SONG LYRICS FOR: "HANDS UP"
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Lyrics and Music: Michael Fogarty

"HANDS UP"

Verse 1
Sometimes what people say
Makes me cold as ice.
--I try to hide the pain,
Bury it deep inside. Uh-huh.
All that I can see
Is what's comin' down on me, yeah;
-Those bad feelings keep on growin'
'Til they really have a hold on me.

Verse 2
My mind goes 'round and 'round,
Fast as a hurricane,-
Reliving all those hard feelings over again.
[Over and over, and over again.]
Always pointing the finger,
Never taking the blame,
[No, never.] no, no. [Taking the blame.]
I am the accuser, jury and the judge,
But I'll be the loser if I hold on to this grudge.

Chorus 1
Hands up, that's enough,
It's time to surrender;
Can't keep holding on to the past.
Hands up, that's enough,
It's time to surrender.
Got to get on with my life at last.

Verse 3
"Time can heal all wounds,"
I've heard people say.
[I heard some people say.]
Waited so long,
But the pain didn't go away.
[Oh no, no, no, no, no.]
Each moment contemplating
Only brought more pain.
-The more I thought about it,
The more I'd get upset,
'Til God's Love reached down
And helped me forgive and forget.

Chorus 2
Hands up, that's enough,
It's time to surrender;
Can't keep holding on to the past.
Hands up, that's enough,
It's time [It's time to ...]

Bridge
Let go of those grudges that clutter up your mind.
Let go of those feelings [feelings]
That try to hold you back in time.

Music break: -----

Verse 4
Everyone has problems
That come around.-
Let's rise above them,
Don't let them bring us down.
--Let's use each past mistake
As a stepping stone.-
Got to forget all the bad times
You think that you've been wronged;
Forgive everybody
You've been blaming for so long.

Chorus 3
Hands up, that's enough,
It's time to surrender;
Can't keep holding on to the past.
Hands up, that's enough,
It's time to surrender.
Got to get on with your life at last.

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Hands up!
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Hands up! -
Time to surrender.
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Hands up!
Time to surrender.
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Hands up!

 

"HANDS UP" (with chords)

Intro: (Bm7)-(Gsus2)-(Asus2)-(Bm)-(Gsus2)-(Asus2)[Repeat]

Verse 1
(Bm7)Sometimes what (Gsus2)people (Asus2)say
Makes me cold as (Bm7)ice.
(Gsus2)-(A)-(Bm7)I try to (Gsus2)hide the (Asus2)pain,
Bury it deep in(Bm7)side. (Gsus2)Uh-(Asus2)huh.
(Bm7)All that (Gsus2)I can (Asus2)see
Is what's comin' down on (Bm7)me, yeah;
(Gsus2)-(A)Those bad (Em7)feelings keep on (Dsus2/F#)growin'
'Til they (Em)really (Dsus2/F#)have a (G/C)hold (Gm6/Bb)on (Bm)me.

Verse 2
(Bm7)My mind goes (Gsus2)'round and (Asus2)'round,
Fast as a hurri(Bm7)cane,(Gsus2)-(Asus2)
(Bm7)Reliving (Gsus2)all those (Asus2)hard feelings over a(Bm7)gain.
[Over and (Gsus2)over, (Asus2)and over a(Bm7)gain.]
(Bm7)Always (Gsus2)pointing the (Asus2)finger,
Never taking the (Bm7)blame,
[No, never.] (Gsus2)no, (Asus2)no. [Taking the blame.]
(Em7)I am the ac(Dsus2/F#)cuser, (Gsus2)jury and the (Asus2)judge,
(Em7)But I'll be the (Dsus2/F#)loser if I (A9)hold on to this grudge.

Chorus 1
(Gm6/Bb)Hands (Bm7)up, that's e(A)nough,
It's (D)time to sur(Gmaj7)render;
(Em7)Can't keep (Dsus2/F#)holding on (Gmaj7)to the (A)past.
(Gm6/Bb)Hands (Bm)up, that's e(A)nough,
It's (D)time to sur(Gmaj7)render.
Got to (Em7)get on with my (G/A)life at last.

(Bm7)-(Gsus2)-(Asus2)-(Bm7)-(Gsus2)-(Asus2)

Verse 3
(Bm7)"Time can (Gsus2)heal all (Asus2)wounds,"
I've heard people (Bm7)say.
[I (Gsus2)heard some (Asus2)people say.]
(Bm7)Waited so (Gsus2)long,
But the (Asus2)pain didn't go a(Bm7)way.
[Oh (Gsus2)no, (Asus2)no, no, no, no.]
(Bm7)Each moment (Gsus2)contem(Asus2)plating
Only brought more (Bm7)pain.
(Gsus2)-(Asus2)The (Em7)more I thought (Dsus2/F#)about it,
The (Gsus2)more I'd get up(Asus2)set,
(Em7)'Til God's Love reached (Dsus2/F#)down
And helped me (A9)forgive and forget.

Chorus 2
(Gm6/Bb)Hands (Bm)up, that's e(A)nough,
It's (D)time to sur(Gmaj7)render;
(Em7)Can't keep (Dsus2/F#)holding on (Gmaj7)to the (A)past.
(Gm6/Bb)Hands (Bm)up, that's e(G)nough,
It's (D)time [It's (Bm7)time to ...]

Bridge
(F#m7)Let go of those grudges that (Bm7)clutter up your mind.
(F#m7)Let go of those feelings [feelings]
That (Gmaj7)try to hold you (G/A)back in time.(Gm6/Bb)

Music break: (Bm7)-(Gsus2)-(A6)-(Bm7)-(Gsus2)-(A9)

Verse 4
(Bm9)Everyone has problems
That (A9)come a(Bm7)round.(Gsus2)-(Asus2)
(Bm7)Let's rise a(Gsus2)bove them,
(Asus2)Don't let them bring us (Bm7)down.
(Gsus2)-(Asus2)-(Bm7)Let's use each (Gsus2)past mis(Asus2)take
As a stepping (Bm7)stone.(Gsus2)-(Asus2)
Got to (Em7)forget all the (Dsus2/F#)bad times
You (Gsus2)think that you've been (Asus2)wronged;
(Em7)Forgive every(Dsus2/F#)body
You've been (Gmaj7/A)blaming for so long.

Chorus 3
(Gm6/Bb)Hands (Bm)up, that's e(A)nough,
It's (D)time to sur(Gmaj7)render;
(Em7)Can't keep (Dsus2/F#)holding on (Gmaj7)to the (A)past.
(Gm6/Bb)Hands (Bm)up, that's e(A)nough,
It's (D)time to sur(Gmaj7)render.
Got to (Em7)get on with your (G/A)life at last.

(Dm)-(G7)-(Dm)-(C)-(G7)
Hands (Dm)up!
(G7)-(C)-(G7/B)-(G7)
(A7)Hands (Dm)up! (G7)-(Dm)
Time to sur(C)render.(G7)
(Dm)-(G7)-(C)-(G7/B)-(G7)
(A7)Hands (Dm)up! (G7)
(Dm)Time to sur(C)render.
(G7)-(Dm)-(G7)-(C)-(G7/B)-(G7)
(A7)Hands (Dm)up!
(G7)-(Dm)-(C)-(G7/B)-(Dm)

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