Stand (Poison song)

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Single by Poison
from the album Native Tongue
B-side Whip Comes Down, Native Tongue/Scream
Released January 4, 1993
Recorded 1993
Label Capitol
Producer(s) Richie Zito
Poison singles chronology
"So Tell Me Why"
(December 1, 1991)
(January 4, 1993)
"Until You Suffer Some (Fire and Ice)"
(March 28, 1993)

"Stand" is a song by American band Poison, it was the 1st single from their 1993 Native Tongue album. The song reached number 15 on the Mainstream rock chart, #35 on the top 40 mainstream chart and #50 on the Billboard Hot 100.[1] The song also charted at number 25 on the UK Singles chart,[2] it was also the first Poison single and music video to feature lead guitarist Richie Kotzen. The song is in the similar musical vein as the bands US Billboard #1 single "Every Rose Has Its Thorn", in that it has a country rock vibe, except this song is not a ballad and fuses elements of gospel music; "Stand" includes the Los Angeles First A.M.E. Church choir on backing vocals.

The single's B-side, When The Whip Comes Down, hasn't featured on any Poison album to date.

This is the only song released by the band not featuring the classic lineup that is still performed by the band in concert, however the song is performed relatively irregularly.

An acoustic version of the song appears as a bonus track on the Japanese release of Richie Kotzen's Acoustic Cuts. It features different lyrics and an additional verse.


"Stand" is on the following albums.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1993-94) Peak
Swiss Music Charts 39
UK Singles Chart 25
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 50
U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 15


  1. ^ "Allmusic (Poison charts and awards) Billboard singles". 
  2. ^ "Poison chart stats". Archived from the original on 2012-07-31. 

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