'Stand and fight' is about how difficult it can be to see right from wrong when there always seems to be two sides to every argument.

Capo 4
 
               D                                  G                                  D                                A
In the leaden frost of a darkened day, through a silence clear and profound
               D                                             G                           D                 A               D
Came a breath that sang fractured roundelay, and hope fell broken all around.
 
                G                   Bm       A      G                                           Bm            Bm
To crime unholy in a veil of lies truth seems faithless and blind.
         G                                   Dsus2/F#m    A           D                                  A                D
To a life brought lowly from a careless height,   I ask for a reason to stand and fight.
 
When a discord swells to a fearful clout or a tyrant reigns undenied,
When suspicion preys on a seed of doubt, and virtue fails to conquer pride.
When a truce lies broken and replaced with strife, trust seems faithless and blind.
To a grief unspoken for a fear of spite I ask for a reason to stand and fight
 
G                      A                Bm           Em
To cleanse a blight, in defence of right,
G                      A                Bm           Em
To a crowd incite, to oppose a great might,
G                      A                Bm           Em
To a flame ignite, to answer a plight.
     D                              A                  D
I ask for a reason to stand and fight

For a worthy cause is scarce to find with a purpose noble and pure.
Asking dauntless heart, granting peace of mind, fulfillment sheltered and secure.
In a time of stories and a plague of hype, truth distorted and blind.
When fame is gloried and forbearance trite, I ask for a reason to stand and fight.
To a life brought lowly from a careless height, I ask for a reason to stand and fight