything Will be alright, yeah Light up the dark If you follow your heart

Mary J. Blige: And it will get better

Mariah Carey: Through whatever

(Chorus-All) If the mind Keeps thinking You’ve had enough But the heart Keeps telling you Don’t give up

Fergie: You got it in you Find it within You got in now Find it within now You got in you Find it within You got in now Find it within now You got in you Find it within Find it within you Find it within Through it all Just stand up!

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